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Opinion – First And Last Word O...

Nadal

The Wimbledon seeds came out yesterday, and to say that there have been upset people is an understatement. Why were some people upset? Because the tournament did not boost Rafael Nadal to being fourth seed, deciding to apply their formula to all the players. Before I go in depth as to why respecting the formula […]

Review – The Bad Boy With A Ten...

Connors-Book

Now that the French Open is behind us, it is time to give you my long overdue review of Jimmy Connors’ book, The Outsider, which I read from cover to cover with an absolute delight, without having checked anything about it beforehand in mass media, which is something I strongly recommend you do. Why? Because the […]

Explaining The Silence

Explaining The Silence

Greetings to all of you, faithful readers of Running Forehand! You probably wonder about my lengthy absence, as I haven’t posted anything since February, and I know you don’t all follow me on Twitter. First, I would like to apologise for that long blogging silence, and explain why this site has not been updated for the […]

Career Firsts

Photo: Hans Ruhle Fotografia for BATennis.com

  Since last week, a few career firsts have been reached, and two of them were pretty uncommon, as they happened to veterans.

Like A Dream

Horacio Zeballos

  On Sunday, many were those who thought that Rafael Nadal, who was coming back from a seven-month injury layoff due to his recurrent knee issues, would make short work of Horacio Zeballos in the VTR Open final.   However, it was clear from the beginning that the Argentine had taken the court with absolutely […]

Still Undefeated In The First Round

Team Argentina celebrating

  Argentina came back into the World Group 11 years ago. Since then, they had not lost a single tie in the first round. Saturday, they were aiming to close out the tie against Germany and keep this perfect record.   With the injury to Philipp Kohlschreiber, who was present at the match, Carsten Arriens […]

One Step Away From The Dream

Frank Dancevic

  Canada caused, without a doubt, the biggest surprise of the first day of the Davis Cup. If Spain came with a team deprived of its best elements, it remained the favourite, as all of their players, at least in singles, were higher-ranked than all of the local players, with the exception of Milos Raonic.

The Gladiator

Carlos Berlocq

  It was a hot, scorching day. The rains that were forecast finally did not fall, leaving the air hot and heavy.   Such were the conditions in which Carlos Berlocq and Philipp Kohlschreiber took the court. The weather in Buenos Aires has been very hot all week, and the strategy, for Charly and captain […]

An Act Of Courage In An Unfair Situat...

An Act Of Courage In An Unfair Situation

  “I decided to speak because I am simply shocked… sport is growing in Chile, Santiago 2014 [NDLR: the South American Games] is coming and, starting with this great event, many more things. However, in my opinion, the authorities continue privileging the ‘looking good’ rather than really watching over the athletes.”   Thus starts a […]

Opinion – Apparently, Another G...

Andy Murray

  I do not wish to come back on the Australian Open final strictly in terms of analysis, and this for a simple reason: there would not be much to say but the usual clichés.   This said, I would like to sincerely congratulate Novak Djokovic on a very deserved sixth major, fourth Australian Open […]

Ready To Suffer

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

  The Australian Open men’s singles final will be the stage of the 18th meeting between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who have met seven times out of those previous 17 in 2012 only. Most of those seven meeting were long, gruelling matches, often going to the limit, not only in the number of sets, […]

Golden Era

Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan

  There is very little doubt it people’s minds that men’s tennis is currently in a golden era. When the men’s game has the best player of all times in Roger Federer, and the best clay court player of all times in Rafael Nadal, it is very difficult to think otherwise, especially since those two […]

Australian Open – Seven Familiar Face...

Jérémy Chardy

  The first semi-finalists of the Australian Open 2013 are known and if it is without surprise that Novak Djokovic almost “routined” Tomaš Berdych, with the exception of a dropped second set (6-1 4-6 6-1 6-4), David Ferrer has been led a more than merry chase by Nicolás Almagro, who not once, but three times […]

Australian Open – Seven Familia...

Nicolás Almagro

  The quarter-final matchups are now set for the 2013 Australian Open. From the 128 who started the main draw event a bit over a week ago, eight remain, and only one will be standing as the winner next Sunday.   If seven of the eight quarter-finalists are familiar faces, one of them is, without […]

Australian Open – Crushing

Photo: Getty Images via Zimbio

  Playing the match of your life and winning it is an exhilarating feeling. Ask Lukas Rosol or Jérémy Chardy about it. On the other hand, playing the match of your life, keeping things close for five hours and coming within reach of the biggest upset of your career, only to be denied, is crushing. […]

Australian Open – Day 5 Results...

Gilles Simon, Gaël Monfils

  The first week of the Australian Open is now a thing of the past and we had to wait until Day 6 to get the first huge surprise of the men’s singles draw.

Australian Open – Day 4 Roundup

Photo: AP/Tennis Australia, Fiona Hamilton

  It was a hot scorching day at Melbourne Park and with temperatures that reached 41°C, four matches (out of 16) went to the limit of five sets, one of which having for result a player getting back to the locker room, having a full body cramp, and ending up on a stretcher with an […]

Australian Open – Day 3 Roundup

Photo: AP

  First of all, I would like to apologise for not having done a roundup of Day 2. I will not say “It won’t happen again” because it is always possible that it will happen again before the end of the Australian Open.   Nevertheless, some very interesting things happened in the second day, including […]

Australian Open – Breaking Down Diffe...

Photo: AP

  Before the start of Day 1, I previewed what would be the heartbreak matches, and the popcorn encounters, of the top half, which started the tournament. I will repeat the exercise today, just before Day 2 begins. However, considering my prediction record for the first day, I will (try  to) refrain from making any.

Australian Open – Day 1 Roundup

Mikhail Youzhny

  It was an eventful first day at the Australian Open, where no less than 10 matches went to the limit of five sets, one seed fell, others trembled, and we already had our first (very) late night finish.   Let’s recap some of the day’s events.

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