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It’s In The Head

It’s In The Head

  The impression left by the first ATP World Tour Finals (WTF) singles semi-final is that if tennis is a physical sport (and we know it is), it is even more of a mental one. It is something I have always known, of course, but somehow, it seemed even more so during the match opposing […]

The Slighted One(s)

The Slighted One(s)

  There are times when one wonders why some players have great standing but are always slighted. When I was writing about the bizarre ATP World Tour Finals (WTF) schedule, yesterday, I never thought that what I thought might happen would, indeed, happen.   Once again, one of the best players in the world was […]

Bizarre Scheduling In London

Bizarre Scheduling In London

  The ATP World Tour Finals are in full swing and if there is something that can be said, it is that the last two days of the round robin have a pretty peculiar scheduling, especially as far as the singles are concerned.   In Group A, it is a little less obvious, as there […]

ATP World Tour Finals – The Eig...

ATP World Tour Finals – The Eight Singles Players Are Known

  The round-of-16 of the BNP Paribas Masters put an end to the Race to determine which players will take part in the ATP World Tour Finals (WTF), which start next Monday in London.   By defeating Nicolás Almagro 7-6(4) 7-6(3), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ended the last possibility for him or Janko Tipsarevic not to enter […]

ATP World Tour Finals – The Day...

ATP World Tour Finals – The Day Of The Legends

It was the day of the legends at the ATP World Tour Finals today. Two greats of the sport reached important title milestones, in both singles and doubles, and Roger Federer and Daniel Nestor, in their own ways, made this last day pretty memorable.

ATP World Tour Finals – I Blame...

ATP World Tour Finals – I Blame The Shirt

This was a really easy joke to make, because I seriously don’t blame the shirt (still, what’s gotten into the Lotto people’s heads is beyond my comprehension). As a matter of fact, the decisive match between David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych left me with a big question: what the heck happened?

ATP World Tour Finals – Little ...

ATP World Tour Finals – Little Giant (Killer)

He was the most underestimated player coming into this year’s ATP World Tour Finals (he actually probably is the most underestimated player at any moment). Last year, at his first participation to the year-end tournament since 2007, he hasn’t won any match. This year, he’s ensured to finish on top of his group, with two […]

ATP World Tour Finals – Master ...

ATP World Tour Finals – Master Class

When Roger Federer steps onto a court with that killer look in his eyes, the opponent better be on his best behaviour, and with his best serve behaviour. The latter is what badly failed Rafael Nadal today, as Federer gave him an hour long 6-3 6-0 beatdown. The tennis shown by the Swiss was light […]

ATP World Tour Finals – The For...

ATP World Tour Finals – The Forehand Gone Away

This is what I remember the most of the second and last singles match of the day, in which World no 1 Novak Djokovic recovered from a slow start and ended up defeating no 7 Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) in almost three hours of very, very intense tennis. The match really got me riveted […]

ATP World Tour Finals – The Gre...

ATP World Tour Finals – The Great Class Of David Ferrer

It was a better match than both of yesterday’s singles combined. A great effort from the two players opposing each other, a great performance by World no 5 David Ferrer, who defeated an ailing Andy Murray in straight sets, 6-4 7-5. Ailing, Murray was, but that was only emphasized by the tremendous level of play […]

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

One of the highlights of the pre-ATP World Tour Finals tournament is most definitely the gala that takes place a few days before the action takes off. And we better take advantage of those images because next year, we will not have much of a chance to see the eight (well, make this 24 with […]

ATP World Tour Finals – The Gro...

ATP World Tour Finals – The Groups Are Known

The draws for the ATP World Tour Finals have been made a few moments ago and we’d be hard put to say that one of the groups is stronger than the other, as it’s really, very even.   For the first time, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will have the chance to square off in […]





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