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The Future Of The Game (Junior French...

The Future Of The Game (Junior French Open)

I admit it without shame: as much as I like the pro event in the Grand Slams, it’s the Junior part that ends up having me complaining about the lack of coverage. I think that, if you’ve been reading me for a while, you know that I almost more like discovering new talents than watching […]

Underestimated?

Underestimated?

There are some players who, despite their ranking, are often overlooked (sometimes even by major tournament organizers). They may not be the most flamboyant, or the most talented, but they are among the elite at what they are doing and they deserve the credit they are due.

The Man Of The Many Records

The Man Of The Many Records

  There’s this saying in French that applies very well to this post: à tout seigneur, tout honneur. I wanted to talk about those veterans that, in view of first-round losses, were pushed to retirement by fans and some media alike, but the one veteran that captured everyone’s attention, today, is Roger Federer. Not talking […]

A Chat With Paola Suárez: Renewed Fit...

A Chat With Paola Suárez: Renewed Fitness And Argentina’s Next Generations

  By Sebastián Capristo   On her comeback tour right at the mythical Roland Garros, where she enjoyed glory four times with her historical partner Virginia Ruano Pascual, Paola Suárez is peaking and her confidence, visible.

It Was Close But Was Not To Be (This ...

It Was Close But Was Not To Be (This Time, At Least)

  Today was the first day of the French Open. Of course, we could talk at length about Juan Martín del Potro’s knee issues (and I am of those who are quite preoccupied by it), or by Andy Roddick losing to Nicolas Mahut (no, Roddick is not finished, yes, he’s still upset when he loses, […]

First Round Matches (And Players) To ...

First Round Matches (And Players) To Follow (Sunday)

  I think that, more often than not, it’s pretty obvious this blog doesn’t necessarily keep watch on the top players, although it ends up doing so during bigger events, as they are the ones who usually reach the furthest stages of them. That’s why we rejoice in the first rounds of Grand Slams, for […]

Eight Men, One Woman, Same Fate: Toug...

Eight Men, One Woman, Same Fate: Tough Draw

    The French Open is starting tomorrow, and with the draw coming out yesterday, the first thing I noticed was how bad the draw was for the Argentinean players. Well, the same can be said about the Colombians, as there are two in the main draw (Santiago Giraldo and Alejandro Falla) and the draw […]

Confidence Restored?

Confidence Restored?

I remember writing it last year: there is not one challenge that Rafael Nadal sets himself that he doesn’t overcome. His challenge, since April 2011, but especially since Rome 2011, has been to finally overcome Novak Djokovic. Credit to the Serbian for denting so the confidence of such a mental giant as Nadal. It takes […]

German Hail, Italian Whine, Nice Rain...

German Hail, Italian Whine, Nice Rained Out

It is safe to say that today has been one of the freakiest days of the season so far, as the day in every tournament on schedule has seen matches postponed due to the weather conditions. If, in Düsseldorf, it was only the end of the last match of the day (the doubles match between […]

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