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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 […]

Mixed Fortunes For The Brits

Mixed Fortunes For The Brits

    One celebrated the biggest accomplishment of her young career, while the other tasted a bit of very sour medicine. One saved four match points, while the other lost five. The last day of the Asian Swing brought mixed fortunes for the British players.

The Golden Summer Of British Tennis

The Golden Summer Of British Tennis

  It all started in Wimbledon, where Liverpool native Jonathan Marray, along with Danish partner Frederik Nielsen, became the first Brit to win a Grand Slam doubles title in 76 years. Just the day before that historic win, Andy Murray had become the first since Bunny Austin in 1938 to reach the Wimbledon final.

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, […]

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 […]

Sometimes The End Is Just The Beginni...

Sometimes The End Is Just The Beginning

The second round of the Australian Open finished as the sun was slowly rising over my home, on the sad note of Andy Roddick’s retirement during his match with Lleyton Hewitt. Despite the excitement, despair, rage, exhilaration, and all the other feelings that this second round has brought me over the last two days, I […]

Australian Open – A Player To D...

Australian Open – A Player To Discover

At every Grand Slam, there are surprises, players to discover or rediscover, veterans getting a second wind, and youngsters who are pushing to make a name for themselves on both Tours. One of them is a young woman who is not known except by those who have been following juniors for quite some time and […]

Australian Open – Matches To Follow (...

Australian Open – Matches To Follow (Day 2)

The second day is close to starting in Melbourne and as I did yesterday, here are the matches that I will watch or, at least, follow as closely as possible if they can’t be seen:

Can We Have An Injury Time Off, Pleas...

Can We Have An Injury Time Off, Please?

I don’t really like getting back on the topic, but circumstances are quite forcing me to do so. The season is a week old and, at this hour, we’ve had, ATP and WTA combined and qualifications included, close to 20 retirements or walkovers, and even those who do not usually pull out do!

Not Off To A Good Start (And News, Wi...

Not Off To A Good Start (And News, Wishes, And So On)

The new tennis season has just started on the ATP Tour with the beginning of the Brisbane International qualifications (it has started last night/at dawn in the WTA), although for the last two days, we were spoiled, as we have been every year since 2008, with the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, a six-player exhibition held […]

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