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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.