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Exhibitions Are Entertainment

Exhibitions Are Entertainment

  The off-season being longer starting this season, the players have time to make a little extra money by taking part in exhibition matches and events. Here is not the time to agree or disagree with it, but to have a little laugh at some funny moments that happened during two of them, both involving […]

Andy Roddick Is Retiring: Tribute To ...

Andy Roddick Is Retiring: Tribute To A Colourful And Outspoken Player (with many videos)

    At Wimbledon, many questioned why Andy Roddick made the gesture he made when he left the court, after losing to David Ferrer. Of course, rumours of retirement were quick to appear, but I remember writing that we should never retire a player until he is ready to do so himself.   Yesterday, Andy […]

An Unwanted Guest Spoils Day 2

An Unwanted Guest Spoils Day 2

    At many a party, there is someone who comes and crashes the whole thing for a spell. Wimbledon is no different and today, the unwanted guest was, as always, the rain, which delayed the start of the matches by more than an hour on the outside courts, then stopped them for three full […]

Weekly Roll Of Honour

Weekly Roll Of Honour

  There were four ATP250 tournaments this week, as well as a few Challenger Tour events and going back on all of them would take considerable time. For this reason, I will stop on a few players who, to me, marked the week for a reason or another.

Utter Shock

Utter Shock

    I will not say “Lukas who?” as I’ve read in some places. I know well who Lukas Rosol is. Some data: Rosol was nearly triple bageled by Philipp Petzschner in Melbourne earlier this year and, up until this year, had never won a match in Wimbledon. In fact, he had lost in the […]

A First And Salvation On Grass

A First And Salvation On Grass

  Before jumping head first into Wimbledon, its draw, and everything surrounding the most traditional tournament of the season, the last two warm-up grass tournaments concluded today with two happy winners, although for different reasons. One of them realized a first in the ATP this season, and the other found salvation on one of his […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s In An Exo?

What’s In An Exo?

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”   So wrote Shakespeare in Romeo And Juliet. Right now, the tennis version of this question should really be, “What’s in an exo?” Is there anything more to results in an exhibition match than there really is? […]

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 […]

Miami Surprises

Miami Surprises

The Sony Ericsson Open will end in a few hours with a men’s final that isn’t all too strange for us: a meeting between no 4 Andy Murray and no 1 Novak Djokovic. However, there have been a few surprises throughout the tournament, even though the final will oppose two of the four best players […]

Indian Wells – Between Virus An...

Indian Wells – Between Virus And Doubles Drama

There is a virulent stomach virus going on in Indian Wells at the moment, which caused the pull-out and the retirement of many players, but also affects everyone there: players, linesmen, ball kids, journalists. No one is safe and we saw again retirements and pull-outs because of it yesterday, among which the 2010 French Open […]

Indian Wells – Did I Really Say...

Indian Wells – Did I Really Say “Without Surprises”?

The joy of tennis is when the time comes and you make absolutely wrong predictions. The less fun part of it is when it happens at the expense of a favourite. You can try and be as neutral as you can but it’s sometimes just too much (and if you follow me on Twitter, you […]

Indian Wells – In Come The Big ...

Indian Wells – In Come The Big Guns

After two days of action without TV, the second round of the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) starts today with not only the coming into action of the big guns but also, yes, TV broadcast!   About time, as we missed quite a lot of drama and many good matches over the last two days, […]

Indian Wells 2012 – Preview

Indian Wells 2012 – Preview

The 2012 Masters 1000 season is starting today with the beginning of the main draw action in the desert of Indian Wells, and if the main draw provides us as many surprises and drama as the qualifications have, we are in for a spectacular event. The draw, of course, helps making sure that drama we […]

This Week In A Few Names

This Week In A Few Names

I got back from three wonderful weeks in Argentina yesterday, including the best tournament I’ve ever attended/covered, but this doesn’t mean that Copa Claro notwithstanding, I haven’t followed, at least a little, what has been going on in the tennis world. Of course, I followed mostly the tournaments of Acapulco and Dubaï, albeit via scoreboard […]

Australian Open – Day 6 Wrap-Up: Grit...

Australian Open – Day 6 Wrap-Up: Grit, Heart, And A Huge Surprise

If Novak Djokovic (1), Andy Murray (4), David Ferrer (5), and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) more or less cruised through their respective matches to make it to the last 16, the sixth day of action at the Australian Open brought us a big surprise with the demise of Gaël Monfils (14), and another one with the ease with which Richard Gasquet (17) […]

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 – Matches To Follow (...

Australian Open – Matches To Follow (Day 4)

The fourth day of action of the Australian Open will start shortly. There are quite a few potentially good matches to follow again today and I will then give all my attention (or most of it) to the following (plus Andy Murray’s match, but that is just the fan speaking):

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