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Tennis Is Getting Ready For The Games

Tennis Is Getting Ready For The Games

    The miracle rejuvenating grass cure undergone by the Wimbledon groundsman, Neil Stubley, and his team worked wonders: the courts are now completely back to pre-Wimbledon green, save a few patches on Centre Court.

¡Chau, Feña!

¡Chau, Feña!

In the first round, there were three must-see matches: the return of Alisa Kleybanova, back after 10 months as she fought and won her battle against cancer, the return of Venus Williams, who hadn’t played since last year’s US Open, as she had been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, and what ended up being Fernando González’s last […]

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 […]

Copa Claro – For The Last Time ...

Copa Claro – For The Last Time (On Clay), Feña

It was an emotional Friday night on the Centre Court of the BALTC, as not only did one of the most loved athletes of Argentina, Gabriela Sabatini, received her golden ring from the Tennis Hall of Fame (she has been inducted in 2006 and this was yet another distinction), but this special presentation was also […]

Goodbye, Chucho!

Goodbye, Chucho!

In the wake of the 2012 Copa Claro, Argentine tennis player José “Chucho” Acasuso met with the press on Thursday to officially announce his retirement from professional tennis.   If the 29-year-old’s announcement didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, it was nevertheless a very emotional moment for all of those present in the fully […]

Copa Claro – So Long, Juampi (A...

Copa Claro – So Long, Juampi (And Other Tidbits From The Qualifications)

The second day of qualification action at the Copa Claro started under the rain, which caused the postponing of the beginning of the day to noon instead of 11 AM. The rain also came to visit us for a bit during the afternoon. On a personal front, this caused me to look like a lobster, […]

Gonzo Announces His Retirement

Gonzo Announces His Retirement

A couple of months ago, responding to rumours spread by various news sites, he said that when the time came for him to announce his retirement from tennis, he would do it himself and on his own terms. That time came today, as Fernando González announced his retirement due to ongoing physical issues today. The […]

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!

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