The first week of the Australian Open is now a thing of the past and we had to wait until Day 6 to get the first huge surprise of the men’s singles draw.
It was a hot scorching day at Melbourne Park and with temperatures that reached 41°C, four matches (out of 16) went to the limit of five sets, one of which having for result a player getting back to the locker room, having a full body cramp, and ending up on a stretcher with an […]
Just like I did with the Wimbledon draw last year, and since I’m a little tired of conventional draw breaking and of the focus on the top guns, I will do something a little different once more. From the young guns to watch to the veterans who haven’t said their last word, with […]
Yesterday, Federico Delbonis won his first career Masters 1000 main draw match, a resounding 6-3 6-2 win over World no 39 Albert Ramos. Playing only his second Masters 1000 main draw (the first one being in Monte Carlo), such a performance was an agreeable surprise in a tournament marred more by surface talk than by great […]
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 […]
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):
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: