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There Was Drama, But No Surprises

There Was Drama, But No Surprises

  Due to the rain, most matches scheduled on Sunday did not take place, or were suspended until today, which gave a full program of tennis to go through. Mother Nature complying, it was sunny all day and almost all the matches were completed, with the exception of a few doubles matches that were suspended […]

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.

Wimbledon – First Round Heart-B...

Wimbledon – First Round Heart-Breakers (1)

  The Wimbledon main draw that came out yesterday gives me a golden opportunity to think outside the box and offer a few words about the first round matches that promise to be difficult, not so much in terms of possible match duration rather than because of the identity opponents for each of them.   […]

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 […]

Toe To Toe

Toe To Toe

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 […]

Davis Cup – What A Weekend! (3)

Davis Cup – What A Weekend! (3)

From Spain’s nearly routine home win and the United States surprising France on the Monte Carlo clay, to relating at length today the agony and the joy of those following the Argentina vs Croatia tie, leaving no room for the last one. The Davis Cup tie between the Czech Republic and Serbia was also a […]

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! (2)

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! (2)

Yesterday, I started my World Group preview for the Davis Cup quarter-finals with the tie opposing Spain and Austria, and that between France and the United States. Before hopping to the draws and schedule for the weekend, I will preview the last two ties, Argentina vs Croatia, and Czech Republic vs Serbia.   The order […]

Indian Wells – Bring The Round-...

Indian Wells – Bring The Round-Of-16! (2)

The bottom half really brought interesting matches yesterday, as you can see with an analysis in two parts (and the fact that we were able to see all the singles matches). You can find the first part here, and the top half analysis here (from yesterday).   Rafael Nadal vs Alexandr Dolgopolov Rafael Nadal made more […]

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, […]

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):

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:

Australian Open – Breaking Down...

Australian Open – Breaking Down The Draw (Part 2)

Yesterday, I started my draw analysis with the players from the bottom half of the draw, who begin playing today. Meanwhile, we learned that Florian Mayer (20) has withdrawn due to a hip injury, that Rafael Nadal is tired of being the voice of the players’ grievances, that Juan Martín del Potro understands the reaction to […]

A 2011 Review, Part 4 – The Year Of T...

A 2011 Review, Part 4 – The Year Of The Returns (2)

I started the last part of my yearly review, yesterday, with the great comeback of Argentine Juan Martín Del Potro, the best comeback we’ve seen this season in the ATP. However, his was not the only great comeback, as two others caught my attention and that of many tennis fans: those of Russian Dmitry Tursunov […]

A 2011 Review, Part 4 – The Yea...

A 2011 Review, Part 4 – The Year Of The Returns (1)

As the last part of my 2011 season review, I decided to devote the post to the comebacks of the year. If the three players who will be featured here are obvious choices, it is because their return to form after long injury layoffs was absolutely great. The fact that one of them was not […]

A 2011 Review, Part 3 – The Yea...

A 2011 Review, Part 3 – The Year Of The Resurgence (1)

After the year of the Djoker and the revelations, it is time for me to stop my 2011 recap on those players we did not expect to see doing so well during the year, those who sometimes flew under the radar but ended up doing so well that we could not help but notice.   […]

ATP World Tour Finals – I Blame...

ATP World Tour Finals – I Blame The Shirt

This was a really easy joke to make, because I seriously don’t blame the shirt (still, what’s gotten into the Lotto people’s heads is beyond my comprehension). As a matter of fact, the decisive match between David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych left me with a big question: what the heck happened?

ATP World Tour Finals – Little ...

ATP World Tour Finals – Little Giant (Killer)

He was the most underestimated player coming into this year’s ATP World Tour Finals (he actually probably is the most underestimated player at any moment). Last year, at his first participation to the year-end tournament since 2007, he hasn’t won any match. This year, he’s ensured to finish on top of his group, with two […]

ATP World Tour Finals – Master ...

ATP World Tour Finals – Master Class

When Roger Federer steps onto a court with that killer look in his eyes, the opponent better be on his best behaviour, and with his best serve behaviour. The latter is what badly failed Rafael Nadal today, as Federer gave him an hour long 6-3 6-0 beatdown. The tennis shown by the Swiss was light […]

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