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Scheduling Misjudgement, And The Risk...

Scheduling Misjudgement, And The Risks Of Being A Linesman

  The weather forecast for today was all but bright, as rain was on the menu of Wimbledon’s Manic Monday. Already, when the schedule came out on Saturday, many eyebrows were raised in question, especially regarding the matches on Centre Court. Most knew that a match like Andy Murray vs Marin Cilic, or Juan Martín […]

Hard Working Champions (Casablanca An...

Hard Working Champions (Casablanca And Houston Final Results)

There were two ATP250 tournaments played this week and both crowned very hard-working champions, in two great finals that were, due to the weather in Casablanca, at times played simultaneously. Both Juan Mónaco (Houston) and Pablo Andújar (Casablanca) showed once again that hard work pays off. Same goes for the finalists of both tournaments, John […]

Davis Cup – What A Weekend! (1)

Davis Cup – What A Weekend! (1)

If one thing can be said about this Davis Cup weekend, it’s that it will be hard to forget. For the first time since 2005, the four quarter-finals in the World Group have been decided on Sunday. Although the suspense wasn’t great in two of the ties on deciding day, the two others seemed, at […]

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! ...

Davis Cup – Bring On The Clay! (1)

With the North American swing just finished, all eyes are now turned to the Davis Cup, with zonal ties and the World Group quarter-finals beginning on Friday to determine either who will take part in September zonal or World Group playoffs, and who will be this years semi-finalists.

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 – With A Feel Of R...

Indian Wells – With A Feel Of Revenge? Not Necessarily

Today’s singles final at the BP Paribas Open is, indeed, the one no one expected and will oppose Roger Federer and John Isner. If the head-to-head slightly favours the Swiss (2-1), their last encounter was a four-set win of the American, on clay, in the first round of the Davis Cup at the beginning of […]

Indian Wells – High Quality Qua...

Indian Wells – High Quality Quarters (1)

Since the beginning of the BNP Paribas Open, we were treated to a lot of drama. From the now famous BNP Parasite (i.e. the gastro-intestinal virus that has been plaguing the tournament and made another victim yesterday – Mike Bryan, forcing the twins’ pull-out before their quarter-finals match, thus making it yet another year to […]

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 […]

Australian Open – Day 3 Wrap-Up: Cran...

Australian Open – Day 3 Wrap-Up: Crankiness, Injustice, And Rage

If I could describe in only one word the third day of action at the Australian Open, it would definitely be “eventful”. Many things have occured during (and after) the matches, some very good, but a lot, sadly, not good at all. From Mardy Fish’s crankiness and utter lack of class to Marcos Baghdatis’s racquet […]

Australian Open – Matches To Fo...

Australian Open – Matches To Follow (Day 1)

The first Grand Slam of the season starts shortly and not only are the expectation and anticipation at very high levels, there are also a huge amount of matches to follow, on both men’s and women’s sides, and an all-nighter is pretty much in the works for many tennis fans, as a lot of the […]

Australian Open – Breaking Down...

Australian Open – Breaking Down The Draw (Part 1) – Edited Due To Withdrawal

The first Grand Slam tournament of the year starts in the early evening Sunday for us and as the singles draw was made on Friday morning (Australian time), taking an extra day for analysis (I admit, out of sheer laziness) gave me time to see who qualified and where they fell in the draw, thus […]

Getting Ready For The Oz (Part 2)

Getting Ready For The Oz (Part 2)

I started this pre-Australian Open part with the two warm-up tournaments that are played this week, but there are also exhibition tournaments that are quite known and to which many good players are taking part. Although in some cases, we really mean “exhibition”.

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 Year Of T...

A 2011 Review, Part 3 – The Year Of The Resurgence (2)

As part of my 2011 tennis review, I started yesterday with the players we did not expect seeing where they actually ended up. After reviewing the year of Alex Bogomolov Jr and Janko Tipsarevic, the second part will focus on Mardy Fish, Feliciano López and Radek Stepanek. Tomorrow will focus on two last players, even […]

A 2011 Review, Part 1 – The Yea...

A 2011 Review, Part 1 – The Year Of The Djoker

I thought a great deal about writing this season review and explained briefly on Twitter why: a lot started doing their reviews shortly after the World Tour Finals were completed, while I was in full Davis Cup mode myself. Which means that what needed to be written on the various protagonists of this year was […]

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 […]

Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

One of the highlights of the pre-ATP World Tour Finals tournament is most definitely the gala that takes place a few days before the action takes off. And we better take advantage of those images because next year, we will not have much of a chance to see the eight (well, make this 24 with […]

ATP World Tour Finals – The Gro...

ATP World Tour Finals – The Groups Are Known

The draws for the ATP World Tour Finals have been made a few moments ago and we’d be hard put to say that one of the groups is stronger than the other, as it’s really, very even.   For the first time, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will have the chance to square off in […]

Injuries Galore

Injuries Galore

Yesterday, it was the newly ATP World Tour Finals qualified Mardy Fish who had to retire from a match due to a left leg injury, the same injury that forced his retirement after only one game during his match against James Blake, last week, at the Basel tournament. This morning, it was Novak Djokovic’s turn […]

The Return Of The Djoker

The Return Of The Djoker

Novak Djokovic played today his first match since his five-week layoff caused by a bad back injury. However, he only started training seriously last week and it showed quite a bit against a very inspired Xavier Malisse, that Djokovic defeated with great difficulty 6-2 4-6 7-5, in the first round of the Basel Open.   […]

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