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Shanghai – final

(2)Novak Djokovic d. (3)Andy Murray      5-7, 7-6(11), 6-3          [3:20 h] The sixth encounter of the season between two 25-year-olds (also Roger Federer has played so many matches with Juan Martin del Potro in 2012); … Continue reading

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Shanghai – semifinals

2nd semifinal: (3)Andy Murray d. (1)Roger Federer            6-4, 6-4                            [1:38 h] The second semifinal (played in night session) delivered much more suspense … Continue reading

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Shanghai – three rounds + QF’s

Quarterfinals The first quarterfinal between Thomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was in some sense an attempt to reply on a question “Who is the real No. 5”. The simplistic answer is: Berdych, because he won 6-3 7-6. Both players were highly … Continue reading

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US Open 1981

Arguably it’s the most important tennis event in the first half of the 80s. 25-year-old Bjorn Borg, the best player of the last two seasons, notched a third straight defeat in major finals to his biggest rival – John McEnroe, … Continue reading

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40th Week

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Second leg of the Asian swing supposed to be a comfortable warm-up for Andy Murray [4] and Novak Djokovic [2] before Shanghai. Murray was unexpectedly beaten in Tokyo though, by a player he had demolished last month in New York – … Continue reading

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Roland Garros 1995

Unprecedented time in the Open era, never before (afterwards too) a player without a Grand Slam title was such a huge favorite to get the first one as 27-year-old Thomas Muster in Paris ’95. The Austrian had won 23 consecutive matches … Continue reading

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39th Week

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It happens rarely that a player wins a tournament being twice on verge of being eliminated. Richard Gasquet made two stunning comebacks in Bangkok en route to his seventh title: on both, second round and semifinal, he was two points … Continue reading

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Gallery + font change

I was reviewing my old papers today, and I found pictures I had drawn around 1997. Actually it is barely connected to the content of my website, but I’ve decided to scan those pictures and put them here. So if … Continue reading

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Australian Open 1994

I see resemblance in tennis elite at the beginning of 1994 to that what happened ten years later. When the Australian Open ’94 started, there were three guys seemingly playing at very similar level (Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Michael … Continue reading

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38th Week

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The indoor season kicked off without notable names. The highest ranked player to participate in the Saint Petersburg tournament, Mikhail Youzhny is currently No. 29. There was a possibility for the first time in the Open era that none player … Continue reading

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