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US Open 2003

I am planing to begin adding Grand Slam tournaments of the XXI Century in the second half of 2013, but this year will be two exceptions of 2003, namely US Open and Roland Garros, as a part of farewell of … Continue reading

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37th Week – Davis Cup (SF + play-offs)

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World Group – semifinals Gijon (clay): Spain – USA 3:1 Rafael Nadal announced before the US Open that he would come back at this semifinal tie. He skipped it though, and it’s tough to say when he might play first … Continue reading

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Roddick’s farewell

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He was the next big thing in American tennis after a decline of “golden generation” born in the early 70s. His emergence onto the tennis scene was thundering, as soon as he appeared in the ATP ranking (2000) he was … Continue reading

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US Open 1988

“Now they are starting at 15 and burnt out at 24” said Jimmy Connors on the upcoming generation of American players. It was a tournament marked by a tennis torch that passed from one generation to another: 16-year-old Michael Chang … Continue reading

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US Open – final

(3)Andy Murray d. (2)Novak Djokovic      7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2            [4:54 h] Fifth straight US Open final held on Monday was the most magnificent revenge for the Australian Open loss to Djokovic, Murray … Continue reading

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US Open – semifinals

 2nd semifinal: Sunday (2)Novak Djokovic d. (4)David Ferrer         2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2            [2:32 h] Although the wind wasn’t as strong as in the first semifinal, Djokovic performed poorly in first twenty … Continue reading

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US Open – quarterfinals

This year’s US Open was extremely predictable until quarterfinals. All highest seeded players advanced to the last eight, except Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but attendance of former Top 10’er instead – Marin Cilic, who had won 24 out of 29 matches since … Continue reading

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US Open – round 4th

Bottom half of the draw (Wednesday) Due to rain the postponed fourth round matches were delayed almost two hours. Philipp Kohlschreiber [20] had overcome three tough rounds in the first week of the tournament, in contrary to Janko Tipsarevic [9], … Continue reading

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US Open – round 3rd

A favorite for the title in eyes of Mats Wilander and Goran Ivanisevic, Andy Murray faced one of his whipping-boys Feliciano Lopez on Louis Armstrong stadium. It was tough to predict that the Scot would win this match losing ten … Continue reading

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US Open – round 2nd

On 30 August, Andy Roddick [22] appeared on his birthday press-conference (turned 30) and stunned journalists with words: “I’ll make this short and sweet. I’ve decided that this is going to be my last tournament.” He later explained his surprising … Continue reading

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