Author Archives: Voo de Mar

US Open – round 1st

It’s the first US Open since 2003 without Rafael Nadal! The 2010 champion has been struggling with a knee injury since Wimbledon. Among distinctive names also withdrew: Gael Monfils, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Juan Ignacio Chela (all guys inactive in recent … Continue reading

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US Open 1986

It was the highest point in Ivan Lendl‘s career. The 26-year-old Czechoslovak had won in 1986: ‘Masters’ (January ’86), so-called “fifth Grand Slam” at Boca Raton and Roland Garros. With a slow decline of his arch-American rivals (John McEnroe, Jimmy … Continue reading

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34th week

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John Isner [10] defended his titles this year in Newport and Winston-Salem (adding his first title in Auckland he has now won five). The giant American survived three tight matches: in the opening round was two points away from defeat to Klizan, … Continue reading

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Wimbledon 1991

For the first time in Wimbledon’s 105-year history, because of atrocious weather, there was play on the sacrosanct middle Sunday! The first round of the tournament is supposed to be concluded in two days, at Wimbledon ’91 the last matches … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – final

(1)Roger Federer d. (2)Novak Djokovic   6-0, 7-6(7)           [1:20 h] The 20-minute first set was a d’joke. Djokovic hadn’t lost a service games in twelve consecutive sets before the final, and all of a sudden … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – semifinals

Clay, hard indoors, grass, hard outdoors – in this order Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro have played their last four matches – outcome of this competition 2:2 (Djokovic leads 5-2 overall). Del Potro could afford to play backhand … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – round 3rd + QF’s

Quarterfinals Despite different clothing brands (Nike, Lacoste), Juan Martin del Potro and Jeremy Chardy looked almost the same on the court during the first quarterfinal: two tall slim guys in white socks, black shirts and yellow T-shirts, but the difference … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – round 1st + 2nd

Here is a stronger field than in Toronto. Federer, Ferrer, Roddick (two-time champion) and other renowned players (Hewitt, Blake, Davydenko, Wawrinka, F.Lopez) back in action. Unfortunately Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew. After a loss to Chardy in Toronto, Tsonga had a weird … Continue reading

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Australian Open 1999

It was one of the most open majors in the 90s: deprived of two best players in the world at the time (Pete Sampras, Marcelo Rios) with a defending champion completely out of form and accused of taking forbidden substances … Continue reading

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Toronto – final

(1)Novak Djokovic d. (14)Richard Gasquet   6-3, 6-2            [1:01 h] Gasquet isn’t able to compete with the most reliable baseliners. After this final the Frenchman has lost the last 34 sets he played against the … Continue reading

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