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Montreal – 3R

Viktor Troicki [15] just like Nadal yesterday, lost a match in which had opportunities to win both losing sets; taking into account the progress of his match with Gael Monfils [7], I’m prone to say that his loss is more … Continue reading

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Montreal – 2R

Three players had to play two matches on Wednesday because their first round encounters were interrupted by rain: Fernando Verdasco (1-1, *2:2 with Kamke), Feliciano Lopez (1-1, *2:3 with Stepanek) and John Isner (6-3, *1:2 with Baghdatis). Neither of them … Continue reading

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Montreal – 1R

After five weeks of boredom, another tournament (the Canadian Open) with the best players kicked off. Traditionally, the three best players in the world (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer) skipped all tournaments which were held in the meantime. Two top 10’ers, Robin … Continue reading

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31st WEEK

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Two and a half years ago, when Radek Stepanek [54] won a tournament in Brisbane, John Alexander asked him more or less “What do you do to be so fit at the end of the career?“, Stepanek answered: “It’s not the … Continue reading

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Koubek’s farewell

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The 34-year-old Austrian, announced his retirement a few months ago but has presumably played his last professional match this week in Kitzbuhel, along with Thassilo Haun lost in the first round to D.Bracciali/S.Gonzalez. I had an opportunity to follow his … Continue reading

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30th WEEK

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Los Angeles. Ernests Gulbis [84] is perhaps the most tricky player on the tour for the best guys. The emotionally changeable Latvian, is able to lose back-to-back matches and suddenly beats the top guys or gives them run for their … Continue reading

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29th WEEK

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The third edition   (since the event lost its prestige)  of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg, won Gilles Simon [19] capturing his 9th career title, but the first one “ATP  500”. The Frenchman for whom it’s the biggest triumph … Continue reading

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US Open page

The eight-week North American swing gets underway with a tournament in Atlanta. Next week Los Angeles, afterwards Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, Winston Salem and a two-week tournament in New York, thus I prepared a new page about the fourth Grand Slam … Continue reading

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“The Wimbledon Final That Never Was” by S.Wood

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I consider myself as a tennis historian and statistician focused on the Open era, but the transition between eras is important in every field of history, therefore I recommend a book of a player, who passed away two years ago – … Continue reading

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Aspelin retires

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37-year-old Swede, Simon Aspelin went into retirement today after losing a doubles final in Bastad. Aspelin was a player devoted almost only to doubles, in singles he played just two matches at the main level (both dead Davis Cup rubbers), … Continue reading

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