Author Archives: Voo de Mar

Eltingh/Haarhuis for the first time since 1998

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Jacco Eltingh finished his career prematurely, but in an impressive style – serving an ace in the final of the year ending doubles Masters (Hartford) in 1998. He was 28 then, his long-time doubles partner Paul Haarhuis finished his career … Continue reading

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5th WEEK

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It was an interesting tennis week because two players won their #maiden titles, and the third one was only two points away to join them… 26-year-old Ivan Dodig [84] debuted on the main level relatively late because in 2008, so winning … Continue reading

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Lapentti’s retirement

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34-year-old Nicolas Lapentti a few weeks ago, on January 18th decided to retire from professional tennis but he hadn’t been active since 24th May 2010 when he was beaten by Taylor Dent in the first round at the Roland Garros. … Continue reading

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Ivanisevic’s cameo

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39-year-old Goran Ivanisevic won a final in London last year (seniors Champions Tour) and decided that’s fit enough to play once again in a professional event, albeit only in doubles, in Zagreb (the tournament he won twice in singles in … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 14 (final)

(3)Novak Djokovic d. (5)Andy Murray        6-4, 6-2, 6-3            (2:39 h) British people still wait for a big triumph in prestigious disciplines (football & tennis) which originate from the United Kingdom. Murray didn’t … Continue reading

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The biggest “head to heads” at majors

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic met on tennis court in a professional match for the 20th time two days ago. The Swiss leads in their H2H confrontation 13-7, but only 4-3 at majors. With 7 matches played against each other, … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 11 + 12 (SF)

1st semifinal: (3)Novak Djokovic d. (2)Roger Federer 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4        [3:00 h] Djokovic began the match in unusual style, serving two double faults in a row in the 1st game which gave Federer a break point – saved … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 9 + 10 (QF)

1st quarterfinal: (2)Roger Federer d. (19)Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3, 6-3   (1:47 h) After impressive wins over Gael Monfils and Andy Roddick on Rod Laver Arena, Wawrinka disappointed totally on the same court playing against his compatriot Federer in the first all-Swiss … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 7 + 8 (4R)

So called “sweet sixteen” turned around into a “bitter sixteen”. That was pretty obvious that Nadal would beat Cilic and Federer would outplay Robredo without any problems, but we could expect much more from Verdasco, Almagro, Roddick and Melzer in … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 5 + 6 (3R)

Alexandr Dolgopolov [46] stands out not only by his feminine haircut but also by very hard, unorthodox forehand. “Dolgo” isn’t very young  – 22, but he is a new face on the main tour, two years ago (2008) finished the … Continue reading

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