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9th week

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Dubai Duty Free has been very hermetic for years. There are mixed Top 10 players (six this year) with a group of much more lower ranked guys. Top 4 seeded players demolished their opponents in the quarterfinals. Berdych made a … Continue reading

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| Roland Garros 1984 + 2005 |

The first Roland Garros triumph of Ivan Lendl and Rafael Nadal… One of the most memorable finals of the Open era occurred in 1984. John McEnroe prior to that final had been playing unreal tennis from the beginning of the … Continue reading

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8th week

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Just like a year ago, Memphis had a distinctively weaker field than Marseille despite a higher status #. Unfortunately none of the Top 10 players bothered to visit the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (five Top 10 guys arrived in … Continue reading

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| US Open 1989-1990 |

In 1986 only one American player advanced to the quarterfinals, and it was the worst tournament for the Yankees of the Open era at the time. The left-handed legends, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe had their best times behind with … Continue reading

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| Wimbledon 1992 + 2002 |

Those Wimbledon tournaments are connected to themselves somehow. In 1992  Andre Agassi became the first baseline player since Jimmy Connors in 1982 to win the title at the All-England Club whilst Lleyton Hewitt was the first champion of this type since … Continue reading

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7th week

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“Weekend for Old Men” paraphrasing a title of the Coen brothers’ movie. In every of three cities that hosted ATP tournaments this week, more than 30-year-old players triumphed in doubles (Frank Moser got his maiden title at the age of … Continue reading

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| Roland Garros 1986 + US Open 1993 |

During John McEnroe’s sabbatical, Ivan Lendl seemed untouchable; in Paris ’86 he won his seventh tournament of the year, having obtained a final and semifinal in two other appearances (46-2 record). He worked out perfection in keeping concentration through long … Continue reading

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6th week

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A long-awaited Rafael Nadal’s arrival on tennis courts finally took place in Vina del Mar! Prior to this week the Spaniard didn’t enter any tournament since his sensational loss in the Wimbledon second round last year. It’s been the longest … Continue reading

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Wimbledon + US Open, summaries 1968-79

Summaries 1968-79: Wimbledon + US Open Wimbledon and US Open in the 70s… tournaments dominated by two players: Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg, the tennis superstars who lifted in that decade the discipline onto a new level of popularity. They … Continue reading

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| Roland Garros 1980 + 2000 |

Bjorn Borg was a king of tennis in the late 70s and early 80s, he reached the peak of his stellar career at Roland Garros ’80. Prior to the event his 48-match winning streak was snapped, and in Paris another … Continue reading

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