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Schuettler’s farewell

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Australian Open 2003 – it’s a tournament which defines Rainer Schuettler’s [845] status in tennis history. The German unexpectedly reached the final; Marat Safin helped him a bit withdrawing from their third round encounter, but it would be unfair to … Continue reading

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2012 summary + US Open 1995

2772 singles matches played in 2012 at the main level (ATP tournaments, Grand Slams, Olympics, Davis Cup, World Team Cup), the most of them unexpectedly won David Ferrer – 76. It was the first year since 2003 with four different … Continue reading

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Roland Garros 1998 + m.p. stats

After three days, the tournament was already deprived of the best players of the 90s: Pete Sampras (his last reasonable chance to conquer Paris) and Andre Agassi. Former champion Thomas Muster wasn’t a serious threat on his beloved clay-courts anymore, it … Continue reading

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46th Week – Davis Cup (final)

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Prague (indoor-hard):   Czech Republic – Spain    3:2 From left: Jaroslav Navratil (cpt.), R.Stepanek, T.Berdych, L.Rosol, I.Minar… (?), Jan Kodes,  Pavel Slozil, Tomas Smid & Ivan Lendl The Czechs become the first nation to win Hopman Cup, Fed Cup … Continue reading

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Wimbledon 1988

It was a breakthrough tournament for Stefan Edberg. The 22-year-old Swede had admittedly won Australian Open twice (less prestigious at the time than nowadays), but he was mainly recognized as an excellent doubles player prior to 1988, when he decided … Continue reading

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World Tour Finals – finals

 Singles: (1)Novak Djokovic d. (2)Roger Federer  7-6(6), 7-5    [2:14 h] It was extremely prestigious final: the most successful player in the history of this tournament vs. the best player of the last two years. The level of the final … Continue reading

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World Tour Finals – semifinals

2nd semifinal: (2)Roger Federer d. (3)Andy Murray  7-6(5), 6-2    [1:33 h] Their third meeting this year in London after Wimbledon (Federer won 3-1) and Olympics (Murray won 3-0)… The Scot, who got their last two matches easily (Olympics and Shanghai) … Continue reading

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World Tour Finals – Day 5 + 6

Group B – second round: Day 6 12. (4)David Ferrer d. (8)Janko Tipsarevic  4-6, 6-3, 6-1    [2:06 h] No pressure at all, in fact some kind of an exhibition encounter, forgetting about 200 ATP points at stake (50 points more … Continue reading

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World Tour Finals – Day 3 + 4

Group B – second round: Day 4 8. (6)Juan Martin del Potro d. (8)Janko Tipsarevic  6-0, 6-4    [1:16 h] The Serb had some bizarre problems with his equipment, he broke strings in his four racquets (twice already during the … Continue reading

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World Tour Finals – Day 1 + 2

Group B – first round: Day 2 4. (4)David Ferrer d. (6)Juan Martin del Potro  6-3, 3-6, 6-4    [2:16 h] The hottest indoor players this season (Ferrer 12-1 record, Del Potro 18-2), which sounds funny given the fact Argentines … Continue reading

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