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Paris – final

(4)David Ferrer d. (q)Jerzy Janowicz        6-4, 6-3      [1:27 h] Beautiful dream of the 21-year-old Pole came to an end. It’s always tough to say whether one guy plays so poorly because the other is so … Continue reading

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Paris – semifinals

2nd semifinal: (4)David Ferrer d. (WC)Michael Llodra        7-5, 6-3                [1:50 h] It would have been completely different match if Llodra had converted 1 of 10 break points in the 1st … Continue reading

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Paris – round 3rd + QF’s

Quarterfinals It might have been a great day for the Frenchmen. There were three French guys in quarterfinals and each of them had a reasonable chance to move through to the last 4, however, “only” two of them fulfilled expectations; … Continue reading

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Paris – round 1st + 2nd

Defending champion Roger Federer after losing in his hometown Basel to Juan Martin del Potro, didn’t catch an optimistic mood and withdrew from the last 1000 event of the year to rest and prepare for the ATP World Tour Finals … Continue reading

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Australian Open 1996

1995, it was a year of amazing dominance of three players: Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Thomas Muster. When the Australian Open ’96 kicked off, it seemed almost impossible that the trophy would lift someone else than one of these … Continue reading

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43rd Week

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Six of seven contenders for the last spot in London disappointed this week, only Richard Gasquet thanks to reaching semifinal increased his chances. Admittedly Jo-Wilfried Tsonga isn’t confirmed officially yet, but his point-advantage over the next player in the ranking … Continue reading

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Ferrero’s farewell

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As early as Ferrero [161] notched a rookie season (1999, the time of Sampras/Agassi’s decline), they said this slim Spaniard with blond-dyed hair would be a new world number 1. He showed signs of being someone special in the first … Continue reading

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Roland Garros 2003 + page navigator

Improbable finalists featured twenty years of Roland Garros: after Wilander, Pernfors, Chang, Berasategui and Kuerten, Martin Verkerk was a man who stunned everyone during the fortnight. Similarly to Pernfors and Berasategui, the long-necked Dutchman couldn’t do anything in the final … Continue reading

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42nd Week

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Russian tennis has been in crisis in the last couple of years. The best Russians drop in the ATP ranking, the best players in the world aren’t interested in playing in Russia due to different reasons. It was especially visible … Continue reading

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Wimbledon 1993

I guess it’s the most substantial major of the 90s. Admittedly Pete Sampras came to London as No. 1 in the world, but with only one Grand Slam triumph under his belt, that captured three years earlier. Sampras’ right shoulder … Continue reading

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