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Roland Garros – Day 15 (final)

(3)Rafael Nadal d. (4)David Ferrer    6-3, 6-2, 6-3    [2:16 h] Fourth all-Spanish final at Roland Garros (previous occurred in 1994, 1998 & 2002). There were some factors which could allow to expect the underdog wasn’t chance-less: Ferrer spent … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 13 (SF)

2nd semifinal: (4)David Ferrer d. (6)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga     6-1, 7-6(3), 6-2     [2:04 h] Unfortunately Tsonga couldn’t deal with the pressure, there was a lot of talk about 30th anniversary of Yannick Noah‘s triumph at Roland Garros; because … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 10, 11 (QF)

4th quarterfinal: (1)Novak Djokovic d. (12)Tommy Haas    6-3, 7-6(5), 7-5    [2:13 h] In a very similar style (7-5 6-1 7-6 in 2 hours 14 minutes) Djokovic defeated Haas at Roland Garros seven years ago – it was rather … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 8, 9 (4R)

There are records that seem untouchable, one of them belonged through 86 years to Henri Cochet, who triumphed at Wimbledon 1927 coming back from two sets down in three consecutive matches, however, nothing lasts forever. In the Open era several … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 6, 7 (3R)

Just like during last year’s Wimbledon, five 30+ year-olds reached the last 16 of a major tournament (Haas, Youzhny, Robredo, Ferrer & Federer). The oldest among them, Tommy Haas survived one of the most amazing matches in the Grand Slam … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 4, 5, 6 (2R)

Gael Monfils has taken part in two best matches at this year’s Roland Garros (both on Philippe Chatrier). After surviving a 5-set thriller against Tomas Berdych, the former semifinalist defeated Ernests Gulbis in an entertaining 4-set duel. Monfils came from … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 3, 4 (1R)

Because of bad weather on Tuesday (heavy rain delayed the start of play until 1:45 p.m. local time) three matches were suspended, Janko Tipsarevic and Nicolas Mahut didn’t enter the court at all. In one of those suspended matches a recent … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – Day 1, 2 (1R)

The second Grand Slam of the year is deprived of two major champions and last years quarter-finalists: Andy Murray (back problems) and Juan Martin del Potro (virus). The lack of Murray is exceptionally interesting for the progress of the tournament … Continue reading

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21st week

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No Top 10’ers in action this week. In Dusseldorf for the first time since 1978 a regular ATP tournament was held instead of the annual World Team Cup. Juan Monaco [19] took an opportunity of rather week draw and quick elimination … Continue reading

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Rome – final

(5)Rafael Nadal d. (2)Roger Federer    6-1, 6-3    [1:09 h] When two best players of the XXI Century meet, expectations are always enormous. They had played on Centre Court in Rome one of the most memorable finals of the … Continue reading

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