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Nitto ATP finals – semifinals & final

The last three matches of the strangest Open Era season to date, made sense in terms who participated in them – those who deserved it the most. For the first time since 2004 the four highest ranked players reached the … Continue reading

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Nitto ATP finals – Day 5 & 6

Group “Tokyo ’20” – Day 6 Daniil Medvedev d. Diego Schwartzman    6-3, 6-3    [1:13 h] Medvedev tactically played a perfect match. Two weeks ago he had defeated Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1 in Paris, so feeling such an advantage over … Continue reading

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Nitto ATP Finals – Day 3 & 4

Group “Tokyo ’70” – Day 4 Daniil Medvedev d. Novak Djokovic    6-3, 6-3    [1:21 h] Very disappointing match. I had an impression that Djokovic wasn’t particularly interested once he was broken at 3-all in the opener. Medvedev won … Continue reading

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Nitto ATP Finals – Day 1 & 2

Group “Tokyo ’70” – Day 2 Daniil Medvedev d. Alexander Zverev    6-3, 6-4    [1:29 h] Just eight days after their final in Paris-Bercy, they met again – this time Medvedev won much easier. The beginning indicated it would … Continue reading

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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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