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Wimbledon – round 3rd

Nadal and Roger Federer eliminated day after day during the first week of a Grand Slam tournament? Impossible but it almost happened. Federer just like Rafa was playing indoors his third round match against the unpredictable Julien Benneteau. The Frenchman … Continue reading

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Wimbledon – round 2nd

“Today I was somewhere else and I’m really happy for this,” said Lukas Rosol at the end of day four, “Still, I cannot find the words. I still can’t believe it. It’s like a dream for me. Before the last … Continue reading

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Wimbledon – round 1st

The draw is stronger than in Paris, Mardy Fish and Kei Nishikori return to the action with first round wins after a month break. Just like in Paris, Gael Monfils withdrew after the draw had been made (replaced by a … Continue reading

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25th week

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“I wanted to keep alive winning one tournament a year for 12 years. I know three or four people have done that,’ Andy Roddick [32] said about equaling Federer’s record of winning at least one title in 12 consecutive seasons. The … Continue reading

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24th week

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The first week of the short grass-court season brought many upsets. As early as in the opening match at Queens Club, the defending champion Andy Murray was ousted by a grass-court specialist Nicolas Mahut, 6-7 in the deciding set. Murray, … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – final

This was a unique moment in tennis history and a tremendous stake for both final participants. For the first time two players created a “common Grand Slam” – it’s not only the first time that two players met in all … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – semifinals

 2nd semifinal: (1)Novak Djokovic d. (3)Roger Federer         6-4, 7-5, 6-3                          [2:05 h] In a repeat of last year’s dramatic semifinal, Djokovic avenged that 4-set … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – quarterfinals

 4th quarterfinal: (6)David Ferrer d. (4)Andy Murray            6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2                      [3:45 h] It was a grueling battle (on Suzanne Lenglen) between two players with … Continue reading

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Roland Garros – round 3rd + 4th

The 21-year-old David Goffin [109] of Belgium came to Paris with a humble 5-5 main-level record of 2012, yet became a tournament revelation. The young player was defeated in his last qualifying match by Joao Souza 3-6 6-7, but jumped … Continue reading

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RG, 2R: Mathieu d. Isner 18-16 in 5th set!

I guess this match deserves a special entry because one record has been broken – the longest 5th set in terms of games in the Roland Garros history. Paul-Henri Mathieu [261], who didn’t play a pro-match in 2011, came back … Continue reading

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