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Montreal – QF

In the first quarterfinal, Mardy Fish ousted Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-7, 6-0 after an unusual encounter consisted of 15 (!) breaks of serve. Fish wasted two match points in the tie-break #, but quickly recovered breaking Wawrinka twice (to ’30’ … Continue reading

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Montreal – 3R

Viktor Troicki [15] just like Nadal yesterday, lost a match in which had opportunities to win both losing sets; taking into account the progress of his match with Gael Monfils [7], I’m prone to say that his loss is more … Continue reading

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Montreal – 2R

Three players had to play two matches on Wednesday because their first round encounters were interrupted by rain: Fernando Verdasco (1-1, *2:2 with Kamke), Feliciano Lopez (1-1, *2:3 with Stepanek) and John Isner (6-3, *1:2 with Baghdatis). Neither of them … Continue reading

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Montreal – 1R

After five weeks of boredom, another tournament (the Canadian Open) with the best players kicked off. Traditionally, the three best players in the world (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer) skipped all tournaments which were held in the meantime. Two top 10’ers, Robin … Continue reading

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31st WEEK

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Two and a half years ago, when Radek Stepanek [54] won a tournament in Brisbane, John Alexander asked him more or less “What do you do to be so fit at the end of the career?“, Stepanek answered: “It’s not the … Continue reading

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30th WEEK

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Los Angeles. Ernests Gulbis [84] is perhaps the most tricky player on the tour for the best guys. The emotionally changeable Latvian, is able to lose back-to-back matches and suddenly beats the top guys or gives them run for their … Continue reading

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29th WEEK

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The third edition   (since the event lost its prestige)  of the German Tennis Championships in Hamburg, won Gilles Simon [19] capturing his 9th career title, but the first one “ATP  500”. The Frenchman for whom it’s the biggest triumph … Continue reading

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28th WEEK

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Bastad is a tournament the closest to Robin Soderling‘s heart. The Swede [5] played there his first ever match against a famous player (qualifying match against Richard Fromberg in 2001), he’s been playing there every year since 2002, has won … Continue reading

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27th WEEK – Davis Cup (QF)

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Halmstad (indoor-hard): Sweden – Serbia 1:4 — If Swedes had appointed a team, which won the first round clash with Russia, they would have defeated Serbia deprived a slightly injured Djokovic (played only doubles). Unfortunately for the Scandinavians, “Pim-Pim” Johansson … Continue reading

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Wimbledon – Day 14 (final)

(2)Novak Djokovic d. (1)Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3          [2:28 h] There is no better place to confirm one’s supremacy over the biggest rival than the final in the temple of tennis – on Centre Court … Continue reading

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