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9th week

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Dubai Duty Free has been very hermetic for years. There are mixed Top 10 players (six this year) with a group of much more lower ranked guys. Top 4 seeded players demolished their opponents in the quarterfinals. Berdych made a … Continue reading

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8th week

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Just like a year ago, Memphis had a distinctively weaker field than Marseille despite a higher status #. Unfortunately none of the Top 10 players bothered to visit the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (five Top 10 guys arrived in … Continue reading

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7th week

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“Weekend for Old Men” paraphrasing a title of the Coen brothers’ movie. In every of three cities that hosted ATP tournaments this week, more than 30-year-old players triumphed in doubles (Frank Moser got his maiden title at the age of … Continue reading

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6th week

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A long-awaited Rafael Nadal’s arrival on tennis courts finally took place in Vina del Mar! Prior to this week the Spaniard didn’t enter any tournament since his sensational loss in the Wimbledon second round last year. It’s been the longest … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 14 (Final)

Final 2012     Final 2011 (1)Novak Djokovic d. (3)Andy Murray    6-7(2), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2    [3:40 h]  Their second straight major final, third consecutive meeting in Melbourne, only four pairs met thrice in a row at the Australian … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 11+12 (SF)

Semifinals 2012     Semifinals 2011 2nd semifinal: Friday (3)Andy Murray d. (2)Roger Federer     6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2    [4:00 h] * Very important victory for Murray from psychological point of view on different levels; most of … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 9+10 (QF)

Quarterfinals 2012     Quarterfinals 2011 Wednesday 4th quarterfinal: (2)Roger Federer d. (7)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga    7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-3    [3:34 h] Federer in his new black-pink shoes has won fifth match this year and advances to his 10th … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 7+8 (4R)

Monday The most promising players born in the 90s (Bernard Tomic, Milos Raonic) still aren’t capable of making the noise in the second week of Grand Slam tournaments. Roger Federer keeps them in the queue. Tomic and Raonic have different styles … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 5+6 (3R)

Last year: Bernard Tomic played two good pre-Australian Open tournaments and said before his fourth round meeting with Roger Federer that he would beat the 4-time champion, ended up losing 4-6 2-6 2-6 though. This year: Tomic beat Djokovic at … Continue reading

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Australian Open – Day 4 (2R)

The hottest day this week – 38 Celsius most of the day (102 Fahrenheit). A main favorite beside Djokovic, Andy Murray spent only 101 minutes on Hisense Arena in these difficult conditions, overpowering Joao Sousa [100] of Portugal 6-2 6-2 6-4. … Continue reading

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