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39th Week

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It happens rarely that a player wins a tournament being twice on verge of being eliminated. Richard Gasquet made two stunning comebacks in Bangkok en route to his seventh title: on both, second round and semifinal, he was two points … Continue reading

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38th Week

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The indoor season kicked off without notable names. The highest ranked player to participate in the Saint Petersburg tournament, Mikhail Youzhny is currently No. 29. There was a possibility for the first time in the Open era that none player … Continue reading

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US Open – final

(3)Andy Murray d. (2)Novak Djokovic      7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2            [4:54 h] Fifth straight US Open final held on Monday was the most magnificent revenge for the Australian Open loss to Djokovic, Murray … Continue reading

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US Open – semifinals

 2nd semifinal: Sunday (2)Novak Djokovic d. (4)David Ferrer         2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2            [2:32 h] Although the wind wasn’t as strong as in the first semifinal, Djokovic performed poorly in first twenty … Continue reading

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US Open – quarterfinals

This year’s US Open was extremely predictable until quarterfinals. All highest seeded players advanced to the last eight, except Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but attendance of former Top 10’er instead – Marin Cilic, who had won 24 out of 29 matches since … Continue reading

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US Open – round 4th

Bottom half of the draw (Wednesday) Due to rain the postponed fourth round matches were delayed almost two hours. Philipp Kohlschreiber [20] had overcome three tough rounds in the first week of the tournament, in contrary to Janko Tipsarevic [9], … Continue reading

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US Open – round 3rd

A favorite for the title in eyes of Mats Wilander and Goran Ivanisevic, Andy Murray faced one of his whipping-boys Feliciano Lopez on Louis Armstrong stadium. It was tough to predict that the Scot would win this match losing ten … Continue reading

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US Open – round 2nd

On 30 August, Andy Roddick [22] appeared on his birthday press-conference (turned 30) and stunned journalists with words: “I’ll make this short and sweet. I’ve decided that this is going to be my last tournament.” He later explained his surprising … Continue reading

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US Open – round 1st

It’s the first US Open since 2003 without Rafael Nadal! The 2010 champion has been struggling with a knee injury since Wimbledon. Among distinctive names also withdrew: Gael Monfils, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Juan Ignacio Chela (all guys inactive in recent … Continue reading

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US Open 1986

It was the highest point in Ivan Lendl‘s career. The 26-year-old Czechoslovak had won in 1986: ‘Masters’ (January ’86), so-called “fifth Grand Slam” at Boca Raton and Roland Garros. With a slow decline of his arch-American rivals (John McEnroe, Jimmy … Continue reading

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