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34th week

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John Isner [10] defended his titles this year in Newport and Winston-Salem (adding his first title in Auckland he has now won five). The giant American survived three tight matches: in the opening round was two points away from defeat to Klizan, … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – final

(1)Roger Federer d. (2)Novak Djokovic   6-0, 7-6(7)           [1:20 h] The 20-minute first set was a d’joke. Djokovic hadn’t lost a service games in twelve consecutive sets before the final, and all of a sudden … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – semifinals

Clay, hard indoors, grass, hard outdoors – in this order Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro have played their last four matches – outcome of this competition 2:2 (Djokovic leads 5-2 overall). Del Potro could afford to play backhand … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – round 3rd + QF’s

Quarterfinals Despite different clothing brands (Nike, Lacoste), Juan Martin del Potro and Jeremy Chardy looked almost the same on the court during the first quarterfinal: two tall slim guys in white socks, black shirts and yellow T-shirts, but the difference … Continue reading

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Cincinnati – round 1st + 2nd

Here is a stronger field than in Toronto. Federer, Ferrer, Roddick (two-time champion) and other renowned players (Hewitt, Blake, Davydenko, Wawrinka, F.Lopez) back in action. Unfortunately Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew. After a loss to Chardy in Toronto, Tsonga had a weird … Continue reading

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Toronto – final

(1)Novak Djokovic d. (14)Richard Gasquet   6-3, 6-2            [1:01 h] Gasquet isn’t able to compete with the most reliable baseliners. The Frenchman after this final has lost the last 34 sets he played against the … Continue reading

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Toronto – semifinals

Six years waited Richard Gasquet [21] for his third ‘Masters 1000’ final, the previous one occurred also in Toronto. The first semifinal between him and John Isner [11] was pretty one-sided – the Frenchman won all his service games easily … Continue reading

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Toronto – round 3rd + QF’s

The heavy rain on Thursday didn’t allow to play a single point outdoors. The officials decided to appoint doubles matches on a humble indoor venue. Before it happened, the gold medalist from London, Andy Murray withdrew from his match against … Continue reading

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Toronto – round 1st + 2nd

The tournament was deprived of the best Spaniards (Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro, Verdasco, F.Lopez) and best Swiss players (Federer, Wawrinka), furthermore Roddick and Monfils didn’t appear at the Canadian Open. The Frenchman hasn’t played a tournament since May – last year … Continue reading

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London (Olympics) – finals

Singles Gold medal match: (3)Andy Murray [GBR] d.  (1)Roger Federer [SUI]      6-2, 6-1, 6-4     [1:56 h]    Déja vu at Wimbledon. Four weeks after Wimbledon’s final, Federer and Murray met again on Centre Court to play other … Continue reading

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