2nd WEEK

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Gilles  Simon has improved his great record in ATP singles final to 8-2 after winning a tournament in Sydney. The Frenchman ousted in the final Viktor Troicki of Serbia – the Davis Cup ’10 hero – in tight straight sets. … Continue reading

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1st WEEK

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It was a Swiss week – in Doha, Roger Federer after a shaky start in the first round (was forced to save a triple set point against an unknown Dutchman – Thomas Schoorel, 7-6 6-3), showed great form and won … Continue reading

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Dr. Ivo is back! Nestor’s record

Ivo Karlovic, known as the tallest player, ace-machine and the most frequent tie-break player, comes back after 8-month injury in characteristic style in Doha, winning two matches in which were played 5 tie-breaks (no breaks of serve): 1 Lukas Rosol … Continue reading

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Two tie-breaks

New year, new expectations… I like different Internet tools so I’ve decided to write regularly about men’s tennis in 2011 on my blog, at least once per week, the first six months. I believe this season will be more interesting … Continue reading

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“Fedal” again

Federer and Nadal will play against each other for the fourth time within six weeks. After important match which they played in London, they met twice in exhibition matches – in Zurich and Madrid. Tomorrow, in New Years Eve they will play in the final of the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi. Today in the semifinals, Federer again was better than Soderling (6-7, 6-3, 6-3) and Nadal again better than Berdych (6-4, 6-4).
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Abu Dhabi for the third time

Third year in a row, six notable players have been invited (Nadal, Federer, Baghdatis, Berdych, Tsonga & Soderling) to Abu Dhabi to play an exhibition tournament. Two years ago, the tournament won Andy Murray, Rafal Nadal was the winner last year after beating Robin Soderling 7-6(3), 7-5 in the final.
Today, in the first matches of the 2011 edition,  Berdych beat Baghdatis and Soderling prevailed against Tsonga – both matches finished in three sets.
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Kiefer’s retirement

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My first ever entering to the blog.
Nicolas Kiefer, one of the three best German players of the previous decade, retires from professional tennis today at the age of 33, joining Alberto Martin, Sebastien Grosjean, Martin Damm, Taylor Dent, Dominik Hrbaty and Carlos Moya as the 7th player who finished his career in 2010.
Here is my tribute thread to him on MTF.
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