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21st week

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No Top 10’ers in action this week. In Dusseldorf for the first time since 1978 a regular ATP tournament was held instead of the annual World Team Cup. Juan Monaco [19] took an opportunity of rather week draw and quick elimination … Continue reading

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18th week

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Perhaps achievement of German football teams (Bayern Munchen & Borussia Dortmund advanced to the Champions League final) inspired German players in Munich: four made through to the quarterfinals, three of them to the semifinals – the most Germans in the … Continue reading

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17th week

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The weather in Barcelona was ugly, especially in the last four days. Most of players who advanced to the third round, were forced to play two matches on Friday, semifinals on Saturday were delayed, the final on Sunday was entirely … Continue reading

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15th week

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On his knees Tommy Robredo [72] celebrated 11th title, the first one in more than two years, and the first one using sunglasses. The 30-year-old Spaniard was injured five months (leg), dropped to No. 471 (May ’12) and obtaining another … Continue reading

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14th Week – Davis Cup (QF)

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World Group – first round Vancouver (indoor-hard): Canada – Italy 3:1 Canadians were the favorites and their No. 1 player didn’t disappoint: Raonic displayed awesome service performance in both singles rubbers, serving 25 aces against Fognini and 35 (career second … Continue reading

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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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5th Week – Davis Cup (1R)

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First round 2012 Three notable players who had been nominated (Janko Tipsarevic, Nicolas Almagro, Radek Stepanek), skipped the weekend (injuries). Serbian fans should be happy Novak Djokovic didn’t follow suit despite his effort in Melbourne, last year he’d pulled out … Continue reading

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