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The Measure of Defiance

Paris Masters, Final (2) Djokovic d. (3) Ferrer, 7/5 7/5 David Ferrer didn’t quite defend his first Masters title at the Paris Masters this week, falling in the final to Novak Djokovic. But he wasn’t far off, and came considerably … Continue reading

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The Eternal Wonder of Nature

Basel, Final (1) Del Potro d. (3) Federer, 7/6 2/6 6/4 Roger Federer this afternoon enjoyed the unusual sensation of entering Basel’s St Jakobshalle as the underdog, although perhaps ‘enjoyed’ isn’t the word. In truth he probably enjoyed it about … Continue reading

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Living In A Blue World

Stockholm, Final (7) Dimitrov d. (1) Ferrer, 2/6 6/3 6/4 It is consistent with the ATP’s belated commitment to greater coherence that the European Indoor season, which began this week in Moscow, Vienna and Stockholm, now wastes so little time … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Madness

The second Monday at Wimbledon is, by the reckoning of many, the single finest day of men’s tennis on the annual calendar, a status reflected in the apparently irresistible urge to append an alliterative descriptor to it. It has been … Continue reading

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A Monumental Accomplishment

French Open, Final (3) Nadal d. (4) Ferrer, 6/3 6/2 6/3 Rafael Nadal has defeated David Ferrer in straight sets in the French Open final, thus becoming the first man in the history of tennis to win the same Major … Continue reading

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No Feeling Like It

French Open, Semifinal (3) Nadal d. (1) Djokovic 6/4 3/6 6/1 6/7 9/7 The final of this year’s Roland Garros will be contested by Rafael Nadal, who defeated Novak Djokovic in five supple and eventually thrilling sets, and David Ferrer, … Continue reading

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The Sound of Inevitability

French Open, Quarterfinals It was probably naïve to believe that the drama, excitement and quality that so enriched the first four rounds of this year’s Roland Garros would be sustained all the way through to the end. Such things are … Continue reading

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Heraclitus’ Children

French Open, Day Seven Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and David Ferrer both progressed to the Roland Garros quarterfinals today, defeating Viktor Troicki and Kevin Anderson in respective straight sets, but that wasn’t the story of the day. Nor was it Roger Federer’s … Continue reading

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All the Tension Sluiced Away

Madrid, Final (5) Nadal d. (15) Wawrinka, 6/2 6/4 Rafael Nadal today defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets to reclaim the Madrid Masters title, winning a final whose almost complete lack of drama proved a fitting conclusion to a tournament … Continue reading

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A Different Kind Of Drama

 Miami Masters, Final (2) Murray d. (3) Ferrer, 2/6 6/4 7/6 Andy Murray has won the Miami Masters 1000 title, in the process claiming his first trophy at this level in about eighteen months, reclaiming the number two spot from … Continue reading

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