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Cincinnati Masters, Final (4) Nadal d. Isner, 7/6 7/6 Rafael Nadal has won the Cincinnati Masters, defeating John Isner to claim his second Masters event in two weeks, and his third hardcourt Masters of the year. Prolonged domination by a … Continue reading

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A Cautious Soul

Houston, Final Murray / Peers d. (1) Bryan / Bryan, 1/6 7/6 12-10 (5) Isner d. (1) Almagro, 6/3 7/5 ‘Jamie Murray, by far the less heralded of the Murray brothers, helps upset the most heralded brothers in the sport … Continue reading

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There Will Be Mud

Mikhail Youzhny yesterday recorded his first career match win over Benjamin Becker in Doha, which would admittedly be of scant interest even to me, if it wasn’t simultaneously the Russian’s 400th career match win over anyone anywhere. One night earlier … Continue reading

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The Far Side Of The World

Winston-Salem, Final (3) Isner d. (2) Berdych, 3/6 6/4 7/6 John Isner yesterday spent almost two and a half hours defeating Tomas Berdych in the final at Winston-Salem, eventually saving three match points in the third set tiebreaker. The American … Continue reading

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Three Minute Songs About Girls

Toronto, Semifinal (14) Gasquet d. (8) Isner, 7/6 6/3 By defeating John Isner in straight sets in today’s Toronto semifinal, Richard Gasquet has reached his first Masters 1000 final in six years. As ever, a long gap affords us a … Continue reading

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These Callow Brutes

Båstad, Semifinals (1) Ferrer d. (6) Dimitrov, 6/2 7/5 I am always intrigued by the odd narratives that congeal around a given tennis player. David Ferrer won his fiftieth match of 2012 in luscious Båstad today, although I should clear … Continue reading

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Perfect Cadence

French Open, Day Five Fognini d. (28) Troicki, 6/2 3/6 4/6 6/3 8/6 Fabio Fognini saved two match points while defeating Viktor Troicki today – 8/6 in the fifth set – and it is reasonable to suppose he played the … Continue reading

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Used Dishwater

Houston, Final (4) Monaco d. (2) Isner, 6/2 3/6 6/3 Juan Monaco today earned himself a career-high ranking of No.14, the right to call himself the US Men’s Clay Court Champion (ladies), and a potentially decisive bone-weariness as he decamps … Continue reading

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The High Point of the Season

The Monte Carlo draw isn’t out until tomorrow, but, alone among tournaments, this offers no reason not to analyse it. The two salient features are already known: Rafael Nadal will play, and so will Novak Djokovic. Just this once, we … Continue reading

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The Thing About Assumptions

Davis Cup, Quarterfinals, Day Three Czech Rep. d. Serbia, 4-1 Berdych d. Tipsarevic, 7/6 7/6 7/6 In twenty years’ time, someone poring over old tennis scores might chance upon today’s Davis Cup results, and might make certain assumptions – entirely … Continue reading

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