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If Not Fast Then Furious

Hamburg, Semifinals (12) Fognini d. (3) Almagro, 6/4 7/6 (Q) Delbonis d. (1) Federer, 7/6 7/6 The final of the German Tennis Championships will be contested by Fabio Fognini, who has never reached this stage at any tournament so august, … 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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The Search for Meaning

Bucharest and Barcelona, Finals Rosol d. Garcia-Lopez, 6/3 6/2 (2) Nadal d. (4) Almagro, 6/4 6/3 Lukas Rosol today won his first tour title within hours of Rafael Nadal claiming his fifty-fourth. It feels like there’s a compelling point to … 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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Obscure Trivia and the Pursuit Thereof

Rotterdam, Quarterfinals Momentous events are unfolding, at least as the term ‘momentous’ is understood within the constricting parameters of men’s professional tennis in February. Of the three events being conducted this week, two managed to lose their defending champions within … Continue reading

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Winning Slowly Fast

Australian Open, Quarterfinals  (1) Djokovic d. (5) Berdych, 6/1 4/6 6/1 6/2 (2) Federer d. (7) Tsonga, 7/6 4/6 7/6 3/6 6/3 (3) Murray d. Chardy, 6/4 6/1 6/2 (4) Ferrer d. (10) Almagro, 4/6 4/6 7/5 7/6 6/2 Four … Continue reading

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Shredding The Lions

Davis Cup Final, Day Three Ferrer d. Berdych, 6/2 6/3 7/5 Stepanek d. Almagro, 6/4 7/6 3/6 6/3 The Czech Republic has defeated Spain in the one hundredth final of the Davis Cup. Astute historical observers might note that the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Davis Cup Final, Day One Ferrer d. Stepanek, 6/3 6/4 6/4 Berdych d. Almagro, 6/3 3/6 6/3 6/7 6/3 The first day of the 2012 Davis Cup final has been completed, with the Czech Republic and the constitutional monarchy of … Continue reading

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By His Design

French Open, Day Eleven Tuesday’s French Open quarterfinals provided a pair of matches that were about as fascinating as discerning tennis fans could reasonably hope for, although those same fans might reasonably query the wisdom of scheduling both for precisely … Continue reading

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Peaking at the Right Time

Nice, Final (3) Almagro d. (Q) Baker, 6/3 6/2 Nicolas Almagro today defeated Brian Baker in the final of the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, thereby defending his title, and ruining the best feel-good story the sport has known in … Continue reading

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