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The Doomsday Clock

Wimbledon, Day Six Tomic d. (9) Gasquet, 7/6 5/7 7/5 7/6 Never let it be said that Wimbledon lacks that special British touch. For the record I don’t believe anyone does say that, except mumbled ironically through a fifteen dollar … Continue reading

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Endless Saturday

Auckland, Final (1) Ferrer d. (2) Kohlschreiber, 7/6 6/1 A long Saturday kicked off tamely enough as David Ferrer secured his fourth Auckland title, defeating second seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber in an uneven yet entirely indicative pair of sets. The score-line … 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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Forced Perspective

Miami Masters, Second Round (28) Anderson d. Querrey, 6/3 6/7 6/3 (11) Del Potro d. Karlovic, 7/5 6/4 When Kevin Anderson broke Sam Querrey for a decisive 5/3 lead in the third set of their second round encounter, the American … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows

Delray Beach, Final (7) Anderson d. (Q) Matosevic, 6/4 7/6 Kevin Anderson won his first tournament at the SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg in February of 2011. Johannesburg was frankly a wretched event that ultimately could not overcome the woes … Continue reading

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Federer-like

Montreal Masters, Second and Third Rounds (13) Tsonga d. (3) Federer, 7/6 4/6 6/1 Dodig d. (2) Nadal, 1/6 7/6 7/6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga this evening defeated Roger Federer in an enthralling three set encounter that recalled last month’s Wimbledon quarterfinal, … Continue reading

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The Big Flaw

Montreal Masters, Second Round Anderson d. (4) Murray, 6/3 6/1 Kevin Anderson today defeated two-time defending champion Andy Murray in two astonishingly straight sets. It was clearly the upset of the day, although it may not rank in the top … Continue reading

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Hardcourt Retrospective (Part 2)

Welcome to my continuing look back at the hardcourt season just ended. The first part, which goes into slightly more detail about why I’m even bothering, can be found here. Part One looked at the top players. This part examines … Continue reading

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Scary Canary

Miami Masters 1000, First Round Del Potro d. Mello, 6/4 6/4 Insofar as anyone can look ominous in canary yellow, Juan Martin del Potro is looking ominous at the moment. Thankfully, he is, like Roger Federer, favouring Nike’s more appealing … Continue reading

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Outdoor Event Area

In a move that will presumably shock no one, the ATP has opted not to renew The SA Tennis Open’s contract for 2012. The stands at the evocatively titled Montecasino Outdoor Event Area will remain silent indefinitely, or at least … Continue reading

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