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An Effect So Poetic

Davis Cup, Final Until last year the tiny proportion of the Czech Republic concentrated in its Davis Cup team had not won the Davis Cup since 1980. They’ve now won it for the second year in a row, by fielding … 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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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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Fascinating Problems

Rome Masters, Semifinals (5) Nadal d. (6) Berdych, 6/2 6/4 (2) Federer d. Paire, 7/6 6/4 Roger Federer today defeated Benoit Paire in crooked straight sets, simultaneously reaching his first final of the season, and ensuring he achieved the least … Continue reading


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Private Universe

Miami Masters, Quarterfinals (2) Murray d. (9) Cilic, 6/4 6/3 (8) Gasquet d. (4) Berdych, 6/3 6/3 The fourth and last quarterfinal at the Miami Masters 1000 was, for non-partisan interests, undoubtedly the most anticipated of the lot. Tomas Berdych is ranked … Continue reading


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Dramatic Reenactments

There were three ATP tour events concluded at various points this weekend. Individually they demonstrated certain principles in their own right, while collectively they offered yet more unnecessary proof that not all tennis events are created equal. Yesterday Novak Djokovic … Continue reading


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Local Culture

Dubai Semifinal (3) Berdych d. (2) Federer, 3/6 7/6 6/4 The tendency for broadcasters of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to liberally sprinkle their coverage with images and footage of local architecture is apparently irresistible. Admittedly, it is a … 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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