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Luck of the Draw: World Tour Finals 2012

Having exhausted their supply of bombastic hullaballo the night before at the ominously-lit player’s party, today’s draw ceremony for the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals turned out to be a fairly muted affair. Juan Martin del Potro was on hand … Continue reading

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Hearts of Gold

Vienna, Stockholm, Moscow, Finals There were three ATP finals played almost concurrently last night, or yesterday depending on your time zone of preference. All of them took place in continental Europe, and each of them was played under a roof. … Continue reading

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The Blue Shift

Stockholm, Second Round The news came in last night (over the wire) that Australia has secured a non-permanent place on the United Nations Security Council. For months we have been warned by a succession of government ministers that this was … Continue reading

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The Red And The Blue

Beijing and Tokyo, Quarterfinals Perhaps it’s just me, but I find it helpful that the Japanese and Chinese Opens are colour-coded. This enables those of us with multiple streams open to tell at a glance which city the action is … Continue reading

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An Impossible Day

US Open, Semifinal One (3) Murray d. (6) Berdych, 5/7 6/2 6/1 7/6 It was 3/0 in the fourth set when the moment arrived, the moment that has come to feel integral to all Andy Murray victories. It is the … 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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Anything Can Happen

Olympic Games, Day One Darcis d. (6) Berdych, 6/4 6/4 Giraldo d. Harrison, 7/5 6/3 It didn’t take long for my contention that Tomas Berdych is currently vulnerable in early rounds to be proved correct, although my equally assured conviction … 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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Increasingly Jiggy With It

Madrid Masters, Final (3) Federer d. (6) Berdych, 3/6 7/5 7/5 Roger Federer today defeated Tomas Berdych in the final of the Madrid Masters, thereby cementing his place as the premiere blue clay player of our time. It was his … Continue reading

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A Profane Space

Madrid Masters, Semifinals (3) Federer d. (7) Tipsarevic, 6/2 6/3 To the extravagant array of trying conditions already prevailing at the Madrid Masters, today’s second semifinal added a fitful and swirling breeze. Roger Federer was already favoured to win, and, … Continue reading

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