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The Eternal Wonder of Nature

Basel, Final (1) Del Potro d. (3) Federer, 7/6 2/6 6/4 Roger Federer this afternoon enjoyed the unusual sensation of entering Basel’s St Jakobshalle as the underdog, although perhaps ‘enjoyed’ isn’t the word. In truth he probably enjoyed it about … Continue reading

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Keeping Track

Shanghai Masters, Final (1) Djokovic d. (6) del Potro, 6/1 3/6 7/6 Novak Djokovic this evening won his second straight Shanghai title, and fifteenth Masters title over all. It was also his twentieth consecutive victory in China. He was understandably … 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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Meaning More Than Most

Indian Wells, Final (5) Nadal d. (7) del Potro, 4/6 6/3 6/4 Rafael Nadal today defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Indian Wells Masters. Since returning from injury he has compiled a record of 17-1, and … Continue reading

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Feathery Derangement

Indian Wells, Quarterfinals (1) Djokovic d. (8) Tsonga, 6/3 6/1 (7) del Potro d. (3) Murray, 6/7 6/3 6/1 Idle hopes that the second pair of Indian Wells quarterfinals would prove more interesting than the first grew forlorn after today’s … Continue reading

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A Tepid Glow

Sao Paulo, San Jose, Rotterdam: Finals Rafael Nadal won a tournament on clay, again. Julien Benneteau finished runner-up, again. Milos Raonic won San Jose, again. Whatever else one might expect from men’s tennis in February, do not expect the unexpected, … 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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Ambling Home

World Tour Finals, Day Six (6) del Potro d. (1) Federer, 7/6 4/6 6/3 (4) Ferrer d. (8) Tipsarevic, 4/6 6/3 6/1 The round robin phase of the 2012 World Tour Finals is now complete, with the upshots being that … Continue reading

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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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Variations On Lethal Power

Paris Masters, Days Three and Four Querrey d. (2) Djokovic, 0/6 7/6 6/4 (Q) Janowicz d. (3) Murray, 5/7 7/6 6/2 For the first time in precisely two years, a Masters 1000 event will be won by a player outside … Continue reading

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