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The Days Of Our Youth

I must confess I was late in learning to appreciate Juan Carlos Ferrero. I probably only really came to admire him in his career’s long twilight, as a potent combination of injury, illness and a changing game lent the sun-washed … Continue reading


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Great Matches You’ve Probably Never Heard Of #7

Hamburg, 2001, Final (Q) Portas d. (8) Ferrero, 4/6 6/2 0/6 7/6 7/5 There is a reasonable case to be made that Albert Portas’ victory at the 2001 Hamburg Masters constituted the decade’s most unexpected result, while the ATP’s later … Continue reading


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The Drama Category

Rome Masters, Third Round Seppi d. Wawrinka, 6/7 7/6 7/6 The question of why Rome is my favourite Masters tournament was addressed with devastating intensity by Andreas Seppi and Stanislas Wawrinka on Court Nicola Pietrangeli today, ably supported by a … Continue reading


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US Open, Third Round Ferrero d. (31) Granollers, 6/1 3/4 ret. (20) Tipsarevic d. (9) Berdych, 6/4 5/0 ret. Word is that the ATP record for most retirements in a single tournament stands at ten, a tally that was today … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Threshing

US Open, Second Round The 2011 US Open is well into its first week, which in the final reckoning will be the week that no one remembers. It is ever thus, especially in New York where the final set tiebreak … 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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Great Matches You’ve Probably Never Heard Of #3

Adidas International 2003, Final Lee d. Ferrero, 4/6 7/6 7/6 When Hyung-Taik Lee defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final of the 2003 Adidas International, he gained membership to that select club of players who have won an ATP title … Continue reading

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Memories of Moya

34-year-old Carlos Moya this week announced his retirement from professional tennis, citing a lingering right foot injury as the main culprit, although surely being 34 is reason enough. He leaves the game with a single Grand Slam title (1998 French … Continue reading

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