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Living In A Blue World

Stockholm, Final (7) Dimitrov d. (1) Ferrer, 2/6 6/3 6/4 It is consistent with the ATP’s belated commitment to greater coherence that the European Indoor season, which began this week in Moscow, Vienna and Stockholm, now wastes so little time … 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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Sodden Balls, A Tin Sky

Monte Carlo Masters, Third Round Haase d. Bellucci, 6/2 6/3 Last week in Casablanca, Robin Haase, not the latest great hope of Dutch tennis but still arguably the best, lost to Lamine Ouahab, ranked No.752. It was another low point … Continue reading

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Streaks and Bagels

Monte Carlo Masters, First and Second Rounds (4) Tsonga d. Kohlschreiber, 6/2 6/4 (3) Murray d. Troicki, 6/0 6/3 There is a persistent belief, and one that I share in spite of my better judgement, that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a … Continue reading

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Scintillating and Spiritless

US Open, Second Round (4) Murray d. Haase, 6/7 2/6 6/2 6/0 6/4 The distinct character defining each of the US Open’s first four days gave way on day five to a more heterogeneous mash-up of results, although at least … Continue reading

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Just Ask Your Pop

Davis Cup, First Round The long crescendo transfiguring a dull murmur into a vast roar, stillness giving way to ripples as an exuberant accelerando tears through the throng. Patriotism granted a throat and a body: this is Davis Cup, in … Continue reading

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Luck of the Draw: Rotterdam

Novak Djokovic has pulled out of next week’s ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. The cited reason is a shoulder strain, although given the absence of both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, is it unreasonable to suggest that his … Continue reading

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A Stuttering Stream

Australian Open, Third Round Djokovic d. Troicki, 6/2 ret. Roddick d. Haase, 2/6 7/6 6/2 6/2 It was really brought home to me today what a lottery buying tickets to the tennis is. At a shade under fifty bucks, a … Continue reading

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