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Minor Records and Major Drama

French Open, Day Two Kukushkin d. Gulbis, 6/4 7/6 5/7 2/6 6/4 For the first two and half sets of his match against Mikhail Kukushkin in the Roland Garros first round, Ernests Gulbis played like a man killing time, and … Continue reading


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Of Curses and Inspiration

Nice, Second Round It is apparently the best kept secret in professional men’s tennis that the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur is cursed. This is the only reasonable explanation for why otherwise astute professional men’s tennis players keep turning up, … Continue reading


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Separated at Birth

Kukushkin d. Youzhny, 6/3 7/6 Melzer d. Haider-Maurer, 6/7 7/6 6/4 Monfils d. Ljubicic, 6/2 5/7 6/1 “Today I was again very solid I think in my game, but also emotionally. I am extremely happy about the title, about my … Continue reading

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