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Speechless Saying That

Australian Open, Final (8) Wawrinka d. (1) Nadal, 6/3 6/2 3/6 6/3 Stanislas Wawrinka has won the 2014 Australian Open, thereby proving wrong those who’d maintained he couldn’t, a group in which he himself was often prominent. At a single … Continue reading


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The Sound of Inevitability

French Open, Quarterfinals It was probably naïve to believe that the drama, excitement and quality that so enriched the first four rounds of this year’s Roland Garros would be sustained all the way through to the end. Such things are … Continue reading


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All the Tension Sluiced Away

Madrid, Final (5) Nadal d. (15) Wawrinka, 6/2 6/4 Rafael Nadal today defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets to reclaim the Madrid Masters title, winning a final whose almost complete lack of drama proved a fitting conclusion to a tournament … Continue reading


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A Masterpiece

Australian Open, Day Seven (1) Djokovic d. (15) Wawrinka, 1/6 7/5 6/4 6/7 12/10 The turning point came as Stanislas Wawrinka led 6/1 5/3 30-0, serving for a two sets to love lead over two-time defending champion, world No.1 and … 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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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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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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The Nowhere Men

Buenos Aires, Semifinals (2) Almagro d. (6) Wawrinka, 6/4 3/6 7/5 A good day of tennis will sometimes come at you from nowhere. When it occurs on the final Saturday of a slow week boasting nothing more glamorous than a … Continue reading


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Tactics and Execution

Davis Cup, First Round Day One Fish d. Wawrinka, 6/2 4/6 4/6 6/1 9/7 Isner d. Federer, 4/6 6/3 7/6 6/2 Last year’s Davis Cup first round was as crushingly dull as it was predictable, or crushingly dull because it … Continue reading

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Of Floodgates

Basel, Semifinals Nishikori d. (1) Djokovic, 2/6 7/6 6/0 (3) Federer d. Wawrinka, 7/6 6/2 Kei Nishikori has, in his quiet and enthusiastic way, figured among the brighter stories of the so-called Fall season, his achievements outshone only by those … Continue reading

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