Growing Pains For Zverev

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, The Netherlands [CR16] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [CR137] Alexander Zverev (GER) Zverev did well to get four games in the first set.  He showed his maturity when he held off the break points against him in his first service game and was fully engaged in the match until he served…

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Special Victory For Victor

Ecuador Open Quito Men’s Final: [CR14] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. [CR73] Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) Lopez retained his half-asleep look the entire match. He was beaten time and again by passing shots and never adjusted his net approach game. Hampered by a right thigh injury, Lopez was unable to maintain his focus and it was reflected…

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Baghdatis Just Keeps Going

PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Croatia [CR56] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs. [CR67] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Baghdatis showed his improved physical fitness and fortitude, as once again he came from a set down to win the match.  Both players fought for every point and there were some exquisite shots from both.  Youzhny did not fade away in the…

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Singles Victory For Doubles Specialist

PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Croatia [CR55] Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. [CR85] Ivan Dodig (CRO) Granollers, although known more for his doubles prowess, has been a consistent top fifty player on the singles tour for the last five years. He has won more singles titles than some who are exclusively singles players. However, he has been struggling…

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Will Baghdatis win this tournament?

PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Croatia [CR25] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [CR67] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) As I watched Karlovic playing against Baghdatis I was struck by the contrast in their serves.  Karlovic is well-known for the speed of his serve and his ability to serve aces.  I was curious to find out how many titles he had…

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2015 Injury update

TOP 100 RANKED PLAYERS RANK NAME COUNTRY INJURY 8 Marin Cilic CRO Right shoulder 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA Right forearm 17 Tommy Robredo ESP Hip adductor 51 Jack Sock USA Recovering from hip surgery 75 Radek Stepanek CZE Back injury 77 Tommy Haas GER Still recovering from right shoulder surgery

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