Doing it the hard way

Rogers Cup, Montreal [CR26] Venus Williams (USA) is definitely adamant about her quest for a second title in 2014; despite doing it the hard way with four matches going the distance, she is in her third final of the year. To get to the final though she had to defeat the number 1 ranked player, who just happens to be…

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Playing your best friend is not so easy

Is there a psychological component to tennis?  Absolutely yes! Many of us were glued to our television sets today as we watched [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) struggle mightily to overcome the resistance of [CR13] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN).   In their previous seven encounters, only two of the matches went to a third set; the other five matches…

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Disabled list as of 8/8/2014

MEN [CR2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) is sitting out a few tournaments due to a right wrist injury, incurred ironically while practicing for the summer hard court season.  We hope to see him back on the court soon, he is missed. [CR10] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) has been out due to a left wrist injury. …

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Showing determination

Rogers Cup, Montreal [CR26] Venus Williams (USA) once again proved what she was made of, her grit and determination was on full display as she dug deep to beat [CR7] Angelique Kerber (GER). In their previous encounters, Kerber had gotten the better of Venus the last three times, with the last match going deep into the third.  Well,…

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Way to go Tsonga!

Rogers Cup, Toronto Taking the match 6-2, 6-2 against [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) today was no mean feat. It has been awhile since [CR15] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s (FRA) last victory against Djokovic, Tsonga has to be feeling ecstatic. So many times he was so close to victory and today there was no resistance from Djokovic.  The expected fight that one usually gets from…

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