Backfired!

Davis Cup Final, France Rubber 1, Day 1: [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [CR12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Arnaud Clement (French Captain) may regret picking clay, in the hopes of thwarting [CR2] Roger Federer’s attempt at winning his first Davis Cup trophy, instead of picking a surface his team has excelled on. Tsonga on clay is a…

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Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA (aka: Hodgkin’s Disease) is a type of lymphoma (cancer) that involves lymphocytes. This is another disease that has afflicted a few tennis players. BRIEF OVERVIEW WBC (white blood cells) also called leukocytes, are placed into two broad categories A: GRANULOCYTES Neutrophils Basophils Eosinophils B:  AGRANULOCYTES Lymphocytes 1. B cells 2.  T cells 3. …

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Back injury defeats Federer

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Men’s Final: [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) def. [CR2] Roger Federer w/o. A major disappointment for every tennis fan as Federer withdrew from the final due to injury.  It was not surprising, Federer competed very hard against [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) and it took a toll on his body to win…

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A fight to the end

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Doubles Final: [TR1] Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) vs. [TR7] Ivan Dodig (CRO) and Marcelo Melo (BRA) Dodig and Melo wanted to end their year with one title and they played brilliant tennis to steal the first set in a tiebreak. It was not looking good for the Bryans…

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Clean, crisp and precise

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Doubles Semifinal: [TR1] Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) vs. [TR4] Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) The Bryans had little trouble maintaining their focus today.  Aided by Benneteau’s nervous play, the Bryans took advantage of every opportunity presented.  Roger-Vasselin did everything possible to keep his team in the match,…

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Daily results

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London SEMI-FINALS, DAY 7 [TR7] Ivan Dodig (CRO) and Marcelo Melo (BRA) def. [TR8] Lukasz Kubot (POL) and Robert Lindstedt (SWE)  4-6, 6-4, 10-6 [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) def. [CR5] Kei Nishikori (JPN)  6-1, 3-6, 6-0 [TR1] Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) def. [TR4] Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) …

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