Haas’ Shocking Upset Of Federer

Mercedes Cup, Germany [5] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [302] Tommy Haas (GER) Was this as shocking an upset as everyone is saying?  Haas has been playing inspired tennis in his farewell year on the Tour.  He won his previous match against someone who plays a similar style of game as Federer, serve and volley; thus,…

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Ostapenko Zooms Up The Rankings

WEEK: 06.12.2017 The second Major (Roland Garros) of the year has come to an end and there were many significant changes in the rankings on both the ATP and WTA Tours.  The new female French Open Champion, Jelena Ostapenko, gets the mover of the week honors; she jumped 35 spots to a career high of…

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Nadal’s Historic 10th Roland Garros Title

ROLAND GARROS, France Championship Match: [3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) Perhaps it was understandable, Wawrinka had a marathon semifinal match against Andy Murray and while he had a day to recover, it was not enough time.  As fit as these players are, we need to be realistic, he is no longer in his…

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Roland Garros, Ostapenko’s 1st Singles Title

ROLAND GARROS, France Championship Match:  [4] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [47] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) Never underestimate the negative impact that pressure can have on one’s game.  Halep found that out today much to her dismay.  She was the favorite, expected to win against her inexperienced opponent, Ostapenko, who had never won a singles title.  She…

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