Tsonga vs. Federer, Rogers Cup Final

Preview The aura of invincibility that once had opponents in awe of Federer has been fading in recent years, this could be the edge that Tsonga needs to get the win. Their head to head favors Federer 11:4; Federer took the previous 2014 encounters and in 2013, Tsonga took their only encounter. Maybe we should just…

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Tsonga is on a mission

Rogers Cup, Toronto Men’s Semifinal: [CR8] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [CR15] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Tsonga defeated Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3. The result was not unexpected given the fact that Tsonga had won all three previous encounters. What is surprising are the players he defeated prior to Dimitrov, maybe Tsonga is tired of hearing how he has so much talent…

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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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