Vandeweghe Defeats Home Crowd Favorite

Aegon Classic Birmingham, Great Britain [7] Johanna Konta (GBR) vs.  [30] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) Vandeweghe remains an enigma, like so many players with talent; she often does not perform at her potential.  When you see her playing at her best, like she did at this year’s Australian Open, you are often baffled by the many…

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Queen’s Club Draw Decimated By Upsets

Aegon Championships, Great Britain [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [90] Jordan Thompson (AUS) Murray was the defending champion and despite the shaky start to his 2017 season, much was expected of him on grass.  Unfortunately, you cannot just flip the switch from bad to good and Murray found that out today.  This was their first encounter;…

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Muller Claims 2nd Career Title

Ricoh Open, Netherlands Men’s Final: [24] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [28] Gilles Muller (LUX) There was nothing much separating these two opponents.  They have contested every set they played in tiebreaks, and their head-to-head was tied at one match apiece.  Thus, it was no surprise that today’s match would include more tiebreaks.  While Muller won…

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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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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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