Humbled

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Round Robin, Day 6: [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [CR9] Marin Cilic (CRO) The thought of not winning one match at the Tour Finals was a powerful stimulus for Cilic.  As the reigning US Open Champion, much was expected of him; however, the pressure of the occasion got to him…

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What is the issue?

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Round Robin, Day 6: [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [CR7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) Why is Berdych having such a hard time elevating his game?  Has he peaked and this is the best that he can ever be?  He has the mechanics yet he lacks versatility and perhaps belief.  I have followed…

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Daily results

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London  ROUND ROBIN MATCHES, DAY 5 [TR2] Daniel Nestor (CAN) and Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) def. [TR6] Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (ESP)  6-7(5), 6-3, 11-9. A complete meltdown by the Spanish team in the super tiebreak. [CR5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) def. [CR10] David Ferrer (ESP)  4-6, 6-4, 6-1. [CR8] Milos…

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Team work

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Round Robin, Day 5: [TR4] Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs. [TR7] Ivan Dodig (CRO) and Marcelo Melo (BRA) Working in harmony is the key to success in doubles and sometimes that means one player has to carry the team when their partner is off their game.  Today,…

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Bagels, almost

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London Round Robin, Day 5: [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR6] Andy Murray (GBR) It was all on the line for Murray in this match, win in straight sets and he would be in the semifinals. Could he conquer his doubts and focus on playing quality tennis? Murray has a tendency…

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Daily results

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London ROUND ROBIN MATCHES, DAY 4 [TR1] Bryans (USA) def. [TR5] Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) and Horia Tecau (ROU)  6-7(4), 6-3, 10-6 [CR7] Tomas Berdych (CZE) def. [CR9] Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-3, 6-1 [TR9] Lukasz Kubot (POL) and Robert Lindstedt (SWE) def. [TR3] Alexander Peya (AUT) and Bruno Soares (BRA)  6-4,…

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