Pella Gets Another Chance

Pella chance

Brasil Open, Brazil [37] Laslo Djere (SRB) vs. [48] Guido Pella (ARG) Despite the discrepancy in their rankings, Pella is the more experienced clay court player; however, Djere had the advantage of owning a title, while Pella has yet to win his first career singles ATP Tour title. This was their first meeting and at…

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Krajinovic Upends Crowd Favorite Mahut

Krajinovic

Open Sud de France, Montpellier [72] Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. [195] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) Mahut, once ranked as high as thirty-seven in singles, is now no longer considered a threat; however, in doubles he is still a formidable opponent with his current rank of three. His shaky confidence in singles was apparent in the first…

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Berdych’s First Semis Since February

February

Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha [55] Pierre-Hughes Herbert (FRA) vs. [71] Tomas Berdych (CZE) It was their first meeting and the advantage should have been Herbert’s; however, years of being ranked in the top ten came to Berdych’s rescue. While he played with a certain freedom, Herbert played tentatively. Despite the score, Herbert was right in…

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Who Will Shine In 2019?

November Shine

Will one or a few of the old guards steal the spotlight? Novak Djokovic sits comfortably at the top on the men’s side and very few seem to be able to challenge him consistently. Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal are plagued by recurrent and lingering injuries; thus, I do not see…

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