A Passion For The Game

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The first major (aka: the Australian Open) gets underway on television in the USA on Sunday, January 13th. As I get prepared for another tennis season, the qualifying rounds of a major remind me that “most tennis players play tennis because they are passionate about the sport”. That would seem intuitive; however, take a look…

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Americans On Day 1 At Roland Garros

ROLAND GARROS, FRANCE Rain delayed the action on day one and then play was suspended due to darkness.  However, before the delay two Americans got ousted. Alison Riske lost to [132] Viktorija Golubic (SUI) in three sets.  Riske seemed to have righted the ship when she won the second set 6-1 but she could not…

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Young Does It Twice

US OPEN [CR22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. [CR68] Donald Young (USA) Young did it again. He came back from a two set deficit to win the match for the second time in his career and did so both times at this US Open. Troicki also did it again, for the second time this year at a Major, he…

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The Good And Bad Of Day Two

US OPEN The good of day two, American number one, [13] John Isner, won his match fairly comfortably.  He defeated Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. He avoided any protracted sets, giving his knee some much needed rest. [CR68] Donald Young pulled off a doubly spectacular feat today.  He defeated [11] Gilles Simon for the first time in…

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