A Comprehensive Victory For Nadal

Shanghai Rolex Masters, China [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [CR7] Rafael Nadal (ESP) It was a comprehensive victory for Nadal, 6-2 and 6-1. Dare we, his fans and the tennis world, believe that Nadal is finding his form late in the season?  Or was Wawrinka completely flat because he had a hard fought and exhausting…

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Tsonga Avenged His 2013 Loss

Moselle Open, Metz Men’s Final: [CR10] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. [CR17] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Tsonga had memories of losing to Simon in 2013.  Despite being good buddies, he wanted to avenge that loss.  The first set was closely contested and would end in a tiebreak. Simon had numerous opportunities to get a break, but Tsonga…

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Tsonga, Tested By Mahut

Moselle Open, France [CR17] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. [CR67] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) Tsonga was pushed by fellow countryman and good friend, Mahut.  He expected the battle though as two of their three previous matches had gone the distance.  Mahut won the first set on both occasions; however, like today, he was unable to get a…

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Men’s quarterfinals at Roland Garros

ROLAND GARROS, Paris [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR9] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) It was quality tennis from both players from the first ball.  Yet, Wawrinka had a slight edge coming into this match. Federer had to come back on court yesterday to finish his 4th round match against Gael Monfils.  Although it was only two sets, it took…

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Too much power

Miami Open presented by Itau [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [CR211] Catherine (Cici) Bellis (USA) It is never easy to play a fellow countryman; it is even harder when there is a significant age difference.  Add to that the pressure of public expectation and it becomes almost herculean. Would the youngster be overwhelmed or would…

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Backfired!

Davis Cup Final, France Rubber 1, Day 1: [CR4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [CR12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Arnaud Clement (French Captain) may regret picking clay, in the hopes of thwarting [CR2] Roger Federer’s attempt at winning his first Davis Cup trophy, instead of picking a surface his team has excelled on. Tsonga on clay is a…

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