Three Movers Of The Week

WEEK:  10.24.2016 Mover of the week honors go to three players this week since the change in their ranking was almost the same: Lucie Safarova, Diego Schwartzman, and Juan Martin Del Potro.  Del Potro won his first title of the season yesterday in Stockholm.  This was his first title since 2014 and he did so…

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Nico Stops Nick In Estoril

Millennium Estoril Open, Portugal Men’s Semifinal: [20] Nicholas (Nick) Kyrgios (AUS) vs. [71] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Almagro is also coming back from injury.  Always a brilliant shot maker with an exquisite one-handed backhand, he has been a thorn in many of the top player’s side on many occasions.  Despite his ability, he has struggled with consistency. …

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Zverev’s ranking improves, etc.

Zverev’s improved ranking Our spotlight player, Alexander Zverev (GER), is climbing up the ranks, slowly but surely. This week he will be at his highest rank to date at 84.  Zverev will get a chance to showcase his talent this week at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. How far will he go in this tournament?  …

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20th Major Championship Title

                             ROLAND GARROS, Paris Women’s Final:  [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [CR13] Lucie Safarova (CZE) Williams was focused and determined to win her 20th Major Championship. For the first half of the match Safarova had no impact on Williams’ game and then suddenly, Williams stumbled. Up two breaks in the second and serving to go up 5-1, the enormity of what she was…

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Serena’s remaining obstacles

ROLAND GARROS, Paris It has not been pretty, but she’s made it to another major semi-finals. The pressure of trying to win her 20th major title has affected Williams’ game. She has a tendency to struggle early in tournaments; however, by the latter rounds, her game has rounded into form. That has not been the…

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