Heir Apparent: Dominic Thiem

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Mutua Madrid Open, Spain [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Thiem led their head-to-head 3:2 coming into this match, with the added advantage of winning their only previous encounter on clay; thus, he was favored to win this match. However, Federer came out focused; he served well and never gave his opponent…

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Djokovic’s Era Of Dominance Continues

Mutua Madrid Open, Spain Men’s Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Andy Murray (GBR) There was the Pete Sampras era; the Roger Federer era; the Rafael Nadal era; and now this is the Novak Djokovic era.  He seems invincible as did the previous players who were dominant during their respective era; however, their reign eventually…

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Coric Topples Almagro In Madrid

Mutua Madrid Open, Spain [40] Borna Coric (CRO) vs. [48] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) Coric toppled Almagro in what can only be described as a lackluster performance from Almagro. It’s perhaps understandable after his grueling victory over the weekend in Estoril.  However, that is one of the factors that separates the great players from the good…

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