Second Quarter ATP & WTA Champions

Special congratulations to all the first time champions; however, every champion deserves to be recognized for their accomplishment.  Winning the first title is never easy, but you believed and persevered and now wining more titles should just be a matter of time. TOURNAMENTS CHAMPIONS VOLVO CAR OPEN Daria Kasatkina def. Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-1  FIRST…

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Russian Teenager Stuns Bautista Agut

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Spain [17] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [138] Karen Khachanov (RUS) This Russian teenager was impressive to watch.  He was not overwhelmed by the occasion of playing an opponent who is a very good player.  From the beginning of the match, Khachanov was the one dictating play and Bautista Agut could…

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Djokovic Struggled Through

BNP Paribas Masters, Paris [CR1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. [CR5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) It was a much better effort from Berdych; however, it was not enough. Despite playing poorly for the second consecutive day, Djokovic struggled through to victory. When you consider how many opportunities he gave Berdych to defeat him, it is a testament…

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Johnson stayed positive

ROLAND GARROS, Paris [CR24] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. [CR56] Steve Johnson (USA) Johnson stayed positive after losing the third set yesterday to Garcia-Lopez.  Even when Garcia-Lopez tied the match up at two sets all, Johnson maintained his positive attitude. He did not succumb to doubts and panicked. How was he able to do so given his…

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Deceived by the score

Mutua Madrid Open, Spain [CR4] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [CR63] Simone Bolelli (ITA) A casual observer may look at the score and be impressed that Nadal was able to defeat Bolelli so easily.  Bolelli, when he is in form, can be challenging. Yet, the astute fan knows that the score does not accurately tell the…

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