Thursday was a predictable day at the U.S. Open as players adjusted to the overflowing crowds and vocal enthusiasm.
In 2008, David Ferrer finished the year as the fourth ranked player on the tour. The future looked bright, but 2009 turned out to be an undistinguished year for the 10 year tour veteran.
Rafael Nadal stormed into the semifinal of his first clay court tournament of the year at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000. He got off to a fast start breaking Juan Carlos Ferrero’s serve in the first game of the match.
Second seeded Novak Djokovic keeps winning three set matches but continues find ways to add more drama to each win. The word number two survived three match points against German fireballer Phillipp Kohlschreiber in a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) two hours 35 minutes war.
In the second week of a major tennis tournament, the world’s best tennis players fight for championships and compete at an elevated level. In the first week of a Big Four event, the main goal is merely survival. On day two of the 2010 Australian Open, sports junkies were once again reminded why Roger Federer [...]
Worthwhile developments and especially newsworthy scores after a packed day of action at Melbourne Park: FIVE-SET THRILLERS ABOUND The losses of Robin Soderling and Juan Carlos Ferrero (mentioned elsewhere on this blog) weren’t the only five-setters witnessed on a rather contentious Tuesday in Australia. Other extended wars dotted the landscape on the blue plexicushion courts [...]
In Israel, a land attuned to the ancient texts of the world’s monotheistic faiths, the words “my cup overflows” possess a considerable amount of historical weight and meaning. That phrasing comes from scripture, of course–it’s no small thing in the Holy Land to encounter a lavish and abundant blessing. Now, 108 years after the Davis [...]
The ladies had their day on Tuesday. Now, the gentlemen will own the Wednesday spotlight on Centre Court and Court No. 1, as The Championships continue. Who’s to be taken seriously as the round of eight arrives? The short answer: A majority of the field. The longer answer: Keep reading. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals – All Matches [...]
Aside of Lleyton Hewitt’s upset win over Juan Martin del Potro, not much happened on Day 4 of the Wimbledon Championships. The All England Club featured some brief eruptions of action, but virtually no results that would cause a stir in the crowds who flocked to SW19. As the second round came to a close, [...]
Andy Murray reached the final of AEGON Championships after a straight sets victory over Juan Carlos Ferrero at Queen’s. It took Murray, bidding to become the first British winner of the tournament since Bunny Austin, just 71 minutes to see off the Spaniard 6-2 6-4. The 22-year-old became the first British finalist in the tournament [...]