The first three tournaments of the 2011 ATP season concluded this weekend with Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka winning respective tournament while Robin Soderling not only won, but also usurped the number four ranking from Andy Murray.
There are so many good choices at the 2010 U.S. Open that a longshot has a strong chance to outdistance a few veterans and walk away with a stirring championship in a fortnight or so. Defending titleholder, Juan Martin DelPotro, will be missing but Argentina has reason to be confident as their newest ace, hot David Nalbandian goes headhunting.
Cypriot rebel March Baghdatis outgunned the game’s biggest gunner and two Americans shot down high-flying seeds to join Roger Federer in the finals in the steamy Cincinnati Semis.
Last week the top four seeds all made the semifinals, and this week they have all made the quarterfinals where four hungry challengers are looking for upsets.
Rogers Cup Champion Andy Murray got roughed up by France’s Jeremy Chardy but when he needed it most, Murray had enough fight to win.
Andrey Golubev became the first player from Khakhstan to win an ATP World Tour title on Sunday at the German International Tennis Tournament.
Ever since his March left wrist injury, top seed Nikolay Davydenko has struggled to find his early season form.
Federer, Djokovic and Davydenko escaped five set thrillers in an unforgettable Day One at Wimbledon 2010.
While the women’s draw is unbalanced, the Gentlemen’s Draw at Wimbledon is sensible but filled with predictable landmines for the eventual winner.
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.