Golubev Ousts Top Seed Davydenko

Golubev Ousts Top Seed Davydenko

Ever since his March left wrist injury, top seed Nikolay Davydenko has struggled to find his early season form.

Marseilles Open – Round of 16 Review

Marseilles Open - Round of 16 Review

The Open 13 tennis tournament in Marseilles, France, is quite literally proving to be an “open” tournament. In Thursday’s round of 16 matches - singles and doubles alike - the smell of cutthroat competition wafted through the sterile indoor air at the Palais des Sports. If anyone thought that the top seeds in this event […]

Marat Safin – A Tormented Talent

Marat Safin – A Tormented Talent

Player Profiles 12 Feb 2010

The first thing that needs to be said about Marat Safin is that 99.5 percent of human beings would love to have this enigmatic Russian’s problems. This magnetic Muscovite with movie-star looks, a body tailor-made for tennis success, and a full assortment of formidable skills won over $14 million, traveled the world, won two Major […]

Delpo Digs Deep Again

Delpo Digs Deep Again

Juan Martin del Potro has to carry a rangy, lanky, 6-foot, 6-inch frame around a tennis court. He doesn’t have the smooth, gliding footwork of Roger Federer, whose rather compact frame enables him to reach shots with relative ease. He lacks the thick, muscular build of Marat Safin, a man who probably had the greatest […]

The Safina Rule: Notes on a Wimbledon aftermath

Dinara Safina 06 Jul 2009

Dinara Safina’s 6-1, 6-0 loss to Venus Williams in Wimbledon’s easily-forgotten “other semifinal” might have taken only 50 minutes, but the impact of the event is still being felt throughout the WTA Tour. The biggest story of this year’s ladies’ singles tournament at Wimbledon centered around the Williams sisters, back in the final of the […]

Old School: Ferrero outlasts Santoro in battle of veterans

Wimbledon 2009 26 Jun 2009

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, […]

The Slaying of the Semifinalists: Zheng, Schuettler fall on day three

Wimbledon 2009 25 Jun 2009

If some people on the planet still couldn’t appreciate the amazing nature of Roger Federer’s streak of 20 straight Grand Slam singles semifinals, those foggy-minded folks might finally see the light after the third day of play at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. In a development that won’t grab headlines in the London tabloids, three of […]

Ma-rotten: Safin’s last Wimbledon ends on sour note

Wimbledon 2009 24 Jun 2009

Marat Safin never liked the grass of Wimbledon and the tricky bounces created by tennis’s most organic playing surface. Now, the mercurial Russian won’t have to worry about returning to the All-England Club. The 14th-seeded Safin, who has made it clear that 2009 will be his last year on the ATP Tour, didn’t last long […]

Frail Feliciano: Lopez loses in first round

Wimbledon 2009 23 Jun 2009

The first day of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships witnessed a number of matches in which dangerous players flirted with disaster. For Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, a dance with danger turned out to be deadly. Lopez, who reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon last year (before losing to Marat Safin) and has typically performed well on the lawns […]

Wimbledon seeds announced for Friday’s draw

Wimbledon 2009 18 Jun 2009

There were no major surprises this year as the All England Club released the seeds for the 2009 Wimbledon tournament. Both the men’s and women’s lists almost mirror the top 16 ATP world rankings as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray top the men’s seeds respectively. There were suggestions that 5 times winner Federer […]

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