Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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French Open 2017: Men’s Semifinal Preview: Nadal vs. Thiem

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Halep v Ostapenko – not quite the women’s final we had in mind prior to the tournament, but that’s why they play the games. Two very different players, coming through equally topsy-turvy semifinals, the stage is set for a storybook...

French Open 2017: Women’s Semifinal Preview

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“It’s a mental game.” How many times have we heard someone say that about tennis? And yet, it never gets old – Novak Djokovic and Elina Svitolina’s performances yesterday were further proof of that. Two very different matches, but in each...

French Open 2017 Day 11 Quarterfinal Preview: Three to see

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Day 10 at Roland Garros may have been cut short by rain, but in the few hours we did get of on-court action, we were lucky enough to see the emerge of 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko. Downing eleventh seed Caroline Wozniacki...

French Open 2017 Day 10 Quarterfinal Preview: Featuring Djokovic vs. Thiem

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After nine days of (almost) non-stop action on the Terre Battue, the money rounds are finally upon us. With a major title only three victories away, the pressure ramps up, and even the best are tested. So far Roland Garros...

French Open 2017 Day 9 Preview: Verdasco Looks for More Magic in Paris

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It’s official: there will be a new women’s grand slam champion in Paris this year. With the ouster of not just Garbine Murguruza, but Venus Williams and Samantha Stosur on Sunday, there are no women in the draw with a...

French Open 2017 Day 8 Preview: It’s Time for Djokovic and Raonic to Step...

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Rain, rain, go away. After starting off the middle Saturday at Roland Garros with some highly entertaining matches, the day ended with a reminder that at least in one important area, the French Open remains embarrassingly lacking. Somehow in 2017, there...

2017 French Open Day 3 Preview: Front Row for Monfils vs. Brown

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Always one of the more intriguing subplots of early round action, day 2 saw us get our first look at the campaigns of both defending champions – the takeaway? Looks can be deceiving. Despite neither Novak Djokovic nor Garbine Muguruza...

30 is the Old 30: A New Act Begins for Djokovic and Murray

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If the success of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that age is just a number – if the slide of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic has taught us anything, it’s that that...

Help Wanted: Novak Djokovic Just Hit the Panic Button

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To quote the legendary wordsmith Keanu Reeves: woah. That’s the best way to sum up my initial reaction to Novak Djokovic’s decision to jettison his longtime coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil-Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic. It’s been apparent...

The Comeback “Kid”: Appreciating the Indefatigable Tommy Haas

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Longevity has become something of a hot-topic in recent times on the ATP Tour. After all, with Djokovic and Murray approaching 30, and Federer and Nadal undergoing a renaissance, how could it not? Yet if there’s one man who...

Contact Point

Badosa, Norrie Wins BNP Paribas Open Titles

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BNP Paribas Open—Indian Wells, California Paula Badosa won the biggest title of her young career on Sunday in Indian Wells, California, defeating two-time former champion...