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About mariposaxprs

I play favorites with Juan Martin Del Potro, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Gilles Simon and the long line of mercurial talent that drives me to despair in front of the screen at odd hours during the week.

The Bare Necessities

Greetings! Bercy DelPo lost a surprisingly tight 3 set match to Fed in the Bercy QFs.  Fed has played his way into form these past two weeks — the Maestro notched his 1st win over a top 5 player in … Continue reading

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I See London. I See France.

It’s only a mere three days before the London WTF starts and all 8 contenders are still in action at the Paris Bercy QFs.  Bercy is turning out to be a fitting lead-up to the season finale in London — … Continue reading

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A Good Turnaround

Hi readers, how have you been?  It’s been a long 2 months, hasn’t it? Following DelPo’s early R2 loss to Hewitt in a five-setter at the USO, questions lingered over the state of his left wrist, which had bothered him … Continue reading

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US Open: Rain Delay Drama, but DelPo is Through to R2

After a torturous series of rain delays, DelPo defeated Garcia-Lopez, 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(7).  The total match time was 4 hours and 21 minutes.  The two players shook hands at the net after 9pm in the evening, close to eight … Continue reading

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US Open: Evil-Eye Draw Analysis

The 2013 US Open draw ceremony took place on Thursday.  DelPo is in Djokovic’s quarter of the draw.  Here is the big man’s probable route at the tournament: R1 Garcia-Lopez – R2 Hewitt/Baker – R3 Melzer – R4 Haas/Dolgopolov – … Continue reading

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Cincinnati: A Confusing Ending

For the second consecutive year, DelPo’s run at the Cincinnati Masters ended at the SF.  Unlike last year, this year’s Cincy run ended with a baffling loss to a lower-ranked opponent, John Isner.  Isner defeated DelPo in three sets, 6-7(5) … Continue reading

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Cincinnati: Karate Kid

There’s a recent La Nacion interview with DelPo, which @vamosdelpofans kindly translated to English.  DelPo fans will appreciate the personal details.  Some highlights: He stands firm on his decision not to play Davis Cup this year: He says he has received a … Continue reading

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Cincinnati: Back in Action

After the farce of a match he lost in R2 to the low-rent sc#mb!!!!g otherwise known as the morally wayward and equivocating disgrace of a figure named Raonic (whose behavior many English-speaking writers seem all too willing to defend, through … Continue reading

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Montreal: Foot, Meet Net

[tweet align=’center’] Raonic defeated DelPo in straight sets, 7-5 6-4. The level of play was quite dull, but it ended up turning into one big drama-fest. First, Raonic took a nearly 12 minute MTO in the 3rd game of the … Continue reading

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Montreal: DelPo Narrows Out a Win Over Dodig

After winning Washington, DelPo had to do a quick turnaround, as the Rogers Cup in Montreal started this week.  An exhausted Isner, the finalist in Washington (after winning the final, DelPo said Isner was a “favorite” for the USO), lost … Continue reading

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