Tag Archives: Alexander Dolgopolov

Monte Carlo: DelPo Has a Tough Adjustment to Clay

DelPo fought from a set and a break down to defeat Dolgo, 1-6 6-4 6-3.  He advances to R3, where he will face the winner of Nieminen and Raonic. DelPo had BP chances in Dolgopolov’s opening service game, but was … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: DelPo Pays His Respects to Monte Carlo

As you know, DelPo traditionally starts his clay season at the Portugal Open.  This year, he has decided to grace the Monte Carlo tournament with his presence.  He gave a pre-tournament interview: He was cheery and full of smiles.  In … Continue reading

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Madrid: Your Friendly Giant Strolls Into the SFs

Del Potro d. Dolgopolov, 6-3 6-4 DelPo defeated a strong-spirited Dolgo, in an entertaining match.  Dolgo, who is the most entertaining but frustrating player on tour, showed his zany FHs and dropshots. However, DelPo pinned Dolgo back to the baseline … Continue reading

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Dubai & Acapulco: Tale of Two Climates

In Dubai, where conditions are cool and balmy… DelPo d. Dolgpolov, 6-4 7-6: I wasn’t able to watch this match, but I just now fast-forwarded through the recording of it.  I can’t say the match really lived up to expectations, … Continue reading

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Australian Open: R3 Round-up — Reeshard & Nico!

R3 Combativity Award — Allez Richard Gasquet!: Although the obvious pick for R3’s Combativity Award is Lleyton Hewitt, who just defeated Canadian hope Milos Raonic in 4 tight sets, I want to give a shout out to Reeshard instead. I … Continue reading

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Countdown: One Week to the Oz Open

Murray wins Brisbane:  In a highly anticipated but lackluster final, Muzz beat Dolgopolov 6-2 6-4 to win Brisbane.  Dolgo was hampered by a leg injury that he hopes will clear up before the Oz Open.  Muzz has more pop on … Continue reading

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Brisbane, Chennai, Doha & South America

Dolgo defeated Igor Andreev, to set up a potentially thrilling QF encounter with Radek Stepanek at the Brisbane Open.  As for Bernard Tomic, his R1 defeat over Benneteau showed some of the great work he put in over the off-season. … Continue reading

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Way Back When: Del Potro Defeats Cilic at the 2002 Orange Bowl

This post is partly inspired by a very well-written piece, titled “Kidspiration,” (definitely worth a read) by Kait O’Callahan on the Tennis Australia website.  She writes about her visit to the Optus 14s Australian Teams Championships, where she saw 14-year olds hit … Continue reading

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