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Dubai: DelPo Cruises to the SF, Will Face Winner of Djokovic-Seppi

Quite unexpectedly, DelPo had his easiest match so far at the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Championships, with a 6-4 6-2 QF victory over qualifier Daniel Brands in just over an hour.  The 6’6″ Argentine faced off against the 6’5″ German. … Continue reading

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Dubai: DelPo Will Face Brands in the QF

Against Devvarman, DelPo had a relatively comfortably win.  He won 6-4 6-4. DelPo’s performance in R2 was a mixed bag.  His point construction was better than it was against Baggy, and he was able to hit his stride and set … Continue reading

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Dubai: DelPo Saves 3 MPs to Beat Baghdatis, but Faces a Recurrence of Left Wrist Injury

In a tough R1 match against an opponent who has always proven a match-up, DelPo defeated Baghdatis, 4-6 6-4 7-6(4). [tweet https://twitter.com/TennisNewsTPN/status/306447848810106880 align=’center’] Some observations from this match: During the 1st set, Baggy played well and he did a great job … Continue reading

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Dubai: Fairly Important Test Ahead for DelPo

The Dubai draw has been released.  It’s a fairly tough test for DelPo, as he faces Baghdatis in R1.  DelPo has a 1-2 record against Baggy and his last victory over the Cypriot came in 2007. [tweet https://twitter.com/nidssserz/status/305714844806569984 align=’center’] At the … Continue reading

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Dubai & Acapulco Round-up

Fed Becomes 5-time Champion at Dubai: He defeated Muzz 7-5 6-4 to take the title.  This is Fed’s 2nd title of the year.  Muzz conceded that the fast courts really suited Fed’s style of play.  This was an excellent tourny … Continue reading

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Dubai: DelPo Holds Serve, Loses TBs — then the Match

Federer d. Del Potro,7-6(5) 7-6(6) Fed’s hair won today. As for DelPo’s performance?  On the bright side … DelPo saved all 6 BPs he faced with good serving and aggressive play.  This shows the mental progress he’s made in terms … Continue reading

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Funnies: DelPo Goes Duty-free Shopping

As part of the Dubai tourny’s promotional activities, DelPo went on a short shopping spree at the Dubai Duty-Free mall: This is some hilarious stuff.  He’s really in his element here, whether he’s spritzing on cologne, saying “That’s me” in … Continue reading

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Dubai & Acapulco: DelPo Reaches 3rd Straight SF, Fer Makes a Surprise

Del Potro d. Tsonga, 7-6(1) 6-2 Heavy strapping on the shoulder. That’s DelPo’s second win over newly minted world no. 5 Tsonga, in the past two weeks.  DelPo’s H2H against Tsonga now stands at 5-1.  This feels similar to DelPo’s … 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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