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Rotterdam: DelPo Sets Up a R2 Encounter With a Tricky Foe

In one of the hyped R1 match-ups at Rotterdam, DelPo defeated WC Gael Monfils 6-3 6-4 in their first H2H encounter. Both players entered Rotterdam with question marks hovering over their heads. DelPo, who’d been making his slow but under-ratedly … Continue reading

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Rotterdam: DelPo Makes His Post-AO Return

The Rotterdam draw has been released.  Main draw play starts on Monday and DelPo is the no. 2 seed at the tournament.  This year, Rotterdam has four top 10 players in the draw (top seed and defending champion Fed, DelPo, … Continue reading

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Post Oz-Open Swing & DelPo’s Spring Plans

This is a two-part post devoted to 1) The current 250-level tournaments this week and 2) Del Potro’s outlook, following his Oz Open performance: Part I: Gael Monfils will play doubles with his younger brother Daryl Monfils at the Montpellier tournament in … 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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Photos: Around the World with Gael

Based on Twitter evidence, Gael Monfils has had the busiest off-season. First, he was spotted in St. Pierre with good friend Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, sipping cocktails by the beach.  This was right after Jo’s loss to Fed in London (seems so … Continue reading

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Hitting Partners & Brotherly Love

On FB, Rafa posted a photo of his new training partner, Teimuraz Gabashvilli.  The no. 136-ranked Russian recently lost in the Paris-Bercy qualies.  It seems he flew straight from Paris to Manacor to train with Nadal. The Portuguese junior Frederico … Continue reading

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The First Step to Beating the Armada…

…Is beating the other Armada: That’s right, no. 34 -ranked Marcel Granollers is a SF contender in Valencia.  Perhaps it was the pressure of defending his finalist points from last year, but Granollers ground out wins over Cilic and Monfils. … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-up: Stockholm and Moscow

Monfils defeats Jarkko Nieminen to win the If Stockholm Open.  I was cheering for Jarkko, but Monfils proved too good (and surprisingly steady) for the Finn.  This is Monfils’ fourth career title and he broke his 2011 title drought.  (Trivia: … Continue reading

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