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Indian Wells: DelPo Misses Out on the Indian Wells Title

It was an exciting and competitively fought final, but Rafa emerged the victor as he won Indian Wells by defeating DelPo, 4-6 6-3 6-4. While both players went through their patches of error-ridden play, it was nevertheless an entertaining final … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: DelPo Upsets the Apple Cart & Reaches His 2nd Career Masters Final

After a 2h50m match, DelPo came back from a set down to defeat world no. 1 Djokovic, 4-6 6-4 6-4. In the final, he will face Rafael Nadal, who defeated Berdych in straight sets (6-4 7-5).  Just like the Paris … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: DelPo Gets His First Win Over Murray on Hard Courts, Advances to the SF

DelPo defeated Murray, 6-7(4) 6-3 6-1 to advance to the SF at Indian Wells.  They played a 2.5 hour match in torrid conditions, as temperatures reached 35 Celsius. Of the 4 men’s QF at IW this year, DelPo-Muzz was the … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: Habemus DelPuzzard (et Fedal)

On the day the Catholic Church announced their election of Pope Francis (an Argentinean),  DelPo beat Haas to set up a QF with Muzz (who defeated Berlocq) and Fedal overcame tricky opponents to set up a long-awaited reunion. DelPo defeated … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: Xbox Defeats Playstation and Phau, Sets Up a R4 with Haas

In a tricky R2 match, DelPo defeated Davydenko in straight sets 6-3 6-4 to reach R3.  The diminutive Russian (also known as “Playstation”) was too inconsistent against DelPo, who debuted a brand new Nike kit featuring plaid shorts.  Davydenko takes … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: Draw Analysis

The ceremony for the IW draw took place on Tuesday.  DelPo has a very tough path at the first Masters of the year: R1 BYE – R2 Davydenko/Mathieu – R3 Chardy – R4 Almagro/Haas – QF Murray – SF Djokovic – F … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: How Many Folks Expected a Fed-Isner Final?

Federer d. Nadal, 6-3 6-4 Rafa raises his eyebrows at the cloudy skies while the wind does some serious flattening-out damage to Roger’s hair (don’t you just hate when that happens?) This was a pretty surprising result, given Fed’s H2H … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: DelPo & Nalby Bow Out in the QFs

This is a tale of two very different QF matches — Federer d. Del Potro 6-3 6-2 So this match was a bit of a blow-out. I thought it would be competitive, given how closely DelPo played Fed in Dubai, … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: Quarter-finalists Lined Up!

Del Potro d. Istomin, 7-6 6-7 6-2 It took 2h44m but DelPo finally pulled through to the QFs, where he will meet Fed for the fourth time this year. DelPo hasn’t hit too many winners on the slow IW court … Continue reading

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Indian Wells: DelPo Will Play Istomin in R4

Del Potro d. Verdasco, 6-2 7-6 After a first set in which he outplayed Fer, DelPo faced more of a challenge in the 2nd set.  Fer actually had 3 SPs on DelPo’s serve late in the 2nd set, only for … Continue reading

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