Tag Archives: Kei Nishikori

Wimbledon: DelPo Announced as the 8th Seed, Adjusts to Life in GB

Following his loss to Hewitt at Queen’s, DelPo has been settling into life in Great Britain before Wimbledon starts. First, he attended his idol Bruce Springsteen’s concert at Wembley stadium with Franco: DelPo is a huge fan of the Boss … Continue reading

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Olympics: Into the Final Four

DelPo has reached the SF at the Olympics!  He’s in the final four.  After taking MP against Kei, DelPo let out his trademark roar.  He was so dang happy.  He defeated Kei Nishikori, 6-4 7-6(4) to set up a SF … Continue reading

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R3: And So We Reach the Halfway Mark

R3 Combativity Award: I’d awarded R2 Combativity Award to Lukas Rosol, who impressively beat Rafa in 5 sets.  Rosol lost in R3 to Kohlschrieber, who played a very impressive match of his own (he hit 35 winners and only 5 … Continue reading

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Australian Open: QF Exits & Final Four Match-ups

As predicted, the 128-player draw has been narrowed down and it’s the top 4 players in the world who will face off against each other: Rafa-Fed and Novak-Muzz. QF Combativity Award (Rafa defeats Berdy) Given the limited pool of remaining … Continue reading

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Australian Open: R4 Round-up

R4 Combativity Award: While Lleyton Hewitt gave a guns-blazing performance in his loss to Novak Djokovic, in what will likely be his last Oz Open, I’m giving R4’s combativity award to Kei Nishikori.  Mostly, I’m still unsettled by the Nalby-Isner … Continue reading

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Funnies: A Number 1’s Tale of 2011…

Djokovic has had a breakout season in 2011 and he took over the no. 1 ranking.  At the time of writing, his losses can still be counted on one hand.  How have the few who defeated him this year reacted … Continue reading

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Mini-break: Détente (Semi-tennis News)

Imagine strolling down the street past the stores and coming upon this Benetton ad– Benetton’s new UNHATE ad campaign features (photoshopped) Obama and Hu Jintao locking lips.  If I recall, Benetton doesn’t sell blazers and oxford shirts.  They sell colorful … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-up: Valencia and Basel

After a three-set heartbreaker, Marcel Granollers defeats Juan Monaco to win the 2011 Valencia Open.  With this win, Granollers moves to a career-high ranking of no. 28.  A+ to the commentators who remarked ad nauseum that Granollers had defeated half … Continue reading

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A Valencia Tale

Del Potro had a comfortable R1 victory over Dmitry Tursunov at Valencia, 6-4 6-1.  Kevin Anderson is up next in R2 and he should provide a sterner test.  Last week in Vienna, JMDP was frankly a bit lucky to escape … Continue reading

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Wrap-up of Asian Tour (A 2nd Look at Tennis in Asia)

The primary complaint against tournaments in Asia is their lack of crowd support.  Tennis players competed in the mostly empty stadiums of Bangkok, Beijing, and the early days of the Shanghai Masters.  This is a concerning issue and sometimes it … Continue reading

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