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Madrid: DelPo Withdraws from Madrid, Ahead of the Draw Ceremony

In hindsight, the writing was on the wall.  Due to DelPo’s slow recovery from the flu/virus that had caused him to withdraw from his title defense campaign at the Portugal Open, DelPo also withdrew from the upcoming Mutua Madrid Open. … Continue reading

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Madrid: Fed Wins 20th Masters Title in Madrid

Federer d. Berdych, 3-6 7-5 7-5 After a dramatic week, Fed defeated an in-form Berdych to win his record-equalling 20th Masters title (tied with Rafa, who’d own his 20th at Monte Carlo).  He also becomes the only player in the … Continue reading

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Madrid: Berdy Ends DelPo’s Clay Streak

Berdych d. Del Potro, 7-6(5) 7-6(6) It was a very closely fought and entertaining match between the two giants, but Berdy edged out the win in two TBs.  The stats for this match show that both DelPo and Berdy won … 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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Madrid: Wonky Bottom Half of Draw

Del Potro d. Cilic, 6-2 6-4 Hard-hitting groundies.  Level 10 crankiness from both sides.  Remonstrating and arguing with chair ump Fergus Murphy.    This match was entertaining. DelPo-Cilic matches involve plays from the baseline.  One difference is that DelPo plays … Continue reading

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Madrid: DelPo Beats Mayer, Wins a Red Lollipop

Del Potro d. Mayer, 6-4 6-2 By now, it’s official that the blue clay courts at Madrid are a poor surface.  The great majority have spoken about how slippery the courts are — Madrid hasn’t exactly been the perfect tennis … Continue reading

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Madrid: Where the Courts are Different

The Madrid Masters has started and there are mixed reports about the blue clay.  So far, there haven’t been any serious injuries or surprise results, so let’s hope the new surface doesn’t cause harm to anyone: Following his win in … Continue reading

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Estoril: Top 4 Seeds Advance, DelPo-Wawa Coming Up!

In Estoril:  DelPo defeated Montanes, 6-2 6-2 and set up a SF with Stanislas Wawrinka.  As straightforward as the scoreline seems, DelPo was actually broken twice on serve during the match.  Luckily, he made up for that by breaking Monty … Continue reading

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Funnies: Madrid Pre-Tourny Videos, Fed Interview

The Madrid tourny, which as we all know is making the change to blue clay this year, has gathered players to publicize the upcoming tournament.  Top players such as Rafa, Roger and Djokovic have each spoken out against the change … Continue reading

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