Tag Archives: Michael Llodra

Marseille: DelPo Loses in the QF to Simon

After a difficult R2 victory over Michael Llodra (which featured an entertaining moment, where DelPo took a selfie with a spectator’s camera after losing a point), DelPo lost in the QF to Gilles Simon, 6-4 6-3. During R2 match against … Continue reading

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Marseille: DelPo Embarks on Title Defense at the Open13

Last year, DelPo won his first indoor HC title at Marseille, defeating indoor specialist Michael Llodra in the final. After his victory at Rotterdam, DelPo flew straight to Marseille, where he will defend his Open 13 title. For a 250-tournament, … Continue reading

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Rome: Big Man Arrives in Rome

DelPo arrived in Rome, and began training on the courts.  Here he is with Marc Lopez, watching Rafa train with Pico: I like how incredibly foreboding he looks in the photo. DelPo plays his R1 match today against Frenchman Michael … 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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Marseilles: JMDP Wins 10th Title, 1st on Indoor HCs

Del Potro d. Llodra, 6-4 6-4 He followed up his hard-fought victory over Tsonga, and Gasquet earlier, by defeating his third French player at Marseilles.  But the commentators did remark that the soccer rivalry between Paris and Marseilles meant Llodra … Continue reading

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Rotterdam: DelPo Stays Afloat

DelPo won a very tight match over Michael Llodra, 6-4 6-7 6-4. In the 1st set, DelPo started out very strongly.  What I noticed most was his movement, which seemed to be springier, and his willingness to charge the net … Continue reading

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When Grown Men Cry

Pete Bodo shared a list of his favorite things in 2011.  He had these words about DelPo: While I don’t especially want to be counted among those who think it’s a sign of human progress when grown men cry, I was touched … Continue reading

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Funnies: Lipstick Essentials

Fall season is fast approaching and you’re probably looking forward to shopping the new lipsticks and glosses to complement the breezy weather.  Look no further.  The men on the ATP show us how it’s done. Pretty in pink: A bubble-gum … Continue reading

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