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Monte Carlo: DelPo Loses in a Cloud of Controversy to Nieminen

In a closely fought match that featured entertaining rallies and mindblowing errors, Nieminen edged out DelPo in three sets.  It’s the Friendly Finn’s first win over DelPo in five meetings and one of the best wins of his career.  Looking … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: DelPo Has a Tough Adjustment to Clay

DelPo fought from a set and a break down to defeat Dolgo, 1-6 6-4 6-3.  He advances to R3, where he will face the winner of Nieminen and Raonic. DelPo had BP chances in Dolgopolov’s opening service game, but was … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: DelPo Pays His Respects to Monte Carlo

As you know, DelPo traditionally starts his clay season at the Portugal Open.  This year, he has decided to grace the Monte Carlo tournament with his presence.  He gave a pre-tournament interview: He was cheery and full of smiles.  In … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: Draw Analysis

DelPo faces a pretty tough draw at MC.  His potential route to the final: BYE – R2 Tomic/Dolgo – R3 Raonic/Benneteau – QF Djokovic – SF Gasquet/Berdych – F Nadal/Murray. [tweet https://twitter.com/mysoulFR/status/323045417665327104 align=’center’] He debuted a new hedgehog haircut, as he had a … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: Outlook for the Clay Season

Recap of Miami: Following his early loss in Miami to Tobias Kamke, DelPo flew home to Tandil.  His team later confirmed that DelPo had been having family issues (one unconfirmed report says his mother had heart surgery), which had  affected DelPo’s focus at … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo: Strange Things Afoot, But Then a Happy Ending

This is a very belated and somewhat brief overview of Monte Carlo.  Overall, the tourny had been unfortunate for quite a number of players this year— Charly Berlocq: The Monte Carlo tourny started badly for the Argies, with Carlos Berlocq … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo & Houston: Clay Season Starts

Monaco d. Isner, 6-2 3-6 6-3 The Houston tourny just finished, with Juan Monaco (Pico!) taking a 3-sets win over John Isner (who is now the top-ranked American at no. 9).  The Isner-mania has come to a brief lull, although … Continue reading

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