Tag Archives: Nicolas Almagro

Australian Open: “To the Net? I Like to Make Winners on the Baseline”

DelPo’s frank statement about his baseline game goes against the general yearning for what is acknowledged to be the bygone era of serve and volley. Nevertheless, DelPo did make 16 ventures to the net and he won 14 of those … Continue reading

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DelPo Qualifies for London Masters — Time to Go Shopping for a Suit

007: DelPo in London! On the back of Rafa’s withdrawal from both the Paris Masters and the London WTF, DelPo haw now officially qualified for the London WTF.  So far, Tsonga and Tipsy round out the list, although the fight … Continue reading

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USO: Last Minute Casting Change in R1

In very sad news, Nalby announced his withdrawal from the USO, due to an injury in his intercostal zone (rib cage area).  Just yesterday, I’d read rumors on Twitter that Nalby would withdraw due to injury, but I thought they … Continue reading

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5 Days Before Main-draw Play Begins at Roland Garros

Apologies for the lack of DelPo updates.  I’d been busy with non-tennis-stuff lately, and hadn’t had the time to update.  I’m back on course now! DelPo’s scheduled to play the Mary Cohr exhibition warm-up to Roland Garros.  However, it’s been … Continue reading

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Dubai & Acapulco: DelPo Reaches 3rd Straight SF, Fer Makes a Surprise

Del Potro d. Tsonga, 7-6(1) 6-2 Heavy strapping on the shoulder. That’s DelPo’s second win over newly minted world no. 5 Tsonga, in the past two weeks.  DelPo’s H2H against Tsonga now stands at 5-1.  This feels similar to DelPo’s … 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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Australian Open: R3 Round-up — Reeshard & Nico!

R3 Combativity Award — Allez Richard Gasquet!: Although the obvious pick for R3’s Combativity Award is Lleyton Hewitt, who just defeated Canadian hope Milos Raonic in 4 tight sets, I want to give a shout out to Reeshard instead. I … Continue reading

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Berdych, Tsonga and Fish at the WTF

The field for the 2011 London World Tour Finals has been confirmed.  Following Tomas Berdych’s defeat of Janko Tipsarevic at the Paris Masters, Berdie confirmed his place in the top 8.  Tsonga and Fish will be in London as well. … Continue reading

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Introducing…Pico, the new Davis Cup Warrior?

En route to his showing in the Valencia final, Juan Monaco defeated three Spaniards: Nicolas Almagro, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and David Ferrer.  The only non-Spaniard he defeated was Fabio Fognini in R2.  The last two wins over Ferrero and Ferrer … 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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