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Davis Cup: The Dream Comes to an End, Leaves an Ugly Mess in its Wake

After Argentina’s loss to Spain in last year’s Davis Cup final, their chances for 2012 never looked better.  They were guaranteed a home tie, DelPo was back, Nalbandian was ever willing and able, Rafa was seemingly out for the rest … Continue reading

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Davis Cup: DelPo Confirms His Participation, Against Doctor & Coach’s Orders

Apologies for the lack of updates recently.  I’d been preparing a “comprehensive fall review” of DelPo’s past year, but haven’t been able to finish things up yet.  I will wait until the Davis Cup weekend is over before finishing up … 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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Toronto: Tower of Tandil in Argentina

DelPo lost to Steps, 4-6 6-7(5) in his R2 match in Toronto. Steps was serving well, while DelPo’s timing off on his shots.  He was visibly exhausted, given the day he had to travel from London to Toronto, adjust to … Continue reading

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Toronto: Are We There Already?

DelPo, Murray and Novak have all committed to play the Rogers Cup (which Roger himself won’t be playing — Ferru and Rafa are not playing either).  There had been early reports that DelPo wouldn’t play, due to fatigue, yet he … Continue reading

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Davis Cup: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

del Potro d. Cilic, 6-1 6-2 6-1 Argentina are through to the SF, after taking the tie 4-1. **Update: DelPo also confirmed he will make himself available for the SF tie against the Czech Republic in September. A smiling El … Continue reading

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Brisbane, Chennai, Doha & South America

Dolgo defeated Igor Andreev, to set up a potentially thrilling QF encounter with Radek Stepanek at the Brisbane Open.  As for Bernard Tomic, his R1 defeat over Benneteau showed some of the great work he put in over the off-season. … Continue reading

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Funnies: Baseline Séance

I don’t know what’s happening in this photo.  Apparently, it was taken during Stepanek/Del Potro’s SF loss to Mirnyi/Nestor in Vienna. If joint meditation sessions are a part of successful team-building, why not?  Question: Is Del Potro chanting goodbye to … Continue reading

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JMDP Reaches SFs in Vienna

JMDP is into the SF of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, where he will face his first real challenge in Kevin Anderson.  I hope he pulls through and that a JMDP vs Tsonga final takes place in Vienna.  JMDP … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-up: Stockholm and Moscow

Monfils defeats Jarkko Nieminen to win the If Stockholm Open.  I was cheering for Jarkko, but Monfils proved too good (and surprisingly steady) for the Finn.  This is Monfils’ fourth career title and he broke his 2011 title drought.  (Trivia: … Continue reading

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