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Roland Garros: DelPo Withdraws Due to Complications from Virus

DelPo announced his withdrawal from 2013 Roland Garros.  The virus that had led him to withdraw from the Portugal Open and Madrid Masters has also forced his withdrawal from Roland Garros, the second Slam of the year.  DelPo made his … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: Rafa Wins Historic 7th Title. It’s Settled, His Shirt Was Pink All Along

Nadal d. Djokovic, 6-4 6-3 2-6 7-5 This is a criminal sin for a tennis fan to admit, but I wasn’t able to watch the final in its entirety.  I caught the first set but was pulled away due to … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: The Turbulent Storm that Subsided in Three Hours

Federer d. del Potro, 3-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-0 6-3 Well, this match took a few days off my life. First things first.  DelPo started out strong and he took advantage of the gaps in Fed’s game.  Fed did not burst … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: DelPo Sets Up a 5th Meeting With Fed

del Potro d. Berdych, 7-6 1-6 6-3 7-5 The match proved to be close to the very end, but DelPo managed to break Berdy’s serve at the tail end of the fourth set to take his place in the QF.  There … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: Match Suspended — Momentum Shifts to Berdy

Del Potro-Berdych, 7-6 1-6 6-3  (suspended for darkness) DelPo started out with a handful of chances to break.  Berdy would respond with incredible serves and FHs.  Right prior to the TB, DelPo was scene of frustration as he swung his … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: Another Serving of DelPo-Berdy, Coming to You on Sunday

del Potro d. Cilic, 6-3 7-6(7) 6-1  In the battle of big, hairy and leggy giants, DelPo pulled through yet again, defeating Cilic by the straight-sets scoreline of 6-3 7-6 and 6-1.  This pulls his H2H against the Croatian player … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: Calm Before the Storm

del Potro d. Roger-Vasselin, 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-4 6-4 The double-lawnmower fistpump celebration In dramatic fashion, DelPo eeked out a win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin and secured his passage to R3.  Much like his R1 win over Monty, this match featured a … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: Del Potro Overcomes Montanes, Outlook Cloudy

del Potro d. Montanes 6-2 6-7(5) 6-2 6-1 Del Potro played his R1 match at Philippe Chatrier court, straight after Samantha Stosur’s straight-set win over Irina Falconi.  The first two matches at Roland Garros’ central court featured two surprise U.S. … Continue reading

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Roland Garros: What Did DelPo (and Nalby) Ever Do To You?

Observe this scenic photo of Reeshard lounging on his chair, flipping through a magazine. I’d wanted to use that photo as an opening to my very brief analysis of the RG draw.  It would have been nice, as Reeshard actually … Continue reading

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Funnies: DelPo in Sydney & Funny RG Impersonations

Face-off!  The Tower of Tandil versus Sydney Tower.  Journalist Craig Gabriel followed DelPo to the top of the Sydney Tower, where they have a Skywalk.  Apparently, the Skywalk requires everyone to wear a special suit: That wingspan — DelPo does … Continue reading

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