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US Open: Rain Delay Drama, but DelPo is Through to R2

After a torturous series of rain delays, DelPo defeated Garcia-Lopez, 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(7).  The total match time was 4 hours and 21 minutes.  The two players shook hands at the net after 9pm in the evening, close to eight … Continue reading

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USO: DelPo Retires a 2nd Member of the New Balls Generation

DelPo defeated Roddick in four sets to advance to the QF, where he will play defending champ Novak.  This is a good comeback from the indignities he faced the day before (which featured him mopping up the court with a … Continue reading

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USO: Two Former USO Champs Battle it Out

The R4 match between DelPo and Roddick has been suspended because of rain.  They were on serve at 0*-1 in the first set TB when play was called. Due to time differences and work, I’m afraid I was unable to … Continue reading

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USO: If Anybody Had A Heart

May it throw three cheers for DelPo! 2003 USO Champ and former world no. 1 (and American golden boy) Andy Roddick announced he will retire from tennis after the USO. Roddick, after defeating Fabio Fognini in four sets, will now … Continue reading

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USO: DelPo May Return to Arthur Ashe in R2

DelPo won his R1 in straight sets over LL Florent Serra, 6-4 7-6(4) 6-4. Given the last-minute change of opponent, DelPo did well to make adjustments to his game and win this match in straights, although I would’ve preferred he … 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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In which the men age in reverse…

Here’s Roger Federer after defeating Juan Monaco in a quick R4 encounter, 6-1 6-2 6-0 For those keeping track, that’s 30 consecutive QF appearances at Grand Slams for Federer at the grand age of 30 years. Everyone pick up your … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Fairytale Comeback

Juan Martin del Potro loses to Gilles Simon in R3 (4-6 7-6 6-2 7-6) at the US Open. So what happened?  Simon is always a tough match-up for Del Potro and the tall Argentine has never fared well against defensive players. … Continue reading

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