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Vienna: DelPo Wins His 12th Career Title, Closes in On London

DelPo won his 12th career title, his 3rd title of 2012 and his 2nd on indoor HCs!  The only surface he has yet to win a title is on grass (although he did win an Olympic bronze medal on grass, … Continue reading

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Vienna: DelPo Plays Surprise Opponent Zemlja in the Final

After DelPo’s marathon three-set R2 match against Daniel Brands, he had a far easier time defeating Marinko Matosevic in the QF.  DelPo played far more confidently and his point-construction was at a level above his opening match.  DelPo played this … 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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Vienna: Tsonga d. Del Potro 6-7 6-3 6-4

Tsonga defeats Del Potro in the final.  This is Tsonga’s first victory over JMDP in four meetings and Vienna is his 7th career title. The stats from this match:  The matched turned in the 2nd set, when JMDP’s first serve … Continue reading

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Vienna: Del Potro d. Kevin Anderson, 6-4 3-6 6-4

He’s into the Vienna final, where he will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Celebrations and a sigh of relief after taking matchpoint: Both Tsonga and Del Potro’s form have been up and down this week, so this could prove an interesting final. … 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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Armada Exhibition & Hallo an Alle von Austria!

The Spanish Armada gathered in Barcelona to support 1972 Roland Garros Champion Andreu Gimeno.  Andreu Gimeno is currently suffering from financial problems, so Spanish players Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Tommy Robredo, Albert Montanes, and Marcel Granollers played a … Continue reading

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