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Wimbledon: DelPo Endures a Comparatively Calm Storm

WOW. On the 10th anniversary of his first Wimbledon title in 2003 (when he defeated Philippoussis in the final), defending champion Roger Federer lost in R2 to Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in four sets at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. Black Wednesday was one … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Question of the Draw

To much fanfare, the 2013 Wimbledon draw was released yesterday. As many feared, no. 5 seed Nadal was drawn into Fed’s quarter.  Fed, Nadal and Muzz are all in the same half of the draw, while Djokovic and Ferru headline … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: DelPo Announced as the 8th Seed, Adjusts to Life in GB

Following his loss to Hewitt at Queen’s, DelPo has been settling into life in Great Britain before Wimbledon starts. First, he attended his idol Bruce Springsteen’s concert at Wembley stadium with Franco: DelPo is a huge fan of the Boss … Continue reading

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The Sun is Up, The Sky is Blue, Fed’s Been 287 Weeks at #1, And So Are You

Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play? Brought to you by Federer’s FH dropshot (at 0:16) As anyone who’s recently visited the ATP site knows, as of this Monday, Fed broke Pete Sampras’ record for 286 weeks spent at … Continue reading

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Federer Wins His 17th Grand Slam, 7th Wimbledon, and Will Break the Record for Weeks Spent at #1

Against the odds and passing of time, Fed wins his 17th Grand Slam and his 7th Wimbledon title (equals Pete Sampras’ Wimby record).  He also takes the #1 ranking, which means he will surpass Sampras’ 286 weeks spent ranked #1. … Continue reading

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Final Four & the ITF Does a Stellar Job for the Olympics

Big Clash Ahead at the Wimbledon SFs So the SFs are set, with Federer-Djokovic and Tsonga-Murray contesting for spots in the final.  The Muzz-Ferru QF was one of the best matches this year, as Ferru put in a very strong … Continue reading

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A Dispiriting Loss Against an Inspired Opponent

Quick overview of the headlines from this match: “Ferrer has the measure of Del Potro in quick time,” “Ferrer pounds past Del Potro,” “Del Potro says goodbye after Ferrer master class,” and etc. A 6-3 6-2 6-3 scoreline shows the … Continue reading

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Manic Monday, Match Delays, and Roof Issues = Timber Tuesday

The DelPo-Ferru match was canceled and reassigned to Centre Court for Tuesday at 12pm.  Baker and Kohlschreiber also did not start. Given the scheduling issues and the rain delays, only three of the eight R16 matches were completed on Monday. … Continue reading

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R3: And So We Reach the Halfway Mark

R3 Combativity Award: I’d awarded R2 Combativity Award to Lukas Rosol, who impressively beat Rafa in 5 sets.  Rosol lost in R3 to Kohlschrieber, who played a very impressive match of his own (he hit 35 winners and only 5 … Continue reading

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R1 Wrap-Up: DelPo Haase What it Takes

DelPo defeats Haase, 6-4 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5. Wimbledon means you can sit back and admire how good your favorite tennis players look in white.  Even if grass is not their favorite surface, they look so good in white. This was … Continue reading

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