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Apr/16

10

Jack Sock Puts On Show In Defeat In Houston

P1010929Jack Sock is an extraordinary player who has a natural aptitude for showmanship and sizzle. He won the first set today in the Houston final against Juan ‘Pico’ Monaco but became annoyed and lost his grip of the match in the second set. Pico calculated the set break as the right time to call a medical timeout for his supposedly ailing back. Sock fell behind in the second set and let it be known that he felt the back injury was a fake by gesturing that his own back was hurting after points and also mumbling to the chair ump and the crowd about it.

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DjokartChalk up another tennis expert who believes Novak Djokovic’s best tennis is better than that of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – Feliciano Lopez. The veteran lefty Spaniard who has played Djokovic Federer and Nadal multiple times each told journalist Blair Henley this week in Houston that “When Rafa and Roger were at their best they weren’t as great as Djokovic is now.”

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Apr/16

6

Players Who Just Vanish

With the influx of all the new faces and young guns like Alexander Zverev, Borna Coric, Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul and Hyeon Chung on the ATP horizon, it’s natural that some old faces suddenly vanish. Let’s take a look at some of the disappearing acts of the ATP… Marinko Matosevic: Three years ago the eccentric […]

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Apr/16

5

Random Observations and Notes This Week

scoopten2Love the Houston event as it’s a player favorite and ATP guru Greg Sharko always praises this event and the wonderful venue … Victor Estrella Burgos played Herculean tennis to force Hyeon Chung to three sets in action yesterday but Chung finally finished off the Dominican dynamo 6-0 in the third after blowing a match point in the second

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Apr/16

3

Miami Massacre: The Novaknopoly of Tennis

djoksonyNovak Djokovic totally dominated another Masters Series as he decisively won the Miami Open today 63 63 over Kei Nishikori – further distancing himself as by far the most dominant figure in world sports. The “Big Four” narrative is officially over -

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Apr/16

2

Azarenka Zaps Kuznetsova to win Miami Open

sonyericsonVictoria Azarenka continued to show her red hot dominant form as she was too much for Svetlana Kuznetsova today with a decisive 63 63 in 77 minutes to win the Miami Open despite extreme heat conditions. It is Azarenka’s second title in Key Biscayne and the first WTA Indian Wells/Key Biscayne double win since Kim Clijsters eleven years ago. ‘She’s at the height of her game” said Kuznetsova after of Azarenka who did not lose a set all tournament.

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Apr/16

2

The Kyrgios Myth

Everyone was amped up last night for 20-year-old Nick Kyrgios’s first trip into a Masters semis. After unceremoniously knocking off 25-year-old Milos Raonic in the quarters, the young Aussie, it only seemed to reason,would heap the same kind of whooping on 26-year-old Kei Nishikori. Yes, Kei is ranked no. 6 in the world while Milos […]

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Apr/16

1

Svetlana Tries To Solve The Djokovic Puzzle

novakdNo ATP player has solved the Djokovic puzzle so let’s try asking the hottest WTA player Svetlana Kuznetsova who beat Serena this week. Here is the question I posed to Sveta yesterday: All the men seem to have no idea how to beat Djokovic. You watch him. Do you see any ideas or ways to solve the almost impossible puzzle about how to beat Djokovic?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I been watching yesterday the match of Berdych. For example, Berdych, he was close for me. Last night he was really close some moments, but he had so much pressure in his head to play unbelievable.

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