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May/16

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Roland Garros Observations

12604831_10206883741065310_3371079584721567534_oWith all the rain only two matches have been completed in two days – and the two defeated players have been highly critical of the court conditions. Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska both lost and ripped the tournament. Halep said “it’s impossible to play on the court and Radwanska blasted “it’s not a $10 000 it’s a grand slam. How can you allow players to play in those conditions?” The part I find strange is that the winners of the matches (Stosur and Pironkova) did not complain about the courts. They just played and won.

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May/16

30

Wilander says Rafa Void hollows Roland Garros event

  Mats Wilander: “Winning Roland Garros without Rafael Nadal – it’s not an authentic Roland Garros, and Djokovic knows it.”

That’s a very interesting and provocative opinion by Wilander.

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May/16

29

Gulbis explains coach qualities he’s looking for

gulbsony“I’ve thought about [my coaching situation] a little bit before the (Roland Garros) tournament,” said the suddenly rejuvenated Ernests Gulbis, who is looking for a coach who can focus on him exclusively after parting ways with Gunter Bresnik. “I’m searching for not so much a tactical coach, but more of a technical coach, because I’m the kind of player who has problems maintaining his game and maintaining his shots clean.”

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May/16

27

McEnroe to Coach Raonic at Wimbledon

raonicHold the presses, forget the French Open, John McEnroe is coming back!!! Yes, Johnny Mac, the most exciting player and the greatest front court player in tennis history, is going to be coaching the big Canadian at Wimbledon, where McEnroe in a five year stretch (1980-84) reached the finals of the Big W each year and beat Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors in finals on his way to three titles.

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May/16

27

Injury timeout trick unravels Sock again today

Jack Sock was up a set and 4-1 on Alberto V Ramos seemingly on his way to a routine win. That’s when the Spanish lefthander called for an injury timeout and after the delay Ramos proceeded to win five straight games and the second set. And eventually the match 6-4 in the fifth set. This was the second time this year that Sock has crumbled after his opponent by using a medical timeout to break up his momentum. It also happened in the Houston final against Juan Monaco.

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May/16

27

SHOCKER: Nadal pulls out of Roland Garros

Rafa_bench_01Rafael Nadal has pulled out of Roland Garros before his third round match. “I feel myself with the right motivation and the right energy to be back at Roland Garros the next couple of years.”

“This is one of the toughest press conferences in my career, probably.”

“I know that I cannot finish the tournament. It’s part of life and I hope I’ll come back for many years again in Roland Garros.”

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May/16

27

I Defend Alize Cornet 100%

A lot of tennis people and pundits are outraged with the antics of Alize Cornet yesterday in her match with Tatjana Maria which she won 63 67 64 with some assistance from apparently faked cramping and unfair medical timeouts and leg massages. Sure, it was not the greatest display of sportsmanship by Cornet but all […]

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May/16

27

Did you see what Alize Cornet Did?

It’s been a while since tennis had a bad girl.  But Alize Cornet won the honor of “Queen of mean” yesterday with her calculated trickery at Roland Garros in a second round clash with Tatjana Maria. Stall tactics cramping medical timeouts massages on changeovers were utilized by Cornet to beat Maria of Germany 63 67 64. Like a lot of curious cramps in professional tennis Cornet’s cramps happened AFTER the point but never during. Isn’t it funny how most cramps strike so conveniently like that? But that’s another story for another day -

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May/16

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Tribute Biofile: Radek Stepanek



By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP no 129. Winner of five career ATP singles and 14 doubles titles. Winner of 2012 Australian Open in doubles. Helped lead Czech Republic to win two Davis Cups – winning both deciding matches (2012 and 2013). Reached career high singles rank of #8 in 2006.

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 167

DOB: November 27, 1978 In: Karvina Czech Republic

First Tennis Memory: “My father, tennis coach in Karvina.”

Inspirations: “My tennis inspiration – I’m taking all my inspiration from somewhere else because I see a lot of great athletes playing well in a higher number of ages. And this is what is inspiring me to do the same in my sport.”

First Famous Tennis Player You Met: “Hmm, good question…Thomas Muster. He was playing an exhibition against Slava Dosedel in Czech Republic, in a town where I lived for a few years. And I think I was 12 or 13, I just had to warm him up for the exhibition. And I was badly nervous [smiles].”

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May/16

23

Kyrgios Controversy (again) at Roland Garros

Nick Kyrgios has a natural tendency to create controversy. He did it again yesterday in his tight three set win over Italian Cecchinato. Late in the first set after a sizzling point which erupted the crowd into a frenzy Kyrgios shouted “Towel towel!” to the ballkid.

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