Oct/14

13

Moscow, Stockholm and Vienna

cilicwin
Three solid draws this week on the ATP circuit.

Vienna is bolstered by having David Ferrer and Andy Murray as the top two seeds. Also competing back on the main tour will be Victor Estrella Burgos who has played two Challengers since his sensational run at the US Open, where the 34 year old first time main draw entry reached the third round, falling to Milos Raonic 676767. Austrian upstart Dominic Thiem is also playing his home and favorite tournament.

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Oct/14

10

Biofile: Tim Smyczek Interview

tims
I did this Biofile with Tim in Delray Beach a couple of years ago…

First Tennis Memory: “I used to follow my brother Alex around to lessons. And it was a big deal if I could hit the ball over the fence. I was really happy when I could hit the ball over the fence.”

Tennis Inspirations: “Right now, David Ferrer. Between him and maybe Lleyton Hewitt.”

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Oct/14

6

Shanghai

2607-142846

Shanghai Masters results:

Dimitrov d. Istomin.
Gasquet d. Chardy.
Lu d. Granollers (3 sets).
Karlovic d. Cilic (3 sets)
Monaco d. J. Sousa
Isner d. P. Andujar (3 sets)

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Oct/14

5

Biofile: Olivier Rochus Interview

Status: 33 year old veteran retired from ATP this week. Won two ATP singles titles (Munich, Palermo), earned $4.7 million in career prize money, even has a clay court win over Nadal, 62 62, also won the 2004 French Open doubles title with Malisse. Reached career high ATP ranking of #24 in Oct. 2005. First […]

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Oct/14

4

Biofile: Stefan Kozlov Interview

photo (1)

Age: Sixteen.

First tennis memory: “Playing in the rain with my dad (Andrei). When it was raining we kept playing with soft balls. Really good memory.”

Tennis inspirations: “My dad. Probably Federer. He’s a complete player.”

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Oct/14

2

Biofile: Goran Ivanisevic Interview

0210-112854
Status: Former Wimbledon champion. Winner of 22 ATP singles titles, nine doubles, and nearly #20,000,000 in career prize earnings. Reached ATP World Tour career high ranking of #2. Olympic bronze medalist in singles and doubles in ’92. Reached final of French Open doubles in ’90 (with Korda) and ’99 (with Tarango). Won Davis Cup with Croatia in 2005 and Hopman Cup in ’95. Currently coaches US Open champion Marin Cilic.

DOB: September 13, 1971 In: Split, Yugoslavia

Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco

First Tennis Memory: “Oh, it was a long time ago. When I picked up the racquet and I got to play. Best memory.”

Continue to read full article...

Sep/14

30

The “Are You Serious” Matches

10711107_10152720548754487_7720726109567884958_nThis is another of the weeks during the tennis season where you look at some results and say, “Are you serious?” Usually the phrase is “Are you kidding?” but in tennis, because of Johnny Mac, it’s “Are you serious?”

Look at some of these results:

From Japan

The guy with the hardest name in tennis to spell, Przysiezny, beat Tsonga 7-6 in the third

Stan Wawa continues his odd season losing to Ito in straight sets

Continue to read full article...

No tags

photo (1)

Some big events in Asia in Tokyo and Beijing, the return of Rafa Nadal, but I’m most intrigued by the first round match up at the Sacramento Challenger today between wildcard sixteen year old Stefan Kozlov vs. struggling American Ryan Harrison.

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Sep/14

26

Dissect the Harrison forehand

1903-104414
This photo is from March at the Sony Open practice courts, Harrison is hitting with Klahn, they are playing baseline games. I recall Klahn was clearly besting Harrison with his depth and penetration.

This photo seems to show some flaws in the Harrison forehand.

Continue to read full article...

No tags

Sep/14

23

Ymer Versus McGee in Napa Challenger

photo1_1361891418.33.215.335x225.bg000000.far1Oh, what it would be like to be in the Napa Valley, 100 miles north of San Francisco, this week for the little tennis tournament up there. Such intrigue, such scenery, such wine! Sam Qball Querrey is playing in the event. Marcos Bagdhatis, Marcos Giron, the NCAA champ, Mike Ironman Russell, Ryan Harry Harrison and Denis Kudla. But the first-round match I’m most interested in is between a 27-year-old Irishman who just made waves at the US OPEN AND a 18-year-old Swede (yes, I said Swede, because there hasn’t been a top Swedish player or any kind of Swedish player since Andrea Vinciguerra, no I meant Robin Soderling, I just like writing Andreas Vinciguerra), named Ymer Elias.

Continue to read full article...

No tags

<< Latest posts

Older posts >>

Find it!

Copyright 2010
Tennis-Prose.com
To top