Archive for January 2019

Jan/19

19

Federer Frustrates Fritz

By Louise Belcourt Roger Federer’s scintillating Australian Open defence continued in glorious fashion with a straight sets 3rd round victory over young American Taylor Fritz 6-2 7-5 6-2. In just under 1 hour 30 minutes the world number 3 frustrated and outfoxed the 21 year old. Fritz fresh off a great 4 set win over the 30th seed Gael Monfils was given a tennis lesson by the 37 year old defending champion. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

18

Rafa vs Berdych: A 15-Year Rivalry

Rafael Nadal will take on a resurgent Tomas Berdych in the fourth round of AO. Rafa leads the extensive rivalry 19-4 though he lost three of their first four meetings. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

18

Djokovic’s Hard Lessons in 2018

By Jayita A. Belcourt In front of a packed Rod Laver arena on Thursday night, Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic has again affirmed to the world that he is back full throttle at the reigns of the world number 1 top spot. It took just 2 hours for the world number one to dispatch of his 2rd round French opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 setting up a third-round matchup with rising star Dennis Shapovalov. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

17

The Lost Generation

We have the Next Generation and the Old Generation in the ATP, there is also another Generation of players who flopped or failed to reach their potential for whatever reasons...The Lost Generation. Nick Kyrgios beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic the first times he played each. But now he's a fading shell of his once great self. Continue to read full article...

Jan/19

17

Hewitt Says He Was Threatened By Tomic

Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt fired back at Bernard Tomic's charges that he is secretly managing some of the top Aussies he's been grooming for pro success, such as Alex deMinaur. After his doubles loss yesterday at the first round of AO with JP Smith, Hewitt dropped some bombshell revelations. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

16

Quiet Iga Swiatek Makes Big Statement at AO

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By Scoop Malinowski Iga Swiatek is just seventeen. And on Monday she won her first Grand Slam match in her first try, beating Romanian veteran Ana Bogdan 63 36 64. You would think the Polish girl's reaction after winning such a monumental match would have been a career highlight with an outpouring of emotion, joy and overflowing happiness. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

15

Warriors Have No Time For Clowns

By Scoop Malinowski Nick Kyrgios crashed out of the Australian Open last night in three sets to Milos Raonic, it's the first time the Aussie entertainer has ever lost in the first round of the Melbourne major and now his ranking could fall all the way to the 75 region. Continue to read full article...

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It's a new year, but Jack Sock still sucks (at singles) he's currently being beaten in the first round by Australian wild card, Alex Bolt, who's 26 and never been ranked higher than no. 139. Of course, no one watching ESPN's coverage would know how badly Sock's playing because ESPN is sticking with the Sasha Zverev v. Alijaz Bedene match even though the German is up a set and 5-1. Continue to read full article...

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Jan/19

14

Only in the Observer Challenge

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You can learn a lot of things about people when you play a tennis tournament, especially one where you have three teammates in a one weekend event like the Longboat Key Observer Challenge Cup. Continue to read full article...

Jan/19

13

AO

We have been starved of Grand Slam tennis for four and a half months, the longest drought of major tennis on the calendar. Every single player has worked and honed their games and every single player expects to play better and achieve better results. Continue to read full article...

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