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Frenchmen are Making American Men Not Look So Bad

Yannick Noah is the last Frenchman to win a slam, the 1983 French Open. Since that far-gone time (36 years ago), there have been only three Frenchmen who had a finals chance of winning a slam: Henri Leconte, Arnaud Clement and Jo-Willy Tsonga. The charismatic Tsonga is the last Frenchman to reach a slam finals […] Continue to read full article...

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  Gael Monfils comes back from 6-7 2-5 down, then 3-5 in the 3rd and 2-6 in the 3rd set tiebreaker, beats Kei Nishikori 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-6(6) in Montreal second round. Monfils had never beaten Nishikori before and had lost several super close third set tiebreakers to the Japanese ace. Continue to read full article...

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Delray Beach 2013 Player List

FOUR TOP 20 PLAYERS & FIVE FORMER CHAMPS HIGHLIGHT 2013 ITC SINGLES DRAW Gael Monfils To Make First Appearance In Delray Beach ITC Four Top 20 players and five former champions highlight the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) acceptance list of ATP World Tour stars that was released today. The 21st annual tournament will be played February 22 - March 3 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Continue to read full article...

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I watched the second set tie-breaker between Monfils and Lleyton Hewitt today. The breaker was Monfils for the taking. He had openings, he has the bigger serve, but I've never seen a top-20 player sabotage himself as much as Monfils does. He hits the ball almost with a nonchalant whip. He tries shots that made Boris Becker, who was announcing the match on the Tennis Channel, say, "Monfils was going for the reaction of the crowd rather than a winner on that shot." And he misses on balls that he seems to just give up on. It's almost like he cares more about winning style points than matches. Hewitt, of course, is the exact opposite. The Aussie's game is more metronomic than flashy and all he cares about is getting the Big W. (And maybe uttering a couple of good 'ol "Come on's!" and having his pretty blonde wife who's always in a sun dress, smile down on him from the stands.) Continue to read full article...

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