Monthly Archives: May 2011

Who Is Really Winning at the French Open? Women’s Draw

We’re at the quarterfinal stage already? That means only a few more days to discuss the absence of the Sisters, Henin’s retirement, injuries, legitimate number ones, Maria’s slam, and the wide open draw. What else is there to talk about … Continue reading

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When He Hath Tried Me, I Shall Come Forth With The Old

Spare a thought for Christina McHale. The 19-year-old from New Jersey held a 5-0 lead in the third-set of her 1st round match against Italy’s Sara Errani at Roland Garros on Monday. What should have been McHale’s second career Grand … Continue reading

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Another Boring Breakdown of the Women’s French Open Draw

The Williamsssseesss aren’t playing this year. Either is Justine Henin. Or Jennifer Capriati or Monica Seles or Steffi Graf. Or Andrea Temesvari. It makes me wonder, if a player holds the trophy and no champions are playing, does it even … Continue reading

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The Early Skinny on Roland Garros

Since 2006, the French Open has seemingly been Rafael Nadal’s to lose. While such dominance can take spectator drama out of the event, from a betting perspective, it’s been easy money. Sure, as such a prohibitive favorite the odds weren’t … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Roger

After suffering another untimely defeat the questions gain volume and credibility: Has the alarm sounded on his career clock? Is he capable of winning another Slam? Is the monogrammed hat passe? Not only is Roger Federer’s reign over, never to … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – WTA Edition

Bellissima! That’s what Lea Pericoli exclaimed as she waited for Maria Sharapova to accept her Italian Open trophy yesterday in Rome. Pericoli practically pushed Samantha Stosur off the stand to make room for Maria. And the rest of the old … Continue reading

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Backhands and Compliments – ATP (Rome) Edition

Djokovic is (almost) unplayable right now 39 straight match wins. 7 consecutive tournament titles. 4 straight wins over Nadal, all in finals, with the last two coming on clay. Let me repeat that: Djokovic has beaten the greatest men’s clay-courter … Continue reading

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