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1st titles of 2008, for reference:

WTA Gold Coast: LI Na d. Victoria AZARENKA 4-6 6-3 6-4
WTA Auckland: Lindsay DAVENPORT d. Aravane REZAÏ 6-2 6-2

ATP Doha: Andy MURRAY d. Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 4-6 6-2
ATP Adelaide: Michaël LLODRA d. Jarkko NIEMINEN 6-3 6-4
ATP Chennai: Mikhail YOUZHNY d. Rafael NADAL 6-0 6-1

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 16:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

go davenport!!

Surmounter, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 16:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Week 2/2008, with all eyes on the AO anyway:

WTA Sydney: Justine HENIN d. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA 4-6 6-2 6-4
WTA Hobart: Eleni DANIILIDOU walk-over vs Vera ZVONAREVA

ATP Sydney: Dmitry TURSUNOV d. Chris GUCCIONE 7-6(3) 7-6(4)
ATP Auckland: Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER d. Juan Carlos FERRERO 7-6(4) 7-5

anatol_merklich, Monday, 14 January 2008 07:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Watching Sharapova vs Obziler in the Israel-Russia Fed Cup tie now, and wow is the crowd noisy! Rapturous cheering on every serve fault by Maria, tauntingly SCREAMING along with her on every shot etc. Umpire totally unable to silence them haha!

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 2 February 2008 12:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

fuck what channel? we need to sign up for the tennis channle, i can't be missing stuff like this

Surmounter, Sunday, 3 February 2008 02:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just go to and check whether anything is available ("Live Sports" tab -> "Tennis" button). Note: playing stuff may in general entail installing various Chinese tv apps (sopcast, tvants, uusee...). That particular tie, however, is on some Israeli sports station showing through Windows Media Player or I guess any other .wmv-showing app.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 3 February 2008 10:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

How useful it is if you're not using Windows I've no idea. Also, quality unsurprisingly varies wildly; this Israeli broadcast is pretty decent.

Pe'er was double-breadsticked by the Shazbot right now, making it 2-1 to Russia. Elsewhere, France vs China will be decided by the doubles.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 3 February 2008 10:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Murray knocks out Federer in the first round of the Dubai tournament.

nice one you unpatriotic little shit.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 3 March 2008 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

he was wearing a saltire cap when he was playing, which doesn't seem desperately unpatriotic to me.

ailsa, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Federer was too busy not thinking about yesterday

Matt, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was only referring to his disinclination to play davis cup.
and i was kidding about that anyway - i care no more about it than he does.

still, 'unpatriotic' was probably a poor choice of word. well done young man!

Upt0eleven, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

It was more the "little shit" that you coupled it with, to be fair.

Anyway, yes, two out of three won against Federer now.

ailsa, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

God knows why he'd want to play the Davis Cup. Who else is going to be on the team? I wouldn't want to be winning matches and carrying a team full of useless people in a tournament that has long since lost its cachet and relevance except in the eyes of really, really old tennis commentators.

edwardo, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

x-post take umbrage wherever you like it was all meant in jest, apart from the congratulatory bit. internet does not do deadpan.

But I genuinely like Murray. I also agree with the above post. I can't be arsed to even watch Davis Cup so I can't blame him if he's rather not play in it.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 3 March 2008 22:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Andy Murray wins something

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 3 August 2008 21:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

He has won about 4-5 career titles before...but yes, its his biggest win

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 3 August 2008 21:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

this is his third title of 2008 alone. by far the biggest though! wish i could've seen it, sounds like a fantastic match, and it's good to see him encroaching on THE TRIVALRY even if i do like nole more (lol the way fed's playing, nadal/djokovic/murray is the real trivalry).

on the WTA, dinara safina has won two big titles in a row! she is the only woman out there who is stepping up to fill the void at the top. jankovic is going to be world no 1 next week, that is embarrassing. the WTA is probably in the worst shape i've ever witnessed.

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 August 2008 22:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

also i didn't know this thread existed!

lex pretend, Sunday, 3 August 2008 22:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh I know he's won stuff before but not a big tourney. It was a good match. He looks so much fitter and stronger than he was a year or 2 ago.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 3 August 2008 23:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Nadal will be #1 on 18/8. Can't quite believe Fed's slump post-SW19; loss to Simon, near-loss to Ginepri, loss to Karlovic. Thought he might have at least made a fight of the #1 ranking (his form was fine for 18 of 19 matches in Paris, Halle and London); I had this romantic notion of the baton being passed as Fed beat Nadal at Flushing Meadow (Nadal's points surge taking him past the repeating champ despite the loss). Fed will be lucky to get out of the sixteens in NYC. Does Beijing have any ranking points?

Michael Jones, Monday, 4 August 2008 00:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it does. i think a few less than a masters event for the dudes, a few more than a tier ii for the chicas.

GOD that feels ridiculous looking at it! thinking about how much the olympics mean to, like, track&fielders and rowers and the like, and in tennis it's like...a TIER II.

anyway in other news, THIS is the 15-year-old saviour of the WTA who in the past month has taken sets from both serena and sweta, michelle larcher de brito:

she makes sharapova sound like a trappist. seriously i can't believe she hasn't been asked to stop that bullshit yet, or like MURDERED ON COURT by a deafened opponent. that's not a grunt, that's a scream with a sustain pedal on. i'm not sure i'm going to be able to actually watch any of her matches.

oh and in other news silliams has pissed on her phone at the beach:
sometimes you just long for the days before celebrities discovered how to work the internet themselves :(

(also note "enuf boring stuff" LIKE TENNIS)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

you know, i used to watch all the nonslams cuz my stepdad taped them. then i didn't speak to him anymore. i wish i knew when they were on -- i think i'm gonna have to get on top of that!

Surmounter, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

they're on every week! televised or not is another qn

lex pretend, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

exactly, that's the thing.

Surmounter, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

Blake was asked about the partisan crowd before today's final and reminded everyone he's half English :)

BBC giving it "Blake is just happy to be here" bollocks - dude isn't here to make the numbers up. I think I'll be pro-Blake today, as he does things like this

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 13:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Well done Andy!

ailsa, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bit of a dull game lit up by a few stunning forehands. Shoddy line calls all day, none of which helped Blake. Well done to Murray on being the first Brit in yonks to win Queen's, which I'm sure won't lead to even more Wimbledon hype.

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

I predict Murray will cave under the pressure and be out by round 3.

ailsa, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

he doesn't seem to be the sort to cave under pressure. but a friendly first-week draw would certainly be nice...

didn't watch the Queen's, but watched the Edgbaston SFs (Li d. Sharapova and Rybarikova d. Mirza) and a bit of the final today - Magdalena Rybarikova is a real discovery, such a classic grass-court game! Slices and volleys and good serving! she looks weirdly like Samantha Morton, too. i remember seeing a photo of her from her junior days when she lost some random final - she was posing w/the trophy and seriously looked like she was about to go bowling for columbine. so it was lucky for Edgbaston that she won today!

Haas beat Djokovic in the Halle final this week too.

lex pretend, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

in other news, larcher de screamo gets a wildcard to wimbledon. FUN.

Roz, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

The weird transatlantification of Murray's pan loaf accent has meant I can't actually hear what he's saying - it's just a series of droning noises that makes my ears stop working.

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

pan loaf accent

is that how you talk with your mouth full of bread?

Beth Parker, Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

It was once more expensive and regarded as more fashionable than the then more common plain loaf. Hence, to speak with a pan loafy voice is to speak in a posh or affected manner.

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

How on earth does Murray speak with an affected accent?! He just mumbles.

I found that picture of Rybarikova looking like she's ready to go bowling for Columbine after losing the Wimbledon juniors final!

Fortunately today was more to her liking.

lex pretend, Sunday, 14 June 2009 16:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haas beat Djokovic in the Halle final this week too.

!!! interesting result for sure. fed dropped out?

Lamp, Sunday, 14 June 2009 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah...Djokovic was lucky to be in the final at all, he had to come back from 5-7, 2-5 down and save 5 match points against Florent Serra (!) in the 2nd round.

lex pretend, Sunday, 14 June 2009 17:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...


French tennis player banned for betting found dead

Natural causes apparently.

RIP Mathieu

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 15:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Fuckin' hell. (Though my initial shock was because I thought you meant Paul-Henri Mathieu...)

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 16:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh right, sorry! To avoid confusion to others: it's Mathieu Montcourt.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 8 July 2009 16:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Lex's favourite choker, Richard Gasquet avoids getting suspended after testing positive for coke.

The full findings are here (pdf): pretty lol-worthy just for the kissing descriptions and finding out that he was allegedly "contaminated" at a Bob Sinclar event.

Roz, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 20:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

hingis should've found a french waiter of her own to blame. or maybe just one of the 9494439 atp players she'd slept with.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

her ban ends in january right? think she'll come back?

Roz, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

wtf federer?! 5-2 up in the final set, somehow fails to serve it out twice and then DFs on match point in the tie-break to give Tsonga the win.

all credit to Jo-W for stepping it up right at the end, but still... that was some breakdown.

Roz, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

5-1 up in the third! :o

at the same time I was watching Flavia Pennetta try to choke away her match - she beat Venus in the last round, and winning this would mean a top 10 debut. 6 match points came and went, double faults on at least two of them, but her opponent was Hantuchova so it was OK in the end.

btw, Serena's post-Wimbledon record = QF loss in Stanford to Stosur and 3R loss in Cincinnati to Bammer, who now owns a 2-0 record over her. The Real Number 1!

am endeavouring to pretend the horrific Clijsters comeback isn't happening. never liked her.

best recent press conference = Marat defending baby sis by telling the press to "go fuck themselves" <3

lex pretend, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

obv didn't see the Fed match but am guessing that J-W just started going even more for broke than usual when down 1-5, and everything began going in.

lex pretend, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

yep and suddenly firing aces as well when he hadn't been able to get a good first serve in since like the end of the first set. meanwhile fed's serve just went to pieces after that.

also yay dinara fighting back a break in both sets to beat kimmy. would've hated it if she lost this one.

Roz, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

best recent press conference = Marat defending baby sis by telling the press to "go fuck themselves" <3

this whole presser was fucking classic.

Q. Now that you stopped, what about coaching her?

MARAT SAFIN: Oh, you want me to hang myself? (laughter.)

Roz, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

lex pretend, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wow, Pennetta will be Italy's FIRST EVER top 10 woman! Both Schiavone and, before her, Farina Elia peaked at 11.

lex pretend, Friday, 14 August 2009 21:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, Andy Murray becomes the first man not named Roger or Rafa to hold a spot in the top two since forever. More importantly, Del Potro beat Roddick.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 16 August 2009 09:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Li broken from 40-0 up and if the following game was anything to go by that was the very last of her resistance.

lex pretend, Saturday, 29 March 2014 18:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

wonderful performance by Nole. Nice to see him use the backhand slice so well, that' a shot I think he should use a little more vs. rafa.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 31 March 2014 00:24 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

it really was impressive - I liked that he upped the aggression rather than trying to out-grind Rafa, but the biggest surprise for me was his net play. It was actually terrific! Still botched one terrible overhead though, some things never change.

IW/Miami double is a great achievement, really weird to think Nole doesn't hold a Slam at the moment despite the quality of his past month, and if RG or Wim were to be played tomorrow I don't even think I'd call him the outright favourite. Nice to see men's tennis in some sort of flux again!

lex pretend, Monday, 31 March 2014 10:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

As for Rafa I was sort of surprised to see his fight dissipate somewhat in the second set. It wasn't as total a collapse as Li's but it was a bit of a capitulation.

lex pretend, Monday, 31 March 2014 10:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

(This week the Charleston draw is so open, literally every non-Williams seed is in mediocre-to-woeful form. Hoping for a Bencic breakthrough!)

lex pretend, Monday, 31 March 2014 10:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Serena swinging for everything and barely moving against Cepelova, set and a break down. thigh injury? trainer on court now

cerealbar, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 00:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

oooo. didn't know much about Cepelova before now, she played really well. i'm going to sleep now

cerealbar, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 00:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

wow, what a loss. From the highlights it looked like Serena was exhausted and had her thigh strapped. Cepelova drop-shotted her a million times and kept her nerve. Cepelova is younger than Stephens and has also now beaten an injured Serena, I wonder whether she will get Sloane-esque hype!

I was impressed by Bencic dispatching Kirilenko on Monday - clinical at first, as expected with Kirilenko rusty, but she toughed out the second set. Bencic's groundstrokes and angles are so lovely.

Mrs. Krumm beat top seed Pennetta in Monterrey, amazing.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 09:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i watched that Bencic match actually, she looked good. hit a couple of great running BH winners. her second serve is pretty feeble though

cerealbar, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:01 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Stephens' BH has started this match doing whatever the opposite of peaking is :x

lex pretend, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 14:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Svitolina is really good at setting up points she can finish off at the net. Unfortunately she can't volley to save her life

Stephens' attitude is not her problem. She fought hard in the first set, she's fighting hard now. You don't have to be shrieking or hysterical to fight.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Svitolina's BH is excellent (some of the angles she got with it were sick). Stephens' BH is still a weak, harmless and unimproved mess. THAT is the primary reason for this result.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Keys is playing so badly right now. Her defensive game has somehow gotten worse (from barely existent to non-existent) and her second serve is so much more attackable than I remember. There is no point in having amazing natural power on your groundstrokes if you're never close enough to the ball to use it...Peng just has to move her around.

lex pretend, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 17:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Bencic into the QF over Svitolina? So impressive.

lex pretend, Friday, 4 April 2014 06:36 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

First time I've heard Anne Keothavong commentating. She's really good!

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Friday, 4 April 2014 19:58 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Janowicz is in a downward spiral, but still a very impressive win for the 17 year old Coric.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 4 April 2014 23:12 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Bencic into the semis!

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 4 April 2014 23:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Omg that's so awesome although NOT if it leads to Hantuchova winning the title or something. That is what we do not need. But, POINTS, and lots of them for Bencic!

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Friday, 4 April 2014 23:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

lol at a tournament whose top four seeds were Serena, Jankovic, Errani and Stephens giving us SFists of Cepelova, Bouchard, Bencic and Petkovic. Petko's BH looked so so so good today so I'm hoping she can take out Bouchard as well and get that RG seeding bedded down now.

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Saturday, 5 April 2014 01:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Errani's slumping but that's still such an impressive win for any 17yo. Bencic into the top 100 now I think.

That's a really exciting sf line up

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 April 2014 10:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, when I say lol, I'm more "lol at tournament organisers probably hating it" when it's more, hey, genuinely exciting for the future of the game - amazing young talent in Bencic and possibly underrated ascendant in Cepelova, plus the WTA's glamour girl with one of the game's most endearingly outsized personalities (maybe second only to Li in that regard) who really sells her slightly stiff game with humour and passion and love. So, three girls who deserve the exposure and the points at the moment, and one who has plenty but has a chance to really solidify her movement towards the top with a Premier win, which in itself would be good even though she's a bit overexposed, because it would bring the achievements in line with the hype. Really, no bad outcomes here.

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Saturday, 5 April 2014 13:37 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

tough loss for Bencic, but well earned by Cepelova. She was a wall.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 5 April 2014 22:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Well, that was fairly horrific from Murray. And Fed/Stan lost their doubles yesterday so dream GBR-SUI semi is now potentially ITA-KAZ.

Stan is having a real post-AO dip, isn't he?

Michael Jones, Sunday, 6 April 2014 12:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

Italy away was always gonna be a massive ask.
seemed like they cut to Pennetta in the crowd loads of times and nobody acknowledged who she was. unless i missed it? down with that sort of thing anyway

cerealbar, Sunday, 6 April 2014 12:28 (1 week ago) Permalink

wow, going down to the wire. go Italy!

charlie h, Sunday, 6 April 2014 12:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

Sure enough, Stan has lost the first set vs Kukushkin.

Ward was extraordinary in the last round vs Querrey but I don't expect him to take more than a set off Seppi.

Michael Jones, Sunday, 6 April 2014 12:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

To be fair, I think ITA/SUI is the real dream SF and we've got it. (Some bias due to desire to see if court can withstand combined hottttness of Wawrinka and Fognini, suspect it may not.)

oh, boy, .GIF! That's where I'm a Viking! (edwardo), Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

Lovely to see Petkovic win her biggest title after everything she'd been through. Experience decided it, for a spell in the first set Cepelova was all over her but once Petko toughed out the set, Cepelova's mental and physical reserves seemed empty apart from the somewhat predictable finishing line wobble/fight. Really a breakthrough week for Cepelova though, she'd broken the top 100 without much hype but even aside from the Serena win, her results this week were a huge step up. Funny to think that last week she lost in an ITF SF (albeit to top seed Erakovic, who isn't a pushover).

lex pretend, Monday, 7 April 2014 08:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

Cepelova played in that tournament with zero people in her entourage, no guests no coach no trainer.

Looking back it seems like she missed a ton of time last year with injury? Only her second tourney this year.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah apparently her coach flew home after Miami to save on expenses.

She was on the Tour fringes last year though didn't miss any time as far as I can tell. Broke through at Wimbledon 2012 (qualified, made R3), ended the year just outside the top 100. 2013 was consolidation mostly, only one Tour QF (Florianopolis) but stayed in the top 100 thanks to a few Slam wins and ITF runs. Charleston was her eighth tournament of 2014 (she already reached the QF in Shenzhen).

I can't believe the Bogota event is still going, it was The Worst WTA Tournament every year for so long, I remember the days when there'd barely be enough top 100 players to fill the seeds. And now, after 16 years, they finally get two top 20 players in Jankovic and Stephens.

lex pretend, Monday, 7 April 2014 13:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yulia Putintseva and Michelle Larcher de Brito are playing each other RIGHT NOW in the QF of a US $25K challenger. And it's not being streamed ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_;

lex pretend, Friday, 11 April 2014 15:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

Giorgi beats CSN to reach the Katowice final, cool. Pretty consistently good year she's having. Has started playing with slightly more control and it has made a huge difference

cerealbar, Saturday, 12 April 2014 18:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yulia Putintseva and Michelle Larcher de Brito are playing each other RIGHT NOW in the QF of a US $25K challenger. And it's not being streamed ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_;


Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 13 April 2014 00:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

Only saw the last few games of Cornet v Giorgi, they were hilarious enough for the contrast between Cornet's theatrics versus the most expressionless player on tour. So typical of Cornet to win a title having gotten bagelled twice en route (and WTF @ Aga losing that SF)

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 April 2014 16:47 (6 days ago) Permalink

missed return on MP was pretty heartbreaking. entertaining match though

cerealbar, Sunday, 13 April 2014 17:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

I see Garcia beat JaJa in Bogota! Truly the week over-achieving and one under-achieving Frenchwoman

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:13 (6 days ago) Permalink

Fognini is just the kind of player to bring out Tsonga's inner moron on clay, his touch is so wonderful

lex pretend, Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:53 (2 days ago) Permalink

Fognini in full rant mode <3 Unfortunately in Italian.

lex pretend, Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:17 (2 days ago) Permalink

meanwhile in KL, Cagla Buyukakcay has become the first Turkish woman to make a WTA QF. Hilarious moonballing by Majeric in the closing two games to attempt to stave off defeat.

lex pretend, Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:31 (2 days ago) Permalink

lol, and I turn back to Fognini/Tsonga to find Fognini tanking and getting booed in the third set

lex pretend, Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:33 (2 days ago) Permalink

great win for ferrer but a pretty awful match

groovemaaan, Friday, 18 April 2014 12:54 (Yesterday) Permalink

First set of Stan v Raonic was pretty good until halfway through the tie-break in the first when Raonic decided just to hand Stan the set. Rafa v Ferrer was hilariously entertainingly unforced-error central.

ailsa, Friday, 18 April 2014 13:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

what's up with Djokovic? Fed winning his first Monte Carlo title at 32 would be kind of cool

cerealbar, Friday, 18 April 2014 17:19 (Yesterday) Permalink

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