Monthly Archives: August 2013

Evans ejects Nishikori from US Open

TweetQualifier Dan Evans from Great Britain has beaten the eleventh seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the US Open. It was Evans’ first win in the main draw of a Major outside of Wimbledon. Incidentally, Evans was denied a wildcard at his home championships this year, a move that may […]

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Azarenka’s first US Open title within reach

TweetVika Azarenka’s chances at the US Open have never looked better than they do this US Open 2013. The World number 2 has won three hard court tournaments this year, with one of them being the Australian Open. There she defended her first Major the first time of asking, withstanding the pressure put on her […]

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Nadal’s second US Open on his racket

TweetRafael Nadal’s second US Open title is as on his racket as it is ever likely to be considering his current form and that of his opponents. Wins in Montreal and Cincinnati, where he beat Federer and Djokovic along the way, make him the player in the best form going into the tournament. His serve, […]

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Nadal wins first Cincinnati title

TweetRafael Nadal beat John Isner 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) to claim his first Cincinnati Masters title. That Nadal should beat the ATP tiebreak leader in two sums the man up. Isner had beaten Gasquet, Raonic, Djokovic, and Del Potro on his way to the final. Were he to get Nadal to a tiebreak, one would […]

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Azarenka comes back against Serena in Cincinnati

Azarenka Cincinnati

TweetVictoria Azarenka overcame her fair share of obstacles to come back against Serena Williams and win the Cincinnati trophy 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6). There was Serena Williams standing in her way, first of all; the athletic world number One who has won eight titles this year. Her aura alone wins her a couple of games, […]

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Isner saves match point and defeats Del Potro

TweetIsner defeats Del Potro 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, Cincinnati Semi-finals John Isner came back from match point in the second set to beat Juan Martin Del Potro in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000. Before the match, John Isner was 0-4 down against the Argentine in their head to head; at 6-7, 3-5 that record […]

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Isner inches past Djokovic


TweetJohn Isner inched past world number one Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati Quarter-finals 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5. While the American iches past Novak quite easily height wise, career wise and game wise the two are very far apart. But the fast hard courts of Cincinnati are prime for Isner to get a win over the […]

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Nadal defeats Federer in classic

Tweet(4)Rafael Nadal defeats (5)Roger Federer 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, Cincinnati Quarter-finals With Federer’s career on the rocks and Nadal’s recent hard court rejuvenation, predictions were rife that Nadal versus Federer part 31 was going to be as painful as the Italian final had been for Roger Federer fans, and neutrals. Federer was having none of it. […]

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Stephens shocks Sharapova in Cincy

TweetSloane Stephens notched up the second top ten win of her career in Cincinnati, beating Maria Sharapova 2-6 7-6 6-3 in the second round. The Russian world number three, who has been out of action since losing at Wimbledon the last week of June, still managed to lead by a convincing set and a break […]

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Nadal the poly-trick pony

TweetRafael Nadal proved he was a poly-trick pony when he won the Montreal Masters Sunday. Mind you, he was not really proving anything. More reminding. After all two Wimbledon titles, an Australian Open title, a US Open title and several hard court Masters are already pretty convincing evidence. But he had not won a title […]

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