January 2008

Djokovic KO’s Tsonga in Aussie Final

January 28, 2008

It was lightheartedly billed as a clash between the Muhammad Ali lookalike and the Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova imitator. It was Jo-Willie against Nole. Perhaps, in reality, it was a battle marking the dawn of a new era in men’s tennis. Novak Djokovic became the first player other than Roger Federer or Nadal to […]

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Djokovic to Reign in Aussie Land

January 23, 2008

  It’s been a great 10-day run so far at Melbourne Park. The Australian Open, the Fun Slam, has been marked by upsets, marathon matches, rain and the longest day in tennis ever. Still standing in the men’s bracket are the top three seeds and an upstart Frenchman as the semifinals begin Thursday. In the […]

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Question Marks Make Australian Open Wide Open

January 13, 2008

  The Australian Open begins tomorrow and to get a good read on who the men’s favorites really are might first require examination of the Injury Report. Unfortunately in tennis, unlike the National Football League, there isn’t an official one. It’s more hearsay, rumor and speculation. The year’s first Grand Slam is always a bit […]

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Federer to Win Two Slams in 2008

January 2, 2008

  Is there a chink in the armor of Roger Federer? Nine losses in 2007 might indicate that to be the case. After all Federer only lost nine matches the previous two years combined. Still, Federer has won three of the four Grand Slams each of the past two years and eight of the last […]

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