February 2009

Tsonga Wins Clash of Frenchmen at Open 13

February 23, 2009

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Open 13 title yesterday in Marseille, edging Michael Llodra 7-5, 7-6 in an all-French final. The fourth-seeded Tsonga, ranked No. 12 in the world, sealed the match with an ace in the tiebreaker after Llodra double-faulted and missed a routine smash. Tsonga had 11 aces and won 40 of 46 points […]

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Nadal Downs Federer Down Under

February 2, 2009

“Rafael Nadal: A Man for All Surfaces.” So said ESPN commentator Dick Enberg after Nadal defeated Roger Federer in another five-set Grand Slam final, keeping Pete Sampras’ record of 14 major titles intact for now. Nadal became the first Spaniard to win the Australian Open, defeating Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 in a riveting, […]

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