Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 29

Lorenzi’s dusting down by destiny

If you were a cynic, it effectively lasted two games as a contest. Paolo Lorenzi’s first round match at the US Open with Novak Djokovic went they way of their Australian Open meeting, with the Italian, on both occasions, earning two games. It might not have been the best choice for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, …

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Aug 22

Strong is Beautiful, Marketing is Ugly?

With much fanfare (from the WTA) has come the next phase of the WTA’s marketing campaign, “Strong is Beautiful” where we are treated to a mix of celebrities, players and other sports people extolling the virtues of the women’s tour. As someone who finds celebrities something of an anathema, and someone who already likes tennis, …

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Aug 21

US Open Qualifiers – Some ones to watch

Time’s fast running out to make an impact on 2012 for many of the less elite names of tennis, with the US Open hurtling towards us with indecent haste after the Olympic games, and the truncated hard court season adding bonus areas of doubt and uncertainty. So here’s a few players and matches to watch …

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Aug 17

Game not yet over for Baghdatis?

It’s a long time since Marcos Baghdatis made the Australian Open final. Such elevated individuals don’t usually cut the mustard here. Way too famous. But since then, bar reaching the last four at Wimbledon later that year, it’s only been sporadic bursts of Baghdatis at the very top of the game. In 2010, there were …

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