Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 27

The Kings of Qualifying

Every week, the qualifier emerges blinking from his weekend habitat, into the ATP main draw on a Tuesday lunchtime. Sometimes their appearance is brief and ignominious, but occasionally not only will they pick up a nice cheque, or a high profile meeting with a top 20 player, but they can even make a good run …

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Feb 25

Tennis News and Tittle Tattle – Week 8

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Feb 19

Tennis News and Tittle Tattle – Week 7

This week’s round up is fast in danger of highlighting the perils of ATP 250s, but it seems an appropriate place to stop on the ATP Tour. Two of this week’s events highlighted contrasting issues for 250 events. The first is the quality of the tournament for the players. Rafael Nadal naturally gained the headlines …

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Feb 11

Tennis News, Views and Tittle Tattle – Week Six

A llttle more than three years after winning the title of ATP Newcomer of the Year, Horacio Zeballos* took his first tour title at Vina del Mar in Chile. He beat Rafael Nadal in the final to set up a slew of unlikely statistics about wins on (red) clay, as blue stuff doesn’t count for …

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Feb 09

Tennis, Drug Testing and Talk

“Test me more – no test ME more!” As things stand, it’s almost possible to imagine Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal engaged in some kind of stand off more intense than the one they might have at Monte Carlo, or Roland Garros over the amount of drugs test, and blood tests in particular, they receive. …

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Feb 04

Tennis News and Tittle Tattle – Week 5

Perhaps not surprisingly, this week seems to be fast turning into a Davis Cup special. Let’s start with two hangovers from last week’s column. Lukas Lacko continued to go wacko about Martin Klizan‘s absence from the Slovakian side, clearly not convinced he had an injury.┬áNot only did he rumble on about Klizan’s commitment, saying there …

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