Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 25

The reasoned decision on Marin Cilic is reasonable?

So the verdict on the Marin Cilic doping case is in, and the broad analysis is that Cilic is somewhere between naive and negligent, rather than a person with cynical intent to give himself a boost by something illicit. The full decision of theĀ independent panel that assessed the evidence can be read hereĀ and it produces …

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Sep 12

Davis Cup Play Offs

Some say the Davis Cup is tacked on to the tennis schedule like some kind of Post-It Note that no-one can shed, others bemoan the five set format, and there are also complaints that the stars don’t play. With Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Wawrinka all involved, the last idea can at least be slain for …

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Sep 02

US Open – One Week Down

Denis Istomin in orange

Week one of the US Open lacked the mayhem factor of the preeceding slam at Wimbledon but there are a few things worth reflecting on as the business of slicing up the major prize money is left to the biggest of the tennis cheeses. A few players have exceeded expectations, but there are some who …

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