Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 21

Liberate the Libyans from frustration: Davis Cup final’s global appeal

While the Davis Cup sits in terrible trouble, with no interest, the top players not playing and so on, it turned out there were a few global tourists who fancied getting an eyeful of the very Eastern European struggle between the Czech Republic and Serbia in Belgrade. Either that or the desire to see one …

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Nov 17

Race to Australia: Mayervellous for Gonzo watchers and the last chance saloon

It was a great week for some of South America’s best in the race for Australian Open places. After a season that’s seen him both spend time out with injury and play for Argentina in Davis Cup, Leonardo Mayer needed to win the Guayaquil Challenger in Ecuador to get himself back into the top 100. …

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Nov 13

Challenger Tour Finals: It almost all ends in Sao Paulo

After trips to all five continents, obscure island paradises, welcoming tennis clubs and many other venues from the grandiose to the modest, the ATP Challenger Tour finals give seven players who’ve done well on the second tier the chance to get a little bit of limelight, money and ranking points. The Challenger Tour continues to …

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Nov 11

The Kings of Qualifying for 2013

With the ATP Tour season now done, it’s time to reflect on those heroic, mostly un-sung draw fillers, known as qualifiers. Known for their ability to be scheduled at unsociable hours on court three, and many other attributes, their place in the draw is an excitingly randomly democratic experiment. Looking over the season of course, …

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Nov 11

Race to Australia: It Klahnt get much better

As the final, final, showdown looms, there are still a couple of chances for players to shake up their 2014’s and make moves into the top 100 and into the Australian Open main draw. Perhaps the happiest man from last week was the American Bradley Klahn. Whoever decided to give him the cliched advice to “go …

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Nov 07

Do you go to a land down under? The race for the Australian Open

While the ATP Tour and the number one position is almost done, the frantic Challenger race for pay cheques is also about to reach it’s climax, as players scrap for the necessary points that might get their 2014 off to a sunny start in Australia with direct entry into the Australian Open and a very …

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