Tag Archive: Amir Weintraub

Jun 23

Wimbledon Day Two: Podcast and Random Review

Wimbledon qualifying on day two saw the hangover from Monday’s rain completed, with half of the 128 men in the singles draw now having had to go through the business of calling into the small portakabin marked prize money to collect their first round cheques for £3,625. That may be a more than welcome sum …

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Apr 08

Dusty Sela cleans up in Davis Cup’s fine weekend

The second batch of ties this year in Davis Cup provided some magnificent ties at World Group level – most of the favourites found a way through, but the marginally lower lights offered some magnificent tests to their more fancied opponents. Two points in two days gave Kazhakstan and especially FSOT favourite Andrey Golubev a …

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Oct 11

Malek Jaziri meets political reality – but does tennis?

So it came to pass that world’s top ranked Arabic tennis player, Malek Jaziri of Tunisia, withdrew from the Tashkent Challenger with a right knee injury, thus not facing Israel’s Amir Weintraub in the last eight. An unfortunate, everyday occurence in the mad cap dash round the tennis globe for ranking points and money in …

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Jan 30

Davis Cup 2013 – the usual mayhem

Barely has the sexy presence of Radek Stepanek finished taking his shirt off than the Davis Cup is back with us for 2013. While a combination of injuries/scheduling/fall outs and squabbles has deprived us of (in ranking order), Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Juan Martin Del Potro, Janko Tipsarevic, Nicolas Almagro, Tommy Haas and Kei Nishikori …

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Jan 13

Australian Open – Stuff, Things, Bits

So the 16 qualifiers for the Australian Open (and lucky loser Tim Smyczek) are jubliant and ready to join the 111 who are relatively relaxed in the first Slam of 2013. Plenty are already packed and ready to go though, and some would just regard progress into Round Two as reason enough for their own …

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Jan 08

Australian Open 2013: Men’s Qualifiers to watch – Round One

So with almost obscene haste, the qualifying sessions for the Australian Open are upon us. 128 men are the customary three matches away from not only the prestige, but thanks to the substantial prize money increases offered, a handsome sum of cash (AUS$ 27,600 or US$28,960) which can make getting through the rest of the …

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Dec 17

Five tennis matches of 2012 you might have missed

As 2012 finally descends into the mad scrap for Futures points, it’s time to reflect on some of the more interesting matches of the year that unfolded away from the very top of the game. Enjoy (or be repelled) by the somewhat self indulgent nature of the selections. The obvious absentee is Seppi-Wawrinka in Rome …

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Sep 18

The making and breaking of the Davis Cup

One of the joys of the Davis Cup is that it can inspire some, and seemingly leave lasting scars on others when the non-elite are playing for glory. Paul-Henri Mathieu springs to mind. The tournament’s position, as both an annual event, and just where it slots into the calendar (generally immediately after the Slams) often …

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