Tag Archive: Stephane Robert

Nov 22

Kings of Qualifying 2016

As the ATP Tour shuts up shop for a few brief hours before resuming, it’s time for annual look at the Kings of Qualifying, the players who have come through in the echoing, empty courts of the indoor season to join to become part of the main draw. One man alone leads the way, in …

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May 26

French Open : Round One: Arnaboldi survives the rout

After the joy of qualifying for the French Open, comes the reality of playing in the first round at Roland Garros. Most were put to the sword ruthlessly by the higher ranked, Some were put to the sword by the similarly ranked. Two played each other, and then there was Andrea Arnaboldi. The Italian’s path …

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Jan 27

Australian Open Reflections: Robert’s number comes up and question time.

Stephane Robert is Captain Cook

As the elite scrapped for the prizes at the Australian Open, for many it’s a distant memory. The tennis wheel continues to turn for the rest, with Challengers and Davis Cup nominations to delight, disappoint, or fizzle out in behind closed doors discussions (or e-mails) about the fees being offered to play. But some can …

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Jun 19

Wimbledon Qualifying – the final round

With seeds occasionally, strewn to the wind, Wimbledon qualifying for the men is scheduled to come to a conclusion on Wednesday. All will earn their place over the true Grand Slam distance of five sets – plus at least one lucky loser. A whole range of players are into the final round, ranging from players …

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