Tag Archive: Tim Smyczek

Aug 29

US Open Qualifying Review (in person)

Welcome to New York. If you can’t make it here, you may be stuck in US Open qualifying trying to get out. The first impressions of the venue start on arrival – they are serious about bag searches and that you will be stuck in queues, especially no doubt when the main event starts. The …

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Jun 18

Wimbledon Qualifiers Photo Gallery

A selection of pictures and players who hopefully capture something of the feel of the Wimbledon qualifying tournament staged at Roehampton.

Dec 02

Five Tennis Men of 2013

It’s time to get nostalgic and reflective in this thing they call the tennis off-season and there’s no more cliched and unimaginative way to do it than pick out individuals and highlights. So here are five men who made a passing, but in their own way significant impact in 2013 like they hadn’t before. Enjoy …

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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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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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