Archive for May, 2012

French Wild Card outlasts the Giant

Congrats to Paul Henri Matieu, the French wild card who never played in 2011 due to injury, in outlasting the 18-16 Fifth Set to beat John Isner.  John the Giant is going to get a reputation for epic battles against the French! Remember the 70-68 game Fifth set at Wimbledon in 2010 vs. Mahut? Well, Matieu has gotten revenge and moves on to the third round. Allez!!

May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Nadal’s New Wax Job

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Just in time for the Olympics, Madame Tussaud’s announced the new Rafael Nadal wax figure display this week… is it me, or is this just a bit creepy?

May 24, 2012 at 11:53 pm 3 comments

Next for Madrid? Florescent Green or Orange Balls…

Madrid tournament owner Ion Tiriac says that despite controversy over his selection of blue clay for the event, he is already working on another innovation: Phosphorescent green or orange balls. “We will improve the ball well,” he said. “We think it fluorescent green or fluorescent orange, which grabs more light and works best in contrast with the blue clay.”

Tiriac added that he has yet to consult the ATP about the new balls. He did admit that the new surface is too slippery and needs to be fixed, but added that, “two weeks ago in Monte Carlo [on red clay] three players broke their legs. Today, after five days of the tournament, I am more convinced than ever that the blue clay is a great step forward.”

The Romanian does not believe there is danger that ATP will force the tournament to return to red clay next year.
~ Tennis.Com

May 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

Blue Clay?

Nadal’s stunning loss to Verdasco in the Madrid Open blamed on the new surface…

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/story/2012/05/10/sp-tennis-rafael-nadal-fernando-verdasco-madrid-open-loss.html?cmp=rss

May 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment


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