|Saturday SF Shockers: Djokovic, Federer Lose At The US Open; Cilic-Nishikori Final Set |
|The meeting marks the first Slam final between two first-time finalists since the 2005 French Open when Rafael Nadal beat Mariano Puerta. And the first at the US Open since Patrick Rafter took out Greg Rusedski in 1997.
As for Federer, what a missed chance. And you have to...|
|Poll: Is There A Drug Problem In Tennis? The Case For And The Case Against |
|it, must be true in tennis as well!
The case against:
* Where are the positive results? Few top 100 players have ever tested positive; Puerta, Gasquet, Hingis, Strycova recently. (Troicki never tested positive)
* Players are tested randomly both in competition and out of compet...|
|French Open Men's Final Open Thread: Rafael Nadal v David Ferrer |
|Murray. The last time neither the No. 1 or No. 2 seeds reached the final here was in 2005 when No. 4 Nadal defeated the unseeded Mariano Puerta.
Nadal and Ferrer are in 1st and 2nd place for the most wins in 2013.
NO. 3 RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v NO. 4 DAVID FERRER (ESP)
|Will Nadal Beat Ferrer And Get His French Open Snowman? Men's Final Picks And Pans |
|second fiddle, it's nice to see David get rewarded.
It would be a crime if players like Martin Verkerk, Alberto Berasategui, Mariano Puerta, Andrei Medevedev, etc, made the French Open final but never Ferrer.
Now Ferrer gets his chance, and perhaps his only chance, to become ...|
|Will Andy Murray Ever Win A Grand Slam? |
|the Big Three had it easier in their first final wins. Federer beat Mark Philippoussis to win his first Wimbledon. Nadal took down Mariano Puerta at the French and Djokovic outdueled JW Tsonga in Australia.
Where's Murray's luck?
That said, I do think eventually things will bre...|
|Rafael Nadal Presser: I Feel Very Lucky To Have Achieved All That I've Achieved, I Have Great Rivals |
|and there was a lot of emotions.
But the result was important for me, just as important as my final against Federer in 2006 or against Puerta. But when I played Puerta, I had three set points, which was not the case here.
In 2010 it was difficult, but I didn't suffer too much. I ...|
|Federer v. Davydenko, Djokovic v. Ferrer Fill Saturday Semifinals at US Open|
|for the first time, losing to today’s opponent Federer 61 75 64. He also reached Grand Slam semifinals at 2005 Roland Garros (l. Mariano Puerta 63 57 26 64 64) and 2007 Roland Garros (l. Federer 75 76 76).
Davydenko is the only man yet to drop a set in advancing to the semifinals a...|
|Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Meet Again for Hamburg Crown|
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