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June 3rd, 2008

French Open Dish: Almagro Bows Weakly Before Nadal

“I tried to play it at the beginning, but I did not expect such results…He starts playing and his balls bounce up six meters high,” Almagro told reporters. “These are things I’m not used to. I’m not used to that on the tour, to have such heavy balls, such pace, such rhythm. His level is very high. It’s very difficult to play equal.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in French Open | 48 Comments »

June 3rd, 2008

My Visit to the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Before taking a break from French Open tennis, I want to express my appreciation for Rafael Nadal’s 26 consecutive French Open singles wins, Roger Federer’s 16 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances and Novak Djokovic’s 5th straight Grand Slam semifinal appearance. If Federer beats Gonzo, it will be 16 consecutive semifinal appearances as well. These numbers demonstrate that the big 3 are really in their own galaxy at the moment even if other players can challenge and beat them on any given day. Consistency is a key factor in dominance.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:21 pm in Tennis, Tennis Hall of Fame | 1 Comment »

June 3rd, 2008

Nadal Celebrates 22nd Birthday by Hammering Almagro at French Open

Well, that was pretty empathic wasn’t it? Rafael Nadal didn’t just beat the guy with the most clay court wins on the year, he murdered him.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:19 pm in French Open | 49 Comments »

June 3rd, 2008

French Open Dish: Sharapova Testy, All Americans Out

“Oh, I was angry,” said Sharapova, who was booed by fans upon rapidly exiting the stadium court. “I was angry for making unforced errors, for not taking some of those balls and just ripping them.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in French Open | 55 Comments »