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February 2nd, 2009

Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Serena’s Trunk has Trophy Junk

1. Roger FEDERER
What was with that fifth set in the final, playing like a whuss? Time to get a coach, get the killer instinct back and get Rafa out of your head.

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Tennis | 37 Comments »

February 2nd, 2009

Historical Maneuvering: Rafa and Serena Claim the 1st Big Prize of 2009

Clearly this win boosts Rafa’s historical standing at a time when he looked vulnerable. His finish to 2008 left me wondering what his legs had left and how much strain his body has absorbed at such a young age. I did not think Rafa’s clay court game was in danger at the end of 2008, but I also did not expect him to win a hard court major coming off of an injury plagued end to last season. No one can pencil someone in to win the French Open, injuries, illness, banana choking and a potentially zoned opponent could always stop Rafa’s quest for a 5th straight French Open, but one has to think Nadal is going to enter Wimbledon half way to a calendar year Grand Slam.

Obviously, yes is the answer to my own question.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:34 am in 2009 Season, Australian Open | 136 Comments »