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January 2nd, 2006

What Off Season?

Happy New Year to all. May your 2006 be healthy, successful and of course, full of tennis.

Tennis is one of those rare sports which basically begins with the New Year. Unfortunately for the pros, the year ends in November, and for some in December making the off season a bit on the short side.

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December 15th, 2005

Donald Not Yet No. 1 Afterall

Here’s a good goof in case yout missed it.

Last week after 16-year-old boy wonder Donald Young won the Orange Bown junior event, the USTA rushed out a press release announcing him the 2005 Year-End Junior No. 1, just barely edging out the second-ranked Croat Marin Cilic.

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November 20th, 2005

Hats Off

A big congrats go out to our two year-end champions, Amelie Mauresmo and David Nalbandian.

Both players are well noted for having never won the big one – well, they still haven’t – but they did manage to win the next biggest thing in their sports, the year-end championships. And both did it in similar fashion overcoming a large deficit to claim victory in the finale.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:09 pm in Year End | Comments Off

November 14th, 2005

Where are the Masters?

How do you spell U-G-L-Y. How about T-M-C. Talk about a faint finish, the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai just got the news this morning that both Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal have pulled out. Ouch! Replacing the two stars are Mariano Puerta and Fernando Gonzalez which makes the remaining 2005 field about as exiciting [...]

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:23 pm in Year End | Comments Off

November 11th, 2005

Year End Bust

Maybe it’s just me but doesn’t the conclusion to the 2005 tennis season feel like a complete bust.

The WTA Championships are a lame duck tank job of an event. The stands are empty, there’s no media buzz and TV coverage is uneven. Without the Williams sisters there’s no real drama on court. Seeing Lindsay wrap up No. 1 was nice if not awkward because she did it by losing, but it leaves the event with no real “story” per se, except perhaps that it is indeed lifeless.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:41 pm in Year End | Comments Off

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