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January 18th, 2009

Nalbandian, Del Potro, Dementieva Win Titles; Federer Messes with Djoker’s Head

Roger Federer isn’t above some mind games going into the Australian Open, saying that defending champion Novak Djokovic may have made a mistake switching from Wilson to HEAD right before a Grand Slam: “I mean it’s tough because there’s always a factor with the weather, how do you play, day form, you know, other contenders, the pressure, now a new racquet,” Federer said on Djokovic defending the Aussie Open title. “I’m quite surprised he made a switch like this in the best phase of his career. He can for sure play good tennis, but I think when it comes down to the crunch you just have that bit of a doubt maybe, because you are not quite that comfortable with that racquet. But we’ll see what happens. It’s going to be a big test for him.”…

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 26 Comments »

January 10th, 2009

Dementieva Runs Through All-Russian Final at WTA Auckland

Top-seeded Elena Dementieva, continuing her confident run since capturing gold at the 2008 Olympics, won her 12th career title Saturday in the all-Russian final at the ASC Classic in Auckland, sweeping past unseeded Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-1. ADHEREL Dementieva was successful even without the constant presence of her mother/coach Vera. “The crowd’s support was awesome, [...]

Posted by Staff @ 5:00 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 4th, 2009

Tennis-X Previews: Safin Beat Up, Doha Brings Big Guns

Officials at the Hopman Cup exhibition were shocked when Marat Safin showed up for the event with a black and bloodied eye and cuts on his face after getting in a brawl in Moscow.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Tennis | 144 Comments »

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