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February 1st, 2010

Andy Murray in Oz — Too Much Pressure

I want to comment on Murray’s approach to attempting to win, let’s say, the last two Australian Opens. Last year he played an exhibition in Abu Dhabi and a warm up event in Doha. He won both, beating Nadal once and Federer twice. He was coming off a great 2008 where he won two Masters and reached the US Open final. In Oz, he lost to Fernando Verdasco in the 4th round.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:16 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Tennis | 28 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Australian Open: Mid-Tournament Assessment

I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 3:07 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Grand Slams, Tennis | 86 Comments »

December 31st, 2009

Abu Dhabi Day One, Ideas for Improving Your Tennis Commentary in 2010

Capitala World Tennis Championship: The 2010 tennis season is finally underway and even though two exhibition matches have been played, we already have a surprising result. David Ferrer beat Nikolay Davydenko 2-6 6-2 6-4 in Abu Dhabi to set up a meeting with compatriot Rafael Nadal. This is absolutely shocking to be because Ferrer was [...]

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:31 pm in 2010 Season, Tennis, TV | 67 Comments »