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US Open…day 1…. 2012

The US Open is the last major of the year and it has a different “feel” than the other three. It’s not as “happy” as the Australian, not as “sexy” as the French and not as “quaint” as Wimbledon but it is “loud and wild’ and if you don’t like noise.. stay home. To play well […]

Djokovic wins a 2nd major title

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in three straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to win his 2nd Australian Open title. What an impressive tournament from start to finish for Novak, beating Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray in the last three rounds 9-0 in sets, that’s a good start to a career that will surely […]

Quarterfinals

Roger Federer takes on his countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in what might be the most “attractive” quarterfinal in the mens 2011 Australian Open. Wawrinka has been very impressive up to this point and in a world where everything is relative, he is the one that has “improved” the most during the first four rounds. The one […]

Day 5 at the 2011 Australian Open

Mats Wilander reporting from Melbourne. Justine Henin vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the match of day and the only match that involved two Grand Slam champions. Neither in their prime but certainly with a few years left in their respective careers. Both of them still looking to add to their collection of major wins. Henin has […]

Roger wins in five sets

Mats Wilander here, I hope everybody is enjoying  the Aussie Open. Roger Federer is today but not so much last night in his five set victory over Gilles Simon. Federer came out and played brilliantly in the first two sets winning both very comfortably. It was hard to see how Simon had beaten Federer the […]

Nalbandian vs. Hewitt

David Nalbandian managed to squeeze by Lleyton Hewitt in the opening round of the Australian Open in five very hard fought sets. Nalbandian is the better player these days, but Hewitt deserved to win this time having had a match point at 7-6  in the 5th set when Nalbandian for some reason decided to serve […]

Hello everyone, Mats Wilander here. I hope you enjoyed the first day of the 2011 Australian Open as much as I did. If you didn’t see Federers’s match against Lukas Lacko then call the Tennis Channel and have a videotape sent to you! I have never seen Roger or anyone ever play better than he […]

The draw Australian Open 2011

The draw is made and Rafael Nadal dodged the first bullet as he has a pretty easy first couple of rounds. He plays Daniel Marcos of Brazil in the 1st round and Daniel Gimeno-Traver from Spain or a qualifier in the 2nd. Obviously Nadal is going to feel the pressure because he is trying to […]

Australian Open predictions.

If Rafa wins the Australian Open, he should be talked about as the “greatest ever”. But then again, why do we keep this conversation going? Well..he’s playing at the same time as Roger Federer.Who has won the most Grand Slams of any. And who has the right to say Roger is not “it”? Rafa won […]

Serbia wins Davis Cup!

What an unbelievable effort by Victor Troicki to bounce back and win the fifth deciding match after the disapointment he suffered yesterday in the doubles. To beat Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 without letting Llodra into any of the three sets from the beginning might be the best match that he’ll ever play, certainly the […]