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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.┬áIt’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 […]

Who’s the favorite?

Robin Soderling-Tomas Berdych,this is like a videogame.There really is no gameplan here,just hit the ball “better”than your opponent.Soderling has the “edge”,fasten your seatbelts!!

French Open Day 7

Another rainy day at Roland Garros. What a small difference there is between the top pros. Henin should have lost that match or at least I think it should have been closer. Sharapova came out firing. She was up 2-0 and 40-0 against Henin’s serve. She was blasting balls on the first break point, and […]

Rafael Nadal has changed his game

Rafael Nadal lost last year in the French Open to Robin Soderling,the only loss so far at the claycourts of Roland Garros. Why? If you are able to hit shots from both sides at shoulderheight with a lot of power you will feel like “this guy” isn’t as good as everyone says!Suddenly the unbeatable “Rafa” […]

French Open Day 5

Rain, rain and more rain…matches at Roland Garros did not start until 3:30. Had a nice five-mile run in the rain through Paris and headed to the courts. Watched the beginning of the Dementieva match vs. Garrigues on court 2. What a court!!!!! Pedestrians walking the street can stop and peer over to watch the […]

Mats second blog

Did you see Rafael Nadal today?Apparently he was nervous,he said himself.That means that he cares more than most,and that’s trouble for the rest.He’s better than ever in his own mind and that’s all he needs to go on the hunt for the “best player in the world”.He is not as good as he can be […]

Day 2 French Open

Was once again woken by Mats at 1:30, (adjusting to time change is impossible in one day) as we were scheduled to hit on a practice court from 2-3. Courts in the first week are a hot commodity and you don’t want to miss your time frame. It was nearly 90 degrees, good practice, when […]

Mats first blog

First day of French Open by Mats

Day one French Open!!!! First blog

Recalling day one of French Open