He was America’s top male tennis player for so many years but Andy Roddick’s career has ended after a valiantly fought, rain delayed, four set match against Juan Martin del Potro.
It was a great champion who finally ended Andy’s emotional run at the US Open as the great American fought to go out respectably, and on his own terms Read more
Spaniard, and clay court specialist, David Ferrer has beaten Juan Martin del Potro in a convincing display that leaves little doubt that David has been working on consistently improving his game and form.
Pocket rocket Ferrer was relentless as he ripped winners and chased everything down to book his quarterfinal spot against Andy Murray with the 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win. Read more
Lukas Rosol has done what no one expected him to do – beat Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon. Not only did Rosol win but he did so in five sets after Rafa won the first set.
Nadal’s record in five set matches, and Slams in general, when he’s won the first set is impressive but Lukas didn’t let his ranking, 98 places below Nadal’s, get in the way. Read more
In recent weeks Juan Monaco has morphed into an in form and incredibly focused and consistent version of himself. Today in Rome against Novak Djokovic he was only able to maintain that intensity for just over a set, Nole walking away with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win.
The new and improved Monaco took the match to Novak in the opening set and took the first break of serve comfortably for a 3-2 lead. It was an extremely focused Monaco who seemed to bully the Serbian around the court, dictating with his forehand. Read more
Juan Martin del Potro is looking like he’s almost back to full flight. His backhand has slightly less power behind it but in his match against Lu tonight he showed just how hard he can still his his forehand.
The gentle giant played some great tennis against Lu who gave his best and produced some great shot and displayed his impressive court speed, but Lu simply didn’t have anywhere near the power of the lanky Argentine. Read more
The King of Clay and Golden Child of Spain, Rafael Nadal has clawed his way back after a dismal first set to beat Juan Martin del Potro 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 and hand Spain the Davis Cup final. Having missed the 2008 final due to injury, also against Argentina, Nadal was delighted to play such a pivotal role in claiming the huge Cup. Read more
David Nalbandian is one of the most motivated Davis Cup players in the history of tennis. He has played through painful injuries including a hernia to give Argentina hope such is his sense of national pride and so it was no surprise that the famous Argentine was pumped up for his doubles rubber with Eduardo Schwank against the Spaniards most famous pretty boys Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco.
With the Spaniards leading the final 2-0 it was a must win rubber for the Argentines who got the job done 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Read more
Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain’s top two, have given Spain a 2-0 lead against Argetina in the Davis Cup finals. First came Spain’s golden child, Nadal, who needed almost two and a half hours to beat good friend Juan Monaco 6-1, 6-1, 6-2.
Next up was Ferrer who did what he does best and played a grinding match for almost five hours against Juan Martin del Potro ultimately winning 6-2, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Read more
Marcel Granollers battled Juan Monaco for over three hours before finally coming out on top in front of his Spanish fans 6-2, 4-6, 7-6. Granollers claimed some impressive scalps on his way to the final including Dolgopolov, Cilic, Monfils and Del Potro to claim the title and his biggest career moment.
Monaco held the early lead in the third set until losing the advantage in the eighth game with both players then holding strong to force a tie break. Read more