Saturday, March 8, 2014
Andy Murray is through to third round of the BNP Paribas Open after defeating Lukas Rosol, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. But it wasn't a halcyon day for Murray, as he dropped the opener to the upset-minded Czech, and took a smash to the armour in the third set. Of course you want to see the smash, right? Well, here it is. Pretty innocent I guess, but when you take into account that Rosol had the whole court in either direction to place that smash, it makes you wonder: Is Lukas Rosol a mean-hearted guy? Since I don't pass judgement, I'll let you decide after watching the vid>>>
Ana Ivanovic is through to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open after scraping by up-and-coming Elina Svitolina, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1). Check out Ana working the crowd after winning a rapid fire exhange at the net to earn herself five match points. Classic stuff from the former Indian Wells champion. The double fist pump with a hip thrust thrown in is a nice touch... Ivanovic will get the Tomljanovic-Stephens winner in the round of 16. See the women's draw Here.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Mike and Bob Bryan went 70-13 last year with 11 titles, and they came just two matches short of winning the calendar-year Grand Slam at the US Open. So, what can the 35-year-olds do for an encore in 2014? We gonna see, no? The Bryans, who are 57-8 with six Australian Open titles under their belts, got their Melbourne prep underway with a first-round victory over Lukas Kubot and Robert Lindstedt in Sydney on Monday.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Maybe a little repetitious, but I like the general concept and, like the rest of us, I'm a sucker for any sliderman footage, and wholeheartedly support it being seen by the public. Overall, a cool add. I like the Asics brand, and if I didn't get a Nike discount, I'd probably give their shoes a try.
35-year-old Tommy Haas is in Auckland, New Zealand this week as the No. 2 seed at the Heineken Open. Haas is currently the oldest player in the ATP's top 20 and he is coming off his first top 12 finish since 2012 after a marvelous season that saw the German reach 11 quarterfinals or better last year and win two titles. Haas, who lost in the first round at the 2013 Australian Open says he is fired up about another ATP season. "The hunger is still there, and the desire to work hard is still there," says Haas, "and I think as long as that's there I will continue to try my best on the court and try my best to keep in good shape and see where else it can take me." Last year, Haas became the ATP's oldest top 20 finisher since Andre Agassi finished at No. 7 in 2005, and he also became the ATP's oldest title winner since Fabrice Santoro won Newport in 2008. Here's to hoping that Haas cracks a few more milestones in 2014. The former World No. 2 will turn 36 on April 3.