Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Tsonga out of Abu Dhabi

French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will not be playing in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. The Frenchman feels he's not prepared yet to start the new season. Tsonga was due to play Davydenko tomorrow. David Ferrer of Spain will take his place.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the 13th Day of Christmas 13 Chokers Choking

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Last Fix of the Decade

Do they look like two gangsters or what ? Gicquel 1.26 a set and 3-0 up. Llodra calls for the doctor, takes a pill, breaks right back. He's suddenly favorite a set down and on serve. And Michael 'Gimme a Pill and I'll win' Llodra takes the match.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Tennis Decade According to Sports Illustrated

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Richard Gasquet cleared

 Watch the video or read this.

Fuck you ! I won't do what u tell me !

France Masters: Three LIVE matches today.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wickmayer unlikely to get wildcard

Australian Open organizers have said there is little possibility that Belgian world no16 Yanina Wickmayer will get a wildcard into the tournament.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vaidisova won a match six months ago...

I know that's not exactly news, but today she did it again. She had a 2-6 6-4 6-4 win over Hungarian Katalin Marosi at the rather modest Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge in Dubai, where everything is rather modest these days. The former world number 7 and, judging by the picture, former blonde was a set and 3-0 down, so obviously there's some fight in her yet.

source Gulfnews

ITF unbans the ban

The ITF has authorized Yanina Wickmayer's return to tennis.
Wickmayer has already received a wildcard from the WTA tournament in Auckland and is hoping for another one for the AusOpen.

Xavier Malisse hasn't received any wildcards yet. It is unclear if Malisse is also authorized to play.
Monday, December 14, 2009

Belgian Court Suspends Bans for Wickmayer and Malisse

A Belgian court has suspended the one-year bans handed to Belgian tennis players Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse for missing drug tests.

Wickmayer, a semifinalist at the U.S. Open, hopes to receive a wildcard for the Australian Open.

The Belgian judge ruled that the bans violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

Non-Fat Dave & The Finnish South American Part II

Nalbandian vs. Gaudio 6-2 6-2. Non-Fat Dave lost a total of 7 games in his first two matches since his operation. Not bad, against a former Olympic champion and a Roland Garros winner.

(That's meant to be a joke, btw)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fat Dave & the Finnish South Americans

In his first match since May David Nalbandian defeated Nicolás Massú 6-2 6-1. At the same exhibition tournament Gaston Gaudio beat Guillermo Cañas 7-5 6-4. Nalbandian and Gaudio play each other later.
An interview with Fat Dave in which he claims he's Fat Dave no more.
Saturday, December 12, 2009

Henin Wins Again

In an exhibition match in Cairo, Justine Henin beat Russian Nadia Petrova 7-6 6-2.

Hingis Gets Off Her High Horse

What is it with Hingis these days ? Getting caught for cocaine she didn't snort, dumped out of 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the first round and now this:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kim vs. Venus LIVE

Rematch for the weird 6-0 0-6 6-4 at the US Open

Justine on the Sofa

"There are big differences in the women's game and not all of the players are physically very fit, which I agree is not good for the image of the sport."
Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shots of the Year 2009

Just happen to be all by the same player. :-)

Henin beats Pennetta

Justine Henin beat Flavia Pennetta in her second match after the comeback, 6-4 6-4. Not too sure if Flavia tried as hard as she could though.

Justine vs. Flavia LIVE

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Watch Henin's Return to Tennis LIVE

Watch live video from loco142 on

Winners of the Week

Spain gets home advantage and gets to choose the surface and would you believe it... they win !
Increíble !

Davis Cup Final Doubles: Analysis

Step and Berdy playing after all.
I wonder how last night's result and the long match will have affacted Step's hopping.

Conspiracy Theory

Does anyone believe, like I do, that it was really Andy Murray who beat Stepanek yesterday ?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fernando's Shirt

Great clip for someone who's not playing.

Ferrer vs. Stepanek: Analysis

Nadal vs Berdych: Analysis

Nadal vs Berdych: Analysis

The Replay

I've got a feeling the Spaniards won't have forgotten this.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Amélie Mauresmo has announced she's retiring from tennis because she's "sick and tired of smashing the ball in the net instead of over it when the court is completely open."

(more boobs for Google AdSense)

Wada ? Dada !

International Doping Agency WADA finds that the one year suspensions of Wickmayer and Malisse are not long enough and has appealed the decision. WADA wants a two year ban for both.

Boobs !

Well just one and a half.
This pic is really only to please Google Adsense, which has decided that my blog is, for some reason or another not suitable for their advertisers. I hope this convinces them that I'm very serious about this.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

American Idiot

Go girl. Scream and shout all u want.

Best matches of the year...

Pretty good read: Tennis Channel's LaRosa

Packing up ?

Amélie Mauresmo will probably announce her retirement from tennis at a press conference tomorrow. We will miss the implosions.

Indianapolis and the Raiders of the Lost Tournament

Apparently the ATP has decided not to let the Indianapolis tournament move to Atlanta after all, in an attempt to shorten the season. Great thinking, ATP. Retiring a mid-season tournament is definitely a good idea !
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fastest serve

If only she had bothered to win the point too...

Wii Little Laddy

According to The Sun this is the reason why Kim Sears left Andy Murray: he played videogames for seven hours a day and even on the Wii he didn't manage to win a second set.
Monday, November 30, 2009

You are a fool to bet on tennis. Yes, you !

from Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim  :-)

Everything's Fine

I'm gonna shove $82 500 down your throat. I swear...
And some more if u call footfault on my ass again next year.... Biatch.
Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winner of the Week

 Nicolay Davydenko wins WTF. Nicolay Davydenko wins. WTF !!


Indianapolis Event Moving to Atlanta in 2010

On the heels of the Kitzbuhel, Austria event moving to Nice, France next season, it was released today that the long standing tournament in Indianapolis will be relocated to Atlanta, Georgia next year.
The Indianapolis Business Journal stated that due to lack of funding for the event, the 30-year-old tournament will be changing venues. Indianapolis had been without a title sponsor since RCA ended its long-time association with the event in 2006.
The tournament was won by Robby Ginepri for the second time earlier this summer.

So Nice in Nice

New Nice Event To Replace Kitzbuhel

The ATP has announced that the Kitzbuhel, Austria event will be replaced in 2010 by a new World Tour 250 series event to be held at the clay courts of the Nice Lawn Tennis Club the week prior to Roland Garros.
“We are delighted to announce the new event in Nice,” said Laurent Delanney, ATP Chief Executive Officer – Europe. “Nice staged a popular ATP World Tour event for many years and it is great to be able to return there after a 15 year absence. Tennis has a huge following in France and many French players compete at the highest level on the ATP World Tour.”
The Nice event becomes the fifth ATP World Tour event in France after Marseille, Metz, Lyon and Paris. Nice had held an ATP World Tour event for several years until 1995. It may also mean a little less traveling for those players who want to stay within France before Roland Garros.

WTA on Holiday

Saturday, November 28, 2009

First bet of the blog, last bet of the year

Just because I started this blog today, I've decided to have one last bet this year. :-)

Backed Delpo 1.6 at 2-2 1st set. Since it's the last one of the year, and since I assume this will be like most of the other things I've done this year, I expect to lose.

TB now. Delpo 5-0 down. I think that means he'll have to win the next two sets.

And another BP for Delpo. 

Oh, Delpo, not from 40-15 ! :( 
(not that I'm in the slightest bit surprised that the year ends like this of course). Although Sod is still good for a little choke I feel.

:D back on serve. 4-3*

3rd set TB 4-0 for my man and I'm out. 
I end this annus horribilis on a good note and a good omen for 2010. At least that's what I would like to think.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Federer's Laughing Fit