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.