- Bastad R32: Elias Ymer d. Mikhail Kukushkin, 6-3 7-5
- Stuttgart R32: Lukas Rosol d. Alexander Zverev, 7-6(7) 7-6(9)
- Bucharest R32: Simona Halep d. Indy de Vroome, 6-0 6-4
News and links:
Despite a successful season thus far, Ana Ivanovic parted ways with her coach, Nemanja Kontic:
Kontic’s contract expired after Wimbledon and, after amicable discussions, the pair decided not to renew it.
As usual, ESPN’s Body Issue includes a pair of tennis players. This year, the newly-uncovered stars are Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams, who features on one of the covers. If you haven’t seen any photos yet, I know you’ll click the link. But before you do, two words of warning: Prince Fielder.
Yesterday, David Ferrer woke up to the horrifying realization that he wasn’t playing a tournament next week. Fortunately, Hamburg offered him a wild card. They had previously reached out to Rafael Nadal, but Rafa’s a good friend–he knew that Ferrer needed it more.
It’s been a busy week at The Changeover, so there’s plenty to read (and listen to) right here:
- Margin of Error Podcast Episode 22: Wrapping Up Wimbledon
- The Lion in Winter: Roger Federer’s Roaring Return to Relevancy
- Things We Learned from Finals Weekend at 2014 Wimbledon
- Fan Fare: The Williams Sisters Still Have More to Give
- Prospect Evaluation: Alexander Zverev
Tennis on Twitter:
— Matt Ebden (@mattebden) July 9, 2014
— Feliciano López (@feliciano_lopez) July 9, 2014
— Vera Zvonareva (@verazvonareva) July 9, 2014
You are on @delpotrojuan , sorry, but I do believe we got this one 🙂 Good luck to you and hope recovery is coming along.
— Tommy Haas (@TommyHaas13) July 9, 2014
Tennis trash talk is so mild.
— Amy Fetherolf (@AmyFetherolf) July 9, 2014