Break Points: A Bad Week For Favorites

Notable results:

  • Bastad R32: Anett Kontaveit d. Alize Cornet, 7-6(3) 6-3
  • Istanbul R32: Caroline Wozniacki d. Belinda Bencic, 6-0 6-0
  • Bogota R16: Bernard Tomic d. Alejandro Falla, 6-1 7-6(2)
  • Hamburg R32: Dustin Brown d. Fernando Verdasco, 4-6 6-2 7-6(8)
  • Hamburg R32: Alexander Zverev d. Mikhail Youzhny, 7-5 7-5
  • Hamburg R32: Filip Krajinovic d. Fabio Fognini, 6-4 6-0

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Last night, Amy took in some World Team Tennis, which had its share of highlights and lowlights:

The most jarring thing about the WTT experience is that they play loud music between points. Whoever was running the sound system for last night’s match gloriously forgot that this was a thing for the first set and got me all excited that they had changed it, but sadly they started doing it when the singles play got underway.

With his win over Mikhail Youzhny in the second round in Hamburg today, 17-year-old prospect Alexander Zverev has added another rare accomplishment to his string of recent feats.

In two weeks, Changeover writers will be attending the Citi Open in force. So around these parts, there’s rejoicing as the strong player field keeps improving:

“The addition of Berdych to the tournament roster alongside other top ten players, Raonic and Dimitrov, speaks to the incredible strength of this year’s men’s player field,” said tournament director Jeff Newman in a statement. “With three elite top-10 players now, fans are in for a real treat.”

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One Response

  1. q10
    q10 July 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm |

    quite impressed to see tomic with back to back wins, maybe the drop out of the top 100 and the Nick Kyrgios effect is motivating him to work harder, next match Vs Pospisil would be more challenging

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