- Dubai R2: Carla Suarez Navarro d. Petra Kvitova, 1-6 6-4 7-6(4)
- Dubai R2: Venus Williams d. Ana Ivanovic, 6-2 6-1
- Dubai R2: Flavia Pennetta d. Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4 6-1
- Rio de Janeiro R1: Rafael Nadal d. Daniel Gimeno Traver, 6-3 7-5
- Delray Beach R1: Bangoura/Mirzadeh d. Butorac/Klaasen, 7-5 3-6 (10-5)
News and Links:
Todd Martin will be the new CEO of the Tennis Hall of Fame:
“The history of this game is storied, and the stories are all housed here,” said Martin, 43, who will begin working on April 1 and will officially take over as CEO on Sept. 5. “Amazing individuals have played the game. Remarkable individuals have devoted their lives to making contributions that have earned their place here within the Hall’s walls. It’s an honor to be charged with preserving this history and to celebrate the people who have made all these fantastic memories.
Rafael Nadal is careful to view himself as the underdog in career accomplishments, not just in individual matches:
“I don’t know if I’m able to reach Federer‘s record of 17 Grand Slams,” said Nadal, who has 13 Grand Slam championships around his belt, trailing Federer by four and American legend Pete Sampras by one trophy.
At the same time, Pete Sampras thinks Roger can win another one:
“Things need to fall into place and he needs to play well but I do think he can do it [win a grand slam]. I think it is what he’s playing for.”
There’s a new Margin of Error podcast with Amy and Jeff.
Tennis on Twitter:
— stepec78 (@stepec78) February 19, 2014
— Brodie (@MindTheRacket) February 19, 2014
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) February 18, 2014