Break Points: February 3, 2014

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Notable results:

  • Paris final: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova d. Sara Errani, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Pattaya City final: Ekaterina Makarova d. Karolina Pliskova, 6-3, 7-6(7)

News and Links:

Roger Federer’s mother Lynette weighed in with some tips on being a tennis parent for The Tennis Space:

A child can start playing tennis from the age of three or four in a playful manner. “Roger started at that age of three because my husband and I spent weekends at the tennis club and he just picked up the racket and loved playing against the wall, at home against the cupboard. Whenever he could we played on court with him. He could play for hours by himself. Later he played with friends on the road with a mini-tennis net and a soft ball.”

Federer elbowed Stan Wawrinka in the face during the Davis Cup draw. Yes, there is video.

Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, plan to get married soon:

On Monday, the No. 2-ranked tennis player and six-time major champion told Ristic during a Serbian television talk show: “Jelena, enjoy it while you can. In a couple of months you will be changing your last name to Djokovic.” Ristic was shown smiling.

Deb Decker, a Rafael Nadal fan, has charted all of Nadal’s 2014 Australian Open matches as part of the Match Charting Project.

Tennis on Twitter:

3 Responses

  1. RZ
    RZ February 4, 2014 at 11:28 am |

    No mention of Great Britain’s upset of team USA? The most notable result of this past week was James Ward def. Sam Querrey after being down 2 sets to 1 and a break.

  2. Q
    Q February 5, 2014 at 5:19 am |

    hasnt james ward def sam querrey before at queens? it didn’t come to much a surprise, and sam seems to play loose games a lot of times

  3. RZ
    RZ February 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm |

    Yes he did, but that was on grass in front of a British crowd. This was on red clay in front of a US crowd, and Querrey was 6 points away from a win. All Sam had to do was hold serve. His loss was a shocker.

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