Break Points: Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov Practice Together

Notable Results:

  • Toronto 1R: Benoit Paire d. Alejandro Falla 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-2
  • Toronto 1R: Tim Smyczek d. Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2
  • Montreal 1R: Lucie Safarova d. Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-2
  • Montreal 1R: Yulia Putintseva d. Flavia Pennetta 7-6(5), 6-3
  • Montreal 1R: Sabine Lisicki d. Sara Errani 6-1, 7-5

News and Analysis:

Per his Facebook page, Juan Martin del Potro is ramping up his training.

This Washington Post piece has some funny stuff on Milos Raonic:

Milos Raonic was cruising through a Citi Open media session earlier in the week when a question finally stumped him: What were his thoughts on the ESPN broadcasters discussing his hair?

He sat up and sighed, silent for about 15 seconds before answering. He had rattled off honest responses before. His serve? It’s intimidating. His confidence? It’s high. But his dark, slicked down hair?

“I try to make it special, not just for myself but for the viewers as well,” Raonic finally quipped.

I, along with Lindsay and Jeff, was at the Citi Open. Links to all our D.C. coverage:

Per @nidssserz, Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov practiced together in Toronto:

Tennis on Twitter:

Amy can be spotted on a tennis court in the Philadelphia area, shanking backhand volleys.