Break Points: July 17, 2013

Break Points is a daily roundup of tennis news, videos, links, and tweets. If you have something you think I should include, email me at

Today’s notable results:

  • Hamburg: Roger Federer d. Daniel Brands, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Hamburg: Jerzy Janowicz d. Robin Haase, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4)
  • Hamburg: Juan Monaco d. Gael Monfils, 6-4, 6-4
  • Hamburg: Federico Delbonis d. Tommy Robredo, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
  • Hamburg: Jan Hajek d. Ernests Gulbis, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
  • Bad Gastein: Lisa-Maria Moser d. Mona Barthel, 6-2, 4-3 (ret.)

News and Links:

Martina Hingis is set to play doubles with Daniela Hantuchova in Carlsbad.

In light of Roger Federer testing out a new racquet, Christopher Clarey wrote about the differences and unique characteristics of the top guys’ racquets.

In the industry, Federer’s racket is generally considered the most challenging to handle, above all for the recreational set.

“I have a tennis shop,” Gilbert said, “and I tell people all the time, we don’t even carry that stick anymore because it’s just not a good racket for a club player. You’ve got to hit flush, I mean flush.”

Its 90-square-inch head is the smallest in use by a leading player. Nadal’s and Djokovic’s rackets have 100-square-inch heads. Federer, like Pete Sampras before him, has been hearing suggestions that he switch to a larger head to cut down on mis-hits.

Speaking of which, here’s a close-up of the infamous new Federer racquet:

Here are some photos of Rafael Nadal training in Manacor.

Tennis on Twitter:

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

2 Responses

  1. RZ
    RZ July 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm |

    If only TB was as likeable on the court as he is on Twitter.

  2. AR
    AR July 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm |

    I think we may need a post on the Fed-Haas bromance.

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