Break Points: It’s King Biscuit Time

Notable results

  • Monte Carlo R32: Tommy Robredo d. Julien Benneteau, 4-6 6-0 6-1
  • Monte Carlo R32: Pablo Carreno Busta d. Gael Monfils, 6-3 7-6(5)
  • Monte Carlo R64: Yen-Hsun Lu d. Federico Delbonis, 7-6(5) 6-1 (only Lu’s 4th career tour-level win on clay, and 2nd at the Masters level)
  • Sarasota CH R32: Andrea Arnaboldi d. Jack Sock, 5-7 7-6(4) 6-1
  • Dothan ITF $50K: Michelle Larcher De Brito d. Sesil Karatantcheva, 6-4 6-2

News and links

This is a story about how desperate tennis fans and pundits have become for controversy on tour. The biggest news event of the week is Donald Young getting a warning for saying “son of a biscuit.” We always foresaw big things for DY, and apparently our hopes are finally coming to fruition.

The ATP St. Petersburg event, scheduled for September, appears to be moving to Tel Aviv. It’s always a shame when a city–especially one in a country that produces as many tennis stars as Russia does–loses a tournament, but in this case it’s nice to see Israel regaining a place on the top-level calendar:

Israeli-Georgian billionaire, Mikhael Mirilashvili, who is based in Israel and Russia, provided much of the funding for the event in St. Petersburg in recent years and is believed to be behind the decision to relocate the tournament due to the political situation in Ukraine and the disappointing income generated in Russia in past years.

Milos Raonic took over the mailbag, thus demonstrating that he is a thoughtful, intelligent young man … who doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers. Not one. Not even if that feather is Fabio Fognini:

Fab Fabio can definitely do it. He has the game, talent and athleticism to be a top player. His biggest enemy on court has often been himself, and it seems like he has really developed and matured recently. You’re seeing it in the results, and it seems like the mental side is becoming less and less of an issue during matches.

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One Response

  1. harmeen
    harmeen April 17, 2014 at 11:52 am |

    Israeli media is reporting that Djokovic is expected to appear in the ATP Tel Aviv event —

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