Break Points: March 5, 2014

Notable Results:

  • MSG Exhibition: Novak Djokovic d. Andy Murray, 6-3 7-6(2)
  • MSG Exhibition: Bryan/Bryan d. McEnroe/McEnroe, 8-3
  • Indian Wells R1: Peng Shuai d. Vera Zvonareva, 4-6 6-0 7-5
  • Indian Wells Q2: Samuel Groth d. Evgeny Donskoy, 5-7 7-6(5) 6-4

News and Links:

Agnieszka Radwanska is now sponsored by the Cheesecake Factory. Agnieszka Radwanska is now sponsored by the Cheesecake Factory. Agnieszka Radwanska is now sponsored by the Cheesecake Factory. Yes, I know that’s the same sentence three times. I figured you might not believe it the first two times, but it’s true:

The endorsement grew from social media, which will play a major role in promoting the ties between the Polish star and the American outlet. For years, Radwanska, now the third-ranked player in the world and who reached the 2012 Wimbledon final, has tweeted her enthusiasm for The Cheesecake Factory when touring in the United States.

Sloane Stephens has been struggling with wrist problems since the beginning of the year:

Stephens, who is right handed with a two-handed backhand, described it as ligament related. She ices it after playing, but when it flares up, the only solution is rest.

“I have like an old person’s wrist that kinda just messes up when it wants to and gives me some trouble,” she said, explaining that visits to five specialists resulted in different diagnoses from each. “I don’t even know what the actual diagnosis is.”

Juan Martin del Potro has wrist problems of his own that caused him to retire from his first round match in Dubai last week. Nonetheless, he’s traveling to Indian Wells to see if he’s healthy enough to play:

“It’s hurting all the time, sometimes less and sometimes a little more. But it’s hurting, and I have been in contact with my doctor all the time. He’s trying to keep me motivated to keep playing, but I know what is my limit playing on court,” he said after stopping mid-match in Dubai.

There’s now an Android app to help you contribute to the Tennis Abstract Match Charting Project.

Amy and Jeff recorded a new Margin of Error podcast, with plenty of talk about Fed, Dimitrov, Djokovic, and players to watch in Indian Wells.

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