- Halle: Peter Gojowczyk d. Milos Raonic, 6-4, 6-4
- Halle: Kei Nishikori d. Gael Monfils, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
- Queen’s Club: Kenny De Schepper d. Ernests Gulbis, 7-6(3), 7-5
- Birmingham: Barbora Zahlavova Strycova d. Lucie Safarova, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
- Birmingham: Timea Babos d. Madison Keys, 6-2, 6-1
News and Analysis:
Lindsay and Amy did a Changeover Chat to wrap up Roland Garros.
Great news: Victoria Azarenka, who hasn’t played since Indian Wells, has taken a wild card into Eastbourne next week.
Tumaini Carayol covered the Murray/Mauresmo grass court swing madness for Tennis View Magazine:
“Should we talk about my match, or just talk about Mauresmo?” came the question-cutting cry that flew straight out of James Ward’s press conference on Monday after an endless barrage of questions on the news of the week. He attempted to continue his answer, but all that could exit his mouth was “I mean…” before descending into a speechless puddle of eye-rolling and head-shaking.
Q. Can I just ask what are your thoughts on Amélie Mauresmo and her appointment with Andy Murray? Is it something that ‑‑ obviously it’s unusual, but is that…
MARINKO “MAD DOG” MATOSEVIC: Apparently there are a few guys in the top 100 who do have women’s coaches like ‑‑ I think Kukushkin gets coached by his wife, Denis by his mum. She’s done a great job with him.
I think there could be one more. Is there one more?
Q. Not at the moment.
MARINKO “MAD DOG” MATOSEVIC: For me, I couldn’t do it since I don’t think that highly of the women’s game. But, yeah, you know, his mum coached him, and she did a great job with him. So, I mean, yeah. We’ll see what happens.
Q. Some people suggested there shouldn’t be a sort of separation. Do you think it’s hard to…
MARINKO “MAD DOG” MATOSEVIC: It’s all equal rights these days. Got to be politically correct. So, yeah, someone’s got to give it a go. Won’t be me.
Sam Stosur dismissed Mad Dog’s comments on the women’s game, calling them “pigheaded:”
“I think that’s a bit pigheaded,” Stosur said after a 6-1 6-3 win over American Christina McHale on Wednesday. “But I think comments like that, you’ve got to take with a grain of salt and think, ‘OK, that’s his opinion’.
“Do you care about it? Not really.”
Roger Federer had some kind words for Rafael Nadal after the Spaniard picked up his ninth French Open title:
Roger Federer says he was pleased to see Rafael Nadal win yet another title at the French Open and defy suggestions that he might be vulnerable at the event.
“I was very happy for him because it’s tremendous what he proves on clay every year,” Federer said in Halle. “You have to raise your hat to him.”
Wondering what Ernests Gulbis did with his French Open prize money? He lost it gambling, all in one bet. Cool story, bro.
Tennis on Twitter:
I liked this from Stepanek re: Mauresmo: 'Nobody's asking different guys when somebody is taking a different coach.' #true
— Hannah Wilks (@newballsplease) June 11, 2014
Adorable pic xx andy with @nenadzim son pic.twitter.com/M7YjKNZQn5
— Qwe (@meokee) June 11, 2014
With @mchiudinelli33 aka the MC at practice. We got a walkover for our doubles! Got to work on our game instead! pic.twitter.com/Zxwy3ZQoep
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 11, 2014
Gulbis didn’t lose ALL of his prize money by gambling. https://twitter.com/newballsplease/status/476722884095012864 Thank goodness!
Love the “Mad Dog” insertion. This is reason enough to keep the nickname alive!
A lot of people will blame Murray’s loss on Mauresmo when it has nothing to do with her and everything to do with his being tired from Rolly G. (Probably has something to do with Stepanek too)
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