Oh happy days! The sun is shining brightly here in America. Okay, actually it’s not. We’re preparing for a Nor’easter. But metaphorically there is a lot of sun.
I hope to bring some of that happiness here to the Liveblog, if I can figure out how to work this thing.
Welcome to the Day 2 Liveblog for the World Tour Finals!
Today we have Roger Federer’s debut against Janko Tipsarevic. Federer is undefeated against Tipsarevic in five tries.
Later we will have Juan Martín del Potro square off against white-hot David Ferrer, who is playing his third straight week of tennis. Ferrer leads their head-to-head 5-2. The last time DelPo beat him was back in 2009.
YouTube Chronicles – 2004 Masters Cup: Roger Federer, Marat Safin and the Endless Tiebreaker (Part One)
As Roger Federer starts his quest for his seventh World Tour Finals title, it occurred to me that this could be a good time to revisit a match I had never watched, but heard plenty about: Federer’s semifinal encounter with Marat Safin at the 2004 Masters Cup, held that year in Houston, Texas.
As you know, it’s election day in the United States, which can be very nerve-wracking and stressful. So, to cheer you up, here are 9 gifs of the Czech Fed Cup Team Celebrating their win over Serbia in the Fed Cup Final last weekend. I dare you not to smile.
Last Saturday I went to bed late into the night in my apartment in Queens, New York with a knot in my stomach. Sure, there was a much-hyped hurricane heading towards the city and the winds were picking up rapidly, but primarily I was nervous about the launch of The Changeover that was supposed to take place the next morning. Amy, Juan José, and I had been working non-stop the past couple of weeks to get the site ready, and I was extremely anxious to finally share our project with others.
The Changeover went live on October 28, which -incredibly enough – was only a week ago. It’s been a busy and wonderful first week of existence, and we would love to thank all of you who have stopped by and read any of the 26 posts that we’ve managed to publish throughout these past seven days. We also want to thank you for all the great feedback on Twitter, and all those fantastic retweets. Really, we are most grateful to have such a great group of readers in such a short amount of time.
Welcome to the first Changeover Weekly Reader! Here we will organize the previous week’s posts in a way that you might find useful when you’re trying to catch up on a given tournament or one of our site’s many categories.
The ATP World Tour Finals begin today. The world’s top 8 players (minus Rafa) are in London, ready to square off in round-robin action. Today, Andy Murray will start things off by battling Tomas Berdych, and Novak Djokovic will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Surprisingly, Berdych leads the head-to-head against Murray 4-3, but the US Open champion is still probably the favorite. Djokovic leads the head-to-head against Tsonga, 8-5, but the Frenchman hasn’t beaten the World No. 1 since the 2010 Australian Open.
Join me as I liveblog all the action!
The WTA Season is finally over. Victoria Azarenka is No. 1. Serena won the WTA Championships. Nadia Petrova won Sofia. The Czechs won Fed Cup. Now it’s time to rest and make party. But before we do let’s look back at 10 things you might have already forgotten about this fabulous WTA Season.
I’ve always been an advocate for players who win the coin toss to choose to serve.
Particularly if you’re a good returner. It just seems so obvious that if things go according to plan and both players hold serve, being the returner at 5-4 is a useful advantage. Earlier in the set, whoever serves second can drop his/her serve and know there will be a few chances to get the break back. On the flip side, the person who serves first always has the peace of mind of knowing that if they get broken at any point in the set, they will have at least one return game to attempt to get their serve back.
We pick the winners for the Paris Masters final between Jerzy Janowicz and David Ferrer, and Fed Cup final matches featuring Petra Kvitova vs. Ana Ivanovic, and Lucie Safarova vs. Jelena Jankovic.