Despite all the the aces, the forehand winners and yes, those beautiful drop shots, what struck me the most about this particular semifinal was the difference in composure of the two men set to compete in it. Jerzy Janowicz played this match as if deep down he knew his time had finally arrived.
The story of how Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz beat World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic at the Paris Masters, as told in animated GIFs.
We pick the winners for matches on November 3, 2012 at the Paris Masters and Fed Cup final.
I am so excited about the Fed Cup Final this weekend. I mean, just look at this line-up…
Let’s look at the head-to-heads: Ivanovic-Safarova: 2-3; Jankovic-Kvitova: 0-1; Ivanovic-Kvitova: 3-1; Jankovic-Safarova: 5-1
Lucie Safarova, Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic. All of them are awesome in their own unique and special ways. I mean what could possibly go wrong?
Okay, so the truth is that a lot could go wrong. And I mean A LOT.
“I beat the Olympic champion, US Open champion. I beat Andy Murray. Unbelievable feeling for me. Still, I have the feeling that in a few minutes I’m going to wake up and it will all be gone.” – Jerzy Janowicz A name. That’s all Jerzy Janowicz was to me before this week: a name. […]
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But we need to talk.
The WTA year is technically already over. How do I know that? Well, the WTA Year End Championships featuring the top players on tour has already been completed. A Champion has been crowned. All that is supposed to be left is Fed Cup, a team competition. Then… off-season!!
BUT NO. There’s more. Let’s look at your website:
Recent news reports from Australia have Bernard Tomic in the headlines, and not for anything he’s done on a tennis court. The reason? Naked rooftop wrestling. No, we’re not kidding. There’s even a video of it.
This got us thinking, what does the future hold for Bernard Tomic in the ATP? Welcome to the inaugural Changeover Chats, a quick back and forth between the writing staff at The Changeover.
How do you lose a match in which you were up a set and a break…without losing a single game in the process?
That’s the question Novak Djokovic might be asking himself today.
We know certain things about the WTA top three in 2012 — Victoria Azarenka was virtually unstoppable on hard courts, Maria Sharapova was unusually great on clay, and Serena Williams was undefeated on grass.
But we can take that one step further by examining the composition of their rankings. What percentage of their total ranking points was accumulated on each surface?
And now for something completely different: the first installment of Changeover Music! Here we let loose on our dream of being the stadium DJs during tennis matches. Of course, nobody will hire us. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is playing Julien Benneteau in Paris today. Hence, we have to go with a French band, right? And why not […]