Yesterday Andy Murray beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open. The match was very straight-forward/boring, but one thing did get everyone talking: legs!
Day Two at the 2013 Australian Open was rather nutty. There were some upsets, an injury scare, and of course, drama, excellence and mystery aplenty on the twenty tennis courts at Melbourne Park. Here’s what we learned:
There has been a lot of talk recently about those nice baked goods we love to eat, and tennis players love to dish out (and avoid receiving): bagels. That got me thinking … how do the Big Four of the ATP compare against each other in terms of dishing out 6-0 sets to the opposition, specifically, how do they compare at Grand Slam events? And what do we see when we look at the WTA? My wife and I did some scavenging around on the ATP and WTA sites (the same task took us about four times longer on the WTA site, but that’s a rant for another day) and we found some interesting things. Let’s start!
Relive every 2012 Grand Slam and Olympics Gold singles celebration moment in GIF form.
Lindsay and Juan José have the strange habit of looking at old tournament draws. Here is their back and forth about a very interesting event, the 2006 French Open.
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After going down 4-6 in the 1st set tiebreaker today, Andy Murray cracked his racquet on the floor of the O2 Arena, visibly frustrated. After all, he had just lot what ended up being the biggest point of the first set (maybe the whole match), and handed a minibreak to his Swiss rival. As the Scot walked to his chair to pick up a new stick, you could hear a smattering of boos coming from the stands.
“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. […]