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Welcome to the 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. Most of our posts were centered around a specific event. Each week we’ll post a quick summary of all the previous week’s events, with links to all the posted pieces.
(For a look at last week’s Weekly Reader, click here)
This Week at The Changeover
This week– after Lindsay got us started out with a personal essay about Sandy and the role of sports in healing and a GIF recap of the Czech Fed Cup team celebration— our entire focus was on the World Tour Finals in London. Oh, except for the super serious in-depth look at the many hair-styles of Rafael Nadal. Besides that, all eyes were on London.
World Tour Finals
Juan José got us prepped for the Final Showdown with a two-part look back at the Federer/Safin semifinal match at the 2004 Master’s Cup. Part 1 sets the stage for the classic, while Part 2 breaks down the incredible 20-18 TB in the 2nd set.
Round Robin Days
Amy kicked off our coverage with our Day 1 Liveblog, highlighting an amusing GIF of Tomas Berdych being snubbed by a ball-girl. It’s a must-watch. The play on-court, however, wasn’t as impressive, as Djokovic sailed over Tsonga and Murray came back from a rough start to take out Berdych. Day 2 was lackluster as well, but Juan José still killed it on the Liveblog, with help from some Boris Becker tweets. Day 3 was overshadowed by some absolutely disastrous Andy Murray pants that Lindsay screen-capped. If that wasn’t enough, Amy told the story of Djokovic’s win over Murray in GIFs.
On Day 4 Ferrer was unable to take advantage of a sub-par Federer, and Tipsarevic struggled to keep it competitive, but Amy somehow managed to make it all sound entertaining. The Day 5 Liveblog showcased Berdych’s collapse in the 2nd set TB against Djokovic, and Kevin Spacey taking in the Tsonga/Murray match. By the end of the day, we were all a frustrated, and had a Changeover Chat about the format of the WTFs, pondering whether changes in scheduling or structure could improve the quality of tennis at the event.
Day 6, the final day of Round Robin play, featured the only upset of the tournament (so far) as Del Potro beat Federer. That match then left the Ferrer/Tipsy match as a dead rubber, which caused some controversy, which Juan José covered thoroughly.
For the semifinal stage of the event, the Changeover team made their picks, as Lindsay and Amy continued to battle for last place. Amy made her “How The Match Was Won” debut, dissecting Djokovic’s comeback win over Del Potro. Juan Jose thoroughly analyzed the final match of Andy Murray’s season, and broke down how the home-crowd turned against their golden boy and cheered for Federer instead.
Lindsay once again picked against the grain in Changeover staff picks for the final, and then Juan José led us all to an exciting place as he launched the very first Live Edition of “How the Match Was Won” for the Djokovic vs. Federer final. The best shot of the tournament was captured by Amy in GIF form.
In case you want to navigate our posts according to the categories we’ve set up, here they are:
- #NeverForget (2 new posts)
- Changeover Chats (1 new post)
- GIFstories (2 new posts)
- How the Match Was Won/Lost (3 new posts)
- The Picks (2 new posts)
- Social Media Studies (1 new post)
- Liveblogs (6 new posts)
- Personal Reflections (1 new post)
If you want to navigate our posts by author, here you go:
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