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My Season Review (Part 2 Completed)

I decided to write a review on the year that was. It's a little detailed so I divided it into 4 quarters.

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So how to review the 2011 ATP season? I will look at it chronologically. The 2010 season belonged to Rafael Nadal, with the Spaniard picking up the final three slams of the year that would have him heading into the Australian Open in January with the very realistic possibility of completing the "Rafa Slam". Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic also had a strong finish to the 2010 year, helping his nation to their first ever Davis Cup triumph. Winning the DC can do wonders to a players confidence and can really shape their subsequent year on the tour. Take a look at Fernando Verdasco for example. After defeating Jose Acasuso and securing the tie for Spain back in 2008, the pretty-boy lefty charged into 2009 full of confidence. Something had changed in his demeanour. The belief was there. The consistency was ever present, something that had always been left in the locker room up until December 2008. He made the semi finals of the AO in 2009 and narrowly went down to Nadal in what I consider to be one of the best matches of the decade. Verdasco went on to entrench his place in the top 10 for the best part of two years, something most people would have said was impossible given his previous showings on tour. It is with great regret that Verdasco took up part of that introduction, but his case was a perfect example on how a certain Serbian used that DC triumph to springboard himself into one of the best seasons of all time.
To view it in it's entirety you can check out my blog:

Part 1: http://slicendicetennis.blogspot.com...review-14.html

Part 2: http://slicendicetennis.blogspot.com...review-24.html

Parts 3&4: http://slicendicetennis.blogspot.com...eview-3-4.html

I posted this in the blog section of the forum but I know not many people venture their so I thought I would shamelessly plug it here while not much other stuff is going on during the off season

The three other quarters should be done in the next couple of weeks.

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Loved reading the stuff with the Fog and Boredo in Santiago, the famous call of "hombre di mierda".

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Very good job!!! I always like to read your blog.

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Loved reading the stuff with the Fog and Boredo in Santiago, the famous call of "hombre di mierda".
The antics are classic, can just imagine the strut had he pulled off the win there

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Very good job!!! I always like to read your blog.
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very good article .Made me remember all those moments in the season
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I wish I could write that well.

But I have come up with a new equation: Hewitt =Legend =Legend

Are you going to any events this January?

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I wish I could write that well.

But I have come up with a new equation: Hewitt =Legend =Legend

Are you going to any events this January?
Thanks for the compliment mate. And you write very well, I've been checking out your work for a while now

Yeah man, sure am. Going to Sydney qualies and probably the first day there, then flying down to Melbourne for AO qualies and will stay and catch the first week as well.

What about yourself?

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Thanks for the compliment mate. And you write very well, I've been checking out your work for a while now

Yeah man, sure am. Going to Sydney qualies and probably the first day there, then flying down to Melbourne for AO qualies and will stay and catch the first week as well.

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We should chill out at AO mate

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Good stuff, brought it all back.

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Good stuff, brought it all back.
You changed your avatar from Shay Laren to Plato, what gives??
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Thanks for the compliment mate. And you write very well, I've been checking out your work for a while now

Yeah man, sure am. Going to Sydney qualies and probably the first day there, then flying down to Melbourne for AO qualies and will stay and catch the first week as well.

What about yourself?
Cool. Thanks!

I was half planning to attend Sydney but my mum decided to go to South America for all of January and I need to look after her dogs. I wish I was kidding. At least I have your reports to look forward to.

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You changed your avatar from Shay Laren to Plato, what gives??
It's Sophocles. Not as good to look at but more in keeping with my username.

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It's Sophocles. Not as good to look at but more in keeping with my username.
Ah yes, i'll excuse myself for them looking similar, but you should definitely go back to Shay.
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