What's the deal with Andreas Vinciguerra?
1999: reached the finals of ATP Bastad while being ranked 390th, went on to reach QF's in Shanghai and Stockholm later that year.
2000: played a full year on the ATP tour, winning ATP Copenhagen and reaching another final in Bastad.
2001: another full year on the ATP tour, a final in Copenhagen, getting his career best GS result at the Australian Open (4th round, lost to Kafelnikov) and reaching a career high ranking of 33 after reaching the SF's of the ATP Masters in Paris.
2002: 13 first round losses, slipped outside the top 200.
2003: recuperated a bit, finishing the year inside of the top 100.
2004: only played two tournaments.
2005: only played six tournaments.
2006: played quite a bit, finishing inside the top 150.
2007: didn't play at all.
2008: didn't play at all.
2009: resurfaces out of nowhere, playing two Davis Cup epics against Israel and reaching the semi's in Bastad, while not achieving much outside of that.
2010: only played two Davis Cup ties, Bastad and ATP Zagreb.
2011: only played Bastad.
2012: one Davis Cup tie, one Futures which he won and one R1 loss in a Finnish Challenger.
2013: resurfaces again with a WC for the Challenger in Bergamo, in which he beats Fischer and Teixeira and now faces Struff.
That's one weird looking career. I can't even remember if I've ever seen him play, but from the looks of it he hasn't been fully competitive for ten years, but still goes out there to compete and being highly competitive whenever he does play. Looks like a highly talented guy to me, who despite injuries still has the heart to keep coming back. But please, tell me the story of this guy.
I am the Nelson Mandela of MTF
Santaro was a better version of Ferrer
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
Sombrerero loco exposed