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Posted 05-07-2012 at 01:18 AM by masterclass
Updated 05-07-2012 at 02:01 AM by masterclass
The men's singles draw for the Mutua Madrid Open 2012 was made available earlier on Friday May 4, probably to take some attention away from the criticism of the new blue clay that is featured at this year's event on a trial basis. But the blue clay will be there the whole tournament, and under intense scrutiny. Let us hope there are no significant injuries due to it.

With that said, who stands to benefit from the blue clay change, who stands to suffer, or will it not make any big...
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Posted 03-22-2012 at 06:48 PM by masterclass
The men's draw for the 2012 edition of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami is set. It features the 2011 men's player of year, Novak Djokovic who heads one side of the draw and this century's Clay King, Rafael Nadal, on the other side.

The 3rd and 4th seeds, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray, have landed in Novak Djokovic's half and Rafael Nadal's half respectively.

Miami's hard court playing conditions have been one of the slowest on the tour, similar to Indian Wells. It usually...
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Posted 03-11-2012 at 10:28 AM by masterclass
The draw for the 2012 edition of Indian Wells pits the two gladiators from the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, against each other at the top of their respective halves of the draw.

Of course, these are not the only players playing, and an upset could occur at any time.
It can be difficult to predict a single match much less an entire draw.
This said, here is my forecast (assuming all players are playing at or near their best:

Indian...
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Posted 03-06-2012 at 10:28 PM by masterclass
Roger Federer [3](SUI) vs. Andy Murray [4](GBR)
Location: Dubai Tennis Stadium in Garhoud, Centre Court
Time: 7:00 pm (GMT+4), 2 am in Melbourne, AUS, 3 pm in London, GBR, 10 am in New York, USA
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy - 22 C./72 F. Humidity 51% Wind: 27 kph/17 mph
Surface: Outdoor Hard, Decoturf II (Pro DecoTurf - base CPR: Category 5) Actual Est.Category 4 (42)

H2H:
-Dubai: Murray 1-0 in the 1st round in 2008. After the Australian Open,...
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Posted 03-02-2012 at 11:46 AM by masterclass
Novak Djokovic [1](SRB) vs. Andy Murray [4](GBR)
Location: Dubai Tennis Stadium in Garhoud, Centre Court
Time: 5:00 pm (GMT+4), 12 am in Melbourne, AUS, 1 pm in London, GBR, 8 am in New York, USA
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy - 25 C./77 F. Humidity 30% Wind: 14 kph/9 mph
Surface: Outdoor Hard, Decoturf II

H2H:
-Dubai: None
-Overall: Djokovic: 7-4. Sets: Djokovic 16-12 Majors: Djokovic: 2-0 (AO (2))
---Hard Court: Djokovic: 5-4 ...
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