Watched the end of this from the back of the grandstand where the fog and the colonel are playing. On the whole, not a lot of excitement ... TB was inevitable. Then Bernie gives up the mini-break .. I say it is over & the guy beside me say "No it isn't". And Ivo serving for it at *6-4 misses the 1st serve ... still gets to the net on a decent 2nd but Bernie makes a nice passing shot to save MP. "You win" I say to the guy beside me. Then at 6-6, Ivo makes a great return at Bernie's feet (yes, you heard right, Ivo made a GREAT return) and bernie could just get it over the net where Ivo killed it. Inevitable ace followed and it was done.
Great win for Ivo, after got broken in 1st set i thought he can´t win this, but he surprised me and won it in 2 tie-breaks, btw Ivo will after years again be King of aces in calendar season, so far leading comfortably in 2014 over Isner and Raonic, and Isner lost here again early, Raonic lately consistent beating mugs in straight sets no need of 3 setters with 2 tie-breaks so Ivo should again hit most aces in season. And that picture in Adidas it should be official that Ivo is Adidas guy right
People can and will say and do as they please, but it's kind of harsh to see someone actually calling for Ivo's retirement given what he's been able to accomplish after recovering from something as terrible as viral meningitis.
So Vatutin continued to play and after he lost the point he asked umpire to check the mark. It was out and the point was awarded to Vatutin.
What makes is interesting is that Brown loses his head like that and complains for a long time - after all he is a trickster himself. Remember this?
I mean, the year 2020 in tennis is really something else.
According to local prosecutors, Basilashvili assaulted his ex-wife in a country house near Tbilisi on May 21st. He was arrested. The court today determined he could be released on bail of ~$31K. The main hearing is scheduled on July...
We will continue to simulate the season with the second Grand Slam of 2020 - Roland Garros. The draw for the events will be completely randomized. Qualifiers are randomized as well and the WCs are chosen by me.
ALL-NEW - You may only vote ONCE EVERY 90 MINUTES this week AND matches are best of...
Can't find the video but here is an interesting article about the video chat between Roger and Guga in which the Swiss apparently says that:
"he's not motivated to practise at the moment" (unlike Nadal and Djokovic)
"it will be very difficult for him to play big tournament without...
Novak Djokovic wants to set up his own tournament series in the Balkans. The "Adriatic Tour" is to take place from June 13 to July 15 in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as the Serbian PR department reported. Accordingly, Dominic Thiem from Lower Austria and Bulgarian Grigor...