Volandri had the better wins but the more absurd losses. Beat Federer famously in 2007 Rome, and beat young Nadal in early 2003, in two Challengers. Once indoors in a QF, and the second on clay, with Volandri winning in 3. The 2006 match in Davis Cup September World Group Playoffs was 4 sets of greatness.
Starace played a very good level against peak Nadal in 2008 Hamburg, 4-6, 6-7, and then also in 2008 Olympics, where he took a set from Nadal before the Spaniard won in 3. Starace went 3 tough sets with peak Federer in Gstaad 2004.
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...
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?
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...
With all of the free time, I have created some tennis trivia questions. I think they are fairly difficult, although I may be proven wrong by some of the trivia experts on MTF. If you answer the question correctly, you can pick the next topic.
Note: Only main draw ATP matches (including Grand...
This is not a 40-15 thread at all. Not the point.
This is in reference to matches that potentially had impacts on players for years to come.
For example someone mentioned US Open 2009 and the potential mental impact it had on Federer.
Or maybe 2013 RG and the torture it left Djokovic with...