I took a flight out of the Vienna International Airport last summer. Nice place, great shops, with a long line for passport check. Not once did I look around past the food court and think, “this would be a great place for a tennis court.” But alas, next weekend Austria will face France on a [...]
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Team Russia is gearing up for their Fed Cup tie against France in Moscow this weekend, led by Grand Slam champions Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Former No.1 Dinara Safina will also play for Russia. The tie will take place on hard courts at the Olympic indoor stadium
This is only Sharapova’s second Fed Cup appearance. [...]
Novak Djokovic delivered first today, winning his match against Gael Monfils. Then it was up to the decisive rubber – Viktor Troicki vs. Michael Llodra. The two had never met.
Victor Troicki pulled it off, defeating Michael Llodra. He later said: “This is unbelievable. I don’t know how to react, what to do. This is the [...]
If you’re a fan of France, when in Serbia, it’s a necessity to bring a flag as big as a minivan.
Also, don’t forget your Santa hat (or chicken suit?).
If you haven’t already heard, we’re all tied up in Belgrade 1-1 after Gael Monfils and Novak Djokovic prevailed in their matches. On to doubles tomorrow!
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The Davis Cup draw took place today in Belgrade. The matches will be as follows:
- Janko Tipsarevic vs. Gael Monfils
- Novak Djokovic vs. Gilles Simon
- Zimonjic/Troicki vs. Clement/Llodra
Sunday: Reverse singles
Serbia is seeking its first Davis Cup title in front of a hometown crowd, while France is seeking it’s tenth. Some great candid shots from today’s [...]
Team Serbia (from L to R) Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarevic, Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac celebrate their win over the Czech Republic in Belgrade. They advance to the Davis Cup finals, where they’ll meet team France.
Team France celebrated their win over Argentina. The French dominated the Argentines, winning the semifinal 5-0.
Team Romania is [...]
The weekend started with six, but with losses by Arnaud Clement (to Mardy Fish) and Paul-Henri Mathieu (to Roger Federer), we are down to four Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw.
Our favorite to make it to the quarterfinals is not new father Gilles Simon (who faces Rafael Nadal this afternoon) or Michael Llodra (although maybe [...]
With the World Cup madness coming to a head (and a close) today, it would be a shame for us not to recognize the weekend winners in Tennis as well. Argentina, Serbia, Czech Republic and France (with a shocking win over Spain) all advanced to the Davis Cup semifinal round. In singles play, Mardy Fish [...]
Most Exciting Match: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Flavia Pennetta, 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-2. Finally, we have a women’s match with the tension and excitement to equal that of all of our previous picks (all men’s matches until now!) for “Most Exciting Match of the Day.” At three hours, this match ran one hour longer than it took Roger [...]