Defeat Roger Federer for a third straight time this year – check.
Notch another win for a 19-0 winning streak this season – check.
Advance to the final of the first master of the year – check.
Capture the No.2 ranking – check.
Roar – check.
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Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Mark Knowles and Michal Mertinak 6-1, 7-5 to book a spot in the semifinals against Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez.
The golden ones hadn’t matched all tournament but, for some reason, they decided to both don le bleu for their quarterfinal match.
Seems Smurf could give Homer a run for his money.
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Maria Sharapova defeated Peng Shuai 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the BNP Paribas Open semifinals. She’ll face World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki.
Superstar match-ups, comeback against consistency – this was some of the tennis we were supposed to see. Instead, our beloved afternoon of quarterfinals at the BNP Paribas Open was unfortunately cut shorter than fans would have liked.
Match: Caroline Wozniacki vs. Victoria Azarenka, Women’s Quarterfinal
Outcome: 3 games, no sets, match – Wozniacki. Azarenka seemed to [...]
Rafael Nadal defeated Somdev Devvarman 7-5, 6-4 in a match in which the qualifier from India greatly challenged the world No.1. My favorite photographer took some artistic pictures of the Spaniard, which are really just muy bueno.
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Brangelina has nothing on this couple. World, meet Djoicki – aka Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki. The BFFs are playing doubles together in Indian Wells (in the Quarterfinals now against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi) and had to play each other in singles today. Nole won the match 6-0, 6-1.
Ouch. Can they still be friends?
I know I’m all tennis, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the crisis in Japan. Earthquakes, tsunamis and now threat of radiation. When I read the stories, it makes me rethink the trivial problems in my own life and focus on trying to help those in need.
The pros have been talking about it [...]
Will Ferrell and Randy Jackson joked with Novak Djokovic before the Djoker’s practice at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden this afternoon.
I can only imagine what Will Ferrell’s next movie will be… Racquets of Glory?
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Stella McCartney’s tennis muse, Caroline Wozniacki, has been changing up her on-court outfits since the start of 2011. She played in the white ballerina dress at the Australian Open and then a bright orange tank top and white skirt in Doha.
Today in Indian Wells for her match against American Sloane Stephens, Caroline debuted another dress [...]
Doubles specialists beware: The top four ATP Singles players are also playing doubles in Indian Wells and it doesn’t matter how good you are in doubles – these guys are on top for a reason.
M. Lopez/Nadal def.  Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Federer/Wawrinka def.  Mirnyi/Nestor
Djokovic/Troicki def. Chela/Monaco
Murray/Murray def. Melo/Soares
So what does this tell us?
1) The top 4 singles [...]