For those of you who didn’t stay up late to watch Roger Federer meet Lleyton Hewitt in the Brisbane final Saturday night (Sunday there), here is the shot (or non-shot) that pretty much sums up his trying day. Continue reading
With a week to go before the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the picture is getting a little clearer in terms of those on the fence who have to make a call about whether or not to play.
The two highest-profile players to withdraw so far on the men’s side so far are Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and Jurgen Melzer of Austria. Continue reading
The ladies wrapped it up Saturday at the first week’s event.
They begin anew in Sydney and Hobart Sunday.
One week ends, another begins. A mish-mash over on the other side of the world.
Canadian content is Daniel Nestor in the Brisbane dubs final, and Frank Dancevic in the Sydney qualifying.
We caught up with comebacking Russian Alisa Kleybanova at the newly-opened academy her coach owns at a country club in Boynton Beach, Fla. in late December.
She seemed fit, content, confident of where she can reach, and ready to take on 2014.
Here is some video of her on the practice court. Yes, a Har-Tru practice court 🙂 Continue reading
Canadian Vasek Pospisil continued his impressive run through the Chennai event Friday, posting a 6-3, 6-3 victory over local favorite Yuki Bhambri to reach the semifinals.
His next opponent will be significantly more challenging: Pospisil faces top seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Canadian Vasek Pospisil vs. Wawrinka, the Fed, Nadal, Hewitt. Not a bad lineup for a Saturday in January.
Some great finals in store: Serena vs. Azarenka, sister Venus vs. Ivanovic (dramatic), and Li Na vs. Shuai Peng in an all-Chinese final in China.
As well, Canadian Sharon Fichman was in the doubles final in Auckland (and she took the title).
All you need to know about this week’s ATP and WTA Tour events: draws, schedules, social media links.