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Review of Andre Agassi’s Open: An Autobiography
Friday, December 4th, 2009
I’ve recently had the chance to read Andre Agassi’s autobiography, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Open is definitely the right title since Andre really opens up about every aspect of his life.

He openly shares his thoughts about tennis, his relationship with his father, his relationships with his girlfriends, media, and other tennis players.

So what does Andre tell us that we didn’t already know?

Well, one of the reasons Andre decided to publish this book is to tell the truth about his life, because the media has shown us a totally different man – and that’s NOT who Andre really is.

Andre felt that if he didn’t set the record straight, we would always be misled by all the yellow press stories published by those whose only interest is to get more readers so as to earn more money, not to share the truth. (more…)

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Nikolay Davydenko – Juan Martin Del Potro ATP Final Match Analysis
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
Nikolay Davydenko won his first ATP Finals Championship by beating Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 6-4. Davydenko was clearly the more aggressive player and possibly even fresher than Del Potro.

Nikolay Davydenko wins his first ATP Finals Championship (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Barclays ATP Finals)
Nikolay Davydenko wins his first ATP Finals Championship (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Barclays ATP Finals)

I’ve analyzed the match with my usual modified aggressive margin system and the system clearly shows what was going on during the match. (more…)

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2 Lessons You Can Learn From The Montreal Masters ATP
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
The Montreal Masters ATP tournament ended with Andy Murray winning it and reaching the #2 ranking, but there were also many interesting things that happened in this tournament.

While you may have read the headlines of magazines or online sites and thought:«Hmm, that’s interesting.«, you may have missed the deeper meaning of the events that took place in Montreal.

The most interesting were these two:

1. The Top 8 ranked players on ATP ALL reached the quarterfinals in the modern history of ATP.

This might sound as an interesting headline but when you think more deeply about it, you realize that the top 8 players on ATP (when they entered that tournament) have NEVER ALL reached the quarter finals of the tournament until now.

Well, what does that mean? (more…)

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Nicolas Massu – One Of The Most Exciting Tennis Players To Watch
Monday, August 3rd, 2009
I’ve seen Nicolas Massu play live for the first time in Umag 2009 and he is now one of my favourite players.

The forehand of Massu is just unbelievable; he can take the ball early, hit it with massive spin and yet the ball is still extremely fast.

Nicolas Massu forehand in Umag 2009 ATP

Nicolas Massu played the first round against Blaž Kavčič from Slovenia, that’s why I went to see the match.

Nicolas – nicknamed Vampiro 😉 – quickly took control of the match with his devastating forehand even though Blaž did everything possible to keep the ball to his backhand. (more…)

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