Opinion

Charly Berlocq and a new lesson

This is Sunday, 4 May 2014, just past 15:00 in Oeiras, where the Portugal Open final is played. There is sun, there is wind, and the clay flies from one side to the other. It is the same tournament that...

Stan Wawrinka, failing better every time

Having a lot of tennis is more than very important, but it is not sufficient. Being born with talent is a blessing, having the qualities to be quite special in something... but it is not enough. Discovering the talent that...

No more Argentines in Buenos Aires: a first in 44 years (Opinion)

Wednesday was a difficult day for the locals at the Copa Claro. Horacio Zeballos fell to Nicolás Almagro in the completion of the first round, then Leonardo Mayer, once more, to Fabio Fognini in the second round, putting the...

Opinion – And now, what?

Argentina lost 3-1 to Italy this weekend on the clay of the Patinódromo Municipal of Mar del Plata, a tie in which Italy's number one player, Fabio Fognini, played out of his mind to bring all three points for...

The Rookie

A promising start in 2012, a seven-month layoff, and an amazing comeback. Rafael Nadal? No. Pablo Carreño, without a doubt the newcomer of the year on the ATP World Tour, and a story quite out of the common. Interrupted development After...

Davis Cup – The Radek Stepanek Show in Doubles

After Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych logically prevailed in their opening matches, on Friday, levelling the tie at 1-1, it was up to the doubles teams to break that initial deadlock. Without surprise, Vladimir Safarik, like Jaroslav Navratil has been...

Federer Ousted in Gstaad Debut (Opinion)

Photo: Open Gstaad Sign of the times or just another one to chalk up on the bad back? Needless to say that Roger Federer's loss to Daniel Brands, 6-3 6-4, in his Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad debut, generates a...

Opinion – Nine Years of Habit End… But Is it the End?

Something we are not used to see anymore this early in a Grand Slam... (Photo: Getty Images) It was a crazy day, today, at Wimbledon. For the first time in the Open Era, there have been no less than seven retirements/walkovers...