The Curious Case of Fernando Verdasco’s Odds

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Fernando Verdasco has won $12,231,985 in his entire career so far. We can assume that he has actually earned double that, considering the money he got from sponsors. With a Career High ranking of #7, actually still inside the top 50, he would be one of the last players you could associate to match-fixing. Of […] READ MORE


Where are they now? The Flops and the Revelations of the US Open

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The US Open 2015 was a memorable fortnight. Six weeks on, how are the most memorable players performing? The Revelations Benoit Paire – The enigmatic Frenchman stunned Kei Nishikori in Round One of the US Open and reached the last 16, his best ever performance in a Grand Slam. Only a few weeks before, Paire […] READ MORE


Final Thoughts on US Open 2015

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At the end of a great two weeks of tennis at the 2015 US Open here are some closing thoughts. The Roof Over Arthur Ashe Stadium A tournament of this magnitude definitely needs a roof and engineers knew this one was a major undertaking. There are two problems so far with the roof: the shadows […] READ MORE


Pennetta Wins All-Italian US Open Women’s Final

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33 year old Flavia Pennetta won the biggest title of her career in her first ever Grand Slam final over fellow Italian Roberta Vinci. Vinci stole headlines with her shocking upset of world #1 Serena Williams in the semifinals, but the crafty Pennetta beguiled her with well-rounded tennis in what was a very nervy final. […] READ MORE



Pennetta dominates Halep to reach U.S. Open final

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26th seed Flavia Pennetta needed only 59 minutes to stun 2nd seed Simona Halep 6-1 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open final. Pennetta is the 3rd Italian woman to reach a major final, following Francesca Schiavone and Sara Errani, who reached the 2010 and 2012 French Open finals, respectively. Pennetta is the 1st Italian woman […] READ MORE



Vinci Shocks Serena Williams, Ends Slam Hopes

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Roberta Vinci is 32 years old. She has never been to a Slam semifinal in singles before today at the US Open. Serena Williams is 33 years old. She has been to 27 Grand Slam semifinals before today. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time. Serena is […] READ MORE



US Open 2015: Women’s Semifinal Preview

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Predictions in sports always make sense in theory, but then things happen and order gives way to chaos, matches are played, players lose, players suffer injuries, and in New York this year, players suffered in the heat and humidity. The women’s top two seeds have made their way to the semifinals, but their journeys have […] READ MORE