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Domshabfan
05-21-2012, 01:26 PM
Nadal looks good against Djokovic

OnyxRose81
05-23-2012, 10:09 PM
I must admit, I like a good comeback story. Brian Baker defeated Monfils to get into the Nice QF. Granted Monfils probably shouldn't have played this soon yet but he's always injured so whatever. For those who don't know, Baker was a standout junior who beat the likes of Monfils, Tsonga, Baghdatis, Djokovic etc but then...got injured. I think he and Tommy Haas could write a book on the surgeries they've had. Either way, it's good to see that he still has some life on him. And he's an American who actually likes clay so I'm happy he earned the wildcard for Roland Garros. Deserved.

Rottie
05-24-2012, 02:06 AM
^Nice!

Sylvia
05-26-2012, 02:29 PM
GO Brian Baker in the Nice Final today against Nicolas Almagro!

2 Wall Street Journal articles on Baker:
Tennis Comeback Just Got Sweeter (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304707604577422660147883328.html) (May 23, 2012)
The Wonder That Tennis Forgot (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303610504577416491590179670.html) (May 21, 2012)

Local article about Baker in The Tennessean detailing his injuries and comeback (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120519/SPORTS11/305190027/Former-prodigy-resumes-tennis-career-Grand-style?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports) (May 19, 2012)

ETA Spoiler result: Almagro won 6-3 6-2.

Rottie
05-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Schiavone just won a title in Strasbourg. Nice to see the old lady still has some life in her.

Loves_Shizuka
05-27-2012, 12:46 PM
RG has started :cheer2:

Early winners:

Fognini
Kuznetsova
Stosur
Oudin :eek:

Rottie
05-27-2012, 06:36 PM
Good work, Melanie!

Roddick was downed by Mahut. :rolleyes:

Loves_Shizuka
05-27-2012, 08:24 PM
^the only surprise to me is that it was in 4 (as opposed to 3) sets :rolleyes:

Venus just won in 3, in what was actually a really good match! Well done Venus! Lovin' her dress too.

Rottie
05-28-2012, 08:21 PM
Baker won his first-round match! And Mattek-Sands and Lauren Davis defeated seeded players in the first round. I think this is Davis's first ever win on the pro tour?

BigB08822
05-28-2012, 08:44 PM
wrong thread

oleada
05-28-2012, 08:48 PM
The American women are having a good tournament so far.

kylet3
05-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Da Feck is going on with Serena? She looks like she's about to lose to Razzano?! :eek: Doesn't look like she's injured to me? Just completely deflated and letting Razzano dictate...

ETA - Razzano nervous, Serena gets one break back... Me thinks Serena might be on her way back...

kylet3
05-29-2012, 08:09 PM
It's happened! Serena is gone in the first round of a slam for the first time ever! :eek:

I'm glad for Virginie to have this kind of a moment after losing her husband to cancer. I'm sure he's smiling up above today!

I can not believe though that Serena lost after the way she's played on clay this year... wow

topaz
05-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Serena LOST. First glam slam lost in first round. I didn't see the first part of the match so I don't know what happended

jenny12
05-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Wow! Can't believe Serena lost and especially the way she lost when it looked like she had it wrapped up.