ATP Tournaments

Djokovic Defends Title in Shanghai

By DownTheTee | October 13, 2013

By Jane Voigt Clinical. Usually a term assigned to medical matters. But in the case of the tennis today in Shanghai, clinical connoted crisp, classic, and complete.  Although a large percentage of it applied to Novak Djokovic, a feisty Juan Martin del Potro challenged the defending champion to the last ball struck when the No.…

Del Potro Ousts Nadal in Shanghai Semi

By DownTheTee | October 12, 2013

By Jane Voigt Juan Martin del Potro did what other players dream of … defeating Rafael Nadal. The Argentine remained aggressive, consistent and mentally intact throughout the ATP Shanghai Masters 1000 semifinal, delivering the world No. 1 Nadal his second loss of the week, 62 64. “Juan Martin outplayed Rafa today,” Darren Cahill, ESPN analyst…

Campaign Over, Federer out of Shanghai

By DownTheTee | October 10, 2013

By Jane Voigt Roger Federer’s campaign in Shanghai is over. He fought bravely today against an always iffy Gaels Monfils; however, the Frenchman sparked a streak of good serving and aggression late in the match to push Federer out of the draw: 64 67(5) 63.  But that’s not the news.  Federer’s chances of getting an…

The Politics of a Comeback

By DownTheTee | October 8, 2013

By Jane Voigt With all grand slams in the read view mirror, what sparks players’ engines this time of the year? Answer: the year-ending championships. Oddly enough, the person who holds the record of six titles has yet to qualify for the event — Roger Federer.  The WTA and ATP focus keenly on these two…

Will Federer Retire to Doubles

By DownTheTee | October 7, 2013

By Jane Voigt When Roger Federer goes to pasture at least he will be greeted by a cow, the latest one a gift from the tournament at Gstaad in July.  It is certainly not the only thing awaiting the man many have been pushing to retire. Of course his family will be there and who…