Coaches and glass

Jul 29, 2010

Davis Cup

There’s been a lot of Davis Cup matches going on since the end of Wimbledon, with the matches heating up as it comes closer to the culmination of the year. Serbia have reached their first Davis Cup final after a tense battle with Croatia. Novak Djokovic eventually got to celebrate with his team mates after sealing a 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory over Marin Cilic. The match took place in the Croatian city of Split, and the final clash was between Janko Tipsarevic against Croatia’s Antonio Veic, with the Serb winning 6-2 7-6 (7-5). France have also made it into the semi-finals after a 5-0 battering of the defending champions Spain (admittedly with a very diminished team). Giles Simon got the score to 4-0 and Julien Benneteau took the final defeat against Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-3) 6-4. The Czech Republic has also made it through the semi-final after beating Chile. Argentina will now face France, after their close win against Russia in Moscow. In Eastbourne, Great Britain trumped Turkey 5-0 in therirDavis Cup Europe/Africa Group II play-off…well, at least it’s something.

Delpo ‘expected’ at US Open

Good news for all of us Delpo fans, Juan Martin del Potro is ‘expected’ to return to Grand Slam tennis at the US Open. He hasn’t played since leaving the Australian Open back in January, and the 21 year old had at first downplayed the idea of him coming back to defend his title, wanting to take the healing process slowly. But according to his agent, he was back into some relaxed training and should be back soon. His first official tournament will be the Thailand Open on 27th September, giving him some time to work out the pain in his wrist for the start of the Us Open on 30th August.

Murray’s and Federer’s new directions

Andy Murray has sacked coach Miles Maclagan after ‘differing views’ over his game. With no Grand Slams under his belt, this could be the making of Murray if he knows that the way he plays his game is the way he should play his game. He plans to take on a new coach and a new coaching team, and hopes that this will get him his elusive grand slam win.

Roger Federer has also decided to start some new beginnings, and will be working with coach Paul Annacone for a test period. Federer is now third (yes, you heard me, third) in the rankings and is obviously looking for some new spark to help him get back to this winning ways.

Bothersome glass

Serena William is in a race for fitness for the US Open after standing on glass at a restaurant. The injury required an operation which has put the women’s champion in crutches. She will miss the events in Istanbul, Cincinnati and Montreal, and will have to be quick to get ready for the US Open 30th August, where she hopes to get her fourth title at the tournament.

- SophieG

Written by: SophieG

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