A review of tennis headlines and results, including the AAMI Classic, APIA International, Heineken Open and Moorilla International.
Follow the links to see photos of:
- Hewitt, Berdych, Raonic and more at the AAMI Classic
- Gasquet, Tipsarevic, Cilic, Bartoli and more players from the Taste of Tennis.
I also attended the Australian Open Draw today. View pics of Djokovic and Azarenka from the event and find out who’s playing who here.
- A Radwanska defeated D Cibulkova in the women’s final tonight. View the Prize Money Aga receives.
- K Anderson d J Benneteau in one of today’s men’s semi finals
- B Tomic d A Seppi in the other men’s semi final.
- Anderson and Tomic will play in tomorrow’s final.
- Philipp Kohlschreiber will play David Ferrer in tomorrow’s final
- E Vesnina d S Stephens in one semi final today
- M Barthel d K Filpkens in the other semi final tonight
- Vesnina plays Barthel in tomorrow’s final
- Tomorrow’s final will be played between Lleyton Hewitt and Juan Martin Del Potro. The first match of the day, starting at 1pm Melbourne time will be Berdych v Baghdatis. The final will follow.
AAMI Classic, Kooyong, Melbourne
I can’t keep up with the player changes anymore (Nishikori played today and so did Fognini, I’m not sure who they replaced) but I can confirm that tomorrow Del Potro and Hewitt will play in the final.
View the draw to see who has played who so far.
Heineken Open Auckland
View the 2013 Heineken Open Draw.
View the Schedule of Play.
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) def Sam Querrey (USA) 6-4 7-6
David Ferrer (ESP) def Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-1 6-2
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) def Xavier Malisse (BEL) 7-6 6-4
Sam Querrey (USA) def Jesse Levine (CAN) 6-4 7-6
David Ferrer (ESP) def Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-2 6-1
Gael Monfils (FRA) def Tommy Haas (GER) 3-6 7-5 6-3
APIA International Sydney
View the Order of Play.
Please refer to the Headlines at the top of the page for an update on the Women’s Final and Men’s Semi Finals.
Moorilla International Hobart
View the Player List.
View the Order of Play.
Please refer to the Headlines at the top of the page for an update on the Semi Finals.
Other Tennis News
Really enjoyed this article from The Age on Jim Courier’s commentary
In that regard, he loves talking for Australian audiences. A veteran of booths in London, Paris and New York, Courier says producers have different expectations in each. For the Brits, ”a really sparse commentary”; for the Americans, ”a lot more chatter”.
The Australian approach is ”somewhere in the middle”, he says, noting that local familiarity with the sport makes a difference. ”You don’t have to dumb your commentary down to a novice. You can keep it fairly sophisticated without going overboard.
Tennis is a big sport in Australia. It’s much different doing the US Open for a US audience on network television.”
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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