Madrid: Federer Escapes, Nadal Sails, Djokovic Extends Streak

You knew it would not be an easy day for Roger Federer.  It took 70 minutes to play just the first set where he needed nine set points and a twenty-eight point tiebreaker to take the set from Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (13). This was only the first set of … [Read more...]

Zvonareva, Jankovic and Sharapova Fall in Madrid

Upsets ruled the day on the women’s side on Wednesday at the Madrid Open.  World No. 3 Vera Zvonareva lost 6-1, 6-4 to 16th-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova. Zvonareva missed out on a chance to move up to No. 2 if she had reached the … [Read more...]

Madrid Open Wednesday – Kids’ Day and Nadal

By Abigail Hinto Groups of students from the little ones to the teenagers came in droves to the Caja Magica for Kids Day at the Madrid Open on Wednesday. They were enthusiastic, loud, and everywhere. At one practice court, a class of young … [Read more...]

Wozniacki, Ferrer, Del Potro, Tsonga Advance in Madrid

Juan Martin Del Potro had a scare on Tuesday. He had to overcome a leg injury in the second set and Russia's Mikhail Youzhny to win 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at the Madrid Open. The Argentine said that he might not be physically ready for his round two clash … [Read more...]

Sunday in Madrid – Waiting for Marat (Safin)

By Abigail Hinto My friend and I decided to go to Madrid a day earlier than planned when the Madrid Open announced a tournament players party open to the public who were willing to buy tickets for the event. Fifty euros for a ticket which gave us … [Read more...]