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Kimberley Nixon: What she said, really meant and definitely did not

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Kimberley Nixon Is Befuddled By Serb Names

What she said:

“Djokovic is amazing but I have a soft spot for Tipsaravic. For 20mins thought the umpire was saying chip sandwich?!?”

Welsh actress, Kimberley Nixon, was at the London ATP World Tour Finals (ATF) catching the action.

Nixon was well aware of Novak Djokovic’s exploits this year. But his fellow Serb, Janko Tipsarevic, came under her radar for the first time.

What she really meant:

“For better or verse, Serb names could be worse!”

What she definitely didn’t:

“I don’t really follow tennis. I merely play it by ear.”

Janko Tipsarevic: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Janko Tipsarevic training in Roland Garros 2009

Janko Tipsarevic Is Gluten Tolerant

What he said:

I am not.  I did my food intolerance test, which I advise everyone on the tour should do, and I took out some, how you say, substances or, you know, some kind of ingredients that I thought were good for me but they’re actually not.  But I did the test, and, you know, I am gluten tolerant.  (Laughter.)  I can eat bread.

Janko Tipsarevic is not gluten intolerant unlike his compatriots, Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic.

What he really meant:

“Gluten is not bad—for me or my glutes.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I can eat cake.”

Otto, the German Shepherd, analyses the US Open men’s draw

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga US Open 2009

My dog, Otto the German Shepherd, is a tennis nut.

“You haven’t analysed the men’s draw for the US Open. Today’s the 27th and the tournament begins on the 29th.” pestered Otto.

“I know. I’ve just been a little wrapped up in other things.” I reply, tiredly.

“But you have to do the men’s draw. That’s like manna for tennis followers.” insists Otto.

“Oh, I’m sure, they are multiple draw analyses floating around the internet. The smart ones can visit USOpen.org and figure it out themselves.” I attempt to fob off my companion.

“But that’s not the point, is it? It’s good for you too. You can’t follow the US Open without delving into the draw. It’s like going into a dark night without a torch.” Otto is a member of the local debate club.

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Novak Djokovic’s joking around takes a deadly turn

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Roger Federer: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

Roger Federer, Miami, Florida, 2007

What he said:

“It was jogging shoes with jeans and a practice shirt, now I dress more accordingly to where I’m going and have started taking a joy in putting on suits. Maybe I have 25 or 35 [suits], I’m not sure. I think it’s important to offer something different to the fans and important you enjoy it, and I do.”

Roger Federer lets us know that his fashion sense has matured over the years together with his game and 16 majors.

What he really meant:

“Come on, folks, I have to spend all those dollars somewhere and why not on nice clothes? 35? Is that too much for a multi-millionaire?”

What he definitely didn’t:

“The stuff I wear on court are all gratis, anyway.”



Somdev Devvarman’s brave fight in vain: India lose 1-4 to Serbia

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If there were any doubts that Somdev Devvarman is the rightful inheritor to Leander Paes’ mantle in the Davis Cup , they were put to rest by his stellar display at Novi Sad against defending champions Serbia.

Novak Djokovic—the World No.3 and architect of the successful Serbian title run last year—opted out of the first round tie. India were hit hard by Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi’s withdrawals due to injuries. The doubles point was considered to be in the bag with the duo around.

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Tennis Bytes: Nadal steals Djokovic’s thunder,Wozniacki’s nightmare continues

Rafael Nadal

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Novak Djokovic might have secured a much cherished win at the Dubai Duty Free Championships—another convincing victory over Roger Federer—but it was the World No.1 Rafael Nadal who stole the headlines over the weekend.

The Spaniard declared that the dominance Federer and he established over the majors—a stranglehold  of 21 wins since 2005—is a thing of the past.Nadal reiterated that credit for the duopoly should go to the great Swiss without whom his nine Slams would ring hollow.

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Tennis Bytes:Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi triumph in Chennai and other stories

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Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes have done it again.

The Indian Express triumphed at the 2011 Aircel Chennai Open subduing the Dutch-American pair of Robin Hasse and David Martin 6-2, 6-7 (3), 10-7.

The Chennai tourney has Indian champions once more. This is the first time since 2002 that an Indian pair have inscribed their names on the trophy. It was the duo of Bhupathi and Paes who claimed it then as well.

Somdev Devvarman came close in 2009, losing to Marin Cilic in the final.

It was fitting that the duo came together in the sweltering environs of the South Indian city that boasts the best-known tennis families in India—the Krishnans and the Amritrajs, to clinch their first title this year.

Sceptics felt  that the two would find it difficult to reprise their form of the late 90s and early oo’s, given their aging bodies and slower reflexes.

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World Group For Davis Cup 2011 – Part 1

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 06:  Spanish players Feliciano Lopez (L), David Ferrer,  Fernando Verdasco (C) Rafael Nadal (2R) and team captain Albert Costa celebrate with the Davis Cup trophy at the end of the final match between Spain and Czech Republic at the Palau Sant Jordi stadium on December 6, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

The draw for next year’s Davis Cup is scheduled to take place in Brussels on the 22nd of September, 2010.

Sixteen nations play the World Group of the Davis Cup every year, eight seeded and the other eight unseeded.

The two finalists of the previous year’s edition help form the two halves of the draw.

A quick look at the eight top teams in the World Group for Davis Cup 2011.

Quote of the day:
Criticism is prejudice made plausible. – H. L. Mencken

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