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US Open…day 1…. 2012

by Mats on August 28, 2012

The US Open is the last major of the year and it has a different “feel” than the other three.
It’s not as “happy” as the Australian, not as “sexy” as the French and not as “quaint” as Wimbledon
but it is “loud and wild’ and if you don’t like noise..stay home.
To play well here you have to find an inner peace and enjoy the chaos, maybe “find a fan”
who’s so into it that you can “feed” off of him or her. All the players will face these distractions
which is why the US Open is more “fair” than the other three. Let’s take the players out on
court 10, smell the hamburgers and hot dogs being cooked and listen to the vendors selling
everything from wristbands to tracksuits and then go to the Arthur Ashe stadium where the
“video screen” is more exciting than the live tennis being played. ‘Cause you might catch a
glimpse of yourself or any other celebrity you cherish. You’ll even find that the players are
“checking out the action” !
So what does it take to play well at the “Open” ?
– Fall in love with something..could be a person..or a restaurant..or a song..or a building..
New York City is a place where the “sorry are left to cry” and the “lucky are turned into stars” !
“I’m a tennis fan” , I’m Mats Wilander
P.S Thanks for checking out WOW’s website..stay tuned…

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Djokovic wins a 2nd major title

by Mats on January 30, 2011

Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in three straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to win his 2nd Australian Open title. What an impressive tournament from start to finish for Novak, beating Tomas Berdych, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray in the last three rounds 9-0 in sets, that’s a good start to a career that will surely win as much as it needs to feel like “I deserve a little respect around here”, and if you do it with a “contagious attitude” you’re a champion for life”. WOW he made it look so simple! Andy Murray… grow up.. mom.. lay down the rules..stop swearing at yourself and all of us…have to listen to this immature language..when will “chair umpire” wake up and explain to Andy that this is not “cool” and you better stop or you’ll be punished and to all of us who promote the game, we don’t need this ” “…behaviour and without us tennis dies. Learn from Novac!! I was going to go into the “tactical” reasons why Djokovic won in 3 sets, but it’s too obvious, so put a smile on your face and suck it up . Mats Wilander.

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Quarterfinals

January 24, 2011

Roger Federer takes on his countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in what might be the most “attractive” quarterfinal in the mens 2011 Australian Open. Wawrinka has been very impressive up to this point and in a world where everything is relative, he is the one that has “improved” the most during the first four rounds. The one […]

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Day 5 at the 2011 Australian Open

January 21, 2011

Mats Wilander reporting from Melbourne. Justine Henin vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova was the match of day and the only match that involved two Grand Slam champions. Neither in their prime but certainly with a few years left in their respective careers. Both of them still looking to add to their collection of major wins. Henin has […]

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Roger wins in five sets

January 19, 2011

Mats Wilander here, I hope everybody is enjoying  the Aussie Open. Roger Federer is today but not so much last night in his five set victory over Gilles Simon. Federer came out and played brilliantly in the first two sets winning both very comfortably. It was hard to see how Simon had beaten Federer the […]

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Nalbandian vs. Hewitt

January 18, 2011

David Nalbandian managed to squeeze by Lleyton Hewitt in the opening round of the Australian Open in five very hard fought sets. Nalbandian is the better player these days, but Hewitt deserved to win this time having had a match point at 7-6  in the 5th set when Nalbandian for some reason decided to serve […]

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January 17, 2011

Hello everyone, Mats Wilander here. I hope you enjoyed the first day of the 2011 Australian Open as much as I did. If you didn’t see Federers’s match against Lukas Lacko then call the Tennis Channel and have a videotape sent to you! I have never seen Roger or anyone ever play better than he […]

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The draw Australian Open 2011

January 15, 2011

The draw is made and Rafael Nadal dodged the first bullet as he has a pretty easy first couple of rounds. He plays Daniel Marcos of Brazil in the 1st round and Daniel Gimeno-Traver from Spain or a qualifier in the 2nd. Obviously Nadal is going to feel the pressure because he is trying to […]

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Australian Open predictions.

January 11, 2011

If Rafa wins the Australian Open, he should be talked about as the “greatest ever”. But then again, why do we keep this conversation going? Well..he’s playing at the same time as Roger Federer.Who has won the most Grand Slams of any. And who has the right to say Roger is not “it”? Rafa won […]

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Serbia wins Davis Cup!

December 5, 2010

What an unbelievable effort by Victor Troicki to bounce back and win the fifth deciding match after the disapointment he suffered yesterday in the doubles. To beat Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 without letting Llodra into any of the three sets from the beginning might be the best match that he’ll ever play, certainly the […]

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