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Van Sias's Articles – April 2008 Archive (4)

Digging in the Dirt

As this week's cavalcade of clay-court contests comes close to a conclusion (how's that for alliteration?), most of the results have stayed pretty true to what could have been expected, with no major upsets. Here's what i think will happen the rest of the way. If you want, feel free to go here to vote on the match of the day, Serena vs. Maria. (I'm going with Maria):…


Added by Van Sias on April 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Forget my Miami recap, it's Davis Cup time!

I know I said I'd give my final thoughts on the Sony Ericsson Open next time I posted, but we all know the champs—Serena, Nik Davydenko, the Bryan Bros. and Sugiyama/Srebotnik—so I'm moving on to my favorite time of the year: the Davis Cup! As one of the few Davis Cup fans out there, I feel sometimes, I have to do all I can to champion it. But this year's quarterfinal round should need no extra campaigning because… Continue

Added by Van Sias on April 10, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Sometimes, it's all in your head

The year was 1997. The place: Citronelle, Alabama. The setting: The annual Valentine's Day tournament, one of the stops on the non-USTA-sanctioned tour throughout Alabama that used to go on (I don't know if those tournaments are still around since I haven't lived in Bama since then). Somehow, I had scraped my way to the finals of the "A" bracket, and my opponent was none other than my doubles partner, with whom I had already clinched a berth in the finals with earlier in the day.…


Added by Van Sias on April 2, 2008 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Payback time?

Here's my thoughts on what can only be called the match-up of the tournament so far, James Blake vs. Rafael Nadal. I want to get a post up before it kicks off, so in case it goes like I'm expecting, I can look super-smart! : ) :

Rafael Nadal (2) vs. James Blake (9):… Continue

Added by Van Sias on April 2, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

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