2013 Topshelf Open

Jul 12, 2013 by

The 2013 Topshelf Open was played in Rosmalen, Netherlands from 16-22 June and took place on outdoor grass courts. It is currently part of the ATP’s 250 Series and the WTA International Tournaments. While only 2 of the world’s top 20 men were here, #1 seed and world ranked #4 David Ferrer added a bit of star power. In the women’s section, world #11 Roberta Vinci was the top seed, as most of the tour’s elite were focusing on the Wimbledon Championships. Men’s Singles Ferrer didn’t get much of an opportunity to stamp his quality on the event, as he was knocked out in round 1 by Xavier Malisse, a former top 20 player. The straight sets defeat was something of a shock and Malisse made it all the way to the semi-finals. Steve...

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Wimbledon 2013 Wrap-Up

Jul 9, 2013 by

The 2013 edition of Wimbledon, one of the four Grand Slam events on the calendar, took place in London, England from June 24th through July 7th. Roger Federer was the defending men’s champion, while Serena Williams was the red hot favorite to retain the women’s title. Meanwhile, Andy Murray of Scotland was the British hopeful and carried the burden of a nation on his shoulders. It was to be two weeks of drama, action, and plenty of surprises along the way. Men’s Singles Although Rafael Nadal is arguably the greatest clay court player of all time, he is less invincible on grass, but no one expected his extraordinary first round defeat at the hands of Steve Darcis. Unfortunately, Darcis was one of an unusually large number of players that was forced to later withdraw...

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