Monday, March 10, 2014

Quick Monday Round Up

This main focus this week is of course about Indian Wells but below if a quick round up of some other tennis related stories:-

  • Navak Djokovic has been voted the greatest sportsperson from the former Yugoslavia of all time! The Poll was conducted by Tivat Montenegro with the judging panel consisting of numerous journalists from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. This is yet another accomplishment Djokovic can add to his name. 

  • Jelena Jankovic has completed her work on her new home and is looks pretty impressive:-

    Quoting Serbian news outlet Kurir. Jankovic said the following about her new home:-
    "It's really beautiful and we finally finished it. I was there for three days it rained, I wondered if I was in
    England or San Diego, which is unusual for this part of America. I am glad that I have had the opportunity to train on his tennis court, and that makes me happy. Everything is nice and I can not tell you how proud I am"

  • Mohamed El Jennati is currently the most hated tennis umpire at the moment. Following Saturdays bust up against Fabio Fognini where Jennati controversially decided on a point being replayed rather than giving it to Fognini which the Italian truly believed he deserved. He disallowed Denis Istomin requesting a hawk eye challenger on break point be claiming that Istomin didn't raise his hand (which he clearly did). This was two very poor decisions by Jennati. Below is the videos of both incidents:- 

  • British tennis ledgend Tim Hanman has suggested that the players warm up before matches should be scrapped. He was quoted by as saying “''I think it would be quite interesting not to have a knock-up. You come on the court and spin the coin and go''. This somehow seems very unlikely to happen on the circuit. Henman is not the first person to say the pre match warm ups should be done with. Tennis commentator Jonathan Overend argued the case in this article back in 2011.

  • In a article posted on Contributer Vishal Gajaria has compiled a list of players who have serve the most aces so far in 2014 on the ATP tour. The top 17 are the following:-

    Position       Player                                    Aces              Matches
               1             Karlovic, Ivo                                270                   15
               2             Cilic, Marin                                 247                    22
               3             Anderson, Kevin                        198                    15
               4             Gulbis, Ernests                         191                    16
               5              Isner, John                                156                    10
               6             Dolgopolov, Alexandr               146                    18
               7             Querrey, Sam                            138                    10
               8             Monfils, Gael                              137                   14
               9             Berdych, Tomas                         137                   17
               10          Federer, Roger                           136                   15

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