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Various Goings On in Europe

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Attentions this week are split three ways, with major tournaments going on in Belgrade, Portugal, and Munich for the men’s tournaments.

Belgrade

When you’re one of Serbia’s biggest stars, winning a tournament in your hometown must be a special moment. Winning in your hometown in a tournament your family now own and run is even more special. Goran Djokovic, Uncle to world no. 2 Novak Djokovic, is the Serbia Open’s director, and after the popularity of the tournament in Belgrade last year has increased the capacity of the stadium in Belgrade. The calibre of players has increased slightly from last year too, and the Djokovic family are hoping it will go from strength to strength in the coming years. Needless to say, Nole is hoping for his second win in his family’s tournament’s second year. He has currently booked a place in the quarter final after beating Italy’s Fabio Foginini.

Portugal

Roger Federer started the tournament in Portugal with a children’s clinic at the Estoril stadium. The kids got to have a knock up with the world no. 1, and I imagine there are a number of very jealous fans around the world at seeing that opportunity. Today he got through to the semi-final, beating Arnaud Clement 7-6 (9-7) 6-2 for the spot. Looks like the champ hasn’t let his shock exit in Rome hamper the rest of the season; well, did anyone really expect it to?

Munich

At the BMW Open in Germany, Marin Cilic is top seed, with M more »

 
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