Some cool stuff that happened in 2015

di - 29 Dicembre 2015

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by Stefano Berlincioni

Greatest points of the year? Funniest press conferences? Weird tales from the ITF Tour? Let’s see the best and the worst stuff happened this year on the tennis tour.

When you are about to win a crucial point and…

Arnaboldi wins the longest qualification match ever at Roland Garros

You won’t believe this has been a professional match

Tomas Fabian, 54 years old, played his first ever ITF match in France F2

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He went on court without bag, with just one racquet. When he had to serve, he put the other ball close to his feet. He didn’t even know about the changeover. He ended 0-24 on serve, but he managed to win 2 points on return!

Iced Antalya

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Solarino’s buffet

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51 years old retiring after two points

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69 years old wins a (qualification) match

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Tunisian courts

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Naomi Totka’s funny tweets

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ITF in Madagascar and its main draw

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Santa Margherita (Italy) court

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Weirdest ITF doubles draw: 4 unranked local girls playing a 25k final

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 Also on Challenger Tour life could be not that easy (Bratislava)

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Especially if you have to swallow a golden set

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Dreddy wins over Nadal at Wimbledon

Weirdest pic of the year (mostly when you see it…)

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Nishioka’s shot of the year on ATP Challenger Tour

Genie trolled by Wozniacki on Twitter

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Benoit Paire’s full tank in San Benedetto Challenger

Purav Raja’s outfit in Cordenons Challenger (guy is 29 years old…)

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Weird doubles finals: Karatsev/Kuznetsov retire after 3 points played in Scheveningen

Weird doubles finals part 2: …and Jaziri/Molchanov retire match point down in Izmir (highly suspicious retirement)

Daniel Garza retired 6 more times: He has now retired 60 times in singles and 3 in doubles

De Bakker loses the match… this way

Julio Peralta had a great year and invented this incredible doubles formation

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The best doubles point of the year

And the best WTA point of the year

Double faults in a set? The Oscar goes to Ivania Martinich. She hit 24. In just one set of tennis

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Backspin Masters: Dreddy doing Dreddy

Backspin Masters part 2: …and Paire doing Paire

and what about Sam Thompson at Australian Open?

Roberta Vinci ends Serena’s dream of Grand Slam and explains her feelings after match

Flavia Pennetta wins US Open and retires

ATP Players love football

Press conferences can be weird

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Worst ATP & WTA misses of the year

Serena orders Espresso during changeover

Retired tennis player Ipek Senoglu playing tennis at 39 weeks pregnant

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Funny guy at ATP Umag

Gustavo Fernandez and this beauty during Wimbledon wheelchair semifinal

Dulgheru beats Bouchard in Fed Cup

In the prematch ceremony, Bouchard refused to shake hands with Dulgheru. Dulgheru, the day after, got epic revenge: she not only beat Bouchard on Canadian soil, but also mocked Bouchard’s behaviour at the end of the match!

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