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James Buddell

From The Editor

As the tennis world converges on New York City, with Novak Djokovic starting the US Open as the favourite, can Roger Federer add to his Grand Slam championship haul of 16 titles? Pete Sampras proved, by lifting the trophy in 2002, that no one should ever write off a great champion.

In this issue, we take an in-depth look at the Swiss superstar at 30, with his coach Paul Annacone analysing the similarities with Sampras at the same age, and what life is like for an athlete who has transcended his sport.

DEUCE features Rafael Nadal's recently published biography, RAFA; charts 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro's impressive comeback year in 2011, ahead of an emotional return to Flushing Meadows, and find out about Somdev Devvarman's route to professional tennis.

There is also interviews with fast-rising Ryan Harrison, Dmitry Tursunov, in-form doubles team Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic and a light-hearted chat with Fernando Verdasco.

Enjoy this issue of DEUCE.

James Buddell
Editor, DEUCE Magazine

In This Issue

del Potro

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The Champion Returns

After an impressive comeback year in 2011, Juan Martin del Potro is excited about returning to Flushing Meadows for the first time since his 2009 US Open triumph.

Rafa - My Story

Read an excerpt about Wimbledon from his recently published biography, RAFA, by Rafael Nadal and John Carlin.

Somdev's Route To Success

Somdev Devvarman grew up by passing through the U.S. collegiate system and is now realising his potential as a pro.

Dmitry Tursunov: Fear And Loathing

Prankster Dmitry Tursunov is a complex a character and insightful thinker, who recently made peace with his dying father.

Llodra, Zimonjic
Llodra-Zimonjic: Strength & Unity

Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic head to New York City as US Open favourites, having won 11 of their past 12 matches.

On The Rise... Ryan Harrison

In a season of significant breakthroughs for Milos Raonic and Alexandr Dolgopolov, could Ryan Harrison be next?

Last Time... With Fernando Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco reveals the last time he walked his dog, lost something important, cooked for himself and more...

Shark Bites
Shark Bites

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the US Open and Novak Djokovic's season.


Novak Djokovic
ATP World Tour Uncovered - Novak Djokovic's Rise To No. 1

In season 3, episode 32, ATP World Tour Uncovered looks at Novak Djokovic's rise to World No.1. View Global TV Schedule.

ATP World Tour Uncovered - Juan Carlos Ferrero

In season 3, episode 30, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Spain's former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero. View Global TV Schedule.

ATP World Tour Uncovered - Jurgen Melzer Feature

In season 3, episode 29, ATP World Tour Uncovered profiles Austrian No. 1 Jurgen Melzer. View Global TV Schedule.

ATP World Tour Uncovered - Ryan Harrison

In season 3, episode 33, ATP World Tour Uncovered joins American teenager Ryan Harrison as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds baseball game. View Global TV Schedule.

ATP World Tour Uncovered - Coaching Feature

In season 3, episode 29 of ATP World Tour Uncovered, coaches share their insight into just what it takes to get a player to the top. View Global TV Schedule.


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