Tennis

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Following Nadal’s tenth French Open win yesterday, there was a suggestion made during television commentary that the organisers should consider renaming the trophy after him. It’d certainly be a fitting tribute to the Spaniard after he retires, and would not be an excessive gesture in recognising his dominance of the event. Superlatives have long since been… Continue reading >

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It was interesting yesterday to read some of the responses to Rafael Nadal’s ninth French Open triumph. Whilst there was obviously a large amount of admiration for a man who continues to achieve things that have never before been done in his sport, I also read some comments about how boring it was for a… Continue reading >

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For the first time since Juan Martin Del Potro’s victory over Roger Federer in the 2009 US Open Final, men’s tennis finally has a Grand Slam champion from outside of the group of four players who have dominated the sport for so long. There was no shortage of drama in Melbourne, but also perhaps some… Continue reading >

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Andy Murray will begin the defence of his US Open title next week, and if the draw goes to plan he could be in for a tough couple of weeks. Seeded 3rd after being overtaken by Rafael Nadal following the Spaniard’s latest tournament win at Cincinnati last week, Murray faces the prospect of having to… Continue reading >

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So, not only is Rafael Nadal back, but he’s answered all of those who questioned whether he would ever get back to a position of competing for – and winning – the sport’s top prizes. Such was the seriousness of his most recent injury setback, there were even suggestions, only 6 months ago, of the… Continue reading >

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It’s men’s semi-final day at Wimbledon today, and two fascinating matches are in store. Federer versus Djokovic has become a regular contest at the semi final stage of a grand slam tournament, with the pair having met eight times in the last four of one of the majors. Djokovic holds the advantage of having won… Continue reading >