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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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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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Sporting highlight of the weekend for me was watching Leyton Hewitt move into the fourth round of the Australian Open, after a thrilling clash with Milos Raonic. Despite being renowned for his battling qualities, after losing the first set against the talented youngster, Hewitt looked at times like a man who just wasn’t going to… Continue reading >

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Congratulations to Andy Murray after winning the Cincinnati Masters title last night. The win, achieved after Novak Djokovic retired midway through the second set, will set Murray up perfectly for another shot at the US Open, which starts next week. Many feel that the New York based tournament represents Murray’s best chance of securing his… Continue reading >

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Unless you were hoping for a British winner, Wimbledon once again failed to let us down. There may have been only few major shocks, but there were plenty of results which would have taken the majority by surprise, and certainly no shortage of drama. Nothing particularly new has been learnt, but a couple of things… Continue reading >

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The two weeks of Wimbledon are always a treat. The most British of sporting events manages to capture not only the hearts of tennis fans around the world, but also those of many people who, for whatever reason, have absolutely no interest whatsoever in the sport outside of late June/early July. Not a year goes… Continue reading >

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As expected, the French Open gave us a dramatic couple of weeks of tennis. The women’s competition provided the first ever Chinese Grand Slam champion, in Li Na. In the men’s singles, things seemed no different to so many years of late with Rafa Nadal picking up a sixth title, and Roger Federer yet again the… Continue reading >

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The French Open tennis championships start on Monday, and it should be a cracker. Gone are the days when Rafa Nadal would almost be presented with the trophy before the competition began. And that is thanks to the rampant form of Novak Djokovic who, if you include his two Davis Cup wins, currently holds a… Continue reading >