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Federer Exposes Murray Frailty in Cincinnati

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August 16, 2014

Roger Federer battled back from 1-4 down in what proved to be a decisive second set against Andy Murray in Cincinnati.  The graceful Swiss had Murray scampering all over the court as he came through 6-3, 7-5 and earned the right to face Milos Raonic in tonight’s semi-final.  But Murray was at a loss to […]

Big-Serving Tsonga Too Strong For Federer

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August 11, 2014

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s scary serving power and pure athleticism proved too much for a courageous, yet fatally misfiring Roger Federer in Toronto. The flamboyant Frenchman secured only the second Masters title of his career with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) victory after Federer’s forehand deserted him.   Tsonga became the first Frenchman to win Toronto and roared back […]

Radwanska Triumphs in Montreal….At Last!

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It took a year…and yet it took only 80 minutes. Agnieszka Radwanska won her first tournament since Seoul in 2013 to delight the whole of Poland.  The only shame was that it brought to an end an extraordinary week for the legendary Venus Williams. Radwanska emerged a 6-4, 6-2 champion having seized the early initiative. […]

Venus Beats Serena, Fed Faces Tsonga

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August 10, 2014

It takes something very special to outshine a rampant Roger Federer in full flow. But Venus Williams managed just that by defeating her sister Serena for the first time in five years in Montreal. ‘Big sister taught little sister a lesson,’ tweeted Serena without complaint, even though she had won the first-set tie-break 7-2.   […]

Federer Celebrates Birthday In Style

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August 9, 2014

Roger Federer seemed inspired by Toronto fans who sang “Happy Birthday” during the coin toss before his quarter-final against David Ferrer.  He is 33 now, yet Federer marked the occasion in style with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory over the plucky Spaniard. ‘At 33 it’s a dream come true to be playing tennis at this […]

Tearful Novak Beats Roger In Classic Final


July 6, 2014

They might still be talking about this one in a hundred years.  It was a final which lived up to all expectations…and then left them far behind. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran each other almost to a standstill, until desire was all they had left. Novak ate a blade of grass when all was […]

Wimbledon 2014 By The Numbers


Wimbledon is over for another year. It’s been a fortnight of exquisite tennis dished up by the best players in the world, with another year of records and statistics added to the history books. In this post we bring you just that – the tale of the tape, as it were. Every stat you could […]

Powerful Petra Puts Genie Back In Bottle

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July 5, 2014

Petra Kvitova produced one of the best performances in the history of Wimbledon finals to swipe aside Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0. The 24-year-old Czech, Wimbledon’s 2011 champion, suffered no nerves and began her demolition job almost from the first moment.  The legendary John McEnroe described Kvitova’s first seven games as ‘some of the best […]

Can Incredible Federer Down Djokovic?

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July 4, 2014

So we have the dream final after all! Djokovic v Federer. It’s mouthwatering. It’s historic. It might even defy time.  Who would want to miss it? The atmosphere is building already, the sense of anticipation palpable. For a very different reason, this could be even better than last year.  Of course it was special to see […]

Novak through to Final….but who will join him?

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Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov in a four-set thriller on Centre Court. Now he waits to discover his opponent for the Wimbledon final on Sunday. The brave Serb came back from 3-6 down in the fourth-set tie-break, just when the semi-final looked to be getting away from him. Dimitrov somehow squandered all three of his […]

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