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Rafa Rules Roland Garros For The Ninth Time

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June 8, 2014

Rafael Nadal, the king of clay, has won the French Open for a record ninth time. Irrepressible, indomitable, stubborn, unique…Rafael Nadal is all of these and so much more, including the greatest clay-court tennis player the world has ever seen.  He just won the French Open for a record ninth time, claiming his fifth Roland Garros […]

Sharapova Wins an Epic Final

Locker Room

June 7, 2014

It will go down as one of the great women’s finals. After more than three hours of delicious tension and intriguing psychological cat-and-mouse, of wonderful action packed with brutal baseline shots and mind-boggling defensive desperation, we finally had a winner.  And what a champion Maria Sharapova is…the woman who wants to win just that little […]

Roland Garros – Rampant Rafa Is Sporting Perfection

Locker Room

June 6, 2014

Rafa Nadal is back. The real Nadal, the fearsome Nadal, the unbeatable King of Clay.  The scoreline – 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 – didn’t tell the entire story, because the gulf between Nadal and Murray was even greater. In this kind of form, you wonder if there has ever been anyone who has played the game […]

Sharapova Wins The Hard Way…Yet Again!

Locker Room

June 5, 2014

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Not even a Genie can come up with the answer. A titanic clash of wills made this intriguing match so special. Big hits and winners aplenty, unexpected errors and endearing vulnerability…both women reached giddy heights, then suddenly reminded us they were human after all. One day, you […]

Nadal Storms Through To Face Mysterious Murray

Locker Room

June 4, 2014

Rafa Nadal produced a storming comeback to brush aside David Ferrer in the all-Spanish quarter-final at Roland Garros. He took out Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 and the King of Clay clearly won’t give up his title easily. Meanwhile Andy Murray looked to be cruising through to a semi-final clash with Nadal until he took […]

Unstoppable Maria Sharapova in France

Locker Room

June 3, 2014

Unstoppable Maria Sharapova France! How do you solve a problem like Maria? We’re not sure any of her rivals can. Not this year at Roland Garros.  It’s looking more and more like Maria Sharapova’s title in France. Her twelve million followers on social media will be delighted if that prediction comes true. Nothing is certain […]

Nadal and Murray On The March!

Locker Room

June 2, 2014

Rafael Nadal has set up a sumptuous all-Spanish quarter final against David Ferrer – his opponent in last year’s final here at Roland Garros. Meanwhile Andy Murray continued his gutsy run in Paris with a fesity win over an angry Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (3). An impressive Nadal polished off Dusan Lajovic of Serbia […]

Surprise Defeat for Federer at Roland Garros

Locker Room

June 1, 2014

Roger Federer was surprisingly defeated in five sets by Ernests Gulbis at Roland Garros. The much loved Federer edged a first-set tie-break but then threw away a commanding position in the second to let the Latvian back in. Gulbis eventually beat the legendary favourite 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. The underdog reflected later: […]

Marathon Man Murray Holds His Nerve in Paris

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Murray Wins in Paris! After four hours and seven minutes, Andy Murray pinged a sizzling backhand deep past Philipp Kohlschreiber and crouched down on the clay to let out a triumphant yell.  He had finally sealed a precious win by 12-10 in the fifth. The match had lasted almost as long as the Brit had […]

Federer and Djokovic Survive Setbacks..​.But Radwanska Is Out!


May 30, 2014

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic found mental strength in adversity to overcome some sticky moments on the Parisian clay today. That’s what separates the champs from the also-rans. The very best find a way, even when it doesn’t quite feel like their day.  ‘I lost my […]

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