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Nadal and Halep Shocked in Melbourne

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January 19, 2016

Rafa Nadal suffered his only first-round exit from the Australian Open when he was outgunned by the outrageous aggression of Fernando Verdasco. An incredible 90 winners seemed to come from another planet as Verdasco roared to a 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory with a power and accuracy rarely seen before. He was […]

Wozniacki and Stephens Crash Out in Melbourne

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January 18, 2016

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered the humiliation of a first-round exit at the Australian Open – thanks to an interesting psychological ploy from her opponent, the little-known Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. The secret to winning is, apparently, simple – pretend you’re losing. Putintseva explained her strategy as though it was the easiest psychological […]

Unexpected Challenges At The Australian Open

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January 15, 2016

  We all love the Australian Open – justifiably known as “The Happy Slam.” The mood is so upbeat, the atmosphere is amazing and the sheer love of sport among the enthusiastic Aussie crowds a particular delight. But some players have encountered added challenges at the Melbourne tournament in recent times. Here are a few of […]

What would be the perfect Grand Slam results for tennis in 2016?

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January 4, 2016

  There were some truly dramatic moments in 2015 for tennis-lovers everywhere. But as we enter the New Year, what would make 2016 even more perfect? Here’s how we see it: 1/ Andy Murray Wins Australian Open After coming close so many times, it would make a wonderful start to the New Year to see Andy […]

Andy Murray – Sports Personality of the Year

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December 18, 2015

On the face of it, the idea that Andy Murray should be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a strange one. After all, he won no Grand Slams in 2015 and beat no one of great note as he led Great Britain to Davis Cup glory. QUALITY Some of his rivals for Sports […]

What Do You Give 7 Top Tennis Stars for Christmas?


December 15, 2015

  It’s that time of year again folks – but what do you give tennis stars who already have everything? It’s a tough one, but here are a few ideas: 1/ NOVAK DJOKOVIC CHRISTMAS PRESENT: A PERSONAL SET OF KEYS TO ROLAND GARROS We all know this guy has a perfect life. World number one…beautiful […]

Top Five Tennis Moments Of 2015

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December 5, 2015

It’s been another incredible year of tennis with so many wonderful moments to choose from. You’ll all have your personal favourites. Here are our five most memorable moments – in reverse order. 5/ SERENA V SHARAPOVA IN MELBOURNE. Some of the tennis played in the second set of the Australian Open women’s final was scintillating, as […]

Murray Leads GB To Davis Cup Glory

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November 29, 2015

Andy Murray fulfilled one of his greatest personal ambitions and sparked wild celebrations among his teammates and supporters by securing Davis Cup glory for Great Britain with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over David Goffin on Sunday. Not since the days of Fred Perry back in 1936 had GB won the Davis Cup. And Murray’s […]

GB Are One Step From Davis Cup History After Murray Brothers Triumph

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November 28, 2015

  What a match, what an atmosphere. This is why we love tennis. And this is why Great Britain will probably win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 on Sunday. The relief and brotherly love between the victors, the fierce pride of the Belgian underdogs who made such a match of it. […]

Can Murray Emulate McEnroe’s Davis Cup Perfection?

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November 27, 2015

Andy Murray was in no mood to be denied Davis Cup glory, as he won his opening rubber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 against Ruben Bemelmans. In doing so, he levelled the final at 1-1 after the first day. Yet the manner of Murray’s straight sets victory wasn’t as smooth as it might seem, with a set […]

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