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Serena To Face Federer At Hopman Cup

Locker Room

October 3, 2018

Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be on opposing sides of the net at the Hopman Cup in Australia. The prospect of the modern game’s two most successful players in the same match is enticing. It makes for a mouthwatering start to the 2019 season. The clash of the titans comes about because the USA […]

Lucy Shuker: Final Two Weeks – Two Finals

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Lucy Shuker writes: Hi all, A final update from the American Tour! As my American string of tournaments come to a close; I would like to say a massive thank you to Somerset LTA for their support over the past few weeks, funding Zoe Leach to come out to both my final two competitions in […]

Federer And Djokovic Lose Their Love In Laver Cup

Locker Room

September 22, 2018

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played together, laughed together and lost together. In the end it wasn’t quite a marriage made in heaven. But you know what they say. Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Ignited Federer and Djokovic came into the vast Chicago arena in their own […]

Catch up with Lucy Shuker

US Open

September 21, 2018

We had the pleasure of having a catch up with Lucy Shuker. She filled us in on all the action this year’s US Open Grand Slam in New York. Read Lucy’s update below Us Open This year was my fourth appearance at the US Open and another opportunity to try and get my first win […]

Victorious Djokovic Inspired By Wimbledon, GB’s Hewett Triumphs Too

US Open

September 10, 2018

It was almost sadistic yet strangely beautiful, this masterful exposure of a great player’s weakness by Novak Djokovic. “Djokernole” showed such confidence, such control, such resistance…and then he waited. He took his time, before exposing the imposing giant’s lack of mobility. Make no mistake, Juan Martin del Potro is more mobile than almost any tall […]

Delpo Faces Novak After Nadal Bows Out

US Open

September 8, 2018

It isn’t the final we were expecting. But Novak Djokovic believes it will be ‘thrilling’ nonetheless. And if Juan Martin del Potro can use brain as effectively as brawn, we will have a very special US Open final. Rafael Nadal was supposed to be Novak’s opponent, of course. Fight A repeat of their glorious Wimbledon semi-final, regarded […]

It is Serena v Osaka In US Open Final

US Open

September 7, 2018

Can we mention the number 24 to Serena Williams? Will she like it? Don’t talk about 24 in relation to Gramd Slam titles. That’s the number Margaret Court won. The most any woman has ever won. Equal That’s the number Serena was trying to equal when she tightened so badly and lost the Wimbledon 2018 […]

Japan Enjoys History With Nishikori and Osaka

US Open

September 6, 2018

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka created history for their country on a remarkable day at Flushing Meadows. For the very first time, Japan has two semi-finalists at a Grand Slam event. Nishikori defeated Marin Cilic in five sets and faces Novak Djokovic for a place in the showpiece. Beamed Osaka had it easier against the […]

Nadal Wins Cruel Epic, Serena Triumphs

US Open

September 5, 2018

There was no need to apologise. Not after four hours and 49 minutes of piercing arrows and pure theatre. But Rafael Nadal did so anyway. He jumped over the net to console his heartbroken friend, Dominic Thiem and told him: ‘I’m very, very sorry. Keep going.’ That’s exactly what Thiem had done after his own […]

Federer and Sharapova Crash Out of US Open

US Open

September 4, 2018

Roger Federer served like a novice and looked hopelessly jaded as he succumbed to the magnificent John Millman. Of course, it helps if you can breathe in fresh air and stay cool. The normally super-cool Federer found he couldn’t do either when it mattered. Sweating The favourite couldn’t breathe, he couldn’t stop sweating and he […]

Federer’s Miraculous Shot Says Everything

US Open

September 2, 2018

Let’s only talk about one shot. Just this once. Let’s not talk about the impressive progression of Novak Djokovic towards his seemingly-inevitable quarter-final clash with Roger Federer. Let’s forget Sascha Zverev and his typically-early Grand Slam exit. (Boy does he have to start stepping up at the really big events). Irrepressible We don’t even need […]

Nadal Wins Thriller, Serena Beats Venus

Locker Room

September 1, 2018

Rafael Nadal took four hours and 23 minutes to beat the talented young Russian, Karen Khachanov. But he might not have won at all. The underdog led 7-5, 5-4 and 30-0 on his serve as Nadal flirted with US Open oblivion. But somehow the pugnacious Spaniard turned and tide and took the biggest points in […]

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