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Novak’s The Daddy Against Tentative Murray

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October 31, 2014

Novak Djokovic passed his first big tennis test since becoming a father, brushing aside Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2 in Paris. After Roger Federer’s surprising 6-7, 5-7 defeat to Milos Raonic earlier in the evening, it seems that normal service has been resumed in the fight for top spot, though there is plenty of tennis still […]

Will “Novak The Nappy” Really Change?

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October 29, 2014

Fascinating thing, fatherhood. It can drain you, it can inspire you; usually it does both. In the early days, as Novak Djokovic is probably starting to discover, it can be tough. Sleep patterns are severely disrupted. And let’s face it, in the middle of the night, a dirty nappy never inspired anyone. What effect will […]

Basel Champ Federer Closes on Djokovic…Murray Odds-On For London After Valencia Epic…

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October 26, 2014

Talk about a Super Sunday! First Roger Federer swept aside David Goffin to edge within 500 points of Novak Djokovic in the battle to decide world number one. Then Andy Murray virtually booked his place at the end-of-year finals in London, after saving five championship points to defeat Tommy Robredo and take the title in […]

World-beater Williams Achieves Revenge Bagel Over Halep

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Serena Williams completed one of sport’s great revenge turnarounds in Singapore by crushing Simona Halep 6,3, 6-0 to win the BNP Paribas Finals. Just days after being defeated by Halep and humiliated by a dreaded “bagel” set, the world number one inflicted similar embarrassment on a shell-shocked Simona when it really mattered. After such sporting […]

Serena Crushed By Halep Bagel

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October 22, 2014

What on earth has happened to Serena Williams? She just played one of the worst sets of her life at the WTA Finals in Singapore – and no one saw it coming. An improved second-set performance still wasn’t nearly enough as Williams crashed 6-0, 6-2 to the feisty Romanian, Simona Halep. Sure, Serena has had […]

Murray Moves Into Top Eight

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October 19, 2014

In an extraordinary war of attrition, full of searing aggression and dramatic vulnerability, Andy Murray claimed the Vienna Open by defeating David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in an intriguing final of two hours and forty minutes. The 250 world ranking points Murray won in Austria propelled him into the coveted top eight places for the […]

How are Wimbledon Ball Boys and Girls Chosen?

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October 17, 2014

What was your high school job? From petrol station attendant to retail assistant, most of us are happy to have any job during high school. For Wimbledon’s famous ball boys and girls, their high school job is far more than just a source of income. First, there are the perks – hanging out on the […]

Red-hot Roger Downs Djokovic in Shanghai

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October 11, 2014

Sometimes tennis is almost too beautiful for words. Simply awe-inspiring…deliciously surprising…nothing can do justice to what just happened in Shanghai. Could Roger Federer even end the year as world number one? After this, anything seems possible. We thought we’d seen perfection from Novak Djokovic in the Far East. Then Roger Federer reminded us what sporting […]

Nadal To Battle On Despite Shanghai Defeat, Federer Saves FIVE Match Points!

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October 8, 2014

Rafa Nadal has vowed to play on until the end of the year, despite crashing out of the Shanghai Rolex Masters to Feliciano Lopez, still troubled by his appendix. Lopez took his chance 6-3, 7-6 (6), even though Nadal seemed to have battled his way back into the match. Nadal led 5-3 in the second […]

Perfect Djokovic Destroys Doubting Tomas

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October 5, 2014

Novak Djokovic almost served up a dreaded “double bagel” for Tomas Berdych in a ridiculously one-sided China Open final. ‘Something from above came into me,’ Djokovic claimed later, struggling to explain his own brilliance. No wonder the Serb suggested his tennis had been Heaven-sent. The quality of his game was quite mind-blowing. And then, as […]

Marvellous Maria Wins China Open

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Maria Sharapova defeated Petra Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to claim the China Open title with a typical display of stamina and determination. In doing so, she leap-frogged Kvitova and Simona Halep to become the world number two, behind her nemesis Serena Williams. Although this was her fourth title of the season, Sharapova hadn’t won a […]

Tearful Nishikori Makes Tokyo History

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A tearful Kei Nishikori made history when he became the first man ever to retain the Tokyo title. His second Japan Open was sealed 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 and cemented Nishikori’s impressive rise in the sport. The win gave the Far East further confirmation that the region is now a major force in tennis, with […]

Stunning Novak Too Strong For Murray

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October 4, 2014

Novak Djokovic thwarted a brave comeback from Andy Murray to register an amazing 23rd successive win in Beijing, where he has never been beaten. The world number one was in imperious form as he brushed Murray aside 6-3,6-4 to show why he is virtually untouchable in the Far East. One more win, against either Tomas […]

Wimbledon 2015: Where to Eat During Your Visit

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October 3, 2014

Are you planning to attend Wimbledon in 2015? A wide range of on-site and off-site food and drink options are available during The Championships to keep you full and focused during the games. While Pimm’s and strawberries might be the order of the day, they’re probably not quite enough to fill you up after a […]

Fiery Murray Crushes US Open Champion Cilic

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With beautifully crafted points and a self-assurance rarely seen in recent times, Andy Murray destroyed Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-4 to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash against Novak Djokovic. It was one of Murray’s best performances since winning Wimbledon in 2013, although he did lose his head when a straight sets victory appeared momentarily to […]