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Archive: Aug 2015

Nishikori and Ivanovic Fall At First Hurdle !

Benoit Paire provided one of the great shocks at the US Open in the very first round by defeating fourth seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. The Frenchman didn’t waver when he served for the match, after coolly re-taping his racquet during the last changeover. At 3-5, Nishikori had stayed in the fight […]

It’s the US “Wide Open!”

Could it be Federer or Nishikori? How about Murray or Wawrinka? Just for once, we go into a Grand Slam with no clear favourite among the men. Feels strange, doesn’t it? And very exciting. SHIFT What has caused this shift in the landscape? The indifferent form of Novak Djokovic, at least by his own extraordinary […]

Fabulous Federer Shocks Djokovic

What more can you say about a sporting legend who just keeps on doing it? Roger Federer provided a master-class for the world number one and shocked everyone who expected a closer battle in Cincinnati. It was Federer’s 87th career title, his 24th Masters 1000 title, his seventh in Cincinnati, and richly deserved in front […]

Braveheart Murray Beats Djokovic At Last

After more than two years and eight consecutive defeats, Andy Murray finally defeated Novak Djokovic. In doing so he won the Montreal Masters 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 and returned to number two in the world. Murray certainly wasn’t second-best to Djokovic in Canada, whatever the latest rankings say. A backhand at its exquisite best and the […]

What a ride for the Americans at Wimbledon 2015 !

American tennis players were at the centre of so much drama during Wimbledon 2015 – and Serena Williams was crowned queen for the sixth time! We just have to start with the greatest of them all. She secured her second “Serena Slam” with her 6-4, 6-4 win over Garbine Muguruza in the final, meaning Williams […]

Incredible Nishikori Seals Tenth Title

Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori took his tenth title and third of the year with a fantastic three-set triumph over John Isner in the final in Washington DC. And after his hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory, Nishikori drew extraordinary praise from the American he had conquered. REVENGE Generous Isner said: ‘Congratulations to Kei, he is incredible […]

RAFA’S REVENGE!

Rafael Nadal defeated Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 to win the Hamburg final and claim the 67th title of his career. CRAMP Then Nadal suffered an attack of cramp and yelled in pain during his victory speech. ‘Cramp! I don’t know what I’m going to do now!’ said Rafa, smiling awkwardly. He continued to speak on […]