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Archive: Sep 2015

Andy Murray Seals GB’s Davis Cup Final Spot

Andy Murray disposed of Bernard Tomic in ruthless style to seal Great Britain’s first appearance in Davis Cup final for 37 years. Now glory beckons for the first time since 1936. Andy said later: ‘Delighted to get through, we knew it was going to be incredibly difficult, they have such depth. everyone played their part […]

Murray Brothers Edge GB Closer To Final

  Andy and Jamie Murray took Great Britain to within touching distance of the Davis Cup final with a stunning five-set victory over Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth. The Brits now lead the tie 2-1 with just the final two singles matches to go on Sunday. ¬†It would take an extraordinary reversal of fortunes on […]

Spine-Tingling Support On Davis Cup Day One

Great Britain and Australia couldn’t be separated on day one of what promises to be an increasingly dramatic Davis Cup semi-final, the Brits’ first in 34 years. Glasgow was rocking as Andy Murray performed like a dream in front of his home fans. He disposed of the talented Aussie youngster ¬†Thanakis Kokkinakis 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 […]

Novak Djokovic Wins US Open

  You have to hand it to Novak Djokovic, the best player in the world, who claimed his third and toughest Grand Slam of the year by simply refusing to submit to what the world wanted and a wild Flushing Meadows crowd almost demanded. Because he has once again destroyed Roger Federer’s dream of another […]

Flavia Is Queen of New York – Then Retires !

Flavia Pennetta held her nerve best in a tension-filled, all-Italian US Open final at Flushing Meadows, to triumph 7-5, 6-2 and claim her maiden Grand Slam – the oldest woman ever to do so for the first time. Amazingly, she then retired from tennis for life – a totally unexpected announcement. GOODBYE Pennetta said: ‘This […]

Can Federer Beat Djokovic ?

Yet another Grand Slam final for Novak Djokovic, completing the calendar quartet, and his eleventh successive final in all tournaments. That kind of consistency puts pressure on his opponents – even Roger Federer. Both men sailed through their semi-finals with almost outrageous ease. After losing to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open, no one expected […]

Vinci Cracks Serena’s Code

They were supposed to be the bridesmaids. Now one of them is about to be crowned US Open champion. Italian tennis has never seen a day quite like this. Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci played with a complete lack of inhibition and their reward is a climax no one saw coming – an all-Italian final. […]

Wawrinka Starts Mind Games With Federer

Something’s got to give. Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are in irresistible form and now they must meet in the dream, all-Swiss semi-final at Flushing Meadows. The statistics say is has to be Federer. He has won 16 out of their 19 meetings and Stan has never beaten Roger on a hard-court surface. ‘I don’t […]

Murray Out Before Quarters

Kevin Anderson played the match of his life to defeat Andy Murray 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-0) at the US Open – and now he faces Stan Wawrinka in his first ever Grand Slam quarter-final. Just when it seemed the Scot had regained the momentum in an absorbing match that lasted more than […]

Two sets up and out: Rafa’s nightmare

Rafa Nadal, losing a match after going two sets up? It’s unheard of…until now. As his dashing conqueror, Fabio Fognini pointed out afterwards: ‘It’s always tough playing Rafa. But playing against him when you’re two sets down is especially tough. You go a break up in the final set and you start thinking too much. […]