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Archive: Sep 2016

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It’s a little bit worrying, isn’t it? Novak Djokovic was knocked out relatively early at Wimbledon, left the Rio Olympics in tears, got blasted off court by Stan Wawrinka in the US Open final…and hasn’t played since. Now he requires further rest and rehabilitation to get his body right for further tennis combat. ‘I’m extremely […]

Croatia To Host Argentina In Davis Cup Final

Marin Cilic and Juan Martin Del Potro were the heroes as Croatia defeated France and Argentina shocked holders Great Britain. That sets up a scintillating final in late November, with the South Americans looking to become champions for the first time. After beating Lucas Pouille in Friday’s singles, Cilic went from strength to strength against […]

Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber Are US Open Champions

  Is there a finer sight in world sport than Stan Wawrinka in full flow against Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam final? This is as good as it gets. As good, you suspect, as sport will ever get. It’s why tennis has no rival. And how fantastic did Angelique Kerber have to be, in […]

Novak Djokovic Will Play Stan Wawrinka In US Open Final

Novak Djokovic overcame terrible humidity and a mini-comeback from Gael Monfils to reach the final at Flushing Meadows. There he will face Stan Wawrinka, who somehow managed to tame Kei Nishikori 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 after the Japanese star had made a storming start in their semi-final. Monfils began so poorly against Djokovic that it […]

Serena’s Dream Is Left In Tatters By Plucky Pliskova

Poor Serena Williams was about to cement her position as the greatest player of all time. Now she isn’t even the greatest current player. Such is life and the decree of the ranking system. She dominated for 186 weeks, a WTA record never to be forgotten. Angelique Kerber will be the new world number one […]

Glorious Nishikori Sends Murray Crashing Out of US Open

It isn’t all over until they bang the gong – and even then it shouldn’t be. But that’s pretty much how events unfolded at Flushing Meadows. Andy Murray began to unravel – and that was that. In the end, Kei Nishikori was superb. The Japanese hero hit big shots without inhibition, went for his winners […]

Novak’s Lucky Run Continues At Flushing Meadows

How lucky is Novak Djokovic? He has only needed to complete two matches to make the US Open semi-final. Can there ever have been a more fortunate player in Grand Slam history? Or does Novak’s icy stare carry secret powers, burning into opponents to cause chronic mental tension and physical damage within? Whatever the reason, […]

Serena Passes Federer To Make Grand Slam History

Serena Williams has now won more Grand Slam matches than Roger Federer. For those who place absolute faith in statistics, that makes her the greatest tennis player of all time – man or woman. You can’t argue with the numbers. When Williams notched her 308th Grand Slam match win by beating Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2, 6-3, […]

Rafael Nadal Is Downed By Lucas Pouille

Rafael Nadal was beaten by the 22-year-old Frenchman, Lucas Pouille in one of the big shocks at the US Open. ‘It took everything. I couldn’t dream better than that,’ said the world number 25, who now looks set to climb the rankings in fine style. Meanwhile Novak Djokovic returned to form by beating the young […]