A tale of two draws at Flushing Meadows

September 5, 2009

roddickIt has been a tale of two draws at the U.S. Open, with the men’s seeds advancing full steam ahead and the women’s field in disarray.

Expect Federer v Murray to decide US Open again

August 28, 2009

federermurrayThe final grand slam tournament of the year, which begins on Monday at Flushing Meadows, will welcome the world’s two highest ranked players in intimidating form.

Nadal loses battle of wounded knee

June 19, 2009

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Rafael Nadal will not be able to defend his Wimbledon title after losing his battle to recover from a knee injury.

Cold, damp and on the losing side: A British sporting summer

June 10, 2009

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If you were being uncharitable you’d call it a typical scene from a British summer: a few hundred hardy fans braving the cold, the damp and the threat of travel chaos to stay on long after the TV cameras had packed up and watch Andy Murray partner Lleyton Hewitt in a meaningless doubles match at Queen’s.

Is Federer now the G.O.A.T?

June 9, 2009

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We’ve heard what some of the great and good of tennis have said about Roger Federer’s achievements but can we now rank him as the best player ever to have picked up a racket? Here, Ossian Shine considers the arguments, while in the post below Miles Evans urges a spot of caution.

Nadal is human too

April 3, 2009

That’s the headline in the Spanish sports newspaper Marca tonight after Rafa Nadal’s defeat by Juan Martín del Potro in the quarter-finals at Key Biscayne.

Serena survives scare as women’s tennis continues to enthral

April 1, 2009

serenaSerena Williams just survived a real scare against China’s Li Na at the Sony Ericsson Open here at Key Biscayne, Miami. The world number one’s bid to reach her sixth title in this event hung in the balance during a second set tie-break after she had made a dreadful start losing the first set 6-4.