Gred Rusedski: Nadal the best record breaker of them all

June 12, 2012

This year’s French Open was all about making history and breaking records. Roger Federer broke Jimmy Connors’ previous record of most Grand Slam match wins, which was 233 wins. Federer broke Connors’ record when he won his 2nd round match and will continue to extend this record.

Strawberries but no queues at Roland Garros

May 25, 2011

My first visit to the French Open has so far been an eye-opener and not just because of Rafa Nadal’s first round struggles.

Waiting on royalty at the court of King Rafa

May 24, 2010

TENNIS-OPEN/The sun is beating down, the Rue d’Auteuil is abuzz with vocal ticket touts, children clutch their over-sized tennis balls hoping a tennis player – any tennis player or even anyone who looks like a tennis player– will grant them a precious autograph.

Clay King Nadal back with a bang

April 19, 2010

TENNIS-MEN/MASTERSClay King Rafael Nadal is back. And if his knees hold up it’ll take a miracle to stop him winning a fifth French Open title in Paris starting next month.

Can Federer complete a calendar slam?

February 1, 2010

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Received wisdom heading into the Australian Open was that the combined effects of fatherhood and a record-breaking number of grand slams would reduce Roger Federer’s hunger for success to the point where mere mortals on the tour need fear him no longer.

What the players say about Roger Federer

June 8, 2009

federerWith the French Open trophy tucked under his arm at long last, it was job done for Roger Federer.

Do fewer tantrums = more titles?

June 3, 2009

safinaTemper tantrums are more or less a thing of the past for Dinara Safina, who said on Tuesday that her rise to the world number one spot had been helped by her efforts to stop her angry mid-match outbursts.

Time to silence the grunters?

May 30, 2009

larcherdebritoServe-GRUNT-forehand return-MOAN-groundstroke-YELP-backhand-SQUEAL-volley-SCREAM-drop shot … 0-15.

Dokic is not done yet

May 29, 2009

dokicIf anyone deserves to make a successful comeback to top flight tennis it is Jelena Dokic.