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.

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

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Dokic is not done yet

May 29, 2009

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

Murray may never find magic French formula … but so what?

May 29, 2009

murrayDefine the perfect claycourt tennis player.

How about: The patient counter puncher who’s happy to trade blows from the baseline until his opponent makes an error then pounces with an angled drive or pinpoint passing shot.