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Dolgopolov Denies Nadal

Dolgopolov Denies Nadal

28th seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov shouldn’t have been too much of a challenge for world no.1 Rafael Nadal, yet after a nail-biting three sets the Ukrainian was the victor. His style is really quite unorthodox, but something that’s quite clear is his ability to gain control of the rally, send his opponent to the far end … Continue reading

Double Trouble?

Double Trouble?

Yesterday I read John McEnroe’s comments in The Times on that state of the doubles game. So, has doubles outlived its usefulness? Doubles doesn’t nearly achieve the same glow to it as singles. In the piece, McEnroe tackles some of the reasons why. During his illustrious playing career, the American was equally as successful in both the … Continue reading

Murray’s operation could shape his year

Murray’s operation could shape his year

Another year and another Grand Slam from Andy Murray. A habit? Yes please! The Brit provided us with an historic moment to cherish at Wimbledon this year. A word or two on that first; it was a huge achievement of hard work. The watching public purveyed relief of 77 years of pain, woeful misses and … Continue reading

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Roger Federer has experienced a somewhat turbulent year and one he’ll be looking to forget in a hurry. To illustrate that, it was the first time since 2002 that he finished outside the top 3. Tournament exits to lower-ranked players showed he was struggling. The US Open saw the 32-year-old defeated in straight sets by … Continue reading

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

The ATP World Tour Finals showcased the brilliance of the world’s best singles players. Amidst all of that the doubles proved to be an entertaining showpiece. Look back on the doubles final below. – Nathan Morley

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

With the season-ending Tour Finals in full swing we look back on an exciting match from the same event in 2009. This one is one of the occasions that Federer did NOT reach the final of the year-ending tournament, being beaten by Nikolay Davydenko in the semi-final, with the Russian going on to be crowned … Continue reading

Djokovic triumphs in gruelling Paris final

Djokovic triumphs in gruelling Paris final

Novak Djokovic won his 16th Masters title with a 7-5 7-5 win over David Ferrer in Paris today. Like in yesterday’s semi-final against Roger Federer, Djokovic fell behind to a break in the opening stages. Despite Ferrer taking the early ascendancy it could have gone either way. The tide turned soon after. At 5-4 up, … Continue reading

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

Every so often we are treated to matches of the highest order. This firmly fits into that. There are matches where neither player deserves to lose. I can safely say that this accords with that. In this case, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, both vying for their first Tour Finals title, battled out an extraordinary … Continue reading