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The Business End of the Australian Open

The Business End of the Australian Open

We’re now well into the final week of the Australian Open, and we’re down to the last four, incidentally with only one from the ATP top four ranked players – Rafael Nadal. It is very unusual for one in particular, Novak Djokovic to be absent from the final, not to mention the semi-finals, as over … Continue reading

The Big Australian Open Preview

The Big Australian Open Preview

Can Nadal overcome Djokovic’s dominance down under?  I think that Novak Djokovic will triumph at this year’s Australian Open. Four times a champion and the winner in each of the last three years, he always produces in Melbourne and I can see that continuing. The draw has been kind to the Serb, another reason for … Continue reading

Becker and Djokovic join forces

Becker and Djokovic join forces

The announcement of Novak Djokovic’s appointment of Boris Becker as head coach sent shock waves crashing through the tennis world. It is one big gamble for the world number two, who is looking to win a fourth consecutive Australian Open. Will it pay off? When Andy Murray hired Ivan Lendl similar shock waves came crashing. … 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

Shanghai Masters is the penultimate Masters event of the year and this year, at the time of writing, it has a tasty semi-final line-up of Novak Djokovic V Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Rafael Nadal V Juan Martin del Potro. Last year produced an excellent final. In fact, it was that good we decided to make it … Continue reading

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

In Great Britain’s next Davis Cup tie they’ll face the USA, who lost their most recent match to Serbia 3-1. The team was Sam Querrey, John Isner and of course the Brian brothers, and personally I can’t see that changing. The last time Britain faced the most successful team in Davis Cup history (although they’re … Continue reading

The Big US Open Preview

The Big US Open Preview

The US Open gets underway in one week’s time. TPFTennis’s bloggers preview the men’s singles event here. TPFTennis: Do you anticipate there being any surprise packages in the tournament, if so who? Nathan: A man outside the ‘big four’ hasn’t won a slam since del Potro did at this tournament in 2009, which proves how … Continue reading

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

Following on from yesterday’s Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals I decided to select one of those matches as this week’s Classic. I couldn’t look much further than John Isner’s game against world number one Novak DJokovic. Djokovic is one Masters event away from winning every single one. The one that has eluded him is this very event. … Continue reading