Tagged with Andy Murray

Britain poised for USA challenge

Britain poised for USA challenge

This weekend’s mouth-watering tie on the clay of San Diego is sure to be an interesting watch. The USA, giants of the sport but no longer among the top dogs, entertain Great Britain, back in the Davis Cup World Group. There will be some big-hitting on the clay, which makes for tantalisingly good tie. I, … Continue reading

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

#AusOpen: Heat, Murray, Fedberg & More

#AusOpen: Heat, Murray, Fedberg & More

After four days of action, I discuss the main talking points of the 2014 Australian Open. Heat Temperatures have soared into the mid 40s. Fortunately, they’re on their way down. I wouldn’t mind a fraction of those temperatures in the rainy UK. I’m always in awe of the unbelievable fitness levels of players but I … 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

Murray Christmas

Murray Christmas

On Sunday Andy Murray was named as the BBC’s 60th Sports Personality of the Year, claiming an overwhelming 56% of the votes. He received more votes than the rest of top ten put together. A convincing win, you could say. Prior to the annual event it was announced that the Wimbledon champion would not attend … 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

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