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Stan Stuns Nadal

Stan Stuns Nadal

Both contenders in the 2014 Australian Open final had a tough – but to be quite honest predictable – semi-final. Rafael Nadal beat Federer in straight sets, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3. Wawrinka’s was even tougher, coming up against Thomas Berdych just after beating Novak Djokovic in a gruelling five-setter. But the ‘Stanimal’ (as aptly named by … 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

Your Top 5 Moments from the Australian Open

Your Top 5 Moments from the Australian Open

These are our top five moments from the 2013 Australian Open as chosen by you, in no particular order. Feel free to comment your favourite… or anything else! And the nominations are… Djokovic V Wawrinka: Five Sets in Five Hours In round four, the Serbian played Switzerland’s second player, and Federer’s doubles partner, Stanislas Wawrinka. … Continue reading

Quote of the week

Quote of the week

“The only way I could beat Novak Djokovic is by taking him out in the locker room.” That was Andre Agassi, giving Novak Djokovic a burst of confidence during this year’s Australian Open.

#AusOpen: THE FINAL

#AusOpen: THE FINAL

The number one and three seed of the Australian Open battled it out yesterday for the 2013 title. Novak Djokovic had won the tournament in 2008, 2011 and 2012. He knew that a win would equal the record for the most Australian Opens in the modern era, a win would put him on level terms … Continue reading

#AusOpen: Murray Minces the Master

#AusOpen: Murray Minces the Master

Two of the world’s very best tennis dates battled it out on Rod Laver Arena for a place in the Australian Open final. The third seed Andy Murray took on second seed Roger Federer in a pulse racing semi-final that was sure to be of great viewing. Read on for our review of the match, … Continue reading