Tagged with Djokovic

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

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

Montreal Masters Preview

Montreal Masters Preview

It seems quite a while ago now that Andy Murray lifted the Wimbledon title, nearly one month ago. Since then we’ve awaited for a big tennis event to return to provide us with all the thrills and excitement that they offer, the US Open returns later this month but before that there are two Masters events … Continue reading

LUCKY 77 FOR ANDY MURRAY!

LUCKY 77 FOR ANDY MURRAY!

After 77 years without a home champion at Wimbledon, Andy Murray cured the British heartache in a straight sets victory taking just three hours and nine minutes. It was a very bumpy road to the final for Andy, as it took a five sets to beat veteran Fernando Verdasco. We were feeling worried at two … Continue reading

Nadal & Djokovic Power Through to Set Up Thriller

Nadal & Djokovic Power Through to Set Up Thriller

Last year’s French Open finalists are both through to the semi-finals, where they’ll meet in what looks to be a thrilling encounter – the one we’d all predicted and relished. Read how they secured their spot in the last four below. Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal got off to the perfect start, breaking Stanislas Wawrinka’s serve. … Continue reading