Tagged with Grand Slam

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

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

Stat Attack: RG13 Final

Stat Attack: RG13 Final

Today, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will battle it out for the 2013 French Open title. Here are a few stats to get you in the mood for the second Grand Slam final of the year. Nadal is looking for his eighth Roland Garros title and twelfth Grand Slam title. Victory for Nadal would mean he’d … Continue reading

French Open 2013 Preview

French Open 2013 Preview

The 2013 French Open at Roland Garros seems to some to be a pre-set tournament, Rafa for men’s singles and Serena for women’s singles. However, the Spanish number one has been challenged to four sets by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. And remember, they will be the first and second seeds when announced, and Djokovic … Continue reading

Wimbledon’s Changing

Wimbledon’s Changing

It has been recently announced that the prize money for Wimbledon will be upped by 40% in 2013. Being increased by £6.5m from last year, the men’s and women’s singles champions will now receive an extra £450,000 – £1.6m each. The prize money for the men and women was originally equalled in 2007. This decision … Continue reading

Wimbledon Over Winter

Wimbledon Over Winter

From the reports from a Senior Groundsman at Wimbledon, we’ve put together this quick article about what goes on at Wimbledon over the Winter. In the weeks immediately after the end of the Olympics, the courts are re-turfed, the top layer of the court is stripped off, scarified in two directions then they seed, feed and cover. Once … Continue reading