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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

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

Classic Match of the Week

Classic Match of the Week

Andy Murray’s US Open title defence took a premature end with a straight sets defeat to Stan Wawrinka on Thursday. This week we look back at the first team he reached a slam final. Cast your mind back to New York in 2008. Nadal had won the two previous slams on the clay of Paris … Continue reading

Book Review: Jimmy Connors The Outsider

Book Review: Jimmy Connors The Outsider

As promised, here is a look into Jimmy Connors’ 2013 autobiography ‘The Outsider’. It’s the second of two recent reviews. Connors was obviously a very successful player and, in this book, he doesn’t shy from venting his thoughts. He was involved in a golden era of tennis and never shy of controversy. He reveals that … Continue reading

Book Review: Court Confidential

Book Review: Court Confidential

This review has been a long time coming. I read the book around a couple of months ago and intended to write about it here but haven’t up until now, which I thought was a good time considering that more eyes are now gripped to tennis with the year’s final slam just getting underway. The … 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

The Montreal Masters is approaching so here is Andy Murray’s first final and title at the event, an exciting encounter with Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro. Hopefully Murray can get off to a good start ahead of his US Open title defence. You can read a preview of this year’s Montreal Masters by clicking here. … Continue reading