Tagged with Wawrinka

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

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Roger Federer has experienced a somewhat turbulent year and one he’ll be looking to forget in a hurry. To illustrate that, it was the first time since 2002 that he finished outside the top 3. Tournament exits to lower-ranked players showed he was struggling. The US Open saw the 32-year-old defeated in straight sets by … Continue reading

Murray Misses Out

Everyone in Britain was hoping for Andy Murray to retain his US Open title to cap off the year after his dream Wimbledon win. However, he admitted he got a bit giddy after becoming arguably the best British tennis player in 77 years, and had been celebrating more than training in the 41 days leading … 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

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