Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ten most tennistastic things about the Australian Open 2014

TweetThe year’s first Grand Slam was one of the best in a long time. The tennis review had no problems finding ten things that made it so tennistastic. 1. New courts, new champs The faster courts were rewarded with the most attacking and exciting champions and Li Na and Stan Wawrinka were the most popular […]

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Stanislas Wawrinka, Australian Open Champion 2014.

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TweetStanislas Wawrinka is the 2014 Australian Open Champion. The Swiss defeated 2009 Champion Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Few gave the Swiss, who went into the final 0-12 against the world number One, a chance. However the Swiss started the match with the spirit and aggression that earned him victories over Djokovic and Berdych […]

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Australian Open Men’s final preview

TweetStanislas Wawrinka comes up against the greatest possible challenge in his first Major final: Rafael Nadal. Does he have what it takes to tear up the odds and take his first Major trophy in Melbourne? The tennis review does its best to predict what will happen come tonight’s final. History: Nadal is a former champion, […]

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Li Na wins the Australian Open

TweetLi Na has beaten Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 to win the Australian Open. The match started off as nervously as the Major finals do. With $2.3 million in prize money alone and a place in the record books on the line, both women could be excused for missing the lines as the match got […]

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What Rafa did, not what Roger didn’t

TweetRafael Nadal has beaten Roger Federer 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne. While much of the pre-match talk was about what Federer had to do -be aggressive- to beat Nadal at a slam for the first time since Wimbledon 2007, one important thing got forgotten. A very important thing, […]

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Australian Open women’s final preview: Li Na versus Cibulkova

TweetThe 2014 Australian Open women’s final will be contested by an old hand in Li Na and a debutante in Dominika Cibulkova. The tennis review looks ahead and takes a guess at who will be the likely winner. History: Li Na is in her third Australian Open final in ten attempts. She was a set […]

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Li and Cibulkova belt their way into the finals

TweetBoth Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova played exceptionally well to make it to the Australian Open women’s final. The tennis review reflects on their belting victories. L.Na beats E. Bouchard 6-2, 6-4. Who was not afraid of Li Na as she raced into a 5-0 lead in her semi-final versus 19 year old first time […]

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Wawrinka beats Berdych to make first Major final

TweetStanislas Wawrinka has beaten Tomas Berdych to make his first Major final, and, from the smile on Berdych’s face at the net as the two shook hands, the Czech was as pleased to see the Swiss advance as the Swiss and his fans. Berdych will have appreciated just how well played the Swiss played in […]

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Australian Open Semi-finals preview

TweetThe last four of the year’s first Major is upon us. This is it. The fight to be a player in the business of what this professional lark is all about, the Grand Slams. The line up is a mix of the vets and the next gen, the guys on the verge of a nervous […]

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Quarter-final day 2 wrap up

TweetThe quarter-finals of the Australian Open are history. And some players made their own history during them. Radwanska made her first semi-final in Melbourne, Federer made his 11th consecutive one, Cibulkova made her second slam semi and Rafael Nadal ended the efforts of the first Bulgarian to make a Major last eight. The tennis review […]

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