Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori Win Titles in Barcelona and Bucharest

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TweetTwo of tennis’ brightest young hopes won ATP events on Sunday. Grigor Dimitrov took the title in ATP 250 title Bucharest while KeiNishikori won the ATP 500 event in Barcelona. Both titles were their first on clay and come a couple of months before the big red clay event at Roland Garros. Both men could […]

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Maria Sharapova comes back to beat Ana Ivanovic in Stuttgart


TweetMaria Sharapova came back from a set and 1-3 down against Ana Ivanovic to win the Premier 5 Stuttgart title. It was Sharapova’s 13th consecutive win at the event, her third title there in a row, and her 30th career trophy. For the first set and a half it looked like Ivanovic was ready to […]

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Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic to Clash in Stuttgart Final


TweetMaria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will clash in the Stuttgart final on Sunday. Both women won replays of important French Open clashes, matches they had also won when played at Roland Garros. Sharapova beat Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 in a rematch of their 2012 French Open final. Meanwhile, Ana Ivanovic saw off Jelena Jankovi 6-3, […]

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How Wawrinka strutted out of Federer’s shadow once and for all


TweetStanislas Wawrinka beat Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo final to win his first ATP 1000 title. It was also his first win over Federer since he beat him at the same tournament in 2009. Right now Wawrinka is a Major Champion, can boast wins over Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, and is an ATP 1000 […]

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Federer’s First Monte Carlo Title One match Away

TweetRoger Federer is one match away from his first title in Monte Carlo. The Swiss no 4 seed must be pleased with his decision to take a wildcard into one of the few events to have eluded him. And he is no doubt even more pleased that his rival Nadal, the man who stood in […]

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David Ferrer shocks Nadal in Monte Carlo

TweetDavid Ferrer has upset Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the ATP 1000 event in Monte Carlo. It was Ferrer’s first win over Nadal for a decade, and only his second clay career clay court win over his countryman. The loss still comes as a shock despite Nadal’s lackluster start to the 2014 season. Defeats […]

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Novak Djokovic: Is 2014 his year on Red Clay?

Tweet2014 will not be the first time Novak Djokovic enters the Red Clay season in great form. In 2011 he was the player to beat. He even defeated Nadal in two Masters finals, in Rome and Madrid. Had it not been for Roger Federer playing the match of his life in their Roland Garros semi-final, […]

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How Djokovic thumped Nadal in Miami


TweetTwo weeks ago in Miami, Novak Djokovic thumped Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 in the Sony Open final. The tennis review looks at just how the world number 2 took apart the world number 1. The Serve: Novak started a little shaky on his serve, being taken to deuce in the first game. He got through […]

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