Monthly Archives: June 2014

Wimbledon Third Round Review

TweetPerformance of the round: Marin Cilic beat sixth seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 in the latest finishing match in Wimbledon history (21:39). The 26th seed hit 20 aces, won 81 percent of his first serves and hit 46 winners to 27 unforced errors as he knocked out the 2010 finalist. The Croatian’s game is […]

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Wimbledon second round review

TweetMatch of the round has to go to Nick Kyrgios’s victory over Richard Gasquet. The youngest player in the draw saved nine match points against the 13th seed. His guts in going for his shots when on the brink of defeat paid off with some luck with the net cords and line calls, but the […]

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Wimbledon First Round Review

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TweetThe first round of Wimbledon was business as usual for most of the top seeds. Here is a review of the tennis transactions that went on. Andy Murray had the center court on their feet as the prospect of 365 years of hurt coming to an end. One by one, as Murray entered the arena, […]

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Wimbledon 2014 Ready For New Champion

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TweetSince 2003, Wimbledon has been won by only the big four of Federer (7), Nadal (2), Djokovic (1) and Murray (1). But this year the title might be in the hands of someone else as the big four struggle with health, a host of players seem to be getting their games together and climbing the […]

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French Open 2014 Review

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TweetThe French Open 2014 is over and the grass court season is already in swing. But before we all settle down to strawberries and cream, let’s review what went on in Paris. Shot of the tournament: Rafael Nadal‘s forehand down the line. Time and time again he went to the Djokovic forehand with his most […]

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French Open Men’s Final Review: Nadal Defeats Djokovic

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TweetRafael Nadal won his ninth French Open title, beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. The match saw both men fighting ailments- Nadal to his back and Djokivic a cold. More than anything though, they fought each other and the pressure of history in a nervy, error-ridden and emotional contest. Nadal’s history was not only […]

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French Open Men’s Final Preview

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TweetThe 2014 French Open men’s final will be played between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. This is the fifth encounter between the two at the French, and Nadal leads the series 5-0. Is there any reason to suggest this year’s result will be any different? The tennis review looks at the factors involved and predicts […]

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French Open Women’s Final 2014 Review: Maria Sharapova Defeats Simona Halep

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TweetMaria Sharapova did everything she had to do, as she promised, to win the 2014 French Open women’s championships. The world no.8 beat world no.3 Simone Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, in 3hr02, two minutes shy of the record for the longest women’s final. In the first set, Sharapova proved the steadier of the two, taking it […]

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French Open Women’s Final Preview

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TweetMaria Sharapova will play Simona Halep in the final of this year’s French Open. The tennis review takes a look at what might prove to be the deciding factors in the match. Pedigree: This match is a veteran versus up and comer, almost as much as was Sharapova’s first slam final when she faced Serena […]

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French Open: Men’s Semi-Final Review.

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TweetThe men’s semi-finals at the French Open were concluded today. The two semi-finals were as different as the weather has been the last couple of days. Here is what went on the first summer’s day of this French Open. Novak Djokovic beat Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. This match was as messy as they […]

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