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Federer to Face Thiem in Indian Wells Final

Thiem Federer

TweetOnce upon a time in tennis, 25 year old Dominic Thiem would have won a slam, Roland Garros, by his current age and been in the top 2 if not having had a stint at the pinnacle of his sport. Still, even in this age of 36 year old No.1s, no active slam champs under […]

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Fedal Part 39 at BNP Paribas Open

Federer Nadal

TweetFederer and Nadal will play for the 39th time in the BNP Paribas Open men’s semis on Saturday. Federer has the edge in this head to head, winning their last five matches, going back to Basel ’15. Since then, Federer beat Nadal four times in 2017- at the Australian Open, in Indian Wells, in Miami […]

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Pete Sampras Watches on in Indian Wells as Novak Djokovic Plays on Another Planet

Sampras Djokovic Indian Wells

TweetSampras sat in the VIP area wearing jeans, a T-shirt and zip up hoodie looking as relaxed as if he were going out for the night to the cinema or a late night pit stop to his favorite diner for shakes. No glitz or glamour for Pete; just that down to earth vibe which endeared […]

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Indian Wells Preview Five Scenarios

Nadal Indian Wells

TweetWhich of the five scenarios below would you like to see play out in Indian Wells? A vet wins his first ATP 1000 title Last year Juan Martin del Potro won his first ATP 1000 title beating Roger Federer in a thrilling match. That was del Potro’s first ATP 1000 win, nine years after he […]

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Australian Open Final Novak Djokovic Defeats Rafa Nadal

Djokovic

TweetAustralian Open Men’s Final- Novak Djokovic d. Rafa Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. There were a couple of narratives waiting to be told this Australian Open, but Novak Djokovic’s title win means they will have to keep on waiting, and that wait could be a while. One narrative, the changing of the guard, was dismissed in […]

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Australian Open Men’s Final Preview Novak Djokovic Vs Rafa Nadal

Roland Garros

TweetWhere to begin with these two meeting, for the 53rd time? Djokovic leads 27-25, but perhaps the most significant number is the 18-7 Djokovic leads in the hard court head to head. But while that stat suggests in this match up Djokovic tends to have the upper hand on hard courts, it’s wise to leave […]

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Novak Djokovic Vs Lucas Pouille Australian Open Semi-final Preview

Djokovic

TweetNovak Djokovic (1) Vs Lucas Pouille (28) Australian Open Semi-final Preview. Pouille and Djokovic, who practice together, have never played each other on the tour, and it’s quite the stage for their competitive introduction. Djokovic has been to the Australian Open semis 6 times and has never lost at that stage. Meanwhile, this is 24 […]

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Australian Open Semi-final Men’s Preview Rafa Nadal Vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas

TweetAustralian Open Men’s Semi final preview Rafa Nadal (2) Vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (14). Rafa Nadal has returned from his post 2018 US Open injury lay-off with a fine-tuned hard court friendly game and his usual determination and focus, a lethal mix, as his five opponents so far have found out. The Spaniard, who had to […]

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Novak Djokovic Vs Kei Nishikori Australian Open Quarter Final Preview

Djokovic

TweetAustralian Open men’s quarter-final, Novak Djokovic Vs Kei Nishikori Novak Djokovic has looked anything but the 2019 men’s singles champion in waiting on his way to his quarter final meeting with Kei Nishikori. But, here he is again, in his 10th Australian Open quarter final, beating Kreuger, Tsonga, Shapovalov and Medvedev to get there. This […]

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Rafa Nadal Vs Frances Tiafoe Australian Open Quarter Final Preview

Nadal Australian Open

TweetRafa Nadal had not played since the US Open entering this year’s Australian Open. The Spaniard was busy healing knee a injury, a task that has kept him occupied for long stretches of his career. Usually, though, when Nadal is not recovering from one injury or another, he’s busy competing for slams, and he’s made […]

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