Author Archives: Christian Deverille

Petra Kvitova closing in on 2nd Wimbledon title.

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TweetPetra Kvitova is one match away from doing what she did back in 2011- wining the ladies’ singles Wimbledon title. Her victory over Lucie Safarova saw her dominate her countrywoman 6-1 in the second set as she marched through a draw she has never looked back on since overcoming Venus Williams in their three set […]

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Wimbledon men’s last four a classic clash of old versus new

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TweetThis year’s Wimbledon’s men’s semi-finals will see two clashes of the old guard versus the new as Novak Djokovic takes on Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer faces Milos Raonic. It could be that the two veterans Federer and Djokovic will have too much experience or we might see the new guard prove to be too […]

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Halep and Bouchard to fight to lead the next generation in Wimbledon semi-final

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TweetSimona Halep and Genie Bouchard will meet today for a place in the 2014 Wimbledon ladies’ singles final. Halep, the number 3 seed, and Bouchard, the 13th seed, have been here and done that as far as slam semis go, for it is these two young stars who are leading the pack when it comes […]

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Five reasons why Nick Kyrgios’ victory over Nadal is great for tennis

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TweetNick Kyrgios’s four set victory over Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon is one of the best things to happen in tennis for a while. Here are five reasons why. 1. The game gets a new teen phenom after a lengthy drought Kyrgios is the first teen to beat a world number One […]

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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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