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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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French Open Men’s Semi-final Preview

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TweetNovak Djokovic Vs Ernests Gulbis Djokovic’s seeded last four opponent was Roger Federer, but Gulbis knocked the 2009 champion out in the fourth round. That was something of a favor for Djokovic as Federer was the player who stopped Djokovic in the semi-finals in Paris in ’11, Djokovic’s best year. Federer has also beaten Djokovic […]

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French Open Quarter-final Review

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TweetThe French Open quarters were completed on a rain delayed day in Paris. The tennis review has a quick look at what went down when the raindrops were not falling. The men’s game. The semi-finals will see three of the ‘big four’, and the conqueror of the missing member of the quartet in Gulbis. Nadal […]

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French Open First Four Rounds Review

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TweetThe French Open is into the quarter-final stages. Let’s look at what happened in the first four rounds. Seeds washed up on the dirt Grand slams always feature a slew of upsets in the early rounds, and the French Open 2014 was no different.  After a slow first Sunday, the upsets kicked off. In the men’s, […]

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Stanislas Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori Knocked Out in French Open First Round

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TweetTwo of the favorites going into the French Open were knocked out on day two as players contrived to make sure that the drama missing on the opening day was more than made up for on the second. Kei Nishikori, the tenth seed, lost 6-7, 1-6, 2-6 to Martin Klizan. Nishikori had played the tournament […]

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