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Federer to Face Thiem in Indian Wells Final

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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

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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

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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

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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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Indian Wells Final Juan Martin del Potro Defeats Roger Federer Where the Dark Side Thrives

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TweetJuan Martin del Potro’s 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 victory over Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open Final 2018 shed light on what both men are capable of in very challenging circumstances and gave us a glimpse into the darker side of two very popular champions.  When you lift a heavy rock or stone, the kind […]

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Indian Wells Preview Who Will Win? The Five Most Likely Champs

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TweetIndian Wells is the first ATP 1000 title of the season and while it may be missing a few big names, there are plenty of worthy champions in the wings. The Tennis Review gives you five of them, and a few honorable mentions. Roger Federer (1)- Champion 2004-06, 2012, 2017 This draw could not have […]

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BNP Paribas Open Final Preview Roger Federer Vs Stan Wawrinka

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TweetThe BNP Paribas Open final will serve up one of tennis’ most striking rivalries of the past few seasons- Roger Federer versus Stan Wawrinka. The Tennis Review previews the action and predicts the winner. Men’s tennis 2017 has delivered plenty of surprises (Federer Vs Nadal in the AO final, Tsonga winning back to back titles, […]

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BNP Paribas Open What The Title Would Mean Federer Nadal Djokovic del Potro

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TweetThe BNP Paribas Open, aka Indian Wells, has made a name for itself as arguably the ATP’s premier and most prestigious event. The Tennis Review looks at what such a valuable piece of silverware would mean to some of men’s tennis’ title contenders.  Rafa Nadal Nadal is back, his Australian Open final appearance testified to […]

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BNP Paribas Open Preview How Will ATP February Breakout Players Do in the Desert? Thiem Zverev Fritz Kyrgios

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TweetFebruary was a big month for some of the ATP’s 22 and under players as Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverer and Taylor Fritz all made some big strides in their careers. The Tennis Review looks at their chances of making even more progress at the ATP Tour’s “Fifth Slam” Indian Wells.  Alexander Zverev, ranked […]

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Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in BNP Paribas Open Final


Tweet  Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in the BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells. The Serb had to beat not just Federer, however. He also had to take on the crowd, and, at crucial moments, himself. Djokovic won the first set in convincing fashion. The defending champion broke Federer at […]

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