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Men’s 2019 Clay Season Preview 5 Questions

Nadal

TweetIs Rafa Nadal going to win Roland Garros No.12? Nadal has been back practicing on Clay while everyone else was getting all hot and sweaty in Miami. Clay is kinder to Nadal’s much troubled knees and its where his aggressive baseline game is most effective. He’s got an abbreviated serve to help with his ankles […]

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Miami Open Preview Five Questions

TweetThe Miami Open will take place in the new Hard Rock stadium this season with shiny new blue hard courts and improved facilities. The tournament comes hot, quite literally, on the heels of the BNP Paribas Open but it’s more an extension of the party than a hangover and the move from the Californian desert […]

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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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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 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

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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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Australian Open Men’s preview Top Half Fourth Round

Australian Open

TweetAustralian Open top half fourth round preview Novak Djokovic (1) Vs Daniil Medvedev (15) Medvedev believes he has a chance versus Djokovic, a confidence he’s taken on the back of his fellow #NextGenATP player’s victories over the world no.1 (Tsitsipas Canada; Khachanov Paris-Bercy; A.Zverev WTF) and another force, one not even Novak Djokovic can fight- the […]

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