Category Archives: Australian Open

Australian Open Semi-final Preview: Berdych Takes on Murray

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TweetTomas Berdych goes into his 5th Grand Slam semi-final tomorrow, his 2nd in Melbourne, playing the best tennis of his career. He will come up against Andy Murray who beat him the last time they played in a slam, also at the last four stage,  at the U.S Open 2012. Murray is playing his best […]

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Australian Open Preview: Djokovic, Nishikori and Federer the Favorites

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TweetThe Australian Open starts tomorrow and the tennis world is eagerly predicting who will win the trophy in two Sundays time. The tennis review looks at the three favorite’s chances down under. Novak Djokovic:  Champion 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013. Looking past the world No. 1 as the eventual winner is difficult. He ended last season […]

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ATP World Tour Finals Day 6 Preview

TweetAfternoon match: Novak Djokovic Vs Tomas Berdych. If Novak Djokovic wins this match, he is the 2014 ATP year end No. 1 player. Considering his form at the event- he has dropped only five games in two matches- and his recent 6-0, 6-2 win over Berdych in the Beijing final on a similarly slow hard […]

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Ten most tennistastic things about the Australian Open 2014

TweetThe year’s first Grand Slam was one of the best in a long time. The tennis review had no problems finding ten things that made it so tennistastic. 1. New courts, new champs The faster courts were rewarded with the most attacking and exciting champions and Li Na and Stan Wawrinka were the most popular […]

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Stanislas Wawrinka, Australian Open Champion 2014.

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TweetStanislas Wawrinka is the 2014 Australian Open Champion. The Swiss defeated 2009 Champion Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Few gave the Swiss, who went into the final 0-12 against the world number One, a chance. However the Swiss started the match with the spirit and aggression that earned him victories over Djokovic and Berdych […]

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Australian Open Men’s final preview

TweetStanislas Wawrinka comes up against the greatest possible challenge in his first Major final: Rafael Nadal. Does he have what it takes to tear up the odds and take his first Major trophy in Melbourne? The tennis review does its best to predict what will happen come tonight’s final. History: Nadal is a former champion, […]

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Li Na wins the Australian Open

TweetLi Na has beaten Dominika Cibulkova 7-6 (3), 6-0 to win the Australian Open. The match started off as nervously as the Major finals do. With $2.3 million in prize money alone and a place in the record books on the line, both women could be excused for missing the lines as the match got […]

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What Rafa did, not what Roger didn’t

TweetRafael Nadal has beaten Roger Federer 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne. While much of the pre-match talk was about what Federer had to do -be aggressive- to beat Nadal at a slam for the first time since Wimbledon 2007, one important thing got forgotten. A very important thing, […]

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Australian Open women’s final preview: Li Na versus Cibulkova

TweetThe 2014 Australian Open women’s final will be contested by an old hand in Li Na and a debutante in Dominika Cibulkova. The tennis review looks ahead and takes a guess at who will be the likely winner. History: Li Na is in her third Australian Open final in ten attempts. She was a set […]

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Wawrinka beats Berdych to make first Major final

TweetStanislas Wawrinka has beaten Tomas Berdych to make his first Major final, and, from the smile on Berdych’s face at the net as the two shook hands, the Czech was as pleased to see the Swiss advance as the Swiss and his fans. Berdych will have appreciated just how well played the Swiss played in […]

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