THE TENNIS REVIEW Men's tennis reviewed

Nadal nudges past Dimitrov in three 0

Nadal nudges past Dimitrov in three

Rafael Nadal just nudged past an inspired opponent in Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Open. Nadal, as he was expected to do, took the first set. But the Bulgarian did...

Wawrinka waves off Murray 6-2, 6-1 0

Wawrinka waves off Murray 6-2, 6-1

Stanislas Wawrinka is somewhat notorious for not putting away the ‘big four’ when he has his chances. Few tennis fans will forget his missed opportunity against Novak Djokovic in the last sixteen of the...

Dimitrov claims second top ten scalp 0

Dimitrov claims second top ten scalp

Grigor Dimitrov beat Janko Tipsarevic 7-6, 6-1 in the second round of Monte Carlo. It was the Bulgarian’s second top ten win after his victory over Berdych in Miami last season. Incidentally, it was...

Isner’s serve and forehand in fine form as he wins in Houston 0

Isner’s serve and forehand in fine form as he wins in Houston

Isner playing well on clay? It doesn’t look right, does it? But in Sunday’s Houston final against Amalgro, right is exactly how it looked. Sunday’s final showed that the Isner game, the huge serve...

Serena, the late bloomer, wins in Charleston. 0

Serena, the late bloomer, wins in Charleston.

Just as she dropped the first set to Sharapova in Miami, Serena did the same to Jankovic in the Charleston final. Just as she had been in Miami, Serena had been caught off-guard by...

Ferrer says sorry as he fluffs Match point against Murray in Miami final 0

Ferrer says sorry as he fluffs Match point against Murray in Miami final

‘I’m sorry’, said David Ferrer as he gave his runner-up speech after the 2013 Miami final. Well, at least he apologized, we thought. We wondered if Murray would apologize, too. And what about the...

Maria the bridesmaid once more to Serena. 0

Maria the bridesmaid once more to Serena.

Maria Sharapova looked in the mirror and thought the bride’s gown fit nicely. God knows she had been trying hard enough to lose the pounds to fit into it. This was her fifth attempt...

Maria Sharapova’s sweet tooth satisfied in Indian Wells 0

Maria Sharapova’s sweet tooth satisfied in Indian Wells

Week in, week out, Maria Sharapova makes it through to the final stages of tournaments. You have to go back to last year’s Wimbledon last 16 for the last time she was beaten before...

Kvitova emerges Champ from the Dubai wreckage 0

Kvitova emerges Champ from the Dubai wreckage

Petra Kvitova emerged from the wreckage of the 2013 Dubai Premier tournament silverware in hand. She did so without having to face either of the world’s two best hard court players, world number one...