newstennis13 days ago

Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray confirm Queen's Club participation

Rafael Nadal, who missed the 2016 grass courts season due to injury, has confirmed his participation for this year's Queen's Club championships along with World No 1 Andy Murray. Nadal said the tournament would provide him the perfect build-up for Wimbledon, which commences the week after.
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newstennis25 days ago

Roger Federer explains why top seeds have failed at the Australian Open

Roger Federer has suggested that the increase in court speed at this year's Australian Open is the reason why the top seeds are struggling to make it to the later stages. This is the first time since 2011 that neither of the top two seeds have failed to make it to the final of the year's first Slam.
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featuretennisa month ago

Australian Open | Five best matches in Week 1

The first Grand Slam of the year is off to a flyer, and it will be the first Aussie Open since 2011 that will not feature either of the top two seeds in the final. The Open has seen the return of the serve and volley with players experimenting the old style against the new age heavyweights.
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newstennisa month ago

Agassi feels Djokovic can make a "comeback in a hurry"

Andre Agassi believes that Novak Djokovic can leave his second round Australian Open loss against Denis Istomin behind him and make a quick turnaround due to his natural talent. Andy Murray also defended the "phenomenal" Serb stating that he deserves a break from all the critics after the loss.
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newstennisa month ago

Andy Murray defends Novak Djokovic : Everyone needs to give him a bit of a break

World No 1 Andy Murray has come out in defense of Novak Djokovic after the Serbian came under a lot of criticism following his second round exit in the Australian Open at the hands of World No 117 Denis Istomin. The Brit stressed on how tough it is to “keep up the intensity week after week”.
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reporttennisa month ago

Australian Open | Federer and Murray through to third round

Former Champion Roger Federer and World No. 1 Andy Murray secured a place in the third round of the year's first Grand Slam with wins over Noah Rubin and Andrey Rublev respectively. Indians Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the next round in the women's and men's doubles respectively.
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reporttennisa month ago

Australian Open | Murray, Wawrinka and Federer win tough opening round matches

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer were stretched in their opening round matches at the Australian Open as the Swiss duo played tough matches to advance under a scorching Melbourne sun. Meanwhile, last year's finalist Andy Murray laboured to a win against Ukrainian Illya Marchenko.
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newstennisa month ago

Djokovic sidesteps queries on Boris Becker's 'work-rate' remarks

Australian Open title holder Novak Djokovic has played down the rumours of a rift between him and former coach Boris Becker saying that he has nothing bad to say about the German. Djokovic also said that regaining the World No.1 rank will never be his priority ahead of the Australian Open.
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newstennisa month ago

Australian Open | Tricky draw for Murray, Djokovic

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have been handed a tricky draw at the Australian Open, starting on Jan 16 at the Melbourne Park. Although former world No1 Roger Federer has an easy opener, the Swiss ace will face stern challenges as he advances in the opening grand slam of the season.
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reporttennisa month ago

Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to clinch first title of 2017

Novak Djokovic made a superb start to the 2017 season by beating his rival and current World No.1 Andy Murray to win the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Serb prevailed 6-3 5-7 6-4 in an epic final in Doha which will give him enough confidence for the Australian Open later this month.
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