newstennisa month ago

VIDEO | Beast-mode Rafael Nadal leaves Dominic Thiem powerless with insane backhand drop shot

There is a certain reason why the adage, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”, has survived the test of time – it has been proved multiple times over centuries. After Thiem had won the second set 7-5 to level thing, Nadal had turned into his vintage self the world once knew him.
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newstennisa month ago

VIDEO | Dominic Thiem outruns Rafael Nadal on clay to win vicious rally

Known as the undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal has made Roland Garros his own, buoying on his unparalleled stamina and muscle. However, every era comes to an end and although he is still on top, his usurper is around the corner in Dominic Thiem, who was seen outdoing the legend on Sunday.
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newstennisa month ago

French Open 2019 | Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic in windy semi-final

World No.1 Novak Djokovic was downed by Dominic Thiem in one of the epic matches of French Open that lasted for two days amidst gusty wind and erratic rainfall halting the match numerous times. The match went right down to the wire and Djokovic seemed furious with the weather conditions.
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newstennis2 months ago

VIDEO | Dominic Thiem creates impossible angle against Djokovic to execute perfect backhand winner at net

One of the major elements a player needs to create a huge upset on the biggest of stages is luck – a day when one’s every shot just clicks perfectly and one has to just think about it. Thiem was riding his lady luck on Saturday against Novak Djokovic and produced one such moment of magic.
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newstennis2 months ago

French Open | Rafael Nadal downs Roger Federer while rain suspends Novak Djokovic play

Rafael Nadal took a giant stride to contend for his 12th Roland Garros title as he got the better of Roger Federer in straight sets on a windy day in Paris. In other game, Novak Djokovic’s tensed duel against Dominic Thiem had to be suspended due to rain as they are scheduled to continue today.
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newstennis2 months ago

VIDEO | Off-balance Roger Federer creates unbelievable backspin to stun Rafael Nadal

Even before the tournament began, headlines had spread like wildfire that this was going to be the last Roland Garros for the legendary Roger Federer. Federer would have wanted to leave with fond memories from France and he did exactly that by probably hitting the shot of the tournament.
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newstennis2 months ago

VIDEO | Roger Federer smashes ball into stands as petrified fan protects face

Experience has been defined in a number of different ways over the ages, and one of the more prominent descriptions has been keeping calm in the face of adversity. But 37-year-old Roger Federer denied that trait when he was seen hitting the ball into the stands in anger after it came off the net.
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newstennis2 months ago

VIDEO | Novak “Hawkeye” Djokovic overrules umpire; shows sportsmanship to gift Sascha Zverev “second” first serve

Merely playing the game well doesn’t make one a great player, especially in tennis where outplaying your opponent isn't everything. Novak Djokovic showed exactly that as he picked the minute margins of Sascha Zverev’s serve with his bare eyes to overrule umpire and gift him a re-serve.
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newstennis2 months ago

VIDEO | Roger Federer turns back clock at net against Stan Wawrinka who stands applauding

When Roger Federer touches a tennis racquet, we have come to expect something special. Playing in, what appears to be his last French Open, Federer showed the athleticism of a teenager to win a point at the net against Stan Wawrinka who just stood speechless while applauding across the net.
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newstennis2 months ago

French Open Round Up | Novak Djokovic to meet Alexander Zverev clash as Juan del Potro bows out

World No.1 Novak Djokovic breezed past Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets on Monday and set up a mouth-watering clash with Alexander Zverev. However, the huge upset of day nine was surely Argentine star Juan del Potro getting eliminated by tenth seeded Russian Karen Khachanov.
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