Archive for the ‘Tennis’ Category
THE ATP World Tour Finals in London seem to be widely acknowledged as a great success.
But with Andy Murray exiting the tournament via the Duckworth-Lewis method, along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, how will the competition fare as it reaches the knockout stages? Read the rest of this entry »
BY NO ONE’S standards has this year’s US Open been a classic.
Rain has severely hampered several days play, resulting in the men’s final taking place on Monday for the second year running and Wimbledon’s grand fromages looking smug.
The re-emergence of Kim Clijsters and the semi-final histrionics of Serena Williams have provided the only major notes of interest.
That is until last night’s semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Read the rest of this entry »
MONDAY marks the first day of the second week of Wimbledon.
The second Monday is always the best day of the tournament, with all the men’s and women’s last 16 matches taking place.
But it is all downhill from here. Read the rest of this entry »
SIXTH-SEED Jelena Jankovic was today shockingly knocked out of Wimbledon by American teenager Melanie Oudin.
And Jankovic came up with an unusual excuse for the defeat in her post-match press conference. Read the rest of this entry »
TODAY I supported the British and Irish Lions and Andy Murray in their respective matches against South Africa and Viktor Troicki.
Nothing unusual about that as I am British and they are both British competitors. Read the rest of this entry »
I MUST admit I thought Rafael Nadal had made up his knee injury as an elaborate excuse as to why he lost his French Open crown.
But pulling out of Wimbledon would be taking the fable a tad too far, so it seems he probably is injured after all.
This isn’t good news – Nadal is a phenomenal tennis player and his rivalry with Roger Federer is one of the greatest things happening in any sport right now.
However Andy Murray has his chance of victory skyrocket after Nadal announced his disappearance from Murray’s half of the draw. Read the rest of this entry »