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federer, nadal set up monte carlo final; djokovic wimps out

April 26, 2008

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Equilibrium has been restored in the tennis world once again. The sport’s top two players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, will meet in the finals of tomorrow’s Monte Carlo Masters. It has been a long time since the two played each other, with their most recent meeting during last November’s Shanghai’s Masters’ Cup, where the […]

the ball keeps spinning

March 29, 2008

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Hold your horses about the changing of the guard at the top of the men’s tennis game. The hottest tennis player of the moment, Novak Djokovic, has been upset at the Miami Sony Ericsson Open by South African qualifier, Kevin Anderson. AP photo 21-year old Anderson put a halt to the 17-4 winning streak by […]

tennis’ shifting dynamics

January 29, 2008

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What an exciting start the Australian Open has been for the new tennis season. New stars were born and some of the established stars faced rude shocks during the past two weeks. Yet, what a ride it had been for fans, for so many fabulous reasons. Despite all the drama, it’s only the beginning of […]

tsonga tsunami ends, but only just

January 27, 2008

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Not a good day to be making predictions today. Both my picks for totally different contests fell through. First, Senator Hillary Clinton lost the South Carolina primary elections, as she earned just under half of the votes of the overwhelming winner, Senator Barack Obama. But as the Democratic presidential nomination showdown heads into Super Duper […]

over to you, tsonga!

January 25, 2008

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Novak Djokovic finally held his nerve in a big game and beat a glum-looking, his-heart-is-not-in-it Roger Federer, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in the semi-final of the Australian Open. Now my money is truly on France’s surprise breakout player, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, to win it all in Sunday’s final. (Photo from Panaromic) What an exciting match it […]

the rise and rise of djokovic

August 12, 2007

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The long-running dominance at the top of men’s tennis by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal just got a little less cosy. The top two men will be forced to contend with the young rising star, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. This, especially as the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, draws closer. Djokovic has served […]

venus the vanquisher

July 6, 2007

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What a Wimbledon tournament this has been! All that rain washing play out notwithstanding, tomorrow’s women’s singles final is going to be played by two players whose chances hadn’t been much-fancied — Venus Williams and France’s Marion Bartoli. They are also the two women ranked the lowest to have reached the Wimbledon finals ever. And […]