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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

Yeah, I don't mind seeing him lose against Novak in a deciding set tie-breaker.

For us Fed fans who have seen him at his majestic best, it's just enough to see him not embarrass himself.

And this year he has been playing some very good tennis. All semis or over this year. So that's good.

Miami has him facing the dangerous Ivo Karlovic today.

 

In other news, Murray and Lendl split. Apparaently Lendl needed more time to focus on his other engagements.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:45 AM

Novak beats Rafa in Miami again!

http://www.atpworldt...ow-Was-Won.aspx

 

Over to the clay...



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

Roland Garros is here!

Some memorable moments:



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:25 PM

Wow, Top 2 seeds in the womens are already out.

Stan Wawrinka also gone.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:10 PM

Roger tumbles in round 4.

First time in 10 years he has failed to reach the quarterfinals :(

Rafa and Novak are in ruthless mood.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

All hail Nadal, the undoubted King of Clay.

Nine French Open crowns is indeed unbelievable.

Hats off to the guy.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:01 PM



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:42 PM

Roger wins the Halle title for the 7th time! :)

Grigor Dimitroc saves match point to win in Eastbourne.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:05 PM

Wimbledon seeds announced.

 

It's Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer at the top followed by Wawrinka, Berdych, Ferrer and Raonic to complete the top eight.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

Ah it's time for Wimbles again....

 

Did you know they have changed the points system this year?

You get 15 points for hitting an Umpire

10 for hitting any line Judge

and 5 for hitting any ballboys

and a Bonus of 40 if you knock out the Umpire at the first attempt

 

The winner is the first one to get 500 points.

;)

 

Ah, the genteel game of Tennis, 

Next ball, please.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 10:28 AM

Sigh, Vis :) :P



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Federer, Nadal, Maria march on!

Serena Williams stunned by Alize Cornet of France!



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:55 PM

This is why I love Wimbledon. The tradition and culture of honoring global sportstars from other sports.

What an honour to be in the Royal Box on Centre Court :)

Sir Bobby Charlton, Sachin Tendulkar, David Bekham, Olympic Games medallists, a must watch video!

 

http://clips.wimbled...g/v/3mRg8ygrZ0J



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:47 AM

MENS:

4TH round action sees big names Federer, Wawrinka and Nadal battle for a quarterfinal berths today. They will face tricky opponents in Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo.

Young guns Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori are also in action.

 

Djokovic and Murray were in supreme form in dispatching Tsonga and Anderson in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals.

Murray plays Grigor Dimitrov [who also made a record of being the first Bulgarian ever to reach this stage].

Djokovic meets Marin Cilic of Croatia.

 

WOMENS:

Like in the French Open last month, Maria Sharapova finds herself the only former champion left in her half of the draw.

She faces 9th seed German Angelique Kerber in the 4th round today.

The winner will meet Canada's teen sensation Eugenie Bouchard who dispatched Serena slayer Alize Cornet yesterday.

Sabine Lisicki (another German) and Simona Halep will square offfor a place in the quarterfinals.

 

The bottom half has 3 Czech players.

Former champion Petra Kvitova meets countrywoman Barbora Zahlavova Strycova [who beat Li Na and Wozniacki earlier] for a semi final berth.

Lucie Safarova plays Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the other quarterfinal scheduled for today.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:35 AM

MEN:

It's semifinal day, with two young challengers vying to topple the established order of champions.

 

World #13 Grigor Dimitrov challenges top seed and world #2 Novak Djokovic in the first semis. Dimitrov earlier defeated defending champion Andy Murray in straight sets. Djokovic himself had to dig deep to prevail over Croatian Marin Cilic to win in 5 sets in the QF.

 

Monster server and world #9 Canadian Milos Raonic stopped giant killer Nick Kyrgios in the QF to earn a chance to challenge Wimbledon legend and all-time great Roger Federer. With 147 aces in this tournament alone, Raonic will be high on confidence against the ageing superstar, but then again, Federer is Federer.

 

May the better players win.

 

WOMENS:

 

Eugenie Bouchard makes it through her first major final after two semifinal appearances in the other two grand slams this year.

She faces Czech Petra Kvitova who won the Wimbledon title in 2011.

Both are strong and aggressive players with ferocious groundstrokes.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:29 AM

Novak Djokovic is the 2014 Wimbledon mens singles champion.

My heart goes out to Roger Federer who fought with all his might to force a deciding set after being 2-5 down and saving a match point in the 4th set.

Both players were at the top of their game with excellent serving and some awesome quality tennis.

This was a classic battle with both players determined to not give in till the very end.

 

First set won by Roger in a tie break.

Djokovic breaks Roger (only the second time in this tournament he is broken) to grab the second set 6-4.

Third set again goes the distance where Novak edges it out in a tie break.

Fourth set, Novak draws first blood, breaks Roger. Roger breaks back immediately. Back on serve. Novak breaks again! It's 5-2, Federer staring down defeat. The 7 time champion then rallies and breaks Djokovic not once but twice, having saved match point at 4-5 on his own serve with a blistering ace, and a remarkable comeback by the seven time champion to win the fourth set 7-5!

With the momentum clearly with RF, Nole needs a medical time out. A couple of tough service holds later, Roger is the first to crack, and Novak Djokovic wins it 6-4 and with it the 2014 Gentlemens Singles Championship at the All England Club.

 

What is inspiring is the way the almost 33-year old Federer played against the now world number 1 player.

The sadness in his eyes was palpable as he sat on his chair waiting for the prize distribution ceremony.

A well deserved victory for Novak Djokovic who had lost the last three major championship finals he contested in.

 

Here are the highlights :)

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=bP-05OKhVlU



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Yep, there's been some very good games this year.

Congrats to Djokovic.

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 12:08 PM

A bit over two months and the top ten list looks so different than previous years.

Cilic wins the US Open, surges in at #5.

Old regulars like Tsonga and Murray not even in top 10.

Cilic, Nishikori, Raonic and Dimitrov battling it out over the next few weeks to finish in the top 10.

Roger Federer having a great year and can still end the year as #1 if he plays the remaining 4 tournaments as well as he has been playing the whole year.