PREVIEW: Wimbledon draw promises big clashes

TENNIS – Today the main draw for the 48th edition of Wimbledon in Open era was announced which will take place from Monday 29 June to Sunday 12 July. This year’s draw promises some big clashes between former champions of the tournament in both the men’s and women’s tournament. Continue reading

ANALYSE THIS: Mighty Djokovic closes in on Federer

TENNIS – Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in one of the most anticipated Grand Slam quarterfinals in a long time. Djokovic prevailed by winning 7-5, 6-3, 6-1, his first straight sets victory over Nadal in a best-of-five, and has yet to lose a set at the 2015 French Open.
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IN THE NEWS: Titleholder and top seed meet unusually early at Grand Slam

TENNIS – A much anticipated quarterfinal in the men’s singles tournament at Roland Garros sees the top seed, Novak Djokovic, take on the titleholder, Rafael Nadal. Only once in 188 previous Majors, the number 1 seed ran into the defending champion before the semifinals. At Wimbledon in 1993, Pete Sampras, the top seed, overcame titleholder Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals.

REVIEW: Federer claims seventh title in Dubai

TENNIS – Roger Federer saw off Novak Djokovic on Saturday, earning his seventh career tournament title in Dubai. Dubai joined Wimbledon and Halle as Federer’s favourite tournaments. He has won each of these on seven occasions. The Federer – Djokovic rivalry now comprises of 37 singles matches. In Open era, only Djokovic and Nadal have squared off more often. Federer claimed his 20th victory over Djokovic. The only player he has beaten more often is Andy Roddick (21 times).

ANALYSE THIS: Current men’s tennis generation features major dominators

TENNIS – When looking at games (the ones that make up sets in tennis, not to be confused with matches) won at Majors in men’s singles in the Open era (1968-present) three active players rank in the top six all-time. Below we list the 20 most dominant men in the Open era, by these criteria.

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MILESTONE: Roger Federer’s 1,000 career wins

TENNIS – By beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the Brisbane final, Roger Federer joined Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) as the only male players in Open Era with 1,000 ATP career wins. Click on ‘continue reading’ to read more about Federer’s milestone of 1,000 wins at the ATP-tour. Continue reading

REVIEW: The 2014 ATP World Tour

TENNIS – The 2014 ATP World Tour officially ended with Switzerland’s first ever win in the Davis Cup final. With this win, Roger Federer added another price to his trophy case and finished his season on an incredible high. Click on continue reading to see how the big guns in tennis performed in 2014. Continue reading