The semi final match between David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic has been stopped at 5-2 in favour for the Spaniard, forcing the mens final to be scheduled for Monday after a day of horrid weather and conditions and tornado warnings.
A lucky miss-hit off Ferrer’s racket gifted him a break point. Repeatedly drawing Djokovic to the net with short balls a beautiful lob gave him a 1-0 lead. Read more »
Andy Murray over came Tomas Berdych and windy conditions in New York to secure a finals spot with his 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 win.
Play began in horrendous conditions with Berdych seemingly determined to hit through the wind while Murray used his mobility and more varied play to combat the wild gusts of air.
Murray was the first to draw blood for a 2-1. While there were some moments of good sportsmanship there were also ridiculous moments where Berdych’s ball toss would be carried so far away from him in the wind that it landed in the tram tracks. Read more »
Tomas Berdych has done it again, ending the run of Roger Federer in a Grand Slam, beating him 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Berdych also beat Federer in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2010 where he had his best career result as a runner up in the tournament.
Federer came unstuck due to combination of his own errors and the spectacular power and flat hitting of Tomas. Federer has seemed the favourite after securing extra rest when Mardy Fish withdrew with a health issue from their fourth round match – a walk over never seeming to impact Federer negatively before. Read more »
With David and Victoria Beckham among the famous faces in attendance for the Wimbledon gentlemen’s final, Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled for history. If Murray won he would be ending a 76 year drought at Wimbledon for players from the UK and winning his first Grand Slam. If Federer won he would win his 7th Wimbledon title, 17th Grand Slam overall and re-take the number one ranking equaling Pete Sampras’ time spent at number one.
It was Roger who created history and Andy who, again, went home defeated by both Roger and himself. Federer won his 17th Grand Slam 4-6 ,7-5, 6-3, 6-4 once again leaving the UK without a champion. Read more »
Spaniard, and clay court specialist, David Ferrer has beaten Juan Martin del Potro in a convincing display that leaves little doubt that David has been working on consistently improving his game and form.
Pocket rocket Ferrer was relentless as he ripped winners and chased everything down to book his quarterfinal spot against Andy Murray with the 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win. Read more »
Rightly so Ivo Karlovic has said he’s going to request a review of the enormous number of foot faults calls against him in his match against Andy Murray after suggesting the officials were biased towards their home grown ‘hero’.
Interestingly, as if to strengthen his position that he’s not prone to foot faulting, he didn’t commit one in his doubles match.
“Today, funny, but there was no foot faults today all match. I believe I will make an official complaint. Read more »
Croatian Ivo Karlovic has made a career based (pretty much) on one shot – his serve. Yesterday Andy Murray beat him 7-5, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 in a match where Ivo has 11 foot faults called against him.
Without seeing footage of all the ‘offending’ serves it’s hard to know for sure what happened but it seems absolutely absurd that a man who makes his money from his serve would make that many errors. Read more »