Australia’s Davis Cup selections will come down to a battle of the wills that it sounds like Pat Rafter is determined to win, refusing to let the cocky, but talented, 20 year old call the shots.
During the Australian Open Bernard Tomic sounded like a petulant child when describing his potential contribution to the Davis Cup team, essentially saying that Pat would hear from him when Bernard wanted to play. Read more
To say it has not been an impressive year from Bernard Tomic is an understatement. The cocky teenager was all talk months ago about his chances of reaching the top ten and yet he has seen his ranking plummet to number 48 after a series of disappointing performances.
He started the year with legal troubles and accused police of targeting him in relation to his excessively powerful BMW (here). He then tried to have his dad ejected from his match in Miami (here). Tomic has failed to show any ability to maintain consistently good form in 2012, a challenge that many of the games elite were keen to see if Bernard would rise to. Read more
Following the retirement of Andy Roddick, Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero – also a one time Grand Slam winner and former world number one – announced he would retire after completing his home tournament in Valencia. With friends like Rafael Nadal on hand to support a well respected member of the tennis community it was Ferrero’s good friend and compatriot Nico Almagro who ended his singles career with a 7-5, 6-3 victory.
While fans will have another chance to enjoy watching Ferrero when he takes to the court again in a doubles match with David Ferrer tomorrow, Ferrero says he enjoyed the final moments of his singles career. Read more
He was America’s top male tennis player for so many years but Andy Roddick’s career has ended after a valiantly fought, rain delayed, four set match against Juan Martin del Potro.
It was a great champion who finally ended Andy’s emotional run at the US Open as the great American fought to go out respectably, and on his own terms Read more
An emotional Andy Roddick has bought himself another match and a third round spot at the US Open after thumping Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.
While Andy was delighted to have the crowds support and to have moved into the next round of the final tournament of his career Bernard was accused of deliberately not trying by John McEnroe. Read more
The 2012 US Open has quickly become the stage of two high profile retirements. Kim Clijsters has long been expected to retire for the final time at this years USO. Unfortunately for Kim fans that day came all too soon when she was beaten by Laura Robson 6-7, 6-7.
Clijsters has struggled with almost constant injuries over the last 12 to 18 months as she tried to enjoy the twilight years of her career before leaving to grow her family. Having 3 USO grand Slam titles under her belt and a 22 match winning streak in New York, it seemed only appropriate that Kim retire in NYC. Read more
In an unusual move three time finalist Andy Roddick kissed the crowd goodbye as he left the court after being defeated by David Ferrer.
Does the gesture mean it’s all over for the once great, now injury riddled, Roddick?
“If I don’t have a definitive answer in my own mind, it’s going to be tough for me to articulate a definitive answer to you.”
Time will tell.
At the Hopman Cup behind the scenes Mardy Fish was irritable and demanded answers from his team as to what he could do to lift his level and find some form as his body seemed to refuse to do what he wanted.
Just a few months later word was that Fish was struggling with a serious health issue but there was not a lot of information about what the issue was. Good friend Andy Roddick jumped to his defense when it was suggested that the American players were avoiding the European clay. Read more
Roger Federer’s been playing well there’s no doubt about it. Andy Roddick, on the other hand, has been searching for form and aggression in his game for the last two (or more) years. Today Roddick found some inspiration to beat Federer 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4 in the home city of his friend and former agent who died last year.
It was just the third time in his career that Andy has beaten Federer.
“There is no script in sports, you know. I think that’s what makes it the best entertainment in the world. Nights like tonight are why you play the matches. You don’t know what’s going to happen.” – Andy Roddick Read more