US Open champion Andy Murray has successfully defended his Brisbane title, claiming his first trophy of the season, beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6, 6-4.
For his efforts Dimitrov will rise to a career high ranking of 39 in the world tomorrow.
Murray continued his gesture to the skies after winning, something that has appeared in his game over the last 6-7 months. Andy dedicated the win to a sick friend back home, signing the camera lens ‘For you…’ Read more »
The issues Rafael Nadal has had with his knees, and his treatments and injury time outs, have been well documented over the years. It seems with each injury period the media starts talking retirement – but I have to say it is an unusual situation and even Federer has said it’s “big surprise, these two pullouts. I’m sad for him. I hope he’ll be back for the Open.”
Nadal made no secret that his goals for the 2012 season were Roland Garros and the Olympics. Ultimately, after losing early at Wimbledon, Rafa went home for some R&R – and apparently another PRP injection. Read more »
“I want to apologize to all, in particular to the fans that had already purchased a ticket to such a good cause, but unfortunately we won’t be able to play for the moment that match in Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium on July 14th.
The doctors have been checking my knee and I suffer a tendinitis which will have me away from any practice or matches for 15 days, which makes it impossible to play with Novak Djokovic as we’d expected and announced. Read more »
Robin Soderling’s battle with mono, which first started to rear its ugly head at Wimbledon last year, has taken another sad turn for the once promising Swede. Robin has now been forced to pull out of Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Olympics and one would have to wonder if that means his 2012 season, and possibly his career, is over. Read more »
After being comfortably beaten by David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal has rebounded and beaten Roger Federer 6-1, 7-5 in the Abu Dhabi exhibition championship. Nadal, nursing a shoulder injury, cruised comfortably as he raced to a 3-0 lead before taking the opening set in just 27 minutes.
Federer lifted his level after looking somewhat distracted at the break between sets. Despite getting a 4-3 lead Nadal managed to stay with the Swiss former world number one and leveled the second set at 5-5. Read more »
It’s almost like a warning that we shouldn’t expect too much from former Australian Open champion and current world number two Rafael Nadal when, and if, he arrives in Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of the 2012 season.
Nadal has stated today that he will take all of February off, skipping Dubai, in favour of rest and rehabilitation to a left shoulder injury that has bothered him recently. He sought treatment for the shoulder (apparently a tendinitis) in Barcelona before Christmas. Read more »