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Hewitt Rolls Wawrinka

Lleyton Hewitt has long deflected retirement talk by saying his ball striking is still great – and he’s not wrong. Ferocious competitor Lleyton took just three sets to down Stan Wawrinka in the first day of play at Wimbledon, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

One of the most fierce competitors tennis has ever seen, Lleyton, got off to a great start with a 5-1 lead before Wawrinka came storming back, defending set points in the tenth game before Rusty finally closed it out 6-4. Read more »

Nadal Limps Out Of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal has been comfortably beaten in three sets by Steve Darcis who is ranked 135 in the world on the first day of play at Wimbledon as his knee issues reared their ugly head against an inspired opponent. Darcis won 7-6, 7-6,

It was a horrible day at the office for Rafael. Last year he struggled with a knee injury few knew he was carrying. When Rosol beat Nadal in the second round over five sets people were shocked but today Rafa looked a shadow of the player who had been beaten in the Rosol match. It is the first time in his career that Rafa has ever been beaten in the first round of a Grand Slam. Read more »

Nadal Wins Historic 8th Roland Garros Title

Rafael Nadal has overcome David Ferrer, a rain delay and some dangerous mid-match protests to claim his eighth Roland Garros title, his 12th Grand Slam overall. Nadal won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.

The battle was between the King of Clay, the King of Heart and his compatriot, friend and video game playing partner David Ferrer who has been nicknamed ‘The Wall’. Ferrer, incredibly consistent, would have more titles to his name if it wasn’t for his friend Rafa.

Nadal drew blood in the third game and took a 2-1 lead with a break thanks to some great play from him and some unusual errors from Ferrer who appeared to be slightly nervous. Ferrer, needing two chances to break back in the following game, created some beautiful shots and covered some incredible distance to get back on serve. Read more »

5 Players to Watch Out For in 2013

As another scintillating Australian Open wraps up, it shows us how good a year 2013 could be for tennis.

A new year also brings with it some new faces and the emerging newcomers, with the potential to take the game by storm.

But who will be tennis’ next generation of shining lights?

Well here are our top tips for the year ahead.

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Aussie Boys Hewitt & Tomic Off To Good Starts Ahead Of Australian Open

Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt and bad boy Bernard Tomic are off to a great start in 2013 with their preparation for the Australian Open, which starts tomorrow, with both capturing trophies in the first fortnight of play.

Veteran Hewitt defeated Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 6-4 for the Kooyong Classic crown with his young family watching on. Hewitt is enjoying a great start to what could be his final year on the tour.

Clearly comfortable with his current form, Hewitt appears at ease with yet Read more »

Murray Claims Defends Brisbane Title

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 »

Piping Hot: Who Are Some Of The Hottest ATP & WTA Players?

It’s no secret that there is an “eye candy” component to tennis as a sport. By that we mean that there are plenty of players that even non-fans of the actual game will tune in to check out.

Often the players at the very top of the game are making huge sums of money but those lower down, even in the top thirty, can struggle to make ends meet by the time they’ve paid coaches and trainers as well as covering travel and accommodation costs. There are a huge number of lower ranked players who make most of their money through sponsorship/appearance deals of various kinds. Read more »

Nadal Talks Recovery

When asked if he plans to participate in the Barclays World Tour Finals or the Davis Cup finals in what would be his first matches since Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal has said “Impossible, no. But difficult, yes.”

For the first time in some weeks Nadal has said that he’s starting to feel the positive effects of all the work he’s been putting in to his rehabilitation from Hoffa’s disease and a tear of his patella tendon. Read more »

Berdych Topples Federer For Semifinal

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 »