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Djokovic Downs Nadal In Epic To Reach Wimbledon Final

Novak Djokovic will face Kevin Anderson in his fifth Wimbledon final after the three-time champion beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8 on Saturday. Djokovic led by two sets to one when play was halted on Friday evening and the Serb returned under the Centre Court roof to win the second longest men’s semi-final in …

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Rafael Nadal Storms To His 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th French Open title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 demolition of Dominic Thiem despite a worrying injury scare in the closing stages of the final. The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. The Spaniard won in straight sets: 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Nadal broke …

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French Open Preview: Can Nadal Retain His Title?

The French Open kicks-off this Sunday in Paris. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were at the draw ceremony on Friday morning.  ______ Men’s Singles There are a lot of questions marks are over defending champion Rafael Nadal. This clay season has been his worst in some time. One title, two final appearances and several early losses. It is not …

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Tennis Tuesday – Kvitova Reigns In Spain

Petra Kvitova crushed Svetlana Kuznetsova to win her second Madrid Open title. Andy Murray produced magic to win his first Masters 1000 clay title in the Spanish capital. Winning Week Petra Kvitova cruised to victory at the Madrid Open on Saturday. She defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2 in a dominant display. Earlier that week, Kvitova had ended Serena Williams’s 27-match …

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Tennis Tuesday – Murray Wins First Clay Title

Andy Murray became the first British winner on clay in nearly 40 years and Roger Federer added Turkey to the list of countries he has won trophies in. Winning Week Andy Murray claimed the BMW Open in Munich – his first clay court title. Murray defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. The final had been postponed to Monday due …

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Tennis Tuesday – Djokovic Rules In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance as he swept to the Monte Carlo Masters title. He is the first man to win the first three Masters titles of the season. ______ Winning Week Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych to win his third Masters title of the season in Monte Carlo. In a rain-delayed match, Djokovic beat Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The …

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Tennis Tuesday – Djokovic Victorious in Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer to claim his 21st ATP Masters title in Indian Wells.   Winning Week Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 to successfully defend his BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells. In their 38th career meeting, Djokovic got off to the better start, breaking early in the first set. The top seed was almost faultless, …

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Tennis Tuesday: Successful Start For Serena

The action continues at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as Serena Williams made a winning return to the tournament after a 14-year absence.  Indian Wells Roundup Serena Williams defeated Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years. The World No.1 has not played at the tournament since 1999 when she was jeered by …

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Tennis Tuesday – Federer Victorious In Dubai

In this week’s Tennis Tuesday: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were both victorious last week, making it the fourth time that both men have won titles on the same weekend.  Winning Week Defending champion, Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5. The 33-year-old now has a 47-5 record at the tournament. “The seventh is …

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Tennis Tuesday – Federer & Sharapova Through In Melbourne

The first Grand Slam of the year began early on Monday morning and already we’ve had some surprises. Eight womens seeds fell on Day one but it was business as usual for Messrs Federer and Nadal.   Aussie round-up The Australian Open kicked-off on Monday with Simona Halep given the honour of being first out in the Rod Laver Arena. …

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PA Preview – A Comprehensive Look At The Australian Open

The Australian Open is upon us as fans and commentators get ready for the new tennis season. Eilis Brennan breaks down the contenders for the first Grand Slam of 2015.   Men’s Draw Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka has been drawn against Marsel Ilhan in the opening round. He could face No.16 seed, Fabio Fognini in the 4th round. Novak Djokovic would be his …

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Tennis Tuesday: Murray Revamps Team

In this week’s edition of Tennis Tuesday, Eilís Brennan discusses Andy Murray’s shake up of his coaching team, and the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) making it’s debut.     Murray Splits For the second time this year, Andy Murray has shaken up his coaching team. Murray has decided to split from assistant coach, Dani Vallverdu, and fitness coach, Jez …

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Tennis Tuesday – ATP World Tour Finals Take Centre Stage

All eyes are on London this week as the ATP World Tour Finals take place, while the Czech Republic dominated Germany in the Fed Cup final over the weekend. ATP World Tour Finals The tour finals kicked off in London on Sunday afternoon with Group B taking to the court. In the opening match, Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez defeated …

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Tennis Tuesday – Ivanovic Adds to Title Haul

Eilís Brennan is here with all the latest from around the tennis world with her weekly edition of Tennis Tuesday. _____ Winning ways Ana Ivanovic picked up her 4th title of the year at the Tokyo Open. The former World No.1 beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6. Ivanovic didn’t drop a set throughout the tournament as she captured her first Tokyo …

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Post-US Open Thoughts

Eilís Brennan is here to discuss the main talking points of what has been a very eventful year of Grand Slams, particularly the recent US Open. Now it’s time to look forward to a new year with a new generation of players coming through. Tennis says goodbye to the Grand Slams for 2014 but with a few questions raised following the US Open.   _____ …

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