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2014 – The Tennis Year In Review

Sometimes you’ve gotta go back to go forwards it’s our 2014 year in review. All the highs, all the lows and all that Tennis.    Best Men’s Match Novak Djokovic d. Roger Federer, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 (Wimbledon Final) Pure drama – that’s what comes to my mind when I think back on this match. Momentum shifted so many times that …

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Tennis Tuesday – History Making at Roland Garros

The French Open is over which means only one thing – the grass season begins! After an historic Roland Garros, Wimbledon has a lot to live up to. Biggest Talking Point The biggest talking point undoubtedly revolves around nine-time French Open champion, Rafael Nadal. On Sunday, Rafa defeated Novak Djokovic  3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to claim a record-breaking 9th title …

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Simona Halep – A Star in the Making

Romanian starlet Simona Halep has reached her very first grand slam final at the French Open after her semi-final victory over Andrea Petkovic in straight sets 6-2, 7-6. The victory is all the more sweeter considering it is in her favourite city, on her favourite surface, and on her favourite court – Philippe Chatrier. The 22-year-old Romanian – seeded no.4 …

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Steffi Graf & This Week in Tennis History

This week’s edition of This Week In Tennis History has a distinctive French flavour. Maybe it should be renamed ‘This Week in French Open History.’ June 2nd 1962 Rod Laver wins the second leg of his eventual Grand Slam of all four singles titles, coming back from 2 sets to love down to defeat fellow Australian Roy Emerson 3-6, 2-6, …

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Roger Federer – Is The End In Sight?

Roger Federer bowed out of the French Open at Roland Garros during the week, his first French Open where he has failed to reach the quarter-final in ten years. The 32-year-old Swiss legend must be mulling over the possibility of calling it time on his illustrious career. It is almost painful to watch at times, the constant look of Federer’s head bowed …

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Is Rafa Nadal’s Power Starting to Wane?

It’s French Open time again and, of course, Rafael Nadal is the favourite for the title. But not by much. Tennis commentators and fans have Novak Djokovic as their pick. So, what has changed? Surely, the eight-time champion should be everyone’s first pick. Is Nadal starting to show his age? It sounds really ridiculous! He only turns 28 on June …

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Tennis Tuesday – Roland Garros in Full Swing

The French Open kicked off Sunday afternoon at Roland Garros and already there are upsets, snubs, five-set matches, and Djokovic making a new friend.   Biggest Talking Point Nadal began the defence of his title on Court Suzanne Lenglen, not Philippe Chatrier. The women’s defending champion, Serena Williams, got to play on the main court which makes this snub fairly …

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James McGee Falls Just Short Of First Roland Garros Appearance

A 6-3 6-4 defeat to Andrea Arnaboldi on Friday ended James McGee’s dream of French Open qualification for this year.  The Irish number one reached the final qualifying round but was unfortunately unable to become the first Irish player to reach the French Open first round in 32 years. The 26-year-old will look back with pride at his efforts on …

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Nadal struggling as French Open nears

With the 2014 Roland Garros Championships only a month away, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has yet to find his top form on the dirt. Last Wednesday Rafael Nadal won his first match at the ATP 500 event in Barcelona in a tight contest 7-6 6-4 against Albert Ramos. Nadal was clearly not as his best as just one year …

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