Archive | March, 2012

Rafael Nadal Discusses Miami Withdrawal

March 31, 2012

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Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, United States: The second of the ATP Masters 1000 Series has not gone to plan so far for Rafael Nadal, after withdrawing yesterday before his semi-final encounter against Andy Murray.  The world No.2 explained he was experiencing difficulties with his knee and would be unable to play.  With a busy clay […]

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A Week in Tennis: Hola, Adios – and I Quit!

March 31, 2012

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MARCH 28, 2012 BY LISA-MARIE BURROWS LEAVE A COMMENT It has been a week of mixed feelings and salutations during the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park in Miami, as we have welcomed back on Tour Venus Williams and Alisa Kleybanova after they have been off-circuit due to health issues, sadly waved goodbye to Chilean Fernando Gonzalez after […]

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Tennis Players and their Pets

March 23, 2012

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For professional tennis players, most of the weeks of the year are spent in and out of hotels, scrambling through their suitcases and competing at tournaments all over the world and as glamorous as their lives are, they have very little down time to relax and enjoy time with their loved ones: Their families, friends […]

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Top Tennis Fashion Faux Pas and Fiascos

March 23, 2012

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After a week that has been dominated by intestinal bugs flying around quicker than a tennis ball in Indian Wells affecting both players and journalists, I thought this week would be an ideal opportunity for a bit of light-hearted fun and have a look at some of the fashion ‘statements’ the players have made on […]

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What it Takes to Win on the ATP Tennis Tour

March 6, 2012

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As Abba have so delicately reminded us over the last forty years; ‘the winner takes it all’ and this is very true for the players on the ATP and WTA Tours who slog it out continuously each day for the love of the sport and the ecstasy of winning tennis matches and tournaments. But with […]

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Boris Becker: “I was quite a famous guy too!”

March 6, 2012

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Boris Becker is a man of many talents: a former world No. 1, a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men’s singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. And despite retiring 13 years ago, the former champion still possesses the ability to hold an […]

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Ferrer Downs Verdasco in Acapulco

March 5, 2012

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Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco – David Ferrer was crowned champion once again in Acapulco after a straightforward win against friend and compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-1 6-2 in an all-Spanish final. It was an easy victory for the top seed who dispatched of a tired looking Verdasco in only 70 minutes and his belligerent shots and […]

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Federer Collects 5th Dubai Title

March 3, 2012

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: It was the final that many were hoping for: Roger Federer locking horns with Andy Murray and lock horns they did – sort of. Andy Murray was the first Brit to reach the final in Dubai, but just fell short of lifting the trophy after Federer proved victorious with a […]

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Federer During his Exclusive Press Conference

March 3, 2012

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Rotterdam Results and Exclusive Photos: Federer and Del Potro Setup Dream Final

March 3, 2012

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ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam – Big serving Argentine Juan Martín Del Potro took to court with one mission on his mind – booking a place into the final. The 6ft 6” Del Potro was one of three top ten men in the semifinals and recorded his third victory over Tomas Berdych in four meetings 6-3, 6-1. After a thunderous 6-0, […]

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