Archive | July, 2012

Roddick defeats top seed Isner for a place in the final in Atlanta

July 22, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Atlanta, USA – At the ATP hard court tournament in Atlanta, top seed John Isner and Andy Roddick, seeded number four, created an entertaining match with both players vying to be in the final.  In the end, it was A-Rod, with a photo-finishing win who defeated the top seed 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. […]

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Marion Bartoli and Dominika Cibulkova in the finals at Carlsbad

July 22, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows CARLSBAD WTA In the U.S. tournament on the hard courts of Carlsbad, top seed Marion Bartoli, defeated the qualifier Jung Chan Yan and landed a place in the final. For the experienced player from France it was anything but a walk in the park, despite her significantly higher ranking, the match eventually […]

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Juan Mónaco is through to his second final in as many weeks

July 22, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Hamburg, Germany – Juan Mónaco proved what a fighter he was in the semi-finals of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg on clay after coming back from a set down to win the match. The man from Tandil, Argentina staged an impressive comeback against Nicolas Almagro, who was also the top seed […]

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Bellucci and Tipsarevic through to the finals in Gstaad

July 22, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Gstaad, Switzerland – At the ATP tournament on the clay courts of Gstaad, the first player to book their place in the final on the Swiss clay was Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci, who came through the match after two tiebreaks against Grigor Dimitrov. The Brazilian player started very well, ripping the ball ruthlessly against […]

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Roger Federer is looking forward to the Olympic Games

July 22, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows In an interview with Credit Suisse, the Swiss returns to speak of Wimbledon, Djokovic and Murray. Interviewed by the sponsor Credit Suisse during his vacation, a relaxed Roger Federer spoke about his expectations for the London Olympics, the Wimbledon win and his record. With regard to the latter and his new record, […]

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Wimbledon to start a week later in 2015

July 20, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Wimbledon, London, England – On Thursday, the All-England Club announced that after a great deal of consideration and consultation with the ATP and WTA Tours, they have decided to move The Championships’ back a week from 2015 onwards. This decision has been welcomed by many of the players which has given a larger […]

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Juan Mónaco and Nicolas Almagro through to the semifinals in Hamburg

July 20, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Bet-at-home Open, Hamburg, Germany – Despite the grass court season being over for some and in the forefront of the mind for the Olympic contenders, Juan Mónaco and Nicolas Almagro have been very happy to continue playing on the surface prior to their participation at the Olympic Games in London.  On Friday, 3rd […]

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from London 2012 and is unable to defend his medal

July 19, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows On Thursday, the sporting world was in shock and disappointment to learn that the men’s defending champion of the Olympic Gold medal, Rafael Nadal has withdrawn due to continuing injury problems with his knees. This is likely to come as a bitter blow to the sportsman, his country, team, compatriots and fans […]

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Cover girl Maria Sharapova in Harper’s Bazaar

July 19, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Maria Sharapova has it all: a great career, fantastic talent, happiness off the tennis court and long legs that help her to rival some of the world’s best models!  Naturally her blond hair, beautiful face and enviable figure have helped her to become as natural a mode,l as she is tennis player […]

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Sky Sports Sporting Greats: Rafael Nadal

July 19, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Here is a programme put together by Sky Sports which shows the wonderful career that Rafael Nadal has had so far.  It includes exclusive interviews from Rafael Nadal where he shares his thoughts on victories and footage from when he was younger.  Other tennis players like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic share […]

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