Archive | August, 2012

Roger Federer: “Djokovic is the favourite to win at the US Open”

August 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roger Federer was a pretty happy chappy yesterday as he spoke to the media after he won the first round match against Donald Young.  He was also asked how he feels about Djokovic and the challenge he creates for the top spot in the world rankings. “I have been on the Tour […]

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James Blake fears there is still doping in tennis

August 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows James Blake set tongues wagging and raised eyebrows yesterday during his press conference after his first round victory against Lukas Lacko as he confessed that he does not trust some of his colleagues when it comes down to the illegal use of performance enhancing drugs During the press conference in New York, […]

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Maria Sharapova: “I was not pregnant”

August 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Maria spoke very honestly and factually during her press conference yesterday after her victory in the first round and addressed those pregnancy rumours and revealed that she will not be getting married in November. Maria Sharapova says that she had contracted a stomach virus just before the Olympic final. Upon her return to America, she had made […]

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Forbes magazine names Federer as one of the highest paid athletes

August 27, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Forbes, the famous American magazine of economics and finance will publish a list of the highest paid tennis players from July 2011 to July 2012 in its next issue. Of course when it comes to the No.1 ranking – and not just in the ATP tennis ranking – the top spot is […]

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Kim Clijsters: “For me the most important thing is to follow my heart’

August 27, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows The extraordinary Grand Slam career of Kim Clijsters will soon close at Flushing Meadows, as she is about to play her final Slam of her career during the next two weeks and she is hopeful of finishing on a good note. She described it as ‘very difficult to choose’ the best moments […]

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Roger Federer: “After my defeats I was left shaken”

August 27, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roger Federer discussed many topics during his US Open press conference which ranged from Rafael Nadal to his present state of mind on court and his role as the president of the ATP Player Council.  Today Roger Federer is celebrating 293 weeks at the top of the ATP ranking, which according to […]

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Djokovic returns to New York to be crowned champion again

August 27, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Defending champion, Novak Djokovic has made no secret of his intentions over the next two weeks: the Serb returns to New York to become the champion once again.  At a press conference given in New York, Novak Djokovic vehemently disagreed with those who think that the U.S. Open draw has been favourable […]

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Barbadillo: “Nadal’s career is not over, he will return stronger than before’

August 27, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Rafael Nadal’s public relations officer Benito Perez-Barbadillo has updated the BBC about the health and physical condition of Rafael Nadal who is currently battling against an on-going problem with his knee. Barbadillo shared some news about his client in an interview with BBC radio and he discussed his confidence in the full […]

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Boycott rumours at the Australian Open are shunned

August 27, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Voices were silenced yesterday after fears that players may refuse to participate at the Australian Open, the first Slam of 2013, because of the ongoing prize money debate. The ATP denies any truth in the words written in a report published in a British newspaper in which they claimed that the players […]

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Roger Federer set to reign as No.1

August 21, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roger Federer has said that it was important to go number one and he wants to keep his reign for a long time. His lead of nearly 900 points against Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati will allow him to stay in the lead after the U.S. Open. Djokovic has to defend 2000 points […]

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