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ITF Release 2012 Testing Summary

March 10, 2013

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roger Federer backs the ITFs decision for more testing. (Photo credit: Getty Images) “Last year, through the Dubai, Rotterdam and Indian Wells swing where I won all three, I didn’t get tested once. That shouldn’t be OK.” At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Roger Federer once again shared his thoughts […]

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Rafael Nadal – It’s a Matter of Time

February 17, 2013

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Rafael Nadal is back. How long have his fans and supporters been waiting to hear those words? A very long 222 days. Time is a great healer, or so we are told. The Spaniard may have been back for less than two weeks, but in that time he has reached the singles […]

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Roger Federer Will Continue to Make History

January 27, 2013

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roger Federer: 17-time Grand Slam champion, 6-time Year-End Championships winner, 21-time ATP Masters 1000 champion (he holds the record amount of titles alongside Spaniard, Rafael Nadal), Olympic silver medalist and Olympic gold medalist in the doubles with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka. Overall, he has won 76 career singles titles in total, but why […]

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Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl: Different players with a similar history

September 13, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Andy Murray is still one of the main topics of discussion on TV and in the newspapers (particularly the British ones!) after his epic battle against defending US Open champion, Novak Djokovic on Monday night, after a grueling five set match that lasted almost 5 hours that boasted exquisite rallies in each […]

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Rafael Nadal through to his 31st Masters 1000 final at the Rome Open

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – Out on Campo Centrale this afternoon the crowd were treated to a battle between the Spanish No.1 and the Spanish No.2 under the late afternoon sun, which started as an exciting spectacle but unfortunately for David Ferrer was not sustained against Rafael Nadal. The King of Clay has […]

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Serena Williams rises to the semis and Venus Williams falls at the hands of Sharapova

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – It was a mixed day of results for the Williams sisters in Rome. Serena Williams needed to play only four games before her opponent and home crowd favourite, Flavia Pennetta retired to due a right wrist injury and Venus Williams’ magnificent run came to an end today againstMaria […]

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David Ferrer through to the semi finals of the Rome Open.

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – World No.6 David Ferrer progressed through to the semi finals after his third straight sets win this week against Andy Murray’s conqueror, Richard Gasquet 7-6 (4), 6-3. David Ferrer was runner up here against compatriot Rafael Nadal in 2010 and has been extremely successful with his run on […]

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Andy Murray vows to train hard in preparation for Roland Garros

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – A withdrawn looking Andy Murray attended a press conference yesterday after his 7-6 (1), 3-6, 2-6 defeat at the hands of Richard Gasquet. His eyes were downcast, shoulders slouched and head lowered as he mumbled into the microphone. In front of us was a man who was clearly […]

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Djokovic survives Mónaco scare at the Rome Open.

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – World No.1 Novak Djokovic found himself embroiled in another battle on a packed Campo Centrale today against tricky Argentine Juan Mónaco and had to fight back from a set and a break down to close out the match and progress to the quarter finals with a 4-6, 6-2, […]

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Wozniacki, Radwanska, Bartoli out of the Rome Open

May 28, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – It was all about the women’s matches out on the red courts of Rome today. There were some exciting line-ups, fantastic rallies and staggering losses. Many of the matches were scheduled around the same time, so with a lot of running, camera ready and comfy shoes here are […]

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