Tag Archives: US Open

Errani and Vinci US Open doubles champions and new world No.1

September 10, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows The Italians closed this historic triumph with a “vintage slam.” Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were triumphant in New York after a fantastic year in doubles.  They reached the finals of the Australian Open, won at Roland Garros and reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals.  On Sunday, they experienced another extraordinary success in the […]

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Djokovic was as ruthless as the tornado in the semi-finals in New York

September 10, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Following the suspension of yesterdays match because of a tornado, Nole was back on the court and adjusted easily against the Spaniard in 4 sets in the second semifinal. He will feature in the final tomorrow with Murray With no more tornadoes to bother him, Novak Djokovic found the game yesterday in […]

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Andy Roddick: ‘I deserve one, maybe ten beers’

September 6, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows On Wednesday evening, there was a sea of sad, sullen faces around Arthur Ashe stadium as home crowd favourite, Andy Roddick, finally struck his last ball during his professional tennis career at the hands of Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro. “Playing the last five games has been really hard, with my family […]

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Davydenko: ‘Men should play best of three sets in the Slam’

September 6, 2012

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows For Nikolay Davydenko the men’s game needs to change After losing to Mardy Fish of the U.S. Open in a match where he was ahead two sets to love up at Flushing Meadows inNew York, Nikolay Davydenko proposes a solution for the future: men should play the best of two sets out […]

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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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