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Djokovic pleased with year's work

Posted 10-24-2012 at 09:37 AM by Philip Oliver
World number two Novak Djokovic insists he has enjoyed "an incredible year" despite ending 2012 with only one Grand Slam title.

The Serbian was the stand-out player in 2011 – winning 10 tournaments, including Grand Slam tournament victories at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Djokovic also captured a record-breaking five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles.

The 25-year-old picked up where he left off at the start of this year, reclaiming his...
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Japan Star hits Pain Barrier in Basel

Posted 10-19-2012 at 02:25 PM by Philip Oliver
Japan Star hits Pain Barrier in Basel

So often is the case in tennis that winners of big ATP tournaments or Grand Slams feel the pain of their victories only days later, when another competition comes along. Kei Nishikori, who lifted the Japan Open title a fortnight ago, as expected in the early tennis previews, this week suffered from the same fate.

Nishikori has been forced to pull out of the Swiss Indoors because of injury to his right ankle. The Japanese number...
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Big Four Rivalries Shaping up Nicely for 2013

Posted 10-18-2012 at 02:25 PM by Philip Oliver
Andy Murray’s triumph at the US Open is good news for sports fans, according to the Betfair tennis tips website. The Scot had been more than holding his own on tour against the top three players in the world for some time, but wins against them in Grand Slam tournaments had been hard to come by.

With Rafael Nadal debilitated by injury and Roger Federer slightly past his best, spectators might have feared the glorious recent rivalries between the big names were beginning to fizzle...
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Federer backs Murray for number one

Posted 10-17-2012 at 09:37 AM by Philip Oliver
It now appears to only be a matter of time before Andy Murray goes on and reaches the top of the world rankings, which is something that has often looked as though it simply wouldn’t happen.

The Scottish star’s US Open triumph in September has finally proved he can win a grand slam, and his Olympic gold medal has only gone further to highlight the emergence of a player whose career has now entered another level.

Gone are the doubts that Murray would ever be able to...
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Rafa eyes Finals return

Posted 10-09-2012 at 03:50 PM by Philip Oliver
Rafael Nadal could be set to make an early return from injury in time to play in the ATP Tour Finals and then the Davis Cup final.

Many tennis tips had predicted he would return for the two big events left in 2012, but now the Spaniard’s uncle and coach, Toni, has revealed the 26-year old will soon return to training.

Nadal has been out of action since his shock Wimbledon second round defeat to Lukas Rosol, once again failing to shake off the niggling knee problems...
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