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ATP World Tour Finals Group B preview

Posted 11-19-2010 at 02:00 PM by Philip Oliver
Every member of Group B at the ATP World Tour Finals will feel they have something to prove. The tournament rounds off a long, hard season but all participants in the second pool will be desperate to end 2010 on a high for varying reasons.

David Ferrer, the tournament outsider, will want to show he deserves his place at the event and is not just making up the numbers in the absence of last year's finalists Nikolay Davydenko and Juan Martin del Potro. A modest return from the year's...
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Azarenka times race to Doha perfectly

Posted 10-25-2010 at 11:09 AM by Philip Oliver
The 2010 WTA season is all but finished, but the remaining events are important ones. The Tournament of Champions and Fed Cup provide plenty of motivations for the participants, but it is end-of-season Tour Championships, considered the unofficial fifth Grand Slam, and is the one that the top players really want to round off their season with a win in.

Defending champion Serena Williams is absent, just as she was at the US Open. On that occasion the remaining tennis odds contenders...
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ATP season 2010 reviewed

Posted 10-13-2010 at 04:00 PM by Philip Oliver
How things change in tennis. Or rather, how great players make them change. This time last year Rafael Nadal had just been blown away by Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open semi finals and was about to limp to the season’s close, finishing winless in the World Tour finals.
The Spanish legend has turned thins round in 2010, winning three of the Grand Slams and cementing his place as world number one, not to mention his place in the list of all-time greats. del Potro is now the man facing...
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The open US Open

Posted 09-07-2010 at 01:08 PM by Philip Oliver
When Serena Williams pulled out this year's US Open, the other leading female players must have been given a lift in their preparations. Although the famous competitiveness in the locker room might not have stretched to wishing a freak injury on the world's best player, there was a collective realisation that the chances of a Grand Slam victory had suddenly increased dramatically.

Williams has won four of the last six grass and hard court majors and would have been a strong favourite...
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Federer enjoys his hotdogs

Posted 09-02-2010 at 04:25 PM by Philip Oliver
Roger Federer is a man who has pretty much done it all. He has all the Grand Slam titles, he has the fame, he's taken part in some of the greatest tennis matches of all time and, in the minds of a lot of people, he also has the accolade of being the greatest ever player to grace the sport.

So, how exactly can you top that? Well, how about by introducing into your game the newest and coolest rally winner: the ‘hotdog’. Having already introduced the shot at Flushing Meadows last year,...
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