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Nadal hoping for improved 2012

Posted 11-02-2011 at 03:40 PM by Philip Oliver
It has not been the greatest year of Rafael Nadal’s professional career in 2011, so it is understandable he is considering a new approach next year in order to get back on top of the tennis world.

The world number two has lost his top spot to Novak Djokovic and been forced to play second fiddle as the Serbian won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open – with Nadal at least holding onto his ‘king of clay’ title by regaining his French Open Grand Slam trophy. People following...
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Federer eyes home success

Posted 10-31-2011 at 01:54 PM by Philip Oliver
Former world number-one, Roger Federer, will be hoping to have fully recovered from a number of injury "niggles" before he starts his ATP World Tour 500 Swiss Indoor campaign, held in his home town of Basel. The 30-year old recently saw his world ranking drop a place, down to fourth behind Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer will now be hoping to finish what has been a disappointing season by claiming his fifth title at this tournament in six years. People looking at...
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Wozniacki aiming for strong finish

Posted 10-31-2011 at 01:51 PM by Philip Oliver
Current world number-one, Caroline Wozniacki, will this week be looking to claim the WTA Championship title in Istanbul, which would see her finish the season still ranked number-one in the world. The Dane needs to either win the tournament, or reach the final with two or more victories in the round-robin stage, if she is to finish the season as the world number-one, a position she has held for the entire season, despite once again failing to win a Grand Slam.

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ITV Buys Rights to Roland Garros

Posted 10-31-2011 at 10:42 AM by Philip Oliver
Broadcasters have apparently fallen in love with professional tennis, with both the BBC and ITV purchasing (or continuing to own, in the case of the former company) the rights to future tournaments.

The BBC has renewed its commitment to broadcasting Wimbledon, signing a six-year deal with SW19 chiefs, while rival firm, ITV, has secured the rights to the French Open, otherwise known as the Roland Garros. Fans of tennis betting will be pleased by this news.

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Muster Hangs up his Racket; Receives Standing Ovation

Posted 10-27-2011 at 12:28 PM by Philip Oliver
Austrian tennis player, Thomas Muster, has retired from the professional game, after his recent loss to Dominic Thiem in the Austrian Open. The left-handed player lost the match 6-2, 6-3, in what was his 896th appearance on a tennis court. "I didn't know whether to cry, or to play", the 44-year-old said, in the wake of his final match.

While Muster's name may be unfamiliar to fans of the modern game, the Austrian was celebrated in the 1990s, as the "undisputed king...
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