Australian Open & Davis Cup

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. 5.0/5

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Andy Murray urged to skip Davis Cup clash with Canada after Australian Open exit
Andy Murray is set to miss Britain's Davis Cup tie in Canada as he recuperates following his shock Australian Open loss.
[Davis Cup]The former home of the Australian Open will host its first Davis Cup tie in te…
Thanasi Kokkinakis to miss Australian Open (and possibly Davis Cup vs. the USA) after suffering shoulder injury...
Hi Rob are you on Australian Open and Davis Cup duty again next yet for ? Hope so!
John Peers puts US Open doubles final with Jamie Murray before Davis Cup: • Australian will not sup...
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Hewitt to retire after 2016 Australian Open, Rafter stands down as Davis Cup captain
18 November 2014 Last updated at 17:53 GMT Australian Open champion Wawrinka, 29, added: "For me, there is not much to say because it's become a big deal because of the press. Federer went on to pull out of the final with a back injury, but is hopeful of being fit for the final of the Davis Cup, a trophy he has never won.
Remembering Arthur Ashe who was born on this day in Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked World No. 1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and World Tennis Magazine in 1975. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery. Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health ...
Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has said that he is not exactly comfortable with the favorites tag that has been assigned to Switzerland in the Davis Cup. The Swiss believes treating each match on its merit is the way forward.
Arthur Robert Ashe Ashe, Arthur Robert, 1943–93, American tennis player, b. Richmond, Va. Ashe rose from his hometown's public courts to become the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis. He won the 1965 intercollegiate singles championship while at the Univ. of California at Los Angeles. Denied a visa by South Africa on racial grounds in 1970, Ashe forced the issue, appearing before the United Nations and urging the World Tennis Union to expel South Africa because of its apartheid policy. Noted for his grace, hard-hit topspin, and outstanding backhand, Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open, the 1970 Australian Open, and the 1975 Wimbledon title. He retired as a player following a 1979 heart attack, but continued to serve as the U.S. Davis Cup captain. In 1992 he announced that he had acquired AIDS from a heart operation years earlier. He remained an active spokesperson on many issues, including race relations and AIDS, until his death.
Federer out to continue revival 23 February By Richard Eaton Dubai – Roger Federer's performance in reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open last month is the first step in a mini-revival of tennis' great legend. This week could see the second. That is the scenario Federer intends pursuing when he returns to the ATP Tour and tries to win back the title at his adopted second home at the Dubai Open. Victories over Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Melbourne will be followed by a chance to challenge Novak Djokovic, the top-seeded titleholder, here. Although the formidable Serb is seeking a record fifth Dubai title, Federer has a better record against Djokovic than against Rafael Nadal, the man who halted him last month, and he feels encouraged by his performances in the first Grand Slam of the year. “I think it has been a very good start to the season for me overall, “ Federer said. “I have played some really good tennis. I still feel my best tennis is ahead of me right now. “So I'm looki ...
Murray eases through in Rotterdam 12 February 2014 Updated 20:30 British number one Andy Murray eased past Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round of the ABN Amro world tennis tournament in Rotterdam. Second seed Murray required one hour, 29 minutes to overcome the Frenchman. Murray, who has slipped to number six in the world rankings following back surgery, reached the Australian Open quarter-finals in January. He accepted a late wildcard to play in Rotterdam after helping Great Britain beat United States in the Davis Cup. Defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina earlier beat France's Gael Monfils of France 7-6 6-3 to advance to the second round. Germany's Tommy Haas beat Fernando Verdasco in three sets, while there were wins for French duo Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahut. Qualifier Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 4-6 6-4.
'Exhausted' Stanislas Wawrinka wins first match since Australian Open triumph
Roger Federer has joined Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka and the Swiss team for its Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first-round tie in Novi Sad, Serbia.
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Channel News Asia Tennis: Swiss stroll, Czechs level in Davis Cup Channel News Asia Roger Federer and newly crowned Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka put the Swiss 2-0 up in Serbia to leave last year's beaten finalists on the brink of an early elimination. Australia too were heading for...
'Exhausted' Wawrinka wins again - Stanislas Wawrinka has had little time to rest on his laurels after winning his first Grand Slam title but the new Australian Open champion rounded off a superb day for Switzerland as they took a commanding 2-0 lead over Serbia in a Davis Cup tie in Novi Sad Friday.
Watching Vijay Amritraj do the commentary on Star Tv during the finals of Australian Open brought back memories of my National Defence Academy years. I was part of the NDA tennis team, our Captain was now retd Air Marshall Sumit Mukerkee. The entire Indian Davis Cup team was parked in NDA preparing for a important Davis Cup tie against Romania I think. Vijay and his brother Anand were hitting balls with us for 4 days. Vijay gave us NDA players (just 3 of us) some good tips too. Anand was flamboyant, aloof, not Vijay. I remember he was great with his back hand shots and serve and volley game on grass. Yes in NDA we had great grass courts. The actualDavis Cuptie was played in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. We NDA team were given transport and free passes for that Davis Cup Tie. Saw the legendry Ramanathan Krishnan, Jaideep Mukerjee in action. India won that tie. Vijay and Anand played the doubles. The tie went to th the wire. Last match Ramnatahn Krishnan beat Nasty Romanian player.
South African Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie de Jager on Friday said he was confronted with a poser in finalising his team for next week's Euro-Africa Group Two tie against Monaco in Pretoria. The South African captain submitted the names of Rik de Voest, Nikala Scholtz, Raven Klaasen and Izak van der Merwe to the ITF as the designated four players who will represent South Africa at the Irene Country Club from January 31 to February 2. "This was only done in accordance with the ITF rule that the four names had to be submitted to the international body 10 days before a Davis Cup event," De Jager said. "The rules also stipulate one change can be made to this original choice when the draw is made 24 hours before the start of the tie on Friday and that is when I will actually make my final decision." De Jager earlier in the week named Ruan Roelofse in the five-man squad from where the final team would emerge. De Voest is certain to be nominated as the No 1 singles player, with in-form Australian Open finalist ...
MELBOURNE - South African Davis Cup star Raven Klaasen and his American doubles partner Eric Butorac, continued their dream run at the Australian Open on Thursday. Klaasen and Butorac, unseeded, progressed through to the finals of the first Grand Slam of the year when they trounced eighth seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-2 and 6-4 in the semifinals. He definitely have my support tomorrow,1pm SSHD1.
Here are some facts and stats about Raven and his partner Eric . everything you want to know! • Butorac/Klaasen are through to their first Grand Slam final in their first appearance at a major together. • This is Butorac/Klaasen’s 6th tournament together. They played their first tournament together at 2013 Kuala Lumpur, where they won the title (d. Pablo Cuevas/Horacio Zeballos). • Prior to coming here Butorac/Klaasen lost to Jamie Murray/John Peers in the 1st round at Brisbane and reached the semifinals at Auckland (l. Julian Knowle/Marcelo Melo). • Butorac’s previous best result here - and at a Grand Slam - was reaching the semifinals in 2011 with Jean-Julien Rojer (l. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan). This is his 8th straight Australian Open appearance with his 8th different partner and his 29th consecutive Grand Slam appearance with his 14th different partner. • Butorac has won 14 career doubles titles with 7 different partners – 9 of which have come on a hard court, most recently at 2013 Kuala L ...
Rave-n in a different Klaas 24 January By Grant Winter Johannesburg – ‘Rocket Man” Raven Klaasen and his American partner Eric Butorac may have a coveted first Grand Slam title in the bag once the men’s doubles is concluded some time after midday (SA time) in the Australian Open in Melbourne. But in the meantime the nippy 31-year-old South African express is savouring the moment he and Butorac completed a whirlwind 64-minute 6-2, 6-4 demolition of eighth seeds Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in Thursday’s semi-finals in the coveted Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park. It was the fourth win over seeded pairs posted by the unseeded South African/US duo on the road to the final, with their most celebrated victory being the sensational 7-6 (9), 6-4 ousting of the No1s, and the world’s top-ranked team of American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, in round three. “That win was great but today we played our best tennis,” said the quicksilver Klaasen, whose astonishing speed around the ...
Treat Huey’s quarterfinal finish at the Australian Open doubles is expected to strengthen the Philippine Davis Cup team when it clashes with Sri Lanka in the Asia Oceania Zone Group II tie on Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Colombo.
January 21, 2014 – DUBAI, U.A.E.     Last year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships finalist Tomas Berdych sent a clear message today that he will again be a major threat in Dubai next month as he trumped world number 3 David Ferrer in a tense four set encounter in the Australian Open quarter finals. Berdych’s win puts him into his first Australian Open semi final, after a remarkable run which saw him reach the quarter finals without being broken once on serve. His impressive form will put him in contention for another finals appearance when the ATP tournament kicks off in Dubai on 24 February.   The Czech right hander is currently ranked 7, after reaching  a career high ranking of 5 in August 2013, before helping his country win the Davis Cup in November.    With wins over Djokovic, Federer, Murray and now Ferrer under his belt, the quiet achiever is heading to Dubai in scintillating form. Berdych sensationally knocked five time Champion Roger Federer out of the tournament in the semi-final ...
Prior to competing on the 2014 PowerShares Series “legends” tennis circuit, Andy Roddick held court with the media to discuss a wide array of topics including his competitiveness, the Australian Open, Bernard Tomic, the National Football League, a potential future role with the U.S. Davis Cup team,…
Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming have set their sights on a Davis Cup reunion after going out of the Australian Open in the second round.
CANCER survivor Ross Hutchins reckons brutal training sessions in Miami with Andy Murray helped him handle the heat in Melbourne yesterday. And now, only 12 months after starting chemotherapy, the Davis Cup star feels ready to win the Australian Open doubles title with Colin Fleming. While the
When Leon Smith took his seat in the Melbourne sun yesterday to watch Dan Evans in qualifying action at the Australian Open, next month's Davis Cup tie was perhaps not immediately uppermost in his mind.
Berdych crushes Nishikori Tomas Berdych crushed an off-form Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the final of the Kooyong Classic as the pre-Australian Open event lost another drawcard, AP reports. Berdych, ranked seventh in the world but without a title since October 2012, needed just 68 minutes to hammer the 17th-ranked Japanese star who had new coach Michael Chang on the sidelines. “It was a good win but I need to keep finding energy,” said Berdych, who admitted he did not get enough rest in a brief off-season after helping the Czechs to a second straight Davis Cup title. “Every match like this one helps to get ready for the Australian Open. I’m very happy with the win and reaching the final. “There is a lot of history at this tournament and to become one of the champions would be a great honour. I would love to get my name on the trophy,” he added. His victory came as Stanislas Wawrinka was replaced in the eight-man draw by Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny after the Swiss withdrew citing ...
Keeping up the ‘Paes’ Leander Paes turned 40 this June. Less than three months later on Sunday, he won his 14th Grand Slam title, combining with Radek Stepanek to clinch the US Open men’s doubles. The fourth seeded Indo-Czech players dominated their victory over Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in New York in straight sets making it 6-1 and 6-3 in under one hour and 13 minutes. This was Paes’ and Stepanek’s second major title together after their Australian Open win last year. At 40, Paes has eight men’s doubles Grand Slam titles under his racket and 14 overall. He also set a record of sorts, becoming the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era. The feat is testimony to the willpower and character of one of India’s greatest sportsmen. And inimitably, Paes said it better than anyone could: "We both come from humble backgrounds and from countries where tennis wasn`t necessarily the number one sport. We both fought against adversity to get to where we are. So age is just a number fo ...
PERTH, Australia (AP)—Wimbledon semifinalist Jerzy Janowicz has pulled out of the Poland team for this month's Hopman Cup with a foot injury. Janowicz was to team with women's No.5 Agnieszka Radwanska at the annual international mixed team tournament in Perth, Australia, which serves as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. He will be replaced in the draw by Davis Cup teammate Grzegorz Panfil. Janowicz said he injured his foot a couple of weeks ago and was hoping to be fit in time to play. ''Poland will be making its debut at the event and I wish Agnieszka the best of luck.'' John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Petra Kvitova, Sam Stosur and Bernard Tomic are among the field for this year's tournament from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4.
Tennis Hall of Famer Jim Courier talks with Dave Morris about the state of tennis, Davis Cup, the Australian Open, life on the road and who will win the Champions Cup in Oklahoma City.
TENNIS Andy Murray can be competitive immediately at next month's Australian Open if he has fully recovered from back surgery, says John Mcenroe. The Briton had surgery in September and has not played competitively since. "If he's healthy, he is going to be one of the guys who can go the distance [in Australia]," said seven-time Grand Slam champion McEnroe. But Tim Henman said Murray must "remain patient" and not rush his comeback if he wants to be a force in 2014. The first Grand Slam of 2014 starts in Australia on 13 January. Murray's lingering back problem forced him to miss the French Open in May, but he recovered to become the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936. In September, his defence of his US Open title ended in the quarter-finals, but he went on to enjoy success with his GB Davis Cup team-mates, who secured their place in the 2014 World Group. Murray, 26, then underwent surgery and missed the recent ATP World Tour Finals in London as he recovered. McE ...
Lleyton Hewitt says retirement is not on his mind as he prepares for another Australian Open and Davis Cup campaign alongside Bernard Tomic.
Light the Candles: November 10-16 November 11, 2013 at 04:48AM Zina's still nifty at 50! Tennis birthdays for the week of November 10-16. November 12 - Australia's Paul McNamee, who won the five doubles Grand Slams and was one of the founders of the Hopman Cup, turns 69. McNamee reached No. 1 in the world in men's doubles in 1981 and won 23 men's doubles titles, including the Australian Open in 1979 and 1983 and Wimbledon in 1980 and 1982. He also won the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown in 1985, and was part of Australia's Davis Cup-winning squads in 1983 and 1986. November 13 - Poland's Jerzy Janowicz turns 23. Janowicz caught the international spotlight in the summer of 2013 when he made the semifinals of Wimbledon. He is currently ranked No. 14 in the world. November 15 - Spain's Fernando Verdasco, currently ranked No. 30 in the world, turns 30. Verdasco has been ranked as high as No. 7 in the world and has five career singles titles in his career. Verdasco reached the Australian Open semifinals in 2009. ...
Serena Williams TO PLAY Brisbane International. BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams has confirmed she will play in the Brisbane International tuneup event before next year's Australian Open. Brisbane tournament officials said Wednesday that Williams, the defending champion, and Australian Lleyton Hewitt would join the previously announced Roger Federer at the hard-court tournament at the Queensland Tennis Centre from Dec. 29-Jan. 5. The Australian Open, which Williams has won five times, begins Jan. 13 at Melbourne Park. Williams, the world No. 1, will be attempting to win her 18th Grand Slam singles title. Williams won nine WTA titles this year, including her fifth U.S. Open title and second at the French Open. Hewitt recently led Australia back into the Davis Cup's elite World Group after a six-year absence. He also reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.Source:OlySports.com.
No! why r u doing Davis Cup? your knees need rest.Start resting up 4 Australian Open.u can't have your cake & eat it 2
16:00 Janowicz - Murray Tip: Over 35.5 1.72 Today it is played by two semi-finals match at the men's Wimbledon, and the first semi-final meet Djokovic - Del Potro, while in the second semi-final home hope Murray will try to justify the role of favorites and that there is a new Grand Slam finals. My tip is that the duel between Murray and Janowicz be more than 35 gems. Polish tennis player Janowicz is certainly the most pleasant surprise of this year's Wimbledon despite finals Parisa this is his greatest performance ever. Janowicz is normally 22 player in the world and the fans of tennis in BIH was the center of attention since the recent completion of the ATP tournament in Halle in lost bh players Mirza Basic. This year's Grand Slam tournaments came to the third round, so at the Australian Open defeated Almagro 0-3, and Roland Garossu was defeated Wawrinka. Until now played two mutually challenge Murray and Janowicz and a win with both tennis players. Murray was better 2009th The match at the Davis Cup wi ...
Quiz.109 # Sports 1. To which game is Davis Cup related # Lawn Tennis 2. Who was the first bowler to pick a one day hat-trick # Jalal-ud-din, Pakistan 3. India first won the Olympic Hockey gold at # Amsterdam 4. Bull Fighting is the national game of # Spain 5. No. of players in a team of Water Polo is # 7 6. 'Fianchetto' is a strategy in the game of # Chess 7. In order to win the Grand Slam in Tennis, a player must win which tournaments # Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, U.S. Open 8. How many matches did it take for Sachin Tendulkar to score his first one day hundred # 79 9. Which team on December 15, 2012 won the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in the Men's category and second consecutive time in the Women's category # India 10. The Headquarters of the International Olympic Committee is in # Switzerland
What a phenomenal comeback from Stanislas Wawrinka Official yesterday! Facing Richard Gasquet in the Frenchman's home Grand Slam, ROLAND-GARROS, Stan fought back from two sets down to win 67(5) 46 64 75 86! Stan has performed fantastically well all year and seems to have been constantly involved in these epic matches! First at the Australian Open, then in Davis Cup and now in Paris! He faces Rafa Nadal next. Can Stan upset the King of Clay?
Arthur Ashe was the only black man ever to win sngles title at Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open & 1st black player on US Davis Cup team
  Young guns Bernard Tomic of Australia and Somdev Devvarman of India have set their sights on making a major impact at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships later this month.   The two exciting youngsters will hope to make a strong bid for the title by upsetting the established names who will be competing as favourites, including defending Dubai champion Roger Federer, world number one and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro and 2012 Davis Cup winner Tomas Berdych.   Twenty-year old Tomic has just come off a phenomenally successful Australian hardcourt season where he thrilled home fans by winning all his singles matches, including against Novak Djokovic, at the Hopman Cup, claiming his first ATP World Tour title in Sydney and then drawing praise from Federer after they clashed in the third round of the Australian Open.   Devvarman is seven years Tomic’s senior, but he is still young in pro Tour e ...
Top seeds Spain moved to the brink of a shock Davis Cup exit on Friday when their weakened team slumped to a 2-0 deficit at the hands of Canada in a World Group, first round tie played on lightning quick Vancouver hardcourts. Novak Djokovic was in no mood for upsets, however, and earlier got right back in the groove after his Australian Open triumph with a crushing defeat of Olivier Rochus as Serbia surged into a 2-0 lead in Belgium. Holders Czech Republic were locked at 1-1 after the first day against a Switzerland side minus world No 2 Roger Federer - Tomas Berdych levelling the tie after Lukas Rosol had been outplayed by Stanislas Wawrinka.
Davis Cup (tennis) Andy Murray unavailable for Great Britain's tie against Russia Andy Murray will play no part in Great Britain's Davis Cup tie with Russia due to clay court commitments. The US Open champion narrowly missed out on a second Grand Slam title in falling to Novak Djokovic in this month's Australian Open final - and is determined to begin the upcoming clay court season in style. "It's a shame to miss out on the Davis Cup, as I always enjoy playing," world number three Murray said. "I speak to (Great Britain captain) Leon Smith and the team on a regular basis and will definitely be available to play the next Davis Cup tie later this year." Murray, 25, has traditionally struggled to produce his best on clay and has reached the semi-finals of the French Open just once, when he was muscled out by Rafa Nadal in 2011. In his absence, Smith's Great Britain team will be bidding to reach the 16-nation World Group play-offs by surprising the Russians at Coventry's Ricoh Arena in the first week of April ...
Djokovic's foe set as Davis Cup starts on Friday: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia will fa...
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Fresh from his third successive Australian Open victory, world number one Novak Djokovic in Belgium prepares for Davis Cup.
BIRTHDAYS: Marat Safin born January 27, 1980 is a Russian politician and retired tennis player of Tatar ethnicity. Safin won two Grand Slam tournaments and reached the World No. 1 ranking during his career. He was also famous for his emotional outbursts and sometimes fiery temper on court. Safin also holds the record for most broken racquets in a year with 87. Safin is the older brother of former World No. 1 WTA player Dinara Safina. They are the first brother-sister tandem in tennis history to both achieve No. 1 rankings.[2][3] Safin began his professional career in 1997, and held the No. 1 world ranking for a total of 9 weeks between November 2000 and April 2001. He won his first Grand Slam title at the 2000 U.S. Open after defeating Pete Sampras, and won the 2005 Australian Open, defeating Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the final. Safin helped lead Russia to Davis Cup victories in 2002 and 2006. Despite his dislike of grass courts, he became the first Russian man to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon at ...
Sports Hindu Business Line Live Cricket Score India vs England 2012-13: Fourth ODI match at Mohali Cricket Country - 4 minutes ago India will aim to seal the five-match ODI series against England, when they clash in the fourth ODI at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Zee News AITA rebuts Karti's allegations The Hindu - 9 hours ago The All India Tennis Association has categorically stated that there will not be any change in the squad selected for the Davis Cup tie to be played against Korea at the R.K. The Hindu Bopanna out of Australian Open The Hindu - 10 minutes ago It was curtains for Rohan Bopanna at this year's Australian Open after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh made an exit from the mixed doubles event following a straight-set quarterfinal loss on Wednesday. Sydney Morning Herald 'Oh my god!' US teen beats Williams Sydney Morning Herald - 26 minutes ago LIVE BLOG: Australian Open action. American teenager Sloane Stephens has pulled off one of the major upsets in Austr ...
World Sports News Tomic eyes top 10 after ideal Open start Bernard Tomic's explosive Australian Open start has convinced him more than ever that a top 10 ranking this year is achievable. Tomic continued his superb Australian summer with the perfect start to his Open campaign, blowing Argentine Leonardo Mayer off court on Tuesday night in little more than an hour and a half. The 20-year-old's 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory leaves him one of only three surviving locals in the tournament's second round, and comes just days after he won his maiden tour title in Sydney to lift his world ranking to 43. Tomic admits he is enjoying the fruits of his improved commitment to the game - which coincides with Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter banning him from the upcoming tie next month because of previous problems with his professionalism. And if he can continue that commitment and his current level of tennis, the Gold Coast player believes he can crack the world's top 10 by year's end. "I think it's very achievable the way I'm going ...
Federer, Murray In Same Australian Open Half; Djokovic Opens With Mathieu World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will begin his quest to become the first man to win three consecutive Australian Open titles in the Open Era against Paul-Henri Mathieu, while World No. 2 Roger Federer and third-ranked Andy Murray have been drawn in the bottom half. Djokovic, the top seed, will make his season debut after finishing as the year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for the second year in a row. Last year at Melbourne Park, Djokovic won back-to-back five-set thrillers, edging Murray in the semi-finals and outlasting Rafael Nadal in the longest major final on record to lift his fifth Grand Slam trophy. The Serbian holds a 4-1 lead against Mathieu in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. The top quarter includes the two leaders of the 2012 Davis Cup champion Czech Republic, fifth seed Tomas Berdych and 31st seed Radek Stepanek, 11th seed Juan Monaco, 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka and 22nd seed Fernando Verdasco, a semi-finalist i ...
Tennis News: Hewitt doesn’t talk to Nalbandian anymore - Lleyton Hewitt tells The Courier-Mail that after he got into a confrontation with Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela at the 2005 Australian Open, his relationship with Chela’s Davis Cup teammate David Nalbandian quickly went south. “When I beat Nalbandian in the [2002] Wimbledon final we were fine and used to practice together,” Hewitt said. “I played Chela at the Australian Open and he ...
11-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal was expected to comeback for the ATP World Tour Finals and the Davis Cup final but he has bombarded a new at his fans that he might fail in even getting back in time for the 2013 Australian Open.
When I first reached Melbourne in January of 2004 to take part in the junior Australian Open, I couldn’t have predicted in my wildest imagination how the next 2 weeks would pan out. I had played it...
Nadal at the Australian Open (saw it with my own eyes D=), Isner at the Davis Cup and Roddick at the Miami Masters 1000!
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