Australian Open & Fred Perry
The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Frederick John Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams. /5
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Wimbledon stage set for Murray 19 June 2014, 16:54 When Andy Murray walks into Wimbledon on Monday to begin what he hopes will be the successful defence of his title he may be feeling a little lighter than usual at this time of year. Ever since assuming the role of Britain's flag bearer at the All England Club from perennial semifinalist Tim Henman, Murray has shouldered the huge weight of expectation heaped on him by a nation desperate to celebrate a men's singles champion. He finally delivered last year, beating Novak Djokovic on an unforgettable sunny afternoon on Centre Court, at a stroke wiping away decades of mediocrity and hurt that followed Fred Perry's 1936 title run in south west London. Things have not gone exactly to plan in the intervening 12 months, however, with injuries, poor form and changes to his coaching personnel raising serious questions about his ability to match last year's heroics. Djokovic, without a Grand Slam title since the Australian Open in 2013, will be leading the cast of ...
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 ...
Grand SlamS : 4 Slams . Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam. The term dates back to 1933, when Australian Jack Crawford managed to win the Australian Internationals, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. With the US Internationals fast approaching, New York Times journalist John Kieran wrote that if Crawford won this fourth title, "he would achieve on court the equivalent of a countered and vulnerable Grand Slam in bridge". Crawford lost in the final to Britain's Fred Perry, but the name was to go down in history. Very few players have won the Grand Slam; Donald Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) are the only men to win all four tournaments in the same year, and Margaret Court (1970), Maureen Connolly (1953) and Steffi Graf (1988) the only women. The task is even more difficult nowadays with the four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexicushion in Australia, cla . ...
Where was the Australian Open won and lost? What would Fred Perry have thought of Andy Murray? John Inverdale tells the
It only took 237 Grand Slam tournaments. But Great Britain has a new champion to put alongside the memory of Fred Perry, and his name is Andy Murray.
" On 10 September 1933, British third seed Fred Perry won his inaugural Grand Slam title at the US open by beating Jack Crawford - second seed and reigning Australian Open champion. 79 years later, on the exact same day, British third seed Murray won his in exactly the same way.". Coincidence - I don't think so!!
So in 1933 Fred Perry won his 1st Grand Slam in NY as the no.3 seed defeating the No.2 seed and reigning Australian Open champion, just like Murray yesterday. Pity his opponent, Jack Crawford, wasn't Serbian.
Seventy-nine years ago, on 10 September, Fred Perry, seeded third, won the US National Championships to secure his inaugural Grand Slam win. In glorious sunshine, the Brit beat the second seed Jack Crawford, the then reigning Australian Open champion. Today, on 10 September, Andy Murray, the third seed... need I go on?
When Federer returns to World No. 1 he will tie Sampras’ all-time record of 286 weeks in the top spot. At 30 years and 335 days, he is the second-oldest man to hold the No. 1 ranking, behind Andre Agassi who was 33 years and 131 days old. He was dethroned from the top spot by Nadal on 7 June 2010. Federer has a 46-4 match record on the season and has won four ATP World Tour titles. Only David Ferrer has won more matches this season with 47 victories. The Basel native was victorious in Rotterdam (d. del Potro), Dubai (d. Murray) and at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells (d. Isner) and Madrid (d. Berdych). The 25-year-old Murray was bidding to end Great Britain’s 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam champion; since Fred Perry triumphed at the 1936 US championships. The Scot tasted defeat in a Grand Slam final for the fourth time, having finished runner-up to Federer at the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open, and to Novak Djokovic at the 2011 Australian Open. Murray dropped ...
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