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Andy Murray - The story so far........ ( Part 1)

“I can't think of any player during my time who played like Andy. He is special. I have never seen anybody like him before. I've never seen anyone like that. Andy has all the shots, and great hands. He is going to become the best player in the world ”



- Bjorn Borg



Well, he is pretty much there. He is where he should be – almost on top of the world ! ( Murray held the No. 2 ranking position for two weeks, from August 17, 2009 to August 31, 2009 which makes him the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Semifinal Preview : Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

As the yearend championship in London's O2 Arena draws to a close, an unusual semifinal line-up welcomes the tennis fans across the world. Defending champion Novak Djokovic's unexpected exit, coupled with Andy Murray's loss to the number game left the ATP Season Finale with a new set of 'Gladiators', who will do anything to claim the top honours.



With Something-Old, Something-New and Something Lucky shining on the court's today, here is our assessment of the two semifinal matches… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on November 28, 2009 at 5:53am — No Comments

Thursday Preview - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Six time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal's exit from the season ending championship came as a shock to some but an expected event to most tennis pundits and fans across the world. Nadal's presence in the Group B alongside his recent conquerers Soderling, Djokovic and Davydenko was a proof enough that his run at the event does not promise to take him too far. As for the others in the draw, the most significant of whom is the Swede Soderling, every single win is a bonus of sorts. Roddick's… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on November 26, 2009 at 5:07am — No Comments

Federer passes Murray test at World Tour Finals

Top seed and four time champion Roger Federer beat arch nemesis Andy Murray for the fourth time in 10 career meetings, this time on Scot's home soil, to increase his chances of securing his place in the semifinals of the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

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Added by TennisEarth on November 24, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Tuesday Preview - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

The third Round Robin day at the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals brings a much awaited clash between current world number one Roger Federer, and Britain's hope and local favourite Andy Murray along with the first time match-up between U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. Both matches promise to be interesting in their own aspects, however, the results will decide the fate of the two players who will take a step towards claiming the biggest prize on the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on November 24, 2009 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Preview

The 2009 season has been quite eventful for more than just a handful of reasons. It is the year that has seen, arguably the best tennis player of all times, break into tears at the year's first Grand Slam final, it is also the year that has witnessed the 'Clay-Maestro' topple in his own backyard at Roland Garros, and it is the year that has rejoiced the emergence of some of the brightest stars in future tennis at a stage no less than the Flushing Meadows. However, as the season draws to a… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on November 20, 2009 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

US Open Men;s Preview - History in the making

The men's tennis is no more about the Nadals and Federers of the game as the third and the most exciting angle comes in the form of Scot Andy Murray, and with the challenger brigade all set to overthrow the so-called dictators, we analyse the real-time chances of these gladiators at this year's Open.

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Added by Rohit Sharma on August 30, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Wimbledon Men's semifinal - Battle of Andy's vs. Federer-Haas masterpiece

Now that the women's final is set and the Williams sisters are ready for a showdown on Saturday, we turn our attention to the men's semifinal which lines up the fabulous foursome pitted against each other. Let's take a thorough look at different equations involving the thrilling semifinal match ups

Added by Rohit Sharma on July 3, 2009 at 5:05am — No Comments

History likely to repeat itself at Wimbledon 2009

The most prestigious and historic Grand Slam event of the year starts in less than 24-hours and a lot is at stakes with Federer standing on the brink of history and Murray attempting to become the first Briton since the great Fred Perry to win a native Grand Slam event. Will Venus win another title at the slick lawns of the All England Lawn Tennis Club?

Find out with us as we… Continue

Added by Rohit Sharma on June 21, 2009 at 3:11am — No Comments

Gonzalez sets up semifinal clash with Soderling; Murray, Sharapova ousted

12th seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez continued his dream run at the 2009 French Open with an exciting four sets win over championship's third seed and one of the strongest contendors for the title, Andy Murray.



"His forehand is the biggest in tennis," Murray said.



"If you look at some of the shots he's hit, he's hitting forehands from like a metre wide of the tramline on some points and hitting winners off them.



"Even if you try to hit a ball to his backhand,… Continue

Added by Phoenix on June 3, 2009 at 2:35am — No Comments

FRENCH OPEN WRAP DAY 1: IVANOVIC SCRAPS, MAURSEMO CRAPS OUT, MURRAY IMPRESSES



From GOTOTENNIS: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/05/24/french-open-wrap-day-1-ivanovic-scraps-maursemo-craps-out-murray-impresses/



FRENCH OPEN DAY 1: The brick orange clay, the renewed fire (and fear) in the players’ eyes, new drinking games based on Brad Gilbert-isms - what’s not to love about a Sunday… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 26, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

2009 FRENCH OPEN: MEN’S DRAW PREVIEW



If you filled in your Roland Garros drawsheets this morning, you probably had an easy time at the top of the men’s: Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, uh, Nadal.



There’s nothing for the 4-time champ (or Rafanatics) to lose sleep over, especially with clay-averse Andy Murray the big gun in his half. Rafa will shrug off Dr. Ivo or Hewitt in the 3rd round and get a workout against Ferrer in the 16s. Verdasco, Davydenko, Wawrinka and… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 23, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

FRENCH OPEN: MADRID WIN “BODES WELL” FOR ROGER FEDERER



*INTERVIEW BY FREAKYFRITES WITH PATRICK MCENROE + MARY CARILLO



via GOTOTENNIS



Mary Carillo and Patrick McEnroe, who will be anchoring ESPN’s French Open commentary team at Roland Garros next week, took time to chat with reporters (and me) about the upcoming action on the terre battue. Here’s some of what they had to say about Nadal, Federer and the rest of the… Continue

Added by FreakyFrites on May 21, 2009 at 12:24am — 2 Comments

Tennishead blogs from Madrid

After the stresses of yesterday’s loss of images, the discovery this morning that they were in fact saved came as a huge relief. It also struck me that it was well worth having yesterday’s events on film – it’s not often there are pictures of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal losing on the same day! So, another few hours dealing with that this morning meant not much time to think about the mouth-watering prospect of Andy Murray winning another Masters tournament – which is exactly what he… Continue

Added by Tennishead on October 20, 2008 at 6:05am — No Comments

Great Scot!

If the enthusiastic Madrileños had had their way, Sunday’s final at the Mutua Madrileña Masters would have pitched the game’s two greats against each other, so that Rafael Nadal could conquer Roger Federer, and bring a repeat of this year’s epic Wimbledon final to Spain’s biggest tournament.



Nadal had started the week by finally receiving the ATP No.1 trophy, the first time the Spaniard has officially acknowledged his achievement since he toppled his erstwhile rival off the top spot… Continue

Added by Tennishead on October 20, 2008 at 5:56am — No Comments

Idiots' guide to the week ahead...

We preview the next seven days on the WTA and ATP Tours with events in Basel, Lyon, St Petersburg, Linz and Luxembourg.





ATP Davidoff Swiss Indoors




Where? Basel, Switzerland

Surface? Indoor carpet

Prizemoney? €891,000

Draw size? 32 singles, 16 doubles pairs

Big names? Roger Federer, David Nalbandian, Juan Martin Del Potro, James Blake, Stanislas Wawrinka

2007 champion? Roger Federer

Sub-plot? Up until late last week, it was all… Continue

Added by Tennishead on October 20, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

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