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Award caps Nadal's perfect year

As we approach the middle of December now is the time many of us look back and reflect on the year gone by.

The same goes for the sporting world as well and for Spaniard Rafael Nadal he can look back on 2010 with a feeling of well-deserved satisfaction.

The 24-year-old was named International Tennis Federation world champion for 2010 this week after a blockbusting, title-filled year, although things didn't start to well though for the Majorca-born star.

A knee…


Added by Thomas Rooney on December 16, 2010 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Can Kamke kickstart career in 2011?

Many tennis bettors are expecting more of the same when the 2011 season gets underway, with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer picking up their magnificent rivalry where they left off this year and dominating the Grand Slams and odds in betting markets in the process. With tough competition hopefully coming from players like Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the 2011 season is sure to hold its fair share of excitement and intrigue but should we be looking… Continue

Added by Thomas Rooney on December 9, 2010 at 6:09am — No Comments

Nadal shows his title credentials

World number one demonstrated why he is favourite to win the ATP Tour Finals at the O2 Arena with a straight sets win over Novak Djokovic.

The victory, completed in an hour and 51 minutes, was Nadal’s second win of the

tournament and puts him top of Group A, virtually secure of a place in the


World number three Djokovic could point to a problem with eyes towards the end

of the first set as a reason for his defeat.



Added by Thomas Rooney on November 26, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Can Murray end his season on a high?

Andy Murray is a man who desperately wants to win the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals in London, which get underway this weekend at the O2 Arena. Obviously winning a tournament of any size, no matter what the quality level of the players assembled, is a nice feeling, but Murray believes that winning this one, in front of a home crowd, would provide a massive psychological boost as the season draws to a close and preparations quickly begin for the 2011 season.

Murray's bid to secure… Continue

Added by Thomas Rooney on November 19, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

Draw helps Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki will be happy with the Sony Ericsson Championships singles draw. The world number one is under pressure to prove her top ranking my winning a big event and she knows

being handed a group of Francesca Schiavone, Sam Stosur and Elena Dementieva is

as much help as she could hope for from the…


Added by Thomas Rooney on October 25, 2010 at 4:28am — No Comments

Melzer's belated breakthrough

2010 is the year that has seen Jurgen Melzer finally deliver on his talent. 29 is an advanced age to proclaim a breakthrough, but the Austrian is certainly playing the best tennis of his career

and is finishing the season strong enough to suggest…


Added by Thomas Rooney on October 18, 2010 at 4:44am — No Comments

Changing faces at the top

Rafael Nadal’s historic claiming of the career Grand Slam rightly gets the headlines after the men’s US Open, but there have been other notable developments at Flushing Meadows. Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s careers

are going in an upward direction. The same cannot be said for Roger Federer and

Andy Murray.

Those who place regular tennis bets know that the handing of the baton of…


Added by Thomas Rooney on September 14, 2010 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Who can win the men’s event at this year’s US Open?

With US Open betting well underway, and fans, experts, and bookmakers all trying to decide who the real contenders for the men’s singles event will be, John McEnroe has taken the initiative and announced that he believes only three players can win this

year’s last Grand Slam event: Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael…


Added by Thomas Rooney on September 2, 2010 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Nalbandian returns to winning ways

David Nalbandian made the final 16 at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic Wednesday evening, following his straight-set victory over seventh seed Stanislas Wawrinka. The Argentinean was…


Added by Thomas Rooney on August 11, 2010 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

Del Potro eyes chance

It remains to be seen whether the reigning US Open champion, Juan Martin del Potro, will be fit enough to defend his title later this month. The Argentinean hasn’t played since the Australian Open at the beginning of the year.

He reached the fourth round in Australia but was struggling with a wrist injury during the tournament. The injury didn’t clear up and del Potro was forced to have an operation. The injury forced del Potro to miss the French Open and Wimbledon as he recovered… Continue

Added by Thomas Rooney on August 6, 2010 at 5:55am — No Comments

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