The second ATP 1000 Masters tournament will start in Miami shortly. Top players in both the men’s and the women’s sction will take the field and look to entertain fans across the world. Although Roger Federer pulled out of the tournament in order to prepare for the clay season ahead, there will be no short of drama on the court. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss the Miami Open.
Juan Martin del Potro Former World No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro’s much anticipated return will not happen at Indian Wells. The Argentine who featured in the Apia Sydney International earlier this year had withdrawn from the Australian Open citing a troublesome wrist injury that plagued him for much of last year. The 2009 US Open champion has played just 5 tournaments since the 2013 season. He celebrated Argentina’s 3-2 win
Are they really the top four? When Rafael Nadal lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final of the 2014 Australian Open, the murmurs started. When Roger Federer suffered an early exit at the hands of Andreas Seppi at the 2014 Wimbledon, the chatter started. After he suffered a crushing defeat to Marin Cilic who went on to win the 2014 US Open, eulogies were written. The last four months of the previous season and the first couple of month
Juan Martin del Potro It was a short return to competitive tennis for Juan Martin del Potro this year as he will miss the Australian Open due to concerns over his wrist injury. It is more of a precautionary measure to prevent further damage that could keep him out for months. “I didn’t feel prepared for playing in this big event,” Del Potro said. “My first Grand Slam after one year, five-set matches, is very to
Are Federer and Djokovic clear favourites for the Australian Open? The tennis experts of Sportskeeda look ahead at the 2015 Australian Open by making picks for the men’s draw in four categories: dark horse, early exit, dangerous floater, and champion. 1. Dark horse Adnan Akhtar: Over the past year, Grigor Dimitrov has shown signs of brilliance on court but hasn’t gone on to record that breakthrough win. Despite a defeat in les
Juan Martin Del Potro returned to action after a 10-month injury layoff at the Apia Sydney International. The Argentine couldn’t defend his title, but is upbeat at the way he played during the tournament. “I did more than what I expected,” said del Potro. “I played three matches in a row and I played against good players in this tournament, which means a good comeback for me.” The Argentine beat top seed Fabio Fo
Juan Martin del Potro Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) Juan Martin del Potro's Sydney International title defence is over after the Argentine lost to Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets on Thursday. Del Potro, who was playing only his third match in nearly a year after a career-threatening wrist injury, lost 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) at the Sydney Olympic Park. The former US champion, whose ranking slipped to 338 while he was recovering
Juan Martin Del Potro plays a backhand in his win over Fabio Fognini in the Round of 16 of Sydney International Juan Martin Del Potro beat top seed Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Sydney International. Fognini dictated most of the rallies in the early goings of the match and took the set with a solitary break of serve. The 2009 U.S Open champion bounced back in style as he kept points short through winners on
Juan Martin Del Potro plays a backhand in his win over Sergiy Stakhovsky in Sydney Juan Martin Del Potro got his season underway with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the Apia International Sydney tournament. The 26-year old broke early to take a 3-1 lead before closing out the set 6-3. The second set was a much tighter affair as both players served well to send the set to a tiebreak. It was Del Potro who came out on top in
Juan Martin del Potro Canberra, Jan 1 (IANS) Former US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the Brisbane International, officials said Thursday, further delaying his return to the court from an injury-blighted 2014. The Argentine had been scheduled to play in the Jan 4-11 Brisbane event, ahead of defending his title in the Sydney International from January 11-17 in the lead-up to the Australian Open, reports Xinhua. But Br
The top stars in tennis prepare for the first Grand Slam of 2015 As the new year dawns upon us, all the players are getting ready and warming up for what could be one of the most exciting seasons for tennis. 2014 saw a lot of new players coming into the fray and with two new Grand Slam champions being crowned. Along with these young players coming in, we will also see the return of some big names in 2015. Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del P
2014 has been an exciting year for tennis. We saw two new Grand Slam champions being crowned at the Australian Open and the U.S Open and we have seen a lot of other players make it big this year. There will be a lot of things to look forward to in 2015. There are a lot of records at stake and a lot of questions to be answered. With so many memorable things happening in 2014, fans can surely expect 2015 to be as exciting or even m
Juan Martin Del Potro looks on before the start the Copa Sudamericana 2014 semifinals football match between Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires 1 The unforeseen jolt It wasn’t so long ago that Juan Martin Del Potro was announcing his comeback to the ATP tour after his long injury layoff. But just as he seemed to be rediscovering his Slam-winning form of 2009, he was struck by anoth
Injuries are something which are inevitable and can completely destroy a talented player's career. We have seen many a budding new prospect or someone reaching the top of the world rankings after a lot of hard work, only to see his career get plagued by injuries. Some of these players keep coming back from injuries to win tournaments, while others cannot play at the same level again. Here is a list of the most injury pron
Tennis has seen some great matches over the years. However, there have been instances where things have got out of control leading to ugly scenes on the court. Here’s a look at five ugly altercations between players on the court.