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Hot and Not: A pre-tournament analysis of the 2015 US Open
Hot and Not: A pre-tournament analysis of the 2015 US Open

We Are the Champions: Roger Federer and Serena Williams The post-Wimbledon lull is a thing of the distant past. With the US Open 2015, the last Grand Slam of the year barely a week away, things have been heating up. Soon after Wimbledon, there was news of Philip Kohlschreiber winning the Austrian Open at Kitzbuhel and Dominic Thiem winning the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland. Rafael Nadal kindled fans’ hopes by showca

Aug 26 2015
Video: Novak Djokovic shows off his mimicry skills
Video: Novak Djokovic shows off his mimicry skills

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic is without a doubt the best player on the tennis circuit today. The 28-year-old has already won two out of the three Grand Slams this year, and he reached the finals of the French Open too, where he lost to Stan Wawrinka. But apart from playing tennis, the Serbian is also well-known for his mimicry skills, particularly of his fellow tennis players. During a match against 14-time

Aug 25 2015
Cincinnati Masters: Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Semis; Nadal crashes out
Cincinnati Masters: Federer, Djokovic, Murray in Semis; Nadal crashes out

Djokovic beat Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1 Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray reached the Semi Finals of the Cincinnati Masters, but it was disappointment yet again for former World No 1 Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard crashed out in the round of 16. Federer will take on Murray for a spot in the final while top seed Djokovic will be facing Alexandr Dolgopolov as he continues his quest for a  Career Golden Masters. The Serbian overca

Aug 22 2015
The pursuit for a Career 'Golden Masters'
The pursuit for a Career 'Golden Masters'

Novak Djokovic needs to win the Cincinnati Masters to complete career golden Masters Cincinnati Masters title: Missing element in Djokovic’s CV Roland Garros might still be elusive, but Novak Djokovic looks to create another record this week. With the Western and Southern Open underway in Cincinnati this week, he would like to ensure that there is no Wawrinka-like surprise this time. Ever since breaking Rafael Nadal's eight year

Aug 20 2015
Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic advances to the last 16 with a win over Benoit Paire
Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic advances to the last 16 with a win over Benoit Paire

Novak Djokovic attempts a backhand slide in his win over Benoit Paire  World No. 1 Novak Djokovic started his Cincinnati Masters campaign with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Benoit Paire on Wednesday.  It wasn’t all easy for the Serb after the duo exchanged breaks in the opening set. Djokovic broke again to take the opening set in 64 minutes. The World No.1 won 61% points on his serve and converted 2 of 11 break point opportunities. Pa

The IPTL 2015 promises to be bigger and better
The IPTL 2015 promises to be bigger and better

Mahesh Bhupathi (left) during the IPTL press conference earlier this month The IPTL 2015 is finally here! The match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was a massive success in 2014 drawing huge crowds. Now, last year’s IPTL teams- Philippine Mavericks, Indian Aces, UAE Royals and Singapore Slammers - are returning for another chance at the title. But, this year, it gets even bigger, with Japan Warriors joining in the co

Aug 20 2015
The final Grand Slam of the year is as open as ever
The final Grand Slam of the year is as open as ever

The US Open starts in two weeks from now The new promo on TV shows a furry yellow tennis ball cut into the shape of an Apple. The US Grand Slam is here at the big Apple, the name New Yorkers call their city. Every Slam has its own glam. 30-40 may be a tantalizingly poised game score but it could also mean the temperature inside Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena which the players have to beat in addition to their opponents. Australian Open

Aug 17 2015
Murray, Djokovic through to semis as Nadal loses to Nishikori
Murray, Djokovic through to semis as Nadal loses to Nishikori

Rafael Nadal vs. Kei Nishikori Rafael Nadal (R) congratulates Kei Nishikori after being defeated in straight sets Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals in the Rogers Cup. Nishikori beat Nadal for the first time in eight meetings. He went four-for-four on break points while saving two of three break point chances against him. Serving on his second match point, he

Aug 15 2015
Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals of Montreal Masters
Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals of Montreal Masters

Novak Djokovic plays a backhand in his win over Jack Sock Top seeds progressed through to the last eight of the Montreal Masters without much of a difficulty on Thursday. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Jack Sock 6-2, 6-1 in the first match of the day. Djokovic was very impressive on his serve getting 83% of first serves in and winning 74% service points. Sock had one break point opportunity in the whole set, which he failed to convert. It

Aug 14 2015
Rafael Nadal through to the third round of Montreal Masters
Rafael Nadal through to the third round of Montreal Masters

Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Sergiy Stakhovsky  With the day 2 coming to an end, there were some hard fought victories and some big upsets. The second seeded Andy Murray had to wait for a long time during his match against Tommy Robredo as it was disrupted due to rain. At 4-4 in the first set the players had to go back into the dressing room.  After the break, Murray came out all guns blazing and finished off the match 6-

Aug 13 2015
Sania Mirza: A class apart
Sania Mirza: A class apart

Sania Mirza (R) with doubles partner Martina Hingis following their Wimbledon victory The International Premier Tennis League, formally announced in May 2013, was a major hit in India in its first season, with the Roger Federer Vs Novak Djokovic game in the Indian capital drawing unprecedented crowds. The Philippine Mavericks, Indian Aces, UAE Royals and Singapore Slammers contested the first time around. This year, the Japan War

Aug 13 2015
Murray, Nadal, Nishikori in Round 3 at Rogers Cup
Murray, Nadal, Nishikori in Round 3 at Rogers Cup

L-R Nishikori, Nadal and Murray at the Rogers Cup 2015 Briton Andy Murray, seeded second at the tournament, beat Spain’s Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-5 at the Rogers Cup in Canada yesterday. The world no. 3 faced the Spaniard after a first-round bye at the tournament. He previously bowed out in Round 1 of the recently concluded Citi Open after a loss to world no. 53 Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.  While the pair were initially due t

Aug 13 2015
Vamos Rafa, Come on Roger: The rivalry that has transcended tennis
Vamos Rafa, Come on Roger: The rivalry that has transcended tennis

Federer on Nadal: “Even if you play great he can still beat you. That’s what makes him the legend he is today. “ Best friends on and off the court: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer There is no greater joy in world tennis than watching the Swiss maestro take on the Spanish bull. A match between these two titans is a match where every point means life or death, where passion for the game overcomes every distraction,

Aug 12 2015
Preview of the Montreal Masters: Can Novak Djokovic continue his domination in Canada?
Preview of the Montreal Masters: Can Novak Djokovic continue his domination in Canada?

Tennis returns to Canada this week at the Montreal Masters for the sixth Masters 1000 event of the year. With the exception of Roger Federer and David Ferrer, other top players have confirmed their presence for the tournament. Let us look at the chances of some of these players as they look to begin their hard court season on a high. Top Half Novak Djokovic makes his return on the ATP tour in Montreal World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the top

Aug 10 2015