Tag: Andy Murray

The worst number one in tennis: A case study
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The worst number one in tennis: A case study

Last year, Andy Murray’s ascension to World No. 1 took shape in the months following US Open. Until US Open, the gap between Novak and Andy was so wide that it seemed unthinkable that he might soon reach the pinnacle of the rankings. But then as US Open ended, Novak took his foot off the...

BNP Paribas Open 2017: Draw Analysis
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BNP Paribas Open 2017: Draw Analysis

The draw for BNP Paribas Open 2017 is out, and much to the surprise of everyone, the big 3 namely Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have been drawn into the same quarter of the bottom half of the draw. This deadly quarter also includes the likes of Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios and ATP NextGen...

Turning Back The Clock: Mischa Zverev
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Turning Back The Clock: Mischa Zverev

When the chair umpire says, “Game, set, match, Zverev”, one would most definitely believe it to be Alexander, the teen prodigy who’s been causing a lot of hype on tour for the last two years, except from now on, they’ll have to see the scorecard to see which of the two brothers wreaked havoc. Mischa...

Approaching the Australian Open 2017: Draw Analysis
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Approaching the Australian Open 2017: Draw Analysis

How will Andy Murray approach his first major since becoming the recently knighted world number one? How will longtime favorite Novak Djokovic approach the tournament chasing a record seventh title? How will Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal build their campaign to chase history? And how will the recent shifting of guard affect the tournament –...

It’s about time we get started!
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It’s about time we get started!

2016 witnessed a complete changing of the guard in the world of tennis, with both the men’s and women’s top-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams being dethroned by Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber. If we look back, there were many defining moments in tennis over the last 12 months. Let’s take you through some...

Dethroning The Goliath: Andy Murray Special
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Dethroning The Goliath: Andy Murray Special

When a player has huge potential and reaches a Grand Slam final at the raw age of 21 years, it is believed that he’ll go all the way, break and make a few records, be a number 1 for some time. Or, what can happen is quite the dramatic plot of a Hollywood movie where...

The Final One: Analysing the US Open Draw
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The Final One: Analysing the US Open Draw

Ever since the French Open this year, the ATP has been in a state of transition with world number 1, Novak Djokovic losing a few unexpected matches, Andy Murray winning big titles, Milos Raonic qualifying to the final of a Grand Slam and more such. That makes the US Open 2016 – the season’s final...

Resuming life after Olympics: Cincinnati Masters
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Resuming life after Olympics: Cincinnati Masters

There have been withdrawals by some top players. There have been disruptions due to bad weather. But, the draw is out. And, the tournament is on. One of the most important and quickest events of the tennis season, is about to start as the Rio Olympics almost nears its end. 16 of the top 18 players...

Why is the Davis Cup still alive?
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Why is the Davis Cup still alive?

“For Roger Federer, the biggest name in the sport, winning the International Tennis Federation’s national team competition was a guilt-laden obligation, a chore he felt he had to tick off, like calling his grandmother on Sunday.” These words scooped out of an OregonLive article by Douglas Perry describe almost entirely what is going wrong with the...

French Open 2015: How long can the Pros go?
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French Open 2015: How long can the Pros go?

In the last 5 years (if not more), a French Open draw ceremony hasn’t been as intriguing as it was yesterday. The king of Clay, the demigod of Paris, Rafael Nadal’s monopoly in clay tournaments has finally been put at stake and it seems, world number 1 Novak Djokovic is clearly the favorite by a...