Tag: Stan Wawrinka

La Decima: The Mythical Tale of Rafael Nadal
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La Decima: The Mythical Tale of Rafael Nadal

LA DECIMA, probably the most used phrase among tennis fans in last 3 months by the tennis fans around the globe, be it in verbal discussions or on the internet. Winning a single grand slam ten times was unheard of, until Rafael Nadal made it happen, not once, but three times, at Monte Carlo, Barcelona...

BNP Paribas Open 2017: Final Preview
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BNP Paribas Open 2017: Final Preview

The BNP Paribas Open is one match away from its conclusion, and temperature and excitement is soaring up in Indian Wells regarding the all-Swiss contest between Swiss No. 1 Stan Wawrinka and Swiss No. 2 Roger Federer. The road so far The finalists have had varying experiences in their 5 matches — Stan had been...

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...

All in Stan’s head: A Stanislas Wawrinka Special
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All in Stan’s head: A Stanislas Wawrinka Special

Rare achievement of winning a major after 30? He’s done it. Defeating Novak Djokovic in at least 3 majors? He’s done it. Defeating the top seeded one to win the finals of majors he’s won? He’s done it. Inconsistency? Well, Stan Wawrinka pretty much is it. The first thing that would come to one’s mind...

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...