Roger Federer Breezes Past Marin Cilic For 8th Wimbledon Title

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From LastWordOnTennis Roger Federer is now 35 years old, and not only is he setting and breaking his own records on the tour, he is still establishing personal bests. In fact, his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title was also, at least in terms of sets lost, his best. Federer came into this tournament having won a […] READ MORE



“Fedal” To Take Centre Stage Once Again In Miami

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Sam Barker. When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stood at opposing baselines on the Rod Laver Arena back in January there was a sense that this was the final encore of one of tennis’ greatest rivalries. How wrong we all were. Instead of a brief encore, 2017 seems to have unveiled a whole new act for the “Fedal” […] READ MORE


Does Rankings Fall Signal The End Of The Federer-Nadal Rivalry?

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Martin Keady. Thirteen was certainly the unlucky number for Federer and Nadal this week, as the new world rankings found them both outside the world’s top four for the first time in thirteen years. At that time, Federer had won Wimbledon for the first time and Nadal was just a 16-year-old (albeit a […] READ MORE


“Big Four” Lives on Despite Stan Wawrinka’s US Open Triumph

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Niall Murray Stan Wawrinka did what very few have been able to do in 2016. Defeat Novak Djokovic. Granted the Serb has been off colour since Wimbledon, having struggled with personal issues and an ongoing wrist problem. A Djokovic defeat is rare, but a Grand Slam in which one of the “Big Four” […] READ MORE


All Aboard the Rollercoaster: What it’s Like Being a Team GB Fan

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I was asked the other day how it feels being a Team GB fan. Right now, I have to say it’s amazing and we are on cloud nine. It hasn’t always been this way. As a Brit and a Team GB supporter, follower, and fan, I have been previously used to second best. We would celebrate […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic Made Everyone Look Foolish in Toronto

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As tennis writers we are all privy to it. Exacerbating a story to conjure up a desired narrative. When Novak Djokovic crashed out of Wimbledon to a rampant Sam Querrey everyone was asking the same questions. What does this mean? Is the Novak Djokovic era of dominance over? Where does he go from here? How naïve […] READ MORE


Will Roger Federer’s Injury Prevent Him From Winning another Grand Slam?

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Tennis great Roger Federer has announced that he’ll miss the rest of the 2016 season, including the Rio Olympics and US Open. This is to receive “extensive rehabilitation [1]” following his knee surgery earlier in the year. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has had a less than ideal 2016, but appeared to be back to his best following […] READ MORE


Milos Raonic Becomes First Canadian Man to Reach Wimbledon Final

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The country of Canada does not have a large tennis pedigree, to say the least–at least in singles. Daniel Nestor is Canada’s most accomplished tennis player, but he has done it all in doubles. In the more-respected one-on-one singles version of the game, Canadian tennis success has been hard to come by. Canada is currently […] READ MORE


Cilic and Tsonga Come Close But No Go

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If you had a Wimbledon Centre Court ticket today, you just experienced one of the best days of tennis in a very long time. Unfortunately, at the end of two thrilling singles matches both underdogs, Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came up short. Federer vs Cilic In the first quarterfinal, 9th seed Marin Cilic had […] READ MORE