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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reckons he should not have featured for his team France in the title round Davis Cup tie versus Switzerland.
Tsonga was not 100% ahead of that tie. He had had a few issues with his arm. But, he took painkillers and decided to get through it somehow.
However, that went in vain as he failed to guide France to the title. He actually ended up aggravating that arm problem of his while playing in first of the two singles matches.
He could not even play the reverse singles due to the injury. Continue reading →
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Serena Williams finished the 2014 Season by lifting the WTA finals trophy last weekend. It was her 7th singles title in the season.
For the second consecutive year, she finished the season as the no. 1 player in the world.
Still, there are some people who believe that the American star has been an underachiever in the last 10 months and they have their reasons to believe so.
Serena might have been able to maintain her no. 1 ranking throughout the year, but, she did come across several lows.
In quite a few majors, she lost before the semi final round and that too against the players of outside top 10.
It happened for the first time in the last 6 seasons that Serena participated in all the Grand Slams and managed to clinch just one.
From a player like Serena, one doesn’t expect early exits from majors especially if she is fit.
But, this season, it has happened so and that’s why, the critics are not ready to admit that this was another successful season for the 33-year old.
The thing with Serena is that she has set the bar very high for herself. For time and time again, she has dominated her opponents in the majors. So, the expectations have just got bigger and bigger from her and suddenly, when she has a season like this in which she has played well, but, has not been dominant, people say she has underachieved.
But, Serena maintaining her top position during the season means she was never out of form totally. She had been fairly consistent. Yes, she had not been as good as she was in 2013, but, still, she competed well on the tour. However, next season, she would definitely be eyeing more major titles.
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Andy Murray is eagerly waiting to play for Great Britain in the next Davis Cup.
Great Britain has to face United States of America first up in March and Murray is excited about it.
The team which wins that tie in the opening round would make its way to the Round of 8 where it would be up against the winner of the tie between Germany and France.
The British players would have the fond memories of the win that they had secured over America in the first half of this year. They would surely want to repeat that in Glasgow where there would be huge crowd support for them.
Talking about the upcoming tie in a press conference, Murray said, “It’s always exciting when you play with the crowd behind you. I have already played here, I think 3-4 years back, and the support back then was just fantastic, but, there will be a different sort of pressure this time around as we are in the world group. We would try and do whatever required and hopefully, end up on the winning side.”
The skipper of the Great Britain side, Leon Smith, was also accompanying Murray in the conference. He was quoted as saying, “Andy hasn’t played in Scotland that often in the recent past. This is probably going to be his first appearance in almost 2 years. He is one of the favourite sons of the soil and there is no doubt in my mind that a large number of people would gather to watch him live.”
“In 2011, when he had represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup, you would have seen the desperation of the people despite the fact that it wasn’t World Group fixture. He is immensely loved here.”
Roger Federer is going to take on Gael Monfils of France in the Round of 8 in the ongoing US Open. There are no prizes for guessing who the favourite in that contest is.
The Swiss maestro is in a fine shape at the moment. He is steam rolling over opponents and if he doesn’t bring any complacency in his game going into the quarters, it would be hard for Monfils to clinch even one set against him. Continue reading →
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