Posts Tagged: Djokovic


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May 17

SHARAPOVA BACK WITH A BANG

Maria Sharapova has returned with a bang after over a year on the sidelines.


She returned to a victory in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, getting past Italian Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3. During a makeshift interview at the Porsche Arena, she said she had been “waiting for this moment for a long time.”

The tennis star was found guilty of drug abuse. She was banned for two years but she appealed the sentence at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) where she won a reduction to 15 months. She complained that she had a heart issue, aside others, that necessitated her taking a Latvian-produced drug meldonium. She said she was oblivious that the drug was added to the list of banned substance in 2016 by the Anti Doping Agency. The drug is not approved for sale in the United States, and it helps her increase oxygen flow to her heart.

As she returned the biggest questions were the issue of her return after a long time out and her travails during the appeal. There were rumours that the focus of any interview would be the game but so many questions needed answers. Ahead of the game, top stars like Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber asked that Sharapova not get a wild card for the event and Sharapova’s agent blasted them. Sharapova also put the ITF on blast for not publicizing the banning of meldonium. Continue reading →


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Mar 17

FORMER CRICKETER WINS FIRST WTA TITLE

A former cricketer in Ashleigh Barty has claimed her first WTA singles title in Malaysia after she made the move to return to her first love.


Barty is a former Wimbledon junior champion but decided to take a break from the game during her teenage years.

Barty decided to re-commit herself to the sport after a long time out. After more than a year, she has started receiving dividends of the decision by winning her first professional tennis tournament. She saw off six players before making it to the final. She defeated Japan international Nao Hibino in the final to lift the title in Kuala Lampur.

“I think it was very unexpected going into the week, we just wanted to come here and play some good tennis and maybe squeak out three-five matches, including doubles. Even if we didn’t walk away with a title, it would have been a fantastic week. Continue reading →


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Aug 16

Season 2015 not Good for Juan Martin Del Potro

The 2015 season was just limited to two tournaments for Juan Martin Del Potro and during that curtailed season, he was not at ease with the rackets he had to use.


The company which manufactures rackets for Del Potro stopped manufacturing his favourite model last year and instead came up with a new model which he did not like much. He did try it, but, was surely not comfortable enough to go into the games with it.

And, since the company could only provide that model, he had no option, but, to bring out the rackets he had already used previously, the old ones. However, the problem was that those rackets were deteriorating in quality quickly having been used enough already.  After each practice session or even after a little knock ahead of his matches, De Potro would feel as if the strings of the rackets had to be changed. Continue reading →


3
Apr 15

Roger Federer feels that it’s his tendency to control his workload

Roger Federer feels that it’s his tendency to control his workload due to which he has managed to play top tennis for a long time.

Generally, when the tennis players happen to be at the peak of their career, they opt to play in as many tournaments as possible and that does affect their long term prospects.

Their career gets shortened by a year or two as their body surrenders under the pressure of the huge amount of workload that they keep on taking.

Having seen some of the former players retiring in their early thirties because of fitness problems, Federer had decided pretty early that he did not want to go that way.

Right back in 2004 when Federer had achieved the World no. 1 status for the first time, he had made the call that he would not be taking part in more than 20 competitions in a season.

According to Federer, there is always a temptation to chase the cash as a tennis player. The more you play, the higher your chances are as far as grabbing the prizes is concerned, but, playing continuously, you are not going to survive long. Continue reading →


11
Feb 15

Novak Djokovic Invites Ball boys to Play tennis

Tennis Heroes Video clip Ranking: four / five


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Nov 14

Head Graphene Speed Pro (Novak Djokovic) Racquet Review

Tennis Heroes Online video Ranking: 4 / 5


9
Feb 14

Novak Djokovic Backhand Analysis

Tennis Heroes Video Ranking: four / five


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Nov 13

Novak Djokovic Training 2013 HD Court Level View #2

Tennis Heroes Video clip Score: four / five


10
Jan 13

Novak Djokovic has fun with a fan (“Will you marry me?”) – marriage proposal – ORIGINAL

Tennis Heroes Movie Score: four / five


12
Dec 12

Novak Djokovic makes perfect imitation of Gustavo Kuerten – Tennis 17/11/2012

Tennis Heroes Video Score: four / 5