Top 10 moments of Roger Federer’s career

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Roger Federer is one of the most famous sportsmen on the planet.  He is never seen in the papers due to scandal but only for his superb, outstanding achievements during his astonishing career. In fact, his career has been so prosperous that it is possible to run out of superlatives to describe his talent and the many records he has made and broken over the years. This … [Read more...]

Tennis tweeters: who entertains the most?

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Over the years as Twitter has progressed in popularity so has the number of  ATP and WTA tennis players who have joined Twitter and are fairly active.  Many of their tweets are entertaining, funny and honest.  There is such a selection to choose from and no doubt everybody will have their different opinions, but here are some of the most active, entertaining tweeters at … [Read more...]

Roger Federer defeats a tearful Andy Murray at the finals of Wimbledon

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Wimbledon, London – There were tears all around on Centre Court on Sunday as Andy Murray fell short of victory at the hands of Roger Federer in four sets 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6.  Roger Federer fell to the floor with tears in his eyes as he looked at his team in disbelief, whilst a heartbroken Andy Murray could barely string a sentence together during the on court … [Read more...]

A week of Wimbledon shocks and losses

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Wimbledon has served up some fantastic battles, shock early exits and ferocious fights so far during the 2012 Championships, which have left many bewildered, surprised and fascinated by the turn of events at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.  Many have exited earlier than expected such as Nadal, Berdych, Wozniacki and Sharapova to name but a few and there have also been a … [Read more...]

Five great things about Wimbledon

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows This week has been the opening week at Wimbledon and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed several matches, beautiful weather and of course strawberries and cream!  It has been lovely to be back at the All England Lawn Tennis Club again and see the quick paced matches with the players dressed in their all whites at SW19 once more. There are so many wonderful aspects about … [Read more...]

Ten on court dramas and shocks in tennis – with video evidence!

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows On Sunday, Argentine David Nalbandian drew more media attention in the final against Marin Cilic at the Queens Club than initially expected after losing his cool, the match, the championship title and accidentally injured a linesman in the process.  Over the years, there have been many on court dramas and surprises - some worse than others that have occurred on the tennis … [Read more...]

Rafael Nadal climbs up the Grand Slam record list

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows Rafael Nadal achieved on Monday what no man has ever been able to do before at Roland Garros – win seven titles on the Parisian red clay.  Nadal has now matched the Grand Slam records of Rod Laver and Björn Borg with his 11 Grand Slam titles, but who else stands before him on his route to climbing to the record breaking limits of Roger Federer? 1) Roger Federer – 16 … [Read more...]

Grass court season in full swing at the AEGON Trophy in Nottingham.

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows AEGON Trophy, Nottingham - Whilst the WTA and the ATP top guns have been battling against each other on clay under the gloomy skies of Paris, others have started their grass court season campaign and in the UK it has begun at the AEGON Trophy challenger tournament, the first of the pre-wimbledon events and I decided to go down to the tournament venue and have a look at some … [Read more...]

Roger Federer and his French Open years

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By Lisa-Marie Burrows World No.3 and 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is appearing in his 13th appearance this week at Roland Garros and has already added yet another milestone to his illustrious career this week as he won his 233rd match at a Grand Slam, equalling the Open era record set by Jimmy Connors.  His best performance at the French Open was in 2009 when he was eventually … [Read more...]

Madrid round up: Nadal, Ferrer, Del Potro, Azarenka and Radwanska all progress to next round.

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Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid – It has been another action packed day on the blue courts of Madrid in the main stadiums and on the outside courts. At the start of the day the cheerful Ukraine Alexandr Dolgolopov and winner of the Serbia Open in Belgrade last week Andreas Seppi were engrossed in a long battle out on court 7.  Both top 20 players went toe-to-toe and battled it out from the baseline, … [Read more...]

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