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January 25th, 2015

Tomas Berdych: I’ve Put Myself In The Best Possible Position To Beat Rafael Nadal

Tomas Berdych has been nearly perfect through four rounds at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals for an eighth straight time, second in a row without losing a set.

But after the big win over Bernard Tomic, Berdych sets a date with his nemesis Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has beaten Berdych 18 of 21 times including 17 straight.

“Well, I’m feeling very good,” said Berdych. “It’s been a great, great run so far. But, yeah, I just put myself in the best …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:37 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Eugenie Bouchard Says She’s Never Met Anyone With Her First Name

It’s a Grand Slam so that means Eugenie Bouchard is again playing good tennis. A year after breaking through reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open, Bouchard advanced to the quarterfinals this year after outlasting Irina-Camila Begu in three sets today.

But up next on Tuesday is a fourth meeting with Maria Sharapova who has beaten the Canadian in all three of their previous meetings including the last two French Opens.

“I think it’s always great to play the best players in …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:30 am in Australian Open | No Comments »

January 25th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Blasts The Scheduling At The Australian Open

Young Australian star Bernard Tomic lost today to Tomas Berdych in straight sets in the Australian Open fourth round. After match, which was played on Margaret Court Arena instead of Rod Laver where he played on in his younger years, Tomic took aim at the odd scheduling by his home event.

” I spoke to a few people about (the scheduling),” Tomic said. “Lleyton as well. I think the scheduling was like ridiculous this year. Like not just from my side, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:24 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 24th, 2015

Keys to the Match Puts American in 4th Rd. at Aussie Open; Djokovic Dominant

For American tennis fans waiting on Madison Keys, the wait could be over.

At 19 years old with athletic attributes that include an all-court game, big serve and ferocious forehand, it has been a wait for both fans and Keys, who has seemed to struggle with bringing everything together at the same time to win big matches and go deep in tournaments.

Now with the confidence of former No. 1 Lindsay Davenport by her side as a coach, the unseeded Keys on …

Posted by Staff @ 9:29 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 53 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Federer Has Really ‘Bad Day;” Williams Sisters on Saturday at Aussie Open

In-form Italian Andreas Seppi brought a shocking end to No. 2 seed Roger Federer’s Australian Open campaign on Friday, ousting the Swiss 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(5) in a third-round stunner.

“Just a bad day,” said Federer, who for the first time in 14 years will not see the fourth round in Melbourne. “It had things to do with Andreas’ game and with my game as well. You put those things together, all of a sudden you’re playing a match you don’t …

Posted by Staff @ 8:35 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Rafael Nadal Feels Better, But Reveals He Doesn’t Like To Sleep Or Sit On The Sofa Watching TV

After a harrowing Wednesday night in Melbourne where he very nearly lost to Tim Smyczek as his body was failing him, Rafael Nadal looked more himself in a routine win over Dudi Sela. After Nadal said he was feeling much better.

“Yesterday was okay,” Nadal said. “Seriously I feel that I was in terms of legs I wake up in the morning better than what I thought. In terms of, you know, I was still a little bit dizzy yesterday. I …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:15 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Here’s Genie Bouchard’s Simple Response To The Twirl Controversy

The twirl controversy has taken on a life of its own. It started when an Australian Open presented asked Genie Bouchard to do a “twirl” during a post-match on court interview.

Some thought the request would sexist – would anyone ever ask Novak Djokovic to do that? Many, like me, don’t care.

But Genie found a cartoon that summed it up.

It could have been worse guys 🙈 #lol #twirlgate pic.twitter.com/lSJ4qGm4yE

— Eugenie Bouchard …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:00 am in Australian Open | 8 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Andy Murray: If I Had To Bet, I Think Roger Federer Will Win Another Grand Slam

Andy Murray gave his support to his fallen rival Roger Federer who was stunned today in four sets by Andreas Seppi in the third round of the Australian Open. Murray, who’s lost to Federer in the final and in the quarterfinals last year, says he thinks the Swiss even at 33 can win Grand Slams.

“If I had to bet, I would probably bet that he would win another one,” Murray said of Federer’s chances. “He’s obviously played great tennis …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:51 am in Australian Open | 3 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Nick Kyrgios: I Wasn’t Surprised Federer Lost, But Part Of Me Wanted To Play Him

Nick Kyrgios is having another excellent Grand Slam run. Last year he shocked the tennis world beating Rafael Nadal en route to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. This week in his home country he’s again lighting things up. Today he advanced to the fourth round after dismissing Malek Jaziri in straight sets.

A victory today figured to put him up against Roger Federer in a Sunday blockbuster, but the Swiss was stunned in four sets by Andreas Seppi, a result that didn’t surprise …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 7:39 am in Australian Open | 2 Comments »

January 23rd, 2015

Watch Match Point Of Andreas Seppi’s Stunning Australian Open Win Over Roger Federer [Video]

Andreas Seppi pulled the upset of the tournament beating Roger Federer today in four sets in the third round at the Australian Open. And the Italian, who had never beaten Federer (0-10), did it in style with this incredible shot on matchpoint.

“Was for sure a strange shot,” said Seppi. “At the beginning I thought I couldn’t even reach the ball. Then, yeah, when I hit it, I didn’t saw it going there. I just saw when it bounced in. Was, …

Posted by Staff @ 3:22 am in Australian Open, Best Shots, Videos | No Comments »


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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
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9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
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