WHO NEEDS THE FRENCH OPEN MORE: MURRAY OR DJOKOVIC

Since becoming the World No. 1 Andy Murray is yet to lift a major title. With him being the No. 1 seed, expectations would be higher.


Since 2008, Murray has not lost before the last eight in back to back quarter finals so he has to get his act together in Paris for the tournament in the last week in May. After crashing out early in Australia – in the fourth round to MischaZverev – he would need a good turn out this time around.

Novak Djokovic has left everything in doubts with his recent tennis. As the defending champion and as someone who did a career Grand Slam last year, he needs to prove a point. His world No. 2 status is also at stake with him posting loss after loss this year. Unlike Murray, in over a decade he has not lost in back to back quarter finals at majors. After his slump against Denis Istomin in the Australian Open and his recent one at Monte Carlo, Djokovic desperately needs to save face. Read more »

CASTLE REVEALS FEARS OVER POSSIBLE HISTORICAL ABUSE

Former tennis professional Andrew Castle has warned that tennis might potentially be the subsequent sport to be hit by using claims of historical abuse. Castle revealed this on his radio show, the LBC radio show.


Castle warned there was an unwelcome culture in the sport that existed. He was quoted to have said that this may still be there and may need to be properly looked into and investigated.

He said that they used to talk in changing rooms with each other about it and you would say and there would know glances that somebody was a bit wrong. He said that it was just what people lived with; it was the culture of the time. There’s no way he could name names now. There’s no way that even back then he could have pointed the finger and laid allegations that this one person wasn’t right Read more »

MURRAY DEFEATS JOHN ISNER IN PARIS

In recent events, popular British tennis player Andy Murray defeated his American opponent John Isner to secure his top spot on the ATP list.


Murray won his first ever Paris master title and is currently celebrating his rise to the sport’s number one position as he secured his victory in a particularly tough showdown against Isner. The match had a score line of 6-3 6-7(4-7) 6-4 bringing the talented player his sixth ATP title in a remarkable 2016.

The 29-year old Scot has added his second Wimbledon and Olympic titles on his journey to the very top of the ranking. Murray has been officially confirmed as the first singles number 1 from Britain ever since the ranking in the sport was computerized back in 1973.

Being a truly well deserved rise to the top, the tennis star’s ascent was confirmed after it became apparent that fellow player Milos Raonic would be unable to participate in the semi final rounds due to a leg injury that resulted in a withdrawal for the tournament. Read more »

Juan Martin Del Potro bad Time in Lift Yesterday

Juan Martin Del Potro had to remain in a lift for more than half an hour yesterday when the Argentinean was on his way to his opening contest in the Olympics Tennis tournament.


The lift stopped operating because the electricity supply went off. Del Potro had a cell phone with him, but, it was showing no network and so, he was not able to convey to anyone that he was in that situation and had to wait helplessly before the electricity was back on and the lift could get him down. It’s his manager who revealed it on social media.

The Olympians of many countries have been troubled by the arrangements in the Brazilian capital. The Aussies slammed the arrangements the minute they had arrived and they were very reluctant about residing in the apartment they were allotted as they were concerned about the condition of the bathrooms and also, about several of the live electricity wires not being covered. In fact, they didn’t enter the apartment the first couple of days and resided outside. Read more »

Maria Sharapova did not look that perplexed after being beaten by Lucie Safarova

Maria Sharapova did not look that perplexed after being beaten by Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic at Roland Garros yesterday.

She dismissed it as “just an off day”.

Sharapova was probably not in the prime of her health during the match, but, still, to lose in straight sets was a pretty bad result for her.

Sharapova, though, was not of the view that her illness was the reason she suffered the defeat.

According to the Russian beauty, in spite of her illness, she was out there to compete and if she lost, she lost only because she could not play as well as she needed to.

Speaking to the media persons post the match, Sharapova said, “Lucie’s game on the day was much better than mine. She was very innovative, created the chances and won the match.”

“Using illness as an excuse is not something that I like to do. When you are out on the court, you are a competitor and you look to win regardless of whatever your condition is.”

“I am hoping my health improves quickly and I get a bit of time to get myself prepared before the Wimbledon starts.”

The Roland Garros could have seen another huge upset yesterday as the American youngster Sloane Stephens had managed to go on the verge of defeating her compatriot and world no. 1 Serena Williams. Read more »

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