Category Archive: General Tennis

May 14

Tsonga to warm-up for Wimbledon in Nottingham

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Two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will warm-up for this summer’s grass-court grand slam by competing in the new ATP Tour event in Nottingham in June. The Nottingham Open had been an important warm-up event for Wimbledon for 14 years before the tournament folded in 2008, but the ATP Tour will now finally return to the East …

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Oct 15

Who will prevail in Melbourne?

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The recent U.S. Open gave us a very odd image – a final that wasn’t contested by Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray. The final between Marin Cilic (winner) and Kei Nishikori was the first time since the 2008 Australian Open – which, ironically, was won by Djokovic – that there was …

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Sep 30

Li Na’s Retirement Will Not Slow Down Growth of Asian Tennis

According to sports analysts, the rapid growth of tennis interest worldwide will not falter because of Li Na’s injury that forced her to retire from the sport. Li Na is an icon of Asian tennis along with Kei Nishikori from Japan, who had recently won the Japan Open. On the same day the World Tennis …

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Aug 11

Venus Beats Little Sister Serena in The Semi Finals of The Rogers Cup

Venus Williams defeats her little sister, World Number 1 Women’s Tennis Serena Williams with a three-set game last Saturday and she will be moving onwards to the Roger’s Cup Finals in Montreal. This is her second time to defeat her sister after winning against her in a 2009 semi-finals in Dubai. Their meetings in court …

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Sep 12

Nadal’s Impressive Return to US Open Marked by Great Improvements

Rafael Nadal’s victory against Novak Djokovic at the US Open marks his greatest improvement in recent years. Once a clay-court expert, Rafael Nadal ground down the world’s number 1 to the grass. Along with his improvement in grass courts, he also improved playing in hardcourts during the US Open and the Australian open. Many tennis …

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Aug 28

Murray Unfazed with Tournament Pressure

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Andy Murray has laughed off suggestions that he could struggle to deal with the pressure of being the defending champion at the US Open. The Scot finally broke his Grand Slam duck at Flushing Meadows last September as he beat Novak Djokovic in an epic five set final and has continued in the same vein …

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Aug 21

The Comprehensive Diet of a Tennis Player

Athletes normally have a bigger and more specific diet than most normal people. However, each athlete’s diet also differs depending on the requirement of the sport. Tennis players have their own special kind of diet that caters to improving their speed, agility and power. 1. Carbohydrates Carbs are very helpful because they are fuel for …

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Jul 05

Unexpected final can be fitting end to a wonderful Wimbledon

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In one of the most unpredictable Wimbledon Championships in years, it is a very unfamiliar line-up for the Women’s Final on Saturday with Marion Bartoli meeting Sabine Lisicki on Centre Court. The tennis odds with the likes of Paddy Power on that match-up before a game had been played at SW19 this year would have been …

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Jun 05

Murray preparing for grass season

Andy Murray looks set for success on grass this summer after the British number one gave up his French Open title challenge before it even began two weeks ago as a back strain proved too much ahead of the clay Grand Slam.   Instead of powering through and potentially causing further damage, Murray rightly pulled …

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May 30

A Complete Bodybuilding Regimen for Tennis Players

Tennis is not just about cardio, running and hitting the ball; tennis is also training your body to perform very well during games while avoiding injuries. Tennis players need to build muscle to defend themselves and improve their performance. Here is a complete 8-week bodybuilding regimen for tennis players. 1. Concentration The tennis bodybuilding regimen …

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