[ad_1] We already know Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are two of the all-time greats.But analysis by Craig O’Shannessy for the ATP Tour website has found where the pair truly make their money; they’re streets ahead of their nearest rivals in the clutch moments.Nadal and Federer were the two best performing men of the year on break points, both saved and converted.The Spaniard in particular was tremendous, ranking second on
[ad_1] Australia’s Nick Kyrgios is set to crash out of the world’s top 50 for the first time in four years after suffering a shock second round loss at the Brisbane International. The eighth seed’s Brisbane title defence came to an abrupt end when he fell 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 6-3 to unseeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.Nick Kyrgios oprepares to serve to Jeremy Chardy.Source: Getty ImagesExperience the best of international tennis LIVE.
[ad_1] Switzerland are just one win away from defending their Hopman Cup crown after Roger Federer defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-4 6-2 on Saturday. Federer was simply irresistible in front of a near sell-out crowd at RAC Arena, countering the power of Zverev with classy stroke play and unpredictable deftness.Zverev unleashed a series of powerful serves, some of which exceeded 220km/h.Roger Federer of Switzerland hits signed tennis balls into the
[ad_1] World No.4 Alexander Zverev is facing some doubt over his Australian Open campaign after withdrawing from the World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide.The young gun was set to play Borna Coric on Monday night but pulled out of the match just hours beforehand.On court, Zverev told fans he had pulled a hamstring at practice and will now rest in an attempt to be fit to play in the season’s opening
[ad_1] Roger Federer is an emotional guy. He knows it and doesn’t mind that the whole world knows it, too.From some of his greatest triumphs to the less often occasions when he’s fallen just short, it’s fairly common for the Swiss ace to shed a tear or two — making us love him even more, if that were possible.But now he’s revealed that his lachrymose tendencies are not just restricted
[ad_1] Andy Murray’s tearful announcement that 2019 will be his last as a professional tennis player has been met with widespread shock, but also adulation. The former world No. 1 broke down at a press conference at Melbourne Park, saying he’s been “struggling for a long time” and that Wimbledon would be his last dance.FULL AUS OPEN DRAW: AUSSIE MEN HANDED BRUTAL OPENERS ‘THEY’RE AT LOGGERHEADS’: UGLY TENNIS FALLOUT REVEALEDThe
[ad_1] Caroline Wozniacki has been coming to the Australian Open for more than a decade, but this year is different.This time she is the defending champion.The world No. 3 put years of frustration behind her last January when she saved a match point, before working past Romanian star Simona Halep to claim her first major.Happy Halep wants another one0:51“I think it’s a positive to be here as the defending champion.
[ad_1] The Australian Open “blew it” when the first ever match-deciding third set tiebreak unfolded at Melbourne Park on Monday.Still celebrating her recent milestone of signing for the same agency as David Beckham and football megastar Neymar, Britain’s Katie Boulter made history by becoming the first winner of an Australian Open first-to-10 third set tiebreak.Unfortunately, the moment will be remembered for Boulter’s brain fart in celebrating as if she had
[ad_1] At the exact moment Bernard Tomic was launching a scathing attacking on countryman Lleyton Hewitt, Australian fans just a few hundred metres away were on their feet applauding a foreigner.Andy Murray hasn’t always been Mr Perfect on court but the spine-tingling reception in his (likely) farewell Australian Open appearance said everything about what he means to tennis and its fans.The Scot was asked in his post-match press conference what
[ad_1] Everyone at Melbourne Park is talking about Alex de Minaur’s potentially mouth- watering third-round Australian Open showdown with Rafael Nadal. Everyone except Matt Ebden, that is.The West Australian stands in the way between the possible Friday night blockbuster and bristled when asked if he hoped to prove a second-round roadblock for Nadal on Wednesday.In career-best touch and with a top-50 ranking for the first time, Ebden said he’d be