Qatar Open 2014: Preview and Predictions

Originally posted on SportzCosmos:
The Qatar Open 2014 is the first biggest event of 2014 with 2 of the Big 4 players – Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray leading a host of talented top rankers including David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet and Ernests Gulbis. Let’s jump into the draw straight away! Rafa’s Quarter Rafael…

Doha R2 previews and picks: Nadal vs. Kamke, Gasquet vs. Monfils

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Rafael Nadal will be back in action with a Doha quarterfinal spot at stake as he goes up against Tobias Kamke on Wednesday. Meanwhile, an all-French affair between Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils is also on the second-round docket. (1) Rafael Nadal vs. Tobias Kamke Nadal’s 2014 season did not…

2013 in Review: The Rundown

Originally posted on A man and his racquet:
Originally published on Back Row Sports. All December long, the blog will take a look back at the highlights, lowlights and moments that defined the 2013 Tennis season. It’s a wrap. As the 2013 calendar year draws to an end, here’s a month by month collection of…

Azarenka breezes past Serena in Thailand

Originally posted on Online News Portal:
HUA HIN: World number two Victoria Azarenka battled back from an injury-plagued season to defeat top-ranked Serena Williams 7-5, 6-3 in Thailand on Saturday. The Belarusian 24-year-old is hoping her victory at the exhibition match in Thailand will set the stage for a strong performance at the upcoming Australian…

DJOKOVIC WINS ABU DHABI WORLD TITLE.

Originally posted on iholuwatoby's Blog:
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his third consecutive title at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, defeating Spain’s David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 in Saturday’s final of that hard-court exhibition event. Djokovic, who is riding a wave of momentum that began at the end of last season, took the…

#8 Stanislas Wawrinka

Originally posted on The Qualifier:
In the 2013 Australian Open, Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Tobias Kamke, Sam Querry, before falling to Novak Djokovic 6-1, 5-7, 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-12. Stanislas Wawrinka. Second fiddle. Perpetual underdog. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Also a man who had one hell of a 2013. Some highlights: 6-1, 6-2…

Djokovic wins Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Originally posted on Tennis angles:
Djokovic d. Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 Ferrer made the better start with stronger serving and had the first opportunity to break after Djokovic misjudged a slice into the net – the world number 2 then double faulted to give Ferrer a 3-1 lead. But the world number 3 soon found himself in…

Federer 32.0

Roger Federer has added Stefan Edberg to his coaching team.  He has also been practicing with a larger racquet.  These moves seem to suggest Roger has not given up on his tennis career due to his ranking dropping to #6 in the world. Edberg Makes Sense I don’t think Federer will be emulating Stefan Edberg’s…

2014 Grand Slam predictions

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The 2014 tennis season is less than a week away and the Australian Open is a mere 19 days out, so it’s time to make predictions for the year’s four Grand Slams. Feel free to join the fun with your own predictions in the comments section! Australian Open – Novak…