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Could Federer apply Henman like tactics to win the French Open?

Tim Henman Clay Court Tactics

Way back in 2004 Tim Henman surprised the tennis world by making the Semi finals of the French Open. Other than Wimbledon, Henman had never been past the 4th round of slam and the grass courts were widely regarded as his best chance of winning a major. In fact, he’d gained the title of perennial underachiever at the All England ...

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Is the Federer Annacone Partnership Successful?

Has Roger Federer Improved Working Under Paul Annacone

Way back in August 2010 Roger appointed Paul Annacone as his full time coach. It was the first time since 2007 he’d had a proper coach and even then Tony Roche was only working on a part time basis. Roger had briefly flirted with Darren Cahill and Jose Higueras but nothing clear cut materialised. At the time a lot of ...

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Should Roger Federer take a wild card into Monte Carlo?

Monte Carlo Country Club

When Roger Federer lost to Andy Roddick in the 3rd round of the Miami Masters it meant his next competitive would be at the Madrid Masters 1000 tournament some 5 weeks later. Roger’s flying start to the season after his loss in Australia has seen the Swiss rack up considerable ranking points when compared to last year, so should he ...

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Federer Outfit for Madrid and Rome 2012

Madrid Blue Clay Court

Here’s Roger’s outfit for the upcoming clay court Masters 1000 events in Madrid and Rome. Nike have given it the name “Nike Smash Clay Polo”. It’s a “Soar” blue polo with green and white detailing. For those of you who like the technical details of clothing you’ll be pleased to know it features “sonic welded seams at the shoulders, armholes ...

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