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Waiting For 18

The whole world has been waiting for the last one year. To digress and maybe not wholly, there is this absurdist play by Samuel Beckett called Waiting for Godot where two guys Vladimir and Estragon keep waiting for a guy called Godot who never turns up. Much has been written about the play, which is not very relevant to this …

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14 Spectacular Tennis Courts to Play On in Your Lifetime

Gstaad, Switzerland Gstaad Palace

With things very quiet on the tennis front after Roger’s withdrawal from Rotterdam and Dubai due to a knee injury I thought I’d do something a little different on the blog. A while ago I posted a picture of the only grass court in Paris which proved popular on Facebook and Twitter so I thought I’d track down some of …

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Federer Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Federer Melbourne

Hey all, not really breaking news this as I’m a little late to get around to this but sadly Roger is out for a month after tearing his miniscus the day after the Australian Open Semi Final. Subsequently he’s undergone a small surgical procedure back in Switzerland to fix it which means he will be miss both Rotterdam and Dubai. …

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Djokovic Too Good for Federer in Australian Open Semi Final

Federer AO Semi Final 2016

No stopping the Djoker in Melbourne as he comfortably moved into his 6th Australian Open final defeating Roger 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 19 minutes. It was another display of Plexicushion excellence that we’ve become accustomed to over the years from the Serb, barely putting a foot wrong in the first 2 sets to win for them …

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Federer Masterclass Dispatches Goffin in Melbourne

Federer Goffin Australian Open 2016

*GOAT Performance Klaxon* Hugely impressive win here for the Fed-meister as he crushed David Goffin 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in just 88 minutes to book his spot in the Australian Open Quarter Finals for the 12th time. It was an absolute clinic with the first set just taking 21 minutes as Goffin was blown away and the trend continued throughout with …

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Federer Gets By Dimitrov To Make 4th Round in Melbourne

Federer Dimitrov Australian Open 2016

A sluggish match from the GOAT here as he defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the third-round of the Australian Open. The victory sees Roger record his 300th Grand Slam match win of his career and he’s first man ever to reach the milestone. Rare milestone aside it was a low quality encounter from both players with Roger’s …

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Federer Tames Dolgopolov 6-3 7-5 6-1 in Melbourne

Federer Dolgopolov Australian Open 2016

Another breezy win for the Fed-meister in Melbourne as he took care of Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 to book his spot in the third round. Dolgopolov’s current ranking belies his ability but even though the Ukrainian offered some fine shot making he was served off the court by the Swiss, who fired down 25 aces and won 43 of …

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Federer Cruises Past Basilashvili in Melbourne Opener

Federer Australian Open Round 1 2016

Impressive start from the GOAT in Melbourne as he crushed Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in just 72 minutes to book his spot in the 2nd Round against Alexandr Dolgopolov. Bit of a schooling really as Federer kept his foot on the gas from start to finish, breaking his opponent 8 times in the match and dropping just 3 points …

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Australian Open 2016 Draw; Federer in Djokovic’s Half

Australian Open Draw 2016

Hey guys, the Sunshine Slam is here and the draw came out late last night UK time. Roger comes in as the #3 seed in Melbourne and has landed in the same half as Djokovic which means they would meet in the semi final if they were both to make it. I first saw the draw this morning and it’s …

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