January 2011

Djokovic Drubs Murray to Win 2nd Australian Open

January 30, 2011

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday night to win his second Australian Open and second major title. The No. 3-seeded Serb was bold, confident and aggressive in evening his record at 2-2 in Grand Slam finals. Murray, bidding to become the first British player to win a Slam in nearly 75 years, […]

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Australian Open Men’s Quarterfinal Picks

January 24, 2011

And now there are eight. The men’s quarterfinals are set at the Australian Open. All but two of the top eight seeds made it through four rounds to play another day. In the top half of the draw, top-seeded Rafael Nadal meets No. 7 seed David Ferrer and No. 5 seed Andy Murray plays unseeded […]

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Nalbandian Edges Hewitt in Classic at Melbourne

January 19, 2011

It was billed as a match with epic potential. It ended up all of that and more. Argentine David Nalbandian outlasted native son Lleyton Hewitt 3-6, 6-4, 3-6. 7-6 (1), 9-7 in a first-round marathon stretching into the wee hours Wednesday morning at the Australian Open. When Nalbandian’s topspin lob looped over Hewitt’s head and […]

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Ferrer Drubs Nalbandian for Auckland Title

January 15, 2011

Anytime the Davids get together, it’s almost always a long-drawn-out battle. Today wasn’t one of those days. Top-seeded David Ferrer trounced Argentine David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-2 Saturday afternoon in the final of the Heineken Open in just 68 minutes. It was the No. 7-ranked Ferrer’s 10th career title and second at Auckland, a traditional warm-up […]

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Federer Wrests Crown from Davydenko at Doha

January 8, 2011

Roger Federer began the new year just like he finished the old one — winning a tournament. Playing with machine-like efficiency, the No.2-seeded Federer dispatched defending champion Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 earlier today in the final of the Qatar Open at Doha, one of three season-opening tournaments this week. The win, coupled with Federer’s triumph […]

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