Andy Murray reckons David Ferrer is going to be stronger than all the opponents that he has come across in the ongoing French Open and to get better of him, he will have to take his game slightly more northwards.
Murray has not been able to win even a single match against Ferrer on clay courts.
He can be backed to break the ice this time around though as his form on clay off late has been nothing short of outstanding.
If he keeps playing the way he has over the last few weeks, he would be able to trouble Ferrer.
From the classes of treadmill to the indoor cycling mode, all are made available in the tennis fitness gyms.
At a time when the likes of Murray and Djokovic are pushing it the extra mile to come through in tough five-setters, never has the gym experience been so important to elite tennis players.
Martina Hingis reckons Sania Mirza can prove to be a very good partner for her in the doubles category, but, she has stayed short of committing to the long term relationship with the Indian beauty queen.
According to Hingis, for a doubles pair to be successful, it’s important that the two of them play differently and do not have the same strengths and weaknesses and that is exactly the case with her and Sania.
It’s just for the last 4 weeks that Agnieszka Radwanska has been working under Martina Navratilova, but, the improvements are already starting to show in her game.
The way she toppled her Swedish opponent Johanna Larsson in the second round at Melbourne Park yesterday, it was a ruthless display of tennis.
Radwanska is definitely not the most talked about player in this year’s Australian Open, but, she can prove to be a bit of a dark horse.
The 25-year old, who has been given the 6th seed in the tournament, seems to be well prepared and ready to take on some of the big names.
A Grand Slam title might have eluded Roger Federer for two years now but there is no way that the 33 year old can be written off as a spent force, according to his former coach Tony Roche.
Roche said that the Swiss Master can play as long as he wants, especially on the mental side, adding that physically, he will be good enough t play at the top level for another four or five years at the very least.
The Aussie youngster Gerald Melzer was defeated by Carlos Berlocq of Argentina in the opening round of Erste Bank Open that is going on in the capital city of Austria.
It was only the 7th time that Gerald was featuring on the tour and considering his inexperience, he put up a good show.
In the first set yes, he was ordinary, but, thereafter, he pushed his opponent and at one point of time, he was threatening to take the match into the third set.
It wasn’t to be though as in the tie breaker, he lost it under pressure.
Ana Ivanovic is immensely happy to know that one of her old friends and no. 1 male tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic has become father.
Djokovic’s wife has recently given birth to a baby boy who has been named Stefan.
Stefan has proved to be a lucky charm for his father as the first tournament that Djokovic has played after his birth; he has won it and has won it hands down.
The 26-year old would want to finish the season with another title win in London.
Anna Kournikova’s countrywoman, Maria Sharapova, made her way to round no. 3 in Toronto yesterday by getting better of Garbine Muguruza of Spain. The Russian star hadn’t started the match in the best possible way, but, she got herself back on track from the second set onwards and ended up securing the win.
In her next match, Sharapova will be up against another Spanish player i.e. Carla Suarez Navarro.
Speaking in the post match press conference, Sharapova said, “It was my first competitive match in a while. So, it took me a bit of time to get going.”
Andy Murray has made his way to the Round of 16 in the Aegon Championships which is going on at the Queen’s Club, London. He beat Paul Henri Mathieu of France quite easily in the straight sets in his first match of the tournament.
This was Murray’s 19th win on the trot on grass courts. The last time that he had been beaten on a grassy surface in a singles match was 2 years ago in 2012. Roger Federer had beaten him back then in the final of the Wimbledon Championships.
It was dark by the local time of France when Gael Monfils showed character by the end and produced some crackling shots at Phillipe Chartier Court. After winning first two sets Monfils courageously took the 3rd and 4th set by storm but eventually it was a matter of one set which Andy Murray grasped it.