Review Category : Tennis

No. 2 Novak Djokovic holds off No. 18 Ernests Gulbis, winning the match 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in two hours and 36 minutes to advance to the 2014 French Open final. Djokovic flew through the first two sets, he denied Gulbis few opportunities to break into the match. However, the 25-year-old Latvian left the court after the second set, upon returning, he challenged Djokovic and pushed him out of his comfort zone. Gulbis converted his first break of the match, and went on to win dominate him during the third set. Djokovic who was the 2012 French Open finalist had enough of it and raced to an early break int eh fourth set. He created 10 break point chances, converting five and hit 30 winners to 25 unforced errors. Gulbis only won two break points over the course of seven tries, he did his 40 winners to 44 unforced errors. ...

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  Dear  Adam Silver, Roger Goodell, coaches and team owners worldwide, Three weeks ago Donald Sterling came under fire for his racist and disgusting comments. He was fined $2.5 million and banned from the game and rightfully so. The commissioner came down hard and strong and it was the right decision. There is no place for racism, not just in sports, but anywhere amongst humanity. Something in the same category, but with worse physical repercussions is domestic abuse. The leniency that is given to them for their domestic abuse problems that happen all to often and go unpunished. Greg Hardy, the defensive end for the Carolina Panthers made headlines this week for “allegedly” giving a ‘woopin’ to his girlfriend, Nicole Holder because he was jealous of a past relationship she had with rapper Nelly. According to the police report Holder was thrown into a bathtub, then dragged across the floor by her ...

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Maria Sharapova is pretty much unstoppable when playing tennis on a clay court. She lost three matches on clay over the last three years, and all three of her losses have been to No. 1 Serena Williams. Her chances of winning the 2014 French Open are looking really good, she just needs to make sure she stays healthy. Sharapova moved up to No. 7 in this week’s WTA Tour Rankings. The two-spot jump came after she won the second of back-to-back clay-court titles. She slipped to ninth earlier this year in March, and it was actually her lowest position in three years. Since then she’s won the Porsche Grand Prix and most recently, the Madrid Open. That pushes her record to 46-3 over her last 49 matches on clay court. In order for her to become the real Queen of Clay, she will have to win the 2014 French Open. ...

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Andy Murray is taking his time to find a new tennis coach. He is searching for a replacement for the departed Ivan Lendl because he wants to find a long-term solution. With the French Open right around the corner, the British No. 1 is looking to make the right choice rather than just a quick fix.  Before Murray competed in Madrid, he told the BBC that he has interest in hiring seven-time grand slam winner John McEnroe to replace Lendl. McEnroe would be delighted to coach Murray but he has many television commitments and that could sway Murray to look elsewhere for coaching help. The 2013 Wimbledon champion believes it would be ideal to have someone in place before the French Open starts. The open is roughly two weeks away. It will start on Sunday, May 25 and end on Sunday, June 8. Murray said: “It’s very important that whoever ...

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Andre Agassi believes Rafael Nadal is the best player in the history of tennis. He even has Nadal ahead of Roger Federer. Agassi chose Nadal over Federer because he thinks the Spaniard has thrived in an ultra-competitive “golden age of tennis”. “I’d put Nadal number one, and then Federer number two,” the eight-time Grand Slam-winner said. “Federer separated himself from the field for four years. He separated himself from Roddick and Hewitt,” Agassi added. Nadal on the other hand dealt with Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray in the golden age of tennis. He has done what he has done and he’s not even close to being done. But conventional wisdom has Federer ahead of Nadal, at least for the time being. The Swiss holds a record 17 Grand Slam titles against 13 for the current world No 1. Nadal has a convincing 23-10 head-to-head record against Federer and he ...

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