Sports, Australian Open Tennis: Djokovic beats Murray in four sets

MELBOURNE, AUTRALIA – World Number One Novak Djokovic out-lasted Scotland’s Andy Murray to win his fourth Australian Open title, Sunday 27 January. Murray won the first set tiebreak, and stayed with the Serb through the second, losing the tiebreak, but then it was all one way traffic. The match ended 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2. It […]

Roger overwhelmed by Andy in Australia

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Roger Federer lost to Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne Friday 25 January, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. The match was Federer’s chance to even his record with Murray, but it escaped him. It was also the first time that the number 2 Federer and number 3 Murray […]

Sports, Australian Open tennis: Stan fights Djoko for five hours

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Swiss number two Stanislas Wawrinka battled for more than five hours and five sets before losing in the Australian Open to ATP number one, Novak Djokovic, 20 January. Stan took the first set 6-1 with his aggressive backhand destroying the Serb’s game, but Djokovic is probably the best defender in the world […]

Sports, tennis: Djokovic outlasts Nadal in five set marathon

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA- It took more than five and a half hours, ending  after one thirty in the morning, 29 January. Novak Djokovic finally wore down Rafa Nadal in the men’s final of the Australian Open 5-7, 6-4, 6-2,6-7, 7-5. Nadal took the first set but Djokovic swept past him in the next two and looked […]

Sports, tennis: Nadal does it again, Federer out of Australia Open

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Rafael Nadal is back in form, at Roger Federer’s expense, with the former winning their Australian Open semi-finals match 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4Thursday morning 26 January, Swiss time. The match had some fine moments, but Federer failed to rise to the challenge at times, and at one point lost 11 […]

Sports, tennis: Federer vs Nadal for the Australian semis!

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Rafael Nadal defeated Tomas Berdych Tuesday 24 January in the Australian Open, 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-3 , giving himself an invitation in the process to face off against Roger Federer in the semi-finals. Berdych made Nadal work for the win, which took 4 hours 16 minutes. The Nadal-Federer match, with both players […]

Bad day for Brits Down Under

International sports, Australian Open tennis, cricket Melbourne, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Scotland’s star failed in his attempt to win the first British Grand Slam title for 75 years, since the glory days of Fred Perry. To make matters worse for British sports fans, England lost the fifth cricket one day match to lose the series to […]

Clijsters fights back to win Australian women’s title

Melbourne, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Chinese player Li Na gave Belgian Kim Clijsters a fright in the Australian Open, but Clijsters eventually found her form and won six straight games to take her first-ever Australian Open women’s title. Ninth seed Li Na went into the match with massive enthusiasm from home behind her, as the first […]

Federer bails out of Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Swiss hopes for an Australian Open win have been doubly dashed, after Roger Federer’s loss Thursday 27 January to Novak Djokovic, 7-6, 7-5, 6-4, in a match where Federer fell short of the superb performance he put in two days earlier in defeating countryman Stan Wawrinka. Three straight sets, exactly three […]

Li Na is first Chinese Grand Slam finalist (update)

International sports, Australian Open tennis Clijsters defeats Zvonareva Update 08:20  Sydney, Australia (GenevaLunch) – Li Na defeated Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to become the first Chinese player to reach the finals of a Grand slam tournament, 27 January. The Danish player maintains her unusual status as the WTA Number One despite never having won […]