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Monday, January 27, 2014

Wawrinka wins Australian Open title

Wawrinka wins Australian Open title

Stan Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to win the 2014 Australian Open title.

Wawrinka had never taken a set off Nadal in 12 previous meetings, but attacked from the start and regained his nerve after dropping the third set against the injured Spaniard.

Nadal appeared to be on the verge of retiring in the second set, when he hurt his back and needed a medical time out, but he refused to quit.

"It's really not the way you want to win a tennis match, but in a Grand Slam final I'll take it," said Wawrinka.

"'Rafa, I'm really sorry for you, I hope your back is going to be fine, you're a really great guy, good friend and really amazing champion," Wawrinka said as he accepted his first major trophy. "Last year I had a crazy match, I lost it. I was crying a lot after the match. But in one year a lot happened - I still don't know if I'm dreaming or not but we'll see tomorrow morning."

Wawrinka lost in five sets to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the 2013 Australian Open, in the longest Grand Slam match of the season. Djokovic went on to win his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park, and then beat Wawrinka again in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Today Rafa Nadal will fce stan wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open final, who will win? Will Stan upset the big chmpion? I bet he can ;), you???.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal crushed Roger Federer 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 to advance to his third Australian Open final where he will meet Stanislas Wawrinka.

Nadal beat the Swiss maestro in a match that was simply vintage Nadal, with the '09 winner hitting jaw-dropping winner after jaw-dropping winner that was simply too much for Federer.

The first set was tight and exciting, but when Nadal finally took it in the tiebreaker the numbers started to lean his way. It's that first set that is so important when these two go at it, with Nadal moving to 7-0 in Grand Slams against Federer when he takes the first set.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Today is a big day at the Australian Open, as Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will be fighting each other for a place in the final.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Nadal vs Federer in Australian Open semifinal

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 to advance to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal.

Federer set up a showdown with Rafael Nadal, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Murray, who saved two match points in the third-set tiebreaker, has an 11-10 edge over Federer in head-to-head matches and won their last match in five sets in the Australian Open semifinals last year, but Federer has won four of five matches in majors.

The Wimbledon champion became agitated after a ruling while dropping serve late in the third set when he indicated that he thought the ball had bounced twice before Federer kept it in play.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Djokovic upset by Wawrinka in Australian Open quarterfinals

Djokovic upset by Wawrinka in Australian Open quarterfinals

Novak loss to Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open.

Djokovic held off Wawrinka 12-10 in the fifth set in a 5-hour, 2-minute fourth-rounder that finished at 1:41 a.m. here last year.

This time, it was Wawrinka's turn.

"Last year I finished it was really tough but this year I came back it was a new year," he said. "I tried everything. He's an amazing champion. He never gives up. I'm really, really ... really happy."

This one took exactly four hours and featured some stunning rallies, with both players openly showing amazement at some of the shots coming back from the other side. And just to add to the drama, there was a five-minute rain delay with Wawrinka serving at 5-5 in the fifth.

Video: Ferrer loses at Australian Open, pushes linesman, could face $20,000 fine

Ferrer loses at Australian Open, pushes linesman, could face $20,000 fine

Davidad Ferrer lost to Tomas Berdych in four sets at the Australian Open quarterfinals and could possibly face a fine after making contact with one of the linesman on Rod Laver Arena.

Ferrer not only made contact with a linesman while he was attempting to put his towel down, but it was a little more than just a friendly brush aside for the Spaniard.

Unauthorized touching is prohibited and he could get a fine that could reach $20,000.



Monday, January 20, 2014

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Rafa Nadal Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round

Rafa Nadal Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round Q. Each set took more than one hour. How difficult was it to keep your concentration against Kei? RAFAEL NADAL: I think the concentration for me was okay the whole match. I think I played very focused, fighting for every ball. Kei played fantastic match, in my opinion. Just a few mistakes in some moments that was tough ones. But for the rest, he played very aggressive, he went for the shots. He came on court with determination to take the ball very early and go for the winners. He really had the right feelings to do it. So just was a tough match, a very important win. Very happy. Q. The game looked a lot closer than the scoreboard suggested. Is that how it felt out there? RAFAEL NADAL: 3 hours 16, the score says that the match was very tough. Is true that it was in three sets. I felt like I won in three sets today because every set was very tough. But playing for every set more than one hour is because the match was very close. He was playing great. Was a lot of tough points. I had to run a lot. Q. Is that the sort of workout you wanted for the first day of the second week? RAFAEL NADAL: I don't prepare. I looking forward to play my best and try to win every day. I go on court trying to play my best every day, trying to play aggressive. Sometimes works better, sometimes works a little bit worst.

Roger Federer Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round

Roger Federer Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round Q. Essentially the perfect match. Do you see it the same way? ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I'm very pleased. Don't think I got broken today. That against a great player. So, yeah, I'm extremely happy how things went for me tonight. I was able to play my game, offensive, mix it up, come to the net. Yeah, I was surprised that things worked out for me. Q. Really surprised or... ROGER FEDERER: To a degree (smiling). I mean, been in the quarters before. But, you know, still this was the kind of match I was hoping to play maybe against Jo in Paris in the quarters. I got a hiding that time. I struggled all the way through the entire match. Okay, it was windy and Jo was playing well. But still, you know, I would assume that I would find my way into the match at one point and I never did. That's maybe where I felt maybe my game is off slightly. The hit I took in Indian Wells was more than just a slight setback. So this is nice being back in the quarters, because I haven't been in one, you know, for two now, Wimbledon and the US Open. So I'm back on a streak of 36, so we'll see where it goes now (smiling). Q. You came into the net 36 or 37 times, and you won about 86% of those points. Something you discussed with your coach leading up to the match? ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I'm sure you talk about it. The question is can you then do it. Does Jo allow you to? Is he serving too big? Are you going to serve and volley? How is he returning? It depends a little bit how the match goes. I was hoping I could play a little bit aggressive. So I think it worked out better than I thought it would. You know, I was good at net. I was consistent. I was solid. I was quick. I had the right mindset.

Andy Murray Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round

Andy Murray Interview | 2014 Australian Open 4th Round Q. Been an unusual tournament in the way you've played three guys you've not played before. Has that been one of the trickier things this week? ANDY MURRAY: Uhm, I don't know really. I mean, in all of those matches, when I haven't played against them, I started very, very well. So I can't say not knowing them was a problem because I started all the matches very, very well. The one match I didn't start so well was the one where I knew the opponent very, very well. So, no, I haven't found it particularly strange. Q. What's your sort of overall feeling after that one? ANDY MURRAY: I dominated 95% of the match, and for 15 minutes didn't close the match out. I was one point away from being in here and that being in here after a great performance to playing 15 minutes not perfect. But still created chances, even when I wasn't playing so well at the end of that third set. And then, yeah, the fourth set was fairly comfortable. You know, I lost my serve once. I think he only had breakpoint on my serve in two games in the match possibly. So it was pretty good for the most part. Q. Did you enjoy the context and artistry in that third set? ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I mean, he's a tricky guy to play against, because when he's on the run, a lot of guys now when they're on the run, they'll chip and play a higher ball and try and keep themselves in the rally, whereas he kind of goes for broke a bit. He takes the ball up the line extremely well on his forehand. He wasn't an easy guy to play against. So, you know, I mean, the whole match was tricky. I mean, obviously the end of the third set was tough mentally. But, yeah, I was happy with the match for the most part.

Australian Open Day 9: Tuesday 21 January January 2014

Australian Open Day 9: Tuesday 21 January January 2014 Watch Australian Open Online for Free
Rod Laver Arena 11:00 am Women's Singles - Quarterfinals Na Li (CHN) [4] vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [28] Women's Singles - Quarterfinals Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [14] vs. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [30] Not Before: 2.30pm Men's Singles - Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7] vs. David Ferrer (ESP) [3] Rod Laver Arena 7:00 pm Men's Singles - Quarterfinals Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [8] vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals Alex Bolt (AUS) / Andrew Whittington (AUS) vs. Daniel Nestor (CAN) [8] / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [8] Margaret Court Arena 11:00 am Legends' Doubles Guy Forget (FRA) / Henri Leconte (FRA) vs. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) / Thomas Enqvist (SWE) Not Before: 1.00pm Mixed Doubles - Round 2 Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) [1] / Alexander Peya (AUT) [1]vs. Jie Zheng (CHN) / Scott Lipsky (USA) Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [7] / Lucie Safarova (CZE) [7]vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [3] / Elena Vesnina (RUS) [3] Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals Sara Errani (ITA) [1] / Roberta Vinci (ITA) [1] vs. Cara Black (ZIM) [6] / Sania Mirza (IND) [6] Not Before: 5.00pm Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals Kveta Peschke (CZE) [4] / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [4] vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) / Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) Show Court 2 11:00 am Junior Girls' Singles - Round 2 Naiktha Bains (AUS) vs. Anastasia Shaulskaya (RUS) Legends' Doubles Wayne Ferreira (RSA) / Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) vs. Joshua Eagle (AUS) / Andrew Florent (AUS) Not Before: 2.00pm Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals Raquel Kops-Jones (USA) [8] / Abigail Spears (USA) [8] vs. Shahar Peer (ISR) / Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals Eric Butorac (USA) / Raven Klaasen (RSA) vs. Treat Huey (PHI) [12] / Dominic Inglot (GBR) [12] Mixed Doubles - Round 2 Julia Goerges (GER) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) vs. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [4] / Max Mirnyi (BLR) [4]

Australian Open Day 8: Monday 20 January 2014

Australian Open Day 8: Monday 20 January 2014 Men's Singles - Round 4 Rafael Nadal (ESP) [1] def. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [16] 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(3) Roger Federer (SUI) [6] def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [10] 6-3 7-5 6-4 Andy Murray (GBR) [4] def. Stephane Robert (FRA) 6-1 6-2 6-7(6) 6-2 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [22] def. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-4 Men's Doubles - Round 3 Eric Butorac (USA) / Raven Klaasen (RSA) def. Bob Bryan (USA) [1] / Mike Bryan (USA) [1] 7-6(9) 6-4 Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) def. Julien Benneteau (FRA) [11] / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [11] 6-2 4-6 6-3 Daniel Nestor (CAN) [8] / Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [8] def. Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) [9] / Marcin Matkowski (POL) [9] 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 Lukasz Kubot (POL) [14] / Robert Lindstedt (SWE) [14] def. Ivan Dodig (CRO) [4] / Marcelo Melo (BRA) [4] 5-7 6-4 6-4 Mixed Doubles - Round 2 Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [2] / Rohan Bopanna (IND) [2] def. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) / John Peers (AUS) 7-6(5) 7-5 Sania Mirza (IND) [6] / Horia Tecau (ROU) [6] def. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) / Colin Fleming (GBR) 6-2 6-2 Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) / Matthew Ebden (AUS) def. Kveta Peschke (CZE) [7] / Marcin Matkowski (POL) [7] 6-4 3-6 [10-6] Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) / Leander Paes (IND) def. Elena Vesnina (RUS) [8] / Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) [8] 6-0 2-6 [10-6] Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) def. Lisa Raymond (USA) / Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) 6-4 6-1 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) [5] / Bruno Soares (BRA) [5] def. Abigail Spears (USA) / Dominic Inglot (GBR) 6-7(5) 7-5 [10-8] Mixed Doubles - Round 1 Jie Zheng (CHN) / Scott Lipsky (USA) def. Alicja Rosolska (POL) / Johan Brunstrom (SWE) 6-3 6-4 Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) [4] / Max Mirnyi (BLR) [4] def. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) / Ross Hutchins (GBR) 6-4 6-4

Friday, January 17, 2014

Australian Open Day 6 Order of Play: Saturday 18 January 2014

Australian Open Day 6 Order of Play: Saturday 18 January 2014

Rod Laver Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 3
Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [3]
Men's Singles - Round 3
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [6]
Women's Singles - Round 3
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [10]
Rod Laver Arena 7:00 pm
Women's Singles - Round 3
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2]
Men's Singles - Round 3
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [25]

Hisense Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 3
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [8] vs. Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Women's Singles - Round 3
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [5] vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [29]
Not Before: 2.30pm
Men's Singles - Round 3
Andy Murray (GBR) [4] vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [26]
Hisense Arena 7:00 pm
Men's Singles - Round 3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [10] vs. Gilles Simon (FRA) [18]
Legends' Doubles
Wayne Ferreira (RSA) Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) vs. Guy Forget (FRA)Henri Leconte (FRA)

Margaret Court Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 3
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) [16] vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) [20]
Women's Singles - Round 3
Sloane Stephens (USA) [13] vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
Men's Singles - Round 3
Milos Raonic (CAN) [11] vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [22]
Margaret Court Arena 7:00 pm
Men's Singles - Round 3
Donald Young (USA) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [16]

Australian Open Day 5 Results: Friday 17 January 2014

Australian Open Day 5 Results: Friday 17 January 2014

Men's Singles - Round 3
David Ferrer (ESP) [3] def. Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [29] 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] def . Denis Istomin (UZB) 63 63 75
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7] def. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [17] def. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [9] 2-6 7-5 6-4 7-6(6)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [19] def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 3-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(5) 7-5
Fabio Fognini (ITA) [15] def. Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5 6-4 6-4
Florian Mayer (GER) def. Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [20] 7-5 6-2 6-2


Men's Doubles - Round 1
Bob Bryan (USA) [1] Mike Bryan (USA) [1] vs. Paul Hanley (AUS) Jonathan Marray (GBR)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) [4] Marcelo Melo (BRA) [4] def. Chris Guccione (AUS) Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 7-5 7-6(5)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) def. Andre Begemann (GER) Martin Emmrich (GER) 7-6(3) 6-4
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) def. Dustin Brown (GER) Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-4 2-6 6-4
David Marrero (ESP) [3] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) [3] def. James Duckworth (AUS) Matthew Ebden (AUS) 3-6 6-3 6-2
Leander Paes (IND) [5] Radek Stepanek (CZE) [5] def. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) Lukas Rosol (CZE) 6-4 6-1
Andreas Seppi (ITA) Potito Starace (ITA) def. Tobias Kamke (GER) Florian Mayer (GER) 7-6(1) 6-4
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) def. Jonathan Erlich (ISR) Andy Ram (ISR) 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3


Men's Doubles - Round 2
Lukasz Kubot (POL) [14] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) [14] def. Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-1 6-3
Yuki Bhambri (IND) Michael Venus (NZL) def. Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) [10] Horia Tecau (ROU) [10] 6-4 6-4
Michael Llodra (FRA) [13] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [13] def. Philipp Oswald (AUT) Simon Stadler (GER) 7-6(5) 7-6(2)
Max Mirnyi (BLR) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) def. Marcel Granollers (ESP) [6] Marc Lopez (ESP) [6] 4-6 6-3 7-6(3)


Mixed Doubles - Round 1
Kveta Peschke (CZE) [7] Marcin Matkowski (POL) [7] def. Arina Rodionova (AUS) Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-5 6-4
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) John Peers (AUS) def. Olivia Rogowska (AUS) John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 6-3 6-4





Thursday, January 16, 2014

Australian Open Day 5 Order of Play: Friday 17 January 2014

Australian Open Day 5 Order of Play: Friday 17 January 2014

Rod Laver Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 3
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) [31]
Men's Singles - Round 3
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [29] vs. David Ferrer (ESP) [3]
Not Before: 2.00pm
Women's Singles - Round 3
Jie Zheng (CHN) vs. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Rod Laver Arena 7:00 pm
Women's Singles - Round 3
Samantha Stosur (AUS) [17] vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [14]
Men's Singles - Round 3
Denis Istomin (UZB) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2]

Hisense Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 3
Angelique Kerber (GER) [9] vs. Alison Riske (USA)
Women's Singles - Round 3
Na Li (CHN) [4] vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) [26]
Men's Singles - Round 3
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7] vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)
Hisense Arena 7:00 pm
Men's Singles - Round 3
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [17] vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [9]
Men's Doubles - Round 1
Bob Bryan (USA) [1] Mike Bryan (USA) [1] vs. Paul Hanley (AUS)Jonathan Marray (GBR)

Margaret Court Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 3
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [28] vs. Mona Barthel (GER)
Men's Doubles - Round 1
Chris Guccione (AUS) Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) [4]Marcelo Melo (BRA) [4]
Not Before: 2.00pm
Men's Singles - Round 3
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [19] vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Margaret Court Arena 7:00 pm
Men's Singles - Round 3
Fabio Fognini (ITA) [15] vs. Sam Querrey (USA)

Australian Open Day 4 Results: Thursday 16 January 2014

Australian Open Day 4 Results: Thursday 16 January 2014

Men's Singles - Round 2
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [1] def. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-2 6-4 6-2
Andy Murray (GBR) [4] def. Vincent Millot (FRA) 6-2 6-2 7-5
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [10] def. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI) [6] def. Blaz Kavcic (SLO) 6-2 6-1 7-6(4)
Gael Monfils (FRA) [25] def. Jack Sock (USA) 7-6(2) 7-5 6-2
Benoit Paire (FRA) [27] def. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 6-2
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) def. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [5] 4-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 7-5
Donald Young (USA) def. Andreas Seppi (ITA) [24] 6-4 2-6 6-3 4-6 7-5
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) def. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) [31] 7-6(1) 3-6 2-6 6-4 6-4
Kei Nishikori (JPN) [16] def. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-1 6-1 7-6(3)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [22] def. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-3 6-3 7-6(11)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [26] def. Michael Berrer (GER) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-4
Stephane Robert (FRA) def. Michal Przysiezny (POL) 7-6(3) 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1
Milos Raonic (CAN) [11] def. Victor Hanescu (ROU) 7-6(9) 6-4 6-4
Gilles Simon (FRA) [18] def. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4-6 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
Martin Klizan (SVK) def. Blaz Rola (SLO) 6-4 6-3 5-7 7-6(2)



Men's Doubles - Round 1
Jamie Murray (GBR) [15] John Peers (AUS) [15] def. Matt Reid (AUS)Luke Saville (AUS) 7-6(4) 7-6(6)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) [11] Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) [11] def. Mikhail Elgin (RUS) Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-2 6-4
Max Mirnyi (BLR) Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) def. Nicholas Monroe (USA)Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-3 7-6(7)
Michael Llodra (FRA) [13] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [13] def. Pablo Andujar (ESP) Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-3 7-5
Rohan Bopanna (IND) [7] Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) [7] def. Rameez Junaid (AUS) Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3 4-6 7-6(5)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) Fabio Fognini (ITA) def. Ryan Harrison (USA) Sam Querrey (USA) 6-2 7-5
Robin Haase (NED) Christopher Kas (GER) def. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) 4-6 6-2 7-5
Alex Bolt (AUS) Andrew Whittington (AUS)
def. Julian Knowle Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 1-2 Ret.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Australian Open Day 4 Order of Play: Thursday 16 January 2014

Australian Open Day 4 Order of Play: Thursday 16 January 2014

Rod Laver Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 2
Karin Knapp (ITA) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [3]
Women's Singles - Round 2
Christina McHale (USA) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [10]
Not Before: 2.00pm
Men's Singles - Round 2
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [1] vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)
Rod Laver Arena 7:00 pm
Women's Singles - Round 2
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [2]
Men's Singles - Round 2
Andy Murray (GBR) [4] vs. Vincent Millot (FRA)

Hisense Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 2
Olivia Rogowska (AUS) vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
Men's Singles - Round 2
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [10] vs. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
Women's Singles - Round 2
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [5] vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Not Before: 5.00pm
Men's Singles - Round 2
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs. Roger Federer (SUI) [6]

Margaret Court Arena 11:00 am
Women's Singles - Round 2
Alize Cornet (FRA) [25] vs. Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Women's Singles - Round 2
Sloane Stephens (USA) [13] vs. Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO)
Women's Doubles - Round 1
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. Irina Buryachok (UKR) Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO)
Men's Singles - Round 2
Jack Sock (USA) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) [25]
Margaret Court Arena 7:00 pm
Men's Singles - Round 2
Benoit Paire (FRA) [27] vs. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

Australian Open Day 3 Results: Wednesday 15 January 2014

Australian Open Day 3 Results: Wednesday 15 January 2014

Men's Singles - Round 2
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [2] def. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-0 6-4 6-4
Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) [28]
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [7] def. Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-4 6-1 6-3
David Ferrer (ESP) [3] def. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6(2) 5-7 6-0 6-3
Sam Querrey (USA) def. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) [23] 6-2 6-3 6-4
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [8] def. Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-3 6-3 6-7(4) 6-4
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [9] def. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7-6(3) 6-4 6-4
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [17] def. Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-3 6-7(4) 6-1 7-6(6)
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [20] def. Pablo Andujar (ESP) 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 6-3
Fabio Fognini (ITA) [15] def. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 7-5 6-4 3-6 6-2
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [29] def. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 7-5 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 7-6(5)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) [19] def. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 6-4 6-3 6-4
Florian Mayer (GER) def. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [14] 6-4 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-3
Denis Istomin (UZB) def. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) [30] 7-6(3) 4-6 6-1 6-4
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) def. Ivan Dodig (CRO) [32] 4-6 4-6 6-3 4-1 Ret.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 7-6(1) 6-4 4-6 6-1


Men's Doubles - Round 1
Eric Butorac (USA) Raven Klaasen (RSA) def. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)Patrick Rafter (AUS) 6-4 7-5
Marcel Granollers (ESP) [6] Marc Lopez (ESP) [6] def. Samuel Groth (AUS)John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Benjamin Mitchell (AUS) Jordan Thompson (AUS) def. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) 5-7 6-3 6-4
Marin Draganja (CRO) Mate Pavic (CRO) def. Marc Gicquel (FRA) Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6(0) 6-3
Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) [10] Horia Tecau (ROU) [10] def. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-2 7-5
Colin Fleming (GBR) Ross Hutchins (GBR) def. Marinko Matosevic (AUS)Michal Przysiezny (POL) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Alexander Peya (AUT) [2] Bruno Soares (BRA) [2] def. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)Andre Sa (BRA) 6-4 6-4
Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) Rajeev Ram (USA) def. Santiago Giraldo (COL) Joao Sousa (POR) 4-6 6-3 6-4
Oliver Marach (AUT) Florin Mergea (ROU) def. Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) [16]Scott Lipsky (USA) [16] 6-3 7-6(6)
Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) [9] Marcin Matkowski (POL) [9] def. Tomasz Bednarek (POL)Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 7-5 7-5
Philipp Oswald (AUT) Simon Stadler (GER) def. Jesse Huta Galung (NED)Igor Sijsling (NED) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2
Daniel Nestor (CAN) [8] Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) [8] def. Benjamin Becker (GER)Daniel Brands (GER) 6-4 6-3
Lukasz Kubot (POL) [14] Robert Lindstedt (SWE) [14] def. Federico Delbonis (ARG)Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-3 6-2
Treat Huey (PHI) [12] Dominic Inglot (GBR) [12] def. Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)Robert Farah (COL) 4-6 6-4 6-3
Johan Brunstrom (SWE) Frederik Nielsen (DEN) def. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) Divij Sharan (IND) 6-2 6-4
Yuki Bhambri (IND) Michael Venus (NZL) def. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 6-2 7-5

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rafa Nadal Press Conference | Australian Open 2014 1st Round

Rafa Nadal Press Conference | Australian Open 2014 1st Round

Q. How does it feel to be back in Australia after missing out last year?
RAFAEL NADAL: Great, no? First of all, is fantastic new to be back here in this great tournament after missing last year. I missed a lot be here. Is a place that I really love so much. I enjoy a lot being here in this city.

The organization with the players is, my opinion, the best. They always are improving things. Every year something is new and something is better. Just congratulate them for everything.

Q. Having that extended time off, did that help you fall in love with tennis again?
RAFAEL NADAL: I think I always played with a lot of passion, with a lot of love for the sport.

No, the period off didn't create me more love for the game or more passion for the game. I always played with that intensity, in my opinion.

But is true that when you have a period of time outside of the competition and you are back, the mental part is little bit fresher than ever. Seems like everything is little bit new again.

So for one way bad feelings because you are coming back and you always have problems when you are back. But for another part is great, no? The feelings are great. To come back to the stadiums, playing full stadiums, the best stadiums of the world, and something that you get used. But when you are out for a while you really missed a lot and you appreciate more when you are back.