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Posted by Raj on Sunday, June 30, 2013, In : Lessons from the Majors 

Hai karamaba, Wimbledon’s 1st week is already over!

So much happened!

The sun God won the weather battle, bathing the lush green courts with warm bright beautiful sunshine, leaving the rain God with only ½ day of lost play.

The top players exited early in quick succession to shock defeats by much lower ranked players.

First to go on the opening day was Nadal, falling to 137th ranked Belgian Darcis in 3 sets 7-6(8), 7-6(4), 6-4.

Roger Federer’s dream of an 8th title were shattered...

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Posted by Raj on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : The Lonely Road To The Top 

For once the sun was shining and the winds took a day off. The temperature climbed as did the crowd anticipation of a British player qualifying for Wimbledon next week. 

10 players remained. 7 women and 3 men.

Qualifying has no winner. From a total of 224 players fighting for a grand prize of a 1st round draw at the All England Club only 28 will make it through.

All 3rd round winners get into the main.

Sadly by the end of the day the mood was a dour as the overcast skies as no British pla...

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Qualifying! The Countdown To Wimbledon Begins.

Posted by Raj on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : The Lonely Road To The Top 

Fighting for main rounds has begun on the green grass of the National Training Centre (NTC).

The stakes are high, with a guaranteed first round place in Wimbledon's main draw and a £23,500 cheque (62% up on last year).     

Sadly Dan Evans failed in his quest yesterday going down to 31 year old Spaniard Daniel Munoz-de la Nava in 3 sets.

However new Brit Dave Rice, and a resurgent Jamie Baker safely reached the second round.

“Veteran” Alex Bogdanovic also pulled through.

Sadly fello...

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Andy Murray is BACK :) The Queens Final 2013

Posted by Raj on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : ATP Mens Final Reviews 

After missing the French Open to rest his painful back, Andy Murray faced last years winner, Cilic on a damp, typically English summer day.  

Andy raced into a lead,playing confident attacking tennis using his big forehand to finish off the points. A mid set potential injurious slip at the back of the court stemmed Andy's momentum with Cilic taking full advantage, winning the set 7-5.

Cilic was unable to extend this gain in the second set as the number of his unforced errors continued rising. ...
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