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Serena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against long...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Williams aims for 19th major after reaching Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against long...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quick Gains And Abrupt Losses: The Story of Andy Murray And Tomas Berdych

It’s how major titles are won. It’s how high-level success is built and sustained. It’s how a lofty place in a sport’s pantheon is established. Backing up results — not just being good on one day, but the next day, and the day after that — separates the hot player on a feel-good run from the enduring, persistent, tested champion. The laws of averages dictate that athletes...
Via Bloguin Best
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quick Gains And Abrupt Losses: The Story of Andy Murray And Tomas Berdych

It’s how major titles are won. It’s how high-level success is built and sustained. It’s how a lofty place in a sport’s pantheon is established. Backing up results — not just being good on one day, but the next day, and the day after that — separates the hot player on a feel-good run from the enduring, persistent, tested champion. The laws of averages dictate that athletes...
Via Attacking The Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Murray beats Berdych to reach Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semifinal win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday. Murray broke Berdych's serve in the 11th game of the final set and clinched the match with an ace to advance to Sunday's final against either Novak Djokovic or defending champion...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 29, 2015

All Times Eastern College BasketballMen’s DePaul at Providence — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. Michigan State at Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Saint Louis at George Mason — A-10 Network, 7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Bryant at St. Francis (PA) — Fox College Sports Atlantic, 7 p.m. Maryland at Ohio State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Dayton at UMass...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday’s Viewing Picks

College BasketballMen’s DePaul at Providence — Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. Michigan State at Rutgers — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Saint Louis at George Mason — A-10 Network, 7 p.m. Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Bryant at St. Francis (PA) — Fox College Sports Atlantic/Cox Ocean State Networks, 7 p.m. Maryland at Ohio State — ESPN, 7 p.m. Dayton...
Via Fang's Bites
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Australian Open Day 11 Men’s Match Notes and Previews

2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 11 MEN’S NOTES Thursday 29 January Semifinals Bottom Half     6 ANDY MURRAY (GBR) v NO. 7 TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE) Head-to-head: Berdych leads 6-4 2005     Basel                            Carpet (I)           R16      Murray              64 26 64 2006     Adelaide             ...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray beats local hope Kyrgios in 3 sets at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray ensured there would be no five-set comeback for local hope Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday night, beating the 19-year-old Australian 6-3 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point in the fourth round Sunday before beating Italian Andreas Seppi, the player who had eliminated...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Australian Open Day 9 Men’s Match Notes and Previews

2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 9 MEN’S NOTES Tuesday 27 January Quarterfinals Bottom Half     Featured matches   No. 3 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v No. 7 Tomas Berdych (CZE) No. 6 Andy Murray (GBR) v Nick Kyrgios (AUS)     On court today…   2009 champion Rafael Nadal has reason to be confident ahead of his clash against Tomas Berdych on Rod Laver Arena. The Spaniard is on a 17-match...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open finalist, fended off racket-smashing Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 in a fourth-round match that...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray comes back from 2-5 down in 4th vs. Dimitrov to win

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray overcame a relentlessly athletic Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals. In a 3-hour, 32-minute minute match filled with mind-bending shots from both players, Murray came back from 2-5 down in the fourth set to close out the match and reach his 16th straight...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray overcame a relentlessly athletic Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to secure a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals. In a 3-hour, 32-minute minute match filled with mind-bending shots from both players, Murray came back from 2-5 down in the fourth set to close out the match and reach his 16th...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray bristles at online criticism over being 'drama queen'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray usually avoids reading social media during tournaments, but he wasted no time issuing a scathing tweet at the Australian Open this week about those who've called him a ''drama queen'' in the past. And after beating Joao Sousa on Friday to book a spot in the fourth round against Grigor Dimitrov, Murray didn't temper his anger one bit. Murray...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray eases into Aussie Open 4th round with win over Sousa

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 at the Australian Open on Friday to set up a 4th round clash with Grigor Dimitrov. The sixth-seeded Murray is attempting to become the first man to win the Australian Open after losing three times in the final. He lost to Novak Djokovic in 2013 and 2011 and Roger Federer in 2010. His next match against...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray in a Hurry Quickly Advances to Australian Open Third Round

View image | gettyimages.com (January 21, 2014) Andy Murray extended his record against Australians to 10-0 by taking down Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. Murray, who is friends with Matosevic, commented about playing in front of the partisan Australian crowd. “It was a fun atmosphere to play today. Even if...
Via Tennis Panorama
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray advances to third round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray didn't let the parochial crowds in Margaret Court Arena bother him Wednesday as he beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open. Matosevic's first-round opponent, Alexander Kudryavtsev, accused boisterous Australian fans of behaving like ''animals'' after losing in five sets to the Melbourne...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray tops Yuki Bhambri in 1st round of Australian Open

  Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray beat Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) Monday to begin another quest to win an elusive Australian Open title. Playing in the newly refurbished Margaret Court Arena, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set before coming back to level the set and then dominate Bhambri, the 2009 Australian Open junior champion, in the tiebreaker...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Open Scene: Nadal's shorts, Murray's language

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) After nearly six months away, Rafael Nadal is back. And he's hard to miss. Nadal outshone his first-round opponent Mikhail Youzhny, literally and sartorially, decked out in a pink florescent tennis shirt and a neon yellow wristband to match his sneakers. Nadal told the on-court interviewer after his first-round win that his many months away from the tour...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray wins 1st-round match at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray beat Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) Monday to begin another quest to win an elusive Australian Open title. Playing in the newly refurbished Margaret Court Arena, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set before coming back to level the set and then dominate Bhambri, the 2009 Australian Open junior champion...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes and Quotes from the 2015 Australian Open Pre-Tournament News Conferences

(January 17, 2015) Ana Ivanovic, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Sam Stosur, Serena Williams, Grigor Dimitrov, Simona Halep, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt and Petra Kvitova met the media on Saturday for Australian Open pre-tournament interviews at Melbourne Park. A few “notes and quotes” from the Saturday media conferences:   Ana Ivanovic Mentality coming into the...
Via Tennis Panorama
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray is officially a brand, logo included!

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray are known as the "Big 4" of men's tennis. But after today, they are also now known as the "Big 4" of...personal branding?The Brit baller unveiled his personal logo, designed by Aesop, ahead of the year's first major, the Australian Open, that kicks off next week. It will be showcased on his tennis bag and on his warm-up...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Murray signs four-year deal with Under Armour

LONDON -- Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signed a four-year deal with American sportswear manufacturer Under Armour. The deal was announced Tuesday by the Baltimore-based company. Terms were not announced, but British news reports said the deal was worth $25 million. Murray previously had a four-year sponsorship deal with Adidas. He started his career wearing Fred Perry...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray signs 4-year Under Armour clothing deal

LONDON (AP) Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signed a four-year deal with American sportswear manufacturer Under Armour. The deal was announced Tuesday by the Baltimore-based company. Terms were not announced, but British news reports said the deal was worth $25 million. Murray previously had a four-year sponsorship deal with Adidas. He started his career wearing Fred Perry...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Isner makes changes to his coaching staff

A 13 time ATP doubles tour champion, a dedicated member on the ATP board of directors, and a part time analyst for the Tennis Channel, Justin Gimelstob will now coach John Isner. ‘Tis the season to revise each player’s coaching staff. John Isner is taking a page out of Andy Murray’s book and hiring a new coach. The top-ranked American man has signed an agreement that names...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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