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Tennis Grand Stand:
By Yeshayahu Ginsburg
We are down to our final 8, and 6 of them are the main contenders for the title. With Djokovic being tired after his marathon match, it has really opened the door for Tomas Berdych. And, all of a sudden, we could be looking at Berdych or David Ferrer in the final. On the other side of the draw, it looks like it will be the winner of Federer/Tsonga against Andy Murray. This feels like the most wide-open Slam we’ve had in quite a while on the men’s side. It actually feels like there are six contenders with near-equal chances of winning it all. The only possible not-compelling matchup in the final is Federer/Ferrer, as Federer leads their head-to-head series 14-0.
Who Looked Good
Stanislas Wawrinka: I will talk about this match more in depth later on, but I really must stress that Wawrinka played at or near the level of a Grand Slam champion for almost the entirety of his match. Aside from a blip in the second set, Wawrinka was really playing at an i...
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GOING THE DISTANCE
Novak Djokovic channeled his inner-Hulk on Sunday immediately following his narrow 5-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10. Both players wound up leaving the court exhausted after the fourth-round match took over five hours to complete. But in the end, it was the "The Joker" who prevailed.”Give him credit, he made me run all over the court...
With a score line reading 6-1, 5-2 in favor of Stanislas Wawrinka over Novak Djokovic, the scoreboard didn't lie. But that didn't make it any easier to believe.
The 17th-ranked Swiss, who has played his career in Roger Federer's shadow, had not beaten Djokovic since 2006. Yet, here he was, poised to take a two-sets-to-love lead, having broken the Serb's serve four...
Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (13) on Sunday to advance to his third consecutive Australian Open quarterfinal.
Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, fought off five set points in the third set and finally closed it out on his fifth match point when Anderson hit a forehand long.
The Czech player has yet to drop a set in the tournament...
Tomas Berdych is set to take on Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open
By Evan Valeri
The upcoming 2013 Australian Open quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych marks the thirteenth time the two players will face off. Out of the previous twelve matches the Birdman was only able to capitalize once, taking out the Serb in straight sets during...
James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds.
Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka embrace after their epic five-setter during the fourth round of the Australian Open
By James Crabtree
MELBOURNE — The epic night match Rod Laver Arena yearned for was delivered.
The contest featuring...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 20, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – The Australian Open produced it’s greatest match of 2013 and one of the best in recent times as Novak Djokovic triumphed over Stanislas Wawrinka in a five hour and three minute thriller on Rod Laver Arena that ended just after 1.30am on Monday morning.
The 1-6, 7-5, 6-4,,6-7(5), 12-10 epic was an incredible demonstration...
Djokovic timed his swings exquisitely for most of a four-set quarterfinal win.
Never having lost to quarterfinal opponent Tomas Berdych on a hard court, world #1 Novak Djokovic must have brought plenty of confidence into their encounter. Questions surrounded the defending champion’s condition following his narrow escape from Stanislas Wawrinka in the previous round. But he...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 22, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Novak Djokovic progressed through to the Australian Open semifinals after winning his quarterfinal match against fifth seed Tomas Berdych 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and 31 minutes on Tuesday night.
Djokovic is guaranteed to retain his No. 1 ranking at the end of the tournament after advancing to the semifinals...
And a lot of people have a newly-found level of respect for Stan Wawrinka after this match in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open...
Djokovic needed just over 5 hours to beat Wawrinka 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 12-10. Remember, last year at the Australian Open final, Djokovic needed almost 6 hours to knock off Rafa Nadal.
Here's some of the...