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Jonathan

Huge fan of Roger Federer - I'll pretty much try and watch all his matches from Grand Slam level right down to ATP 250. When I'm not watching or tweeting about tennis I play regularly myself and use this blog to share my thoughts on Fed and tennis in general.

Resurgent Federer Defeats Berdych to Win 6th Dubai Crown

Federer defeats Berdych Dubai Final 2014

Feels good doesn’t it? Seeing Fed back to winning ways as the maestro won his sixth Dubai crown and 78th career title by beating Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the final. It was another great showcase of mental strength from the Swiss who backed up his defeat of Djokovic with his second victory in as many days from a set ...

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Sublime Federer Topples Djokovic in Dubai

Federer defeats Djokovic Dubai 2014

Well what can you say about that other than immense? It’s been long overdue but we got a rip-roaring performance from the GOAT as he defeated Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 to book his place in the Dubai final. As per my match prediction I gave Roger about a 20% chance of winning this one but he delivered on all fronts ...

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Federer Brushes Rosol Aside to make Semi Finals in Dubai

Federer defeats Rosol Dubai

Good to see Roger hold his end up his end of the bargain as he set up a mouthwatering semi final against Djokovic by defeating Lukas Rosol 6-2 6-2. I expected 1 close set but after Rosol stormed into a 2-0 lead he went completely off the boil and Roger pulled away to win through in 58 minutes. It wasn’t ...

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Federer Scraps His Way Past Stepanek in Dubai

Federer Volley vs Stepanek

Rollercoaster match here from Roger as he fought back from 2-0 down in the decider to defeat Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3. I expected this one to be close in places but ultimately a straight sets victory for Fed. As it turned out it was a scrappy, topsy turvy affair and whilst not exactly pretty to watch ended up being ...

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Federer Makes Flying Start in Dubai

Federer vs Becker Dubai 2014

Well worth the wait wasn’t it? As Roger breezed past Benjamin Becker 6-1 6-4 in little under an hour to move into the second round. It was imperative he got off to a winning start here and I now back him to make the semi finals where he should face Djokovic. The court in Dubai has always favoured Roger’s attacking ...

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Dubai Tennis Draw 2014 – Federer & Djokovic in Same Half

Federer in Dubai

Hey guys, it’s been a while and it certainly feels like a lifetime since Roger last took the court but the good news is the Dubai draw is out and we’ll be seeing the Swiss in action sometime next week. It’s a strong field with Djokovic, Berdych, Del Potro and Tsonga all in the mix so there’s a boat load ...

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Roger Federer’s Outfit for Indian Wells and the Miami Masters 2014

Federer Indian Wells and Miami Outfit 2014

Hey guys, here’s Roger Federer’s outfit for Indian Wells and the Miami Masters which start in March. I’m assuming he will be wearing his Australian Open attire for the Dubai 500 tournament which starts in about 2 weeks time. The polo Nike have lined up for the American hard courts is pretty much identical to the one worn in Australia ...

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Who is the Most Popular Tennis Player? 2014 Edition

Most Popular Tennis Player 2014 Edition

A couple of years ago I made a post on who was the most popular tennis player in the world using a number of publicly available statistics. As we’re at the start of a new year I thought I’d do a 2014 edition, has there been a shift in powers solely in terms of popularity? Back when I did my ...

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Are One Handed Backhand Grand Slam Champions Dying Out?

One Handed Backhand Grand Slam Champions

With Stanislas Wawrinka’s win at the Australian Open last weekend it meant he was the first person with a one handed backhand, aside from Roger Federer, since Gaston Gaudio in 2004 to win a Grand Slam. That’s bad news if you’re a fan of perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing shot in the game, so does it have a future? Can ...

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Nadal Dimisses Federer in Australian Open Semi Final

Nadal Routines Federer Australian Open 2014

Hey all, another telling defeat for Roger at the ends of his nemesis as he went down 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 to bow out of the Australian Open at the semi final stage. Successful tournament it may have been with impressive wins against Tsonga and Murray but today he fell short yet again and in truth never really got himself into ...

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