Roger Federer Rafa Nadal and ‘the leftie strategy’

Tomorrow in Melbourne we have arguably the biggest tennis match of all time, Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal. The Roger/Rafa grand slam final rivalry has been on hold since the French open in 2011 and I would say most fans thought that we would never see it again. How will the tactical battle in this match play out? What will Rafa do to Roger and how will Roger cope with this?

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The strategies behind winning ‘the blast from the past’ Aussie Open finals!

What an amazing Aussie Open we have had in 2017. Its almost as if we have gone back in time eight years, which in fact was the last time the Williams sisters competed against each other in a grand slam singles final (Wimbledon 2009). The Roger/Rafa rivalry was in full swing back then also and these two were competing in almost every final on the tour. Back to 2017 and we will 0nce again have the privilege to watch two of the games classic rivalries. More of Roger and Rafa tomorrow, but first how is the women’s final going to be decided and which Williams will come out with the trophy?

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How the top doubles players in the world start the point

Hello from Melbourne! The Aussie Open for 2017 is well under way and the doubles event has started. How do these top players look to gain the advantage at the start of each point….?

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3 Turkey Burner Tennis Drills

The 2017 season is upon us and some of you out there may be looking to get back on the court and get some serious training done to burn off that Christmas dinner. The pros have been spending the holiday weeks preparing for the Aussie open doing more off court training along side many hitting drills to keep them in shape. In this article I will share with you some Christmas dinner burning cardio drills when you are hitting on the tennis court with your mates. These are all singles based drills but with some creativity can be adapted to doubles, I will add the one doubles idea to each drill. See if you can come up with your own variations.

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Evolution of the Tennis Height

Has the average height of top players in the ATP year-end ranking increased over the past decades? Is the game now solely dominated by bigger and stronger players than ever before?

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Anna and Joel rankings rise and Rod’s new qualification

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How to play doubles like Murray & Soares

What do Jamie and Bruno, the Bryan Brothers and many other doubles specialist do to be at the top of the game?

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Indoor tactics needed to win the ATP Finals

The 2016 ATP season can be best described as a year of two halves. The first being dominated by Djokovic and the second taken over by Murray. Going into the ATP World Tour finals, the year end no.1 ranking is still up for grabs, so what will it take to win in London with the faster indoor conditions and more specifically what will the 8 finalists have to do themselves to have good week at the showcase end of season event?

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The Mental Rise of Konta

A little under 18 months ago, Australian born yet proudly British, Johanna Konta was ranked 150 in the WTA rankings. Fast forward to the end of the 2016 season and Konta has now made her way into the top 10 for the first time, only the 4th British woman ever to do so alongside; Virgina Wade, Sue Barker and Jo Durie.

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The First British Number 1 – Andy Murray

Andy Murray became the first British number 1 in singles in ATP history today and also the oldest first time number 1 since John Newcombe in 1974. What a year it has been for Murray; Wimbledon Champion, Olympic gold medallist and now the best player in the world. So how did he do it?

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