Stanislas Wawarinka endured a horrible outing at the on-going 2016 Paris Masters.
In another game, Andy Murray seeing off Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-5 was more herculean task-like than it should have been given the gap between them in ATP world ranking. Andy’s perpetual struggles at the Paris Masters arewell documented though and the Scot needed 90 minutes to see off Verdasco.
Murray has been paired with 13th seed Frenchman Lucas Pouille for the round 16 game on Thursday. Both have met twice in 2016 at Rome’s open clay court and Shanghai Masters hard court in May and October respectively. (more…)
If Lleyton Hewitt is to be believed, Roger Federer’s world record of winning seventeen Slam singles title would not get broken in near future.
Hewitt reckons there is no one in the circuit who is capable of toppling Federer, not even Nadal.
Nadal is in touching distance of Federer’s record. He is just three Slams away to be able to level with him and four to get past him.
But, according to Hewitt, Nadal is not going to have his way easy in the seasons to come by. His body is not the same. There have been a lot of bruises and blows which he has taken over the years. Also, he is not someone whom you can call the versatile player or the complete player. He does not look as comfortable at other courts as he looks at Clay ones.
Hewitt was in Singapore last week to attend a function organized by one of his sponsors.
Talking about Nadal and how he sees the Spaniard’s career shaping up from here onwards, Hewitt said, “If it’s clay, he is class above the rest. No doubt. He is sort of unbeatable. But, the moment it shifts to hard or grassy surfaces, some of the other guys come into play as well. The likes of Novak and Andy, they are brilliant too.” (more…)
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