Posts tagged: David


GrigorDimitrov and Nick Kyrgiosare set to battle for their first Masters 1000 title when they clash at the final of the Western & Southern Open.

Both first time finalist at the Masters 1000 event are the first players since Toronto 2002 when Andy Roddick and Guillermo Canas clashed.

The seventh seed Dimitrov has reached and lost at three Masters 1000 last four before seeing off John Isner 7-6(4), 7-6(10) to book a place in Saturday’s final. He has won ATP World Tour 500 aside lifting five ATP World Tour 250 titles. He has an impressive hard court result this season but his opponent has also posted good returns on the same surface.

Kyrgios has won one ATP World Tour 500 and two ATP World Tour 250 titles. He won his semi-final game in two tie breaks to become the youngest Cincinnati finalist since Novak Djokovic back in 2009. Read more »


Following an impressive run during the Indian Wells and Miami Open, Rogers Federer has gone on to claim the opening two Masters 1000 titles. This would make it the first time since 2006 he achieved this feat.

In lieu of this, the Swiss tennis star has busted through some serious records, and has now become the oldest player to win this series at the age of 35 years and 7 months.

Before this, Andre Agassi held the record as the oldest winner of the Masters 1000 title when in 2004 in Cincinnati, he lifted the trophy at the age of 34 years and 3 months.

It took another 11 years for anyone to get close to the feat posted by Agassi. It was achieved by Federer who went on just after his 34th birthday to conquer Cincinnati.

This season has seen Federer raise the bar quite higher and it could take more than a decade for anyone to surpass or even match this feat. Read more »


Stan Wawrinka, a three time Grand Slam Championship title holder, has been announced as going to participate in Queens during this year’s Aegon Championship.

So far in his career, the tennis player has featured four times in his career, with his best result at the Queens Club coming in 2014 where he got to the semi-finals of the event.

On one occasion, he got to the last-16 stage of the event and on two other occasions, he lost out at the round of 32 of the event.

Or the Swiss, it is undoubtedly important that he leaves his mark this year on the grass. So far throughout his career, he has won three major championships; the Australian Open, US Open and Roland Garros. If he pushes on to come off victorious in the Wimbledon this year, he would have completed a Career Grand Slam.

As such, the Aegon Championship in the Queens Club would impact positively on his bid to take home one of the greatest achievements ever in the tennis game. Read more »


In a recent occurrence, 34-year old tennis superstar David Nalbandian, who is an ex-Wimbledon finalist and also widely known as the world number three tennis player at the peak of his career, narrowly escaped death in the fatal car crash of his vehicle.

He lost control of his car during a national competition as it rolled twice during the event held in Argentina. Video footage captured by spectators shows the star’s Chevrolet spinning before ending up on its side.

Fortunately, both Nalbandian and his co driver were helped out the ruined car by surrounding fans and spectators who were on scene, both occupants were unhurt. Thankful to be alive, David Nalbandian popularly remembered as the runner-up at the Wimbledon final in 2002 to lleyton Hewitt was quickly reunited with his family and was reported to be relaxing in a swimming pool alongside his daughter much later in the day.

One would recall that the player retired from professional tennis back in 2003. After deserting the court, the former star decided to try his hand at rally car driving. The unfortunate car crash happened in the province of entre Rios at San Justo located at around 200 miles from Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. Read more »

David Nalbandian comments on Players Rankings

According to David Nalbandian, a player who is strong only on one kind of court and not on all courts, he can’t rank at the top in modern Tennis.

Yes, twenty years back, if someone was specialized for maybe clay or grass, he could rise to the top, but, in today’s game, such players would remain far, far behind.

Nalbandian cited the example of Sampras to explain his point. The American was not so good playing on courts where the ball reached to the players with lesser speed and so, was never a big threat on clay. He never looked like winning French Open in spite of participating in that competition for so many times. Just once he could qualify for the Round of 4. But, irrespective of his weakness on clay, he owned the top spot for more than 5 years. However, nowadays, if you are like that, your rivals would get past you because players are playing well all around the globe now. Read more »

Andy Murray reckons Nick Kyrgios isn’t as nasty as he is made to look right now

Andy Murray reckons Nick Kyrgios isn’t as nasty as he is made to look right now.

Kyrgios has been the hot topic in the tennis world of late, but, for no good reason.

Playing in a tournament last week, the Aussie commented on the personal life of the Swiss player Wawrinka.

The young man has been getting absolutely drilled for that, but, Murray seemed to have a little sympathetic view.

Speaking after clinching Rogers Cup, Murray said, “Nick is a good bloke. Of course, he should not have done what he did. I am not defending his act; let me be very clear about that. It was very disappointing.”

“As a professional sportsperson, you should be careful that the line is not crossed and as far that incident is concerned, Nick certainly crossed the line there. But, you also have to see how much negativity the guy has coped with in recent past. Not to forget, he is only 20 and there has been constant spotlight on him. It can be tough at times.”

“I hope he takes a lesson and moves on. Mistakes are part and parcel of life. Everyone makes mistakes, but, you need to learn. He is such an exciting player, blessed with loads of talent and he, undoubtedly, has a huge future awaiting him.” Read more »