Sunday, January 30, 2011
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy after victory in his mens singles match against Andy Murray of Britain on the final day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 30, 2011 (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)
Since leading Serbia to a Davis Cup victory, Djokovic has been playing at a different level. He seems to have tamed his demons at last, playing nearly flawless tennis in his march through the draw. Marian Vajda, Djokovic’s longtime coach, said that he had never seen his player perform at such a sustained high level as he did in his straight set dismantling of defending champion Roger Federer. His serve, which had an awkward hitch in the takeback throughout most of 2010, has become a fluid, lethal whip of a motion. He is striking the ball cleanly off of both sides, varying pace, height, and spin with an artist’s touch.
全文 Men’s Finals Preview: Murray vs. Djokovic By GEOFF MACDONALD
Friday, January 28, 2011
Highlights from day eleven featuring Kim Clijsters, Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki and Li Na.
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Kim Clijsters cruised into the Australian Open final and will play for the title against Li Na, who overcame top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki to become the first Chinese player to reach the championship match at a Grand Slam.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
MELBOURNE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Third seed Novak Djokovic stunned defending champion Roger Federer 7-6 7-5 6-4 to reach his second Australian Open final on Thursday after a match of high emotion and drama.
Jan 26 (Reuters) - The sight of a stricken Rafa Nadal being finished off by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open on Wednesday was a stark reminder of the precipice he walks in search of sporting perfection.
Just three games into the contest, it was clear something had broken in the 24-year-old's highly-tuned body, depriving him of the athleticism and explosive power that had pushed him to the brink of completing one of the sport's rarest and most treasured collections.
His straight sets quarter-final loss, having playing most of the match in clear physical distress with an apparent hamstring injury, means there will be no 'Rafa Slam' and Rod Laver, back in 1969, is still the last man to hold all four majors at the same time.