Andy Murray the British number one secured Great Britain place in the final of the Davis Cup. Murray defeated Bernard Tomic in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-2 which gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best of five tie. The final will be at the end of November against Belgium who were to strong for Argentina. Britain last won the Davis Cup in 1936 and last featured in the final in 1978.
Great Britain are touching distance away from reaching the Davis Cup final. Andy and Jamie Murray beat Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth in a five set classic 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-4. The Brits take a 2-1 lead going into the reverse singles later today. If Andy Murray wins the opening match, Britain will be through to a first Davis Cup final since they finished runners-up in 1978.
Great Britain and Australia are level after day 1 of their Davis Cup semi-final clash at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Andy Murray got the tie off to a good start for the Brits defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets 6-3 6-0 6-3. Then the Australian number one Bernard Tomic levelled the tie beating Dan Evans 6-3 7-6 6-7 6-4.
The Murray brothers could team up later today in the doubles against Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth.
Novak Djokovic the World number one has won his 10th Grand Slam title of his career. Djokovic beat Federer in four dramatic sets 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 to win the US Open title and end the year with three of the four tennis majors.
In the ladies event, Flavia Pennetta beat fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 6-2 to win her first Grand Slam title. Pennetta also announced her retirement, saying “this is the way I like to say goodbye to tennis.
The second seed Roger Federer was on superb form to beat his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka in the semi-final of the US Open. Federer won in straight sets 6-4 6-3 6-1. In the other semi-final World number one Novak Djokovic thrashed the defending champion Marin Cilic just dropping 3 games 6-0 6-1 6-2.
It will be a mouth watering final with both players at the top of their game. Federer has not dropped a set on route to his first US Open Final since 2009, while Djokovic has the opportunity to win his 10th Grand Slam title.
With the Wimbledon public ballot for 2016 now open, let’s take a look back at some of the fantastic tennis we saw at the 2015 tournament. This year there has been no shortage of enthralling battles to watch, but none could compare to the pure brilliance produced by Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as they duelled for the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Championship title.
Within two hours and 56 minutes Djokovic won 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3, meaning he regained his title for the third year running. The 28-year-old Serb fought hard with plenty of skill and determination against the world No. 2 who has won Wimbledon three times. Even after a rain delay which offered the tired players a well-earned break early in the third set, Djokovic came back fighting and upped his level of commitment to the match, which he thoroughly deserved to win. Federer himself certainly thought so and said a few words after the match about the game: “Novak played great today, also in the last two weeks, and also last year and the year before that. Today he was tough on the bigger points and at the end he was rock solid. I’m sure he still has many more great years ahead of him.” Kind words from Federer as he graciously accepted second place.
Now let’s not forget the ladies in this recognition of marvellous tennis, with Serena Williams taking home her 6th Wimbledon title! However, Maria Sharapova and Garbiñe Muguruza both played exceptionally well this year, coming runners up to Serena. As far as female British stars go, these are the ones to watch next year at Wimbledon: Katie Boulter, Heather Watson and Laura Robson – watch out, we predict they are going to be big names!
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Andy Murray has been knocked out of the US Open in the forth round by big serving Kevin Anderson 7-6 6-3 6-7 7-6.
The match was four hours and 18 minutes of thrilling tennis under the lights. It is the first time Murray has not made the last eight at a Grand Slam since 2010. Anderson will now face Fifth seed Stan Wawrinka.
The second seed Roger Federer moves into the quarter-final stage with a straight sets victory against John Isner 7-6 7-6 7-5. Federer now meets 12th seed Richard Gasquet.
Jo Konta, US Open run has come to an end in the forth round by fifth seed Petra Kvitova 7-5 6-3. With this great run in the last Grand slam of the year, Konta world ranking will be inside the top 60.
Andy Murray and Jo Konta are still flying the flag in this year’s US Open. Andy Murray cruised into the forth round with a straight sets victory over the 30th seed Thomaz Bellucci from Brazil 6-3 6-2 7-5. Murray next opponent is the big serving South African Kevin Anderson on Monday.
Jo Konta who has never got passed the second round at a Grand Slam event, has reached the forth round with a victory against 18th seed Andrea Petkovic 7-6 6-3. Konta will now play forth seed Petra Kvitova the two-time Wimbledon champion.
Roger Federer the five-time US Open champion raced to the forth round will a win against Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-4 6-4.
Rafael Nadal the world number eight has been knocked out of the US Open in the third round by Fabio Fognini from Italy. Nadal lost in five sets after being two sets up 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4. This is the first time Nadal has been two sets up in a Grand Slam and lost. Fognini will now face fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the forth round.
Hot favourite world number one Novak Djokovic still not to drop a set progressed to the forth round defeating Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-5 7-5. Next up for Novak is David Goffin.
Andy Murray is playing Thomas Bellucci and Roger Federer is up against Philipp Kohlschreiber today in their third round clashes.
The World number one Novak Djokovic was on good form with a victory over Haider-Maurer 6-4 6-1 6-2 to move into the third round at Flushing meadows. Novak will now face Andreas Seppi from Italy.
Rafael Nadal progressed into the third round with a straight sets victory over Diego Schwartzman from Argentina 7-6 6-3 7-5. As Nadal has fallen to number eight in the world rankings he could meet Djokovic as early as the quarter-finals stage in New York.