Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Competition at the
Olympics Will be Very Fierce
Murray has his own dreams of an Olympic gold medal at home at the London
Games - but the Scot cannot rule out the possibility that mighty Roger
Federer could be even more driven than himself to succeed on the big
stage of the Games.
"You never know
what's going to happen with injuries or your body or simply, I guess,
with motivation. You never know how people are going to feel."
Celebrating an Anniversary
grass court event in Halle has announced a program of events to
celebrate its 20th edition in June, including a ‘Champions Trophy’
exhibition featuring Andrea Petkovic & Stefan Edberg vs. Martina
Navratilova & Michael Stich, plus concerts featuring stars such as
Melanie C and Sarah Connor.
This Time it is
Clay All Around
the first time in the history of the competition, all four Davis Cup
quarterfinal ties (Spain vs. Austria, France vs. USA, Czech Republic vs.
Serbia and Argentina vs. Croatia) are being played on clay courts.
Attracting Nadal, Murray and Other Top Players
Murray will challenge the home-grown clay superiority of six-time
champion Rafael Nadal at next month's Barcelona clay event. Tournament
director Alberto Costa was pleased to announce a high-profile field,
headed as usual by king of clay Nadal, who is defending yet another
title at the Real club de Tenis from April 21.
In addition to No. 2
Nadal and No. 4 Murray, three other Top 10 players will be on hand in
the Catalan capital: three-time finalist David Ferrer, Czech Tomas
Berdych and Serb Janko Tipsarevic.