Rod Laver

  • I never dreamt of lifting a Grand Slam trophy: Stanislas Wawrinka 27-01-2014 10:18 AM

    Melbourne: For 35 Grand Slam tournaments, the words of an Irish poet became something of a mantra for Stan Wawrinka. After one too many defeats, he had them inscribed on his left arm. At each ball toss, if he cared to glance, he could see the words of Samuel Beckett:...
  • Maria Sharapova fumes over murky heat policy 16-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Melbourne: Maria Sharapova criticised Australian Open organisers for a lack of transparency over their 'extreme heat policy' when the Russian was left toiling on court for nearly an hour after organisers had invoked an official halt on Thursday. Sharapova and her opponent Karin Knapp of Italy slugged it out in...
  • Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in 2nd round at Australian Open 14-01-2014 04:29 PM

    Melbourne: After a day of searingly-hot temperatures that raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in cooler night temperatures under relatively easy circumstances. Nadal's Australian opponent Bernard Tomic, clearly bothered from the start by a leg injury, retired from the match...
  • Federer rallies with Laver in rare Australian Open warmup 08-01-2014 08:59 PM

    Melbourne: Roger Federer traded shots with his hero Rod Laver on Wednesday in the stadium that bears the Australian great's name before promising that his hunger for grand slam titles remains as strong as ever. The 17-times grand slam champion beamed with pride after enjoying a few rallies with the...
  • Battling Federer won't be thinking of retirement: Rod Laver 24-10-2013 09:10 AM

    Melbourne: Roger Federer's struggles in 2013 are unlikely to hasten his exit from the game and the Swiss master could hit back and win next year's Australian Open, according to tennis great Rod Laver. The 75-year-old Laver, the only player to win the calendar grand slam twice, suggested Federer's lean...
  • Roger Federer greatest of his generation: Rod Laver 10-10-2013 11:17 PM

    Shanghai: Despite Roger Federer's recent drop in play, Rod Laver thinks the Swiss star is still the greatest player of his generation. Laver, the only tennis player to achieve the Grand Slam twice, said Federer's consistency over the six to eight years at the top is what sets him apart...
  • Tried to cool down on court, says Li Na 24-01-2013 03:09 PM

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  • Federer the best, thinks Rod Laver 26-01-2007 04:30 PM

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