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Steve Bierley

Steve Bierley

    Nadal exit opens door for Federer
    Nadal exit opens door for Federer
    If the Eiffel Tower had suddenly toppled, or the Arc de Triomphe had crumbled into small pieces, the shock could hardly have been greater than the...
    Federer victory reignites 'greatest ever' debate
    Federer victory reignites 'greatest ever' debate
    For five years Roger Federer has played a type of tennis that has thrilled the world. If it were up to his peers, with Andy Murray foremost among...
    Andy Murray aims for the very top
    Andy Murray aims for the very top
    "I sound like a woman," said Andy Murray, smiling.
    What's riding on Nadal's knees
    What's riding on Nadal's knees
    A recent article in one of the United States's leading tennis magazines had the temerity to describe Rafael Nadal as "one-dimensional". It can only...
    The Aussie Open's Serbian darling
    The Aussie Open's Serbian darling
    Wimbledon crowds could learn a lot from the Australian Open. Like the British, the Australians have no players to speak of, so they do the next...
    The changing face of tennis
    The changing face of tennis
    Suddenly there seem to be as many policemen involved in tennis as there are players. Gone are the days when a London bobby, with minimum fuss and...
    A wishy-washy Wimbledon
    A wishy-washy Wimbledon
    As Wimbledon entered its second week, the overriding feeling was of a tournament stubbornly refusing to catch fire. Obviously the poor weather and...
    The trials and tribulations of Marat Safin
    The trials and tribulations of Marat Safin
    The trials and tribulations of Marat Safin might have detained Leo Tolstoy for only a couple of chapters, but in tennis terms it has been a...
    Last blast for 'Aussie Kim'
    Last blast for 'Aussie Kim'
    Australians want Kim Clijsters to exit as the champion, given her decision to retire at the end of this year. The country took the Belgian to their...
    Slam in her sights
    Slam in her sights
    Nadia Petrova laughs a lot these days, and giggles, too. For the past two years, during which her fellow Russians Maria Sharapova, Anastasia...