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Australian Open Tennis Stars Rally for Relief To Help Flood Victims
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30 January 2011

Many of the tennis players from the Australian Open 2011 gathered a day before the starts of the tournament  to raise money for the victims of Australia’s flood disaster. Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick,  Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Kim Clijsters and Sam Stosur  are among the popular stars who were involved.

Thousands of people in 43 towns across Australia have had to move away from their homes and others have died in the recent floods. The floods which originally caused havoc in Queensland are now also threatening the people of Victoria.

The fund raising event consisted of tennis matches where the world’s top tennis players played against one another in doubles. The group was first split into two teams, and they later split further into doubles matches, with one match even having 3 players on each side.

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Can Rafael Nadal Win The 2011 Australian Open?
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27 January 2011

Rafael Nadal is ranked 1st in the world in the singles rankings, but can he win the Australian Open this year?

Rafael Nadal, known as ‘Rafa’, is close behind the heels of Rod Laver. If Rafa wins the Australian Open of 2011, he will have won four consecutive grand slams, and will be the first player after Laver to do so. He will also be the youngest player ever to have achieved it. But can he do it?

The only thing that is certain is that Rafa will have to fight hard to keep his number one title. He will have to triumph over some of the world’s top players to get there including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

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Odds Watch: The Bookmakers Opinion of the 2011 Australian Open
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26 January 2011

Here we take a look at the 2011 Australian Open predictions in Melbourne.

Quarter One of the Australian Open 2011

It would seems that Rafael Nadal, currently raking 1st in the world, has a pretty easy path cut out to the semi-finals. The first quarter will be brimming with Spanish players that he has easily beaten in the past, including Lopez and Ferrer, as well as players that he should have a relatively easy time with in the first few matches such as Cilic and Youzhny.

A possible third round match against Marin Cilic may be a difficult one for him to grasp, but it’s unlikely that Rafa will trip up before he gets to the final four. Nadal is fevoured to be the semi finalist from this quarter.

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Is Andy Murray Prepared For the Australian Open as Rain Dampens His Preparations?
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20 January 2011

Andy Murray is Britain’s number one player and is seeded 5th for the Australian Open, but is he prepared enough to play well in the tournament?

Murray was due to play a warm up match last week against Marin Cilic in Melbourne, but as heavy rain fell and cancelled an entire day’s play, the whole four day event was totally ruined and it is leaving much speculation over whether Murray will be prepared enough for the big matches.

Cilic, who Murray was due to be up against in the warm ups, was beat by Andy Murray in the 2010 Australian Open at the semi finals. He triumphed his way to the finals, but lost the end match against Federer with scores to Federer of 6-3, 6-4 and 7-6.

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Roger Federer is probably the worlds greatest ever tennis player
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11 August 2008

Roger Federer is probably the worlds greatest ever tennis playerBorn on August 8, 1981, Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player. This 6 foot 1 inch prodigy has some of the most impressive stats you’ll ever find on an athlete. Not only is he compared to greats of the game like Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, and Arthur Ashe, he’s considered better than the lot.

There’s no way to properly explain the natural ability showcased by Federer on a match-by-match basis. His dominance is something of legend. At only 26 years of age, he may in fact be the youngest man in history to reach greatness of this magnitude. The only athlete who comes close to Federer’s skill on a world level is professional golfer Tiger Woods. You can find the two featured together in commercials. Tennis isn’t the most popular sport out there, but Federer is undoubtedly its most popular participant.

Federer started playing tennis at six years of age. He also played football for a while. The grueling practices of dual-sports seemed to fuel his drive and natural ability, and by the age of 14, he stuck true with tennis and became the Swiss champion for all age groups and was hand-selected to train as the prestigious Ecublens’ Swiss National Tennis Center.

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