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James Peeling
Away from his job as a Graduate Researcher, James Peeling's big passion is tennis. You can follow him on Twitter via @MooTennisBlog. You can read more of James' articles via his blog, Moo Tennis.

WTA Indian Wells Preview

Indian Wells, branded as the fifth Grand Slam in tennis, has arrived with the women’s main draw kicking off on Wednesday followed by the men’s draw on Thursday.  The women’s draw, lacking both Williams sisters, looks wide open with Li Na as the number one seed.  James Peeling of Moo’s Tennis Blog takes a look at the draw. FIRST QUARTER: …

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ATP Dubai: Preview and Predictions

Five of the world’s top ten players including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro are in Dubai for the ATP event next week.  James Peeling takes a look at the draw. Novak Djokovic will make his first appearance on the ATP tour since a surprising loss to the eventual Australian Open champion, Stanislas Wawrinka.  This is only …

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ATP Rotterdam: Preview and Predictions

Five of the ATP’s top ten will be in Rotterdam for this week’s ATP 500 event.  Here are some thoughts from James Peeling on how the draw may unfold. Juan Martin del Potro headlines the Rotterdam draw as the number one seed.  This was somewhat of a surprise after there were confirmed reports that he was struggling with a wrist …

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Caroline Wozniacki splits with Thomas Hogstedt: What’s going on?

On Wednesday, a Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet broke the news that the world number 11, Caroline Wozniacki had axed her new coach of just three months, Thomas Hogstedt.  This decision came after just two tournaments working together in Australia.  Here are some of my initial thoughts about the shock decision and Wozniacki’s continuing coaching conundrum. The split with Hogstedt certainly …

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Stanislas Wawrinka wins the Australian Open

Without doubt, this was the weirdest and wackiest men’s Grand Slam final for quite some time.  Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal, 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 to win the 2014 Australian Open, his first Grand Slam title.  This match featured a never-ending list of twists in the plot.  Here goes at trying to sum it up concisely! Wawrinka played a simply …

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Australian Open, Men’s Semi-Final #2 Preview: Federer v Nadal

The semi-final of the Australian Open is giving us yet another clash between the two great rivals of the modern era, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. James Peeling gives us his insight and predictions. Roger Federer is playing the best tennis we have seen from him in the last couple of years as he backed up his win over Jo-Wilfried …

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Australian Open: Men’s Semi-Final Prediction – Wawrinka vs Berdych

 James Peeling discusses Stanislas Wawrinka’s chances of reaching his first Grand Slam final Novak Djokovic had won 14 straight matches against Stanislas Wawrinka, the Swiss last scoring a win back in 2006.  Djokovic had also won 25 consecutive matches at the Australian Open and was on a 28 match winning streak on the ATP tour until Tuesday night, that is, when …

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Eugenie Bouchard: The real deal?

Eugenie Bouchard is one of a number of teens that has been leading the way in women’s tennis of late, writes James Peeling. The 2014 Australian Open is well underway with the second round wrapping up on Thursday.  The women’s draw has seen quite a few upsets with Petra Kvitova and Sara Errani both suffering first round exits.  In the …

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Men’s Australian Open 2014: Draw Analysis and Predictions

FIRST QUARTER: R.Nadal (1) v J.M. del Potro (5) The world number one, Rafael Nadal headlines a top-heavy men’s draw.  It is a particularly challenging draw for Nadal, who has  drawn the dangerous, Bernard Tomic.  Tomic has once again, peaked in Australia as he reached the final of  the ATP 250 event in Sydney; however he was disappointing in the …

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Women’s Australian Open 2014: Draw Analysis and Predictions

FIRST QUARTER: S.Williams (1) V S.Errani (7) Serena Williams comes into the Australian Open with a clean bill of health and once again, will be the favourite to lift the Daphne Akhurst trophy in two weeks time.  The world number one won Brisbane for the second year in a row, but hasn’t enjoyed success at the Australian Open since winning the …

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