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Roland Garros 2015 Dates: Men's Schedule of Play

The 2015 Roland Garros men’s championships are the 118th time the Roland Garros men’s singles tournament will be held. The dates, what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch and/or attend this tournament. Pictured above is Rafael Nadal in the early preparation stage for this forehand during the 2014 event. The 1.85m left-hander recorded a record 35 straight wins at Roland Garros in defeating Novak Djokovic in ...

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Australian Open 2015 Schedule of Play: Men

The 2015 Australian Open men’s championships are the 103rd time the Australian Open men's singles tournament will be held. The specifics of what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch and/or attend this tournament. The schedule of play for the 2015 Australian Open Men’s Singles tournament is: Qualifying event: Wednesday 14 January: Qualifying 1st round at 10am; Thursday 15 January: Qualifying 1st round at 10am; Friday 16 January: Qualifying 2nd round at 10am; Saturday 17 January: ...

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Australian Open 2015 Draw: Men's Singles

The 2015 Australian Open main draw men’s singles matches will begin on Monday 19 January at 11am local time in Melbourne. When the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are and how these are selected are all covered below. The official Australian Open main draw ceremony was held on Friday 16 January at 10am on the steps at Margaret Court Arena, providing a greater celebration of tennis and Australian Open connection than last year when the draw was held at the Crown Casino, Riverside in ...

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Australian Open 2015 Schedule of Play: Women

The 2015 Australian Open women’s championships are being played for the 44th straight time in Melbourne i.e. the entire Open-era. The specifics of what the schedule of play is for every day i.e. what time play commences for each session and which round is being played are listed to make it easier for you to follow, watch and/or attend this tournament. The schedule of play for the 2015 Australian Open Women’s Singles tournament is: Qualifying event: Wednesday 14 January: Qualifying 1st round at 10am; Thursday 15 January: Qualifying 1st round at 10am; Friday 16 January: ...

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Andy Murray 2015 Australian Open

The Australian Open 2015 Men’s Singles Final sees No.6 seed Andy Murray in better form than ever on route to another Grand Slam final rematch against World No.1 Novak Djokovic.

The defensively inclined Murray is firing on all cylinders. A victory would make him one slam short of a career Grand Slam. The taller and older (1 week) of the two, has hit more winners than unforced errors in all 6 matches to date.

This is the 24th head-to-head meeting between Murray and Djokovic, with Murray trailing 15-8, yet seemingly in best physical shape since winning his two Grand Slam singles titles. Interestingly, the 1.9m Scot has won both Grand Slams by defeating Djokovic in the final, why not  a third time?

Djokovic thinks Murray is better this year and that the court suits Andy more in 2015. “I think his forehand has improved, judging by the matches he has played during these couple weeks compared to a few months ago. The courts are playing a little bit faster in the last two years than it was the previous years in Rod Laver Arena as we mentioned before. Because they are faster, because the ball is bouncing a bit lower, that’s pretty suitable to his style of the game. He likes that. He has a flat backhand and moves around the court pretty well,” Djokovic said.

Murray has a 39-9 record at Melbourne Park and is playing his fourth final here on Rod Laver Arena. Murray will dig deep to claim a third Grand Slam singles title which, would see him surpass: Ilie Nastase, Stan Smith, Johan Kriek, Sergei Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Patrick Rafter, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt all with 2.

Murray’s road to the Championship match:

– hit more winners than unforced errors in all 6 matches to date,
– hit %81 of return of serves in to play (%13 more than Djokovic),
– converted %47 of break point opportunities (%12 more than Djokovic),
– hit 84 forehand winners,
– hit 40 backhand winners (9 more than Djokovic),
– hit 66 aces (13 more than Djokovic), and
– hit a fastest serve at 214 kmh (7kmh faster than Djokovic).
– has dropped just two sets (one each to fellow Top 10 players Dimitrov and Berdych),
– spent a total of 15 hours and 4 minutes on court,
– held 89 of 99 service games,
– won %78 of points when he made his 1st serve,
– won %58 of points when he played a second serve, and
– won %36 of return of serve games.

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Novak Djokovic 2015 Australian Open

The Australian Open 2015 Men’s Singles Final sees No.1 seed Novak Djokovic pitted against dual Grand Slam champion and Olympic Singles Gold Medallist, Andy Murray (No.6 seed).

This is the 24th head-to-head meeting between these two. Djokovic holds the upper hand with a 15-8 record and goes in with a 49-6 record at Melbourne Park.

Djokovic drew level with Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg’s record by fighting through to a fifth Australian Open final. The current World No.1 would join Federer and Edberg as only the third player to win 50 Australian Open singles matches or more, if he is victorious today.

Djokovic will be confident that he can add to his perfect 4-0 Australian Open finals record, to become the first man in the Open Era to win 5 Australian Open singles titles.

The Serbian won all four matches between them last year and 7 of their past 8 matches. The 27-year-old Djokovic is 3-0 against Murray here at Melbourne Park including two of those victories in previous Australian Open finals.

Nole has now won 9 straight matches against Top 10 players. Djokovic avenged his 2014 Australian Open quarter final defeat at the hands of defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka 9-7 in the 5th set, with a together with a 6-0 final set routing in this semis.

Djokovic will be striving to win his first Grand Slam as a father of 3-month old son Stefan and since he married Jelena Ristic in July last year.

Djokovic is gunning for  his eighth Grand Slam title, to join Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi in fifth place on the Open Era major titles list and with Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall on the all-time list.

Djokovic’s road to the Championship match:

– has dropped just two sets (both to Wawrinka in the semi),
– spent a total of 13 hours and 12 minutes on court,
– held 91 of 97 service games,
– hit %67 of 1st serves in,
– won %81 of points when he made his 1st serve,
– won %65 of points when he played a second serve,
– he has saved 13 of the 19 break points he has faced,
– won %55 of points against his opponent’s 2nd serve,
– broken serve 26 times from 95 return games,
– hit %68 of return of serves in to play,
– hit 85 forehand winners,
– hit 31 backhand winners,
– hit 53 aces, and
– hit a fastest serve at 207 kmh.

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