Nine-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal will no longer be
regarded as an "immovable obstacle" at Roland Garros this
year, according to twice former winner Jim Courier.
Novak Djokovic boosted his hopes of completing a career Grand
Slam at Roland Garros, after he lived up to his top billing
at the Italian Open by brushing aside old rival Roger Federer
in the final.
Andy Murray continued his remarkable run on clay when he
pulled off a stunning upset to dethrone home favourite Rafa
Nadal 6-3 6-2 in the Madrid Masters final and claim his
second title on the surface in a week.
Former Otago No1 Libby Scott says her tennis has ''developed
hugely'' while at college in the United States.
A disappointing entry list of only 15 men and four women will
contest the Otago Open, one of New Zealand's longest-running
John McGlashan has won its way through to the national
schools finals in Wellington, in a fortnight, after
qualifying in second place in the South Island finals in
Timaru at the weekend.
For the second year running, Andy Murray led Britain to a
Davis Cup first round victory over the United States when he
beat John Isner 7-6(4) 6-3 7-6(4) in Glasgow.
The Southern Lakes team will aim to make it ''lucky 13'' in a
row in the second round of the Southern League in Dunedin
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