Allan Kelly Roar Rookie

Allan Kelly

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Injury count on the rise at World Cup

13 Sep 2011

A stack of injuries in the opening weekend’s action at the World Cup has underlined how important squad strength will be in deciding which teams will go deep into the marathon, six-week tournament. Among those paying the price of the increased physicality in the game were Australia’s Digby Ioane (thumb) and Argentinian Gonzalo Tiesi (knee), […]

McIlroy heeds Nickluas' advice at Open

18 Jun 2011

Rory McIlroy has taken a leaf out of Charl Schwartzel’s book in heeding the advice of Jack Nicklaus as he seeks his first win in a major. South African Schwartzel revealed at Augusta, where he won in April, that advice from the record 18-time major champion had been a key element leading up to his […]

History-maker Li wins French Open

5 Jun 2011

China’s Li Na made sporting history at the French Open on Saturday when she became the first player from Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 29-year-old from Wuhan defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-4 7-6 (7-0) to take her place in the pantheon of Chinese sports stars. Li clinched the […]

Nadal, Djokovic cruise but Murray lame at French Open

29 May 2011

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic stayed on course for a second grand slam final showdown with both notching straight-sets wins in Saturday’s third-round action. But if the top two seeds enjoyed a worry-free afternoon, the same could not be said for fourth seed Andy Murray. The 24-year-old Scot had been coasting along at 6-2 2-1 […]

Nadal struggles but wins again at French

27 May 2011

Rafael Nadal was made to struggle once again at the French Open on Thursday before defeating fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 7-5 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in a hard-fought second round tie. The five-times former winner, defending champion and top seed was taken all the way by giant American John Isner in a sensational first round match […]

Federer finally at home in Paris on clay

23 May 2010

Roger Federer finally feels at home on the centre court at Roland Garros. That is thanks to his historic win last year when he defeated Robin Soderling in straight sets to complete his career grand slam set and equal the overall major titles record Pete Sampras at 14. It also ended years of heartbreak in […]

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