Robert Pollard
Robert Pollard is a freelance sports and politics writer. Follow him on Twitter at @_robpollard.

Entries by Robert Pollard

Will Novak Djokovic End His Career as the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time?

(1) Comments | Posted 16 November 2015 | (14:49)

When Novak Djokovic was awarded a huge silver trophy on Sunday to mark his achievement of finishing the year as world number - the fourth time in five years he managed the feat - it was difficult not to feel a huge sense of satisfaction for a man whose success...

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'I Think Government Should Stop Meddling With Women's Vaginas' - An Interview With Noushin Arefadib

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2013 | (14:09)

Noushin Arefadib is a 29-year-old Iranian Australian who works for Centre for Social Research (CSR), a Delhi-based NGO seeking to eradicate female foeticide, facilitate social justice and empower women through their Gender Training Institute (GTI). It was founded in 1983 and continues to expand its remit, working on women's rights...

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Preview: Primavera Festival

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (18:15)

One doesn't have to hurl their proverbial lasso very far or wide these days to find a music festival. Most of us are familiar with the depressingly popular formula of failsafe Jessie Js and Biffy Clyros, overpriced water-beer and toxic noodles. But for the seasoned festival snob, each new year...

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The Times They Are a-Changin' as Murray Wins in Miami

(0) Comments | Posted 1 April 2013 | (03:08)

The tennis landscape has altered considerably over that last 12 months. Andy Murray will wake up on Monday to confirmation of something we've long known: he is currently the second best tennis player in the world. For the first time in his career he is ranked higher than the great...

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Murray to Face Djokovic in Australian Open Final

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2013 | (14:18)

Andy Murray is through to his third Australian Open final - the sixth Grand Slam final of his career - after a pulsating five set win over Roger Federer. Murray won 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 and will meet Novak Djokovic in Sunday's showpiece match. It's a repeat...

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Andy Murray Through to Australian Open Semi-Final

(1) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (08:10)

Andy Murray is chasing history in Australia. No man in the Open era has managed to follow-up their first Grand Slam title by winning the next major tournament. It would be a huge achievement for Murray, and one which could signal what many observers have long-expected: a series of major...

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Djokovic Wins ATP World Tour Title

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (01:44)

Novak Djokovic left London's O2 Arena as the undefeated champion of the Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals after beating Roger Federer 7-6 (8-6) 7-5. With both players producing tennis of the highest order, it was a compelling match that provided a fitting end to a wonderful tennis season.

It was...

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Djokovic Beats Murray at ATP World Tour Finals

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (17:22)

The ATP World Tour Finals is the culmination of the year in tennis, as the eight finest players in the world gather to compete for the final trophy of the season. It is a celebration of the game as well as an illustrious trophy to secure and it was announced...

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Murray Through to Shanghai Quarter-Final

(0) Comments | Posted 11 October 2012 | (16:16)

Andy Murray moved into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after sweeping past Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2 6-2 in just under an hour. Murray was scarcely troubled by Dolgopolov, who struggled to cope with the variety in the British player's game. Murray has still never lost a match at the...

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Murray Secures Maiden Grand Slam Title in Epic Circumstances

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2012 | (04:34)

The 76 year wait for a British winner of a men's Grand Slam tennis event is over. Under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Andy Murray won a quite breathtaking 5 set final against Novak Djokovic at the US Open, winning 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 in...

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