In January 2018, ROGER FEDERER defeated Croatian Marin Cilic in five
sets 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the Australian Open final and
claimed his 20TH GRAND SLAM TITLE – more than any male player has
achieved in both Amateur and Open Eras. Just five days ago, on
February 18th, he swept aside the no. 2 seed, Bulgarian Grigor
Dimitrov in just 55 minutes (6-2...
Each new tennis season is another opportunity for league and
tournament play. It's a chance to improve your game, compete against
different players, and most of all, have fun. Well, recreational
tennis is supposed to be just that. But in practice, there are
different reasons for playing tennis. It could be for fun of playing
at the level that is challenging, or it...
The world’s number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has been listed
as the sixth most powerful athlete in the USA. It is a traditional
election of the ‘Bloomberg S Sportfolio List’ that includes over
3,000 athletes. The Australian Open champion is on the 6th place of
this prestigious list with a 72.93 quota. After him there are athletes
such as Kobe Bryant...
I’ve done a few posts along similar lines to this one over the past
couple of weeks including who is the most popular tennis player on the
planet and most recently who are the biggest wasted talents in tennis.
In the latter post the debate somehow got onto one handed backhands
and who’s is the best in sport so I thought I’d take a look.
The single hander...
The old song lyric by the Oak Ridge Boys would have you believe that
all the gold in California is "In a bank in the middle of Beverly
Hills in somebody else's name. The promoters of the BNP Paribas Open
beg to differ, and have put their money where their mouth is,
announcing an increase in 2013 prize money for the event, topping out
at $5,030,402. This is a cool...
Dubai quarterfinalist Juan Martin Del Potro talked some football
yesterday following a tough third-set tiebreak win over Marcos
Baghdatis. Del Potro hails from a football-rich nation of Argentina
which boasts argubaly the best player, Lionel Messi, and one of the
all-tile greats, Diego Maradona. Maradona, an Ambassador for the Dubai
Sports Council, was on hand...
Of all the tournaments RAFAEL NADAL could have made his return at,
the VTR Open in the Chilean resort town of Vina del Mar is one of the
least likely, based on the Spaniard's scheduling history.
Nadal hasn't played any South American event since 2005, when he won
Costa do Sauipe to begin his worldwide chase of clay-court titles. But
Rafa is finally ready get on...
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Over the weekend, Andy Roddick donned a knitted
hat and a white golf glove at a celebrity pro-am in Pebble Beach,
Calif., America’s one-time tennis poster boy trading in his
workman’s racket for leisure and a nine iron.
Just 75 miles up the road this week, pro tennis continues without
Roddick at the SAP Open in San Jose, in its final...
In the past 24 months, Novak Djokovic has won a Davis Cup, four Grand
Slam titles and an ATP World Tour Final. He's also made his mercurial
happy-go-lucky days when he was wearing adidas shirts and swinging
Wilson rackets seem like ancient history. Today, Djokovic is one of,
if not the, toughest out in tennis. A year-end No. 1 two years
running, Djokovic has...
It all seemed to be going to so well for the U.S. Open, at least for
a minute or two.
The tournament has been heavily criticized by players and media in
recent years on at least two fronts: (1) for not having a roof in
place, even as rain has forced the event to go a day longer than
scheduled on five straight occasions; and (2) for clinging to...