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Posts In Category "Man"

Why is Roger Federer GOAT?

Why is Roger Federer GOAT?

02/23/2018

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...

How to Stop a Sandbagger?

How to Stop a Sandbagger?

05/02/2013

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...

Kobe and Phelps behind Novak Djokovic

Kobe and Phelps behind Novak Djokovic

03/26/2013

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...

Who Has the Best One Handed Backhand in Tennis?

Who Has the Best One Handed Backhand in Tennis?

03/04/2013

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 Rich get Richer: Indian Wells Boosts Prize Money

The Rich get Richer: Indian Wells Boosts Prize Money

02/28/2013

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...

Juan Martin Del Potro Says Messi Can Be Greater Than Maradona

Juan Martin Del Potro Says Messi Can Be Greater Than Maradona

02/28/2013

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...

Unlikely tennis happenings in 2013

Unlikely tennis happenings in 2013

02/28/2013

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...

At SAP Open, a Showcase for the Next Generation

At SAP Open, a Showcase for the Next Generation

02/28/2013

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...

Is Novak Djokovic an all-time great? Hmmm

Is Novak Djokovic an all-time great? Hmmm

12/28/2012

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...

Still a disconnect between U.S. Open, ATP

Still a disconnect between U.S. Open, ATP

12/28/2012

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...