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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic – Once Again the Best Player in the World

Posted on 31 Mar, 2014, by in Tennis

There’s something about Key Biscane and the Miami Masters (or Sony Open) that brings out the best in Novak Djokovic, beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3, once again denying the Spaniard and world’s number one from winning one of the few Masters tournament he has yet to win. More

Djokovic, Federer

Roger Federer – As Good as Novak Djokovic Allowed Him to be

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Tennis

For a moment there, everything was perfect. The crowd was booming for Roger Federer, just taking a 6-5 lead in the third set of the Indian Wells Masters final over Novak Djokovic, seemingly in control and ready to win the match and the title. And then everything went south – the bad and shaky backhand, and an opponent that most of the time is simply better than him. More

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Headlining the International Premier Tennis League

Posted on 25 Feb, 2014, by in Tennis

In a world with players who feel they need to be paid more for the exhausting schedule they’re involved in, a project like the International Premier Tennis League was bound to pop up sooner or later, and Rafael Nadal will be the premier name of this new competition, which will probably involve Andy Murray on the men’s side, while Victoria Azarenka is also going to be part of it. More

Roger Federer

Roger Federer Still After the One Title he Doesn’t Have

Posted on 30 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

Grand Slam titles? Check. Olympic gold medal? In doubles, but also check. The Davis Cup? That’s something that Roger Federer has failed to win for Switzerland and himself, but this weekend might be the last chance for him to get his hands on that title. More

Stanislas Wawrinka

Is This the End of the Top 4 Era?

Posted on 28 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

Stanislas Wawrinka beating Rafael Nadal in the final of the 2014 Australian Open hopefully signals some sort of change in men’s tennis and ushers in some sort of new era of parity, which means that it’s not going to be about Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer winning Grand Slam titles. More

Roger Federer

Why Roger Federer is Still the Best Player in Tennis History

Posted on 27 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

The easiest and most superficial way to compare tennis players is the number of grand slam tournaments they’ve won. Roger Federer is still the all-time leader with 17, and Rafael Nadal has some way to go before he catches up, stuck on 13. By that measurement alone Federer remains the greatest player of all time. More

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal – It’s Always an Injury, Never His Fault

Posted on 26 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

What is it about Rafael Nadal, injuries and the Australian Open? Difficult to explain, probably impossible to comprehend. The sad thing about his back problems suddenly showing up were that they almost took away the significance and prestige of victory from Stanislas Wawrinka, who was putting on a wonderful show of Tennis before Nadal started feeling back pain in the Australian Open Final. More

Rafael Nadal

Australian Open Semifinal – Rafael Nadal Beats Roger Federer

Posted on 24 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

It wasn’t a fair fight after the first set. Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer in the Australian Open semifinal 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 in another dominant performance that makes it quite clear who is the better player, advancing to the final to face another Swiss player, Stanislas Wawrinka. More

Roger Federer

Roger Federer Beats Andy Murray; Advances to Australian Open Semifinal

Posted on 22 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

Roger Federer isn’t the same player he was a few years ago; age does that to an athlete. However, he’s still good enough to extend his semifinal streak at the Australian Open semifinal, beating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, to make it for an 11th consecutive time into the final four at Melbourne, with Rafael Nadal waiting for another epic showdown. More

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic Beats Serena Williams – Not That Much of a Shocker

Posted on 19 Jan, 2014, by in Tennis

There haven’t been too many matches between Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic over the years, but the Serbian finally beat the World’s number one in their fourth round match of the 2014 Australian Open, beating the American 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. More