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Roger Federer, the Worst Season of His Career

Posted on 10 May, 2013, by in Tennis

Taking a two month break hasn’t helped Roger Federer regain his dominance. He lost in the third round of the Madrid Masters, making it the third tournament in 2013 that he won in the previous year which he won’t reclaim. As the Roland Garros approaches, it seems the most decorated player in the history of the sport is quite far off his best or anything remotely close to that, and the end people have been speaking of for a very long time is getting closer and closer. More

Novak Djokovic Will be Remembered as Better Than Rafael Nadal

Posted on 21 Apr, 2013, by in Tennis

The situation for Rafael Nadal at this stage of his career is quite different than it is for Novak Djokovic. Unless what we saw in the Monte Carlo final was a rusty Nadal who still needs more time to find his way back to the top of the game, this is as good as it gets. A final on clay, with the world’s number one standing in his way. When the careers of both men will be over, the Serb will be remembered as the better player. More

Rafael Nadal – The Feel Good Story of 2013

Posted on 18 Mar, 2013, by in Tennis

We’re barely in the middle of March, but it’s hard to find a better fit than Rafael Nadal for comeback of the year, winning his first Hard Court title in nearly 3 years after almost looking like someone who won’t be playing tennis for much longer, maybe even giving up the sport. More

Rafael Nadal Makes Roger Federer Look Old

Posted on 15 Mar, 2013, by in Tennis

Last year, it was Roger Federer beating Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells, showing us he’s got still a lot in the tank to win another Grand Slam title, which he did. It’s 2013, and Nadal is the comeback kid (off an injury), playing very well on both clay and hard courts, disposing of his elderly rival en route to the semifinal of the BNP Paribas Open. More

Rafael Nadal – Playing Hard Courts After All

Posted on 3 Mar, 2013, by in Tennis

Despite his initial protests and inclinations to avoid playing on hard court tournaments leading up to the 2013 Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has had a change of heart following crushing David Ferrer in the Mexico Open final, winning his second tournament since making his Tennis comeback. More

Rafael Nadal – Bad News Just Keep Coming

Posted on 26 Feb, 2013, by in Tennis

After playing in two small tournaments to kick-start his 2013 comeback attempt, Rafael Nadal isn’t too far from step one, announcing he’ll not play in the Indian Wells and Miami Masters tournaments, as his knee problems keep bothering him and preventing him from playing the way he would like to. More

Rafael Nadal – A First Win, A First Step

Posted on 6 Feb, 2013, by in Tennis

It’s been almost seven months since Rafael Nadal last played a tennis match, but now he’s put the first one behind him. Only a small tournament in Chile, only a doubles match alongside Juan Monaco, but they say the first cut is the deepest, and putting it behind him without pain and with a win is the best way to get back on the ATP Tour. More

Rafael Nadal – Don’t Expect Too Much of Him

Posted on 31 Jan, 2013, by in Tennis

A bad stomach doesn’t leave you out of a Grand Slam tournament; a problem with your already troubling knees does. Rafael Nadal wasn’t in best shape, so he skipped the Australian Open and other “official” returns in 2013. Don’t expect too much of him once he actually makes his tennis comeback. More

Longest Grand Slam Championship Streaks

Posted on 28 Jan, 2013, by in Tennis

By winning the Australian Open for a third consecutive time, Novak Djokovic put himself on a very prestigious list of men’s tennis players who won at a Grand Slam competition at least three time, previously inhabited by Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg, Rafael Nadal, Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl. More

Novak Djokovic, First Three Times in a Row Australian Open Champion

Posted on 27 Jan, 2013, by in Tennis

The better player didn’t have the best of starts, but eventually, he won. Novak Djokovic continued his reign in Melbourne by becoming the first player in the Open era to win the Australian Open three consecutive times, beating Andy Murray in four sets despite dropping the first one. More