The fans cheered for Novak Djokovic at the end of another epic Wimbledon final, beating Roger Federer in five sets, out of courtesy and habit. They really preferred to see him on the losing side of things on what remained of the grass court, making the triumph and lifting his seventh Grand Slam title a whole lot sweeter. More
Turning 30 this week, Roger Federer spoke about his future, the 2012 Olympic Games and him NOT planning on retirement or giving up on the chase after the next Grand Slam title. It’s been 16 so far, more than anyone else – 6 Wimbledon, 5 US Open, 4 Australian Open and one French Open. It’s been over 18 months since his last triumph, in Australia, against Andy Murray. Just to remind you, here’s how he looked all 16 times he won, during an era mostly dominated by who is (in my opinion) the greatest tennis player of all time. More
Wimbledon and Grand Slam tournaments are serious business, but like everything in life, there is always the lighter side with those precious moments that make you laugh. Here are a few of those finer moments in recent years friom the Championships. More
We’ve got Wimbledon coming up in just over a week, so it’s a good time to read through the history book and stat charts and see who are the most successful players at the All-England club since the beginning of the Open era. More
With Serbia winning the 2010 Davis Cup, Roger Federer winning the World Tour Finals the end a rough year on a happy note while Rafael Nadal, despite the loss to Fed remains no.1 in the world after a sensetional year, we take a look at the biggest earners in the history of men’s tennis, from 80’s legends like Becker and Edberg, through the 90’s with Sampras and Agassi to Nadal and Federer today. More
Roger Federer joined British Fred Perry, Americans Don Budge and Andre Agassi and Australians Rod Laver and Roy Emerson as the only players in mens tennis history to win all four grand slams after his win in Roland Garros this afternoon over Robin Soderling. More
Besides Novak Djokovic winning the Australian Open in 2008, it seems the Slams in the past few years have belonged almost completely to Roger Federer and, more and more, Rafael Nadal—but not much besides those two.
Federer’s decline seems much more obvious this year, while Nadal, although winning three out of the last four grand slams, seems beatable off the clay, if he’s played correctly. Things seem a bit more open, and more players can join the chase for the big titles, even those who haven’t won one in their career.
Here’s my list of the best six players today without a Slam title and their future chances of winning one. More