In 2008, David Ferrer finished the year as the fourth ranked player on the tour. The future looked bright, but 2009 turned out to be an undistinguished year for the 10 year tour veteran.
For last year’s Wimbledon finalist and most improved player, the time has come to take his game up a notch or be prepared to let the field overcome him.
As the tragic news of professional tennis player Mathieu Montcourt’s death circulates, his as of yet unexplained death unearths a certain shameful side to the modern world of tennis. Montcourt’s body was found in his Paris apartment on Monday by his girlfriend and an autopsy is expected to be carried out as soon as possible. […]
For the fans who packed Centre Court and Henman Hill on Friday afternoon at the All-England Club, the wrong Andy won the second gentlemen’s singles semifinal at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. Even then, however, the eyes of a commonwealth had to appreciate the power of the moment Andy Roddick created on the world’s most famous […]
Two years ago on Court 1 at Wimbledon, Andy Roddick lost a match he should have won. Wednesday evening on that very same patch of grass, the newly-married American won a battle he very easily could have lost. In a riveting, rousing affair matching former world No. 1s and Grand Slam champions, Roddick nipped Australian […]
Lleyton Hewitt, like any good Australian man, knows how to throw a party. The grizzled veteran of the ATP Tour might no longer be a contender for major titles, but the two-time Grand Slam champion got the 2009 French Open started in style on Sunday in Paris. In a first-round rematch of one of the […]
They don’t call Spain’s glorious new tennis facility The Magic Box for nothing. In the very first year of its existence, the architectural marvel played host to one of the finest tennis matches ever contested, anywhere and anytime. In the decades to come, many more Madrid Opens will unfold at “La Caja Magica,” but the […]
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have made a habit of contesting claycourt championships this season. While those two rivals will clash in one of Saturday’s semifinals at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, the player they’ve suprassed will try to bounce back on the crushed red brick of Spain. In prior years, Roger Federer unmistakably stamped […]
As the claycourt season begins on the ATP Tour, Rafael Nadal can be relied on to deliver the goods. Outside of the King of Clay, however, the world of men’s tennis faces numerous uncertainties on the red dirt of Europe, and the early rounds of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 event showed why. Two talented […]
Controversy has surrounded the ‘Iron Man’ of tennis for a few years. Twice he has been warned or given a code violation by an umpire for not performing at his best, or giving his best effort. He almost never complains, a trait of his tough Russian upbringing, but it has been obvious to many of […]