Nadal Reigns!

Tennis 01 Feb 2009

Rafael Nadal is the premier tennis player in the world. After a dominating performance against storied rival, number two seed and 13 time Grand Slam Champion, Roger Federer, the 22 year old Nadal solidly established himself as the world’s best tennis player with a stirring 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 triumph in the finals of […]

Serena – The Best

Serena – The Best

Serena Williams has an air of joie de vie about her. Some fans interpret that as brash cockiness, but those fans do not understand Serena Williams. In the finals of the Australian Open, Serena laid claim to the world’s number one ranking and displayed her superlative tennis skills to the packed house as well as […]

Rafael & Fernando – Ole’

In one the greatest matches ever played on any venue, Rafael Nadal took everything his Spanish compatriot could throw at him and held off the hard-charging Fernando Verdasco in a semi-final matchup for the ages. This match will long be remembered for the extremely high quality of play and for the stream of remarkable retrieves, […]

Federer Under the Microscope: A Mortal Man

Roger Federer 26 Jan 2009

In some ways, the legendary career of Roger Federer has already entered a new phase. Calendar years with three Grand Slam titles aren’t likely to be repeated. Very genuinely, Federer is about to write a new chapter in his tennis life. The real question surrounding this 27-year-old superstar is as follows: How will this new […]

Nadal faces Gonzalez, but first it’s an all-French showdown

Rafael Nadal and Fernando Gonzalez will square off in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2009 on Monday afternoon, but the action on Rod Laver Arena will be kicked off Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils. It will be the first career head-to-head meeting on between the two Frenchman, and count on this showdown being […]

Carla Suarez Navarro – The Little Engine That Could

January 22, 2009 will be a date Carla Suarez Navarro will never forget. Most likely it is the day that will change her life forever. On the hot, humid and windy day, Carla stared adversity in the eye and never blinked. At the bleakest moment, the 5’ 5” Spaniard raised her play to new levels […]

Australian Open 2009 - Ivanovic, Dokic advance on Wednesday

A once-stoic Jelena Dokic is showing an emotional side of her this week at the Australian Open 2009. And for good reason. The fallen star has now, improbably, won two matches in Melbourne Park after upsetting Anna Chakvetadze in an emotional 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 on Wednesday night in an emotional thriller on Rod Laver Arena. […]

David is no Goliath

David is no Goliath

In one sense, it was a huge surprise that tenth-seeded David Nalbandian crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round. Then again, one of the tennis world’s most puzzling players can never proceed through a tournament without serving up a surprise. On paper, the Argentine had no business ducking out of the year’s […]

Australian Open 2009 - Day 1 - Federer in Round 2, Australian Men shine

Day One of the Australian Open saw the lower half of the Men’s Draw get underway. With three Australian Men taking on tough challengers, the local fans clamored their support. Upset wins by Bryden Klein and Bernard Tomic and a tough four set loss by local favorite Samuel Groth signaled a good day for the […]

Breaking Down the Women’s Draw

Tennis 17 Jan 2009

The suspense is over. Now the show can begin. The draws for the 2009 Australian Open were announced on Friday in Melbourne. Here’s a look at the field of 128: Best First-Round Matchup: (19) Daniela Hantuchova vs. Casey Dellacqua. Hantuchova possesses considerable talent but has historically lacked mental toughness, to put things mildly. Last year, […]

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