In Madrid, Rafa Rules

In Madrid, Rafa Rules

Madrid Open 2010 17 May 2010

Rafa Nadal defeats Roger Federer to sweep all three ATP World Tour Series 1000 Clay Court Championships.

Marat Safin – A Tormented Talent

Marat Safin – A Tormented Talent

Player Profiles 12 Feb 2010

The first thing that needs to be said about Marat Safin is that 99.5 percent of human beings would love to have this enigmatic Russian’s problems. This magnetic Muscovite with movie-star looks, a body tailor-made for tennis success, and a full assortment of formidable skills won over $14 million, traveled the world, won two Major […]

Numbers Game: Federer marks milestones with semifinal win over Haas

Wimbledon 2009 06 Jul 2009

As Roger Federer keeps winning Grand Slam matches, the history of tennis will continuously be rewritten. Most professionals play for numbers that deal with money; for a champion like Federer, the meaningful numbers can be found in the milestones he attains each time he steps on court. Federer made more record-keepers and stat geeks happy […]

A Meal Fed to the People: Federer wins five-set thriller on magical semifinal Friday

French Open 2009 06 Jun 2009

Whenever tennis fans are hungry, they always get Fed. Once in a while, lovers of this racket sport are given more comfort food than they can possibly comprehend. On an amazing afternoon (and evening) at Roland Garros, a sport gave the world a remarkable two-match display of heart, hustle and higher-than-high drama. At the very […]

Twenty-Something: Federer foils Monfils, makes 20th straight slam semifinal

French Open 2009 04 Jun 2009

Wednesday at Court Philippe Chatrier, on the grounds of the Roland Garros tennis complex, a fortunate French crowd gathered to witness one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of professional sports. Roger Federer isn’t just rewriting the history of tennis. The 27-year-old from Switzerland is achieving the kinds of feats that casual sports fans […]

Federer Over Nadal on Clay – Get Ready Paris!

Federer Over Nadal on Clay – Get Ready Paris!

The world’s best clay court tennis player is Spain’s Rafael Nadal. On Sunday, May 17, 2009, the world’s best clay court tennis player did not win the Madrid Open, a Masters tournament featuring a Men’s Draw and a Women’s Draw. To the astonishment of the subdued home crowd, Rafael fell to the world’s second best […]

Clay Heyday: Nadal defeats Djokovic for fourth Rome title

Rome Masters 05 May 2009

Two weeks ago, Rafael Nadal won his fifth straight Monte Carlo championship, a feat unequaled in tennis history. Over the weekend at the Foro Italico tennis complex, this 22-year-old Mallorcan attained another one-of-a-kind accomplishment in a career that is already rewriting the record books. Nadal is not a graybeard in his sport, but the lethal […]