1. Overhyped or Real Deal: Grading the Top Pro Sports Stars Under 25

    The sports world is filled with talented up-and-comers and members of the media love nothing more than obsessing over their every move. At our best, we heap praise and expectations upon future standouts, athletes who truly are the real deal...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 1 month ago 19,083 reads 65 comments

  2. Will Stan Wawrinka's Australian Open Win Usher in a New Era in Men's Tennis?

    Stanislas Wawrinka 's 2014 Australian Open title is an important breakthrough for men's tennis. The strong, rugged everyman hero may be credited as the one who single-handedly ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 4,922 reads 68 comments

  3. Australian Open 2014: Men's Tournament Suggests Major Changes Coming for Tennis

    One Grand Slam title does not make an elite tennis player. Just ask Juan Martin del Potro , who has never achieved the same prestige as his men's tennis contemporaries in the ...

    Alex Espinoza Written by Alex Espinoza about 11 months ago 13,333 reads 31 comments

  4. Best Twitter Reactions to the Australian Open Men's Final

    Stanislas Wawrinka downed Rafael Nadal in four sets to win the 2014 Australian Open , making him the most unlikely tennis Grand Slam winner since Juan Martin Del Potro popped up from relative obscurity to snatch away the 2009 U...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 11 months ago 2,238 reads 0 comments

  5. Australian Open 2014: Biggest Takeaways from This Year's Tournament

    The first Grand Slam of 2014 is in the books, and this year's installment of the Australian Open left us with plenty of takeaways to consider heading into the season...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 11 months ago 3,402 reads 12 comments

  6. Australian Open 2014: How Li Na's Win Will Affect Women's Grand Slam Scene

    Li Na 's win over Dominika Cibulkova culminated an unpredictable Australian Open . The fourth-seed winning the tournament isn't unheard of, but when you consider she was the ...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 months ago 4,661 reads 14 comments

  7. Australian Open 2014: Stan Wawrinka's Triumph Nearly Overshadowed by Rafa's Pain

    Stanislas Wawrinka won the Australian Open , his first Grand Slam title. Hopefully he's somewhere throwing a party. Because yesterday he had to endure the party poopers ...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 11 months ago 8,766 reads 170 comments

  8. Will Injuries Derail Rafael Nadal's Quest to Be the Greatest of All Time?

    The 2014 Australian Open might best represent the ambiguities in pronouncing Rafael Nadal as the greatest player of all time. His career has been filled with periods of invincible play and breathtaking triumph...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 12,412 reads 151 comments

  9. Australian Open 2014 Results: Analyzing Impact of Men's and Women's Finals

    The 2014 Australian Open kicked off the Grand Slam tennis season in rather surprising fashion, with No. 8 seed Stanislas Wawrinka and fourth seed Li Na emerging as champions from the men's and women's sides, respectively...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 11 months ago 13,792 reads 1 comments

  10. Australian Open 2014 Tennis: Most Promising Performances from Melbourne

    After a wild 2014 Australian Open , the rest of the tennis season could be exciting and unpredictable. Both the men and the women's draw produced surprise winners...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 months ago 1,752 reads 3 comments

  11. Australian Open 2014 Men's Final: Stanislas Wawrinka Cements Star Status

    Everyone doubted him. Despite defeating Novak Djokovic en route to his first Grand Slam final, nobody believed Stanislas Wawrinka had a shot at defeating Rafael Nadal for the Australian Open title...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 11 months ago 1,066 reads 1 comments

  12. Wawrinka vs Nadal: Final Upset Sets Stage for Unpredictable 2014 in Men's Tennis

    Whether you attribute Stanislas Wawrinka's stunning upset of Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final to Rafa's injuries or not, the win may still represent a power shift in men's tennis...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 months ago 1,280 reads 8 comments

  13. Rafael Nadal vs. Stanislas Wawrinka: What Memorable Final Means for Each Player

    The Australian Open Men’s final may not have boasted a titanic matchup or an epic back-and-forth contest like the 2012 final, but the last match of the 2014 tournament did not disappoint...

    Shehan Peiris Written by Shehan Peiris about 11 months ago 2,029 reads 2 comments

  14. Rafael Nadal vs. Stanislas Wawrinka: Examining Historical Impact of Men's Final

    If you saw this coming, give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. Considering that Novak Djokovic lost in the Australian Open quarterfinals and Rafael Nadal knocked out Roger Federer himself in the semifinals, it looked like the No.

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 1,737 reads 4 comments

  15. Australian Open 2014 Men's Final: Rafael Nadal Will Return to Form After Loss

    It was an ugly loss, but Rafael Nadal's defeat at the hands of Stanislas Wawrinka in the men's final at the 2014 Australian Open is not an indication of how the Spaniard's season will unfold...

    Chris  Roling Written by Chris Roling about 11 months ago 2,326 reads 8 comments

  16. Australian Open 2014: Examining Long-Term Ramifications in Men's, Women's Tennis

    Tennis has been dominated by a few select names over recent years, in both the men's and women's realms...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 11 months ago 1,098 reads 1 comments

  17. Australian Open 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka Win over Rafael Nadal a Boon to Tennis

    Stanislas Wawrinka 's victory over Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open men's final was the best thing that could have happened to men's tennis...

    Jesse Reed Written by Jesse Reed about 11 months ago 1,570 reads 4 comments

  18. Australian Open 2014: Most Memorable Takeaways from 1st Grand Slam of the Year

    The 2014 Australian Open kicked off the Grand Slam cycle with a bang. There were underdogs (like Stanislas Wawrinka) rising to the top, favorites dropping like flies and a record-breaking heat wave to top it all off...

    Shehan Peiris Written by Shehan Peiris about 11 months ago 985 reads 0 comments

  19. Nadal vs. Wawrinka: Where Australian Open Final Stands Among Grand Slam Upsets

    By knocking off the top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Australian Open final, Stanislas Wawrinka etched his place in tennis folklore by garnering a major upset...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 11 months ago 1,099 reads 9 comments

  20. Stranger Than Fiction: Wawrinka Upsets Nadal in Bizarre Australian Open Final

    Once again, we were reminded why they play the game. This was Stanislas Wawrinka 's first major final and Rafael Nadal 's attempt at winning his 14th Slam. In their previous 12 matches, Wawrinka had never even taken a set off Nadal...

    Lindsay Gibbs Written by Lindsay Gibbs about 11 months ago 35,943 reads 132 comments

  21. Nadal vs. Wawrinka: Breaking Down 2014 Australian Open Final's Key Moments

    The 2014 Australian Open final between Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka will be remembered as the upset that shook up the men's world tennis rankings. With wins over Novak Djokovic and Nadal in the tournament, Wawrinka jumps from No...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 11 months ago 2,548 reads 2 comments

  22. Australian Open 2014: Examining Long-Term Impact of Nadal vs. Wawrinka

    Stanislas Wawrinka pulled off a stunner that threatens to shake up tennis' status quo by defeating an ailing Rafael Nadal in the men's Australian Open final...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 11 months ago 1,925 reads 4 comments

  23. Australian Open 2014 Men's Final: Stanislas Wawrinka's Win Cements Elite Status

    Despite the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player Rafael Nadal hurting his back during the match, Stanislas Wawrinka earned his first Grand Slam title by winning the championship round of the 2014 Australian Open, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 11 months ago 5,040 reads 11 comments

  24. Australian Open 2014 Men's Final: Defeat Isn't Worrying Sign for Rafael Nadal

    The sky isn't falling for Rafael Nadal after his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open . Coming into the final, Nadal was a perfect 12-0 against Wawrinka , failing to drop a single set...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 11 months ago 1,789 reads 5 comments

  25. Australian Open 2014 Results: Day 14 Scores, Highlights and Recap

    First, Novak Djokovic. Then, Rafael Nadal. The world's best two players stood in front of Stanislas Wawrinka, but nothing nor no one could stop him from finally capturing his elusive first Grand Slam at the 2014 Australian Open ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 11 months ago 1,130 reads 1 comments