1. Why It Will Be More Difficult Than Ever for Rafael Nadal to Win the French Open

    The 2014 French Open draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has no choice but to battle through a tough lineup. Roland Garros is his territory, his passion and the foundation to his all-time legacy...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 3,665 reads 206 comments

  2. French Open 2014: Breaking Down Top Men's Contenders at Roland Garros

    Rafael Nadal's monopoly over the French Open will face a swift test this year at Roland Garros. The star has won the past four French Opens while seizing eight of the past nine, ...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 5,123 reads 41 comments

  3. French Open Tennis 2014: Predictions and Early Title Favorites

    The 2014 French Open men's draw will be out soon, but it's not too early to consider the contenders. The past two months have provided four important clay-court tournaments, which ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 22,951 reads 147 comments

  4. 2014 Internazionali BNL D'Italia: Takeaways from the Men's Tournament

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met each other in the finals to set up their 41st career meeting. This time, it was Djokovic who came out victorious at the 2014 Rome Masters on Sunday...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 1 month ago 1,750 reads 28 comments

  5. "Struggling" Rafael Nadal Cruises into Final at Rome Masters

    Since the start of the European clay court season, almost every shred of media coverage in the world of international tennis has focused on Rafael Nadal's "struggles" on clay in 2014...

    Andrew Prochnow Written by Andrew Prochnow about 1 month ago 1,922 reads 43 comments

  6. Novak Djokovic vs. Milos Raonic: Score and Recap from 2014 Rome Masters

    Novak Djokovic fought back after dropping the opening set to defeat Milos Raonic 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 at the 2014 Rome Masters. Emerging from the fierce three-hour battle allowed him to earn a spot in the championship match on Sunday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 5,734 reads 38 comments

  7. Italian Open 2014: How Lower-Tier ATP Players Are Challenging the Top Stars

    Rome’s 2014 Italian Open is just another example of gradual change in the ATP. Never mind that top stars like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are currently the standards, or ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 2,267 reads 14 comments

  8. Remembering Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's Classic Match at 2006 Rome Masters

    Rome's Italian Open has produced many classic matches through the decades, but perhaps few as memorable or important as Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in the 2006 final...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 9,132 reads 59 comments

  9. Kei Nishikori Establishes Himself as a French Open Favorite

    Rafael Nadal has suffered a couple of shock defeats the past couple of weeks. Novak Djokovic is hurt. And Stanislas Wawrinka is still showing some signs of inconsistency...

    Van Sias Written by Van Sias about 2 months ago 4,170 reads 22 comments

  10. Madrid Masters 2014: Will Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray Showdown Ever Happen?

    Just as it seemed Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were headed for a semifinal showdown at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open, the anticipation was released like the hiss from a newly opened can of tennis balls...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 3,881 reads 43 comments

  11. Breaking Down the Quarterfinal Matchups at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open

    The 2014 Mutua Madrid Open lost two of its top four seeds before the tournament even started. Novak Djokovic withdrew after his right arm injury flared up yet again...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 2 months ago 3,079 reads 1 comments

  12. Is There Any Hope for Andy Murray on Clay After Disappointing 2014 Madrid Open?

    Andy Murray and clay have never been a match made in heaven. The Brit's typically great defense is sloppy and ineffective on the clay, and his footwork on the surface leaves a lot to be desired...

    Lindsay Gibbs Written by Lindsay Gibbs about 2 months ago 3,620 reads 32 comments

  13. Why Rafael Nadal Will Have a Difficult Time Keeping His No. 1 Ranking in 2014

    It’s time for Rafael Nadal to really defend his No. 1 ranking. The Spaniard’s time at the top has lasted seven months, but it will end if he continues to play below ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 11,231 reads 128 comments

  14. Who Is the Real Favorite at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open?

    Here comes the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open. If Spain's Masters 1000 tournament was a work of art, it would be a Picasso painting in all its bizarre angles and distortions...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 11,740 reads 164 comments

  15. Novak Djokovic's Ailing Wrist Threatens His Best Chance to Win the French Open

    Novak Djokovic recently downgraded the seriousness of his right wrist injury . Initially, he thought the injury might require surgery and keep him out for significant time. However, he expects to play in Madrid and Rome...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 2 months ago 19,641 reads 43 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Quarterfinal Matchups at the 2014 Portugal Open

    Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic headlined the competitors at the 2014 Portugal Open. They have done their part by advancing to the quarterfinals. Raonic is looking for his first career title on clay and first title of 2014...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 2 months ago 1,884 reads 1 comments

  17. Why Coach Magnus Norman Is Stan Wawrinka's Secret Weapon at 2014 French Open

    The rise of Stanislas Wawrinka has the tennis world buzzing about his chances for the 2014 French Open title. He won the 2014 Australian Open and Monte Carlo Masters, and he loves to play on clay...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 6,964 reads 192 comments

  18. Takeaways from the Men's 2014 Barcelona Open

    Rafael Nadal 's early exit was the biggest story of the week at the 2014 Barcelona Open. For most players, a quarterfinal loss would be chalked up as a solid week, but not for Nadal...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 2 months ago 3,642 reads 28 comments

  19. Portugal Open 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Updated Schedule

    The European clay court season is continuing a big buildup to Roland Garros with the highly anticipated Portugal Open in Oeiras. The event, recently renamed from the Estoril Open, is wide open for the taking...

    Alex Kay Written by Alex Kay about 2 months ago 3,985 reads 3 comments

  20. Stanislas Wawrinka Set to Soar After Defeating Federer, Djokovic and Nadal

    Stanislas Wawrinka is ready to take off now. He's already having the best year of his career. He also leads all players in points earned this season. Now, after clearing three major hurdles, his game could soar even higher...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 3 months ago 18,780 reads 53 comments

  21. Why the Grind of Clay-Court Tennis is a Special Tradition Worth Protecting

    Clay-court tennis does not appeal to every tennis fan. It’s the red-surfaced stepchild to regal grass and prosperous hard courts, and it has a hard, grinding reputation that is often derided...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 3,934 reads 73 comments

  22. Breaking Down Quarterfinal Matchups at the 2014 Barcelona Open

    We are down to the quarterfinals at the 2014 Barcelona Open. Rafael Nadal is looking to win his fourth title in a row here and ninth title in Barcelona overall. His toughest competition went down early...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 3 months ago 1,485 reads 7 comments

  23. How Much Longer Will Rafael Nadal Extend Clay-Court Dominance?

    Rafael Nadal looks for his ninth career title at the Barcelona Open, but more importantly he will be searching for his clay-court dominance...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 6,855 reads 295 comments

  24. Takeaways from the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

    Rafael Nadal's dominance at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters has come to an end. After an eight-year reign as champ, Nadal has now lost two years in a row...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 3 months ago 4,127 reads 2 comments

  25. Rafael Nadal: Rare Loss on Dirt Should Stoke Motivational Fire

    Expect a speedy return of the sneer. Expect a more vicious snarl. That's right, Rafael Nadal will be back, likely with a vengeance...

    Andrew Prochnow Written by Andrew Prochnow about 3 months ago 1,997 reads 20 comments