1. 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 4 months ago 3,119 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 3,679 reads 32 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 11,360 reads 128 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 11,787 reads 164 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 19,705 reads 43 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 1,941 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 7,091 reads 192 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 3,700 reads 28 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 4,014 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 18,859 reads 53 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 4,056 reads 73 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 1,525 reads 7 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 6,901 reads 295 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 4,190 reads 2 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 2,048 reads 20 comments

  16. Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka and the Winners and Losers at 2014 Monte Carlo

    Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal were once again creating Bizarro -history at the 2014 Monte Carlo Masters...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 7,594 reads 260 comments

  17. Andy Murray Doesn't Need to Immediately Replace Former Coach Ivan Lendl

    Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl mutually parted ways in March. This isn't a new scenario for Murray, who has changed coaches multiple times over his professional career; however, no other split has been more notable...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 4 months ago 2,372 reads 11 comments

  18. Why Rafael Nadal Will Continue His Dominance of the Barcelona Open

    Rafael Nadal shouldn't really have a point to prove to anyone, but after the shock loss to David Ferrer in Monte Carlo, perhaps the player has something to prove to himself...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 4 months ago 3,373 reads 8 comments

  19. Novak Djokovic vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez: Score, Recap from Monte-Carlo Masters

    Novak Djokovic continued his title defense at the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters on Friday, surviving an early scare to eliminate Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and advance to the semifinals...

    Alex Kay Written by Alex Kay about 4 months ago 6,535 reads 33 comments

  20. Monte Carlo 2014: Breaking Down Rafael Nadal's Loss to David Ferrer

    Rafael Nadal 's 7-6(1), 6-4 loss to David Ferrer in the 2014 Monte Carlo quarterfinals filled up a scoresheet of technical difficulties for the world No. 1...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 10,026 reads 50 comments

  21. Rafael Nadal vs. David Ferrer: Score and Recap from Monte-Carlo Masters

    Rafael Nadal entered Friday's quarterfinal match against David Ferrer at the Monte-Carlo Masters as the clear favorite, but it was the unheralded Spaniard who came out on top in convincing and surprising fashion...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 14,558 reads 162 comments

  22. Why Rafael Nadal Will Win the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

    “It’s my favourite part of the season,” Rafael Nadal said on the opening day of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. And it is easy to see why. The world No...

    Ismail Vedat Written by Ismail Vedat about 4 months ago 2,963 reads 14 comments

  23. What Roger Federer Must Do at Monte Carlo to Build Momentum for 2014 French Open

    Roger Federer has never won the Monte Carlo Masters title, but the Swiss star is ready to compete. He hopes to add this clay-court trophy to the largest collection of tennis hardware ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 6,692 reads 74 comments

  24. Andreas Seppi Plays Shot of the Week at Monte-Carlo Masters

    Monte Carlo is a dazzling venue for tennis, and early in the tournament Andreas Seppi has served up probably the most dazzling shot you'll see all week...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 4 months ago 6,923 reads 2 comments

  25. Biggest Takeaways from the 2014 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

    Upsets ruled the 2014 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship early on. Top seeds John Isner and Tommy Robredo both lost in their first matches...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 4 months ago 804 reads 0 comments