1. 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 18,813 reads 53 comments

  2. 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 3,976 reads 73 comments

  3. 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 1,499 reads 7 comments

  4. 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 6,872 reads 295 comments

  5. 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 4,156 reads 2 comments

  6. 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 2,015 reads 20 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 7,569 reads 260 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 2,331 reads 11 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 3,343 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 6,496 reads 33 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 9,994 reads 50 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 14,522 reads 162 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 2,909 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 6,651 reads 74 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 6,909 reads 2 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 784 reads 0 comments

  17. Preview and Prediction for the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

    The clay-court season is officially underway, and the 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is the first big tournament of the season. Monte Carlo is the only ATP Masters Series tournament that is not mandatory for the top players...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 4 months ago 8,023 reads 20 comments

  18. Novak Djokovic's Biggest Challenges Going into Clay-Court Season

    Novak Djokovic is coming off of back-to-back wins at Indian Wells and the Sony Open. This makes him the player with the most momentum going into the ATP European clay-court stretch...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 4 months ago 4,654 reads 67 comments

  19. How Novak Djokovic Can Join Clay-Court Legends at the Monte Carlo Masters

    Each year, Novak Djokovic is getting closer to fulfilling his dream of winning the French Open . Monte Carlo is the first big stop, and maybe the unconscious motive for his residency ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 7,288 reads 71 comments

  20. Breaking Down Quarterfinal Matchups at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship

    Upsets have been the theme at the 2014 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Only two of the eight seeds have advanced safely into the quarterfinals...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 4 months ago 2,102 reads 0 comments

  21. What's on the Line in the Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic Rivalry in Monte Carlo?

    Monte Carlo is where it will really get serious for the Rafael Nadal -Novak Djokovic rivalry. It's the first stop of the European clay-court season and longtime watchtower to Nadal's Roland Garros fortress...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 12,501 reads 181 comments

  22. Predicting the Top Seeds' Chances at the 2014 US Men's Clay Court Championship

    The 2014 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship began with four matches on Monday, April 7. This signals the official start of the clay-court season...

    Justin Olexa Written by Justin Olexa about 4 months ago 1,882 reads 2 comments

  23. US Men's Clay Court Championships 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Schedule

    The 2014 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships are underway from River Oaks Country Club in Houston, where defending champion John Isner looks to become the first player since Andy ...

    Patrick Clarke Written by Patrick Clarke about 4 months ago 2,778 reads 4 comments

  24. Breaking Down Roger Federer's Clay-Court Legacy

    Roger Federer will not join the clay-court tour until Madrid, so the tennis spotlight will shine most on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic when Monte Carlo gets underway...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 13,866 reads 94 comments

  25. Roger Federer's Loss to Kei Nishikori at Sony Open Is Cause for Concern

    Roger Federer has been a pretty big disappointment through six events in 2014. His most recent disappointment came on March 26 in the quarterfinals of the Sony Open...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 4 months ago 9,583 reads 55 comments