1. Nadal-Smyczek Contest at Australian Open Epitomises Why 5-Setters Should Stay

    The great Rafael Nadal very nearly succumbed to another shock first-week defeat at a Grand Slam under the Wednesday evening lights of Rod Laver Arena...

    Matt McGladrigan Written by Matt McGladrigan about 1 month ago 5,381 reads 14 comments

  2. Australian Open 2015 Results: Winners, Scores, Stats from Day 3 Singles Bracket

    Day 3 of the Australian Open tested some top seeds, but they pulled through under adversity. That list includes Maria Sharapova , Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who all dropped at least one set against their second-round opponents...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 2,740 reads 1 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal vs. Tim Smyczek: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal battled through a gruelling five-set clash with Tim Smyczek to progress into the third round of the 2015 Australian Open ...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 1 month ago 23,414 reads 118 comments

  4. Australian Open 2015 Bracket: Latest Results, Projections for Top Favorites

    The action is slowly beginning to heat up in Melbourne as the second round gets underway on Day 3 of the Australian Open . Myriad upsets have already taken place, but many of the biggest stars are still in the running...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 1,161 reads 0 comments

  5. Australian Open 2015: Day 3 Schedule, Matchups Predictions for Melbourne Bracket

    The first round of the 2015 Australian Open was riddled with upsets of seeded players, but none were shocking. On Day 3, the matchups will become slightly more difficult, and young players will be looking for their chance to shine...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 2,277 reads 1 comments

  6. Australian Open 2015: 10 Bold Predictions at Melbourne After Day 1 Results

    Day 1 left a sour taste in the mouths of several seeded women in the 2015 Australian Open , none more sour than No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic who lost in three sets to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 1 month ago 11,234 reads 26 comments

  7. Rafael Nadal vs. Mikhail Youzhny: Score, Reaction from 2015 Australian Open

    In pursuit of his second career Australian Open title, Rafael Nadal opened his 2015 tournament with a commanding straight-set victory over Mikhail Youzhny , 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, Monday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 6,790 reads 43 comments

  8. Australian Open 2015: Analysing Rafael Nadal's Draw

    Navigating a route to a Slam final can be unpredictable business. Analysing the path of Rafael Nadal , after a slow beginning to 2015 following surgery, may be nigh-on impossible...

    Will Medlock Written by Will Medlock about 1 month ago 4,415 reads 15 comments

  9. Australian Open 2015: Day 1 Schedule, Matchup Predictions for Melbourne Bracket

    The first day of 2015's first major tennis tournament features several marquee stars itching to leave Melbourne with the Australian Open title...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 1 month ago 5,108 reads 4 comments

  10. Australian Open 2015: Championship Odds & Predictions for Top Contenders

    Despite being unseeded and ranked No. 41, Victoria Azarenka stands as much a chance of winning the 2015 Australian Open as No. 4 Petra Kvitova. At least that's what the oddsmakers think...

    Merlisa Lawrence Corbett Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett about 1 month ago 10,640 reads 46 comments

  11. Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and the Winners and Losers to Open Australia

    It looks like the No. 2 players in the world, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova , are hungry to begin the 2015 Australian Open . They have started off the year winning titles at Brisbane and defeating impressive younger challengers...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 6,834 reads 41 comments

  12. Stock Watch for Top Men's Tennis Players Ahead of the 2015 Australian Open

    The new year may be young, but success waits for no one. The first Grand Slam of the year starts on January 19, so an analysis of top players' stock in early 2015 seems timely...

    Will Medlock Written by Will Medlock about 1 month ago 25,178 reads 141 comments

  13. What Rafa Nadal's Latest Defeat Means for Australian Open Hopes

    Rafael Nadal 's hopes of a strong showing at the Australian Open can be called into question after the Spaniard suffered a shock defeat to Michael Berrer in Round 1 of the Qatar Open on Tuesday...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 1 month ago 1,094 reads 15 comments

  14. Rafael Nadal Comments on If He'll Play in 2015 Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal is on the verge of missing his second Australian Open in three seasons after losing 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Michael Berrer in a prep tournament in Qatar Tuesday, the world No...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 12,089 reads 41 comments

  15. Ranking the 5 Most Physically Gifted Tennis Players on the ATP Tour in 2015

    The ATP Tour does not suffer for a lack of physically gifted players. This slideshow will rank the top five heading into the 2015 season...

    Will Medlock Written by Will Medlock about 1 month ago 8,605 reads 29 comments

  16. 5 Things Rafael Nadal Must Accomplish to Have a Successful 2015 Season

    Rafael Nadal ’s career is at a tipping point. His reign at the top of the game is more tenuous than ever as injuries and other rising stars carve away at his aura...

    Joe Kennard Written by Joe Kennard about 2 months ago 14,782 reads 81 comments

  17. Why Federer-Nadal Era Is Evidence of Tennis' Continued Evolution

    Tennis fans like to discuss the Roger Federer -Rafael Nadal era. It’s easy to proclaim it as a Golden Era , because of unprecedented records and superstar accomplishments...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 9,376 reads 121 comments

  18. The Most Memorable Moments from Men's Tennis in 2014

    Men's tennis in 2014 had its share of memorable matches, upsets and upstarts. It began with Rafael Nadal at the top and ended with Roger Federer trying to catch Novak Djokovic. Some things never seem to change...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 6,151 reads 142 comments

  19. Sports Stars Who Came Back from Injury Better Than Ever

    With potential injury always just one play away, athletic success can be the most fragile of things. Yet while many a career have been sidetracked or lost in such premature fashion, ...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 3 months ago 3,025 reads 4 comments

  20. Where Novak Djokovic's Incredible 4-Year Run Ranks Historically

    Because the past decade in men’s tennis has been a super era of dominant champions, Novak Djokovic ’s accomplishments can seem rather routine...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 8,998 reads 105 comments

  21. Rafael Nadal Beats the Original Ronaldo in Charity Poker Game

    Rafael Nadal is currently injured, while the original Ronaldo has now retired, but the two superstars still got their taste of competitive action on the poker table in London on Tuesday...

    Sean Fay Written by Sean Fay about 3 months ago 4,183 reads 2 comments

  22. Men's Tennis Stars with the Most to Prove in 2015

    With the 2014 ATP World Tour almost over, all players will be looking forward to a well-deserved period of rest before 2015 soon comes around. However, some will be more at rest than others, at least mentally...

    Brett Curtis Written by Brett Curtis about 4 months ago 4,805 reads 71 comments

  23. Burning Questions for Top Stars of Men's Tennis After 2014 ATP World Tour Finals

    The drama never stops on the ATP Tour. Novak Djokovic soared to his third straight World Tour Final championship. His rivals weren't so fortunate...

    Joe Kennard Written by Joe Kennard about 4 months ago 945 reads 0 comments

  24. Will Rafael Nadal Ever Win the ATP World Tour Finals?

    While the ATP World Tour Finals showcases eight elite tennis players amidst pomp and all-stars matches, superstar Rafael Nadal is conspicuously absent...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 7,808 reads 176 comments

  25. Rafael Nadal Injury: Updates on Star's Recovery from Appendix Surgery

    Rafael Nadal is already eyeing the new ATP Tour season and Australian Open success after his 2014 campaign was ended early by an appendectomy. The former world No. 1 is now on the recovery trail...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 33,175 reads 102 comments