1. Tommy Haas Wins Against Tommy Haas, but Loses to Roger Federer

    The match had it all—second serve aces, multi-stroke rallies, skillful net play, light-as-a-feather drop volleys, two of the most beautiful one-handed backhands in the game, and even a Sampras-like overhead smash...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 614 reads 16 comments

  2. What to Look For—and What Not to Look For—at Wimbledon

    With the most-anticipated clash of Wimbledon 2009 out of question, how about a look at some of the other things that bring allure to this year’s tournament? And some that won’t be quite as alluring...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 207 reads 6 comments

  3. Perfecting the Not-So-Perfect Federer Moment

    I still rue the fact that I missed watching the third and fourth sets of the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final as they happened. Hindsight tells us that those were the only two sets that Roger Federer won that day...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 1,546 reads 32 comments

  4. Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe Resume Their Feud: The Decider

    This is the fourth chapter in a five-part series by Leroy & myself - entitled Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe Resume Their Feud. With the histrionics of the second set behind them, Federer decided to concentrate on tennis...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 360 reads 22 comments

  5. An Affair Called Roland Garros

    It’s tried to woo me for several years now, but I’ve ignored all its advances. It’s a little rough around the edges, slightly unkempt, often unsightly, and not very easy on the eyes...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 513 reads 19 comments

  6. Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe Resume Their Feud: The Action Begins

    Welcome to the second article in a five-part series titled Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe Resume Their Feud, as Leroy Watson and I try to put into words the rivalry that was Connors vs...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 607 reads 38 comments

  7. While Roger goes after Pete's trophies, perhaps he'd like his toughness as well?

    It was January 1995 when in the sweltering heat of Australian summer, Pete Sampras faced a two-set deficit to then-rival Jim Courier, and the news that his long-time coach and friend had a terminal illness...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 733 reads 55 comments

  8. Why Roger Federer May Have Smashed More Than Just His Racket

    Much has been said about Roger Federer losing his cool, and disfiguring his racket in frustration in his match yesterday against Novak Djokovic. As it should well be said...

    Karthika M Written by Karthika M about over 5 years ago 2,479 reads 35 comments