1. Queen's Club Controversy: Was David Nalbandian's Disqualification Warranted?

    In a startling act of equal parts frustration and stupidity, David Nalbandian was disqualified today during the final of the prestigious Queen's Club tournament against Marin Cilic ...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 2 years ago 2,638 reads 12 comments

  2. Let's Face It: For Andy Murray, "Attitude Is Everything"

    For Andre Agassi, "Image is Everything." For Any Murray, "Attitude is Everything." Murray lost yesterday once again to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of The U.S. Open...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about almost 3 years ago 651 reads 4 comments

  3. US Open Tennis 2011: Why the U.S. Open Is Not "The Greatest Tournament"

    For anyone who has wended their way to one of the four grand slams, they know that the possibility of inclement weather is always there. Let's face it, you cannot control the weather...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about almost 3 years ago 643 reads 9 comments

  4. Rafael Nadal: What Would a Win at Wimbledon 2011 Mean for His Legacy?

    With each passing year and each Slam win, Rafael Nadal 's legacy as one of the all-time great players in tennis history continues to grow...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 3 years ago 1,315 reads 10 comments

  5. The Open Era: The 20 Greatest Grand Slam Matches of All Time

    The Majors, the Grand Slams, The Big Four. These are some of the names we hear when people talk about the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and The U.S. Open...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 3 years ago 44,302 reads 61 comments

  6. Men's Tennis: It's 7th Heaven As Rafael Nadal Reigns Once Again in Monte Carlo

    And so it begins. Like a pendulum swinging one direction, the inevitable shift of momentum starts almost the moment the first ball hits the dust on the hallowed courts above the Mediterranean, in Monte Carlo...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 3 years ago 1,329 reads 47 comments

  7. Roger Federer and the Mono Myth of 2008

    Mononucleosis is a serious thing, or at least it can be. However, there is a big misconception among most people that having mono means a year-long fight filled with debilitating fatigue, fever, weight loss, etc...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 3 years ago 9,794 reads 210 comments

  8. Creating a Monster: Negativity the Core of Andy Murray's Problems?

    Once again Andy Murray collapsed on the biggest stage at this year's Australian Open. This time it wasn't immortal legends like Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal standing across ...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 3 years ago 1,682 reads 23 comments

  9. Rafael Nadal: Why 2011 Is the Most Pivotal Year in His Career

    Every player or team in any sport has a window of opportunity. Whether we're talking about team sports like the NFL, soccer (a.k.a football) and baseball or lone athlete sports like tennis, the window of opportunity is often short...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 3 years ago 2,218 reads 60 comments

  10. Rafael Nadal: Is He Carving Out His Own Legacy or Chasing Roger Federer?

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. In the last ten years, these two giants of the game have become synonymous with greatness. Their rivalry unmatched in both brilliance of play and their stranglehold at the top of men's tennis...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 3 years ago 3,302 reads 126 comments

  11. Rod Laver's Calendar Grand Slam: What Does It Mean In Today's Game?

    The history of any sport is filled with magical moments and hallowed records. Baseball has the home run record and Ted Williams' 56-game hitting streak. The Chicago Bulls' 72-10 record is the standard teams strike for every season in basketball...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about almost 4 years ago 1,505 reads 54 comments

  12. Will Gael Monfils Ever Fulfill His Enormous Potential?

    In the pantheon of the greatest pure athletes to ever grace a tennis court, most would probably mention Rafael Nadal at the top of the list, but I believe Gael Monfils beats Nadal by a hair or two...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about almost 4 years ago 1,045 reads 20 comments

  13. The Age Of Rafael Nadal: Rafa Wins The U.S. Open, Completes Career Slam

    In a U.S. Open where the final was pushed to Monday for a third year in a row, Nadal defeated a very in-form Novak Djokovic to take the one title he needed to complete the rare career slam and all by the age of 24...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about almost 4 years ago 2,114 reads 3 comments

  14. U.S. Open 2010: Ten Reasons Why It's Roger Federer Vs. Rafael Nadal in the Final

    It's the final that everyone is salivating over so that these two giants can give us another exemplary lesson on why they are all-time greats and why their names will forever remind us of what master class tennis truly is...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about almost 5 years ago 5,509 reads 53 comments

  15. U.S. Open 2010: How the Field Stacks Up Against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

    Yesterday the sporting world's attention turned to one of its very biggest and best events; The U.S. Open. Most people across the tennis world are hoping for the one final in which Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have not stared one another across the net.

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 4 years ago 1,136 reads 7 comments

  16. Are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal More Than the Sum Of a Few Words?

    The media is a fickle thing. Much like poets, our words have an impact and that can be both a highly positive thing, and at the same time a terrible one. On our good days we write pieces that inspire...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 4 years ago 2,037 reads 7 comments

  17. Summer and Fall Hardcourt Musings and Predictions

    With just a few short weeks until the summer and fall hardcourt season, I thought it was time to look forward to the major tournaments that make up the rest of the 2010 tour schedule...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 4 years ago 1,043 reads 20 comments

  18. Is Rafael Nadal As Great As Roger Federer?

    Two great players. One named Rafael Nadal, the other Roger Federer. For the better part of the past decade, they have dominated men's tennis almost exclusively...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 4 years ago 4,974 reads 210 comments

  19. Wimbledon Final 2010: Will Rafael Nadal Win His Eighth Slam?

    Some thought he was done. In a sport whose landscape can change in the blink of an eye, and whose players can go from complete domination to an afterthought, it's particularly amazing ...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 4 years ago 1,057 reads 19 comments

  20. 2010 French Open Men's Final: What Would a Win Mean For Rafael Nadal's Future?

    Winning Paris used to be almost a guarantee for Rafael Nadal, but injuries and a shocking loss last year have provided us with just enough doubt to make this final both mouth-watering and terrifying...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about 4 years ago 757 reads 4 comments

  21. Will Rafael Nadal Let Roland Garros Slip Through His Fingers?

    Rafael Nadal is back to his near-peak form at his favorite and best slam. Now in the semifinals, Nadal must fight his way through unlikely challenger Jurgen Melzer to book his place in the finals...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 4 years ago 1,901 reads 14 comments

  22. Ready? Set? Go!: Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in Madrid

    It's the showdown everyone has been waiting for. It's been almost exactly one year since Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met one another at the net to shake hands. One was a winner...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 4 years ago 881 reads 7 comments

  23. Master of Queens: Should Queens Be Upgraded To a Master's 1000 Event?

    With the clay season coming into it's final, and biggest, event in the next few weeks, I skipped ahead, looking at the short grass season and its second biggest tournament. The Queen's Club Championships...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 4 years ago 1,098 reads 25 comments

  24. Best Of The Decade In Sports: Roger Federer Vs Rafael Nadal

    Every decade in sports produces transcendent moments and memories. Inevitably, some of these moments become ingrained in the collective minds and hearts of sports fans everywhere and naturally become over time, the stuff of legend...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 4 years ago 2,736 reads 44 comments

  25. For Rafael Nadal, the Body Finally Comes First

    It's finally happened—the announcement we have been waiting to hear for the last several years. It took longer than most thought it would, but finally Rafael Nadal and his uncle ...

    Michael Lanich Written by Michael Lanich about over 4 years ago 1,442 reads 22 comments