1. Australian Open Women's Preview: Hot Weather, Hot Draw

    A plethora of engaging story lines are keeping women's tennis fans in a state of utter bliss as the 2010 Australian Open nears its kick-off...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about over 4 years ago 762 reads 2 comments

  2. 2010 Australian Open: Roger Federer Favored But Many Challengers Are Poised

    Roger Federer will attempt to become only the second man in Open Era history to secure his fourth Australian Open title as play gets underway in Melbourne on Monday...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about over 4 years ago 567 reads 11 comments

  3. Bryan Brothers: A National Tennis Treasure

    The Fan Childs Two Cents: Ever since I spent a good chunk of a picture perfect afternoon staring down at the Bryan Brothers playing on the Grandstand Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about almost 5 years ago 298 reads 4 comments

  4. The Fan Child's Two Cents: Soderling Keeps Nadal Under His Thumb

    Robin Soderling said that he "liked his chances" heading into the Barclays World Tour Finals. To some that may have been a funny way to put it for an alternate who wouldn't have gained entry ...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about almost 5 years ago 283 reads 17 comments

  5. For Roger Federer No Cupcake Draw: Barclays World Tour Finals Preview

    Next week at this time, London's O2 Arena will be popping with the sounds of tightly strung rackets and fresh yellow tennis balls. For the tennis obsessed, there is no sweeter music...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about almost 5 years ago 983 reads 20 comments

  6. With Roger Federer's Presence, Davis Cup Is More Relevant

    It's a mad world indeed when you have a guy that can serve 78 aces and still lose a match. It was a mad world even before the Croatia-Czech Republic tie got underway this weekend, but now that it's done, it seems even madder to me...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about almost 5 years ago 681 reads 7 comments

  7. Tall Order: Del Potro Denies Federer His Sweet 16, Wins First Slam

    If you like biting your nails, this was the Grand Slam final for you.Juan Martin Del Potro may have come in to this U.S...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 106 reads 1 comments

  8. Beauty and the Beast: Federer and Del Potro To Tangle in US Open Final

    Roger Federer hopes that his beautiful music can tame the savage beast that is Juan Martin Del Potro tomorrow. If anyone can do it, surely it is the Swiss Maestro. The virtuosic Federer has now won 40 consecutive matches at the U...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  9. Making Sense of Serena's Foot Fault

    If you challenged several of the best Hollywood script writers to come up with the most excruciatingly frustrating finish to a tennis match imaginable—one that would leave viewers maddeningly ...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 550 reads 19 comments

  10. Rafa's Pain Machine Is Switched On Again

    Tuesday night's highly physical and thoroughly entertaining fourth-round match between Rafa Nadal and Gael Monfils served to remind tennis fans of what kind of indomitable phenom Rafa can be when he is in top form...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 433 reads 8 comments

  11. Flavia Pennetta-Vera Zvonareva: Between Grace and Melting Under Pressure

    Last night's heated fourth-round battle between Flavia Pennetta and Vera Zvonareva was the mind-blowing type of tennis warfare that we tend to expect during the Slams...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 2,756 reads 3 comments

  12. Juan Martin Del Potro: Plateau or Plateau Hopping?

    The youngest player in the ATP top-10 knows how to have a good summer. While most kids his age are at the beach, on soul-searching backpacking adventures across Europe, or hanging out with old ...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 290 reads 7 comments

  13. Sam Querrey: American's Next Big Thing or Just Big?

    In 2009, American tennis is still undergoing a frantic search for the next big thing. With each passing year the search seems to be more frantic and less fruitful...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 278 reads 4 comments

  14. Message to Marat Safin: Show Us Your Magic One More Time

    It is fitting that Marat Safin, the last of a dying breed of tempestuous and eccentric entertainers on the Professional tennis circuit, will play his last precious hours of Grand-Slam tennis at this year's U...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 553 reads 11 comments

  15. Tom Watson's Turnberry Resurrection Was About More Than Golf

    In the words of legendary Green Bay Packer football coach Vince Lombardi, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Those words rang true with me when I considered the meaning of sport for many years...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 284 reads 0 comments

  16. Rafael Nadal's Long Awaited Return Raises Many Questions

    Mens tennis has not been the same since that fateful day in May, when world No. 1 Rafael Nadal was unceremoniously dethroned by Robin Soderling in the 4th round of the French Open...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 1,225 reads 22 comments

  17. Davis Cup: Without Big Names, Competition Suffers Mightily

    Call me crazy, but I'm not completely enamored with the idea of watching James Blake and Mardy Fish flail around on red clay in Croatia this weekend...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 161 reads 6 comments

  18. Wimbledon 2009: Top 10 Moments

    Before we begin looking ahead to Davis Cup, the U.S. Hard Court swing, and the U.S. Open, let's take a moment to look back at the incredible tennis that occurred over the last fortnight at the All England Club...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 507 reads 23 comments

  19. Roger Federer Gets His 15th Slam After Titanic Struggle with Andy Roddick

    If the pressure of playing a Wimbledon final wasn't enough for Roger Federer, he could simply take a peek into the crowd at Sampras, Borg, Laver, and Nastase, all dressed immaculately, and whispering politely amongst themselves...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 355 reads 12 comments

  20. Wimbledon Men's Final Preview: Federer Eyes The Prize

    Andy Roddick has never lost at Wimbledon with Brooklyn Decker as his wife. Too bad for him that the theme of tomorrow's Wimbledon Final may very well be that records are made to be broken...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 1,566 reads 1 comments

  21. Williams Sisters Set for Fourth Wimbledon Finals Matchup

    Richard Williams' absence in the coaches box can only mean one thing when the Wimbledon Women's singles final gets underway tomorrow: He has done his job, yet again...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  22. Andy Murray Mania Up in Flames at Wimbledon Semifinals

    The pressure finally got to be too much for Great Britain's great white hope. Or maybe it was Andy Roddick that was too much...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 362 reads 3 comments

  23. Roger Federer Ends Tommy Haas' Senior Moment in Wimbledon Semifinals

    Roger Federer had never lost in six Wimbledon Semifinals. Tommy Haas had never played in one. Haas got to play. Federer, of course, got to win...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 292 reads 2 comments

  24. 2009 Wimbledon: Men's Quarter Final Preview and Predictions

    The collective British heart will no doubt be palpitating wildly tomorrow, as Andymonium round five takes to Centre Court with a chance to get one step closer to the holy grail...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 1,434 reads 9 comments

  25. Wimbledon Women's Fourth Round Preview: It's the Williams Sisters' Party

    For the last decade at Wimbledon, it's been Venus Williams' party. Sometimes she invites her sister Serena, but, for the most part, the rest of the top women tennis players in the world have found themselves on the outside looking in...

    Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child Written by Chris Oddo aka The Fan Child about 5 years ago 930 reads 1 comments