1. Rafael Nadal the Greatest Ever and Novak Djokovic One of the Greatest?

    Rafael Nadal : I lost today but I lost against one of the greatest. Novak Djokovic : You are the greatest ever for me. For me, that was the core part of the exchange between World No...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about over 3 years ago 6,079 reads 386 comments

  2. Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray Fans Clash Bare Knuckle: Australian Open Final 2011

    Nearly ten years ago, the first official match between Murray and Djokovic was played at Les Petits A's 12-14 age group, in Tarbes, a town in France where decadent writer Theophile Gautier was born...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about over 3 years ago 2,255 reads 138 comments

  3. Novak Djokovic Downs Roger Federer in 2011 Australian Open Semifinal

    In three hours, No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia repeated his 2008 feat when he dispatched No. 2 seed Roger Federer in straight sets, 7-6(3), 7-5, 6-4...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about over 3 years ago 1,332 reads 138 comments

  4. Ailing But Brave Rafael Nadal Falls in the Quarterfinals Australian Open 2011

    World No. 1 Rafa Nadal's quest for four Grand Slam titles in a row came to an end tonight, heartbreaking news for his millions of fans around the world. A new record was not meant to be set, not this year at the Australian Open...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about over 3 years ago 2,025 reads 283 comments

  5. Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal Stumble Before Australian Open 2011 Finals?

    A Grand Slam final without Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal? Without both? Imagine that or imagine imagination dead. "That's waiting for Godot," you instantly resist, but it could be happening...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about over 3 years ago 2,154 reads 130 comments

  6. Novak Djokovic Finally Overcomes Roger Federer In US Open 2010: Shot By Shot

    To the surprise of most tennis pundits (excluding this author), No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic finally defeated Roger Federer at the US Open, 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about almost 4 years ago 2,526 reads 125 comments

  7. Novak Djokovic To Master Roger Federer In US Open Semifinal: Falcon's Spirit

    Novak Djokovic likens himself to a falcon: All of his tennis attires have falcons embroidered or printed on them.His hats, wrist bands, shoes are all marked with symbols of a falcon...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about almost 4 years ago 4,213 reads 179 comments

  8. Andy Murray Shocked at US Open 2010: Another Year Wasted

    In the biggest upset of the US Open 2010, No. 4 seed Andy Murray was stunned by No. 25 seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in four sets, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 3-6, 3-6...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about almost 4 years ago 2,608 reads 174 comments

  9. Nadal to Go Romanian Ill-Nasty at Federer at US Open Final: A Vampire Tale

    Do you hear the whoosh of the wind, the cracking creek of the stadium? Can you feel the upcoming wham of the collision? It is too late to dodge any of these, says the Spaniard...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 4 years ago 1,056 reads 73 comments

  10. Roger Federer's Open Challenge to Rafael Nadal: Bring 'em on to DecoTurf

    From the ruins of Münchenstein Castle in Switzerland—which beautifully lies right above the center of the town Roger Federer grew up in—comes an undisclosed message...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 4 years ago 3,248 reads 121 comments

  11. US Open 2010 Draw for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray

    First off, my greetings to Bleacher Report writers and readers. It has been a while since I wrote about tennis, so pardon my "practice session No. 1," please...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 4 years ago 2,538 reads 56 comments

  12. Andy Murray Stunned: Rafael Nadal Regains No. 2

    In the biggest upset of the U.S. Open, No. 17 Marin Cilic from Croatia stunned No. 2 seed Andy Murray in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, in a little over two hours. No tennis experts had predicted this outcome, not even remotely...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about almost 5 years ago 842 reads 161 comments

  13. Drawing Roger Federer's Blood: Devin Britton's 30 Seconds of Indelible Joy

    Thirty seconds. "It only lasted about 30 seconds," but they have been Devin Britton's best moments of his life. That is how long the pride and glory lasted for the 18-year-old Britton...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about almost 6 years ago 1,326 reads 127 comments

  14. Sexiest Beastly Babe To Win the US Open 2009

    Some of the most beautiful, erotic, and artistic bodies burgeon in Women's Tennis. In Judith Butler's words, "Bodies [.....

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 44,362 reads 80 comments

  15. US Open 2009 Draw Released: Hotties of Men's Tennis

    US Open 2009 draw is just released. The biggest news of the draw is Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are not on the same half of the draw. That means they will not meet before the final. This year is special for a number of reasons...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 5,104 reads 137 comments

  16. Roger Federer Beat Andy Murray, Plays Djokovic in the Cincinnati Masters Final

    World No. 1 Roger Federer beat the newly-crowned No. 2 and defending champion Andy Murray in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6 (8), on Saturday to reach the Cincinnati Masters finals. The Swiss will be bidding for his third title on Sunday...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 995 reads 146 comments

  17. Roger Federer's No. 1 In Line Next: Cincinnati Masters & US Open

    On the one hand, you have Cincinnati Masters going on, and, on the other, Roger Federer's No.1 position could be on the line come US Open. It happened to Rafael Nadal, who lost his No. 1 on July 6 and No...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 2,315 reads 139 comments

  18. Rafael Nadal Lost Number 2: Terminator Is Not Back Yet

    After falling to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter final, 7-6(5), 6-1, Rafael Nadal has lost his No. 2 world ranking as No.3 Andy Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Saturday's closely contested semifinal, 6-4, 7-6 (8)...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 33 reads 47 comments

  19. How Tsonga Stunned Roger Federer In Montreal Masters, Rogers Cup

    In the biggest, one that once looked unlikely, upset of the tournament, the no. 1 seed Roger Federer was stunned by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the historic quarter final of Montreal Masters, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-7 (3) on Friday...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 1,460 reads 41 comments

  20. Rogers Cup, Montreal Masters 2009 Draw Released: First Take

    The draw has just been released for Montreal Masters 2009, which begins Monday. All top 20 players are in the draw, except David Nalbandian, who has been sidelined due to hip surgery. No...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 6,477 reads 18 comments

  21. Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Roger Federer

    This is a narrative about an imaginary friend of mine, but this "me" is not the author of this article. Xeno created her, she is an independent "me" now, a character over whom the creator has no authority...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 9,811 reads 65 comments

  22. Sam Querrey Wins in LA Open, Davydenko in Umag, and Bellucci in Gstaad

    In the battle of two young lefties, big serving Thomaz Belluci of Brazil beats Andreas Beck of Germany to clinch his first career ATP tour title in the Allianz Swisse Open 2009, Gstaad, 6-4, 7-6(2)...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 177 reads 2 comments

  23. Face the Facts: There's More to Nadal and Federer Than Head-To-Head Meetings

    Rafa leads 13-7 H2H, but Roger leads 29-20 STE and 35-23 TTAT. To caution, this piece is not written in defense of Roger Federer’s GOATness. It is not intended to downplay Rafael Nadal’s achievement either, definitely not his clean six Slams.

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 6,340 reads 79 comments

  24. Nikolay Davydenko Wins Hamburg, Regains Top 10

    In his seventh visit to Hamburg, Nikolay Davydenko triumphed over Paul-Henri Mathieu to win the German Open title, 6-4 6-2, in less than an hour and half. The Russian dropped only one set on his way to the title, his first for this year...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 232 reads 4 comments

  25. Another Twin Slam For Federer: Mirka And Roger Become Proud Parents

    To his record line of trophies, comes another set of twin Slam, which the Swiss, once a ball boy, considers bigger than any other. Roger Federer proudly announced late Thursday night that he and Mirka have now officially become parents of twin girls...

    Xeno-philous F Written by Xeno-philous F about 5 years ago 1,035 reads 12 comments