1. Rafael Nadal vs. Juan Martin Del Potro: Why Delpo Is Primed to End Rafa's Run

    It's a little ironic to witness a giant in the midst of giant-slaying. Watching Juan Martin Del Potro play this week in Indian Wells has been just that...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 505 reads 67 comments

  2. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: What's At Stake in Twilit Indian Wells Showdown

    Call it what you will, but the gods of sport have appeared to forcibly align the stars this week at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for our viewing pleasure. Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal ...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 3,100 reads 6 comments

  3. Novak Djokovic: Why His Attitude and Antics Are Important to Tennis

    You'd be hard-pressed not to define the last decade of tennis by its Wimbledon Finals. Regal in color, atmosphere and rich history, the classics at the hallowed grounds of SW19 that ...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 3,572 reads 106 comments

  4. Rafael Nadal: Previewing His Tricky Draw at the 2013 Mexican Open

    It goes without saying that Horacio Zeballos ' win over Spanish sensation Rafael Nadal on the clay courts of the VTR Open in Chile two weeks ago was not the expected outcome...

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  5. Roger Federer Crashes Out at Rotterdam Open: Post-Match Breakdown and Interviews

    The eerie silence of the crowd in center court at the Ahoy Rotterdam sporting arena would have made it clear even to the least tennis-saavy spectator that something entirely unexpected was happening...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 4,086 reads 141 comments

  6. Roger Federer: What a Title Run in Rotterdam Can Do for the Swiss' Season

    Let's be honest: when Roger Federer enters a tournament, regardless of tier or competition, he fully expects to be holding the trophy on championship Sunday. So it will always be for true legends of any sport...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 4,118 reads 30 comments

  7. Rafael Nadal: Surprising Signs That He's Ready to Play, and Win, Once More

    Rafael Nadal 's return to professional men's singles tennis on Wednesday feels a lot like a one-man army invasion bearing down on a barricaded fortress...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 7,064 reads 74 comments

  8. Novak Djokovic Grinds Andy Murray Down to Three-Peat at 2013 Australian Open

    In the last decade, we have seen dominance in tennis like never before. Roger Federer 's seven titles on the ancient and revered grass of the Wimbledon Championships...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 818 reads 14 comments

  9. Victoria Azarenka: How to Cheat Your Way to the 2013 Australian Open Final

    A note to Victoria Azarenka : Choking is only a medical emergency if there's something obstructing your airway, not if you can't close out a tennis match because of nerves...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 6,953 reads 13 comments

  10. Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray: Keys to Victory in the Australian Open Semifinal

    For now, we know that Novak Djokovic is the king of Melbourne Park. From the start of the 2013 Australian Open , there was an unshakeable sense that there were only two other men, ...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 4,634 reads 4 comments

  11. Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer: Can the Spaniard Change His Stars in the Semis?

    It is as if David Ferrer was born to fight from behind. It will surely feel that way in Thursday night's first Men's Singles semifinal at the 2013 Australian Open against the world's current best, Novak Djokovic ...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 2,578 reads 53 comments

  12. Roger Federer vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: The Match That May Decide the Tournament

    Grand slam quarterfinal tennis: the threshold into week two of a major tournament that brings us more captivating, more passionate and more extraordinary tennis...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 4,937 reads 7 comments

  13. Novak Djokovic Narrowly Eludes Stan the Man in 5 Epic Sets at Australian Open

    Michael Chang defeats Ivan Lendl at the 1989 French Open. Goran Ivanisevic defeats Patrick Rafter at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships. Robin Soderling defeats Rafael Nadal at the 2009 French Open...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 2,166 reads 75 comments

  14. Roger Federer and the Young Guns: Analyzing Swiss Efficiency vs. Raonic and Co.

    Entering Rod Laver Arena as a tennis player on an Australian summer's evening must feel a lot like stepping into a sauna of fervent energy...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 2,502 reads 8 comments

  15. Roger Federer vs. Bernard Tomic: Why the Youngster's Words Will Be His Downfall

    There's no beating around the bush when it comes to Bernard Tomic's recent attitude towards his fellow tennis contemporaries at the 2013 Australian Open ; bold, brash, and ostensibly confident...

    Clay Suttles Written by Clay Suttles about over 1 year ago 12,011 reads 26 comments

  16. Novak Djokovic's Quarter: High-Rising Players Flying Low at the Australian Open

    There's no denying a seemingly clear path for Novak Djokovic to the finals of the 2013 Australian Open . He looks fresh, he has the experience, but most of all, Djokovic has improper and ill-prepared opposition in his section of the draw...

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  17. Takeaways from Serena Williams' Second-Round Win at the Australian Open

    Serena Williams wrapped up her second-round Australian Open match against Spain's relatively unknown Garbine Muguruza in an hour and 15 minutes on Rod Laver Arena...

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  18. Roger Federer Can Make a Big Statement on Thursday's Play at the Australian Open

    If Novak Djokovic 's idea of a night on the town includes a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 thrashing of the 20-year-old Ryan Harrison, then he must have been loving the nightlife on Wednesday night ...

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  19. There Won't Be Any Rest for the Top 15 at the 2013 Australian Open

    After two days of play, and seeing both the top and bottom halves of the men's draw finish their first round matches, one thing can be said with certainty: The Australian Open will not be a qualifier's friend this year...

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