1. World Tour Finals: How Important Is It and Is Rafael Nadal Missing Out?

    Mention of the WTF to all but the most ardent tennis followers will likely produce blank stares. This indoor event comes at the end of a long, gruelling season and is seen by many tennis fans almost as an imposition...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about over 3 years ago 1,392 reads 94 comments

  2. Roger Federer Comes Full Circle Ahead of Shanghai Masters 2010

    "With a few minor adjustments I think I can really beat the best without a problem." These were Roger Federer's words during an interview in Hong Kong, ahead of the Masters 1000 event in Shanghai, China...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 3,214 reads 44 comments

  3. Stronger Era, Better Player: Novak Djokovic and His Predecessor

    Around two weeks ago, Novak Djokovic reached his second US Open final after defeating Roger Federer in a marathon semifinal match that went the full distance...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 2,473 reads 33 comments

  4. The Mark of a Champion: Roger Federer's Semifinal Defeat at the U.S. Open

    After his defeat to Novak Djokovic at the US Open, Roger Federer once and for all showed the two qualities of a bona fide champion: his tremendous fighting spirit against a younger, ...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 3,536 reads 26 comments

  5. Roger Federer: Getting the Mental Edge by Every Means Necessary

    Federer has the occasional habit of delaying making excuses for a loss, sometimes for months. This, in my opinion, is done to suit his particular needs with regards to getting some ...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 4,057 reads 115 comments

  6. Roger Federer: A Master at Getting the Job Done

    More than any other player, Roger Federer has the capability to close out matches, even when he's not playing his best tennis. His aura is still intact...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 3,615 reads 39 comments

  7. Roger Federer Admits To Being 'Spoiled' After Wimbledon Defeat

    In an interview on the eve of his first-round match against Juan Ignacio Chela at the Masters 1000 event in Toronto, Roger Federer was asked to explain his reaction to losing unexpectedly to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon this year...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 6,071 reads 44 comments

  8. Facing Roger Federer: A Pre-U.S. Open 2010 Analysis

    Roger Federer has been a dominant force at the U.S. Open since he won his first title there six years ago, losing only once since 2003...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 2,070 reads 32 comments

  9. Novak Djokovic: The Pinnacle Awaits

    Battle-hardened veteran, Fernando Gonzalez, once said that he had never played anyone like his Serbian opponent, after teenage Novak Djokovic came through their grueling five set encounter in the second round of the French Open in 2006...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 1,291 reads 20 comments

  10. Andy Murray Will Be A Force As the U.S. Open Looms

    The U.S. Open series is in full swing, and one man, yet to win a title this season, will look to rediscover his form as the bigger events loom on the horizon. First up: the Masters event in Toronto...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about almost 4 years ago 1,049 reads 26 comments

  11. Nick Bollettieri Unconvincing in Roger Federer "Injury" Defense

    The renowned tennis coach and guru, Nick Bollettieri, is certainly a fan of Federer, which explains his recent willingness to refute what, it seems, has already been done and dusted over the previous two weeks...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about 4 years ago 6,726 reads 178 comments

  12. Roger Federer Piles on the Excuses After Wimbledon 2010 Loss

    After his loss to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, Federer complained in a news conference that he was being bothered by leg and back problems...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about 4 years ago 4,461 reads 47 comments

  13. Roger Federer: Intimidation No Longer a Factor

    Before facing Andy Murray at the Australian Open this year, Federer stated, among other things, that Murray will have added pressure on him besides the obvious one of trying to win his first slam...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about 4 years ago 1,225 reads 30 comments

  14. Roger Federer's "Irrelevant" Words

    "It's unfortunately, or fortunately, like that", stated Federer after his loss to Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Open Masters event, when pointing out the lack of importance of the major ...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about 4 years ago 2,580 reads 111 comments

  15. Roger Federer's "Unbeatable" Words

    Reading Federer's recent comment in the press about him being "unbeatable" during part of last season and his ability to repeat this accomplishment in 2010, and about the ailments that affected ...

    Sam Haddad Written by Sam Haddad about over 4 years ago 1,436 reads 32 comments