1. Rafael Nadal Ousted by Net-Rushing Jo Wilfried Tsonga

    Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had plenty on the line as they took to the court to compete for the final semifinal spot from Group B. Neither man failed to deliver in a fantastic match with spectacular winners and high intensity...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,241 reads 46 comments

  2. David Ferrer Upsets Novak Djokovic in Straights, Goes Through to the Semis

    “David Ferrer beats Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in straights.” Who saw that coming? I didn’t...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 2,382 reads 41 comments

  3. Roger Federer at His Vintage Best Destroys Rafael Nadal in London

    Wow! What a match. The 26th encounter between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal proved one of the most one-sided as the Swiss Maestro, also known as poetry in motion, absolutely annihilated his friend and nemesis Rafael Nadal...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 4,047 reads 54 comments

  4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Blasts Winners Past Mardy Fish to Secure 1st Win in London

    The score was 7-6 (4), 6-1, but what was more telling was the forehand and backhand winners. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga led Fish 9-4 in forehand winners and 7-1 in backhand winners...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 299 reads 9 comments

  5. Novak Djokovic Edges Tomas Berdych in Nail-Biter

    It was close, very close. And for long periods of times, it seemed as if the match was on Tomas Berdych’s racket...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 610 reads 16 comments

  6. Andy Murray Not Sure Whether To Continue Play at the World Tour Finals

    Andy Murray just revealed that he’s been carrying a groin injury sustained during training a couple of days after the Paris Masters...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 529 reads 15 comments

  7. Novak Djokovic Leads the Way in a Year of Complete Dominance by the Big Four

    In men's tennis, we're used to dominance from a few top players. In the major part of the last decade, that dominance has come from one or two players. The same can be said this year, but the dominance extends further down the ranks...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 795 reads 27 comments

  8. Roger Federer and Andy Murray and the Battle for World No. 3

    Andy Murray has made it his goal to finish the season ranked third in the world, and he's well on his way to doing so. Roger Federer , presumably, cares less whether he is second, third or fourth...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 2,672 reads 56 comments

  9. World Tour Finals: A Preview and Analysis of the Matchups in the Two Groups

    Finally, we have the two groups ready for the World Tour Finals and we have been gifted with another match in the Fedal rivalry. In Group A, we have World No...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,423 reads 14 comments

  10. Roger Federer: Is He Now the Favorite for the World Tour Finals?

    With two wins in as many tournaments, besting five top-20 players and two World Tour Finals players in the process, Roger Federer seems to have elevated himself to the favourite next week in London...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 2,938 reads 43 comments

  11. Andy Murray: How Much Should We Make of His Excellent Form?

    Andy Murray is currently on a 17-match winning streak and has won 27 of his last 28 matches. Not quite like Djokovic at the start of the season, but nevertheless a very impressive streak in its own right...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 975 reads 36 comments

  12. Kim Clijsters: The Forgotten Star of the WTA

    Whenever Serena Williams is out of a big tournament, the entire tennis world takes note. Often, there is almost an asterisk next to the tournament and the winner because, "Serena was not there...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,390 reads 8 comments

  13. Have String Technology and Slower Surfaces Helped the Returner? Apparently Not.

    It's accepted wisdom in tennis circles that surfaces have been made slower and more similar to one another—which is why the top players generally do well in most tournaments, no matter the surface...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,156 reads 43 comments

  14. A Look at Petra Kvitova's Year and Future: Is This the Start of a New Era?

    Petra Kvitova just beat Victoria Azarenka at the WTA Championships, and has made a compelling case for herself as player of the year...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,334 reads 20 comments

  15. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray Meet in Basel: A Preview

    It's not always that an ATP 500 tournament can attract three of the big four. Whereas David Ferrer is top seed in this weeks ATP 500 in Valencia, the ATP 500 in Basel has Novak Djokovic , Andy Murray and Roger Federer in the draw...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,400 reads 27 comments

  16. Petra Kvitova Facing Victoria Azarenka in Istanbul Final, a Preview

    The two best players of the WTA Championships in Istanbul have, fittingly, both made it to the final. While Victoria Azarenka dispatched Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, 6-2, ...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,525 reads 23 comments

  17. The Best Returners of the Last 20 Years

    The ATP has, finally, provided better access to tennis stats. That allows those of us who are interested in the stats to dive deeper into them and try to find hidden and not so hidden meanings in the numbers...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 5,026 reads 23 comments

  18. A Statistical Look at the Importance of the Hold and Return Game Since 1998

    The ATP is not exactly famed for being generous with providing statistical data. Now, however, they've provided access to a statistical goldmine for the last 20 years. The focus on this article is on the hold and return game...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,565 reads 54 comments

  19. Rafael Nadal: Turning the Tables Against Novak Djokovic Will Add To His Legacy

    Rafael Nadal has always been the one blemish on an otherwise perfect resume for Roger Federer . Nadal's record against Federer is probably the sole reason there is not complete agreement about Federer being the greatest of all time...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 4,351 reads 71 comments

  20. WTA Championships: A Preview of the Field and the Favourites

    The eight spot in the women's WTA Championships in Istanbul is still to be decided between Marion Bartoli and this fall's female version of Andy Murray , Agnieszka Radwanska, but the rest of the field is settled and ready to go...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,319 reads 20 comments

  21. Winning Three Slams in a Year Has Become the New Normal. What Will 2012 Be Like?

    Winning three slams in one year used to be something out of the ordinary. After all, only six men have done it in the Open Era, namely Rod Laver winning all four in 1969, Jimmy Connors ...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,175 reads 61 comments

  22. Roger Federer Slips to 4th: 6 Signs That He's on His Way Down

    The iconic Roger Federer has already enjoyed one of the best careers ever in men's tennis. His game has been called "poetry in motion," and at a time where raw power, baseline consistency ...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 5,008 reads 133 comments

  23. Andy Murray Beats David Ferrer for the Shanghai Title and Becomes World No. 3

    Update: This article was originally a preview. The preview is left below. Here's instead a match summary: Andy Murray beat David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 for the Shanghai Masters title...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 770 reads 17 comments

  24. Novak Djokovic Secures His First Year-End No. 1: Sign of More to Come?

    It's finally official. The man who's been stringing together one of the best tennis seasons ever seen has now officially secured the prestigious year-end No. 1...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 1,726 reads 16 comments

  25. Rafael Nadal Ousted in Shanghai by Well-Playing Florian Mayer

    Many tennis fans expected another Sunday final between Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray . German Florian Mayer had other plans as he defeated Rafa in straights, 7-6 (5), 6-3 at the Shanghai Masters...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 3 years ago 830 reads 23 comments