1. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray: Are Time Violations Here to Stay?

    We all know it. Some players like to take their time before they get ready to serve. In today's exceedingly physical tennis, it is understandable that the players need a longer break every once in a while...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 2 years ago 2,138 reads 36 comments

  2. French Open 2012: Key Storylines for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer

    The 2012 French Open has the making of a blockbuster. With his wins in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome, beating Novak Djokovic twice in the process, Rafael Nadal has reestablished himself as the clear favourite heading in...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about 2 years ago 4,137 reads 33 comments

  3. Rome 2012: Rafael Nadal Beats David Ferrer, Books His Place in the Final

    The score read 7-6 (6), 6-0 once the two-hour-plus battle between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer had ended. But it doesn't quite do the match justice...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 1,562 reads 43 comments

  4. Rome 2012 Preview: Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer

    We've come to the final weekend and we have the usual suspects playing one another. The Big Three are still in it and David Ferrer, the ever consistent clay-courter, has joined them in the semis...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 6,836 reads 79 comments

  5. French Open 2012: Why There Are Reasons for Hope When It Comes to Roger Federer

    World No. 2 Roger Federer is fresh of a win in Madrid, but has yet to make his debut on normal, outdoor clay this season...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 4,545 reads 28 comments

  6. Roger Federer Wins High-Quality Final in Madrid and Becomes World No. 2

    Roger Federer beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in today's Madrid final and will pass Rafael Nadal as second in the rankings come Monday. A mere two points separated Federer (103) and Berdych (101) in a fantastic match...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 1,846 reads 60 comments

  7. Madrid Open 2012: The Blue Clay Makes Defensive Tennis Impossible

    Rafael Nadal is out of Madrid losing to Fernando Verdasco for the first time in 14 matches. Novak Djokovic is out, losing to Janko Tipsarevic for the first time while in a healthy state...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 6,927 reads 88 comments

  8. Milos Raonic: Possibly the Biggest Threat to the Big Three (Four) on Any Surface

    Milos Raonic continues to impress me. He first caught my attention last year at the Australian Open, where he got to the fourth round despite having to qualify for the tournament...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 2,771 reads 29 comments

  9. Roger Federer Is One Step Closer to World No. 2 as Rafael Nadal Loses in Madrid

    The stunner of the day was without a doubt Fernando Verdasco beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. I didn't get to see much of the match, so I can't report too much on it...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 7,924 reads 65 comments

  10. Roger Federer Edges out Milos Raonic in the Third Set Tie-Break

    I predicted Roger Federer was in for a tough battle prior to the match. But it turned out that was understating it. 21-year-old Milos Raonic had Federer on the ropes for much of the match and almost stunned the man with the 16 Grand Slams...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 1,288 reads 24 comments

  11. Madrid Open 2012: Roger Federer Versus Milos Raonic in a 2nd Round Blockbuster

    Up and comer Milos Raonic set up an intriguing second round clash with world No. 3 Roger Federer . Raonic was newcomer of the year in 2011 and continues to progress this year...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 4,671 reads 50 comments

  12. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic: Who's Best in Pressure Situations?

    In my two previous articles in the stats game, I've looked upon who's the best front-runner among the Big Four (read here ) and who's best at coming from behind (read here ). Both articles had some surprising conclusions...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 9,269 reads 16 comments

  13. French Open 2012: Does Rafael Nadal Need a 7th Title to Surpass Björn Borg?

    There can be little doubt that Rafael Nadal and Björn Borg are the two greatest clay courters to ever play the game (unless your name is Simon Reed and you believe Roger Federer is the second greatest clay courter of all time)...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 1,568 reads 45 comments

  14. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic: Who's Best at Coming from Behind?

    In my previous article , I asked who's the best front-runner among today's top four. The answer was not Roger Federer , but Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray , depending on definition...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 5,467 reads 8 comments

  15. Ivan Ljubicic Retires from Tour: A Look at Some of His Career Highlights

    Today, 33-year-old Ivan Ljubicic from Croatia retired from the ATP tour. It was known that he would do so at his home tournament, Monte Carlo, this year; the question merely was how far he would go in the tournament...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 1,647 reads 13 comments

  16. How Novak Djokovic Has Forced Us to Reevaluate Rafael Nadal's Mental Toughness

    There was a time in tennis where no one was considered tougher to beat than Rafael Nadal . He never wavered, he never gave up the fight and he would force you to earn each and every single point...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 6,394 reads 66 comments

  17. Novak Djokovic's Quest for the Novak Slam Begins at Monte Carlo

    The first part of the season is over and the second begins. This is the time of year when Rafael Nadal usually builds momentum and confidence that carries him through to Wimbledon and the US Open...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 2,127 reads 32 comments

  18. John Isner, Milos Raonic and Ivo Karlovic: Comparing the Big Servers on Tour

    There's but one shot in tennis where you have absolute control: the serve. Any other shot, you are forced to work with whatever your opponent feeds you. For this reason, having a good serve is a massive advantage and feared by the opponents...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 3,930 reads 2 comments

  19. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: Who's the Best Front-Runner?

    Pundits and fans alike ascribe certain qualities and features to players. Qualities such as Nadal's fighting and 'never say die' attitude and his ability to cope with pressure. And Roger Federer 's ability as a front-runner...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 7,128 reads 35 comments

  20. Novak Djokovic 2011 Versus 2012: By the Stats

    Novak Djokovic is still the man to beat, but he's no longer the tennis revelation that we all marveled at. He's done what he had to and won when he needed to, but not in the same no-nonsense manner as in 2011...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 2,846 reads 18 comments

  21. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: No More Hard Court, It's Time for the Red Dirt

    The first stretch of the season has come to an end and Novak Djokovic remains on top of the men's tennis world...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 4,286 reads 27 comments

  22. Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray: Miami Final Preview

    World No. 1 Novak Djokovic takes on world No. 4 Andy Murray in today's final. Djokovic has been somewhere between brilliant and lacklustre throughout the tournament and even within matches...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 1,711 reads 30 comments

  23. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray: Miami Preview

    Who can stop Roger Federer 's 15 match winning streak? Will Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal reestablish their dual dominance (with Djokovic winning and Rafa as the bridesmaid)? Those are the questions going into the Miami Masters...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 4,233 reads 39 comments

  24. Roger Federer Quest for the No. 1 Ranking: A Numbers Game

    With today's convincing 7-6 (7), 6-3 win in Indian Wells over John Isner, Roger Federer has now won three straight tournaments in a row, six out of his last eight and only lost two of his past 41 matches going back to the US Open 2011...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 3,845 reads 97 comments

  25. Australian Open 2012: What We Learned from the Tournament and About 2012

    The Australian Open 2012 is over and Novak Djokovic is still king of tennis and king of the slams. It's been a thrilling fortnight with many epic battles. And if there ever was a worthy final and a worthy winner, this was it...

    Andreas Written by Andreas about over 2 years ago 6,846 reads 49 comments