1. Tennis: Future Stars Hoping to Imitate a Serena Williams-Style Domination

    Not only do the words power, dominance and intimidation come to mind when thinking of Serena Williams , but also come the terms passion, fighting spirit and grace. It is only human nature to ask who shall supplant the all-time great...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about 3 years ago 417 reads 1 comments

  2. Tennis G.O.A.T. Debate: Roger Federer Trumps Rafael Nadal as US Open Looms

    Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal are synonymous with the acronym "G.O.A.T.", or "Greatest of All Time". These two players are in the elite inner circle of tennis, along with Pete Sampras, Rod Laver, and Bjorn Borg...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about 3 years ago 4,445 reads 78 comments

  3. 2011 US Open: Why Rafael Nadal Won't Win the 2011 US Open Championships

    The US Open is coming nearer and nearer. In just a month, play will begin at Flushing Meadows in New York. Like with the other Grand Slam tournaments, people will always try to predict who will be the winner...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about 3 years ago 9,358 reads 55 comments

  4. Roger Federer's Generation Is Better Than Today's Tennis Players: An Analysis

    "Roger [Federer] managed to [keep up an extraordinary level of play]...because it was a weak era ." -Vijaylakshmi Shetty Is this true? As a Roger Federer admirer, I will have ...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about 3 years ago 4,225 reads 54 comments

  5. The Grass Court Season Is Here: Federer, Nadal, Serena, and Other Players

    The grass court season is the shortest season of the year. In fact, as it lasts only a few weeks, some do not even refer to this break from clay and hard court tennis as a season...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about over 3 years ago 1,372 reads 6 comments

  6. Rafael Nadal and His Noteworthy Ways: A Critic's Critique

    A heart drowning in disappointment—a disappointment many tennis players have felt after playing the beast himself, Rafael Nadal. It is not a disappointment many should feel when playing the humble, honest and modest Nadal...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about over 3 years ago 3,199 reads 131 comments

  7. Double Bagel: The Most Mentally Weak Female Tennis Players in the 21st Century

    We all know about Serena Williams, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, et al., and their unbreakable mental games. But what about their opposites? Choking can happen any time: when up a set, when in a tight spot, or when close to the finish line...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about over 3 years ago 3,670 reads 18 comments

  8. It's Catching Up: Djokovic-Nadal Rivalry Hot on Federer-Nadal Rivalry's Heels

    Any casual follower of tennis probably knows the names "Roger Federer" and "Rafael Nadal." Their rivalry has been the sport . It has been the source of millions of followers—young, old, male, female, white, black...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about over 3 years ago 3,352 reads 150 comments

  9. Australian Open 2011: The Belgian Waffles Fight for Supremacy

    Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters have been on the tennis map for several years, but the spotlight on the 'Belgian Waffles' this year only intensifies...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about over 3 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  10. Andy Roddick: Can He Break The Federer-Nadal Stranglehold at The Grand Slams?

    In tennis years, it was a long time ago—more than 7 years ago, it was a slightly chaotic scene at the tennis tournaments. Pete Sampras was done, and an aging Andre Agassi was bound to call it quits soon...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about over 3 years ago 1,329 reads 19 comments

  11. Tennis Rankings: The Top 10 Players of 2010

    The debate these days is who is GOAT, especially between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It's inspired the coinage of words such as 'Rafanatics,' 'Fedtards,' and 'Groupie #1...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 7,264 reads 104 comments

  12. Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro: Outlooks for 2011

    *This article is in response to Ms. Vijaylakshmi Shetty's post. The tennis season has come to an end—we can hardly wait for the next season to begin. Tennis fans around the globe witnessed dominance in its purest form...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 3,549 reads 146 comments

  13. Tennis Kaleidoscope: Two Epic Semifinal Matchups in the ATP World Tour Finals

    We just had an epic clash between Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals. Nadal won 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(6)...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 605 reads 16 comments

  14. I'm Scared Of You: The 10 Most Intimidating Tennis Players In The Open Era

    In tennis, confidence is everything. When a player intimidates the opponent, the opponent will drain of confidence. This is what makes great champions win matches and tournaments...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 23,973 reads 74 comments

  15. Tennis Kaleidoscope: To London We Go!

    Everybody, apologies for the late post. Anyway, now the top eight players are in London, and matches are certainly going to be entertaining to watch here! After Andy Murray demolished ...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 706 reads 57 comments

  16. Roger Federer Vs Rafael Nadal: War of The Worlds

    In the day, it was a theme of abstruseness, of obscurity, of unknown: the epitome of the word revolution. This so-called revolution, the internet, has done us our good, but of course, given birth to cyber-borne soldiers...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 2,359 reads 37 comments

  17. Tennis Kaleidoscope:Roger Federer, Robin Soderling, Monfils, Llodra Runs

    Often the site of tedious matches, the BNP Paribas Masters is played in arguably the worst part of the tennis season. This year, however, had just about the best matches the whole year! Michael Llodra's run certainly tells us he's on the rise...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 386 reads 84 comments

  18. Tennis Kaleidoscope: Roger Federer The Man To Beat Right Now, Not Rafael Nadal

    Just ask Roger Federer . He knows how it feels to be the person to beat. He has regained the unofficial title of The Best Player Right Now, easily beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the top spot...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 2,213 reads 138 comments

  19. Call It Class: Roger Federer Commands Novak Djokovic in Basel; What Next?

    Call it class. Call it Roger Federer . As much as a French martini has class, it can't match that of Roger Federer's game...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 1,338 reads 23 comments

  20. Tennis Awards: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Roger Federer and More

    2010 has been the epitome of a great season; Rafael Nadal's reign, Serena Williams's stay at the top, and many new faces have highlighted a splendid year...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 2,605 reads 60 comments

  21. Tennis: Doha Update, Preview on Upcoming Azarenka, Stosur, Clijsters Matches

    "The tension was so thick, you could cut it with a knife." That can be said of the Samantha Stosur-Francesca Schiavone match today in Doha, but another "version" of the idiom can be deemed appropriate...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 878 reads 3 comments

  22. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Rivalry: Is It That Good?

    Most say that the greatest rivalry in the sport of tennis is happening right now. It started in 2004, and is still going. It's Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal. Critics have declared this rivalry the greatest of all time...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 4,859 reads 30 comments

  23. Andy Murray: Just a Master, But Not a Great Like Roger Federer Or Rafael Nadal

    It seems as if the United Kingdom is trying to breed some talented and successful tennis players, but also, disappointment...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 2,084 reads 44 comments

  24. Roger Federer: Tennis Legend in Lavender, a Man on a Mission

    The late-season lull is still in full swing, but the restlessness will soon come to a halt when Roger Federer will face off against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 1,058 reads 17 comments

  25. Caroline Wozniacki: Does She Deserve the No. 1?

    The tennis world is just starting to wind down, with tournaments in Osaka, Shanghai, Bali, and finally, London and Doha. Meanwhile, Caroline Wozniacki has secured her place at the top of the WTA Tour...

    Michael Casenti Written by Michael Casenti about almost 4 years ago 778 reads 15 comments