1. Rafael Nadal Will Be No. 1 in 2012 and Roger Federer Will Retire

    Rafael Nadal got defeated for the sixth successive time by Novak Djokovic this year when he faced him in the final of the US Open. But unlike after Wimbledon, when he looked crestfallen and despondent, he sounded happier about his performance...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 7,406 reads 406 comments

  2. Rafael Nadal Leads Spain To Victory in Davis Cup Tie Against France

    Rafael Nadal was back in action on September 16 doing battle at Cordoba in Spain in the Davis Cup semifinal tie against France He was still recovering from the grueling four ...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 417 reads 114 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: Can This Rivalry Replace Fedal in Popularity?

    In 2010 when Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic fought for the title in the finals of the US Open, I wrote that it was the beginning of a new rivalry to replace the Roger Federer -Rafael Nadal rivalry (Fedal)...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 910 reads 66 comments

  4. Rafael Nadal: Will He Beat Novak Djokovic to Retain His US Open Title?

    I had written an article earlier that if Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are on opposite sides of the draw, one of them would win the title. Had the two young men actually been drawn on opposite sides, we would have seen a Nadal-Murray final...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 1,129 reads 63 comments

  5. Rafael Nadal: He May Be World No. 2 Now but He Has Been Real No. 1 Since 2008

    Rafael Nadal became the world No. 1 in 2008. He lost the ranking temporarily in 2009, got it back in 2010 and has lost it again in 2011. But it makes no difference to his status as "the real No...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 630 reads 78 comments

  6. 2011 US Open Draw Analysis: Will It Be a Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Final?

    This is an analysis after the first round. We have seen that Novak Djokovic seemingly carries no shoulder injury and Andy Murray gives promise of going deep into the tournament...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 506 reads 77 comments

  7. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer: Did They Make Each Other Greater?

    Rafael Nadal was asked by David Letterman on his CBS show whether the Spaniard and Roger Federer made each other greater. Nadal did not agree...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 1,205 reads 160 comments

  8. 2011 US Open: Andy Murray Should Be Installed as the Top Favorite

    The last grand slam of the year starts on the 29th of August. As expected, the players ranked in the top four are the favorites, with Novak Djokovic being the heavy favorite and Andy Murray the fourth favorite...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 480 reads 64 comments

  9. Novak Djokovic, Law of Probability and Predictions for US Open

    Novak Djokovic lost at Cincinnati within days of my prediction that he was bound to lose again before the season was out. Many scoffed...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 604 reads 39 comments

  10. Can Andy Murray Beat Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati?

    On Sunday, World No. 4 Andy Murray will take on World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the Western and Southern Open, more commonly referred to as the Cincinnati Masters. Novak Djokovic has been having a season no man in the ATP ever has...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 859 reads 101 comments

  11. Novak Djokovic: Can He Win All His Matches During the Rest of the Season?

    This year we are watching a tennis phenomenon called Novak Djokovic . He has an incredible win-loss streak of 53-1 so far, the sole loss coming against Roger Federer in the semifinals at Roland Garros...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 1,279 reads 124 comments

  12. Roger Federer Is Turning 30 but Can He Defy Age and Continue To Be at the Top?

    On Monday, the 8th of August, Roger Federer will celebrate his 30th birthday. As Peter Bodo says in his interesting article , the Swiss would then be officially over the hill...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 722 reads 64 comments

  13. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Are 2 Sides of the Same Ungracious Coin

    Roger Federer is gracious in victory but ungracious in defeat. Novak Djokovic is gracious in defeat but ungracious in victory. They are two sides of the same coin. No wonder they have the same type of fans...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 3 years ago 5,756 reads 329 comments

  14. Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray Will Win the US Open 2011

    The top four on the ATP tour will soon be in action in Montreal, then Cincinnati and then the last Grand Slam of the year...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 1,586 reads 67 comments

  15. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray: What Do the Stats Say About Their Game?

    My complaint against ATP is that they don't really make it easy to study stats. They do have match facts, but they are confined to this year. Anyway, I decided to work with what I have to draw some conclusions about the game of the top four...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 1,360 reads 25 comments

  16. Rafael Nadal: Can He Recover His Number One Ranking?

    The question whether Rafael Nadal can recover his number one ranking should be split up into two parts: (i) Can he recover it by year-end? (ii) Can he recover it sometime in the future? The answer to (i) is : Most probably No...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 1,335 reads 67 comments

  17. Roger Federer: Can He Be Considered the Greatest of All Time?

    Roger Federer has 16 Grand Slam (GS) titles, which is the most anyone has won so far. He should be crowned the GOAT...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 4,606 reads 202 comments

  18. Rafael Nadal Will Come Back to Dethrone Novak Djokovic Next Year

    Rafael Nadal , winner of four of the last six Grand Slam titles, is World No. 2 today. Strange though it might seem, this player who is known for his warrior-like qualities and near-invincibility in finals, has been losing to one man in the finals...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 3,939 reads 282 comments

  19. Novak Djokovic: Can He Beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open?

    Can Novak Djokovic challenge Rafael Nadal at the French Open? Nadal is still the odds-on favorite to win the French Open, but the odds on a Djokovic win are getting better after he defeated the king of clay in Rome...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 1,583 reads 30 comments

  20. Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal to Win the Battle of the Unbeaten Streaks

    The final at the ATP 1000 Mutua Madrid Open was billed to be a blockbuster. The two best players in the world were to do battle. One was bringing his unbeaten streak of 31 wins this year to the match...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 656 reads 7 comments

  21. Roger Federer : Can He Win Another Grand Slam Title or Be Year-End No. 1 Again?

    The short answer to the question, "Can Roger Federer win another grand slam title or ever again be year-end No. 1?" is "No." The long answer is set out below. The above question can be split into three questions: 1) Can Roger Federer ever be No...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about 3 years ago 3,173 reads 82 comments

  22. Rafael Nadal's Wins at Monte Carlo and Barcelona Show He Is Untouchable on Clay

    Rafael Nadal made history last week when he won Monte Carlo for the seventh successive time, breaking his own record of six set last year. He also broke his own record of 18 for number of Masters titles won...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 3,299 reads 59 comments

  23. Rafael Nadal Crushes Roger Federer: Shows He Is Ready To Defend His No.1 Crown

    No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal rolled over No. 3 seed Roger Federer in the semi-final at Key Biscayne in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, breaking the great man twice in each set. He will next meet No...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 1,575 reads 263 comments

  24. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer: A Breakdown in Natural and Honed Talent

    Who is more naturally talented, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer ? I ask this question because for some reason it interests people, and they tend to believe that a naturally gifted ...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 3,198 reads 306 comments

  25. Roger Federer: Would You Back Him to Win at Indian Wells?

    I wish I had a crystal ball to predict the results at Indian Wells. Or that I owned Paul the Octopus who so accurately predicted the results of the World Cup! No, I take it back...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 1,058 reads 34 comments