1. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer: Their Rivalry, A "Carrollian" Epitaph

    The last match that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played against each other in a Grand Slam (GS) tournament was in the finals of the Australian Open, 2009. Today, Nadal is the current holder of three GS titles...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 2,507 reads 152 comments

  2. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal: Federer Senses Conspiracy With Surface Speeds

    Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about surface speeds, clay courts and the rise of one-dimensional players. This was set off by remarks made by Roger Federer at different interviews...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 4,641 reads 204 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal and the "Fedal" Debate: What a Win at Australian Open Could Mean

    This article is a riposte to Zaid Noorsumar's article " Roger Federer Could Nip The 'Fedal' Debate in the Bud at The Australian Open...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 1,428 reads 243 comments

  4. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer: They Seem Friendly But Their Fans Are Not

    The Nadal-Federer rivalry is the most talked about rivalry in tennis history with the head to head statistic being a popular topic of discussion...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 4,316 reads 456 comments

  5. Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro: Predictions For 2011

    This tennis season has come to an end. We can hardly wait for the next to begin. Nadal fans especially are eagerly awaiting the Australian Open 2011, where they expect their hero ...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 3,968 reads 178 comments

  6. Rafael Nadal and the ATP World Tour Finals: Will He or Will He Not Win It?

    The Season is almost over, coming to an end at the Year Ending Championships at London. The draw has been seen, analyzed and bookies have quoted the odds. But no one really can predict with any measure of confidence who will emerge as the winner...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 1,505 reads 317 comments

  7. Roger Federer, His Hubris, the Gods, Rafael Nadal and Nemesis

    Roger Federer 's utter domination of the tennis courts at one time, the hyperbole employed by the media and his own need to believe in a larger than life self-image, are now part of tennis history...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 2,792 reads 271 comments

  8. Rafael Nadal: His Relentless Quest for Excellence and His Injuries

    Rafael Nadal impinged on our consciousness in 2004 when as a mere 17 year old, he defeated Federer, then the world No. 1, in their very first meeting...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 1,918 reads 166 comments

  9. Rafael Nadal: The Tennis Phenomenon and the Modest Young Man from Mallorca

    Rafael Nadal is the current world number one. He has won nine Grand Slam titles and at 24, is the youngest in the Open Era to complete the career slam. In fact, he has completed the career golden slam...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 4,143 reads 206 comments

  10. Roger Federer Must Stop His Ungracious Remarks Before Rafa Nadal Does a Voltaire

    Roger Federer's "sore loser" remarks, as well as his left-handed compliments to Nadal describing him as a great clay courter, have been well-documented and decried. Now, we have his latest innuendos about slowing down of surfaces...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about over 3 years ago 6,739 reads 500 comments

  11. Roger Federer: Is He In His Prime? : What Are a Tennis Superstar's Best Years?-2

    So what are a tennis superstar's best years? I looked at the Grand Slam data of champions who had won at least six slam titles in the Open era. All age referred to is age as on last birthday...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 1,459 reads 28 comments

  12. Roger Federer: Is He In His Prime? : What Are a Tennis Superstar's Best Years?-1

    Is Roger Federer in his prime? Any fan of the superstar will tell you that he is not. There is a simple test that can be applied. Is he winning three Grand Slam titles a year? If the answer is no, then he is not in his prime...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 543 reads 40 comments

  13. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: What Does The H2H Mean to Their Legacy?

    Roger Federer has accumulated enough titles and honors to be the front-runner for the title of GOAT. But there is this pesky h2h with Nadal which stands as a question mark on his GOAT status...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 2,778 reads 333 comments

  14. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and a Model For The GOAT

    Oh no, I can hear people saying, oh no, not again. The GOAT discussion is endless, it is boring, it is interesting... After Federer won Wimbledon 2009 and Nadal seemed to have faded prematurely, there was little debate about the GOAT...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 2,520 reads 130 comments

  15. Roger Federer: Did He Benefit From a Weak Era?

    Roger Federer started his reign with a victory at the Wimbledon Championships in 2003. Almost immediately, he started acquiring Grand Slam titles at a breakneck pace as if there were no tomorrow...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 5,812 reads 312 comments

  16. Rafael Nadal: Will He Achieve The Non-Calendar Year Slam?

    If you look at the Australian Open official site, you will find an article (by AAP) headlined "Nadal heads to Melbourne chasing history...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 1,662 reads 49 comments

  17. Soft Draws and Conspiracy Theories: Can Grand Slam Draws Be Rigged? Part 2

    Let's recapitulate. The draw consists of two parts: the seeded part with 32 players and the unseeded part with 96 players. The seeded part is drawn in public. But the unseeded part is generated by a computer...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 462 reads 9 comments

  18. Sir Roger and Sir Rafa Set Out In Quest Of The Holy Grail: Part 2

    "But this seat is mine. Only the most worthy can occupy it, " said Sir Roger, turning as purple as his armor. King Arthur became a little nervous for as mentioned earlier, he was a little scared of Sir Roger...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 101 reads 7 comments

  19. Sir Roger and Sir Rafa Set Out In Quest Of The Holy Grail: Part 1

    The Round Table magically appeared in the 21st century. The knights sat around the table wondering who would occupy the 13th seat and undertake the Quest for the Holy Grail. When Sir Roger appeared and took his seat there, cheers went up...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 211 reads 7 comments

  20. Soft Draws and Conspiracy Theories: Can Grand Slam Draws Be Rigged? Part 1

    Grand Slam draws are released with much fanfare a few days before the start of a tournament. Fans and analysts eagerly scan the draw to see whom Dame Fortune has blessed and whom she has not...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 2,087 reads 24 comments

  21. Rafael Nadal Is King: Should Roger Federer Retire Now?

    Should Roger Federer retire? This is a question that was raised by many after his defeat at the Australian Open '09 when he wept out of frustration. Nadal seemed set to dominate him on all surfaces...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 5,624 reads 170 comments

  22. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: The Rivalry To Displace Fedal?

    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's rivalry isn't new. They had met 21 times before meeting in the finals of the US Open . But this was the first time they had met in the finals of a Grand Slam...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 1,143 reads 12 comments

  23. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Are They Really Friends Off-Court?

    Recently, a video has been showing, off and on, on YouTube featuring Federer and Nadal practicing for a TV spot. It has been described by some as ‘the best tennis video ever’...

    Vee Jay Written by Vee Jay about almost 4 years ago 10,131 reads 59 comments