1. Andy Roddick's Vicious Coaching Cycle

    Andy Roddick is well-known for his coaching choices, as he has worked with some of the biggest names in tennis since 2003 and, in the process, won more than a few of the game’s biggest titles...

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  2. What the Shanghai Masters Means for …

    Nikolay Davydenko Though injury kept him out of action until May this year, it would appear that there was a hidden blessing in this forced break: With so much of the rest of the ...

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  3. In The Zone With Andre Agassi

    Agassi’s balls look more like (Bjorn) Borg’s balls would have looked if Borg had been on a yearlong regimen of both steroids and methamphetamines and was hitting every single f***ing ball just as hard as he could...

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  4. What the China Open Means for...

    Novak Djokovic None of his three titles this season have been at first-tier events, but his China Open win came against some keen competition...

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  5. Creature Vs. Creature: A Change in Rafael Nadal's Priorities

    IntroductionRoger Federer’s ascent to the top of the game in 2004 was a blessing to all tennis fans who longed to see a dominant figure in the men’s game. Rafael Nadal’s rise to No...

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  6. The Roger Federer Fan's Dictionary

    Australian Open, The; Noun 1. The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, taking place in Melbourne, Australia, where Roger Federer has won three great victories so far in his career...

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  7. Catch a Falling Star: Gael Monfils

    There are many qualities that a champion tennis player must possess: talent, fitness, mental strength, and a sound game plan all come to mind...

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  8. Tennis Community Bulletin: Help Wanted

    Hello all, This is more a community bulletin than an “article” per se. Since I became Community Leader in the past month and a half, several of you have offered suggestions on articles ...

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  9. Catch a Falling Star: Marcos Baghdatis

    Fans of Andy Roddick couldn’t be happy seeing their man get upset in the fourth round of the 2006 Australian Open. As the tournament went on, however, it because increasingly hard to dislike the guy who beat him...

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  10. Catch a Falling Star: Gilles Simon

    Going into 2009, Frenchman Gilles Simon was coming off the best season of his career. In 2008, he’d won three titles, defeating Roger Federer in Toronto and Rafael Nadal in Madrid; ...

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  11. Justine Henin's Return Would Be Great for Women's Tennis

    Very little of the buzz coming out of women’s tennis in the first half of the year was celebratory. Serena Williams was money when it came to winning majors, but her indifference toward minor events left her outside the No...

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  12. What the Davis Cup Semifinals Mean For...

    Spain The defending champions have now won 17 consecutive home ties and 19 in a row on clay. Even with world No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No...

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  13. Davis Cup: Israel Looks to Keep the Dream Alive Against Spain

    With the Davis Cup semifinals taking place this weekend, a few of us Bleacher Creatures will preview the path each team has taken to get this far, and examine their chances of advancing to the finals...

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  14. The Morning After: How Bright Is Juan Martin Del Potro's Future?

    Long John Silver and I are collaborating to describe the effect Monday's shocking men's final will have on the future of tennis. For his reflections on the event, click here Roger Federer was 13-0 in major finals against all opponents not named Rafa...

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  15. The Grand Slam Finals of Roger Federer: An Analysis

    It's well-known that world No. 1 Roger Federer has won 15 major titles in his career. Less known, but just as significant, is that at Wimbledon Federer reached his 20th major final, breaking the previous record held by Ivan Lendl...

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  16. Rafa Nadal's Blues: Is It Time to Nix Super Saturday?

    The idea behind Super Saturday at the US Open was an intriguing one: Like a heavyweight prize fight with a padded undercard, it puts three matches that each could highlight a single ...

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  17. Creature vs. Creature: A Surprising Opportunity for Yanina Wickmayer

    IntroductionDinara Safina. Ana Ivanovic. Elena Dementieva. Maria Sharapova. Svetlana Kuznetsova. These are just some of the names found in the top half of the women’s draw when ...

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  18. Robin Soderling Full of Surprises Against Roger Federer

    Robin Soderling first surprised us in Paris, when he did something no man had ever done previously: He beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros...

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  19. A Stepping Stone for Marin Cilic?

    They don’t call it an “upset” for no reason.That Marin Cilic, and not Andy Murray will be progressing to the quarterfinals of the US Open has surely upset a lot of ...

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  20. In The Zone With Martina Hingis

    To distill the experience of The Zone to a single sentence, one could say this: The imagined becoming reality.To play a match in which virtually you can execute any shot imaginable requires innumerable hours of practice and dedication...

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  21. Flavia Pennetta: Anything Can Happen

    Based on her play, Flavia Pennetta did not “deserve” to beat Vera Zvonareva on Sunday night.The 27-year-old Italian was clearly outperformed for the first set, and for most of the second, for that matter, by the 25-year-old Russian...

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  22. Taylor Dent Knows No Fear: Creature Vs. Creature

    IntroductionIn the third round of the US Open, No. 2 seed Andy Murray faces resurgent 28-year-old American Taylor Dent on Sunday. Murray is considered by many to have the best chance of stopping world No...

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  23. Isner, Querrey Leave Americans With Mixed Feelings

    John Isner and Sam Querrey’s similarities don’t stop at their country of origin. The two Americans are much alike in size: The ATP Web site lists Querrey in the ATP’s heavyweight ...

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  24. Get To Know a Tennis Upstart: Francesca Schiavone

    Francesca Schiavone of Italy defeated No. 8 seed Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Friday, ending the Belarusian’s hopes for a Grand Slam breakthrough...

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  25. Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt Trade Places (Humor)

    NEW YORK: US Open fans were treated to a pleasant surprise tonight when the mercurial Russian Marat Safin crushed Austria’s Jurgen Meltzer 6-2, 6-3, 6-2...

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