1. Australian Open 2011: Tennis According to Bernard Tomic

    On not unusual occasions, it maybe observed that as a player sends down a serve, immediately as the ball passes the net, there arise cries of "LET! First serve!" And on some of ...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 3 years ago 672 reads 17 comments

  2. Fanning The Fires: Rafael Nadal Burns Hotter Than Roger Federer

    Join Federer's side of the net with Marianne here ..and a bit on Novak here There are moments when inspiration suddenly springs up in your mind, or ones when that very fire is rudely put out...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about almost 4 years ago 4,030 reads 70 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal Will Complete Career Slam at US Open 2010 | Creature vs. Creature

    IntroductionStory lines develop every year in tennis—some new, some continuations from the leftovers of the previous year.How these develop would, in any other era, have depended on what the draws throw out...

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  4. The US Open 2010: Oh For Technicality's Sake!

    Tennis is readying itself for delivering the last Slam. And every year it does so with gusto, representing the celebrations at the end of a good harvest. To read an excellent curtain raiser to the US Open, click here...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about almost 4 years ago 216 reads 5 comments

  5. Wimbledon's Over, and Rafael Nadal Bashing Starts ... Now!

    It's already started. First in the third round match with Boris Becker. If it wasn't Becker, it would have been someone else. But Becker was enough. Gamesmanship...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about 4 years ago 784 reads 11 comments

  6. Tennis Returns to Its Grass Roots: Fun in the Green, the Sun, and Rain

    It was I who wanted it this way. I wanted to do her job. I asked for it. And I wanted her to do what she considered mine. But she did not so much do the job as redefine it completely...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about 4 years ago 271 reads 26 comments

  7. French Open Men's Final 2010: Robin Soderling Vs. Rafael Nadal

    Their names have coherent phonetic qualities which are opposite. The first name and second name in each of the names almost rhyme with each other and have a very nice ring: Rob-in Soderl-ing and Raf-ael Nad-al ...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about 4 years ago 1,994 reads 21 comments

  8. Enough about Nadal and Federer: Comments That Are Redundant or Just Plain Boring

    Comment boards are at best amusing, boringly repetitive irritating and even abusive nowadays. That is due to two of modern sports' best icons. Here are a few cases...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about 4 years ago 794 reads 41 comments

  9. Tennis Turns Terracotta: Character, Consistency and Tennis

    Marianne brings home the atmosphere and makes the coming season nostalgic even before it arrives. Read her clay-court wizardry here. Every concentrated activity that humans indulge in, sort of fits one set of talents more than others...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 686 reads 19 comments

  10. Rafael Nadal On the Comeback Trail

    Rafael Nadal's game has come miles after the disaster it was last year. And it is radically different from what we have ever seen. Today against A-Rod, during the match, they showed stats of his shot-placement...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 698 reads 24 comments

  11. Sachin Tendulkar Does What He Loves

    Humans are condemned with just enough intelligence to be able to invent but insufficient intelligence to discover...

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  12. Men's Tennis : A Few Nit-Picks On The GOAT Debate

    A tinge of satire? Probably. The Special Theory of Relativity ranks among those few that sent all physicists scampering for cover...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,158 reads 37 comments

  13. Creature vs. Creature: Andy Murray Will Step Up

    I really did tell him there is no point in writing on this one. That the match will be close, and there is really no way to tell what these guys are gonna do tomorrow. But Rajat is bent upon proving that the Fed will win...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,332 reads 26 comments

  14. Andy Murray Simply Played Better Tennis Than Rafael Nadal

    It was like watching two competitive kids. One would try to draw something beautiful on a piece of paper with curvaceous lines. The other would try to rub it off violently...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,149 reads 49 comments

  15. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray Scale Tall Peaks

    The orb was hurled down at full speed from atop the towering altitudes of the raised hands of the tall giant, and aided by gravity it reached super-sonic speeds on impact (that is not possible ...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 455 reads 67 comments

  16. Rewind '91: "Boom Boom" Becker vs. "The Terrible" Lendl

    The ATP Tour has a heavy head nowadays. The five or six players at the head of the rankings are separated from the rest by a huge margin, and not just in terms of points. They simply seem untouchable on paper...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,039 reads 16 comments

  17. Cues from the Match, Nikolay Davydenko Vs Rafael Nadal, Doha 2010

    Watching this match would be one of the most disappointing experiences for a Nadal fan—well, for most of the fans who did watch the match...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,568 reads 46 comments

  18. Tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Averages

    If Rafael Nadal had chosen to look like how he currently looks from the first time he burst into the scene, from what I hear, he would probably have had many more lady fans—probably a sizeable number from Federer's camp...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,039 reads 37 comments

  19. What's in Store For Rafael Nadal: Australian Open and Beyond

    He used to be a muscular edifice of thoroughly grounded foundations. Both aspects were open for all to see. One was amply bared by the limbless tees and the other by the amazing willingness to ...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,666 reads 23 comments

  20. The Thing with Predictions: Tennis in 2010

    For any prediction to be absolutely true, you need a time machine. Or loads of luck. The thing is, it is not possible to know with absolute certainty all the factors that will affect the outcomes...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 982 reads 18 comments

  21. How He Fared in 2009: Novak Djokovic Seems To Be Getting Serious

    Joker, the arch-nemesis of Batman, is a man without a plan. He is out there to beat the guys with the plan—guys who try to control their little world...

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  22. Fear of Awesomeness is the Beginning of Failure

    Christmas Day. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The formality out of the way we can focus on real tennis—pure, un-adulterated mechanics of the game. Yeah, this is going to be too technical even for you tennis nerds...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 500 reads 25 comments

  23. Roger Federer Is Better Than Tiger Woods...Period! (And It's Not a Joke)

    I hate it when someone says this: "I think Roger Federer is better than Tiger. Period!" But that is NOT because that statement is not true. When you say that last thing—yeah, the "Period!" thingy—you somehow lose your credibility...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 1,675 reads 36 comments

  24. 2009 in Review: So Long, and Thanks For All The Fuss

    Every year throws up a lot of fuss. I don't know about other sports, but in tennis it does. If it doesn't, that year hasn't done well and it better be ashamed of itself...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 447 reads 26 comments

  25. Order From Chaos: The GOAT Debate Is Sleeping. Shhhh!

    To read Emma's side of the story, where she is opposing me (?!), click here . (Now did you do that?) There are essentially three questions that humankind spends most of its time pondering over: 1...

    antiMatter Written by antiMatter about over 4 years ago 501 reads 20 comments