1. 20 Greatest Tennis Moments in Olympic History

    Tennis emerged as part of the modern Olympics in 1896. It was one of the original nine events included in the first Summer Games held in Athens. In the first year of competition, John Pius Boland of England won the singles title...

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  2. 15 Players Who Proved at Wimbledon They're Ready to Chase Olympic Medals

    At this year’s Summer Olympics , players who excel on grass will have an advantage because the tennis matches will be played on the storied grass courts of Wimbledon...

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  3. Bold Tennis Predictions for Olympic Glory at the All England Club

    As fans of the great game, we love to speculate about winners and losers at any major tennis event on the horizon. Moreover, 2012 gives us the Year of the Summer Olympics —in addition to the regular four Grand Slam tennis extravaganzas...

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  4. London 2012: Projecting Team USA's Chances for Winning Olympic Tennis Gold

    Starting in 1988, the Olympic Committee decided to return tennis to the Summer Games , which was sadly missing from the international event since 1928...

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  5. Recapping Roger Federer's Legendary Run to Historic Wimbledon 2012 Title

    In a Wimbledon fortnight fraught with rain showers and major upsets, order was finally restored. The Sunday resolution revived a familiar tradition on Centre Court...

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  6. Wimbledon 2012: Forecasting Men's and Women's Quarterfinal Winners and Losers

    Wimbledon 2012. Take a deep breath. Relax. After all, you had middle Sunday off to regroup and settle in for week two. Recall the glorious week of action that just ended on the green lawns of the All-England Club...

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  7. Rafael Nadal vs. Lukas Rosol and the Greatest Upsets in Wimbledon History

    When Lukas Rosol sent Rafael Nadal home during their second round match at the All-England Club on Thursday, it marked a true upset. One of the most startling exits at Wimbledon in recent years...

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  8. Maria Sharapova Dominates Pre-Wimbledon Power Rankings

    Will Maria Sharapova be the first woman to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles since Kim Clijsters won the US Open in 2010 and the Australian Open in 2011? Can Petra Kvitova capture ...

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  9. Rafael Nadal Tops the Tennis Power Rankings Heading into Wimbledon

    The tennis power ranking formula, as created by Feng Rong of B/R for this series, was developed to objectively measure a tennis player’s current form on court...

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  10. The 12 Greatest Wimbledon Champions of the Past 60 Years

    Since 1950, the lush lawns of Wimbledon have staged some of the greatest tennis matches of all time. Many of those battles were waged on Championship Sunday as two finalists faced ...

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  11. 5 Things No One Will Miss Now That the 2012 French Open Is History

    It was thrilling to watch Maria Sharapova capture her first French Open title. The new world No. 1 earned a career Grand Slam, sinking to her knees on Court Phillippe Chatrier once the final ball was struck...

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  12. Rafael Nadal: A Look Back at Each of His Record-Breaking 7 French Open Titles

    This year’s French Open men’s champion had much riding on the outcome. Rafael Nadal stormed the grounds of Stade Roland Garros to defend his only Grand Slam title of 2011...

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  13. French Open 2012: Fearless Forecasts for the Final Eight

    And then there were eight... We are well into the second week of the 2012 French Open —the second major of the season. All the serious matchups begin in earnest with the quarterfinals held at Stade Roland Garros...

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  14. 2012 French Open: Who Will Survive Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams?

    Finally, Grand Slam No. 2 gets underway Sunday, May 27, 2012 in Paris. Thankfully, it marks the end of the ever-increasingly dull, dusty and predictable clay court season for the men...

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  15. Saturday's Child: Why We Should Ban College Football

    Most of us relish the spectacle of college football on crisp Saturday afternoons, sitting in the stands at a mammoth football stadium in the heart of the Big Ten or the SEC...

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  16. The Top 8 French Open Champions of the Open Era

    More than any of the other majors, the French Open often produces a special kind of champion who loves to burrow down and blast his way through the red clay...

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  17. French Open 2012: 10 Bold Predictions for Top Players Competing at Roland Garros

    The clay-court season has offered few surprises so far for the men on tour. Rafael Nadal has re-established his iron foothold on the red clay, offering his opponents a healthy dose of lethal backspin and Majorcan aggression...

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  18. Roger Federer: 8 Tennis Records Beyond His Reach

    Roger Federer possesses many, many ATP records. Because he is the man many consider the GOAT (greatest of all time), that fact should surprise no one who has been following tennis since Federer began his assault on the record books...

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  19. Roger Federer: Regaining World No. 1 Ranking Resumes at Indian Wells

    No doubt the anti-Federer contingent cannot be happy with the recent results of the tennis star who will not die or fade away—even after turning 30...

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  20. Federer and Djokovic: Among Top 9 Winning Indian Wells and Miami Back-to-Back

    March Madness has its own special setting for tennis. Prior to the start of the dusty clay-court season in April, the tour swings through the States landing first in the California ...

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  21. Potential Dubai Championship Duels: Djokovic vs. Federer, Azarenka vs. Kvitova?

    While oil and water may not mix, oil and tennis seem to merge beautifully. That will become perfectly obvious as the oil-rich United Arab Emirates hosts its annual tennis extravaganza ...

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  22. Roger Federer Existing Inside the "Thirty-Something" Syndrome...

    Turning thirty can be traumatic for any normal human being. Some stepping over that threshold suffer overwhelming angst, knowing that Bob Dylan once swore you could not trust anybody over thirty...

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  23. Victoria Azarenka: Will She Become the Next Novak Djokovic of the Women's Tour?

    Evidently, Victoria Azarenka finally got tired of waiting for her moment in the sun. The new world No. 1 decided to take matters into her own hand in Melbourne—defeating Kim ...

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  24. Australian Open 2012: 8 Potential Blockbuster 4th-Round Matches

    As Week 1 at the Australian Open in Melbourne draws to a close, there are some mouthwatering matches we earnestly pray will happen. They involve top-ranked players as well as aspiring newcomers hoping to reach the summit by upsetting those at the peak...

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  25. The Top 10 Odds-On Favorites to Capture the 2012 Australian Open Crown

    It is that time of the year when snow blows while ice drips off your nose in the Midwest. Meanwhile, tennis moves “down under” to the sunny warmth of the Australian Open in Melbourne...

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