1. Rafael Nadal: 10 Reasons Why He Has Surpassed Roger Federer

    Rafael Nadal . The man, the myth, the legend. With nine grand slam titles, a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and three Spanish Davis Cup team victories, his reputation of greatness precedes him...

    Zip Written by Zip about over 3 years ago 3,951 reads 46 comments

  2. James Blake Returns to Tennis World with First Round Match in Cincinnati

    James Blake has been on a mini-hiatus for about a month now, but he makes his triumphant return to the game today against Igor Kunitsyn from Russia. In Blake’s mid-July Davis Cup match against Croatia, he broke the big toe on his right foot...

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  3. June Is The Best Sports Month

    June is the best sports month hands down. Some may argue it's April because of NCAA basketball, the beginning of baseball season, and the Masters. Some may say it's February because of the Superbowl...

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  4. Fed Express Derailed at Murray Lane

    Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in the semifinals at Indian Wells. This is the fourth straight win for Murray over Federer, an impressive streak against the former world No. 1...

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  5. Earth to Fernando Verdasco: You're Only As Good As Your Second Serve

    Don't get me wrong, Fernando Verdasco is a great tennis player. He has power ground strokes, the lefty advantage and he's in tip top shape. Plus, he has an indomitable serve. Umm scratch that last one...

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  6. When Print News Dies, What Will I Read In The Bathroom?

    Everyone keeps saying it, the newspaper industry is dying. There is even a blog titled, "New York Times Death Watch." Take heed, the end is near...

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  7. Searching for Volleys in the Lost and Found

    As a tennis player, I never understood why someone would spend time blasting the ball back and forth from the baseline when he could just end the point at the net...

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  8. Chris Brown Beating Rihanna Is More Shocking Than A-Rod Juicing

    Saturday, SI reporter Selena Roberts revealed news that A-Rod had tested positive for steroids in 2003. Sunday, Chris Brown was sought on charges of domestic abuse for beating his girlfriend Rihanna...

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  9. Serena Williams Escapes The Heat And Advances

    Serena Williams is just too good—especially when it counts. After playing an atrocious opening set which she lost 7-5, the tournament director decided to close the roof. The heat threshold had been met...

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  10. Cheers of "Go Steelers!" From the Mouth of a Former Bengals Fan

    Some might call me a traitor and a fair weather fan, but I am here to set the record straight. After Pittsburgh's Kimo von Oelhoffen took out Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer in the opening ...

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  11. Novak Djokovic Can't Take the Heat

    The saying goes "if you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen." Well Novak Djokovic did just that during his quarterfinal match against Andy Roddick. Djokovic won the first set 7-6 in a tie break...

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  12. Why Top-Seeded Jelena Jankovic's Loss Comes as No Surprise

    Women's tennis lacks dominance. Not even through week one of the Aussie Open and there have been three big upsets. The dismantling of Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic, and Jelena Jankovic should come as a surprise, but it does not...

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  13. Why Roger Federer Will Beat Andy Murray in the Aussie Open Finals

    Roger Federer will beat Andy Murray in the Australian Open Finals. In the process he will tie Pete Sampras for a record 14 Grand Slam titles...

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  14. The Inherent Sexism Behind Female Athletes' Wardrobes

    Except for perhaps basketball, soccer, and softball, female athletes dress in tight skimpy outfits while playing their respective sports...

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  15. Tennis Greats Who Will Themselves to Win

    As the former great Yankees' catcher Yogi Berra once said, "Baseball is 90 percent mental; the other half is physical." The same goes for tennis. At the professional level, everyone can hit a solid forehand or ace someone on the serve...

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  16. The Top Eight Beastly Athletes of 2008

    The past year played witness to some amazing athletic accomplishments. Every sport has its all stars, but an athlete must do more than rack up records to make this rankings list...

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  17. Cincinnati Bengals Ruin a Perfectly Respectable Season by Winning

    The Cincinnati Bengals have won two games in a row. La di frickin' da! After the promising 0-8 start, there was hope for reaching history, but, of course, the Bengals dashed those hopes by winning at home against Jacksonville in Week Nine...

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  18. The Best and Worst Fist Pumps of All Time

    In the same way a stylish belt or cute handbag is essential to complete an outfit, the fist pump is an essential accessory for any great athlete. The quality of the fist pump can make or break an athlete, or at least, my opinion of one...

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  19. What If You Had A Second Chance to Make That Putt?

    I like to call it the rebutt putt. Imagine yourself on a golf course. I know—it isn't hard to do. You have just hit a brilliant approach shot into the green, and you have an excellent chance for birdie...

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  20. The Cincinnati Bengals Are Halfway to The Bagel Shop

    After Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Houston Texans, the Cincinnati Bengals are halfway to the bagel shop. My only question: would they like cream cheese or tuna salad with that sesame ...

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  21. I Have Adopted the Tampa Bay Rays

    I have been swimming in uncharted waters this postseason. Usually, being the die hard Yankees fan that I am, I would root for the boys in pinstripes...

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  22. Cincinnati Bengals Keep Their Losing Streak Alive

    Okay, the economy sucks, the polar ice caps are melting, and Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house. But there is some good news—as long as you’re not a Cincinnati Bengals fan...

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  23. The Disappearance of the Doubles Game

    Where has all the doubles gone, long time passing? Where has all the doubles gone, long time ago? Where has all the doubles gone? The ATP has pushed doubles over a cliff...

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  24. Kicking The Foot Out of Football

    Defense may win games, but offense wins fans. In order to get football back on track it is time to kick the foot out of football and leave the fancy footwork to the Europeans. I propose a few changes that would make the NFL a whole lot more exciting...

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  25. Spiderman Camilo Villegas Takes Home Tour Championship Victory

    Have you ever seen Camilo Villegas read a putt? He crouches down behind the ball like Spiderman ready to shoot his web and swing from building to building. Well, Villegas did a lot of web spinning on Sunday...

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