1. US Open: Why Federer Will Win 18th Slam Despite Djokovic & Murray in His Way

    With two strong contenders—Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray—standing in the way of the World No. 1, some are already talking about how weakened Federer's chances are...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about almost 2 years ago 839 reads 9 comments

  2. Andy Murray: Will the US Open Be His Next Eureka Moment?

    Some of us can script our own life story, only a rare few of us can edit it. It is this editing in sportspersons' lives that decides where they will eventually stand...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about almost 2 years ago 715 reads 23 comments

  3. Roger Federer: This Beauty Isn't Just a Streak. It's the Feast of the GOAT

    Many prayers have been heard. Many questions have been answered. But, of all the solace one could savor having followed the Swiss genius loyally till his seventh Wimbledon title, the record 17 th Slam and his march back to No...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about 2 years ago 846 reads 16 comments

  4. Was Wimbledon 2010 Loss a Turning Point in Roger Federer's Career?

    Sometimes, monumental losses prove not how far apart the talents of the winner and the runner-up were, but how agonizingly close. The 2008 Wimbledon final between Federer and Nadal proved just that...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about 2 years ago 2,308 reads 18 comments

  5. Roger Federer: The Only Sustainable Solution to Injury-Ridden Men's Tennis?

    Some players like Djokovic and Nadal make news about pullouts as much as they do about their wins and losses. Djokovic has been off-colours lately. We have seen him struggling hard to catch a breath especially after long rallies in recent tournaments...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about 2 years ago 7,330 reads 103 comments

  6. Andy Roddick: The Player with Great Staying Power

    When Andy Roddick lost to Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2009 finals, he sat down dripping with sweat while Federer took a victorious stroll around the Centre Court...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 758 reads 10 comments

  7. Roger Federer at Indian Wells: Living & Dying by the Sword

    There was incredible shot-making, high-impact assault and nonstop dread. The semi-finals between Federer and Nadal at Indian Wells had oodles and oodles of high-strung drama. And, more...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 1,222 reads 12 comments

  8. Roger Federer: After Nadal, Swiss Maestro Is Up Against His Second Biggest Enemy

    The celebrations of the truly epic final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the 2012 Australian Open had just begun. Firecrackers were lighting up the sky. Champagne corks were popping...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 2,548 reads 28 comments

  9. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: Australian Open Signals a Riveting Rivalry

    It rained confetti at the trophy presentation for the 100 th Australian Open. Rafael Nadal stood next to Novak Djokovic . He faced floodlights of despair, looking lost but still holding on gracefully...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 2,004 reads 55 comments

  10. Australian Open Semis: Rafa Rocks; Roger Can Still Take Heart

    It's hard to scribble even a few lines when your favourite player gives his best and still walks out the loser. Yet, the only way to soothe this heartache is to just write it out...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 141 reads 6 comments

  11. Roger Federer: 1000th Encounter, 2000th Set and Still Going Lethal at 100th AO

    When I wrote my first article for B/R, I knew I was treading a difficult path. Owing allegiance to any team and any particular player, means entering the battlefield with his/her rivals' fans...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 613 reads 2 comments

  12. World Tour Finals: Match Against Ferrer Shows Federer Has Work to Do on Backhand

    In my previous article, I wrote that Roger Federer had tweaked three things post-US open: Improved first-serve returns, clear posturing to attack the second serve and, most importantly, a more powerful backhand...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 826 reads 12 comments

  13. Roger Federer Tweaks a Bit, Conquers Basel & Paris

    There was little doubt that World No.4 Roger Federer would cinch up two back-to-back victories at Basel Open and Paris Masters. The question was how definitive and spell-binding these wins would get...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about over 2 years ago 852 reads 21 comments

  14. Fading Glory: Can Roger Federer's Career Still End on a High?

    When Roger Federer 's ATP ranking slipped to No.4 recently, it kicked off yet another "write-off-Roger" season. There have been quite a few of those already...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about almost 3 years ago 1,407 reads 7 comments

  15. Slam-Less 2011: What Does It Mean to Roger Federer Fans?

    When No. 3 Roger Federer lost to J. W. Tsonga in the Wimbledon quarters this year, a friend of mine texted me, saying, “The soul is out of Wimbledon...

    Savita Hiremath Written by Savita Hiremath about almost 3 years ago 3,464 reads 60 comments