1. Andy Roddick Serves Up A Slimline Tonic Against Novak Djokovic

    It may not have been the match we all expected, but you can’t take it away from Andy Roddick. He was all over a floundering Novak Djokovic in their quarterfinal encounter at Indian Wells today, and came out an impressive 6-3, 6-2 winner...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 237 reads 12 comments

  2. Does David Nalbandian Have The Key to Beating Rafa Nadal?

    David Nalbandian is a player with such gifts that he should have strings of titles to his name. And he very nearly pulled off a brilliant victory in Indian Wells yesterday against the very best...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 966 reads 22 comments

  3. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal White Hot: Why Opposites Attract in Indian Wells

    The oasis in the Californian desert has finally burst into flower. After what seemed to be many days of play, the four “big ones” at last took centre stage in the Aegean blue of the Indian Wells show court late on Saturday and Sunday...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 994 reads 33 comments

  4. Fatherhood for Federer

    It had to be. A love affair that has endured from teenage years to late twenties, of such singular constancy and mutual respect, had to be rewarded...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 999 reads 29 comments

  5. My Direct Line to Roger: He's Changing the One Thing I Told Him to!

    I have any number of fantasy scenarios when it comes to Roger Federer. Right up there is the one where I stand on the other side of practice court, hitting a few high balls for him to volley ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 555 reads 12 comments

  6. When Will British Tennis Learn That Winning Matches Is Not Just About Money?

    There have been storms and there have been shock results. Czech Republic beating France, anyone?There have been revealing head-to-heads between the best in the world. Yes, Nadal is still tops...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 230 reads 7 comments

  7. Smoke and Mirrors: The Roger Federer-Darren Cahill-Andre Agassi Merry-Go-Round

    The rumors have been rife ever since, a few weeks back, it was announced that Darren Cahill had retired as Assistant Coach to the Australian Davis Cup Team...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 4,310 reads 22 comments

  8. Not So Much Desert Storm as Damp Squib for Dubai's Tennis

    You know a tournament is not setting the world alight when its news stories relate to off-court personalities rather than tennis. There’s Murray aboard a luxury boat cruising Dubai’s spectacular skyline...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 321 reads 6 comments

  9. Tennis' New Anti-Drug Rules: Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?

    The World Anti-Doping Agency—currently on display at its Media Symposium in Switzerland—appeared on the tennis world’s radar in January when it launched the new International Standard for Testing...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 240 reads 12 comments

  10. It's Time For England's Women Cricketers to Enjoy the Limelight

    So England cricket meanders from one mini crisis to another. Following a disastrous first test against the West Indies, the second had to be hastily rescheduled from a sand pit to a playable surface at the old Recreation Ground...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 96 reads 3 comments

  11. Federer Not The Only “Mature” Player Lighting Up Men's Tennis in Early 2009

    Much is being made of the rigours of the ATP schedule, and their impact on the current crop of young players on the tour...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 519 reads 11 comments

  12. How Do I Love Thee, Roger Federer? Let Me Count the Ways

    I’ve done the hand-wringing after Melbourne. I’ve done the ranting about the intrusion of the media into private and painful moments. I’ve even veered into the new territory of rugby...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 1,273 reads 12 comments

  13. Roger, Rafa, and Rest of Tennis' Elite Prepare for Dubai

    The dust has settled on the Australian Open. The players have had their week of rest and recuperation, and one by one they have all returned to the fray of the tour in their build-up to the next big event—and one of the most popular—in Dubai..

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 591 reads 15 comments

  14. What Is It About The Six Nations That Gets Rugby Fans So Excited?

    What is it about the Six Nations Championships that gets rugby fans champing at the bit for this annual festival of muscle and passion to begin?It would be easy to talk about the patriotism ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  15. Take That Microphone Away! Or Why We Should Let Federer Suffer in Silence

    Poor Roger Federer! There he stood for all the world to see, struggling to keep the tears at bay and—prompted by an expectant inquisitor and cheering crowds—letting the grief pour down his cheeks...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 1,378 reads 11 comments

  16. A Tale of Two Deities: Federer and Nadal Deliver Another Epic Drama

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… It was the encounter that all tennis-lovers had hoped for. It was the first Grand Slam rematch of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal since their remarkable final at Wimbledon in 2008...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 703 reads 12 comments

  17. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Set Tennis Alight under Scorching Australian Sun

    As Melbourne’s temperatures rose to the mid-40s in the second week of the Australian Open, it wasn’t just the tennis that was scorching...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 640 reads 4 comments

  18. Hot Tennis in Australia Is Leaving Other Sports in the Shade

    This Australian Open is turning into a scorcher! As the men head into Round Four and a place in the quarterfinals, all the main contenders are still in place and all are looking more impressive with each match...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 252 reads 2 comments

  19. Will King Federer's Battle to Regain Tennis' Crown Have a Fairytale Ending?

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a handsome royal sovereign set out upon a long and dangerous journey to defend his crown from a host of marauding warriors...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 256 reads 8 comments

  20. Will a Focused Murray Deny an Impatient Federer at the Australian Open?

    The first full week of 2009 brings the first points on the ATP tour. The players have spread their favours across three widely differing countries: and the biggest names have selected Brisbane and Doha...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 407 reads 12 comments

  21. Awesome Tennis from Murray and Nadal Announce Their Intent for 2009

    So Andy Murray has truly thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the field in taking on, and beating, Rafael Nadal just a day after meting out the same punishment to Roger Federer...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 415 reads 7 comments

  22. Andy Murray Throws Down the Gauntlet and Roger Federer Puts Up the Defenses

    Well, how do we interpret that first encounter since Shanghai? With difficulty.One player seemed determined to relax, to test out a few shots, try a few things, and take a look at the opposition...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 289 reads 5 comments

  23. Race for Tennis Supremacy Under Way at Capitala Championship

    The race for tennis supremacy in 2009 is under starter’s orders… The anticipation is palpable. The first top flight tennis of 2009 begins on the first day of the year at the ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 601 reads 14 comments

  24. The Attraction of Tennis? It's Smarter than your sport!

    With the Christmas holiday approaching, there’s been a little more time to mull over those ideas that drift around the brain on the daily commute. This one has been ripening for a little while and is, I think, just about ready to crack open...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 186 reads 5 comments

  25. Tennis' Old Masters Serve Up Christmas Cheer in BlackRock

    In the chill and gloomy days of a British midwinter when there is no tennis to warm the cockles of the heart, London has offered up a joyful little bowl of sunshine in the Royal Albert Hall...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 6 years ago 263 reads 23 comments