1. Miami Masters: Scene Set for Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal Showdown

    The talk in Indian Wells, from start to finish, was of Novak Djokovic. He had continued his 2011 unbeaten run all the way to the title, dropping precious few games on the way, and he took the No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 2,043 reads 11 comments

  2. Miami Tennis Masters: Draw Bursts Open for Another Novak Djokovic Surge

    The Sony Ericsson Open, the second of the two giant North American Masters, is a conclusive full stop between tennis’s first hard court season and the arrival of two unbroken months of clay...

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  3. Indian Wells: First ATP Masters Draws Tennis Elite—Nadal, Federer, Djokovic

    The jewels in tennis’s ATP calendar, its nine Masters events, are here at last. And in celebration, March is bursting at the seams with two of them: sun-drenched Indian Wells and Miami...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 2,338 reads 10 comments

  4. Juan Martin Del Potro's First Step on the Comeback Trail

    A little more than a year ago, a certain young Argentine seemed to have the tennis world at his feet. Juan Martin Del Potro was already a record-breaker while he was still a ...

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  5. Novak Djokovic's Storm in the Desert: Serb Blasts Roger Federer in Dubai

    The atmosphere was electric. The packed center court within the exclusive environs of the Aviation Club Tennis Center buzzed in anticipation like volts down a power cable ahead of the 21st showdown between two of the finest that tennis has to offer...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 2,670 reads 66 comments

  6. Dubai 500: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic To Clash for the 21st Time

    The sun has shone on Dubai at last. Not only did the weather banish its rainy start to drench the oasis-blue court in sunshine, but the best three players also turned on the heat when it counted...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 872 reads 57 comments

  7. Dubai 500: Federer, Djokovic and Berdych Are Last Seeds Standing

    One more seed from the original eight has bitten the Dubai dust to leave just three standing. But those three—to the relief of the organisers of the top ATP 500 tournament on the tour—are the best...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 700 reads 14 comments

  8. Dubai 500: Federer and Djokovic Lead Injury-Stricken Field Into Second Round

    Dubai did at least open the week with one piece of good news. The richest 500 in the calendar had won the ATP 500 award for the seventh time in eight years: the third year in a row...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 716 reads 19 comments

  9. Duel in the Desert: Can Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Lift Dubai's Curse?

    The first three months of the tennis season pose some of its biggest challenges. First, there is the sheer quantity of tournaments...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,280 reads 5 comments

  10. Robin Soderling: Hungry Like the Wolf in Rotterdam

    Robin Soderling, all 6ft 4in, 192 pounds of him, has looked like a man on a mission ever since his first day in Rotterdam. In fact, the has Swede looked every inch the No. 4 in the world that he has been for more than a month...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 539 reads 30 comments

  11. Tennis' Golden Swing: Ferrer, Nalbandian and Wawrinka Enjoy Clay's Latin Beat

    With barely six weeks wear under their hot and tired soles, the men of the tennis tour have already hurtled past five hard-court events and through the year’s first Major, the Australian Open...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 727 reads 46 comments

  12. Six Nations Rugby And The Super Bowl: More In Common Than It Seems

    You might be forgiven for thinking—were you American—that the entire sporting world pauses on its axis in awed silence as the brouhaha that is the Super Bowl sweeps towards NFL Championship Sunday...

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  13. Men's Tennis Rankings: Novak Djokovic Breaks Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Stranglehold

    It lasts just a fortnight. But the first Major of the year, the Australian Open, has shown just how much water can flow under the bridge in two short weeks...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 4,087 reads 43 comments

  14. As Rafael Nadal Bids Farewell, Djokovic and Federer Head to Australian Showdown

    Against the backdrop of thrills and spills in the opening week in the Australian Open—David Nalbandian battling through five sets to beat home favorite Lleyton Hewitt, qualifier Milos Raonic bursting through No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 793 reads 25 comments

  15. Justine Henin Announces Immediate Retirement from Tennis

    Justine Henin has retired from tennis. The former No. 1, who has seven Majors titles to her name, has announced on her website that her elbow was "damaged" during the recent Australian Open...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 501 reads 11 comments

  16. Australian Open: Feisty Women and Surging Men Capture The Spirit of Oz

    What is it about the Australian Open? What makes it seem more colorful, more relaxed, more boisterous and—well—more full of surprises than your average Major? Is it because ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,493 reads 20 comments

  17. Australian Open 2011: From Top To Bottom With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

    The contrasting fortunes at the very top and the very bottom of the draw were thrown into sharp relief in the second round of the Australian Open "down under." At the top sat Rafael Nadal, hoping to play his first complete match of the tournament...

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  18. Australian Open 2011: Good and Bad for Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray

    There are those who shout foul, those who swear at the tennis gods, and those who shrug their shoulders as if to say “it was ever thus.” In the end, the draw comes down to a toss of the dice...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,673 reads 41 comments

  19. Australian Open 2011: Of Rod Laver and Rafael Nadal, Grand Slams and GOATs

    The talk is rife. Rafael Nadal has three Majors in the bag; he is head and shoulders above the competition in the rankings; and he was the form player of 2010...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,437 reads 33 comments

  20. Australian Open 2011: Roger Federer Leads the Field Into Melbourne

    The first month of the tennis season is also one of the most challenging, with the run-in to the first Grand Slam like a sprint up the side of a mountain...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 2,209 reads 65 comments

  21. Tennis from Fingers to Toes: Federer, Nadal, Clijsters and the Rest Look to 2011

    It’s the slack patch in the tennis year—at least that’s what the media would have you believe. Sure enough, a quick look at the calendar shows that the men do not begin competition until the first week in January...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,814 reads 9 comments

  22. Roger Federer’s 10 Steps to the WTF Title: A View From the Bleachers

    It was the last ATP event of the year, and the crème de la crème joined battle in what must surely be one of the tour’s most demanding events...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 5,979 reads 47 comments

  23. Novak Djokovic: Has the Djoker in the Pack Come of Age?

    Perhaps 2010 was not Novak Djokovic’s best year. He did not end it as the top player in the world, and made some earlier exits from events than he should have done. Maybe he misjudged his preparations for the year’s first Grand Slam...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,878 reads 35 comments

  24. Pat Rafter and Goran Ivanisevic Roll Back the Years

    It’s London 2010, in the dark and chilly depths of December with temperatures hitting minus four. It’s the Albert Hall, famed for its oval elegance, musical heritage and concert-hall intimacy...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,283 reads 9 comments

  25. ATP Power Rankings: Roger Federer Masters Rafael Nadal in 2010 Final of Finals

    The World Tour Finals in London brought the climax to the tennis season that most fans dreamed of. And as a result, there will be only one story in the tennis headlines for the rest of 2010...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 4,406 reads 56 comments