1. WTF 2009 Rewind: Juan Martin Del Potro, Nikolay Davydenko Gone But Not Forgotten

    It’s London 2009, in the gloomy chill of November, and the British are about to see tennis in a whole new light...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 833 reads 55 comments

  2. Robin Soderling Wins First Masters Title and Andy Murray's No. 4 Ranking

    Gael Monfils had a new face on when he walked into the boiling Paris cauldron of the last Masters showdown of the ATP year. His long angular features were deeply carved by an intense circle of light, and the look spoke volumes...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 614 reads 20 comments

  3. Gallic Gael Monfils and Glacier-Cool Robin Soderling Produce Paris Drama

    How can a simple headline sum up the drama played out in Paris on semifinals day in the last Masters of the year? The two matches each lasted two-and-three-quarter hours: five-and-a-half hours of continuous play...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 432 reads 7 comments

  4. Andy Roddick, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer Confirm Places for World Tour Finals

    What a difference a day makes? Before play began in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday morning, there were five men with a theoretical chance of winning one of the three remaining places for tennis’ World Tour Finals...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 388 reads 4 comments

  5. Can Roger Federer Finally Master Paris?

    The Paris Masters always finds itself holding in its hands the fortunes of some of the best players in the world...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,071 reads 49 comments

  6. Roger Federer Savors Sweet Revenge over Novak Djokovic in Basel

    The first weekend in November had two of the media’s favorite tennis names to play with. Ana Ivanonic had just won the WTA’s Tournament of Champions in Bali and would return to the top 20 for the first time in over a year...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 2,589 reads 76 comments

  7. Roger Federer and David Ferrer: Home-Grown Heroes of Basel and Valencia

    The venues could not be more different, nor could home-grown favorites who have been setting their fans alight there...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 707 reads 10 comments

  8. Top Men in Tennis Ignite November 5th Fireworks in Basel and Valencia

    It’s meant to be the lean part of the ATP tour, the downhill run towards the season-ending World Tour Finals in London...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 930 reads 18 comments

  9. Ana Ivanovic, Na Li, Aravane Rezai Headline Tournament of Champions in Bali

    The British capital has a lot of things going for it, but the November weather is not one of them. By the time the best men in tennis reach London for the World Tour Finals, the autumn leaves will have fallen and the air will be cool and damp...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 828 reads 7 comments

  10. Irrepressible Caroline Wozniacki Seals Year End No. 1 In Doha

    While the cat’s away, the rest of the women’s tour will play. And the biggest reward has come to the beaming Caroline Wozniacki...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 747 reads 5 comments

  11. Roger Federer: Stockholm Title Is Launch Pad for Final 2010 Targets

    Tennis fans in Sweden must have thought they had died and gone to heaven. Held in the week after the conclusion of the intense Asian swing at the Shanghai Masters, it is a time of rest for the top men on the tour...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 1,377 reads 53 comments

  12. Tennis: London's Calling, but Can Nikolay Davydenko Respond?

    Tennis can be a cruel mistress. Just ask Nikolay Davydenko . This time last year, the quiet Russian was hitting a hot streak through the Asian swing...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 820 reads 20 comments

  13. Don Budge: Tennis's Grand Slam Trailblazer

    There are some names so ingrained in the story of tennis that they are like old friends. Such a one is Don Budge, whose record-setting career spanned the amateur and the professional ages...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,756 reads 29 comments

  14. Fanning the Fire: Roger Federer Burns Deeper Than Rafael Nadal

    The merits of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are not up for debate, nor what their rivalry has brought to tennis. Yet draw a line, and almost every fan will step to one side or the other: favor Roger or favor Rafa...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 5,994 reads 152 comments

  15. ATP Tennis Power Rankings: Soaring Rafael Nadal Targets First WTF Crown

    It was the day after the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal had slipped, in the space of a fortnight, from No. 2 in the world to No. 4, and was almost 4,000 points off the Federer pace...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 2,674 reads 36 comments

  16. U.S. Open Tennis 2010: Rafael Nadal Reaches New Heights with Ninth Grand Slam

    The U.S. Open doesn’t do anything by halves.It’s the last-of-the-season, unique-in-its-schedule, tough-on-the-body one.It’s the final-set-tie-break, day-and-night-session, biggest-of-all one...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,825 reads 28 comments

  17. U.S. Open Tennis 2010: Key Storylines To Watch On Super Saturday

    Is there a better day in the tennis calendar?It’s New York. It’s the fine, warm early days of September. It’s the last Grand Slam of the tennis year...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,805 reads 12 comments

  18. U.S. Open Tennis 2010 Schedule: The 10 Key Storylines For Monday

    Week One at Flushing Meadows is done and dusted, but some of the stories it created will resonate throughout the tournament. Indeed some will find their way into those features, years hence, that recall names and events from past U...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,653 reads 32 comments

  19. U.S. Open 2010: Why Rafael Nadal Won't Win His Third Straight Major


    He’s currently the best player in the world.He has won two Grand Slams in succession this year: the French Open and Wimbledon.He’s the first man to win the clay Slam: three Masters and the French title back to back...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 4,717 reads 90 comments

  20. U.S. Open 2010: Will Roger Federer Ever Pluck That No. 1 Apple Again?

    There was a time—and not so long ago—when Roger Federer seemed to be hewn from a different substance than mere mortals. His body seemed untouched by stress, injury, and fatigue...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 2,846 reads 68 comments

  21. 2010 US Open: Big Tennis in the Big Apple—It Must Be Love

    It’s vibrant, loud, and cosmopolitan.Spring green, golden summer, and blue autumn skies all rolled into one.A Fauve painting: Matisse’s Dance made flesh.Gershwin’s Blue Rhapsody interlaced with Ella Fitzgerald’s Summertime...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 877 reads 34 comments

  22. 2010 U.S. Open Special: Venus Williams Fashioned for Success

    Say the name Venus Williams, and you think tennis royalty: record-breaking results, new levels of power in the women’s game, and an athletic durability that is rare in the 21st century...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 2,258 reads 24 comments

  23. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray: Dressed To Impress

    In Montreal, the women’s tour is rushing towards the final stages of the Rogers Cup.The tennis, just as the men’s was in Toronto, is pulsating...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 7,519 reads 18 comments

  24. Roger Federer: Bold, Bloodied, and Burnished By Berdych Battle

    Toronto: The quarterfinals. Daytime fiery heat dissipates into balmy evening warmth. Blue sky fades away to azure, purple, navy. Flags that fell in primary-color folds lift with the fluttering breeze in salute to a pair of warriors...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,851 reads 39 comments

  25. No Need to Cry for Argentina: David Nalbandian Is Back With a Bang

    The tennis gods can’t seem to make up their minds about Argentina.They have handed that vast nation plentiful golden gifts in the shape of some fine and multifaceted players, but have then blighted those players with a frost of injuries...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 1,083 reads 75 comments