1. Men's Tennis Power Rankings: Rafael Nadal Dominates as U.S. Open Looms

    Since the drama of Wimbledon and the excitement of a French victory over Spain in the Davis Cup, many of the tennis headlines have been focused off court...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 3,158 reads 38 comments

  2. Roger Federer To Spend Test Period With Pete Sampras' Former Coach

    Breaking News... Just when the talk is all of Roger Federer’s decline, his failure to get beyond the quarters of two Grand Slams, his slip to his lowest ranking in six-and-a-half years—all the way to No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 4,482 reads 111 comments

  3. It Must Be Love: Grass And Clay Submit to Hard Blue of U.S. Open Series

    It’s an odd time in the tennis year when all the surfaces seem to clash like a salad dressing that won’t emulsify...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 4 years ago 914 reads 28 comments

  4. Novak Djokovic, Gael Monfils, Others Win in Davis Cup, but Andy Murray Looks On

    It’s high summer and in the all-too-brief hiatus between Wimbledon and the start of the North American hard-court swing, there’s just enough time for the best tennis nations to go head-to-head in the Davis Cup...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 633 reads 15 comments

  5. Grass Roots Three: Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams Storm Wimbledon 2010

    In the end, it departed from the script very little. And in the end, no one could have any argument with the result. Because, in the end, it was the top dogs, the two world No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 2,273 reads 26 comments

  6. Grass Roots Two: Wimbledon 2010 Roger Federer's Story

    Let's start at the very beginning,
 A very good place to start.
 When you read you begin with A-B-C,
 When you sing you begin with... Well in the music of tennis, until now, you’ve begun with F for Federer...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 2,807 reads 38 comments

  7. Grass Roots One: Wimbledon 2010 Faces and Places

    It’s grass, it’s stars, it’s Pimms, and it’s strawberries. It’s at once special and egalitarian. It has the history and tradition of old England but runs like a well-oiled 21st century machine...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,177 reads 7 comments

  8. Wimbledon 2010: Women Who Have Made Wimbledon Great—A Royal Tribute

    Wimbledon 2010 has been a royal occasion in more ways than one. Sure, the current queens of the tournament, Serena and Venus Williams, top the seedings and have sailed through to their rightful place in the second week...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,772 reads 21 comments

  9. If: A Poem for Roger Federer as Wimbledon 2010 Approaches

    "The Wimbledon Championships will have an official poet in residence for the first time in 2010, capturing the tournament’s every 'triumph and disaster.'" See Wimbledon...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,147 reads 45 comments

  10. Wimbledon 2010: Women's Power Rankings Highlight Challengers To Williams Duopoly

    The Wimbledon seedings have been announced and, with the same predictability as day following night, Venus and Serena Williams dominated the proceedings...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,328 reads 21 comments

  11. Scowling Nadal, Joking Djokovic, And The Rain: That’s Tennis In London

    June, and it’s time for British tennis fans to celebrate! It’s the grass season, and that means the best tennis players in the world are on their way to London for the wonderful month when tennis returns—literally—to its roots...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,280 reads 9 comments

  12. Tennis Returns To Its Grass Roots: The Magic Is All in the Green Stuff

    Check antiMatter's complementary piece here It’s where lawn tennis began. It takes loving care, and ideally an English climate, to perfect it...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 758 reads 36 comments

  13. Heat of Rafael Nadal's Sun Melts Robin Soderling's Icy Determination

    Fire and ice. Smoldering passion and steel-hard determination. The heat of the Mediterranean and the temperate coolness of northern latitudes. The bookies’ favorite versus the dark horse...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,338 reads 33 comments

  14. French Open Highlights: Some Sunshine Moments Amid the Cloudy Days

    The 128 are down to just four. Four men and four women who have each fought off five opponents on their way to the semifinals of the most important tournament on clay...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,126 reads 10 comments

  15. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The Top 10 Milestones at Roland Garros

    The talk has all been of their rivalry, of the 21 matches they have played, of the 17 finals they have contested, of the balance of power on clay and on grass, and of the hopes for a fourth final at Roland Garros...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 7,139 reads 74 comments

  16. Preparing for the French Open: From Low-Key Federer To Flat-Out Verdasco

    We watched the Madrid Masters avidly for the last clues to who will be hot in Paris. We’ve pored over clay-court stats, Roland Garros records, and recent head-to-heads to make ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,385 reads 14 comments

  17. From Ice Maiden to Ice Borg: Top 10 French Open Players Span the Globe

    Ever since the French National Championship opened its doors to the world beyond its borders in 1925, it has challenged the weak, rewarded the durable, and cut its own unique path through the tennis history books...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 4,516 reads 12 comments

  18. ATP Tennis Power Rankings: Madrid Master Rafael Nadal Eyes French Open

    Who would have thought it would be a year to the day before the tennis world saw another Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer face-off? And who could have predicted that it would, as it ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 5,768 reads 16 comments

  19. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: Roger Federer Isn't Planning To Go Anywhere

    Rumors of Roger Federer’s demise in tennis have peppered the media since the early days of 2008. For that was when he failed to reach his first Grand Slam final in almost three years...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 2,085 reads 46 comments

  20. Madrid Masters' Magic Box May Disappoint, but the Tennis Is Warming Up Nicely

    There’s something decidedly out of kilter with the final clay Masters of the year. Yes, it’s a harder and slightly faster court than almost anywhere else on the red stuff...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,222 reads 16 comments

  21. A Stunning, Left-Handed Rome Champion: No, It's Not Rafa, but Maria José

    María José Martinez Sanchez, that is, the new women’s champion of Rome. And yes, she also happens to be Spanish.It’s another of those heart-warming stories that has pervaded the tennis tour in 2010...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 702 reads 24 comments

  22. Loss Of Djokovic, Davydenko, and Del Potro Opens Up Madrid and The Tour

    Ten of the top 25 men in tennis are out of the Madrid Masters, the last tournament before the French Open, and many of them are in doubt for that culminating Slam of the clay season...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 1,279 reads 5 comments

  23. The Rome Masters Part Three: The Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Factor

    In the laid-back, take-it-in-your-stride tournament that is the Rome Masters, there is no such thing as a site plan, nor signposting to courts, nor programmes with orders of play to guide the inexperienced...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 2,190 reads 22 comments

  24. The Rome Masters Part Two: The “Ciao” Factor

    It’s a finely balanced thing, the mix of revelry and restraint, and the Roman tennis fans have mastered it to perfection. It’s the “ciao factor...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 647 reads 2 comments

  25. The Rome Masters Part One: Traveling in Hope

    It is better to travel in hope than to arrive disenchanted. (Japanese proverb) This was an eventful expedition before it had barely begun...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 4 years ago 486 reads 7 comments