1. Roger Federer: Tennis Player To Superman in Six Easy Steps

    You wonder where he finds the time. After all, he’s managed to dominate men’s tennis for six years: that’s 22 consecutive Grand Slam semi-finals, 17 of the last 18 Slam finals, 266 weeks at No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 2,041 reads 36 comments

  2. 2010 Australian Open Men's Quarters: Whose Name Will Be On The Trophy?

    There is certainly a lot to whet the appetite in this opening Grand Slam of the year, and judging from the intense preparations of all the top players, the competition will be fierce from the word go...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 790 reads 66 comments

  3. The Great Australians: Rod Laver, the Modest “Rocket”

    It is the name that—ultimately—no one argues about. In the debate about which man is the greatest of all time, Rod Laver is invariably the yardstick...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 676 reads 11 comments

  4. The Day Two “GOATS” Locked Horns: Sampras Sees The Future Is Roger Federer

    It was early in the new millennium and it had a special feel: of worlds colliding, of a changing of the guard, of one era giving way to another...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 985 reads 39 comments

  5. Fast, Fluid, Fabulous: Clijsters and Henin Show How Tennis Should Be Played

    What a way to get up at the crack of dawn on a snow-drenched, five-below-zero Saturday morning? With a plunge into the glimmering swimming pool that is tennis as played between Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin...

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  6. Australian Open: Hopman Hopes, GB Expects, And Murray Is Confident He Can Win

    While Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal draw the crowds and the publicity in Doha, and Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin get the media frothing at the mouth in Brisbane, there’s some fabulous ...

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  7. Rewind 2006: Federer Faces the Young Giant Killer, Baghdatis

    As we prepare for the first Grand Slam of the year, here is the first in a reprise of an idea introduced in 2009, taking a look back at some of the matches that made the headlines at the Australian Open...

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  8. Roger Federer's Davis Cup Decision: Time for a Reality Check

    Roger Federer’s decision to miss the first tie of the 2010 Davis Cup may disappoint a lot of people, but it should surprise very few. It’s one thing to cast caution to the wind in the post-U...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 2,197 reads 36 comments

  9. Queens of the Court: For Martina Navratilova, The Sky is Still the Limit

    Her achievements on the tennis court are almost without parallel. Her energy in supporting the rights of others has been a constant. Her passion for the sport that she says “gave her a soul” is unquestioned...

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  10. Essential Winter Warmer: Hot Moments from Roger Federer and Co. Melt the Ice

    Winter has closed in. The snow, the ice, and minus centigrade readings have taken hold. For the British Isles, it looks like being that rare thing: a white Christmas...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 1,069 reads 14 comments

  11. What Was the Best Grand Slam of 2009?

    They are the final measure of every great tennis player: by the battles, the wins, and the records. They span the year from January to September, from southern hemisphere to north, from green grass, to red clay and blue composite...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 1,026 reads 29 comments

  12. Say Goodbye To Tennis' Off-Season, Boys—2010 Is Under Starter's Orders

    They call this the off-season. It’s the month when those sore, tired limbs and flagging hearts take a well-earned holiday...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 1,065 reads 21 comments

  13. Tennis' Teams of the Decade: Federers and Nadals, Brothers and Sisters

    Tennis is one of the most punishing of all sports on the individual. The player walking onto court is entirely alone, dependent on his or her own body and mind, passion and commitment, a lifetime of training and often years of hardship...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 2,165 reads 20 comments

  14. Best Loser 2009: Del Potro, Dementieva, Djokovic, Roddick, Verdasco, Or Williams

    In a celebration of the best tennis of 2009, it is invariably the victor who wins the plaudits. But the greatest and most memorable matches are not the easy wins, the one-sided demolitions, the over-in-a-flash triumphs...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 762 reads 37 comments

  15. Mechanics V Mechanics: The Federer and Sampras Tennis Synergy

    This the latest in an occasional series of collaborations looking in detail at the similarities and differences between two players. This half presents the similarities between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 2,285 reads 22 comments

  16. Round-Table Best of 2009 Contender: Federer Vs Haas, French Open

    Claudia launched her Round Table discussion of the best men's matches of 2009 in her recent article, Claudia’s Round Table, Part 1. One contender in the debate is Roger Federer's fourth round meeting with Tommy Haas at the French Open...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 71 reads 8 comments

  17. Most Memorable Tennis of the Decade? Try Federer, Nadal, and Sampras

    It seems barely five minutes since the new millennium opened before us. The doom-laden predictions of world-wide disaster caused by the collapse of every computer failed to materialise...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 2,535 reads 15 comments

  18. Stefan Edberg and Pat Rafter Save 2009's Best Tennis Until Last

    Stefan Edberg, still golden, still polite, still with a touch at the net like a feather, stood at one end of the court...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 4 years ago 2,466 reads 31 comments

  19. Queens of the Court: Margaret Court Was The Queen Of Them All

    Let’s start at the top. There is, for Margaret Court more than any other player—man or woman—no other place to begin. For Court stands at the very top of tennis’ list of achievements...

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  20. Can Roger Federer Carry Off Pink? The Big Questions from the O2

    The Tennis World Tour Finals has now answered some of the biggest questions of the tennis year. Let’s start with the easy ones. Who would end the year as No. 1? Easy: Roger Federer...

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  21. Rafael Nadal's Transition to "Rafa-Lite" May Signal Greater Times Ahead

    The fans are getting worried. The media have begun to discuss it openly. And this week, at London’s O2 arena, it was the first topic on the lips of almost every spectator—and not just between his fans...

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  22. Inside London's Dome With The Best Men In Tennis

    London may be cold, grey and storm-ridden. Parts of this wintry country may be submerged in floods from the heaviest rainfall since records began...

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  23. Queens of the Court: The Heart and Stomach of a King—Billie Jean King

    What was it about one particular woman, wielding her wooden racket in the black-and-white world of 1960s television, that imprinted itself in this fan’s memory? She came from ...

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  24. Men's Tennis Power Rankings: Djokovic Gets the Better of Federer and Nadal

    The last fortnight has been a nail-biting time for many men in the top 15 or so places of the A.T.P. rankings. Even as the final Masters of the year began this week in Paris, two guaranteed spots at the Tour End Finals were still up for grabs...

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  25. The Beautiful Game: Tennis Turns Sport Into Art

    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. How appropriate, then, that tennis has been giving pleasure to the world for centuries...

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