1. Near Misses: Novak Djokovic Almost Ends Rafael Nadal's Reign in Spain

    When the Madrid Masters got under way in mid-May, it stirred up all sorts of publicity. The Magic Box—the dramatic new venue for this tournament—seemed to be waving a controversial ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,223 reads 36 comments

  2. Tennis Year-End Finals: Will It Be History Repeating for Novak Djokovic?

    For the last handful of the tennis tour’s top men, a place in the World Tour Finals in London is so close they can almost taste it...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 504 reads 6 comments

  3. In the Zone with Roger Federer: Part One

    2009 Australian Open Quarterfinal: Federer vs. Juan Martin Del Potro When Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro took to the court in Melbourne in the opening month of 2009, the weight of certainty to uncertainty over the outcome was finely balanced...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 2,012 reads 31 comments

  4. Bali Beckons: Wickmayer, Stosur, Bartoli Lead Tennis Champions' Finale

    The best men in the tennis world will be rewarded for their year’s efforts with a place at the A.T.P.’s Tour-end jamboree in London. The British capital has a lot of things going for it, but the November weather isn’t one of them...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 245 reads 6 comments

  5. Roger Federer in Four Seasons: A Watercolour of Memories

    Time drags its feet through the fading days of October. The wait is long, and the gaping hole he leaves seems bottomless...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,984 reads 39 comments

  6. Women's Tennis Power Rankings: Schiavone Shines While Jankovic Journeys to Doha

    What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, Serena Williams topped the women’s rankings. Today, with last year’s points from Doha subtracted, she slips behind Dinara Safina once more...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,251 reads 14 comments

  7. Queens of the Court: Helen Wills Moody, the Garbo of Tennis

    The relatively unknown Molla Mallory holds the record for the most U.S. Open singles titles—eight. But it was the remarkable Helen Wills Moody who, at the age of just 17, relieved Mallory of her U...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,703 reads 10 comments

  8. Nikolay Davydenko: The Brilliant Under-the-Radar Man Aims for London

    He’s not a man who seeks the limelight. Not for him are the front rows of fashion shows, the Cosmo photo shoots, or boxes replete with celebrities...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 321 reads 9 comments

  9. Nadal and Roddick Take Up Rackets Against A Sea Of Tennis Troubles

    It's one of the hot tennis topics of the moment. But then it always tends to be one of the hot tennis topics around this time each year. Is the A.T.P. tour too demanding for the players? 2009, though, was meant to be different...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 897 reads 8 comments

  10. Tennis in Shanghai: From Bladerunner to Blossoming Magnolia

    It’s a first lone flight. It’s a first venture to the Far East, to an impenetrable language, to a vivid new culture. It’s a guilt-laden journey taken entirely to indulge a passion for tennis...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 200 reads 16 comments

  11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon Lead French Attack on Tennis Finale

    It seems like history repeating. The 2009 men’s tour is approaching its final stages, and the jostling for position at the top of the rankings is working up a real head of steam...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 225 reads 27 comments

  12. Creature Vs. Creature: A Subtle Shift from Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer

    This article weighs up the fine balance between the closest of adversaries in men’s tennis as the tour reaches its climax...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 3,016 reads 33 comments

  13. Molla Mallory: Mould Breaker and Mould Maker of Women's Tennis

    When Anna Margarethe Bjurstedt was born in Oslo in March 1884, few could anticipate the mark she would make both on tennis and on women’s participation in sport...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 789 reads 24 comments

  14. Mario Ancic And David Nalbandian: Hard Road Back To Tennis From Injury

    Fluctuating form, and assorted injuries have played havoc with the top few positions in the men’s rankings in recent months. Roger Federer, knocked from his No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 754 reads 18 comments

  15. President Obama Looks To Prime Minister Blair For Key To Chicago 2016

    When President Barack Obama announced he was to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark the day before the International Olympic Committee announces who will host the 2016 Olympics, he was taking an important leaf out of Tony Blair’s book...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 332 reads 17 comments

  16. The Answer to a Tennis Fan’s Prayers: Oldies but Goldies Strut Their Stuff

    While the world’s media and 99 percent of the U.S. Open crowd had eyes only for the current stars of the tennis tour, a modest crowd gathered around the small perimeter of Court 4 at Flushing Meadows...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 629 reads 24 comments

  17. A Truly Scrumptious Davis Cup Prospect: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer

    The Davis Cup, after years in the doldrums, seems suddenly to have ignited into something a little special. Now with the incentive of a few ranking points at stake, the top players in the world ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,660 reads 14 comments

  18. Murray Makes Headlines, But a Young Pole May Soon Take the Spotlight

    Andy Murray came to the Liverpool Echo Arena, saw his opponents, and conquered them. Sadly for the Great Britain team, that was not enough...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 454 reads 22 comments

  19. Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just Me And Spain's Davis Cup Team?

    The Spanish clay of Torre Pacheco Murcia burns orange. The distant hills of this parched region of Spain shimmer in the sun. The Spanish flags flutter like red and golden flames. The packed stadium throbs with passionate heat of the home crowd...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,421 reads 20 comments

  20. Davis Cup: Croatia Takes on the Czech Republic

    This is one in a set of previews of each of the countries involved in the Davis Cup semi-final ties this weekend. Check out the others on Spain, Israel and the Czech Republic from fellow B/R creatures...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 175 reads 13 comments

  21. Roger Federer's Contentment Shines Through Tired Defeat in New York

    Roger Federer has been the picture of contentment throughout the U.S. swing. With a first French Open title, the reclaimed Wimbledon championship, and twin daughters safely delivered in July, ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 1,338 reads 53 comments

  22. View from the Bleachers: The U.S. Open's Assault on the Senses

    This is the third in a short series of “Views from the Bleachers”, an attempt to record, in words and pictures, my impressions of one annual cycle of contrasting tennis tournaments...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 367 reads 24 comments

  23. An Englishwoman in New York: Thrilling To See Big Tennis in the Big Apple

    Soaring, vibrant, loud, and boisterous. Fast, sophisticated, expensive, and cosmopolitan. In your face, but laid-back cool. Colours of all seasons rolled into one energetic Pollock or a Mondrian on uppers...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 97 reads 6 comments

  24. The Seats Aren't the Only Thing High about Live Tennis in New York

    For any lover of sport, nothing compares with the live experience of seeing the finest exponents battling it out at the highest level of competition...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 151 reads 18 comments

  25. In the Zone with Rafael Nadal

    2008 French Open Final: Nadal vs Federer It was another Grand Slam final to relish. It brought together, once more, the two greatest tennis players in the world. It would yet again give one or the other the chance to write their names in lights...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 941 reads 57 comments