1. U.S. Open Championship Tennis: On the Comeback Trail

    There are many qualities that make tennis such a compelling game to watch and such a challenging game to play...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 480 reads 16 comments

  2. The Measure of Great Tennis One: 2008 V. 2009 Wimbledon Finals

    The 2008 Wimbledon final has been touted as the greatest tennis match ever (and confirmed as such by none other than John McEnroe, a contestant in the previous match to hold that title)...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 1,857 reads 42 comments

  3. Edge of the Abyss: Surviving a Tennis Black Hole

    It’s our first week away together, and alone, for months. It’s to our favourite part of the British Isles, Cornwall. We love to walk. We love to sit and gaze at the waves...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 200 reads 9 comments

  4. Rewind 2008: Roger Federer's Beacon of Hope In A Year Of Troubles

    As the tennis telescope turns towards Flushing Meadow at the end of August, the world sits comfortably on its axis, and turns at its designated 24 hours a day. Roger Federer is No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 1,224 reads 47 comments

  5. Roger Federer: Wreathed in Smiles and Cloaked in Purple

    Ever since Roger Federer broke cover last month to announce the birth of his daughters, the smile hasn’t left his face. To judge from his words, body language, and actions, there cannot, at the moment, be a more contented man in the world...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 1,481 reads 21 comments

  6. Who Will Rise to the Top As the US Tennis Season Reaches Its Climax?

    The five weeks following Wimbledon throw up contrasting passages for the elite in the men’s game. For the top seven ranked players, the period since the dramatic events on London’s lawns have provided no on-court action whatsoever...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 1,094 reads 18 comments

  7. Guess the Player: Tennis Stars Get Cut Down To Size

    During these long weeks of tennis-free television—in the UK at least—that drag out towards the start of the Master’s events in mid August, some fans need to make their own entertainment...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 5 years ago 453 reads 30 comments

  8. Injuries Update: Which Tennis Men Are Fighting for Hard Court Fitness?

    Tennis has a long, intensive season that affords its players very little “down time.” Apart from the Christmas break after the Master’s Cup in late November, the current hiatus is the longest natural break on the men’s tour...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 556 reads 15 comments

  9. A Journey That Turned Daughters to Friends

    It is a journey that began 25 years ago.A journey that began with the birth of a daughter, and continued three years later with the birth of her sister. They were as chalk and cheese almost from the first moment...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 250 reads 34 comments

  10. Rafael Nadal: A Timely Reminder of What Tennis Is Missing

    News about Rafael Nadal since he pulled out of Wimbledon has been thin on the ground. Even his own website has offered little information...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 4,732 reads 51 comments

  11. A Celebration of Hot Tennis Part 1: A British Perspective

    There’s a lull in the tennis tour, and time to catch the breath after two months of intense competition that raced across Europe from Rome, to Madrid, Paris and London...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 827 reads 20 comments

  12. It's Official: Roger Federer “Simply the Best, Better Than All the Rest”

    It’s become a standard in the tennis arenas of the world. Tina Turner cranked up to full voice as Roger Federer walks onto court, or wins another set, or closes in on one more title. Flushing Meadow played it during the US Open final...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,326 reads 47 comments

  13. A Briton's Tribute To The Biggest Heart in Tennis: Andy Roddick

    Wall-to-wall Andy Murray: that’s been the reality of living in the UK for at least a month. The hype began with the start of his campaign at Queens Club, and went into overdrive when he won that title...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 747 reads 15 comments

  14. Close to Perfection Part 2: A Portrait of Roger Federer at Wimbledon

    I was struck down—long ago—by the Federer virus. Coming back to tennis after years of neglect, there it was through the television screen, some perfect incarnation of how I remember this most beautiful of sports...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,370 reads 27 comments

  15. Federer and Haas, Murray and Roddick: The Perfect Wimbledon Semis Script

    If the All England Club had commissioned a script that would bring the most compelling strands together in one perfect tapestry, it may have looked like this...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,826 reads 28 comments

  16. Wawrinka, Mauresmo and Federer: A Bouquet of Backhands on Magical Monday

    Hot weather, high humidity and a humdinger of a schedule on Centre Court. That was the scene on Wimbledon's second Monday, and it served up a banquet both for those who had come to ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 529 reads 27 comments

  17. Roger Federer: Close to Perfection At Wimbledon

    Two days at the best tennis venue in the world.Two close encounters with the best tennis player in the world. And two tennis matches that confirm Roger Federer is playing some of his best tennis in two years...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 796 reads 15 comments

  18. Tommy Haas Brings a Smile to the Face Yet Again

    Once again, Tommy Haas has reaped the rewards of passion, commitment and his beautiful all-court game to win a rousing victory—this time at Wimbledon...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 253 reads 9 comments

  19. Celebration Time: Men Who Made Tennis Headlines at Wimbledons Past

    The Wimbledon archives carry the names of some of greatest players of all time. The very nature and history of this event has ensured that it is the one title every player aspires to...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 562 reads 8 comments

  20. Rafael Nadal's Battle of Wounded Knee: A Drama Viewed from the Tramlines

    Rafael Nadal must wonder what he has done to Switzerland to deserve the battering he's received at their sons’ hands in the last month. First Roger Federer claimed the Madrid Master’s title from the Spanish hero on his home ground...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 523 reads 24 comments

  21. Tommy Haas: A Story of Guts, Grace, And An Unsung Victory

    It was inevitable that the victory of “home town” boy, Tommy Haas, in Halle this week would be banished to the shadows by the success of Andy Murray in London. The surging form and fortune of the world No...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 609 reads 29 comments

  22. The Fleeting Joy of the Grass-Court Tennis Season, Pt. 2

    This companion piece to Subtle, Swift, Silent: The Fleeting Joy of the Grass-Court Tennis Season (http://bleacherreport...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 480 reads 16 comments

  23. Subtle, Swift, Silent: The Fleeting Joy of the Grass-Court Tennis Season

    June is here, summer has arrived, and the rain clouds gather. It has to be the British tennis season!The all-new Queen’s tournament, in the residential heart of western London, has changed ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 331 reads 11 comments

  24. Grigor Dimitrov: The Young Roger Federer in Waiting

    In tennis terms, it’s verging on sacrilege to compare any player with Roger Federer. But there has been a buzz about the Wimbledon and US junior champion, the young Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, that is hard to ignore...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 6,455 reads 37 comments

  25. Records Tumble and Hearts Soar As Roger Federer Claims Greatest Ever Crown

    When the chroniclers of 21st century tennis write the tale of Roger Federer, they will thank their lucky stars. Rarely has the talent and character of a man been so universally admired while still at the height of his powers...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 2,335 reads 29 comments