1. Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Queen's Tournament With Injury

    Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Aegon Championships at Queen's Club. He has just announced the decision on his website: "I am very disappointed to not be able to come this year to ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 491 reads 11 comments

  2. Roger Federer Strides Into His 20th Consecutive Grand Slam Semi-Final

    Order was restored for Roger Federer on Philippe Chatrier on quarter-finals day in Paris.After three challenging rounds that pushed him to the limits, lost him four sets and brought him close ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 492 reads 15 comments

  3. Roland Garros Men's Quarterfinals: Experience and Maturity Still Count

    With the losses of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the French Open, attention has very swiftly turned to the following group of top-ten rankers such as Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, and Gael Monfils...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 508 reads 7 comments

  4. Promised Land in Roger Federer's Sight After Tough Tommy Haas Test

    As Roger Federer stepped onto Philippe Chatrier on the second Monday of the French Open, it must have seemed that he could spy the milk and honey in the far distance. The most threatening name in his side of the draw, Novak Djokovic, has disappeared...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 506 reads 10 comments

  5. Ouanna-Safin: Will We See Such a Mighty Fine Marat Safin Again?

    The baying and cheering of the French crowds on Court Phillipe Chatrier were only just enough to carry their Frenchman through a dramatic late-night match at Roland Garros...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 575 reads 12 comments

  6. When Tennis Married Fashion Part Two: Spotlight on Roger Federer

    A companion piece to Poulomee Basu’s article, When Tennis Married Fashion: Spotlight on Rafael Nadal. With thanks for the inspiration. Roland Garros is the home of the beautiful people...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 2,863 reads 16 comments

  7. Cunning Djokovic Could Attack the No. 2 Ranking on Federer's Home Turf

    Roger Federer must be getting very sore Achilles tendons right now. With Rafael Nadal heading away over the horizon, Federer is feeling the teeth of not just one but two challengers snapping at his heels...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,313 reads 24 comments

  8. Exho in Paris Provides Useful Test Bed for Federer's Expanding Game

    There’s been an odd little event taking place in Paris this week. Odd, but interesting, because it has attracted some of the best men in the world just days before the launch of the French Open...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 660 reads 5 comments

  9. Grit and Charity Drive Heroic Ranulph Fiennes to Top of the World at 65

    In a life jam packed by remarkable physical endeavour, Ranulph Fiennes last night took a step beyond even his own many records of achievement. At 65, Fiennes became the oldest Briton to conquer Mount Everest...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 178 reads 12 comments

  10. A Bull Called Nadal, A Matador Called Federer, And A Bullring in Madrid

    Everything is in place for the classic bull fight. We’re at the final showdown of the Madrid Masters. The Spanish crowd is in full voice. The surface is vibrant terracotta dust...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 1,013 reads 32 comments

  11. Magic Wand Waves Over Madrid To Deliver Some of Best Tennis This Year

    The Magic Box has delivered up some very difficult conditions in Madrid's inaugural tournament, but all that was forgotten on a glorious semi-final day.The sun shone, the wind dropped and the arena was bursting to its 12,500 capacity...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 707 reads 2 comments

  12. Weather And Injury Dominate Madrid Tennis As Big Four Move Into Quarters

    The Magic Box lived up to its name in Madrid on last-16 day. The courts there have come in for much criticism since before the tournament even began: bad bounce, wrong colour, not enough of them to practise on...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 383 reads 12 comments

  13. Burning Roger Federer Serves Best Performance Since Flushing Meadows

    Serve hitting the target? Check.Forehand skimming the off-court sideline? No problem.Legs at their sprinting finest? An athlete in perfect tune...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 2,846 reads 28 comments

  14. View From The Bleachers: Rome's Tennis Masters Up Close and Personal

    The matches have been played. The reports have been written. The opinions have been expressed. It is difficult—and rare—to find an angle that has not been done to death by the pros...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 670 reads 22 comments

  15. A Journey of a 1,000 Miles Must Begin With One Step: My Step Was Federer

    Another week, another tennis tournament, another glamorous city.This week it’s Rome, it happens to be a Masters, and the usual suspects will again battle it out for those valuable 1,000 points...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 5 years ago 686 reads 17 comments

  16. Verdasco and Co Light Up Men's Tennis In More Ways Than One!

    Spain is clearly feeling very generous to the world of men’s tennis. Not only is she awash with a bucket-load of outstanding players, but has seen fit to share her bounty with a grateful world...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 405 reads 6 comments

  17. Time Waits For No Man—Except The Never-Ending Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal is, by every objective measure, the best man playing tennis in the world. He has already notched up a 29-to-3 win record on the 2009 World Tour, including one Grand Slam and two Masters trophies...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 39 reads 27 comments

  18. Prestigious Laureus Sport Awards Forego Ceremony In Nod To World Economy

    In its 10th year as one of the most highly regarded sporting awards in the world, the Laureus Group has taken the honorable decision to drop its usual awards ceremony in acknowledgement of the current international economic situation...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 214 reads 0 comments

  19. Federer's Search for form Continues As He Falls to Fellow Swiss

    The rain came and went, and so did the pale imitation of Roger Federer. It was always going to be a tough match-up so early in the tournament: feeling rusty, feeling cold...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 350 reads 7 comments

  20. They're Under Starter's Orders at Monte Carlo: But Who Can Beat Nadal?

    It’s a foregone conclusion, of course. Rafael Nadal has already ordered the champagne for Sunday, when he will celebrate a record fifth Monte Carlo title on the trot...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 486 reads 11 comments

  21. Federer's Wedding Bells Drown Out Real Story: Why, Suddenly, Monte Carlo?

    An Easter wedding. If this was anyone else, the news would be about as remarkable as exchanging gifts at Christmas. But this is Roger Federer and long-standing consort Mirka Vavrinec, and it seemed to shock the world...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 24,117 reads 21 comments

  22. Can Roger Federer Meet With Those Two Imposters?

    If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same… In Roger Federer ’s world, the gap between triumph and disaster has become so exaggerated that he must believe he has a doppelganger...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 1,027 reads 24 comments

  23. Americans Play Up a Storm For the Home Crowd At The Miami Masters

    It’s one of the brightest and breeziest tournaments on the tour. Bright sunshine alternates with breezy outbursts that have kept both players and officials on their toes. But Miami is "bright and breezy" in that old fashioned sense, too...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 171 reads 4 comments

  24. I Came, I Saw, I Was Conquered: What Makes Roger Federer Everyone's Favorite?

    This piece was drafted some time ago, but wasn’t ready for sharing. The announcement of Roger’s success yet again in the ATP popularity awards seemed just the time to let it out...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 749 reads 23 comments

  25. Miami Vice: Who Can Break Rafael Nadal's Grip on Men's Tennis?

    The draw’s out, the sun’s out, and the players are out. And the question that all the men in the draw have to face is: Who can beat Rafa?Now more than 4,000 points clear in the rankings, ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 5 years ago 566 reads 19 comments