1. Players of the Year: Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova Head Strong Cast into 2012

    It’s a scant fortnight since the men’s calendar knocked the red dust from its shoes in the Davis Cup final and barely a month since the women heard the last squeak of shoe ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 1,188 reads 4 comments

  2. Davis Cup 2011: The Fire of Spain's Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer

    Amid debates about its popularity and relevance, and how troublesome it is to accommodate, the Davis Cup proved once more that it hits the spot few other tournaments can reach...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 945 reads 5 comments

  3. World Tour Finals 2011: Quotes and Pictures from the Bleachers

    Being here is something: Winning here is everything . It was the mantra of the tournament, repeated before each match...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 1,316 reads 7 comments

  4. ATP Power Rankings: Roger Federer Takes End-of-Year Honours—Again

    It’s a year in which much has been written of age and of records, about powers reaching their peak and powers waning...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 1,623 reads 14 comments

  5. Marvin Hagler Shows His Marvellous Side: Boxing for Laureus' Fight for Change

    Marvelous Marvin Hagler, world middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, showed the softer side of his larger-than-life persona in London this week...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 390 reads 0 comments

  6. Sport for Good: Star-Studded Laureus Summit Comes to London

    Since its birth in 2001, Laureus has raised over €40 million for projects that have helped improve the lives of more than 1.5 million young people...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 358 reads 4 comments

  7. WTA Championships: Wozniacki and Sharapova Contest Year-End No.1 in Istanbul

    With just days to go, and some of the contenders already practising in Istanbul, the final lineup for the climax of the women’s tennis calendar in Istanbul went right to the wire...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 2,681 reads 16 comments

  8. David Ferrer Will Join Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer in London

    With a three-set win over friend and compatriot Juan-Carlos Ferrero in Shanghai, David Ferrer has confirmed his place in the World Tour Finals for the third time in his career...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 2 years ago 343 reads 10 comments

  9. Robin Soderling: A Big Man Felled

    His was the first in an avalanche of withdrawals that rolled through the opening week of the U.S. Open—and perhaps the biggest...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 3 years ago 1,835 reads 15 comments

  10. Roger Federer Pulls Out of Shanghai Masters for "Rest and Recuperation"

    Roger Federer , in an unexpected statement on his website, has announced that he is withdrawing from the Shanghai Masters, which is scheduled to begin in just two weeks’ time...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 3 years ago 1,188 reads 43 comments

  11. Women's Tennis Power Rankings: Sam Stosur Creates Her Own Storm at US Open

    The U.S. Open of 2011 began with a hurricane—well, almost—and was due to end on the 10th anniversary of 9/11; dramatic bookends at either end of the biggest annual sports event in the world...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 3 years ago 1,749 reads 20 comments

  12. Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer Draws the Short Straw

    The Canadian Open was anything other than Rogers Cup as Federer followed Murray and Nadal out of the Montreal Masters...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 3 years ago 2,105 reads 12 comments

  13. Alexandr Dolgopolov: The Tennis Scene's Breath of Fresh Air

    A quick backward glance at the last 12 months gave plenty of clues to the arrival of the slight figure with the unconventional game. The young man from the Ukraine has enjoyed a variety of names...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 3 years ago 1,216 reads 10 comments

  14. Montreal Masters: Novak Djokovic Faces First Test as No. 1

    Five weeks ago, on Wimbledon ’s Centre Court, the world watched Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal play out, in real time, the shift in power from one champion to the next...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about almost 3 years ago 1,487 reads 23 comments

  15. ATP Power Rankings: Novak Djokovic Sweeps All Before Him on Way to the Top

    There was a certain déjà vu about the storyline that could unfold on the emerald sward of Wimbledon ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 1,522 reads 19 comments

  16. Novak Djokovic: 24 Years in the Making

    Five months back, Novak Djokovic had just led his country to a famous Davis Cup victory, and it seemed—to this particular pair of eyes—as though a weight had been lifted from the 23-year-old’s shoulders...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 999 reads 9 comments

  17. French Open 2011 Will Determine No. 1: Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic?

    Once upon a time, it all seemed so simple. There were two men who could do anything with a tennis ball, could run rings round the rest of the competition and would divvy up the titles ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 1,589 reads 26 comments

  18. Inside Rome: Roger Federer, Francesca Schiavone, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic

    Finals day at the Foro Italico, the first time in 33 years to boast both a men’s and women’s final on a single day. And it rains. It begins, sharp at 2 p.m...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 88 reads 3 comments

  19. Madrid Masters: Another Magic Spell Unfolds for Rafael Nadal

    For an event with such a short history, the Madrid Masters and its Magic Box venue have won more than their share of headlines, and this year promised more of the same...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 1,636 reads 8 comments

  20. Grigor Dimitrov: A Teenager's Pursuit of the Federer Dream

    It may not seem the most auspicious of moments to appraise the slim, 6-foot-2 Bulgarian standing at No. 69 in the rankings...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 5,111 reads 17 comments

  21. Roger Federer, David Ferrer, Jurgen Melzer and More: Still Aiming High at 30

    From the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona 500, the clay season has been fanning out through Europe to Portugal, Germany and Serbia before it converges again on road to Madrid, ...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 2,890 reads 53 comments

  22. Rafa Nadal to Vic Seixas: Records Young and Old Set Barcelona Alight

    Rafael Nadal , Spaniard extraordinaire, cannot stay out of the tennis headlines. At every turn, he is ticking off more records and this week, at Spain’s oldest tennis club, the prestigious Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899, is no exception...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 2,381 reads 5 comments

  23. Rafael Nadal's Monte Carlo: The Birth of a Tennis Legend

    It was one of those moments of good fortune, when the laptop was almost closed, the Skybox almost put to sleep, the day turned over to something more useful...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about 3 years ago 2,640 reads 149 comments

  24. Monte Carlo's Field of Gold Promises a 4th Nadal and Federer Final

    A new color, and with it a new mood, is spreading across the tennis calendar. The vivid indigo and acid brights of the North American Masters are giving way to the burnished orange and subtle turquoise of the Mediterranean...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 64 reads 18 comments

  25. ATP Power Rankings: Unbeaten Novak Djokovic Poised To Target No. 1 Ranking

    The first three months of the tennis season pose some of the players’ biggest challenges. With barely a fortnight to get their hard-court games into fine working order, the first Major of the year is upon them...

    Marianne Bevis Written by Marianne Bevis about over 3 years ago 4,795 reads 18 comments