1. Novak Djokovic: Australian Open Triumph Is a Pinnacle, Not Mark of a New Era

    First let me say what an awesome match Novak played on Sunday. Legendary and spectacular. A wondrous start to the new tennis year, and the kind of performance that will live in the hearts of fans forever...

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  2. Australian Open: 10 Greatest Women's Matches in Tournament History

    Here we are on the eve of the 2012 women's final. As we get ready to crown another champion, let's look back at the great women's rivalries and their contests at the Australian Open...

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  3. Australian Open 2012: Top 10 Women's Matches of the Tournament

    The Final looks to be a fantastic match-up between a surging Victoria Azarenka and resurgent Maria Sharapova. But we’re not there yet. For this list, we’re drawing from the balance of the tournament for the top 10...

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  4. Australian Open 2012: Why Aussie Open Slam Kick-off Makes It the Best Grand Slam

    Why is the Aussie Open the best of the Grand Slams? Simple. We get to see what additions (or subtractions) the champions have made to their games to take them to the next level. Case in point : End of 2011 ...

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  5. Australian Open 2012: Predicting Thursday's Most Exciting Matches

    Coming up Thursday, there is really only one marquee match of note. This will be a rematch of the 2005 semifinal between former world No. 1 and Australian Open Champion "Rusty" Lleyton Hewitt and former world No...

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  6. Serena Williams and the 10 Most Compelling Women in Tennis History

    Compelling means different things to different people. To be a compelling person, they must be winners. They must make their mark on the sport. But compelling has taken on a very special meaning in contemporary life...

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  7. Australian Open 2012: Results from Women's Day 1 to a Lady Gaga Soundtrack

    Jan 16, 2012. This day featured about half of the draw and included matches with Wozniaki, Clijsters, Azarenka, Jankovic, Li and assorted others, including up-and-comers Christina McHale and Heather Watson...

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  8. Rafael Nadal: Top 25 Moments in Rafa's Career

    With 10 grand slam titles, a half-dozen significant final or semifinal battles, 19 Masters Series Shields, two Davis Cup singles victories worth mentioning and an Olympic Gold Medal, ...

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  9. Roger Federer, Andre Agassi Dominate Australian Open Best

    With the 2012 Australian Open upon us, now is the time to look back on the past 20 years of great matches and pick out the most outstanding moments...

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  10. Rafael Nadal: Top 10 Performances at the Australian Open

    Rafael Nadal has only played 30 matches at the Australian Open since 2004, at age 17. Which of these are his top 10? The list features some of the best matches in history, some truly historic matches that you could watch over and over again...

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  11. Rafa Nadal and Winning Ugly and the Heart of a Champion

    I've been a tennis fan for decades (I won't declare how many). I've been following Rafa Nadal's career in close detail since 2008 (when I discovered The Tennis Channel!) and have ...

    claudia celestial girl Written by claudia celestial girl about 3 years ago 695 reads 1 comments

  12. French Open: Ladies! What's Goin' On? Top Seeds Out? Will Anybody Step Up?

    I have had it with these ladies. Where is the Amazon? The Virago? Wonder Woman of the tennis world? OK, I get it that Kim Clijsters had an injury and anyways is thinking that this is her last season (burnout?) I feel for Caroline Wosniaki...

    claudia celestial girl Written by claudia celestial girl about 3 years ago 290 reads 4 comments

  13. The Tennis Narrative About Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

    "I've created a monster," said Roger Federer at the conclusion of his 2007 season. What he meant of course was that fans and tennis pundits had come to expect the impossible from him day in and day out...

    claudia celestial girl Written by claudia celestial girl about over 3 years ago 259 reads 7 comments

  14. Novak Djokovic: You Have to Accept That He's Better, Says Rafa

    I love Rafa Nafal when he's losing. OK, I'm lying, I hate watching Rafa lose. On the other hand, some of the best moments in tennis, in recent memory, have come at the conclusion ...

    claudia celestial girl Written by claudia celestial girl about over 3 years ago 949 reads 18 comments

  15. Rafael Nadal: At 24 Is Rafa Starting To Show Signs of Age?

    To the tune of 'Ole Man River': Old Man Rafa, that Old Man Rafa, he must know something, but ain't saying nothing, he just keeps rolling, he keeps on rolling along! Rafa has just ...

    claudia celestial girl Written by claudia celestial girl about over 3 years ago 1,931 reads 156 comments

  16. Tim Lincecum and the Most Popular Bay Area Sports Stars of the Last 100 Years

    This slide show is in response to one published just a couple of weeks ago titled: Tim Linsecum and the Most Popular Bay Area Sports Stars Ever . After more than 50 years the Giants finally won the World Series, and the fans are delighted...

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  17. Dwight Davis: Cup Founder, Politician, Diplomat, and King of the Tennis Court

    Let’s see, Secretary of War? Or famous tennis star? Hmmm…Which career path to choose? How about...both? Not many tennis stars go to college...

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  18. Wimbledon 2010 Semi-Final: Rafael Nadal Master Of The Air

    He Floats Through the Air, with the Greatest of Ease ... Who knew? Who knew that tennis was to be played in the air? Well, to clarify, in the contemporary game, players are taught to deliver their serve from a jumping posture...

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  19. Wimbledon 2010: Rafael Nadal and Faking and Coaching

    Rather than celebrating Rafael Nadal's tough victory over Phillip Petzxchner, I am left asking uneasy questions. Where have I seen this scenario before? Ah yes, Monte Carlo, or was it...

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  20. Floating The GOAT Discussion Once More

    Rafael Nadal made an interesting remark as he closed his post-French Open interview with Johnny Mac on TV. He said that he had his eye on the US Open! Does this mean that Rafa will ...

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  21. French Open Men's Final 2010: Will Rafael Nadal Beatdown Robin Soderling?

    The French Open final has shaped up very interesting indeed. What a relief Roger isn't there, since we've seen the Roger/Rafa match-up on clay many times and it is not pretty. (OK, it is pretty, but that's the subject of a different article)...

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  22. Wimbledon 1999: Federer/Hewitt Vs. Rafter/Bjorkman

    I know it's crazy to bring up Wimbledon with the Australian Open just around the corner, but this match is the earliest match to be covered in our series the Pillars of Roger's Career...

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  23. Rewind '05: Marat vs. Roger: Balletic Master vs. a Russian Bear

    Mercury is a very smooth element—gleaming silver and round when positioned still on a tabletop, like an old-fashioned doorknob. Coming into the Australian Open final in 2005, Roger Federer was smooth...

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  24. Decade's Best Tennis Matches: Where's Roger?

    I would like to comment on a recent "Best Of..." list published elsewhere. First the list. (Look carefully for Roger Federer’s name), then my commentary...

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  25. How The ATP Fared in 2009: Verdasco Rises to No. 9

    Career fourth-rounder.   Gotta lotta potential.  Satisfied to be where he is as an athlete, and court the ladies. Too bad.Fernando got tired of hearing that sort of talk...

    claudia celestial girl Written by claudia celestial girl about over 4 years ago 314 reads 11 comments