1. Italian Open 2014: How Lower-Tier ATP Players Are Challenging the Top Stars

    Rome’s 2014 Italian Open is just another example of gradual change in the ATP. Never mind that top stars like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are currently the standards, or ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 2,266 reads 14 comments

  2. Remembering Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's Classic Match at 2006 Rome Masters

    Rome's Italian Open has produced many classic matches through the decades, but perhaps few as memorable or important as Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in the 2006 final...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 9,128 reads 59 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and the Winners and Losers at 2014 Madrid Masters

    The 2014 Madrid Masters had unpredictable twists, but Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were familiar names in the winner’s circle. Was Rafael Nadal just lucky? His Uncle Toni had a few things to say about that...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 1 month ago 6,249 reads 113 comments

  4. Madrid Masters 2014: Will Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray Showdown Ever Happen?

    Just as it seemed Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were headed for a semifinal showdown at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open, the anticipation was released like the hiss from a newly opened can of tennis balls...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 3,880 reads 43 comments

  5. Why Rafael Nadal Will Have a Difficult Time Keeping His No. 1 Ranking in 2014

    It’s time for Rafael Nadal to really defend his No. 1 ranking. The Spaniard’s time at the top has lasted seven months, but it will end if he continues to play below ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 11,230 reads 128 comments

  6. Nadal vs. Wawrinka and Other Matches We Hope to See at 2014 Madrid Masters

    The 2014 Mutua Madrid Open draw poses exciting possibilities, especially for tennis fans who are evaluating Rafael Nadal and Stanislas Wawrinka...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 5,120 reads 133 comments

  7. Who Is the Real Favorite at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open?

    Here comes the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open. If Spain's Masters 1000 tournament was a work of art, it would be a Picasso painting in all its bizarre angles and distortions...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 11,740 reads 164 comments

  8. Why Coach Magnus Norman Is Stan Wawrinka's Secret Weapon at 2014 French Open

    The rise of Stanislas Wawrinka has the tennis world buzzing about his chances for the 2014 French Open title. He won the 2014 Australian Open and Monte Carlo Masters, and he loves to play on clay...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 6,964 reads 192 comments

  9. Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and the Winners and Losers at 2014 Barcelona Open

    Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova headlined most of the action at Barcelona and Stuttgart. One of them is holding a trophy, and the other is still searching for answers...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 2 months ago 8,137 reads 81 comments

  10. Why the Grind of Clay-Court Tennis is a Special Tradition Worth Protecting

    Clay-court tennis does not appeal to every tennis fan. It’s the red-surfaced stepchild to regal grass and prosperous hard courts, and it has a hard, grinding reputation that is often derided...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 3,934 reads 73 comments

  11. How Much Longer Will Rafael Nadal Extend Clay-Court Dominance?

    Rafael Nadal looks for his ninth career title at the Barcelona Open, but more importantly he will be searching for his clay-court dominance...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 6,854 reads 295 comments

  12. Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka and the Winners and Losers at 2014 Monte Carlo

    Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal were once again creating Bizarro -history at the 2014 Monte Carlo Masters...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 7,541 reads 260 comments

  13. Monte Carlo 2014: Breaking Down Rafael Nadal's Loss to David Ferrer

    Rafael Nadal 's 7-6(1), 6-4 loss to David Ferrer in the 2014 Monte Carlo quarterfinals filled up a scoresheet of technical difficulties for the world No. 1...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 9,967 reads 50 comments

  14. What Roger Federer Must Do at Monte Carlo to Build Momentum for 2014 French Open

    Roger Federer has never won the Monte Carlo Masters title, but the Swiss star is ready to compete. He hopes to add this clay-court trophy to the largest collection of tennis hardware ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 6,629 reads 74 comments

  15. Top Storylines Surrounding the Stars at the 2014 Monte Carlo Masters

    The clay-court season is here and Monte Carlo has already reaped the hype of Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer 's wild-card inclusion...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 3,682 reads 26 comments

  16. How Novak Djokovic Can Join Clay-Court Legends at the Monte Carlo Masters

    Each year, Novak Djokovic is getting closer to fulfilling his dream of winning the French Open . Monte Carlo is the first big stop, and maybe the unconscious motive for his residency ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 7,264 reads 71 comments

  17. What's on the Line in the Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic Rivalry in Monte Carlo?

    Monte Carlo is where it will really get serious for the Rafael Nadal -Novak Djokovic rivalry. It's the first stop of the European clay-court season and longtime watchtower to Nadal's Roland Garros fortress...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 12,473 reads 181 comments

  18. Roger Federer, Switzerland, Italy and the Winners and Losers of Davis Cup Week

    Roger Federer saved the Swiss team from a shocking upset at Davis Cup . But is everything OK with his teammate Stanislas Wawrinka? Andy Murray failed to be perfect, and Italy's clay feet proved to be the difference...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 7,294 reads 112 comments

  19. Breaking Down Roger Federer's Clay-Court Legacy

    Roger Federer will not join the clay-court tour until Madrid, so the tennis spotlight will shine most on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic when Monte Carlo gets underway...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 13,804 reads 94 comments

  20. The Top Storylines Heading Into the 2014 Clay-Court Season

    There's more to tennis than Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic , but forgive the world if that rivalry will once again be front and center for the clay-court season. After all, they each have more at stake in Europe than anywhere else...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 41,461 reads 151 comments

  21. Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and the Winners and Losers at Miami Masters 2014

    Novak Djokovic dominated Rafael Nadal at the 2014 Sony Open in Miami, but the 6-3, 6-3 win only underscores the way he has seized the upper hand in their rivalry...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 8,090 reads 107 comments

  22. Miami Masters 2014 Final: Nadal vs. Djokovic Preview and Prediction

    Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic at the final of Miami's Sony Open is the 40th chapter in tennis' most important ongoing rivalry. Only the matchup is redundant because the No...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 3 months ago 18,239 reads 108 comments

  23. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray Renew Rivalry at Miami Sony Open

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will face off in the quarterfinals of Miami's Sony Open. If recent history is any indication, this will be a grueling battle...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 4,138 reads 20 comments

  24. Winners and Losers from the 1st Week of Miami Sony Open 2014

    Tennis at Miami's Sony Open is sure to heat up after the biggest stars look to push into the money rounds. So far, Andy Murray is charging ahead without Ivan Lendl, and Roger Federer 's serve has looked nearly flawless...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 6,709 reads 43 comments

  25. Will Andy Murray Get Back on Track at the 2014 Miami Sony Open?

    Andy Murray will not have coach Ivan Lendl as he looks to defend his title at Miami's 2014 Sony Open. It was going to be a difficult task anyway, but the Scotsman might have to look at a new approach to his career...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 4 months ago 2,080 reads 37 comments