1. Projecting Rafael Nadal's Timeline to Catch Roger Federer's 17 Grand Slam Titles

    Rafael Nadal’s 2014 French Open title is now etched in the record books. This 14th Grand Slam title ties him with Pete Sampras and closes the gap to the record 17 majors held by Roger Federer ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 6 months ago 38,597 reads 507 comments

  2. Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players After the 2014 French Open

    French Open 2014 was another heavyweight final that featured Rafael Nadal holding off Novak Djokovic for the championship and for No. 1 in the ATP Rankings . Nadal collects his ninth Musketeers' Cup and his 14th Grand Slam title...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 6 months ago 65,937 reads 71 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal Winning at 2014 French Open with More Aggressive Strategy

    Rafael Nadal ’s road toward the 2014 French Open title is another lesson in a champion’s resilience. Though the Spanish warrior has monopolized this title for nearly a decade, there are always challenging new conditions and competitors...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 8,768 reads 113 comments

  4. French Open 2014 Men's Quarterfinal: Nadal vs. Ferrer Prediction and Preview

    Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer have dominated their preliminary matches at the 2014 French Open . Now it's time for the quarterfinals where most of the strongest players in tennis are still competing...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 21,663 reads 141 comments

  5. Early Winners and Losers at French Open 2014

    Roger Federer and Serena Williams were superstar casualties at the 2014 French Open . There have been plenty of other upsets, especially in the WTA, as Roland Garros gets set to host its climactic stretch...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 7,722 reads 46 comments

  6. 10 Players with the Most to Prove at 2014 French Open

    The 2014 French Open slides into its second week with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic mowing down opposite sides of the bracket. Meanwhile, longtime contenders Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are hoping for nothing less than the championship.

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 5,337 reads 23 comments

  7. What the 2014 French Open Title Would Mean to Novak Djokovic's Legacy

    Novak Djokovic is aware that he is playing for tennis history at the 2014 French Open . It’s his goal, his single-minded passion and the most important completion to his legacy...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 7,855 reads 177 comments

  8. Stanislas Wawrinka Still a Puzzle After Upset Loss in 2014 French Open

    Stanislas Wawrinka ’s bid for the 2014 French Open title was over just as it began. In a year of surprises on the ATP tour, he has now been the biggest and most disappointing...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 3,849 reads 149 comments

  9. The 10 Most Dominant Men's Performances in French Open History

    Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg are the French Open standards of the Open era. But how dominant were they in their very best years? Which other French Open champions crushed their ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 90,384 reads 49 comments

  10. Why It Will Be More Difficult Than Ever for Rafael Nadal to Win the French Open

    The 2014 French Open draw is out, and Rafael Nadal has no choice but to battle through a tough lineup. Roland Garros is his territory, his passion and the foundation to his all-time legacy...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 3,835 reads 206 comments

  11. French Open Tennis 2014: Predictions and Early Title Favorites

    The 2014 French Open men's draw will be out soon, but it's not too early to consider the contenders. The past two months have provided four important clay-court tournaments, which ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 23,126 reads 148 comments

  12. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and the Winners and Losers at 2014 Rome Masters

    Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal for the 2014 Rome Masters title, but most importantly showed that he is healthy for a run at his first French Open title. Nadal knows he has work to do if he is to win one more title at Roland Garros...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 7 months ago 8,294 reads 154 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 2,289 reads 14 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 9,894 reads 59 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 6,574 reads 113 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 4,048 reads 43 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 11,623 reads 128 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 5,220 reads 133 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 11,881 reads 164 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 7,823 reads 192 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 8,299 reads 81 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 4,341 reads 73 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 7,037 reads 295 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 7,754 reads 260 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 10,181 reads 50 comments