1. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Speak Several Ways About the No. 1 Ranking

    Is Rafael Nadal ’s return to No. 1 more important than the cautious rhetoric that seems to come up as often as another one of his break point opportunities? “I don't know what I need to do to become No...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 9 months ago 10,853 reads 56 comments

  2. Rafael Nadal vs. Andre Agassi Was a Transition of Tennis Generations

    Rafael Nadal’s recent episode of hard-court dominance culminated in winning the 2013 U.S. Open. Tennis fans know that the seeds to this success took root in 2005 during a summer ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 20,085 reads 174 comments

  3. When Will Rafael Nadal's Reign at No. 1 Start and How Long Will It Last?

    Rafael Nadal is ready to take the ATP World No. 1 ranking at the China Open in Beijing on October 7. Currently, Nadal (10,860) trails Novak Djokovic (11,120) by 260 points ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 22,918 reads 318 comments

  4. How Novak Djokovic Can Follow Rafael Nadal's Blueprint and Dominate in 2014

    Novak Djokovic may have lost the 2013 U.S. Open to Rafael Nadal , but he doesn’t have to accept it. He knows he had his opportunities to win but let them flutter away in the wind while his scowling rival refused to lose...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 7,584 reads 237 comments

  5. Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Tennis Players After U.S. Open 2013

    Rafael Nadal may have won the 2013 U.S. Open title, but Novak Djokovic is still the No. 1 ranked player in the world. The final showed some of their best tennis, and that both players are far ahead of the rest of the ATP tour...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 50,881 reads 80 comments

  6. Serena Williams' US Open Title the Exclamation Point for Dominant 2013

    Serena Williams ’ 2013 U.S. Open title over Victoria Azarenka left no doubt to tennis fans that she is the most dominant player in the WTA ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 5,004 reads 15 comments

  7. US Open Tennis 2013 Men's Final: Nadal vs. Djokovic Preview and Prediction

    Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic will decide the 2013 U.S. Open winner. It was inevitable that the world's best two players navigated through the other 126 contestants. They will wage yet another grueling battle in the warfare of their career rivalry...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 20,013 reads 71 comments

  8. US Open Tennis 2013 Men's Semifinals: Nadal vs. Gasquet Preview and Prediction

    Rafael Nadal is in the semifinals of the 2013 U.S. Open to nobody's surprise. His opponent Richard Gasquet is a semifinalist for the first time in New York and will be one of the biggest underdogs in tennis history...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 8,553 reads 30 comments

  9. US Open Tennis 2013: How Much Longer Does Roger Federer Have Left in His Career?

    Nobody knows how much time Roger Federer has in his career. Federer may not know any more than every fan and writer who tries to look into a crystal ball. But he may have to adjust his goals in playing tennis with a more uncertain future...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 4,263 reads 73 comments

  10. 2013 US Open Tennis: Bold Predictions for the 2nd Week

    The 2013 U.S. Open enters its second week with most of the top contenders from the ATP and WTA ready to war for the championship...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 5,751 reads 13 comments

  11. US Open Tennis 2013: Winners and Losers of the First Week at Flushing Meadows

    Week 1 of the 2013 U.S. Open has dusted off more portraits of past champions who should be stepping aside for the Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray rivalry. Instead the reinvigorated legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are roaring forward...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 10 months ago 5,654 reads 26 comments

  12. Why Sleeping on Roger Federer at the 2013 US Open is a Mistake

    The Roger Federer era is not finished. Though the preview hype of the 2013 U.S. Open had all but dismissed the Swiss Maestro as a favored contender, he is still capable of winning his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 2,463 reads 107 comments

  13. How Rafael Nadal Is Attempting to Add Hard-Court Dominance to His Legacy

    It’s no surprise that Rafael Nadal is the center of attention at the 2013 U.S. Open. He has removed many of the doubts about his injuries, time off and ability to play great hard-court tennis...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 5,466 reads 147 comments

  14. Why Parity Will Characterize US Open Men's Tennis Competition in Current Era

    The 2013 U.S. Open is here, and it’s a vivid reminder that the current generation of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is not in position to dominate Flushing Meadows...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 2,013 reads 14 comments

  15. US Open Tennis 2013: Sleepers to Watch at Flushing Meadows

    The 2013 U.S. Open is sure to have its share of upstarts and upsets. There are several talented tennis players who can trouble the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams ...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 3,730 reads 11 comments

  16. Who Has the Most to Prove at 2013 US Open?

    The 2013 U.S. Open is the ultimate tennis proving ground for the stars of the ATP and WTA. It offers the most competitors who can use their talents to create tough matchups for every player with ambitions to win the title...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 3,387 reads 53 comments

  17. Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players Heading into 2013 US Open Tennis

    Rafael Nadal led the way at Cincinnati's Western and Southern Open with his ninth title this year. He is only the fourth player since 1990 to pull off the Canadian-Cincinnati sweep, something that even Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have not done...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 13,239 reads 49 comments

  18. Western & Southern Open 2013: Nadal, Sharapova and Other Winners and Losers

    Rafael Nadal continued his historic summer hard-court streak with the 2013 Western and Southern Open title. He is the first player since Andy Roddick in 2003 to pull off the sweep of Canada and Cincinnati...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 8,694 reads 131 comments

  19. Ranking the Most Surprising Retirements in Tennis History

    Marion Bartoli's sudden retirement rocked the tennis world. Barely more than a month after winning Wimbledon, her only Grand Slam title, she retired after a routine loss with her first match in Cincinnati...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 6,874 reads 18 comments

  20. Will Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal Forge a Grand Slam Rivalry at 2013 U.S. Open?

    With all of the rivalries at the top of men's tennis, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have not played each other in nearly two years. Since then, each player has won two Grand Slam titles, dealt with injuries and warred with Novak Djokovic...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 7,056 reads 77 comments

  21. Rogers Cup 2013: Who Has the Most Work to Do Before the US Open?

    Rogers Cup 2013 certainly showcased some important issues facing tennis' biggest stars. Some players, like Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams , are feeling good about their tennis...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 7,249 reads 53 comments

  22. Rogers Cup 2013: Nadal, Gulbis and Other Winners and Losers of Tennis' Week

    An exciting Rogers Cup brought Canada plenty of homegrown excitement and familiar winners in Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams . There were also tough losses, ranging from early-round exits to Novak Djokovic's tiebreaker...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 17,300 reads 78 comments

  23. Rogers Cup 2013 Men's Semifinals: Nadal vs. Djokovic Preview and Prediction

    Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic is still the biggest rivalry in men's tennis . It's big stakes as usual, this time in the semifinals of the Canada Open. The winner will be a strong favorite to capture the Rogers Cup...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 12,926 reads 110 comments

  24. Grading Rafael Nadal's Hard-Court Form at 2013 Rogers Cup

    Rafael Nadal 's return to tennis after seven weeks was a quick 6-2, 6-0 thrashing of Jesse Levine at the 2013 Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 3,896 reads 25 comments

  25. Ranking the 25 Most Powerful People in Tennis

    Tennis has continued to grow into a powerful global sport. It performs in international venues and has been a major platform for both men's and women's sports...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about 11 months ago 42,329 reads 83 comments