1. Predicting the Biggest Risers and Fallers in the ATP Rankings in 2014

    Updating the 2014 ATP rankings is fittingly a computer's job. Its cold, calculating database is no respecter of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic any more than it is for Andreas Seppi or Donald Young...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 11,146 reads 63 comments

  2. Novak Djokovic's Blueprint to Regain the ATP No. 1 Ranking

    Novak Djokovic 's quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2014 Australian Open cost him 1,640 points in the ATP Rankings . He trails No. 1 Rafael Nadal by 3,710 points, but it's a gap that can be made up quickly in the next few months...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 9,448 reads 58 comments

  3. Will Stan Wawrinka's Australian Open Win Usher in a New Era in Men's Tennis?

    Stanislas Wawrinka 's 2014 Australian Open title is an important breakthrough for men's tennis. The strong, rugged everyman hero may be credited as the one who single-handedly ...

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  4. Will Injuries Derail Rafael Nadal's Quest to Be the Greatest of All Time?

    The 2014 Australian Open might best represent the ambiguities in pronouncing Rafael Nadal as the greatest player of all time. His career has been filled with periods of invincible play and breathtaking triumph...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 12,812 reads 151 comments

  5. 2014 Australian Open: Final Report Card for the Top Tennis Stars

    The 2014 Australian Open crowned two new champions in Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka. Other top stars found the journey much more grueling, battling scorching heat, injuries and inspired opponents...

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  6. Power Ranking the Top 20 Women's Players After the 2014 Australian Open

    The WTA Rankings are soon to arrive following the 2014 Australian Open and there were plenty of surprising results with the top 20 in tennis. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova were eliminated early in the second week...

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  7. Australian Open 2014 Men's Semifinal: Federer vs. Nadal Preview and Prediction

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their epic rivalry at the 2014 Australian Open semifinals, and this match promises to be one of their best encounters...

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  8. What to Make of Maria Sharapova's Early Exit at the 2014 Australian Open

    Third-seeded Maria Sharapova 's loss at the 2014 Australian Open to 20th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova is listed as an upset, but it's hardly surprising. For months, she has endured injuries and coaching changes...

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  9. 2014 Australian Open: Bold Predictions for the 2nd Week

    The 2014 Australian Open has already seen Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova lose matches before the quarterfinals. Victoria Azarenka will need to be on full alert, because opportunity is ripe for a new champion...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 9,618 reads 59 comments

  10. Winners and Losers of the First Week at Australian Open 2014

    Week 1 of the 2014 Australian Open started off like a ball of fire. It was hot weather and grueling determination, mixed in with a little wrath, a smattering of boos and an improbable "lucky loser...

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  11. 2014 Australian Open: How Intense Heat in Melbourne Will Affect the Tournament

    Maybe the scorching heat at the 2014 Australian Open will turn out to be a major factor for Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the other competing tennis superstars...

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  12. 10 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch at 2014 Australian Open

    The 2014 Australian Open will feature many tennis players who hope to defeat reigning superstars Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ...

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  13. Australian Open 2014: Must-See Early-Round Matches

    Maybe the 2014 Australian Open did no favors to its native sons, but Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt will be front and center with their opening-round matches...

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  14. Top Storylines to Follow at 2014 Australian Open

    The 2014 Australian Open is sure to feature amazing tennis stories and performances. Headed by superstars Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic , Roger Federer and Serena Williams , there will be no shortage of legendary matches...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 6,064 reads 101 comments

  15. Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players Heading into 2014 Australian Open

    The ATP rankings are based on merit. A Top 20 player needs a lot of talent, work and winning. But rankings rarely hold to form for Grand Slam tournaments. The 2014 Australian Open will undoubtedly witness big winners and disappointed losers...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 13,463 reads 60 comments

  16. Ranking the Most Successful Countries in Tennis During the Open Era

    Nearly half a century of Open Era tennis has witnessed world-class competition expand from a handful of dominant countries. Globalization has paved the way for more countries to grow their own tennis champions and legacies...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 8,290 reads 12 comments

  17. Roger Federer Is ATP Tennis' Biggest X-Factor for 2014

    There has never been a champion in tennis like Roger Federer . A decade ago, his exploits kicked aside a stale era of tennis, and he spawned new rivalries with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 9,193 reads 26 comments

  18. Federer-Nadal-Djokovic Tennis Generation Will Suddenly Be Replaced

    Right now, it seems absurd to suggest that the golden generation of Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will end anytime soon...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 17,715 reads 158 comments

  19. Is Stanislas Wawrinka Ready to Defeat Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal?

    He battled Novak Djokovic in two very memorable matches in 2013, but can Stanislas Wawrinka defeat the elite players for a Grand Slam title in 2014? It’s a lot to ask for Switzerland’s overshadowed second son...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 7,655 reads 40 comments

  20. Novak Djokovic Narrowly Missed Epic 2013 Tennis Season

    Nobody needs to tell Novak Djokovic the thin line between greatness and legend on tennis' ATP tour. For the past three years, the Serbian champion has dominated the No. 1 ranking and captured five Grand Slam titles...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 10,893 reads 171 comments

  21. Most Memorable Tennis Match for Each Year of Federer-Nadal-Djokovic Era

    2013 was another year of tennis dominance for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic . These two champions have continued an astonishing decade of excellence that began with Roger Federer 's greatness...

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  22. Andy Murray Must Prove He Can Be a Grand Slam Champion in 2014

    He has two Grand Slam titles on his resume, but Andy Murray will continue to feel the pressure to win. Yes, this is the same Murray who became the toast of Great Britain by conquering Wimbledon and earning his way into the Hall of Fame...

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  23. Final 2013 Grades for the ATP Top 20

    The 2013 ATP season ended as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battled for the No. 1 ranking and Grand Slam supremacy...

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  24. Boston Celtics Finding Tougher Odds to Land Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker

    It will not be easy for the Boston Celtics to cash in the winning ticket for the Andrew Wiggins— Jabari Parker sweepstakes. Even 14 games into the NBA regular season, the Celtics have shown signs of fight...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about over 1 year ago 12,311 reads 71 comments

  25. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal G.O.A.T. Talk Unfairly Dismisses Pete Sampras

    Since Roger Federer 's assault on the record books over the last decade, tennis fans have become well-versed in discussing the idea of a G.O.A.T.—acronym for Greatest of All Time...

    Jeremy Eckstein Written by Jeremy Eckstein about almost 2 years ago 12,327 reads 169 comments