1. Kim Clijsters Enters Retirement After Loss to Brit Robson

    Laura Robson, Britain's top ranked female tennis player (and for a long time one of the rising lights of anglophone tennis) had to step aside for a day, as her victory over Kim Clijsters was overshadowed by Clijsters' retirement following the loss...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 566 reads 5 comments

  2. Roger Federer Concerned for Rival Rafael Nadal's Prolonged Absence

    With almost 30 Grand Slam singles titles between them and almost 30 matches together on tour, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have put on some epic matches together...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 11,049 reads 82 comments

  3. Roger Federer Aims for Greatness Again at London Olympics

    For a player so accomplished as Roger Federer , it is hard to find an ornament lacking in his crowded crown. Having already one of the most complete tennis games in history, he has possessed just about every tennis great's career in nutshells...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 5,485 reads 74 comments

  4. Roger Federer's Grand Slam Near-Misses No. 6: Australian Open 2011

    Roger Federer is tennis' acknowledged Grand Slam king. With the all-time records for Grand Slam titles (16), consecutive semifinal appearances (23) and consecutive quarterfinal ...

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  5. Roger Federer's Grand Slam Near-Misses No 7: Australian Open 2006

    Roger Federer is tennis' acknowledged grand slam king. With the all-time records for grand slam titles (16), consecutive semifinal appearances (23), and consecutive quarterfinal ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 655 reads 2 comments

  6. Federer and Djokovic Win Epics, Now Play for the French Open Final

    Rafael Nadal must be happy now. For the second round in a row, the two men touted as his biggest challengers were nearly booted out of the tournament. Novak Djokovic came the closest...

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  7. Rafael Nadal Drubs Monaco, Now a Superhot Favourite for the French Open

    In an era of superlatives, Rafael Nadal outdid himself again. In drubbing Argentine Juan Monaco 6-2, 6-0, 6-0, the king of clay set a new benchmark for himself in dropping the fewest games in reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open...

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  8. Azarenka and Kuznetsova Upset, Djokovic and Federer Nearly, on Day 8

    It was a chaotic and bewildering day of action at Roland Garros as tennis fans witnessed two major upsets and near-upsets. They were two world No...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 462 reads 4 comments

  9. French Open 2012: Tournament Favourites and Challengers After Day 5

    We are a third of the way through the second major of the year, Roland Garros, and it's fair to say we've already had a whole tour-level tournament's worth of news and upsets...

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  10. Roger Federer's Potential Milestones at the 2012 French Open

    The courts at Roland Garros, aka the French Open, hold a special place in Roger Federer 's heart. It was here in Paris that he won a career-defining maiden title to complete the rare ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 1,187 reads 4 comments

  11. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic: Previewing Their 2012 French Open Hopes

    The 2012 French Open draw is out. We can finally put an end to speculations and prognoses, that whirlwind of ‘ Rafael Nadal is a set at the French’, or ‘ Roger Federer will never win the French’-type articles...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 1,249 reads 4 comments

  12. French Open 2012: Rafael Nadal Faces History as He Searches for 11th Slam

    The biggest news heading into the French Open in a week's time is the possibility of Rafael Nadal winning a record seventh title. It would also be his 11th Grand Slam title overall, a number he has fought hard to reach over the last year...

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  13. French Open 2012: Maria Sharapova Poised for Success at Roland Garros Again

    Perhaps one of the more unexpected stories to have emerged has been the relative dominance of Maria Sharapova over this year's clay court season...

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  14. Rafael Nadal Responds Fearlessly to Win Italian Open over Novak Djokovic

    How sweet it must be now to be Rafael Nadal . Some had thought it likely, and probably more thought it certain—the Spaniard has clinched his sixth title at the Italian Open ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 1,680 reads 46 comments

  15. Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic: What the Rome Final Might Mean

    There have been a plethora of articles speculating on the possibilities or likelihood of a Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic victory at the Rome Open final. All of them are in vain...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 4,481 reads 21 comments

  16. Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Rafael Nadal vs. Tomas Berdych Preview

    We've come to that stage of the clay-court season when the really good players start to find their feet and winning mettle against good ones...

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  17. Wimbledon Olympics: Why It Will Define the 2012 Tennis Season

    Roger Federer made some interesting comments a few days back as he reflected on the upcoming mountain of opportunity over the next four months. Via tennis...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 1,904 reads 4 comments

  18. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Ready Themselves for a Titanic 2012

    As the Rome Master settles in its red dust today, with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer opening their campaigns at the Foro Italico , several juicy questions and possibilities ...

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  19. Roger Federer Wins Clay-Season Initiation Against Ferrer; World No. 2 Next

    In a week that has seen the disturbing and unexpected bowings -out of top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal , the former having lost yesterday and the latter the day before, ...

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  20. Rafael Nadal Suffers Stunning Upset Loss at Madrid

    The unspeakable happened. Rafael Nadal lost on clay in the third round of the Madrid Open, stunned by countryman Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. There are few things in tennis, indeed in sport, which can evoke such ineffable disbelief...

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  21. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to Relive Masters Finals in Madrid

    Round three at the Madrid Open finds us with the top three players in the world up against three considerable opponents...

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  22. Roger Federer Faces Mighty Obstacle in Milos Raonic at Madrid

    There have already been a few thoughts on Milos Raonic’s chances against Roger Federer in their upcoming second-round clash: how the Canadian who has enjoyed thus far a breakthrough ...

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  23. Juan Martin Del Potro and Serena Williams: Dark Horses at Madrid

    Two players stand out as we enter this 2012 Madrid Open: Juan Martin Del Potro and Serena Williams . Both have come into the Madrid tournament as champions on a run of form, ...

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  24. Nikolay Davydenko Sets Up Delicious Match with Rafael Nadal

    With his win over the towering Ivo Karlovic, Nikolay Davydenko set up a mouth-watering matchup with Rafael Nadal , tennis' clay No. 1, if there were ever such a thing...

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  25. Maria Sharapova vs. Victoria Azarenka: The New Rivalry in Women's Tennis?

    As the men wrap up minor tournaments in Estoril and Munich, it's worthwhile pondering the recent state of women's tennis. Its never been as orderly an affair, and 2012 seemed to start likewise...

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