1. Madrid Draw 2012: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Face Upsetting Hurdles

    Aside from the startling blue clay, Madrid will once again be startling, in 2012, for its line-up. Perhaps there are few other Masters series tournaments worth hyping up as much, ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 3,535 reads 5 comments

  2. Madrid's Blue Clay: Will It Tip the Balance of Power in Clay Court Tennis?

    It's rare in a sport to witness groundbreaking innovations, especially so in tennis, one of the most tradition-laden of all. But strange things have happened on the court, and stranger still off it...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 2,738 reads 1 comments

  3. Rafael Nadal and the Americans: Top Headlines Heading onto Clay

    Often headlines are about questionable situations, and that's perhaps so very evident in regards to sports headlines. For this one, however, it is worrisome to find Rafael Nadal 's name in this company—maybe not so much for American players...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 574 reads 4 comments

  4. Andy Roddick's Reasons for Hope Against Roger Federer at Miami 2012

    As Andy Roddick goes up against Roger Federer tomorrow in Miami, he goes up against something horrendous, too—a 2-21 record against the man from Basel...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 3,674 reads 58 comments

  5. Top Stories from Indian Wells 2012: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Under Siege

    Several things were outstanding about the 2012 Indian Wells, and they all centred around the fact that, once again, we have realised the swift-changing nature of the tennis world...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 2,992 reads 19 comments

  6. Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal: Making the Best of Less

    They have played a mind-boggling 28 times, but only four of those meetings have come on an outdoor hard court...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 5,318 reads 66 comments

  7. Roger Federer Reclaims Dubai Title over Andy Murray

    If one would have, at 4-3 in the first set on Saturday's finals, known later on that Roger Federer would go on to claim 10 of the next 15 games, it would not have been believed...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 2,155 reads 23 comments

  8. Federer and Nadal: Entering a New Phase in Their Rivalry

    The last time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal faced off at the Australian Open in 2009, Nadal was already ahead of his long-time rival in the rankings—they were second and first seeds respectively in that particular final clash...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 347 reads 1 comments

  9. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Reviewing Their Recent Disputes

    Its been the main draw in tennis news for the last few days, overshadowing at times even some of the real tennis that's been going on. But why not? It isn't often that we find hostility in the Federer-Nadal rivalry, one of the most placid in decades...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 1,065 reads 4 comments

  10. Australian Open 2012: Potential Matchups That Have Us Drooling

    We begin as always with 128 players, but there can only ever be one champion. But along the way we find the heroes and demigods who lose their way somewhere on the road to immortality...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 366 reads 0 comments

  11. Federer and Nadal Leave Doubts in Doha, Murray Provides Interest

    It's barely been a fortnight into the 2012 season, but certain tiny trends seem discernible for the upcoming first major of the year at the Australian Open in Melbourne...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 2,012 reads 4 comments

  12. Forecasting Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray in 2012

    Every tennis season brings with it new stories, new challenges and new adventures. This year, 2012 should prove no different...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 2 years ago 1,432 reads 1 comments

  13. Roger Federer's Greatness Shines Through in Brilliant 2011 Finish

    He just doesn't stop. Roger Federer , the 30-year-old, the 16-time grand slam champion, the man who had reached the top, fallen from it, then regained it, only to be ousted again, ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 1,375 reads 13 comments

  14. Roger Federer Wins Paris Masters for the First Time, Avenges Wimbledon

    There was always an idea current, during Roger Federer's heady days of dominance, that winning the French Open would make up for all the losses he had had to suffer there...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 660 reads 1 comments

  15. Paris Masters 2011: Has Roger Federer's Chance Finally Come?

    A few events of the last twenty four hours in men's tennis have nicely poised Roger Federer for his Paris Masters title...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 2,061 reads 59 comments

  16. Paris Masters 2011: Title Still Very Much Up for Grabs

    It is quarterfinals day tomorrow at the Paris Masters, and even with the last eight it is difficult to discern a clear favourite. There were some expected, startling, and stunning results in the third round today...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 774 reads 6 comments

  17. Paris Masters 2011: Federer, Murray, Djokovic Face Threats in the Third Round

    Roger Federer , Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic Wednesday with straight set, routine wins over Adrian Mannarino, Jeremy Chardy and Ivan Dodig, respectively...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 1,793 reads 7 comments

  18. Paris Masters 2011: Why the French May Do Better Than Federer or Murray

    We have come full circle, and where we had started in Indian Wells eight months ago we finish now in Paris at the Paris Masters, the last regular ATP Masters Series tournament of the season...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 1,212 reads 12 comments

  19. Roger Federer Wins Basel 2011: Is the Swiss Indoors His New Wimbledon?

    There were several things running for Roger Federer coming into the Basel final against Kei Nishikori. One was the sheer need to win a second title in 2011, which would quench a drought he had not seen the likes of since 2002...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 2,599 reads 10 comments

  20. Men's Tennis: 5 Moments That Have Made Novak Djokovic's 2011

    It has been a long season already, but still an unfinished one. There are still three months left for the ATP season of 2011...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 2,558 reads 6 comments

  21. Novak Djokovic: Will He Have a Record-Setting Season?

    Its been all the talk this year. First Novak Djokovic was winning the Davis Cup in 2010 and leading the Serbian team to victory. Then came a slightly surprising win in Melbourne at the Australian Open...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 1,294 reads 16 comments

  22. Davis Cup 2011: Mixed Results for Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

    Post US-Open tennis fever was well underway last weekend, and it was just as it had been in the last few years: weary, slightly disorienting, and, here and there, surprising. For one thing, we didn't get our dream Davis Cup final...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 1,437 reads 26 comments

  23. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: History Repeats Itself

    Roger Federer stated a remarkable comment in his press conference after losing to Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open. "I did all the right things in so many tournaments...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 2,396 reads 69 comments

  24. Roger Federer: How He Revealed Greatness in His 2011 US Open Defeat

    There were many different possible reactions to the last 10 minutes of the US Open Men's semifinal between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic , but they would by and large have been ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 1,295 reads 55 comments

  25. Rafael Nadal: Why His US Open Title Defense Is in Jeopardy

    The last two days at Flushing Meadows have brought frustration, despair, and disappointment for all the wrong reasons...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 3 years ago 579 reads 5 comments