1. Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal's Monte Carlo and 5 Lesser-Known Open Era Streaks

    It's Monte Carlo time again, and we all now what that's supposed to mean. It's that week in the year when we witness, for an unerring time yet again, an occasion of rare, almost seamless stability...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 2,390 reads 4 comments

  2. Novak Djokovic: What His Withdrawal from Monte Carlo Means for the Clay Season

    The news that our new prince of the court, Novak Djokovic , had withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Open was, to say the least, surprising...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,933 reads 15 comments

  3. Men's Tennis: Does Novak Djokovic Have It in Him to Become a GOAT?

    This is a question that has emerged as increasingly realistic: Is Novak Djokovic, 2011's star player by a long mile, a potential all-time great? Clearly, the facts have been laid ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,887 reads 43 comments

  4. Men's Tennis: The Top 5 Stories to Look out for in the 2011 Clay Season

    We are at the threshold of yet another arduous clay-court season. Already a fourth of the year has passed, and having been treated to the swift hard courts of Australia, the Middle ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,808 reads 9 comments

  5. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's Miami 2011 Postmortem

    The dust has barely settled at the Miami Sony Ericsson Open 2011, but already there is an air of novelty about the tennis world...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 3,478 reads 19 comments

  6. Men's Tennis: 5 Reasons Rafael Nadal Will Beat Novak Djokovic in the Miami Final

    So, our finalists are confirmed. Yesterday, Rafael Nadal defeated his arch-rival Roger Federer in straight sets, in what turned out a blowout letdown, 6-3, 6-2...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 2,445 reads 183 comments

  7. Tennis: Federer and Nadal to Clash at Miami, Sharapova and Azarenka

    Tennis fans yesterday were greeted to two foreseeable, yet unpredicted scenarios: The victories of Federer and Nadal in the quarterfinals, and the continued progress of Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka in the women's draw...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,346 reads 3 comments

  8. Men's Tennis: Djokovic Ominously Charges On, Fish Up Next

    A crash of thunder would have appropriately summed up the day on the ATP tour today at the Miami Masters. We witnessed the unrelenting progress of a Serb hounding after, and the rise of a new American...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 846 reads 14 comments

  9. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Headed for Semifinals, Caroline Wozniacki Heads Home

    Today was a mixed day at the Sony Ericsson Open, with Federer and Nadal being their dominant selves, against a slightly turbulent backdrop of the women's results...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 843 reads 2 comments

  10. Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl Offers to Help Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic Cruises

    Several pieces of tennis news struck the minds of the fans today. The press intimation of Ivan Lendl that he would consider seriously lending some coaching aid to Andy Murray and ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,145 reads 15 comments

  11. Men's Tennis: Andy Murray Suffers a Third Straight Loss at Miami

    This is something noteworthy. Andy Murray , the hitherto great challenger to Federer and Nadal, has today posted a fourth straight loss...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 615 reads 8 comments

  12. Men's Tennis: Ranking the Top 18 Forehands from 2000–2010

    Few parts of any tennis game come as naturally as the forehand. Not everybody, of course, will have a huge forehand, but it is undeniable that it is by far the easiest shot to hit...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 31,998 reads 39 comments

  13. Men's Tennis: Preview of the 2011 Miami Sony Ericsson Open

    Another year, another tournament. Last year witnessed the triumph of Andy Roddick, who, in winning his fifth ATP Masters title, made a nice, short comeback to winning a big, American tournament...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,143 reads 1 comments

  14. Indian Wells 2011 Postmortem: Is Caroline Wozniacki Closer To Winning a Slam?

    Caroline Wozniacki 's won at Indian Wells last weekend, in a three-set defeat of Marion Bartoli, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 3 years ago 1,024 reads 13 comments

  15. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Are Their Days of Dominating Tennis Over?

    It's funny how things can happen so quickly in sport. This last weekend, in the last rounds of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, was, without saying it, a perfect example—at least a matter in point...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 2,330 reads 17 comments

  16. Rafael Nadal: Gunning for a Third Indian Wells Title Against Novak Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal must be feeling quite content right now. He's made his way relatively unscathed to the final and has the opportunity to do several things. Winning his third title here at Indian Wells will definitely further consolidate his No...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 1,454 reads 69 comments

  17. Roger Federer: Why His Third Straight Loss to Novak Djokovic Isn't All That Bad

    Devastation: only this may adequately describe the bitter feeling for Federer fans after his third straight loss to Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells yesterday...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 4,018 reads 88 comments

  18. Indian Wells 2011 Heating Up: Matches and Matchups To Look Out For

    We've had a week and a half of exciting semi-grand slam tennis, and it's only the first Masters Series 1000 of the year. There have been some upsets, but now, at last, eight women and men have fought through to the quarterfinals...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 921 reads 3 comments

  19. Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina: Resurgence at Indian Wells 2011

    Ana Ivanovic and Dinara Safina have posed, for women's tennis, as the couplet of failure for the last three years. Indian Wells, however, has been blessed thus far in 2011, in that it has witnessed some sort of resurgence...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 1,435 reads 2 comments

  20. Tennis: The Top Surprises at Indian Wells 2011 So Far

    We are into the so-called second week of the mini grand slam that is the Indian Wells Masters, and we have been treated, for the most part, to expected outcomes...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 1,098 reads 4 comments

  21. Roger Federer Will Play at Monte Carlo for the First Time Since 2009

    Roger Federer announced his intention earlier today that he would participate at the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters this year...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 2,351 reads 49 comments

  22. Arsenal's Triple Blow: Is All Hope over for the Gunners?

    Arsene Wenger said something quite symptomatic of the nature of sport yesterday, in the wake of Arsenal's 0-2 loss to Manchester United at the FA Cup: "You could see something has gone...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 453 reads 7 comments

  23. Tennis: The Top Stories to Watch at Indian Wells 2011

    We are at the threshold of yet another Indian Wells and Miami double, as yet another year of Masters Series tournaments begins...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 990 reads 2 comments

  24. Kim Clijsters: Is She in the Mold of Serena Williams?

    There used to be a time when Kim Clijsters was a disappointment to the tennis world. She was a consistent performer, but almost as much a consistent finalist failure...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 1,490 reads 6 comments

  25. Rafael Nadal: The Tennis Star's Top 5 Epic Wins

    It's no secret that everyone knows Rafael Nadal firstly, and best, as a fighter—a Spanish bull. He is the archetypal tennis warrior; the ultimate defender, "Ill-fight-you-to-the-last-breath" kinda man...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 4 years ago 2,139 reads 17 comments