1. Gstaad 2013: Is Roger Federer Set to Dominate?

    The biggest coup for the organisers of the 2013 Credit Agricole Suisse Open in Gstaad must have been the acquisition of Roger Federer, 17-time major champion, among the ranks of its tennis warriors...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 1 year ago 1,575 reads 6 comments

  2. Sizing Up Rafael Nadal's First-Round Wimbledon Loss

    Rafael Nadal outdid expectations again on Wimbledon's opening day—this time in an ironic and more bitter way...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 1 year ago 621 reads 1 comments

  3. Wimbledon 2013: The Most Compelling Tournament in a Decade?

    Wimbledon has been the dream tournament of every tennis player and tennis fan for decades uncountable. There is something in its dynamic mix of history, tradition and purity that has captured the hearts and souls of so many...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 1 year ago 707 reads 1 comments

  4. Was Novak Djokovic's Victory over Rafael Nadal at Monte Carlo Unsurprising?

    An interesting reaction that seemed to emerge in the wake of Novak Djokovic 's commanding victory over Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters was the sense that it was an uneventful one...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 7,002 reads 146 comments

  5. Djokovic Faces Murray for the Australian Open Title: The Stakes

    The Australian Open final is set. No, it won't be a showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2, as it was last year. Instead, it will be a remake of the 2011 final, between the current No...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 1,093 reads 4 comments

  6. Azarenka vs. Li Na in the Australian Open Final: The Stakes

    Maybe the final lineup did not turn out as many had hoped. With a tournament with three hot favourites—Victoria Azarenka , Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova —the 2013 Australian Open draw has at least turned out half as expected...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 1,924 reads 1 comments

  7. Breaking Down the Federer-Murray Australian Open Semifinal

    Its going to be a big night, with much on the line—and that's not only because its the second semifinal match of the first Grand Slam of the year...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 3,235 reads 7 comments

  8. David Ferrer Hopes to Quell Demons Against Novak Djokovic in the Semifinals

    David Ferrer will perhaps know more intimately than usual what his upcoming match against Novak Djokovic might be like...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 1,093 reads 8 comments

  9. Is Novak Djokovic Ready for History at the Australian Open?

    Little remained to be said after the last victory of Novak Djokovic at Rod Laver Arena because it was so reminiscent of the last such great win he had ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 1,277 reads 13 comments

  10. Is Maria Sharapova on the Road to Another Australian Open Crown?

    Maria Sharapova seems to have settled her results-based favouritism for the Australian Open singles title—she looked practically flawless against a very formidable opponent, Venus Williams ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 3,006 reads 12 comments

  11. Why Roger Federer's Grand Slam Record May Never Be Surpassed

    This might come across as another redundant article on another cliched and overly discussed theme. But it is not ever an irrelevant one, especially in this day when younger challengers ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about over 1 year ago 6,348 reads 71 comments

  12. Debriefing the Top 5 Defining Events of Men's Tennis in 2012

    It has been a hectic year for men's tennis. Yes, it ended with the same guy on top as it had begun, Novak Djokovic , but the rungs just beneath him shifted quite dramatically ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 2 years ago 3,329 reads 3 comments

  13. Novak Djokovic Defends Year End No. 1 Ranking; a New Dominance?

    A remarkable if slightly obscure statistic that has emerged from Novak Djokovic 's clinching the year-end No...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 2 years ago 4,020 reads 137 comments

  14. Roger Federer and Serena Williams Set for Titles at Basel and Istanbul

    Two marquee matches are lined up for the tennis viewing today—and both finals: on the men's tour the Basel final between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro , and on ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 2 years ago 2,243 reads 5 comments

  15. Federer Seeks Title and Ranking Defense Against Djokovic and Murray

    This week sees the start of what has been named by Roger Federer a "crazy three weeks." It certainly will be, at least for him...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 2 years ago 6,247 reads 40 comments

  16. Rafael Nadal's Injury Woes Continue to Raise Questions

    It's that time of the year again—the period of silence on the ATP tour, as far as concerns the Big Four, at least: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 2 years ago 8,262 reads 45 comments

  17. Grand Slam Tennis 2012: Big 4's Emergence Signals New Tennis Trend

    In many ways, 2012 has transpired as one of the key years in Grand Slam tennis history. Critics may say that such a categorical statement reeks of sensationalism—that every tennis season stands on its own in its own way...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about almost 2 years ago 3,183 reads 8 comments

  18. Novak Djokovic: Has 2012 Been a Career-Defining Season for Him?

    "Career-defining" is sometimes an overused term. Most commonly it refers to a moment when one's career reaches its definitive moment, i.e. typically a major triumph or success of some kind...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 3,678 reads 9 comments

  19. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic Locked in a Battle for the Year-End No. 1 Ranking

    The U.S. Open has made things very interesting at the top of tennis. For just the second time in 10 years, neither of the top two seeds took home the title—that honour went to third-seeded Andy Murray ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 12,600 reads 39 comments

  20. Andy Murray and Roger Federer Finish the US Open on Different Notes

    It must have seemed likely that the two Olympic finalists would be favored at the US Open. Roger Federer and Andy Murray played each other at that particular occasion just a month after the Wimbledon final...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 4,289 reads 31 comments

  21. US Open Tennis 2012: Is Serena Williams the Favorite for the Final?

    It's almost blasphemous to think otherwise—perhaps even cliched—but it's difficult to overlook Serena Williams as the firm favourite to take home the 2012 US Open women's singles trophy Sunday...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 4,700 reads 1 comments

  22. US Open Tennis 2012: Federer and Roddick Fall on a Momentous Day 10

    First it was Kim Clijsters, and now it is Andy Roddick . Something about the US Open 2012 had "momentous", or "groundbreaking" written all over it, and on Day 10 it had a third great shock to offer—the exit of Roger Federer ...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 15,895 reads 4 comments

  23. US Open Tennis 2012: Roger Federer Takes on Berdych for a Place in the Semis

    Day 10 at the US Open has the feel of an epic. The fourth round/quarterfinal stages of grand slams tend to have that—a transitional period from the rudimentary to complex, as the top seeds begin to access the gears in their arsenals...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 2,133 reads 9 comments

  24. Fearless Forecasts for Roger Federer and Andy Murray on Day 8

    The US Open is now halfway through, and for the first or second time, big names will be clashing against even bigger names. This customary collision of the seeds in the men's draw has produced two exciting prospects for Day 8...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 2,348 reads 6 comments

  25. US Open Tennis 2012: Roddick Prolongs Tennis Career, Escapes Fate of Clijsters

    The 2012 U.S. Open has produced two surprises. One was already known, being Kim Clijsters' retirement after the event. The surprise in that was in her falling to Laura Robson in only the second round...

    Marcus Chin Written by Marcus Chin about 2 years ago 3,885 reads 5 comments