1. Australian Open 2011: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Other Parting Thoughts

    Completing the Jigsaw Years 2009 and 2010 were Novak Djokovic’s sophomore years after 2008, when he started with a bang (Australian Open and Indian Wells) and ended with a flourish (World Tour Finals)...

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  2. Australian Open 2011: The 'Next' Heir; Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray

    This time around I have not seen much news of “Can Andy Murray finally win a major?” Sure, there have been articles, blogs, discussions, comments about Murray and his ...

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  3. Australian Open 2011: Rafa Slam, Too Much Too Soon

    When a player as great as Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer loses a Grand Slam match, the event goes beyond being just the matter of a player winning and a player losing. It delves deeper than anyone can imagine...

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  4. Australian Open 2011: The All-Swiss War, an Anti-Climax

    The Swiss War between Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka has never attracted anybody’s attention until today. And for good reason. Wawrinka is considered Federer’s whipping baby just like the herd of Spaniards are for Rafael Nadal...

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  5. Australian Open 2011: Alexandr Dolgopolov's All-Around Efficiency

    After watching Robin Soderling’s unceremonious exit (again) from the Australian Open—he lost in the opening round last year—I have finally figured out why these courts do not suit this big man...

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  6. Australian Open: Wozniacki Continues to Keep Critics at Bay, Li Na Impresses

    On paper, the first two fourth-round matches at the Rod Laver Arena could not have been more different...

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  7. Australian Open 2011: Of Bernard Tomic and Teenage Nadal

    This article has originally featured on Tennis Musings . Watching Australian Open in the United States is difficult, equally hard as watching U.S. Open in India...

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  8. The Best of Tennis in 2010: Part II

    This article is originally posted here: http://tennis-musings.typepad.com/blog/2010/12/tennis-the-best-of-2010-the-top-five.html Find the first part here . 5...

    Rajat Jain Written by Rajat Jain about over 3 years ago 1,897 reads 21 comments

  9. The Best of Tennis in 2010: Part I

    Originally posted at: http://tennis-musings.typepad.com/blog/2010/12/tennis-the-best-of-2010-i.html The last year ended with a bang and a lot of questions...

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  10. Great Rivalries: Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert

    So the final Major of the year has ended too. New records were created, history was made, and future projections are being interpolated. Amidst all this, though, a lull has been created...

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  11. Need for Speed: Comparing the Court Speeds at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open

    There is a very famous video on YouTube (starts at 6:20) where Jason Goodall compares the speed at which a Roger Federer’s serve reaches the returner at Wimbledon 2003 and 2008 respectively...

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  12. Rafael Nadal: Rebirth

    When Rafael Nadal won his first two French Open titles in 2005 and 2006, people said he was a typical Spanish clay court grinder who would fail to win a Grand Slam outside Paris, just like the Spaniards of the 90s...

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  13. US Open 2010: Novak Djokovic Needs To Run on His Adrenaline

    Surreal. This was the feeling after watching Novak Djokovic finally conquer the demons of Roger Federer at the US Open and won a humdinger ending at 7-5 in the fifth...

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  14. US Open 2010: Semifinals Preview, Gearing Up for the Federer-Nadal Final

    It is written in the stars. It is written in destiny. It is meant to be. If Melbourne, Paris, and London have had a taste of the most riveting rivalry of all time, why shouldn’t ...

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  15. US Open 2010: The Signature Match

    There are four Grand Slams in one year, and 40 in a decade. Despite the importance we attach to these major events, the tennis world is lucky to have so many major tournaments in a ...

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  16. Path Towards Glory: Roger Federer's Interview in 2001

    After a month long lull, the tennis season is back again in full sprint. Toronto is already over, and Cincinnati is well underway, so there is plenty of news for a tennis fan to stay busy...

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  17. Andy Murray: Comfort Outside the Comfort Zone

    As Roger Federer’s forehand lob went outside the baseline on the championship point, Andy Murray let out a slight scream of joy, went to his support crew for a little celebration, and looked happy...

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  18. Roger's Cup, Toronto Masters: When Push Comes To Shove

    Two weeks ago, Roger Federer’s era was almost over, and even winning a slam for the champion was considered a monumental task...

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  19. Roger's Cup, Toronto Masters: Ice-Berd

    That Thomas Berdych has firepower in his tennis has never been in question ever since 2004 when he beat Roger Federer for the first time in the Olympics. And the firepower was definitely on display against the same opponent today in Toronto...

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  20. Wimbledon 2010: Intriguing Storylines From Day Two

    The knockout of the eighth seed, Fernando Verdasco, by the hands of the Italian Fabio Fogini was the only major upset in an otherwise routine day two at Wimbledon...

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  21. Rafa's New Dimension: Opportunistic Peaking

    As Rafael Nadal buried himself for the fifth time into the dirt of Philippe Chatrier that he so cherishes, absorbing every possible particle of clay that he could after his most emotional ...

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  22. How to Win: Lessons in Tennis from Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal was in personal turmoil last year with his parents being separated. He was in professional turmoil with a severe tendinitis injury in his knees, which surfaced at the ...

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  23. Andy Roddick: Reward for Perseverance

    The score was 6-2 in the second set tie-breaker, and a brash, aggressive Texan had three chances to serve for an almost unassailable two sets to love lead against the Greatest Player of All Time...

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  24. Creature vs. Creature: Roger Federer's Experience Will Be the Key

    The Build Up It is showtime. Roger Federer and Andy Murray will be squaring off against each other at the Rod Laver Arena—one of the biggest theatres for tennis—for the Australian Open Championship...

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  25. Australian Open: Melbourne Heat, Near Misses, Dark Horses

    In tennis, the offseason between the outgoing year’s World Tour Finals (or the previous other names by which the year’s final ATP tournament was called) and the upcoming year’s first tournament is never too long...

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