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Djokovic and Nadal: the Fight for the...

Nadal and Djokovic are into a fight for the number one spot of the ATP rankings.

The ATP500 tournament of Beijing has started today and the talk, this week, is whether or not Rafael Nadal will overtake the top of the rankings from Novak Djokovic. Whether? No. When. First of all, we have to make one thing certain: the change of the guard on top of the ATP World Tour rankings […]

Davis Cup – The End of a Great ...

There was absolutely nothing Raonic could do after that first-set tiebreak against Djokovic
(Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic)

. Canada’s dream Davis Cup run ended in a dramatic fifth rubber, on an absolutely spectacular point that might have terrible consequences for one of the protagonists. It was a diving contest between Vasek Pospisil and Janko Tipsarevic, on the latter’s fifth match point, ending up a 7-6(3), 6-2, 7-6(6) win for Tipsarevic and a […]

Davis Cup – Canada One Win Away...

(Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic)

After Friday’s singles, in which logic prevailed, although barely in the case of Milos Raonic, Saturday’s doubles rubber became a must-win for Canada if they wanted to keep their hopes alive in the semifinal opposing them to Serbia. Djokovic dominates logically Novak Djokovic, despite having played the U.S. Open final only four days before and […]

Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, and Berdych ...

Argentina's and Czech Republic's n°1 singles players for their semifinal tie (Photo: Prensa AAT)

A new Davis Cup weekend is looming, and will bring us very interesting ties, as starting tomorrow (Belgium vs Israel), 20 countries will be involved in the World Group semifinals and playoffs. The interesting fact of those ties is that four of the top 5 members will be their countries’ leaders this weekend. Novak Djokovic, […]

Novak Djokovic and the 54-Shot Rallie...

Novak Djokovic (Getty Images)

. Among the various impressive points that yesterday’s U.S. Open final has given us, one of them had been labelled by some “the longest rally of all-time”, a 54-shot rally with Novak Djokovic leading Rafael Nadal 3-2 in the second set, and which gave the Serbian his first break of the set. However, was it […]

Nadal vs Djokovic, Chapter XXXVII ...

Nadal vs Djokovic XXXVII

The first ball of the 37th meeting between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be hit shortly after 17:00 today, in Flushing Meadows, as this Monday marks the end of the U.S. Open. For the occasion, we should be treated to another battle royale between the two best players in the world. An Open Era […]

Lots of Positives for Wawrinka

Heartfelt, smiley hug between two great players after an intense battle

After his crushing round-of-16 loss to the hands of Novak Djokovic, in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka could be seen barely able to contain bitter tears of deception on court, even as Djokovic was exuberantly celebrating his epic triumph. Wawrinka had given all he had, and came up short, very late in the fifth set. Today’s U.S. […]

U.S. Open Semis – Stars Against...

Can Wawrinka and Gasquet prevent another meeting between Dajokovic and Nadal? 
(Original photos: Getty Images; Montage: BATennis World)

The U.S. Open men’s semifinals will get under way, today, under the New York sun, at noon sharp, and will oppose the two best players in the world to two of the tournament’s surprises. [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [9] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 12-2 Last meeting: 2013 Australian Open, round-of-16 Djokovic won […]

Opinion – Apparently, Another G...

Andy Murray

  I do not wish to come back on the Australian Open final strictly in terms of analysis, and this for a simple reason: there would not be much to say but the usual clichés.   This said, I would like to sincerely congratulate Novak Djokovic on a very deserved sixth major, fourth Australian Open […]

Ready To Suffer

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

  The Australian Open men’s singles final will be the stage of the 18th meeting between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who have met seven times out of those previous 17 in 2012 only. Most of those seven meeting were long, gruelling matches, often going to the limit, not only in the number of sets, […]

Golden Era

Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan

  There is very little doubt it people’s minds that men’s tennis is currently in a golden era. When the men’s game has the best player of all times in Roger Federer, and the best clay court player of all times in Rafael Nadal, it is very difficult to think otherwise, especially since those two […]

Australian Open – Seven Familiar Face...

Jérémy Chardy

  The first semi-finalists of the Australian Open 2013 are known and if it is without surprise that Novak Djokovic almost “routined” Tomaš Berdych, with the exception of a dropped second set (6-1 4-6 6-1 6-4), David Ferrer has been led a more than merry chase by Nicolás Almagro, who not once, but three times […]

Australian Open – Seven Familia...

Nicolás Almagro

  The quarter-final matchups are now set for the 2013 Australian Open. From the 128 who started the main draw event a bit over a week ago, eight remain, and only one will be standing as the winner next Sunday.   If seven of the eight quarter-finalists are familiar faces, one of them is, without […]

Australian Open – Crushing

Photo: Getty Images via Zimbio

  Playing the match of your life and winning it is an exhilarating feeling. Ask Lukas Rosol or Jérémy Chardy about it. On the other hand, playing the match of your life, keeping things close for five hours and coming within reach of the biggest upset of your career, only to be denied, is crushing. […]

Australian Open – Day 1 Roundup

Mikhail Youzhny

  It was an eventful first day at the Australian Open, where no less than 10 matches went to the limit of five sets, one seed fell, others trembled, and we already had our first (very) late night finish.   Let’s recap some of the day’s events.

Australian Open – Breaking Down...

Photo: AP

  From the young guns to watch to the veterans who haven’t said their last word, with a stop by the first-round heartbreaks, this three-part (and a half) article breaks down the Australian Open draw a little differently.   Part 3 – First-round heartbreaks and popcorn matches Like in every Grand Slam (and most tournaments), […]

Slammin’

Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

The Top 4 reigned supreme on the Grand Slams in 2012, but many want to add their name to that glorious list in 2013.

A 2012 Review – Player Of The Y...

Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

  The tennis season came to a close on the ATP Tour (as there are still Challenger and Futures events going on) last Sunday when the Czech Republic was crowned Davis Cup champion after a thrilling and very dramatic 100th final against Spain, and if there is one thing to say about 2012, it is […]

Exhibitions Are Entertainment

Exhibitions Are Entertainment

  The off-season being longer starting this season, the players have time to make a little extra money by taking part in exhibition matches and events. Here is not the time to agree or disagree with it, but to have a little laugh at some funny moments that happened during two of them, both involving […]

It’s In The Head

It’s In The Head

  The impression left by the first ATP World Tour Finals (WTF) singles semi-final is that if tennis is a physical sport (and we know it is), it is even more of a mental one. It is something I have always known, of course, but somehow, it seemed even more so during the match opposing […]

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