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Djokovic “turns a corner” in Rome

Novak Djokovic was smiling after his loss to Rafa Nadal in the Rome Masters semi-finals. He didn’t always used to smile after losses. But this time he knows he’s back playing at the… Continue reading

Can Federer win all 4 slams in 2018?

With Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Raonic and Nishikori all dealing with injuries, a healthy Roger Federer has a real shot this year at the calendar Grand Slam, last achieved by Rod Laver in… Continue reading

Injured Rafa seals #1 at Paris Rolex Masters

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ATP predictions: The US Open is wide open

  It’s easier to find reasons why top players might lose at the US Open than to explain why so-and-so might win. Here’s my breakdown of the men’s draw. FEDERER: According to the… Continue reading

Dimitrov soars to Cincy Masters 1000 title

      “Tennis is a simple game for intelligent people.”  Grigor Dimitrov says that’s what his father taught him.  After beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win the Western and Southern Open… Continue reading

Wimbledon was created for me

  I’m 9 years old in the 19th century. That’s how I feel. I love the smell of ivy, fresh flowers and especially the short blades of green grass soft under my feet.… Continue reading

Learning to cheer for Cilic

  Many fans don’t like Marin Cilic for the same reasons they used to revile Novak Djokovic. He’s too good. He can beat their hero, Roger Federer. He’s a workaholic dedicated to improving.… Continue reading

Maturing Muguruza wins Wimbledon 2017

  Before their Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza, 23, praised the experience and precision under pressure of her older rival, Venus Williams, 37. But Muguruza was the more mature player on the day, saving… Continue reading

For Venus, age is strength

  Whether she wins Wimbledon 2017 or not, Venus Williams remains the most polished, complete player on a WTA tour rich with improving young players. In the eyes of many reporters and fans,… Continue reading

As luck would have it ….

Are there special forces at work on a tennis court? Does luck have anything to do with who wins or loses? You say you don’t believe in such things. Fair enough. Gilles Muller… Continue reading