Simona Halep wins thrilling Dubai Duty Free final over Pliskova

The Mad Brilliant Expressions of Andy Murray

Rafa Nadal hoping to rebound in 2015

Recovering from injuries in 2014, Rafael Nadal looked rusty in losing to Andy Murray 6-0, 6-2 at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi. His timing was off, and he mis-hit several balls into the stands.… Continue reading

The Milos Raonic way to victory — play poorly, serve well

—by Christopher Johnson— Milos Raonic likes to share a lesson that his idol Pete Sampras taught him: ‘Champions find a way to win, even when not playing well.’ It’s amazing how often Raonic… Continue reading

How the Nightmare in Montreal can help Genie Bouchard

—by Christopher Johnson— The first time I ever played indoors, at a junior tournament in Ontario, I had a terrible match. I wasn’t used to the different lighting, air, speed and sound of… Continue reading

The bank that built tennis in Canada

— by Christopher Johnson — More than a decade ago, when Canada’s biggest banks were investing in golf, the National Bank of Canada in Montreal decided to take a risk. “The folks at… Continue reading

ROGERS CUP PREVIEW: Novak Djokovic reveals the secrets of his inner world

    In another sport, say soccer or hockey, Novak Djokovic would be the world’s most popular player. He would be revered for his endurance, his fluency in five languages, and his will to… Continue reading

8 ways that Bouchard can attain her “Dream of Genie” and win a slam final

Genie Bouchard had just been routed by Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon final. Bouchard sat down, put her jacket on, and reflected on her 6-3, 6-0 loss, her historic road to reaching a… Continue reading

Lessons for Milos Raonic after Roger Federer’s “master class” at Wimbledon

A big serve, when it’s on, can dominate a match. But more than anything else, tennis is about the things Roger Federer did better than Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semi-finals. It’s about… Continue reading

Genie Bouchard’s style of power tennis is true north strong and Canadian

Reaching the Wimbledon final, Genie Bouchard at age 20 has already forged a brand of aggressive power tennis that is distinctly Canadian. She plays with a play-off hockey mentality. You can see her… Continue reading