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

Canada’s Milos Raonic, fast-rising at Wimbledon, still has room to improve

Rod Laver asked the Australian media to go easy on Nick Gyrgios and let him grow. The same can be said about Milos Raonic. Raonic is already the greatest male singles player ever… Continue reading

Raonic-Nishikori rivalry could be the next Sampras-Agassi, Federer-Nadal

In the decisive fourth set of the Wimbledon round of 16, Kei NIshikori got all returns back. He pinned Milos Raonic into the corner. But Raonic rifled a forehand winner down the line,… Continue reading

Milos Raonic: a Giant Awakens in Asia

When Milos Raonic came to the Rakuten Japan Open in 2010, few tennis fans knew about him. With his “big game” of booming serves and forehands, he surprised Rafael Nadal in an early… Continue reading

Juan Martin del Potro: The King of Cool

—text and photos copyright Christopher Johnson Globalite Media — Juan Martin del Potro is sort of like the Elvis of tennis. He’s really cool, on the court and in the press room. He’s… Continue reading

Fighting spirit: despite bad back, Kei Nishikori refuses to back down

—- Kei Nishikori comments after losing Rakuten Japan Open quarterfinal to Nicolas Almagro: “In the end, my back was so bad I felt I like I couldn’t hit anymore.” “My back was in… Continue reading

The Acrobatics of Air Kei — Nishikori soars at Rakuten Japan Open tennis

  Kei Nishikori is a joy to watch. He soars through the air like a Japanese manga hero. But he also wears his emotions in his pained expressions of struggle. A photo gallery… Continue reading