Federer happy in Halle

— Federer has won Halle 9 times already, but going for number ten hasn’t been easy. In 2018, he survived tight matches against Benoit Paire, Matthew Ebden and Dennis Kudla. Federer had been edgy… Continue reading

A new star is Borna

  –Borna Coric, 22, is aiming to defend his title at the Noventi Open in Halle, Germany. Raised on Croatian clay and hardcourts, Borna Coric had only won 2 matches on grass before… Continue reading

King of Tears

  — As Rafael Nadal held the trophy in his hand for the 11th time, the crowd kept cheering. They didn’t stop. Rafa was transfixed. The moment hit him. It was something beyond… Continue reading

Simona Halep finally wins 1st slam

— The WTA’s best player the past few years, Simona Halep has long been a great champion, gracious in defeat, even after blowing leads at slams. She finally broke through and won her… Continue reading

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic at Roland Garros

Many tennis fans, and even players such as Genie Bouchard, didn’t know the name Marco Cecchinato before his French Open quarter-final with Novak Djokovic. But Djokovic knew who he was, because he said… Continue reading

Portraits of the King of Clay

  Rafa Nadal doesn’t like playing in dark, damp, muddy conditions. An islander from Mallorca, he’d rather play in the hot sun with wind blowing up dust and spin. But the gloomy light… Continue reading

Sharapova sharp coming into Roland Garros

  There’s no clear favorite on the women’s side of the French Open. It’s easier to find reasons why someone won’t win than why they will. Simona Halep should be the favorite at… Continue reading

Rafa on Rampage in Rome

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Shapovalov becomes main draw for Canada

—- First, he won the Battle of North York, beating his fellow Toronto suburbanite Milos Raonic in Madrid. Then Denis Shapovalov overtook Raonic in the ATP ranking after storming back to beat longtime… Continue reading

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