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Where Novak Djokovic's Incredible 4-Year Run Ranks Historically

Because the past decade in men’s tennis has been a super era of dominant champions, Novak Djokovic ’s accomplishments can seem rather routine. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have set the 21st-century standards of excellence that Djokovic...Show More Summary

Gritty Roger Federer Elevates Legacy with 2014 Davis Cup Performance

There aren't many firsts left in Roger Federer's legendary career, but he achieved one on Sunday. in Lille, France, when he clinched the winning point in the Davis Cup final against France. Federer's 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Richard...Show More Summary

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 3 Scores and Results for France vs. Switzerland

Roger Federer ensured Switzerland claimed the nation's first ever Davis Cup title on Sunday, beating Richard Gasquet in three sets in the tournament's fourth rubber. Federer made quick work of his opponent to win 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in ruthlessly efficient fashion to claim one trophy that had previously eluded him. Show More Summary

Captain Courageous

Credit Swiss Davis Cup Severin Luthi with making a great decision sometime Friday night or this morning. After consulting with his players, Luthi decided to yank the scheduled doubles team Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer in favor of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. Show More Summary

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 2 Scores and Results for France vs. Switzerland

Switzerland grabbed a 2-1 lead over France in the 2014 Davis Cup final, as Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka bested Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau in straight sets during Saturday's doubles match. The set scores were 6-3, 7-5 and...Show More Summary

The Most Important Tournament Titles Missing from Roger Federer's Resume

Roger Federer is the most accomplished men's tennis player in history. The all-time leader in Grand Slam titles, he's comprehensively rewritten the record books and collected enough trophies to fill the Taj Mahal. Yet not even Federer's near-pristine resume is without holes. There are a number of prestigious tournaments he hasn't mastered. Show More Summary

Gael Force Win

Anyone who ever wondered what it might take for Gael Monfils to set aside his love of showmanship and exhibitions of athleticism in favor of punishing, intelligent, result-oriented tennis received the answer today: A record number of...Show More Summary

Half a Loaf

The main theme of the lackluster round-robin portion of this year’s ATP World Tour Finals was “blowout.” There were a number of truly impressive performances but, alas, no great matches. That changed dramatically on knockout semifinal Saturday. Show More Summary

Davis Cup Final 2014: Day 1 Scores and Results for France vs. Switzerland

The first day of the World Cup of tennis produced some memorable action as France and Switzerland shared the spoils in the Davis Cup final—tied at 1-1. Stan Wawrinka defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first match of the day, with the World No. Show More Summary

What's on the Line for France and Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup Final?

Throughout its 114-year history, the Davis Cup has provided tennis fans with intriguing matchups and epic battles. The 2014 Davis Cup final between Switzerland and France promises to be one of the most enjoyable in recent memory. The Davis Cup tie gets underway Friday in Lille, France. Show More Summary

Letter to DtL readers: An update from yours truly

What's up, DtL readers?I wanted to let you know I'll be back to regular posting once the new tennis season begins. Since my last update, I've been busy working on a portfolio for my work and I really wanted to focus on it. It's taken some time but I'm happy to announce that it's live at RichRodriguezWrites.com. Show More Summary

Davis Cup Final 2014: Format, Rules, Players and France vs. Switzerland Schedule

The most prestigious international tennis team event takes place between November 21-23 as France battle Switzerland in the sport's version of the World Cup—The 2014 Davis Cup final. The event takes place at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Beats the Original Ronaldo in Charity Poker Game

Rafael Nadal is currently injured, while the original Ronaldo has now retired, but the two superstars still got their taste of competitive action on the poker table in London on Tuesday. Nadal won the battle between the two sportingShow More Summary

Men's Tennis Stars with the Most to Prove in 2015

With the 2014 ATP World Tour almost over, all players will be looking forward to a well-deserved period of rest before 2015 soon comes around. However, some will be more at rest than others, at least mentally. Every player has something...Show More Summary

Is Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka's Alleged Feud Behind ATP Finals Chaos?

Roger Federer's late withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals stunned fans and sparked rumors of a possible rift, per Mike Dickson at the Daily Mail, between himself and Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka. Just an hour before he was scheduled...Show More Summary

Burning Questions for Top Stars of Men's Tennis After 2014 ATP World Tour Finals

The drama never stops on the ATP Tour. Novak Djokovic soared to his third straight World Tour Final championship. His rivals weren't so fortunate. Roger Federer re-injured his back in London, casting doubt on his form heading into the Davis Cup final. Rafael Nadal couldn't compete at the year-end championship because of a litany of health problems. Show More Summary

2014 ATP World Tour Finals: Winners and Losers from London

Tennis fans will not look back at the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals as a classic. For starters, they were robbed of a championship bout between legends, World-No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Roger Federer. The tournament, staged at London's O2 Arena, was expected to have competitive challenges from young guns Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori. Show More Summary

Stock Watch for Top Men's Stars After the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals

An anti-climatic conclusion to the ATP World Tour Finals didn't stop the stock of all eight competitors fluctuating from match to match. Roger Federer's withdrawal from his final meeting with Novak Djokovic hardly made a dint in his polished armour. Show More Summary

Despite Walkover, the WTF Win Solidifies This as the Novak Djokovic Era

It was a disappointing end to a lackluster ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday, as Roger Federer was forced to withdraw with a back injury, thus making Novak Djokovic the winner by a walkover. However, the unfortunate ending shouldn't take away from Djokovic 's accomplishment. Show More Summary

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