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Fed Expressed

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of today’s stunning upset of top-ranked Novak Djokovic by Roger Federer is that it raises a question that simply did not seem tenable earlier this year, when Roger Federer was ranked No. 8 in the world — nor, for that matter, for almost the last half a decade. Can Federer take the prestigious year-end No. Show More Summary

Wanted: Man With A Plan

Does it ever get old? I’m talking about a clash between world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 designate Roger Federer (he will officially surpass Rafael Nadal for the second spot when the new ATP rankings are issued on Monday). Federer...Show More Summary

What Maria Sharapova Must Do to Take over WTA's No. 1 Rank from Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova wants to end Serena Williams' reign over the WTA. Williams and Sharapova sit atop the WTA rankings at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Funny, after all the hype about the emerging Eugenie Bouchard, the surging Simona Halep...Show More Summary

Shanghai Notes: Federer Fawning, Mad Murray, and More

The Shanghai Masters is in the quarterfinal stage now, and two of what seems to be an increasingly shaky Big Four, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, are out of the running. Meanwhile, the other two, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, areShow More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for WTA Player of the Year

The WTA Finals at the end of October will bring an end to a thrilling 2014 for the WTA Tour. As with the men's side on the ATP, the four Grand Slams were split among four players, always a sign of healthy competition. Unlike the men's...Show More Summary

Ana Ivanovic to Bella magazine: "I don't meet too many guys."

A striking Ana Ivanovic is featured on the cover of the Fall Fashion and Travel issue of Bella magazine. The magazine asked the former top lady baller about dating and relationships.I would say, yes - there is always time, if you meet the right person. Show More Summary

Even Roger Federer Is Baffled by 'Random' Sign at Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer is a world idol, and fans flock to see him no matter where he plays. He has seen all sorts of banners from fans proclaiming their love for him, but even the 17-time Grand Slam champion was left confused by the above flag...Show More Summary

Bad to Worse to Worst

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

There are two theories about the human appendix: One holds that the thin, four-inch tube below the intestines acts as a repository for “good bacteria,” the other that the appendage is a useless remnant from our evolutionary past. MyShow More Summary

HOW NOT TO BE A GRACIOUS LOSER--JUST A LOSER--BY FABIO FOGNINI

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Down the Line!

Here's a story for all of you up-and-coming ballers out there that I'd like you to hear.You're a veteran on the ATP tour (Fabio Fognini) and you come up against a wild card ranked 553 in the world (Wang Chuhan), who is playing his first match on said tour in front of his country people in Shanghai. Show More Summary

Predicting the Best Rivalries in Men's Tennis 5 Years from Now

Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic clashed for the fourth time this season in the final of the Japan Open in Tokyo. Although it's far from the iconic rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the matchup between Nishikori and Raonic...Show More Summary

Rafael Nadal Must Make Quick Return to Full Health to Contend in 2015

Over the past year, Rafael Nadal has made headlines for tournament withdrawals much more so than tournament victories. That trend is continuing in Asia, and until it ends, the Spaniard will have a hard time keeping up with the world's...Show More Summary

Roger Federer Will Surpass Slumping Rafael Nadal for World No. 2 in Shanghai

No. 3 Roger Federer is poised for a boost in his world ranking as he prepares for the impending Shanghai Rolex Masters. With Novak Djokovic locked into the No. 1 seed, only 285 points separate Federer from No. 2 Rafael Nadal, according...Show More Summary

Tennis Players Most Likely to Win Their 1st Grand Slam Title in 2015

In tennis 2014 has been all about potential change at the top of the game. The stranglehold of the Big Four on the ATP World Tour continues to be threatened by other players in the top 20 who sense a way through. Novak Djokovic, Rafael...Show More Summary

Maria Sharapova got an upgrade in flight and in print

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Down the Line!

Remember that time Maria Sharapova eye-spied a fellow passenger reading about her on a flight and tweeted about it? And remember how I was on-the-floor shocked that she, a former world No. 1 and 5-time Grand Slammer, was riding alongside...Show More Summary

Shanghai Rolex Masters 2014: Daily Scores, Results and Draw Schedule

The 2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters will be the second-to-last ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament on the schedule before the Finals in London, and with the Race To London really heating up, the Qizhong stadium is set to play witnessShow More Summary

Will Laura Robson, Heather Watson Take the Next Step in Their Careers in 2015?

Heather Watson suffered a fourth successive first-round tournament exit at the hands of 34-year-old Venus Williams at the China Open last Sunday. Laura Robson, meanwhile, has not played since January due to a wrist injury. This — along...Show More Summary

What's at Stake for Men's Tennis Superstars at Shanghai Rolex Masters?

The Shanghai Rolex Masters is the peak of the Asian tennis swing, and there is plenty at stake for the top superstars on the men’s tour. It is the penultimate Masters 1000 tournament of the year, and it will be instrumental in filling...Show More Summary

Novak Djokovic's Late-Season Form Will Lead to 4th World Tour Finals Trophy

Novak Djokovic played arguably the greatest final of his phenomenal career at the China Open on Sunday, beating Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2, and his excellent late-season form will lead him to a third consecutive and fourth overall ATP World Tour Finals win in London. The Joker's domination on Sunday was absolute. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for 2014 ATP Player of the Year

The curtain is preparing to drop on the 2014 ATP season. The encore is just around the corner in the shape of the ATP World Tour Finals. This means there is still an opportunity to come to the fore and steal the show and in the process...Show More Summary

What Andy Murray Must Improve to Contend with Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray's campaign to reach the ATP Tour Finals at the O2 Arena has taken a major step forward over the past fortnight, with the Scot sealing success at the Shenzhen Open before this week bowing out in the semifinals of the China Open in Beijing. Murray overcame U.S. Show More Summary

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