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Is 2014 Men's Tennis Weaker or Stronger Than Recent Golden Era?

Now that 2014 has completed all four majors in men’s tennis, it’s clear that the sport is in a transitional period. The recent Golden era (2007-13) that saw total domination from legendary champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak...Show More Summary

Hopp To It!

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

It was a pure, extended Davis Cup moment, the kind that a fan of the competition would point to as an embodiment of all that is unique, and unrivaled, about the world’s second most popular international team competition. Roger Fed—er,...Show More Summary

Davis Cup 2014: World Group Semi-Final and Playoff Results, Schedule and More

The 2014 Davis Cup is gradually drawing to a crescendo and Friday saw the semi-final and playoff phases get underway. In the semis, the Czech Republic and France began their head-to-head for a place in this year's final, with Italy and...Show More Summary

The Biggest Reasons to Believe the Big 4 Era in Men's Tennis Is Over

The Big Four era in tennis may soon be over. Speculation about who would break up the dominant reign of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray has gone on for months. However, instead of who, the better question might be what? It's unlikely that a single player will emerge to signal the end of this era. Show More Summary

Highlights from the 2014 US Open

The dust has now settled and after 15 days of ball swatting, line judging and rowdy crowds in New York, the biggest tournaments in tennis, the Grand Slams, are complete for another year. For those who like a competitive playing field, the trophies couldn ’t have been dished out much better. Show More Summary

14 Thoughts from the 2014 U.S. Open

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

NEW YORK—It’s kind of hard to leave the U.S. Open after being pre-occupied with it for 15 days and nights. But before I go, I’m going to try to capture a sense of what transpired this past fortnight-plus by publishing 14 thoughts on the just-completed tournament. Show More Summary

Davis Cup 2014: Dates, Schedule and Preview for World Cup Semifinals

After the completion of the U.S. Open and subsequent end of the strive for individual success, attentions turn to tennis’s blue-ribbon team sport event, the Davis Cup. The 2014 edition is in its semifinal stage, and a quick glance at...Show More Summary

They Said What? U.S. Open Champions Edition

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Concrete Elbow

NEW YORK—Volumes and volumes of words are spoken during a Grand Slam tournament, and it would be a Herculean task to sift through them all to find the most intriguing. So let’s just take the most interesting or thought-provoking things...Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Performances at the 2014 Grand Slams

Kei Nishikori's famous win over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open semi-finals Saturday served as a reminder that there have been some incredible performances at the 2014 Grand Slams. Nick Kyrgios stole the limelight and the hearts of the Wimbledon crowd when he beat Rafael Nadal in the fourth round. Show More Summary

Serves them right: Serena Williams, Marin Cilic, and their US Open titles

2 months agoSports / Tennis : Down the Line!

It’s great to finally be settling into our new digs in LA! The cross-country road trip to get here was spectacular. If you ever get the chance to do it, I highly recommend taking the trip. There are some really mind-numbing spots along...Show More Summary

Super-Early Odds to Win the 2015 Australian Open After the US Open

The U.S. Open is in the books, as is the entirety of the 2014 Grand Slam season. So, instead of going into mourning, it's time to look ahead at the next Slam, the 2015 Australian Open. That's right, in four short months, the all-stars...Show More Summary

Marin Cilic's US Open Win: Does It Herald the End of Tennis' Big Four?

On Monday, Croatia’s Marin Cilic won his maiden Grand Slam title when he earned a comprehensive, straight-sets victory (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) over Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final. Monday’s triumph has yielded the 25-year-old 2,000...Show More Summary

Kei Nishikori vs Marin Cilic: Examining Significance of 2014 US Open Men's Final

Marin Cilic made short work of Kei Nishikori on Monday night to win the 2014 U.S. Open men's final 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in New York and claim his first ever Grand Slam title. As was mentioned a great deal in the run up to the match, it wasShow More Summary

Power Ranking the Top 20 Men's Players After the 2014 US Open

The 2014 U.S. Open final was a lopsided and forgettable competition, as Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori to cap off his surprising title. But it was an entertaining fortnight that featured more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel. It also shook up the ATP Rankings and portends even more shifting in the near future. Show More Summary

US Open Tennis Men's Final 2014: Career Projections for Marin Cilic After Win

Grand Slam victories don’t come much more emphatic than that. Marin Cilic hammered Kei Nishikori in the 2014 U.S. Open final 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to finally make good on his longstanding potential and snaffle his first-ever Grand Slam title. The...Show More Summary

US Open Tennis Men's Final 2014: Marin Cilic's Best Is Yet to Come After Title

Marin Cilic was overcome with emotion after clinching his first Grand Slam title in Monday's 2014 U.S. Open final, but it will be his first of many if the past two weeks are any indication. Cilic defeated No. 10 Kei Nishikori in straight sets Monday, dominating yet another opponent en route to winning the final Grand Slam of 2014. Show More Summary

US Open Tennis 2014: Men's Final Results and Updated Singles Rankings

The tennis world saw a new major champion emerge Monday after No. 14 Marin Cilic defeated No. 10 Kei Nishikori in three sets by a score of 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the 2014 U.S. Open. Cilic 's average serve speed of 124 mph proved to be too daunting of a task for the No. Show More Summary

Roger Federer Missed Best Chance He'll Ever Have to Capture 18th Grand Slam

With his semifinal defeat to Marin Cilic at the 2014 U.S. Open, Roger Federer surrendered what will surely be his best shot at winning an 18th Grand Slam title and putting even more distance between himself and Pete Sampras. Cilic went on to beat Kei Nishikori in the final, somewhat softening the blow for Federer. Show More Summary

US Open 2014: Final Grades for Top Stars at Flushing Meadows

Serena Williams had one of the most dominant performances in U.S. Open history, but was it good enough for her earn an "A" grade, or perhaps an "A+"? Should men's champion Marin Cilic get a higher grade than Williams based on his surprising run through a gauntlet of seeded players? What grade should No. Show More Summary

tennis now: olympics (fashion) and beyond

Update: Erwin here, writing to tell you that I have started working at Tennis Now — an online hub covering all things tennis-related: the pro tour, gear reviews, tips/training/drills, and of course the off-court and style deliciousness that we covered here on TSF. I hope you are all having a great summer; we’re all excited to see […]

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