Olympics

Top Three Men’s Tennis Matches of 2012

December 30, 2012

Time to flip the last page on the calendar tomorrow. So some thoughts on the three best matches of 2012 as the year is about to expire. The choices weren’t easy since there were clearly more than three that merited top accolades. In reality I had to halve six, which was reduced from at least […]

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Murray Ready to Win First Major in New York

August 27, 2012

Two of the Big Four have lots to prove when the U.S. Open begins today at Flushing Meadows in New York. Defending champion and No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic would certainly like to win his second major of the year to affirm that the success he had in 2011 — three Grand Slam titles — wasn’t […]

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Federer Whips Djokovic to Win Fifth Cincinnati Masters

August 20, 2012

Top-ranked Roger Federer keeps on keepin’ on. The 31-year-old Swiss icon defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 (7) to win his record fifth Cincinnati Masters title in decisive fashion yesterday afternoon. Federer, relying on a nearly untouchable serve — one that rarely exceeded 130 mph but kissed the corners and lines consistently — never faced a […]

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Isner Defeats Hewitt to Defend Title at Newport

July 15, 2012

Defending champion John Isner rode his booming serve to defeat former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I., this afternoon. The title was the No.11-ranked Isner’s first since Winston- Salem last August and the fourth of his career. Now 31 years […]

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Nalbandian Planning for Return to the Tour

July 31, 2009

David Nalbandian withdrew from the U.S. Open last Friday. Uh-huh! Not much has been heard about the mercurial Argentine since he was bounced out in the first round at Estoril in late April. Nalbandian underwent hip surgery in mid May, after stubbornly dealing with recurring hip pain and mixed results on the tennis court since […]

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Nadal Reigns Supreme in 2008

December 31, 2008

Rafael Nadal had a season for the ages. Highlights included supplanting Roger Federer as No. 1 in the world, winning the French Open and Wimbledon, and taking the Olympic gold medal in Beijing in August. The Spaniard had an incredible 82-11 record and won eight tournaments in all, including a string of five in a […]

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Nadal Captures Olympic Gold

August 17, 2008

Rafael Nadal assumes the No. 1 ranking in the world tomorrow. In reality, he’s been Numero Uno ever since his epic five-set victory over Roger Federer at the Wimbledon final in early July. Nadal’s convincing 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 win over Chilean Fernando Gonzalez for the Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing today only solidifies the fact that […]

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Federer Needs to be Bold to Get the Gold

August 11, 2008

Is Roger Federer’s reign really over? Is it possible that he will win no more grand slam titles? Federer will relinquish his top ranking to Rafael Nadal on Aug.18, the day after the Beijing Olympics tennis program ends and an ATP record 237 weeks after the Swiss Maestro ascended to No. 1 on Feb. 2, 2004. Federer […]

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