Pierre-Hughes Herbert is a Man of Many Talents

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The French certainly know how to put on a show. Whether it’s Gael Monfils’ explosive athleticism, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s infectious showmanship, Richard Gasquet’s groundstroke elegeance, or Benoit Paire’s entertaining unpredictability, the French are a popular bunch among tennis fans. As 2016 develops, a new character is forcing his way onto the ever-growing list of crowd-pleasing Frenchmen. […] READ MORE


The Quiet Slump of Serena Williams

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Let’s get one thing straight from the off. When I say Serena Williams is in a slump, I do not mean comparative with the rest of the WTA. She has not had some Bouchard-esk capitulation or a woeful year like Wozniacki. Simply by her own lofty standards, whenever the talismanic player goes seven months without […] READ MORE


Djokovic Dismantles Raonic, Claims Indian Wells Title

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An Indian Wells final that was supposed to be a dog fight between the two most talked-about players of the ATP tour in 2017 turned into another woodshed moment as Novak Djokovic demonstrated to the world what a firm grip he has on the #1 ranking and easily dispatched the much hyped and praised Milos Raonic […] READ MORE


Halep Hopes to Find Form at Indian Wells

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In 2015, Simona Halep walked onto the BNP Baribas Center Court having started her season in blistering form; a Australian Open quarter finalist, she had already won tournaments in Shenzen, and the WTA Premiere event in Dubai. Her game was fluid, focused. She continually retrieved balls that seem irretrievable. She was changing from defense to […] READ MORE



Djokovic and Federer: Rivalry of the Now

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There we were again, millions of tennis and sports fans  in front of our TVs watching Novak Djokovic steam roll through a first set against the people’s champion Roger Federer, when the thoughts started creeping in. He’s going to kill him today. Yes, Federer had won in Dubai, and all of their matches over the […] READ MORE


Indian Wells Inspires Future Tennis Stars

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While the trophies for the winners of the 2015 BNP Paribas Open went to top ranked Novak Djokovic and world number three Simona Halep, there were countless of unknown players who experienced a unique opportunity at Indian Wells during its two week run. Indian Wells Inspires Future Tennis Stars Among those savoring the taste of the ATP tour in the California […] READ MORE


Djokovic: Confirmed to be the best, but Never Satisfied

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A sportsman’s aim is to win while playing at his best, but coming out victorious when not at the peak of his powers can arguably be more satisfying. Therefore, for a tennis player, defeating Roger Federer and a partisan crowd with a lukewarm performance lurks somewhere near the realms of fantasy. But that is exactly […] READ MORE


Indian Wells Semi-final Recap

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The top two seeds at this year’s BNP Paribas Open will battle it out for the chance to win the title in Sunday’s final after Novak Djokovic overcame Andy Murray and Roger Federer saw off Milos Raonic. Djokovic thrashed his good friend Andy Murray for the second time this season, this time in straight sets. […] READ MORE


Indian Wells: Quarter-Final Recap

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Andy Murray will play Novak Djokovic while Roger Federer will play Milos Raonic in the Indian Wells men’s semi-finals on Saturday after Djokovic went through without hitting a ball and Rafael fell at the hands of the big serving Canadian. Djokovic and Murray will battle it out for the 25th time on Saturday in the BNP […] READ MORE