What Made Roger Federer so Special

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I have never liked the notion of a certain sportsperson–whoever he or she might be–transcending the sport he or she played. A sportsperson can enrich the sport, can take the excellence achieved in it to another level, can make it more popular globally, but he cannot be greater than the sport itself. None is bigger […] READ MORE


Roger Federer’s Career Achievements

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Roger Federer has announced he will retire from professional tennis. After over 40 years on the planet and two knee surgeries, the Swiss Maestro has finally decided to hang up his racket. He’s brought the tennis world heaps of entertainment, tears of joy, tears of heartache, moments of artistry and immortal matches that will go […] READ MORE



1994 Wimbledon Final – The Match That Changed Tennis

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The 1994 Wimbledon final between Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic took place on an unusually hot July day in London. Beforehand, everybody knew the rallies would be short and points quick. However, no one would have predicted the importance this match would play in the direction of modern tennis. The match was won by Sampras […] READ MORE



Five Great Changing Of The Guard Battles In Men’s Tennis

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In time, “Madrid 2022” might become short-hand for the type of great, genuinely historic, changing of the guard battle between one era of men’s tennis and another. In becoming the first man ever to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days on clay, Carlos Alcaraz has surely proved that all the hype about […] READ MORE



The Arrival of the ‘NextGen’

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The sporting world witnessed a brilliant year of Grand Slam tennis in 2021. History was made. However, not the history we were expecting, with Daniil Medvedev popping Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam balloon. Instead, a “NextGen” player was finally crowned Grand Slam champion. This was a long time coming but men’s tennis looks set to move […] READ MORE


Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander

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There were some fantastic matches during the 2021 US Open. One of the stars of the tournament was Leylah Fernandez, who wowed crowds with her crafty game and competitive spirit.  Every match Fernandez was involved in had drama, including the final. The quarterfinal match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina caught my eye. However, not for reasons […] READ MORE


Roger Federer Should Retire While He’s Still (Tied) At The Top

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One of the many ripple effects of Novak Djokovic’s last-match defeat in pursuit of the Calendar Grand Slam is that, for the time being at least, Roger Federer remains tied with Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on 20 Majors. Given that it is now nearly four years since Federer won his last Major (the 2018 Australian […] READ MORE