Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: The Battle Of Forehands

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are known for having one of the sport’s most epic rivalries; they’ve played incredible matches and given the crowd thrills every time they took the court. What makes their rivalry so special is their opposite styles of play. Federer’s style consists of more precision, elegance, and shorter point preference. Nadal’s […] READ MORE


ATP Year in Review: Top 5, Including Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer

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The 2020 ATP Tennis season was unique for many reasons. Whilst the Covid-19 outbreak brought disruption to the tour, the one thing that remained constant were the players at the top of the ATP Rankings. Here is a review of the 2020 season for each ATP Player ranked from 1-5. 1. Novak Djokovic Embed from […] READ MORE


Rafael Nadal’s ATP Finals History

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The ATP Finals is the biggest title to have eluded Rafael Nadal in his glittering career. The 2020 event, which begins on Sunday, will be the last edition held in London since its arrival at the O2 Arena in 2009 – before it moves to Turin next year. It could be one of the 34-year-old’s […] READ MORE


How Diego Schwartzman Reached His First Grand Slam Semifinal

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Diego Schwartzman outlasted Dominic Thiem to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 2020 French Open. The Argentine prevailed 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Philippe Chatrier in a five-hour-and-eight-minute quarter-final marathon. While Schwartzman had won just a set across his three previous major quarter-final appearances, he went into his fourth […] READ MORE


How Far Can Diego Schwartzman Go?

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Despite reaching the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open without dropping a set, Diego Schwartzman has somewhat flown under the radar. This is perhaps understandable given the progress of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem–the three clear front runners for the title. Schwartzman–who is aiming to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal–will face Thiem […] READ MORE


Manic Monday: Rampant Rafa Looks to Continue Blistering Form

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In recent years, the grass courts of the All England Tennis Club have witnessed many astonishing matches. However, few were of the quality of last year’s semifinal between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. To many, myself included, 2018 was considered to be Nadal’s best chance of winning a third title at SW19. The Spaniard played […] READ MORE


Borna Coric is Proving his Point in Shanghai

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In tennis, counterpunchers are the players whose games are built up around reacting to their opponent’s shots. There are two types of counter punchers–aggressive and defensive. They are essentially the same styles of play, that strives off of a high percentage tactic. But, on a closer look, there’s a subtle difference between the two styles. […] READ MORE


Kevin Anderson: Believing in the Process

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For most tennis players, reaching multiple Grand Slam finals in less than a year will bring them under the spotlight, especially when the sport is dominated by a few handful. Every next move of theirs will be under the radar. Every Grand Slam match will be deeply scrutinized to see how their Slam-winning chances are improving […] READ MORE


Numbers Say Isner Not Big On Clay

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Once again John Isner is the top-ranked American man. He’s reached a career-high #9 in the world. He has now won a Masters 1000 event. But the numbers do not point to high hopes for the 6’10” serving marvel–at least not on clay. Some think Isner could pose a threat to 10-time French Open Champion […] READ MORE


Why is Rafael Nadal so dominant on clay?

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Rafael Nadal seems set for another dominant clay court season after clinching his 11th Monte Carlo Masters, without dropping a set. He is currently riding a 40-set winning streak, which looks all the more impressive when you consider the competition he has faced thus far. Nadal made a tough draw look easy by dropping just […] READ MORE