The Robin Soderling Saga: Opportunities Created…but Not Converted

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Roger Federer will always remain indebted to Robin Soderling. The Swede helped the legendary Swiss add the final piece to his Grand Slam puzzle. The 2009 edition of the French Open happened to be Federer’s 11th attempt at the title. The Swiss, then 28, already had an impressive haul of 13 Grand Slam titles in […] READ MORE


Alexei Popyrin, the Low-Key Grand Slam Specialist

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Despite being overshadowed by other members of the NextGen, Alexei Popyrin completed a solid 2019 season. Between January and December, the Australian climbed 50 spots in the ATP rankings, from No. 147 to No. 97. As per usual, the glass may look half-full or half-empty. The Sydney native elected the ambitious route to build up […] READ MORE


Hawkeye on Clay Courts: The Great Debate

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It seems as if the age of power tennis has also created a long-standing cultural debate. For centuries, tennis was played without the technological ability to call the lines. This set up fierce debates and even outright arguments between players and umpires. John McEnroe was one player who was consistently incensed with bad calls. But, […] READ MORE