Wimbledon Men’s Draw Analysis

The Wimbledon men’s singles draw is out. Click on each quarter of the draw to scan the full 128-player field. * If there’s a single theme which looms over the 2014 Wimbledon men’s tournament, it is that the first week can no longer be seen as an easy, breezy prelude to the second week. This statement […]

5 Ways The 2014 French Open Redefined Tennis

The four major tournaments do a lot to redefine the sport of tennis. Yes, these two-week events affirm many of pre-existing truths — Rafael Nadal’s a tolerably good tennis player on clay; Maria Sharapova is no longer a cow on ice when it comes to crushed red brick — but it’s always particularly fascinating to […]

Roland Garros: The Top 5 Stories

The year’s clay-court major is over, but the memories from Paris are fresh and demand an overview. What were the biggest (though not always the best) headlines from the past two weeks of tennis on terre battue? Without further ado: 5 – IVANOVIC’S AGONY The upsets of Serena Williams and Li Na were notable, to […]

Tennis On TV: A (Pathetic) Tradition Unlike Any Other

We told you. We told you in our Roland Garros viewer’s guide nearly two weeks ago: The Eastern time zone was the only time zone that could reasonably expect to see the second French Open men’s singles semifinal live on NBC. This was a possibility for the Central time zone, yes, but never a certainty. […]

You Could Sing A Song About It

After winning the 2007 U.S. Open in a tense straight-set match against a young Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer remarked of Djokovic’s failure to win seven set points in a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 contest. “You could sing a song about it,” Federer poetically reflected. It was indeed the script that inspires a sad love […]

We Got Your Personality Right Here

It’s a long-running belief among many (maybe not most, but certainly many) in the tennis community that the sport — in order to break through various layers of disinterest on the part of more casual fans — needs more “personality” among its players. Well, this weekend at Roland Garros, plenty of personality will be on […]

Roland Garros: 5 ATP Question Marks

When tennis tournaments are previewed, a “B.C. and A.D.” time-split exists: before the draw, and after the draw. The Friday announcement of the Roland Garros bracket will bring forth its own questions, but here are five players that will carry their own question marks to Paris, regardless of where they fall in this 128-player event: […]