ANALYSE THIS: The disappearance of the top teenage tennis player

TENNIS – If, like me, you grew up watching tennis in the late-1970s and early-1980s, you’d remember numerous teenage players at the top of the women’s game. At Grand Slam tournaments during those years, it was perfectly common for around one third of the seeds in the Ladies’ singles to be teenagers. However, at this year’s Australian Open there is one seed yet to celebrate her 20th birthday, the maximum there has been at each of the last seven editions of the year’s first Grand Slam.
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ANALYSE THIS: Mighty Djokovic closes in on Federer

TENNIS – Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in one of the most anticipated Grand Slam quarterfinals in a long time. Djokovic prevailed by winning 7-5, 6-3, 6-1, his first straight sets victory over Nadal in a best-of-five, and has yet to lose a set at the 2015 French Open.
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IN THE NEWS: Titleholder and top seed meet unusually early at Grand Slam

TENNIS – A much anticipated quarterfinal in the men’s singles tournament at Roland Garros sees the top seed, Novak Djokovic, take on the titleholder, Rafael Nadal. Only once in 188 previous Majors, the number 1 seed ran into the defending champion before the semifinals. At Wimbledon in 1993, Pete Sampras, the top seed, overcame titleholder Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals.

ANALYSE THIS: Current men’s tennis generation features major dominators

TENNIS – When looking at games (the ones that make up sets in tennis, not to be confused with matches) won at Majors in men’s singles in the Open era (1968-present) three active players rank in the top six all-time. Below we list the 20 most dominant men in the Open era, by these criteria.

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MILESTONE: Roger Federer’s 1,000 career wins

TENNIS – By beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the Brisbane final, Roger Federer joined Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) as the only male players in Open Era with 1,000 ATP career wins. Click on ‘continue reading’ to read more about Federer’s milestone of 1,000 wins at the ATP-tour. Continue reading

REVIEW: The 2014 ATP World Tour

TENNIS – The 2014 ATP World Tour officially ended with Switzerland’s first ever win in the Davis Cup final. With this win, Roger Federer added another price to his trophy case and finished his season on an incredible high. Click on continue reading to see how the big guns in tennis performed in 2014. Continue reading