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Archive for the '2009 Season' Category

July 24th, 2009

Roger Federer’s Wife Gives Birth to Twin Girls

Roger Federer has kids!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:43 am in 2009 Season | 93 Comments »

July 14th, 2009

Rafael Nadal Says He’s OK to Go

Rafael Nadal announced today that he will resume practicing next Monday.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:26 pm in 2009 Season, Canadian Open, Injuries, Wimbledon | 476 Comments »

July 8th, 2009

The Art of Excellence: 15 Grand Slam Titles

Aristotle said it best when he said, β€œExcellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Posted by Dan Martin @ 3:10 pm in 2009 Season, American Women, Australian Open, Davis Cup, French Open, Tennis, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon | 367 Comments »

June 17th, 2009

Forget Debating Tennis GOATS, Track Paradigm Shifts

The sport has changed enough in a short period of time to ask if tennis fans can accurately compare eras right next to one another.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, ATP, Miami, Tennis | 159 Comments »

June 14th, 2009

Federer Breaks the Curse; Sampras as Pioneer

Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:35 pm in 2009 Season, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 168 Comments »

May 23rd, 2009

Nadal Out for Fifth French Open, Can he be Stopped?

Sean Randall breaks down the men’s French Open draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:55 pm in 2009 Season, French Open | 64 Comments »

May 17th, 2009

Perfect Federer Takes Down Nadal in Madrid Final

Roger Federer just did the unthinkable, beating Rafael Nadal on clay in Spain in comfortable fashion.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:06 pm in 2009 Season, Clay Season, French Open, Madrid | 196 Comments »

May 17th, 2009

Can Roger Federer Beat Rafael Nadal Today in Madrid?

Sean Randall breaks down the Rafael Nadal v. Roger Federer Madrid Tennis Masters final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:08 am in 2009 Season, Clay Season, Madrid | 85 Comments »

May 16th, 2009

Nadal Turns Away Djokovic in Magical 3-Set Epic in Madrid

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in an absolute epic three setter which may go down as one of the greatest matches ever.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:30 pm in 2009 Season, Madrid | 123 Comments »

May 14th, 2009

Federer v. Roddick XX Friday in Madrid; Nadal, Djokovic, Murray Also Scheduled

Sean Randalls breaks downt the Madrid quarterfinals which features Roger Federer meeting Andy Roddick for a 20th time.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:09 pm in 2009 Season, Clay Season, Madrid | 215 Comments »

May 3rd, 2009

Djokovic Gets Another Shot to Derail Nadal on Clay

Rafael Nadal puts his 29-match clay win streak on the line against Novak Djokovic today in the Rome final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:10 am in 2009 Season, Clay Season, Rome | 72 Comments »

May 1st, 2009

Federer Looks Better, but Djokovic Next; Nadal Remains Unbeatable in Rome

Sean Randall analyzes the Rome semifinals which feature Roger Federer v. Novak Djokovic and Fernando Gonzalez v. Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:41 pm in 2009 Season, Clay Season, French Open, Rome | 108 Comments »

April 27th, 2009

Nadal on Fire Heading into Tennis Masters Rome

Sean Randall cracks open the 2009 Rome Tennis Masters Draw.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:48 pm in 2009 Season, Clay Season, Rome | 137 Comments »

April 26th, 2009

Nadal Back to Site of Last Claycourt Loss at Rome

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal returns to the site where he last lost on clay, Rome’s Foro Italico.

Posted by Staff @ 11:17 pm in 2009 Season, Clay Season, Rome | 53 Comments »

April 18th, 2009

Murray Makes it a Match, But Nadal Still King in Monte; Roddick Weds

Rafael Nadal was pushed but Andy Murray, but the Spaniard remains the King of Clay. Nadal will now meet Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Monte Carlo finale.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:58 pm in 2009 Season, Monte Carlo | 79 Comments »