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August 28th, 2010

A Short History of Hard Court Grand Slam Play

Due to Lendl winning Down Under to start 1990, Pete Sampras became only the sixth man to win a hard court slam at the 1990 U.S. Open. It may just be me, but for Sampras to be only the sixth man to win a slam on hard courts despite 15 grand slam events having been contested on hard courts prior to the 1990 U.S. Open seems odd. Even more astounding to me is Patrick Rafter becoming only the tenth man to win a Grand Slam on a hard court when he won the 1997 U.S. Open title.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:05 am in French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

August 13th, 2010

Federer Says Winning Multiple Slams a Season Still ‘Doable’, Is He Right?

Roger Federer still thinks he can reach 20 Slams.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:09 am in Grand Slams | 78 Comments »

May 17th, 2010

Federer: Clay Season ‘Decided at the French Open’, Not Madrid

Are things finally getting a little spicy between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:25 pm in French Open, Grand Slams, Madrid | 261 Comments »

February 11th, 2010

A World Without Roger Federer

WARNING: NOT FOR DIE-HARD FED-FANATICS!

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:03 pm in ATP, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon | 126 Comments »

February 8th, 2010

Poll: Who Will be the Next American to Win Their First Grand Slam?

I’m asking who among the next generation of American players will take home a Grand Slam title.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:18 pm in American tennis, Grand Slams | 28 Comments »

January 24th, 2010

Australian Open: Mid-Tournament Assessment

I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 3:07 pm in 2010 Season, Australian Open, Grand Slams, Tennis | 86 Comments »

January 15th, 2010

2010 Australian Open Tennis Predictions

Since their first and only slam final to date, Federer reached the final at the next four slams.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 12:33 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Australian Open, Grand Slams | 107 Comments »

November 30th, 2009

Serena Williams Gets Off With Fine And A Warning

The Grand Slam Committee has finally determined a penalty for Serena Williams’ obscenity-laced tirade at this year’s U.S. Open.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 9:14 am in 2009 Season, Grand Slams, US Open | 45 Comments »

September 15th, 2009

Juan Martin del Potro — The Future is Now

The script at this point read that Federer breaks serve early in the fourth set and wins the U.S. Open. Del Potro had other ideas and saved break points in his first two service games of the fourth set. Another tiebreak was upon both players and del Potro took advantage of a Federer double fault to win again on a single mini-break. Despite saving a break point when serving at 2-0 in the fifth set, del Potro basically dominated the final frame of play.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:19 am in 2009 Season, American Women, ATP, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, US Open Series, WTA | 204 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 »

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