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May 22nd, 2014

Who’s The Greatest Man To Have Never Won A Grand Slam?

The “other” debate!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:43 pm in Grand Slams | 55 Comments »

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 »

July 12th, 2008

Paths of Greatest Resistance: The Toughest Tennis Draws Conquered at the 4 Grand Slams in the Since 1988

I tried to determine the toughest draws conquered at the respective events since the start of the 1988 season. The Australian Open did not have 1 draw that jumped out at me. The U.S. Open had several draws that stood out as quite difficult for the champion to navigate (1992, 1994, 1998, 2002). At any rate, these are the 4 draws I selected. Tell me and the rest of the Tennis-x readers what other draws were exceptionally deep and rough.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 1:29 pm in Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, Tennis, US Open, Wimbledon | 13 Comments »

June 22nd, 2008

Federer Down But Not Out at Wimbedon

There’s an old saying that a cornered animal is a dangerous animal. And right now I get the feeling that Roger Federer is that cornered animal, but is he really still dangerous?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:47 pm in Grand Slams, Wimbledon | 131 Comments »

June 6th, 2008

Good Luck Watching Nadal v. Djokovic in the U.S.; No Live TV Coverage!

Sucks to be a tennis fan in the U.S. today. On arguably one of the most appealing semifinal lineups of the year live coverage from the French Open today is non-existent here in the U.S.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:41 am in French Open, Grand Slams, Tennis on TV | 150 Comments »

April 15th, 2008

American Tennis: Time for Clay Anguish

Sayonara North America hardcourts. Hello, European clay. For the Americans, it’s a time of anguish, when even such simple matters as making a phone call or ordering dinner exacerbate the tensions of playing on a less than familiar surface.

Posted by TennisOne @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, Clay Season, French Open, Grand Slams, Lindsay Davenport, Paris, Tennis | 33 Comments »

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2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
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6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
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