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August 13th, 2008

Federer, Nadal, Williams Sisters All Just Three Wins From Gold

We are getting down to nitty-gritty across the way at the Beijing Olympics. Later today the quarterfinals get underway with a line-up loaded with star power.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:54 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 142 Comments »

August 12th, 2008

Federer Gets a Win over Rafael at Beijing Olympics

Okay. So it was the wrong Rafael. It wasn’t Rafael Nadal that Roger Federer beat 6-2, 6-4 earlier today at the Beijing Olympics second round. It was Rafael Arevalo.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:34 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics, Tennis, Tennis on TV, US Open, US Open Series | 91 Comments »

August 7th, 2008

U.S. Olympic Tennis Preview: Tough Draws for Blake, Men

Ginepri opens against world No. 3 Novak Djokovic, while Querrey has two winnable matches before a potential third-round meeting against world No. 2 Rafael Nadal. Blake, the No. 8 seed, opens against big-serving Aussie Chris Guccione, and hopes to make a quarterfinal meeting against world No. 1 Roger Federer.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:22 pm in Olympics, Tennis | 12 Comments »

August 7th, 2008

Federer Bids for Olympic Tennis Gold in Beijing

I have to admit, I’m pretty lukewarm when it comes to pro tennis being part of the Olympics and the Beijing games which open tomorrow.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:46 am in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 111 Comments »

August 3rd, 2008

Nadal Gets No. 1, Then Gets Clobbered by Djokovic; Jankovic New WTA No. 1?

First congratulations to Rafael Nadal and his legion of supporters. The Spaniard has waited a long, very long time to get the top of tennis and he’s finally done it.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:43 pm in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 65 Comments »

August 1st, 2008

Sharapova to Miss Olympics, US Open Due to Shoulder Tear

Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will miss the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games and the US Open according to her official website, mariasharapova.com.

Posted by Staff @ 3:52 pm in Olympics, US Open, WTA Tour | 15 Comments »

July 29th, 2008

Roddick, Federer, Djokovic Out to Find Form in Cincy; Nadal Out for No. 1

Disbelievers, Rafael Nadal won Toronto, and he won it emphatically losing just one single set. The guy has now won 29 straight matches spanning three different surfaces.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:06 am in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open, US Open Series | 162 Comments »

July 27th, 2008

Breaking Down the No. 1 Ranking Between Federer, Nadal

What a surprise, Rafael Nadal wins again, beating Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 to claim the Toronto Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:12 pm in ATP, Canadian Open, Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 230 Comments »

July 20th, 2008

Nadal, Federer: What Lies Ahead?

In sports, a measure of greatness is seeing just how a champion responds after getting hit. Well, Roger Federer got hit by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final, then five weeks later Nadal knocked him down in the Wimbledon final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:00 pm in Canadian Open, French Open, No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon | 128 Comments »

January 6th, 2008

2008: Federer Eyes Olympics, Svelte Serena Focused on No. 1

2008 is going to different year for the Swiss star than it was in 2007, 2006 and 2005 for the simple reason that it’s an Olympic year.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:29 pm in ATP, Lindsay Davenport, Olympics | 217 Comments »