Unfortunately, age has no favorites

After a remarkable run to the final and a thrilling 5 set loss to Federer, Nadal is feeling the after effects of just how grueling a 7 match slam can be. While the mind may be willing, the body may not be and in this case, Nadal’s doctors are urging him to rest before competing [see more]

Upstarts wreak havoc for top women in Sydney

From ESPN Russian teen Daria Kasatkina has confirmed she will be one to watch at the Australian Open, tuning up with an impressive straight-sets win over world No.1 Angelique Kerber at the Sydney International. Kasatkina was far too composed in her second meeting with Kerber, who won grand slams in Melbourne and New York last year to [see more]

Being Sir or being #1 Murray seeks his place among elite

From ESPN Off the court, Sir Andy Murray already stands above the other members of the Big Four. However much their respective fanbases may wish it to be so, Federer will never be Sir Roger, Nadal will never be introduced as Sir Rafa and Djokovic will never go by the title of Sir Novak. And now, over [see more]

Murray falls to Djokovic in Qatar Final

From ESPN Andy Murray’s hopes of a first title of 2017 ended in disappointment as he suffered a dramatic three-set defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Qatar Open. Defending champion Djokovic appeared to be heading for a straight sets win in Doha, but Murray saved three match points before taking the tie to a [see more]

Sharapova set for return at Stuttgart

From ESPN Maria Sharapova will make her professional tennis comeback following her doping ban at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart in April. The former world No. 1 is serving a 15-month ban after testing positive for cardiac drug meldonium last January and is eligible to compete again on April 26. The Stuttgart tournament is an [see more]

Federer prepares for return

Story credit to Christopher Cleary & the New York Times Roger Federer playing a five-set match against Marin Cilic at Wimbledon in June. Federer said he felt “fresh in the feet” after that match, a welcome departure after foot problems he has battled for some time.CreditTony O’Brien/Reuters  Summer is coming, the Australian summer, and Roger Federer is preparing [see more]

Roger Federer Welcomes the End … Of a Layoff, Not His Career

Story credit to Christopher Clarey & New York Times Roger Federer ended his season after losing a semifinal match at Wimbledon against Milos Raonic. After taking the time to heal his troublesome left knee, Federer is ready for his return. CreditBen Curtis/Associated Press  The Federer family has shared many a road trip, but in this unusually [see more]

Is it just this season or is Roger Federer done?

Just six days after Roger Federer revealed he would be starting 2017 at Perth’s Hopman Cup, the Swiss great announced that his current season is over, almost four months early. For a veteran who will be blowing out 35 birthday candles on August 8, this is an unwelcome twist. But not the last one, he insists. [see more]

Bodo on Serena’s Dominance

by Peter Bodo for ESPN The plot leading to the second Grand Slam of 2016 has been filled with unexpected twists and turns, but the ending is a familiar one: Can anyone beat Serena Williams at the French Open? The question lingers like smoke over the rest week before the start at Roland Garros. The fire: Williams’ [see more]

WTA – a tour with plenty of stars, but almost no champions

By Peter Bodo The tour seems to have bred a culture of lowered expectations. (AP)  Angelique Kerber played her first official WTA match as a Grand Slam champion in Doha earlier this week, and a fan expecting a spectacular show could be forgiven for asking for her money back. Kerber, the top seed, lost to Zheng Saisai [see more]