Many of the most riveting sporting events in human history have been described by those who witnessed it as “back and forth.” Tennis, by definition, is a back and forth game. When titans of the court clash we are often witnesses to some of the most awe inspiring athletic feats imaginable. Tennis has delivered a number of epic clashes throughout history. Debates will rage on … [Read more...] about 5 most epic tennis matches of all time
For the first time since early in 2010, a men’s Grand Slam trophy will be engraved with a name other than Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, thanks to Roger Federer’s victory over the latter in the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals on Friday. Djokovic and Nadal had combined to win the last nine major tournaments, going all the way back to the 2010 Australian Open, but Wimbledon 2012 … [Read more...] about Wimbledon 2012: Federer downs Djokovic, nears top world ranking
With 11 days of Wimbledon behind us, four of the world’s top five players stand just one victory away from a spot in the final. While Rafael Nadal’s absence will make the winner of the Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer matchup the likely championship favorite, either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will also capitalize on the Spaniard’s early exit by sneaking into his first … [Read more...] about Wimbledon semifinal preview: Djokovic-Federer, Murray-Tsonga
With Rafael Nadal’s shocking loss Thursday at Wimbledon, the door might just be cracked open for Roger Federer to make one last run, as he seeks a record-tying seventh Wimbledon title. Nadal fell in five sets in Wimbledon’s second round—tying his earliest exit in a Grand Slam tournament in his career—to the No. 100-ranked player in the world, Lukas Rosol, the lowest ranked … [Read more...] about Nadal out early at Wimbledon: Door open for Federer, Murray?