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Highlights and Aces – The Best of Tennis 2015

 

Since the clock is close to running out on 2015, here’s a very quick look back at the players and moments that stood out to me the most this year. Continue reading

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Grazie Flavia.

 

So like many tennis fans, I planned to be at the final Saturday of the US Open thinking that I’d see Serena Williams not only defend her US Open title, but also complete the rare calendar Grand Slam. Despite yet another up and down two weeks of emotions, three set matches and battling past her own sister Venus, the World No. 1 looked certain to complete her quest. So long as she kept her nerves together.

But then I got an unexpected surprise. Continue reading

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Dancing With The Stars

Another Wimbledon is now in the history books, especially this year’s edition that saw several players achieve more significant chapters to their already legendary careers. Plus, we saw a few young players take the next step in their careers while others took quite a noticeable stumble Here’s some final thoughts on the memorable fortnight. Continue reading

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Top of the Pops

With Wimbledon, the sport’s biggest event, set to start on Monday, it’s probably no surprise that several dads are leading contenders for the coveted gentlemen’s title. Yet ironically one father, who is not even a player, may end up being part of the biggest story of the fortnight if history does come to pass. Continue reading

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You Didn’t See That Coming. Did You?

“You Didn’t See That Coming. Did You?”

That’s what a friend said to me a day after the French Open men’s final that ended with Stan Wawrinka holding up the coveted trophy with a surprise but well-earned victory. “Stanimal”, as he’s known, may have seen the title in his future. But like my friend, few in the tennis world would have predicted Wawrinka winning against the man many felt was destined to finally do so in Novak Djokovic. Now that reality is slowly sinking in, including for Wawrinka, that yes he really did win another major, the next question for the “Stan the Man” is – can he do it again? Continue reading

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Obviously.

“Obviously today I’m not as good as I (was).” – Rafael Nadal.

“You cannot take away the past 10 years…He is still the favorite to me,” Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal.

It’s odd to think of Roland Garros as unfamiliar territory for Rafael Nadal. After all, the Spanish star has won the title nine times in his career and enters this year as defending champion. Yet the next few weeks could provide the most certainty, and uncertainty, of his career. Continue reading

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Building an Empire

As television watchers in the U.S. tuned in by the millions to watch the season finale of the hit Fox show “Empire”, tennis watchers around the same time were also focusing on two very much for real rulers trying to extend their own reigns over the sport. Continue reading

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