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Serena Williams: The Best Women’s Player Ever…What Will We Do When She’s Done?

Whenever she loses (which isn’t very often), it’s a shock to the tennis-watching world. She’s such a formidable opponent, that to win even a few games against her is impressive. She’s Serena Williams, and she’s the greatest female tennis star to ever play the game. [caption id="attachment_15494" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo Credit: Rueters[/caption] Her career statistics are mind-blowing, boasting ...

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The Future Of Tennis

This year’s Wimbledon has been anything but predictable. Rafael Nadal was ousted in the first round by relatively unknown Steve Darcis. Roger Federer didn’t last much longer, getting knocked out in the second round by Sergiy Stakhovky. John Isner, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka also made early exits, and while some heavy-hitters are still very much alive, the question must be asked: is this era of su ...

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Have We Seen The Last Of Roger Federer?

[caption id="attachment_14287" align="aligncenter" width="600"] via standard.co.uk[/caption] He currently holds the record for most career Grand Slam singles titles, with 17. He’s reached at least the quarterfinals of every major in 36 consecutive tournaments. That’s nine years. He spent 302 successive weeks atop the ATP Rankings from 2004 to 2012. He is undeniably the best overall tennis player in history, ...

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Top 9: Most Epic Tennis Matches of the Last Five Years

In light of Novak Djokovic’s hard-fought 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10 victory over the 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday, I’ve decided to rank the most epic tennis Grand Slam matches of the last five years. Tennis fans have been treated to some incredibly intense matches in a very short amount of time, so let’s count them down. 9) Lukas Rosol def. Rafael Nada ...

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Rafael Nadal: Legend or Bust?

His play is electrifying, with a grace and fluidity matched by few in the game today. Three years ago he was almost unarguably the best player in the game, superior to Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.  Today, however, that must be questioned. On Friday, Rafael Nadal announced that, due to a stomach virus, he won’t be partaking in the Australian Open this year, which starts on January 14th. Th ...

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Previewing The Rest Of Tennis Season

Since the US Open, there have been some subtle shifts in the tennis landscape, but none nearly as noteworthy as Andy Murray’s breakthrough championship at Flushing Meadows. The budding rivalry between Murray and Djokovic has continued to materialize though: the Scot and the Serb met in another epic final in Shanghai last Sunday. Post- US Open tennis though is not usually a time for the big four to showcase ...

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Roger Federer Look-A-Like: Graham Zusi

Doppleganger professional athletes are very hard to come by. While watching the USA vs. Jamaica World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Roger Federer plays soccer?!” Of course, the man I was watching run the right flank was not Feds, but turned out to be Graham Zusi, one of the newest members of the US National Team. Zusi played well in his first USMNT start, and as both ...

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