No:18!

Even the most optimistic Roger Federer fan would not have anticipated what happened in January 2018, at the Australian Open. When Federer won Wimbledon in 2012, most fans like me would have come to terms with the fact that the heydays were over and we would have to resign ourselves to sporadic results or even …

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ATP 2004-15 – The 3 phases of domination …

Though we have 3 great players in the current generation (Andy Murray is very consistent and is always a contender at the major tournaments, but I do not think he is solidly in the Federer/Nadal/Djokovic conversation), there has been a distinct set of domination phases during the 2004-2015 time period, as highlighted below.   Federer Phase (2004-2007, …

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Greatest Tennis season over the past 30 years?

Pardon the almost unreadable quality of my table (Did not want to splurge on a paid WordPress account for the Plugins 😉 ... (1) Obviously, more credence is given to performance in the Grand Slams, the 4 tournaments with the biggest coverage, impact, money and pressure (2) Even though Djokovic has a "3-0" (with respect to …

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The biggest upset in Tennis History? Nah, I dont think so …

First of all, I am still "recovering" from the huge disappointment I have (as a fan) with Roger Federer's monumental loss in the 2nd round of Wimbledon 2013, to Sergiy Stakhovsky, who is a journeyman tennis player (at best). After 36 consecutive Grand Slam QuarterFinals over 9 years (I repeat, 9 years!), the streak comes …

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