Tag Archives: tennis

Is Nadal on pace to eclipse Federer?

TweetMichelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald assesses Rafael Nadal’s career prospects after his U.S. Open victory, and finds them comparable to Roger Federer.

Tennis nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

TweetTim Joyce of RealClearSports goes strolling down the memory lane of the 1970s tennis world¬†here and here, bringing back a lot of memories for this one-time diehard who doesn’t find the game quite that compelling any more. Perhaps it was because of those times — for me most notably involving one Billie Jean King — […]

Another U.S. Open, another early Roddick collapse

TweetThat Andy Roddick — the unwitting poster boy for the fading American male tennis profile — got knocked out of the U.S. Open early once again should come as no surprise. His second-round loss to 44th-ranked Janko Tipsarevic Wednesday¬†came with the usual official-baiting — “Call 1-800-RENT-A-REF!” — he screamed at one point. That too, has […]

Federer didn’t really have to do this, but . . .

TweetRoger Federer’s opening-round mauling of Brian Dabul in the U.S. Open Monday was rather uneventful, except for this point, which is rapidly making its way around the jockosphere this AM: Not surprisingly, Federer does lead the tennis money list, which is not as male dominated as you might think.