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The (King Of) Clay Season

The (King Of) Clay Season

It’s that time of the year again. The sun is shining over Europe – at least in theory – and the tennis season heats up accordingly. To many, it’s the most fascinating part of the tennis calendar. More exciting yet ...

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“Nadal, Criticizing Operation Puerto” (From: Puntodebreak)

“Nadal, Criticizing Operation Puerto” (From: Puntodebreak)

Translated from: “Nadal, crítico con la Operación Puerto” (Puntodebreak.com, May 3, 2013) Discuss this and more with fellow tennis fans in our community forums. Rafa Nadal was intractable, commenting on the decisions over the Puerto Case.  From the Santo Domingo Social ...

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Monica Seles Stabbing: Steffi Graf’s Legacy

Monica Seles Stabbing: Steffi Graf’s Legacy

On April 20th 1993, during a Quarter Final with Magdalena Maleeva in Hamburg, the World Number 1 of Ladies Tennis, Monica Seles was stabbed between the shoulders with a boning knife by Gunther Parche, a crazed fan of Seles’s main rival ...

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“Verdasco, In Crisis” (From: El Pais)

“Verdasco, In Crisis”  (From: El Pais)

Translated from: “Verdasco, en crisis” (El Pais, April 23, 2013) Click here to discuss this and more with fellow tennis fans. To be an ex-champion is no assurance of repeating in a world as competitive as tennis.  Tommy Robredo and Fernando ...

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“Tribute To Juan Carlos Ferrero” (From: Marca)

“Tribute To Juan Carlos Ferrero” (From: Marca)

Translated from: “El Godó homenajea a Ferrero” (Marca, April 25, 2013) It was just before the second game of Rafa Nadal’s match against  Benoit Paire at the Barcelona Open, tournament organizers paid tribute to the great clay courter Juan Carlos Ferrero, who ...

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Peak Performance Analysis

Peak Performance Analysis

The project started as a way to try to figure out what ages do players have their best year(s) in. I fiddled with a rating system that would be relatively comprehensive but also simple enough not to take an enormous ...

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Young Guns, Players to watch in 2013

Young Guns, Players to watch in 2013

Below are ten players age 24 or younger that could be risers in the rankings and bear watching. They are ordered by current official ATP ranking (as of March 4th), and thus before Indian Wells. I’m also including their birth ...

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When Can We Expect A New Elite Player?

When Can We Expect A New Elite Player?

Let me define “elite player” as someone who is both a contender to win Grand Slam events and perennially in the top 5 – so right now there are only the Big Four (Djokovic, Murray, Federer, Nadal). There are a ...

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Where are the “mid-carders”?

Where are the “mid-carders”?

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, “mid-carders” is used in Boxing and MMA to describe fighters who aren’t super high profile and don’t main event, but fill up the rest of the card. A lot of them fighters ...

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