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French Open Final: Djokovic The Favorite But Don’t Rule Out Wawrinka

French Open Final: Djokovic The Favorite But Don’t Rule Out Wawrinka

The men’s French Open singles final will have the first-seed Novak Djokovic facing the eighth-seed Stan Wawrinka. Djokovic is playing his third final at Roland Garros, and is aiming for his first title there, completing the Career Grand Slam. And ...

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TENNIS QUIZ: French Open Champions

TENNIS QUIZ: French Open Champions

Test your knowledge of the French Open! See if you can name every French Open champion since the Open Era began in 1968! You have to have all 48 champions in order! (For those of you who need to cheat ...

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Where Were They (When They Were as Old as Roger Federer)?

Where Were They (When They Were as Old as Roger Federer)?

I didn’t get a chance to watch the Indian Wells final, but intermittently checking the ATP World Tour’s live scores I was somewhat distracted from making and eating dinner. When the match was over, I felt the usual disappointment for ...

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Tennis Quiz: Australian Open Champions / Tim Board

Tennis Quiz: Australian Open Champions / Tim Board

Can you name the Open Era Australian Open Men’s Champions in chronological order? What about the Women’s Champions? Test your knowledge of tennis history by playing the first in a series of Tennis Frontier Tennis Quizzes. Cover Photo (Creative Commons License): ...

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What to Expect from Stan Wawrinka in 2015? / Kalle Tyynelä

What to Expect from Stan Wawrinka in 2015? / Kalle Tyynelä

Stan Wawrinka has been a late-bloomer. Not many, if any, people expected him to be the first new Grand Slam champion after 2013, despite Stan having broken back into the Top 10, and showing skills to challenge the best players. ...

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Down the T #7: An Interview with Troy Deighton, Lines Umpire / Margaret McAleer

Down the T #7: An Interview with Troy Deighton, Lines Umpire / Margaret McAleer

“Team work is the key to becoming a successful lines umpire. Not only do they call all shots related to their assigned line, they also work together with the Chair Umpire so that the match is played in a professional ...

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15 Up-and-Coming Players to Watch in 2015 / Jonathan Northrop

15 Up-and-Coming Players to Watch in 2015 / Jonathan Northrop

As the first tournaments of 2015 wrap up, it is almost shocking to think that the Australian Open is just around the corner on January 19. As always, we’ll all be watching the top players with the usual questions: How ...

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Has Rafa Improved Since He Was 19? / Jonathan Northrop

Has Rafa Improved Since He Was 19? / Jonathan Northrop

The Spanish Meteor I realize the question must seem silly and/or rhetorical, but bear with me. As I was reading through some conversations about Rafael Nadal on the Tennis Frontier discussion forums and looking at his career statistics page on ...

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Second Tier Players

Second Tier Players

Most tennis fans, whether casual or serious, tend to follow the elites – the best players in the game who are perennial contenders for Grand Slams, ranked in the Top 5, and assemble resumes for the history books. Think Roger ...

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Top 20 Greatest Players of All Time (Yet Another Take)

Top 20 Greatest Players of All Time (Yet Another Take)

Here’s another take on the Top 20 of all time – they’re always fun to talk about and never fail to get someone’s panties in a wad. The caveat is just that: it is a take and is not meant ...

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