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What If: Andy Roddick’s Career Without Roger Federer

What If: Andy Roddick’s Career Without Roger Federer

Andy Roddick, newly elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame, had an excellent career. He didn’t make the cut to make it into my Top 20 Players of the Open Era, but he’s just outside it. He’s among the better ...

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The Open Era Top Twenty at the End of 2016

The Open Era Top Twenty at the End of 2016

By Jonathan Northrop With another year in the books, and encouraged by an email from a reader of Tennis Frontier, I thought I’d offer a highly subjective but statistically informed list of the greatest players of the Open Era. Another ...

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Indian Wells-Miami Double. The Fifth Grand Slam?

Indian Wells-Miami Double. The Fifth Grand Slam?

In recent years the Indian Wells tournament in California, the first Masters event of the tennis season, has been regarded in some circles as the fifth Grand Slam. The tournament boasts state of the art facilities, a giant stadium and ...

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Open Era Generations, Part Twelve: Gen 10 (1979-83) – Generation Federer

Open Era Generations, Part Twelve: Gen 10 (1979-83) – Generation Federer

Why the name? What else could it be called? Roger Federer dominated his peers unlike any player since at least Bjorn Borg. Consider that he is the only player born in the fourteen-year span of 1972-85 who has more than ...

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2015 ATP World Tour Finals: Title Match Preview

2015 ATP World Tour Finals: Title Match Preview

As predicted in the tournament preview here this time last week, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer shall contest today’s final of the season ending finale. It is fitting that the two best players of the year, who have contested six ...

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2015 World Tour Finals: Semifinals Preview

2015 World Tour Finals: Semifinals Preview

First Semi-final: Djokovic vs. Nadal Nadal has been the standout player of not only his group, but perhaps the tournament. He dealt with Wawrinka and Murray pretty tamely, dispatching both in straight sets, whilst surviving a tenacious challenge from compatriot ...

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2015 ATP World Tour Finals Preview

2015 ATP World Tour Finals Preview

‘The end is here’ ‘The Final showdown’ ‘The Stage Is Set’ ‘Insert overdramatic cliché’. Yes, ATP overkill at its finest. But cynicism aside, I am of course looking forward to the season ending shindig in London. It is a pleasure ...

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Hot on the Frontier: When will Djokovic lose the #1 ranking (and can he surpass Federer’s 302 weeks at #1)?

Hot on the Frontier: When will Djokovic lose the #1 ranking (and can he surpass Federer’s 302 weeks at #1)?

This Week’s “Hot on the Frontier” topic is “When will Novak lose the #1 ranking (and can he surpass Roger’s 302 weeks at #1)?” This topic was started by Tennis Frontier member El Dude. It certainly got a lot of ...

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Hot on the Frontier: Is This the Beginning of The Decline?

Hot on the Frontier: Is This the Beginning of The Decline?

Our hottest new topic in our discussion forum: “This Is the Beginning of The Decline“ Roger Federer, the Shanghai Masters defending champion, suffered a shocking second-round upset at the hands of Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas. One of our members, Luxilon Borg, started this week’s hot topic ...

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2015 US Open Review

2015 US Open Review

As the 2015 U.S. Open approached, there were two questions that tennis fans wanted answered: Would Serena Williams achieve the first Calendar-Year Grand Slam in 27 years, and who would challenge Novak Djokovic for the men’s title? The tournament gave ...

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