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Tennis G.O.A.T. Debate: Roger Federer Trumps Rafael Nadal as US Open Looms

Published: July 31, 2011

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal are synonymous with the acronym “G.O.A.T.”, or “Greatest of All Time”. These two players are in the elite inner circle of tennis, along with Pete Sampras, Rod Laver, and Bjorn Borg.  Yet, among these five stellar players is the true G.O.A.T.  It’s just that the population has not been able to determine one, and only one, player to... 

2011 US Open: Why Rafael Nadal Won’t Win the 2011 US Open Championships

Published: July 21, 2011

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The US Open is coming nearer and nearer.  In just a month, play will begin at Flushing Meadows in New York.   Like with the other Grand Slam tournaments, people will always try to predict who will be the winner. And while we wait for the time to come, here are some reasons Rafael Nadal, the current world No. 2, will not be the King of Queens this year around. Begin Slideshow  Read More →

Roger Federer’s Generation Is Better Than Today’s Tennis Players: An Analysis

Published: July 8, 2011

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“Roger [Federer] managed to [keep up an extraordinary level of play]…because it was a weak era.” -Vijaylakshmi Shetty   Is this true?  As a Roger Federer admirer, I will have to disagree with an emphatic “No!”  Remaining as objective as possible, let us analyze this debated topic.   Rankings: Generation Federer vs. Current Generation As of this week... 

Rafael Nadal and His Noteworthy Ways: A Critic’s Critique

Published: April 26, 2011

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A heart drowning in disappointment—a disappointment many tennis players have felt after playing the beast himself, Rafael Nadal.   It is not a disappointment many should feel when playing the humble, honest and modest Nadal. But it is a feeling many do feel when victory is grasped, only to hear an excuse, a rebuttal or a display of poor sportsmanship. Robin Soderling, Juan del Potro, Andy... 

Double Bagel: The Most Mentally Weak Female Tennis Players in the 21st Century

Published: March 5, 2011

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We all know about Serena Williams, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, et al., and their unbreakable mental games. But what about their opposites? Choking can happen any time: when up a set, when in a tight spot, or when close to the finish line. The following players are known for their theatrical performances on the tennis court—Romeo and Juliet, if you will. Begin Slideshow  Read More →

It’s Catching Up: Djokovic-Nadal Rivalry Hot on Federer-Nadal Rivalry’s Heels

Published: February 7, 2011

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Any casual follower of tennis probably knows the names “Roger Federer” and “Rafael Nadal.”  Their rivalry has been the sport.  It has been the source of millions of followers—young, old, male, female, white, black.  But an already established rivalry is kicking up pace, and in a manner unexpected. Some players are just better than others, and Novak Djokovic... 

Australian Open 2011: The Belgian Waffles Fight for Supremacy

Published: January 19, 2011

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Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters have been on the tennis map for several years, but the spotlight on the ‘Belgian Waffles’ this year only intensifies.  The start of the year will be pivotal for the two, as both players search for grand slam glory once more. For Justine Henin, it is difficult to see her lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.  For Kim Clijsters, it is even more a... 

Andy Roddick: Can He Break The Federer-Nadal Stranglehold at The Grand Slams?

Published: January 7, 2011

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In tennis years, it was a long time ago—more than 7 years ago, it was a slightly chaotic scene at the tennis tournaments.  Pete Sampras was done, and an aging Andre Agassi was bound to call it quits soon. A new generation of players from all over the world began to flourish:  Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Marat Safin, Roger Federer, and Andy Roddick.   Andy Roddick stepped... 

Tennis Rankings: The Top 10 Players of 2010

Published: December 7, 2010

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The debate these days is who is GOAT, especially between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.  It’s inspired the coinage of words such as ‘Rafanatics,’ ‘Fedtards,’ and ‘Groupie #1.’ But have you heard of the acronym GOTY?  It’s much easier to determine than to say.  You may have already correctly guessed it: Greatest of the Year.   I’ve... 

Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro: Outlooks for 2011

Published: December 1, 2010

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*This article is in response to Ms. Vijaylakshmi Shetty’s post. The tennis season has come to an end—we can hardly wait for the next season to begin. Tennis fans around the globe witnessed dominance in its purest form. In the World Tour Finals, Roger Federer played like he did from 2004 to 2006—not vintage Federer, not the Federer of old, but just Federer.   He made the top eight... 

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