Greg Rusedski: Nadal shows he is still the clay king

April 24, 2012

The Monte Carlo Master Series is a good indicator for who is in good clay court form early during the run up to the French Open. Rafael Nadal has won this event the last 7 years in a row, which has never happened before on the ATP Tour.

Roddick leads movement for ATP change

January 18, 2012

By Martyn Herman 

Andy Roddick on Friday insisted that tennis players must adopt “one voice” to push through changes to the ATP Tour but that may not be as easy as it seems despite the general feeling of solidarity.

Djokovic and Kvitova lead European charge

July 3, 2011

Few things in sport can be sweeter than lifting the Wimbledon trophy, as Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova found out on Saturday and Sunday.

Mercury rises on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

June 27, 2011

A record crowd for a Wimbledon second Monday witnessed some breathtaking tennis while finding the time to take onboard plenty of liquids as temperatures soared in London.

Strawberries but no queues at Roland Garros

May 25, 2011

My first visit to the French Open has so far been an eye-opener and not just because of Rafa Nadal’s first round struggles.

Is Federer on a downward spiral? Not a chance

April 15, 2011

TENNIS-MEN/MONTECARLORoger Federer lost 6-4 6-4 to Juergen Melzer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Friday prompting renewed speculation the Swiss master is well past his best. He is down to world number three now having won only one tournament so far this year.

Djokovic becomes a Serb-Inator to really fear

April 4, 2011

RTR2KS4Y1NOVAKNovak Djokovic’s 26-match hot streak dating back to the end of last year when he helped Serbia win the Davis Cup shows no sign of cooling and even Europe’s slow red dirt will hold no fears for the 23-year-old Serb this year.

Nadal hopes his numbers add up as he chases Rafa Slam

January 15, 2011

TENNIS-OPEN/Fourteen days, seven matches, 21 winning sets and at least 126 winning games – that is all that is separating Rafael Nadal from pulling off the “Rafa Slam”.

Nadal success sparks new GOAT debate

September 15, 2010

TENNIS-OPEN/Rafael Nadal ticked off another box when he joined an exclusive group of men to win a career grand slam and in doing so re-ignited the debate about whether he or Roger Federer is the better player.

From the baseline: Tricky shot

August 31, 2010

A combination photo shows Roger Federer of Switzerland returning a winning shot between his legs while playing against Brian Dabul of Argentina during their opening night match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trick shots are nothing new for five-time U.S. Open champ Roger Federer.

With five former champs seeing action on day one, it was a spectacular between the legs shot during the second set of his victory over Argentine baseliner Brian Dabul that will dominate talk around the water cooler this morning.