What’s happened to Roger Federer?

April 28, 2010

A great moment for Latvian sport but Roger Federer’s limp exit at the hands of Ernests Gulbis at the Rome Masters was one of his worst defeats in recent memory.

Clay King Nadal back with a bang

April 19, 2010

TENNIS-MEN/MASTERSClay King Rafael Nadal is back. And if his knees hold up it’ll take a miracle to stop him winning a fifth French Open title in Paris starting next month.

Can Federer complete a calendar slam?

February 1, 2010

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Received wisdom heading into the Australian Open was that the combined effects of fatherhood and a record-breaking number of grand slams would reduce Roger Federer’s hunger for success to the point where mere mortals on the tour need fear him no longer.

Can Murray end Britain’s 74-year wait?

January 26, 2010

TENNIS-OPEN/Is there a more notorious and oft-bemoaned sporting drought than Britain ’s long – and very far from tantalising – wait for a men’s grand slam tennis champion?

Nadal loses battle of wounded knee

June 19, 2009

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Rafael Nadal will not be able to defend his Wimbledon title after losing his battle to recover from a knee injury.

What the future holds for Wimbledon

June 19, 2009

OK, we still don’t know whether Nadal will defend his Wimbledon title but we do know what the All England Club have in store following the redevelopment of centre court.

Spain’s sporting state of grace

June 16, 2009

pauPau Gasol’s triumph with the LA Lakers has prompted more articles in the Spanish media celebrating the country’s incredible run of sporting success.

Is Federer now the G.O.A.T?

June 9, 2009

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We’ve heard what some of the great and good of tennis have said about Roger Federer’s achievements but can we now rank him as the best player ever to have picked up a racket? Here, Ossian Shine considers the arguments, while in the post below Miles Evans urges a spot of caution.