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.

What the players say about Roger Federer

June 8, 2009

federerWith the French Open trophy tucked under his arm at long last, it was job done for Roger Federer.

Federer the great finally wins at Roland Garros

June 7, 2009

Roger Federer ended his French Open jinx when he swept past Swede Robin Soderling 6-1 7-6 6-4 in the final to clinch his first Roland Garros title on Sunday.

Murray may never find magic French formula … but so what?

May 29, 2009

murrayDefine the perfect claycourt tennis player.

How about: The patient counter puncher who’s happy to trade blows from the baseline until his opponent makes an error then pounces with an angled drive or pinpoint passing shot.

Murray handed awkward French Open draw

May 22, 2009

French Open third seed Andy Murray has been given a really tough first round opponent in Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela.

Wimbledon’s “break with tradition” gets Agassi thumbs up

May 18, 2009

 

The tennis blogosphere seems to have welcomed the new roof on Wimbledon’s centre court with open arms (see here, here and here for a taste), as did Andre Agassi when he was asked about his invitation to play at Sunday’s event.

Can anyone crack Rafael Nadal on clay?

April 24, 2009

After only eight days into the 57-date European claycourt season, it seems as if only one name will be engraved on the French Open trophy this year.

Serena survives scare as women’s tennis continues to enthral

April 1, 2009

serenaSerena Williams just survived a real scare against China’s Li Na at the Sony Ericsson Open here at Key Biscayne, Miami. The world number one’s bid to reach her sixth title in this event hung in the balance during a second set tie-break after she had made a dreadful start losing the first set 6-4.