Opinion pieces.

Nobody beats Gilles Simon 13 times in a row

February 13, 2015 0

After learning that he would go up against Andy Murray in Friday’s ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals, Gilles Simon posted on Twitter that nobody will beat him 13 times in a row. Murray, of course, had defeated him on 12 consecutive occasions heading into this one. […]

Did Murray “melt down” in Australian Open final?

February 10, 2015 0

For British tennis fans, Andy Murray represents something of an unnerving enigma. Is he the world-class player that the media has built up, whose incredible returns, stamina and shot-making we occasionally see on our screens? Or is he another journeyman in the Tim Henman mold. […]

Berdych fills void of Murray feuds left by Del Potro and Federer

January 29, 2015 23

There is never a bad time to come up with an excuse for re-watching the epic Andy Murray vs. Juan Martin Del Potro feud at the 2008 Rome Masters, and now is an especially good time after Murray’s Australian Open quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych on Thursday invoked obvious memories. […]

Weekend wackos: Dimitrov, Isner go crazy in Melbourne

January 26, 2015 0

After John Isner lost to Gilles Muller during third-round action on Saturday, Grigor Dimitrov fell in a fourth-round four-setter to Andy Murray on Sunday. Before their respective exits, both men took their anger out on their rackets.

Australian Open seed report

January 15, 2015 0

We won’t know for sure until Friday’s Australian Open draw ceremony, but the current rankings–and accompanying tournament seedings–tell us what can and cannot happen in Melbourne. […]

Australian Open means one thing : the Melbourne ad!

January 12, 2015 0

Tennis fans who will be enjoying their 2015 Australian Open experience via the ESPN family of networks can get ready for steady diet of the famous (infamous?) Melbourne commercial. It is literally aired during every commercial break. […]

Will the Big 4 restore slam order in 2015?

September 16, 2014 0

The 2015 Grand Slam season will be remembered for bookend stunners. This year’s borderline hard-to-believe results beg the question: is a new era upon us or will the Big 4 restore order to the Grand Slam proceedings in 2015? […]

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