Tag Archives: Roger Federer

That’s Just So Stupid! (Novak Djerkovic U.S. Open Edition)

In the run-up to the 2013 U.S. Open, the New Yorker ran a major takeout by Lauren Collins on world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. Nut graf: Djokovic and his family were slow to internalize the codes of tennis, a … Continue reading

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On 7/7, 77 Years Of British Tennis Frustration Ended

Hey – Murray can beat this guy at Wimbledon. Yesterday Andy Murray, the Great UK Hope (Scotland Division), channeled Fred Perry, defeated Novak Djokovic, won the Wimbledon Championship – the first time a Brit has done so since 1936. From … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Goes All Wimbledamus

From our Nostradamus desk Monday’s Wall Street Journal featured this in its Sports section: Wimbledon Could Get Even Weirder After last week’s upsets, injuries and shoe-sole theatrics, will the ball keep bouncing funny? If you love Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic … Continue reading

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No Djok: Novak Will Take Wimbledon, But Who Cares

With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer flaming out at Wimbledon, it’s pretty much a lock for Novak Djokovic, who rolled in the second round over Bobby Reynolds. Odds are Djokovic will win the tournament, but his victory will be as … Continue reading

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Damn! Rafa Can’t Even Beat THIS Guy

What’s with the tennis journeymen who play the match of their lives against Rafael Nadal? (See 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol at last year’s Wimbledon for details.) Latest edition: Yesterday’s finals loss at the VTR Open in Chile to Horacio Zeballos, only … Continue reading

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Federer Reserve

The hardwatching staff has seen the great Roger Federer play a ton of matches over the past half-dozen years, but we’ve rarely seen him perform the way he did against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday. From the Los Angeles Times: Roger Federer … Continue reading

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Rafa Quote o’ the Day (pat. pending)

From Jason Gay’s Wall Street Journal review of Rafael Nadal’s French Open Final victory over Roger Federer: Sunday at Roland Garros, he defeated his elegant nemesis, Roger Federer, a man Nadal charmingly described to tennis gadfly John McEnroe as “the … Continue reading

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No Djok: Order Restored To French Open

Roger Federer did Rafael Nadal a favor by defeating Novak (41-0) Djokovic in Friday’s French Open semifinal. Nadal did not return the favor in Sunday’s French Open Final. Instead he reverted to form, beating Federer for the fourth straight time … Continue reading

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It’s A Whole New Ballgame In Men’s Tennis

The future seemed so simple, didn’t it? Roger Federer was fading, Rafael Nadal was surging. Nadal, with his nine Grand Slam titles, would take a serious run at Federer’s record 16 Slams. It was just a matter of time. Enter … Continue reading

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Nadal Grounds Federer Express

Say, that was some beatdown (as Patrick McEnroe labeled it) Rafael Nadal laid on Roger Federer in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson bakeoff, yeah? From the Los Angeles Times: Rafael Nadal easily beats Roger Federer The top-ranked Spaniard defeats … Continue reading

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