Tag Archives: Roger Federer

Nike Pimps Out Air(time) Jordan at U.S. Open

Product placement is no longer just a function of plunking down a Starbucks mug on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe or handing Seinfeld’s Kramer some Junior Mints. That’s so 1.0, yo. Welcome to Product Placement Umpteen.0, yo. From yesterday’s … Continue reading

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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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