Federer 32.0

Roger Federer has added Stefan Edberg to his coaching team.  He has also been practicing with a larger racquet.  These moves seem to suggest Roger has not given up on his tennis career due to his ranking dropping to #6 in the world. Edberg Makes Sense I don’t think Federer will be emulating Stefan Edberg’s…

2014 Grand Slam predictions

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The 2014 tennis season is less than a week away and the Australian Open is a mere 19 days out, so it’s time to make predictions for the year’s four Grand Slams. Feel free to join the fun with your own predictions in the comments section! Australian Open – Novak…

Murray is back and ready

Originally posted on Talking Tennis Points:
Andy Murray made his return to the court yesterday, competing in his first match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships since undergoing back surgery. The British number one was beaten in his opening game against Jo Wilfred Tsonga losing 7-5, 6-3 but he finished off the tournament in 5th…

Johnson saves match point, snags wild card into Australian Open

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Steve Johnson comes back from the brink of defeat to earn the USTA’s wild card into next month’s Australian Open. Johnson battles past Tennys Sandgren in five sets in Sunday’s championship match of the eight-man tournament held in Atlanta, GA. Steve Johnson played his way into the main draw of…

L’Equipe names Rafael Nadal ‘Champion of Champions’ in 2013

Rafael Nadal Fans Another one for the collection. The prestigious daily newspaper L’Equipe awarded the best athlete of the year award to Rafael Nadal. Rafa is the newest ‘Champions des Champions’ (Champion of Champions), and figures amongst other athletic greats such as Carl Lewis, Ayrton Senna, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Zinedine Zidane or Usain Bolt who have also won the award. Jamaican sprinter Usain…