Federer thrills Indian fans by replacing Nadal in inaugural IPTL

Originally posted on Living Tennis:
It proved to be a frantic 24 hours for Mahesh Bhupathi and his brainchild, the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL)—a brand-new competition styled on cricket’s Indian Premier League. No sooner had he announced that Rafael Nadal, his headline act for the India-based team Micromax Indian Aces…. We regret to announce…

Why Tennis is the Best Sport

Prelude This series will with humor argue that tennis is the best sport for fans to follow.  We will look at some sports as groups and some individually. The Obvious Ones Bowling:  Tennis is better than bowling for a myriad of reasons.  First, bowling has a cap on how well a players’ performance can be…

China’s Li Na announces retirement from tennis

Originally posted on The Triple Bagel:
News today that Chinese tennis superstar Li Na has announced her retirement with immediate effect. The two-time grand slam champion came to the decision having struggled with injury in the late stages of her career. Today Li Na announced her retirement in the form of an open letter, paraphrased…

Tennis Champ Andy Murray is Backing Scottish Independence

Originally posted on TIME:
Game, set and match to Scottish independence? Hours before polling stations opened in Scotland this morning, Scottish tennis star Andy Murray finally revealed his support for the Yes campaign, saying that the negative campaign tactics of the No camp had swung his views. “Huge day for Scotland today!” he tweeted to…

Will the Big 4 restore slam order in 2015?

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The 2014 Grand Slam season will be remembered for bookend stunners. We thought it could not get more surprising than Stan Wawrinka’s triumph at the Australian Open, but it did just that when Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori squared off in the U.S. Open final earlier this month. By prevailing…

Is Novak Djokovic’s Racket His Secret Weapon?

Originally posted on Living Tennis:
There’s always a lot of speculation over what rackets the pros really use. Most of us are aware that a lot of the time the rackets that the pro’s are advertised to use aren’t really what you see them playing with. In this post I hope to shed just a…

US Open 2014 Review

Originally posted on Tennis Talk :
Over 250 players took part in the main draw for one of the biggest prizes in tennis but as we know there can only be two winners at the end of the two weeks those being Serena Williams and Marin Cilic. So, what happened over the last two weeks? CiCi…

Switzerland powers past Italy to go into the Davis Cup final.

Originally posted on tennistipsfromapro:
A great clip here of a jubilant Swiss Davis Cup captain, Severin Luthi and Swiss # 2 Stan Wawrinka chairing Roger Federer around the stadium following his win over Italy’s Fabio Fognini which clinched the semi-final tie for the Swiss team. Federer has made the Davis Cup a priority this year,…

FINDING FEDERER

Originally posted on Get Sporty:
Odes to Roger Federer are aplenty. And while his elegance, grace, aesthetic and athletic ability have all been analysed by the greatest of the great sports writers and experts, I still feel compelled to add an insignificant speck to that glitzing galaxy. That is because for all the domination he’s…