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not quite poetry in motion, but it’ll do for now

January 19, 2009


While we usually marvel at Roger Federer’s sublime forehand, his footwork and pin-point accurate serves, the often-overlooked and little-discussed quality that has lifted his game above other players is his consistency. Unfortunately, that seems to be deserting him more frequently these days. It was evident in his opening match at the Australian Open against Italy’s […]

oh roger roger…

May 9, 2008


Damn it! It was supposed to be the perfect opportunity for Roger Federer to win the Rome Masters, especially with Rafael Nadal unexpectedly knocked out in the earlier rounds and Federer himself seemed to be going from strength to strength with each match so far. Other formidable rivals who excel on clay, such as David […]

100th win and still dominant

May 1, 2008


Perhaps we should just wrap up the clay court season for tennis this year and move right on to the grass court season. Spain’s Rafael Nadal, probably the best clay court tennis player of all time, has just reached another astonishing milestone and does not even come close to slowing down on the red dirt […]

nadal bests federer in monte carlo

April 27, 2008


There was no third-time lucky for Roger Federer against his greatest nemesis Rafael Nadal on clay at Monte Carlo today. Nadal proved to be impregnable on the red dirt, solidifying his dominance by winning the Monte Carlo Masters for a historic fourth time, 7-5, 7-5. His record against the Swiss star is now 7-1 on […]

federer, nadal set up monte carlo final; djokovic wimps out

April 26, 2008


Equilibrium has been restored in the tennis world once again. The sport’s top two players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, will meet in the finals of tomorrow’s Monte Carlo Masters. It has been a long time since the two played each other, with their most recent meeting during last November’s Shanghai’s Masters’ Cup, where the […]

federer fights on in monte carlo

April 26, 2008


Could the tennis god Roger Federer we know and love be back? Is the world number one slowly, but steadily, regaining strength and confidence to perform dazzling feats of magic with his wand, the tennis racket, once again? Getty photo It has been a bumpy start for him this year. Most jaws fell to the […]

federer finds the road back

April 21, 2008


Roger Federer fans all over the world must be relieved to see their hero finally raise a tournament trophy yesterday with his win at Portugal’s Estoril Open, however qualified a victory it might have been. After a shaky start to the season (by Federer’s astronomical standards) he was finally able to catch a break and […]