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

January 19, 2009

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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

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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 […]

nadal knocked out in rome

May 7, 2008

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Getty Images photo Wow, what a shocker. In what should have been a routine match for clay court king Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Rome Masters, he suffered a shocking upset in the hands of former French Open champion and Spanish compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero, 7-5, 6-1. Ferrero now joins the very […]

100th win and still dominant

May 1, 2008

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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

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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

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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 […]

gene tests to spot sports talent

April 26, 2008

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Would you prefer to watch a sports game full of uber-atheletes, a dream team filled with the best of the best, such as baseball games played by teams made up totally of Alex Rodriguez-caliber players or basketball games where everyone has Lebron James-like abilities? To sports fans, it might sound like fun, but too good […]