Tag: ATP

Wimbledon 2017: Draw Analysis
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Wimbledon 2017: Draw Analysis

The 2017 edition of Wimbledon starts in a couple of days, with many storylines wrapped around how the upcoming 2 weeks shall transpire. Sportwalk analyzes the Wimbledon ’17 Draw, weighing up on the draws of the top seeds and possible early-round blockbusters. Tricky Draw For Murray Let’s start with our top seed and defending champion, Andy...

Roger Federer on course for his 19th?
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Roger Federer on course for his 19th?

At the start of the year, who would have thought that Roger Federer would be entering SW19 with a legit chance of going past Pete Sampras and adding to his tally of slams? Being an ardent fan for all these years and seeing him do magical things I’ve learnt never to doubt him but I...

La Decima: The Mythical Tale of Rafael Nadal
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La Decima: The Mythical Tale of Rafael Nadal

LA DECIMA, probably the most used phrase among tennis fans in last 3 months by the tennis fans around the globe, be it in verbal discussions or on the internet. Winning a single grand slam ten times was unheard of, until Rafael Nadal made it happen, not once, but three times, at Monte Carlo, Barcelona...

Roland Garros 2017: Men’s Draw Analysis
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Roland Garros 2017: Men’s Draw Analysis

With the 2017 Roland Garros set to kick off come Sunday, Sportwalk analyses the draw of the men’s singles event. This year, there are many storylines that have garnered attention. Rafa Nadal’s resurgence, Djokovic’s slump, Dominic Thiem and Sascha Zverev’s uprising, and the rise of the Dark Horses à la the two Pablos – Cuevas...

The worst number one in tennis: A case study
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The worst number one in tennis: A case study

Last year, Andy Murray’s ascension to World No. 1 took shape in the months following US Open. Until US Open, the gap between Novak and Andy was so wide that it seemed unthinkable that he might soon reach the pinnacle of the rankings. But then as US Open ended, Novak took his foot off the...

Alexander the Great: Sascha Zverev’s Coming of Age
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Alexander the Great: Sascha Zverev’s Coming of Age

I first encountered the name Zverev in the year 2013, when Mischa Zverev played Roger Federer in a quarter-final on the greens of Halle. Zverev was given a pounding, losing 6-0, 6-0 to give Federer only the second double bagel of his career. Even for a Federer fan, it was an embarrassing sight. It would...

The Achilles’ Heel for Novak Djokovic
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The Achilles’ Heel for Novak Djokovic

A year back, if Novak Djokovic had lost in the semifinals of a tournament, it would’ve made the headlines. The news media would’ve gone absolute bonkers, diagnosing every little mistake committed and proposing that the loss might mean the end of Djokovic’s domination. This year, things have taken a 180-degree turn and Djokovic making semifinals of a...

Rome Masters 2017: Draw Analysis
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Rome Masters 2017: Draw Analysis

The fifth Masters 1000 of the year, Italian Open is all set to host the best players on tour. The tournament has a rich history dating back to the 1930’s, when it was first held in Milan. After undergoing a change in location multiple times through the decades, it has remained in Rome since 1987....

The Man From Earth: A tribute to Rafael Nadal
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The Man From Earth: A tribute to Rafael Nadal

Would the earth ever reach the stars in the sky? Could the land possibly touch the bed of the ocean? Would the king fight for the smallest morsel? Could the toiler rule over the lords? It is easy to assign extremes of adjectives to heroic achievements:  a bit more so when it comes to sporting...