Number One!

Yesterday, in an ATP 500 event at Rotterdam, Roger Federer defeated Robin Hasse to become the oldest World Number 1, since the ATP rankings were first introduced. This is just another coruscating chapter in the already magnificent saga of an athlete, who even at 36 is winning Grand Slams, looking the best player on the […]


  The last decade in the world of men’s tennis has been unlike any other. Records have tumbled, players have accumulated Grand Slams like nobody’s business (Federer has 20!). The tennis narrative, and rightly so, has been about the Big Four, namely, Roger, Rafa, Novak, and Andy. The only person who has upset the dominance […]

The Kvitova Conundrum

Women’s tennis is a different beast. It is full of beautiful women in glamorous outfits, but it is a beast nevertheless. For people who follow the sport closely, it is very different from the men’s game. It has different rules at the grand slam level, different levels of coaching interference, very different sound (read scream)levels.It […]