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The Greatest Season in the Professional Era?

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

Having watched Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in two sets in the final of the ATP World Tour finals (6-3, 6-4) a few days ago, I thought that I would pose the question which will right now be on the tennis worlds lips: Is Djokovic's 2015 the greatest season in the professional era?

Men's Tennis Future Predictions

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

Now that the U.S. Open has drawn to a close, with Novak Djokovic taking out the valiant Roger Federer in the final, over four hard fought sets, 6-4,5-7,6-4,6-4; i think that its about time to look at the men's tennis landscape going forward.

Sport and Society for Arete -- U.S. Open

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Nearly every year the U.S. Open Tennis Championships seem to offer some remarkable match, a stunning upset, or tennis at an extremely high level. This year it showcased all three. Another peculiarity is that some of the wildest and best tennis arrives between midnight and 1:30 a.m.

Was Rafael Nadal Suffering From Hubris?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.09.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What happened to Rafael Nadal, in his loss to Fabio Fognini in the third round of the US Open is what everyone is afraid of: falling from a great height. It, in fact conforms to Aristotle's definition of tragedy which is the fall of a man of high position.

Technology and Topspin: Will Connected Tennis Harness the Crowd?

Jason Schmitt | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

Tennis could be witnessing one the most important technological evolutions in its history: connected tennis. The new digital connection and associated apps allows players with a connected tennis device such as Babolat Play.

Top Seven Highest-Paid Male Tennis Stars

MoneyTips | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

When most people think of the highest-paid male athletes, tennis players are often overlooked. However, the combined endorsements and prize money are well into the millions of dollars per year for the highest-profile male tennis players.

Rafael Nadal's Abtastic Tommy Hilfiger Underwear Campaign Is Here

Details | Posted 08.25.2015 | Style

By Hannah Ongley for DETAILS. (photos: courtesy of Tommy Hillfiger) Rafael Nada's new underwear campaign for Tommy Hilfiger has finally dropped in ...

Rafael Nadal Dispatched In 2nd Round Of Wimbledon

Posted 07.02.2015 | Sports

Rafael Nadal fell to another early exit at Wimbledon on Thursday — this time to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown. Nadal lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to the q...

Novak Djokovic Beats Rafael Nadal In French Open Quarterfinal

AP | Posted 06.03.2015 | Sports

Nadal's 39-match winning streak is over.

The Top 10 Greatest Male Tennis Players

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

I feel that it is useful to say that (I think) it is clear who the top five male players of all time are, but for numbers five through to ten, it is a bit more difficult to state.

The Day the French Open Loses Rafael Nadal

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

Nadal is in a spot where people use the words 'won't' and 'still when describing his form. 'He won't win another French' or 'he's still a threat' is what they say now and what they'll continue to say until he retires.

197,000 Fans View 'Bad Boy' Nick Kyrgios's #VolleyingChallenge - He Nominates Andy Murray & Serena Williams to "Go to the Wall Against Cancer"

Paul Sanderson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.

A Bucket-List Day at Wimbledon

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

Last spring when I realized that a business trip to London would coincide with Wimbledon, I decided to cross one more experience off my bucket list an...

The Assault on Nadal at the French

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

It is becoming more and more accepted in the world of tennis that Rafael Nadal has the smallest chance in years to take home the title at the French Open.

Why Rafael Nadal is (Still) my Hero and is the True GOAT

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

In this article I will start with stating why Rafael Nadal is my hero, why he should be all of ours, and why he is the greatest example in tennis today of prevailing against human suffering.


Joe Singh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Joe Singh

An empire, more often than not, doesn't erupt so much as erode. The "Big Four", composed of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, is no longer the force of nature it once was. But it happened quietly, subtly, the way water wears away at rock.

Cheering on Income Equality, from Davos to Melbourne

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Before we impose taxes, and before we wait for a market correction, we have to correct our star-crossed mindset and stop rewarding the 1 percent as though they create 99 percent more value than the rest.

Nadal Barely Escapes In 2nd Round Thriller

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal persevered through stomach cramps to fend off American qualifier Tim Smyczek 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 7-5 in...

5 Predictions for the 2015 Australian Open That I Hope are Wrong

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

The 2015 Australian Open began a few days ago. For tennis fans in the western hemisphere, particularly those in the Americas, that basically means two weeks full of tennis, sleepless nights, and a lot of coffee in the mornings to make up for failing Morpheus.

The Current State of the Men's Tennis Game

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 02.07.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The emergence of this new group of players outside of the Big Four has been one of the biggest stories in the men's game this year.

Federer's Greatest, But Often Forgotten Losses

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The talk in the tennis world must have played on Federer's mind, and it is in fact my belief that his loss at Wimbledon in that year was attributed to it. There were clear moments in that match where it almost seemed like he believed he just didn't deserve it.

Rafael Nadal Is Now Your Helicopter Pilot

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports

Rafael Nadal is an expert on clay and can be dominant on just about any surface. In the air? Not so much. Sidelined since July with an ailing wrist...

The Possible End Of Tennis' Big Four

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Since 2004, 44 Grand Slam titles have been played on the men's professional tennis circuit. Of those, 39 were won by a group of four men — Roger Fed...

On the Culture Front: Tennis Without Humidity (and Other Wonders in Palm Springs)

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As the US Open rages on through insane humidity, I'm reminded of a weekend I spend last year at the BNP Paribas Open, in lovely (and dry) Palm Springs...

My GOAT Match

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 10.26.2014 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

With the U.S. Open beginning this week, and all the online tennis chatter being about Federer's chances, I thought I would do a bit of a change and write today about a topic everyone loves discussing.