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ATP 2004-15 - The 3 phases of domination ...

Though we have 3 great players in the current generation (Andy Murray is very consistent and is always a contender at the major tournaments, but I do not think he is solidly in the Federer/Nadal/Djokovic conversation), there has been a distinct set of domination phases during the 2004-2015 time period, as highlighted below. 73 more words

Sports

Should There Be More Education For Young Athletes On The Dangers Of Doping?

Doping in sport, particularly in tennis, is back in the spotlight once more following Maria Sharapova’s announcement that she had been found guilty of doping at this year’s… 1,011 more words

Journalism

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis may seem like an easy topic, based on what you learned in middle school. But, as we go a little deeper into the processes of how Plants chemically create glucose from a gas, a liquid, and sunlight we find that it is a whole lot more interesting and complicated. 148 more words

Honors Biology

Breaking Point

Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Victoria Azarenka.

What do these three tennis players have in common?  They all pulled out of Madrid, citing some injury or ailment.   940 more words

Tennis

Good Long Distance Cardio vs Useless Long Distance Cardio

A few days ago, I discussed how necessary long slow distance (LSD) cardio is. However, a lot of people may be under the assumption that when I say LSD I mean walk on the treadmill for 45 minutes. 240 more words

Cardiovascular Training

Australian Open 2016

Tennis is not so popular in my country. It’s less popular than Football or Badminton. Quite funny how I started watch tennis. One day, I argued with my mom about Football vs Tennis. 506 more words

Holiday

Dumbed Down

There is no better way to describe tennis on clay than tennis dumbed down. One of my favorite readers/commenters, blackspy, put it this way: “Clay is a surface that favours power & patience over technique, since points are won in a pretty specific way, most of the time.” 935 more words

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