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Guardians of the game

Roy Emerson: Adam

At the forefront of tennis’s charge into professionalism, the undervalued Roy Emerson’s statistics still impress.

In an age when Australians dominated world tennis, Emerson and Rod Laver were the names that stood out, with ‘Emmo’ winning 12 individual major titles (including six Australian Opens in seven years), along with 16 in doubles. 1,034 more words


Little John

Patrick McEnroe once talked about Pete Sampras’s serve as being a heavy ball with what he liked to call “late movement.  It had weight to it.”  He was trying to describe the feeling of being on the receiving end of one of the most devastating serves of the 90’s and arguably of all time.  421 more words


US Open Rewind

The Top 5 matches at the US Open from yesteryears!

  1. NOVAK DJOKOVIC d. ROGER FEDERER, 6-7(7), 4-6,6-3,6-2,7-5, 2011 US Open Semi Finals

Novak Djokovic’s win over Federer in 2011 did more damage than intended. 670 more words


For Love of the Game....

The game is tennis of course. It’s always been my favorite sport and not because of any natural physical ability to play it myself. I’m quite terrible in fact. 755 more words


Nostalgia with tennis and 'The Wimbledon Grand Finale 2015'

It has become a ritual  for me every year not to miss the grand slam finals,especially that of wimbledon since school days.The first player i admired most was ‘Pete Sampras’ and my memory goes back to the days of his rivalry with ‘Andre Agassi’. 648 more words


What do Federer and Murray's victories say about their Wimbledon chances?

As the world’s most famous grass court tennis tournament moves ever closer, two of the All England Club’s most popular sons have added yet another title to their enviable trophy cabinets in their bid to prepare for the rigours of the only Grand Slam tournament to be played on grass. 1,037 more words

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