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Seeing the positives : Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Madrid Masters
Seeing the positives : Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Madrid Masters

Roger Federer announcing his withdrawal from the Mutua Madrid Open 20162016 for Roger Federer has been mostly about injuries and withdrawals.Having played only three tournaments this year, the Swiss Maestro rests his body more and takes a call on playing in a tournament after weighing all his options.  Finals at the Brisbane Open, semi-finals at the Australian Open and quarter-finals at the Monte Carlo Masters are great results for this lege

May 4 2016
Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust
Madrid Open Round-up: Roger Federer withdraws; Garbine Muguruza bites the dust

Garbine Muguruza in action at the Madrid Open on MondayAll tennis fans who were waiting eagerly for the 35th chapter of the famed ‘Fedal’ rivalry to unfold in the Madrid Open quarter-finals, were in for a major disappointment on Monday as the former World No. 1 Roger Federer was forced to pull out due to a back injury. The Swiss maestro had to curtail his practice session after hurting his back in an earlier training session at the Sp

May 3 2016
Madrid Open: Roger Federer pulls out
Madrid Open: Roger Federer pulls out

Roger Federer speaks of his withdrawal from the Madrid open in a press conferenceSwiss tennis legend Roger Federer announced on Monday that he has pulled out of the Madrid Open Masters 1000 tournament.The Swiss maestro, ranked third in the world and champion of the Madrid Open in 2006, 2009 and 2012, told the press that he preferred not to take the risk and revealed his withdrawal was due to a "back problem," reports Efe.Also read: 

May 2 2016
Madrid Masters Preview: Can a confident Rafael Nadal stop Djokovic?
Madrid Masters Preview: Can a confident Rafael Nadal stop Djokovic?

After Novak Djokovic started the year strong, Rafael Nadal has come to the fore in recent tournaments on clayHis favourite surface of clay has already re-ignited the fire in the nine-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal. At the Monte Carlo Masters and at Barcelona Open, the Spaniard gave ample evidence of that as he surged to a 10-match unbeaten streak.Rafa’s growing confidence on the terre battue is a cause of concern for any of his r

May 2 2016
Roger Federer: A peRFect role model
Roger Federer: A peRFect role model

Federer is the perfect role modelAmidst the rumours of match-fixing and findings of the use of unfair means to win matches in tennis, one man stands tall to steer the tennis community in the right direction. Roger Federer has been the perfect role model for everyone from a teenager to a professional tennis player alike.He is the epitome of greatness. The manner in which Roger carries himself on and off the court, makes him one of t

Roger Federer confirms participation in Madrid Masters, Serena Williams withdraws
Roger Federer confirms participation in Madrid Masters, Serena Williams withdraws

Earlier, Federer was not scheduled to take part in the tournamentIn a tale of contrasting fortunes for two of the world’s biggest tennis stars, 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has announced that he will be playing at the upcoming Mutua Madrid Open while the women’s World No. 1 Serena Williams had to opt out because of flu.“Unfortunately, I have to withdraw from Madrid because I’ve been battling the flu and I’

Apr 29 2016
5 great sportspersons and their biggest weaknesses
5 great sportspersons and their biggest weaknesses

These names are among the greatest of the great in their respective sports; they have decimated opponents of every ability and caliber, but they have their own weak spots.Despite being the best of all time, these sportsmen have faltered – as is natural. Here, we look into what their weakest spots are: Novak Djokovic: Clay – specifically, the French OpenThere isn't an opponent Novak Djokovic has not been able to conquer. The r

Apr 21 2016
Monte Carlo Masters Round-up: Nadal to meet Murray, Federer crashes out
Monte Carlo Masters Round-up: Nadal to meet Murray, Federer crashes out

Rafael Nadal in action at the Monte Carlo Masters on FridayIt was supposed to be a tight contest but eight-time champion Rafael Nadal made sure that fourth seed and 2014 titlist Stan Wawrinka did not have much chance when they met in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. With a ruthless display by his forehand, the 14-time Grand Slam champion comfortably beat the Swiss, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to a semi-final meeting with the secon

Apr 16 2016
Roger Federer eliminated from Monte Carlo Masters 2016
Roger Federer eliminated from Monte Carlo Masters 2016

He lost in three sets to eighth seed TsongaWorld No 3 Roger Federer lost in three sets to 8th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-2 , 7-5 at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters today, becoming the latest in a series of top seeds to be eliminated from the tournament.Following the shock exit of top seed and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to Czech World No. 55 Jiri Vesely, tournament 4th seed Stan Wawrinka was also eliminated from the tournament, although the Swis

Apr 15 2016
Monte Carlo Masters 2016 Quarter Final: Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, where to watch live, preview, live stream information
Monte Carlo Masters 2016 Quarter Final: Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, where to watch live, preview, live stream information

Roger Federer (right) with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during a Davis Cup matchThe final eight are all set to lay their hands on the first Masters clay event of the season. With the World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, out of the tournament in a shock upset, the field is wide open for the other players.Current World No.3 Roger Federer will take on Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-final of the man’s singles at the Monte Carlo Masters 2016 on 15 Ap

Apr 15 2016
Comic: Duck Hunt
Comic: Duck Hunt

 

Apr 15 2016
Monte Carlo Masters: Federer, Nadal progress; Murray survives a scare
Monte Carlo Masters: Federer, Nadal progress; Murray survives a scare

 Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his tennis match against Austria's Dominic ThiemEight-time champion Rafael Nadal had to work hard in the first set to subdue a spirited Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 en route to reaching the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. The fifth seed, who had lost his last encounter to the 22-year-old Austrian, soon found himself a break down in the first set as Thiem started blasting winners rig

Apr 15 2016
Monte Carlo Masters: Federer makes winning return, Murray struggles
Monte Carlo Masters: Federer makes winning return, Murray struggles

Roger Federer in action at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer made his much-awaited return from knee surgery as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Spanish World No. 38 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to enter the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. It did not seem like the third seed was away from competition for 10 weeks as he looked very sharp in his opener at the tournament where he had re

Apr 13 2016
Monte Carlo Masters: An analysis of the chances of the Big Four
Monte Carlo Masters: An analysis of the chances of the Big Four

The picturesque setting of the Monte Carlo masters.With the azure skies kissing the cobalt-blue Mediterranean in the distance, the setting for the Monte Carlo Masters looks straight out of a dream. There cannot be an event more picturesque and inviting than this to kickstart the clay season.Excitement will naturally be high as this is the road that culminates in the season’s second Grand Slam in Paris. How will the ATP’s famed Big Fou

Apr 12 2016
Roger Federer, World No. 2: Careless mistake or deadly forecast?
Roger Federer, World No. 2: Careless mistake or deadly forecast?

Roger Federer is back in action at the Monte Carlo MastersWhether he’s playing or not, Roger Federer always makes news.He made the tennis world hyperventilate with his torn meniscus in January. He made heads turn at this year’s Oscars in February. He made his fans cringe by pulling out of Miami in March. And now with his much awaited comeback at Monte Carlo, he has made the most endearing gaffe, at least for his fans, at the

Apr 11 2016
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