An exclusive interview with Rafael Nadal’s Uncle and coach, Toni Nadal, offers insight into the making of a champion.
Grigor Dimitrov’s place among the stars has been mapped out since he won the Wimbledon junior title in 2008. With his brooding good looks and effortless game, he appeared made for the spotlight, and journalists hungry for a headline swiftly anointed him as “the next big thing” in men’s tennis.
When playing on the red clay of Europe, defense and steadiness have traditionally been the essential traits most likely to reap success.
Constant training, tournaments and travel make for a busy existence on the ATP tour. Add the responsibility of fatherhood and life can get very interesting.
Tour success often requires more than athletic talent, says Janowicz, the straight-shooter from Poland. As a player attempts to survive the early years on tour, he emphasizes the necessity of sponsorship and financial support from one’s country.
With the Australian Open complete and the hard courts of Indian Wells and Miami fast approaching, Canadian upstart Milos Raonic intends to push his limits in his quest to crack the top five.
What does the remainder of the season look like for Thiem and Zverev after positive results in New York?
The Scot is making his third comeback to the sport after two hip surgeries