- Novak Djokovic is looking for his elusive first title in Paris, while Nadal looks to get back on the proverbial mountain as tennis' best player once again.
- Serbian Novak Djokovic the defending champ and #1 seed will play Scot Andy Murray, the #3 seed, for the Australian Open's Men's Championship on Sunday, Jan, 27th at 5:30 PM or 1:30 AM EST in the U. S.
Australian Open Women's Singles Final Preview: Where To Watch Online Live Stream of Victoria Azarenka vs. Li NaThe Australian Open Women's Singles final which will be played at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 26th in Melbourne (3:30 AM EST in the States) features the defending champion Victoria Azarenka the #1 seed from Belarus against Li Na, the #6 seed from China. Azarenka has beaten Na five out of nine times, but never in a Grand Slam, and could win if she doesn't choke. Na looks to be the favorite with an improving game and two big wins over Azarenka in Grand Slams.
- Sloane Stephens pulled off a remarkable upset by beating Serena Williams 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Her talent shown brightly as the 29th seeded player earned a place in her first Grand Slam semi-finals against the #1 seed, Victoria Azarenka who beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1.
What Can The Combined Record of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic And Murray's Opponents Tell Us About Tennis' Greatest Era?Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray have swept aside all competition in their way. What can a look at their combined records tell us about how they've seen off the challenges they've faced?
- With the Australian Open, tennis' first Grand Slam in 2013, taking place from Jan. 14 to 27th, in Melbourne's Melbourne Park, the top female seeds will be: 1) Victoria Azarenka, 2) Maria Sharapova, 3) Serena Williams, 4) Agnieszka Radwanska, and 5) Angelique Kerber, matching the WTA world rankings. With Serena still on her torrid playmaking and streak, look for her to win her 6th Australian Open and 16th Grand Slam title.
- With Rafael Nadal out with nagging knee injuries that have plagued him since the beginning of 2012, the door is wide-open for anyone to capture this year's crown in Melbourne.
- The men's seeds of the Australian Open, Jan. 14 to 27th, in Melbourne's Melbourne Park coincide with the ATP rankings: 1) Novak Djokovic (two time defending Australian Open champ), 2) Roger Federer with 4 Aussie Titles, and 3) Andy Murray. Murray the # 3 seed will meet Federer in the semifinals. Realistically if all things including the seeds hold true, the aforementioned three men should be vying for the men's singles title. The edge should go to Federer who is healthy, rested, and happy with a grudge to settle.
- Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-3 in the WTA Tour Championship this weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, and Venus Williams last week-end beat Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-3 to win her only title this year, the Luxembourg Cup in Luxembourg.
- Roger Federer on his childhood.
- There is no player from US in the top 10 of ATP ranking. The american tennis is desperately seeking the successor of Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras.
- The Scot Andy Murray's countrymen and the rest of the world can get off his back as he wins the 2012 US Open beating Novak Djokovic in the longest men's final of almost 5 hrs., 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. Murray in his fifth final caps off a golden summer beating Roger Federer in the Olympics with his first Grand Slam title.
- Turn your volume down if you're watching women's tennis this week-end. Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka have played three times this year and each time, after a few games I felt the need to turn my volume down. Nothing was worse than today in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York during the US Open Semi-final match which Azarenka won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
- Roger Federer hoped that Rafael Nadal will be able to compete in the forthcoming Davis Cup semi final. But Nadal said his knee injury will keep him out of the court for at least another two months.
- Althea Gibson rose from being poor to be the first African-American to win the US Open in 1957. She believed that whatever you accomplish someone helped you. If the U. S. Open will ever have a person of color preside over it then, we all must labor for that goal, especially now with a suitable candidate.
- Roger Federer wants to see Rafael Nadal again on court this year itself.
- Though John Isner Wants to face Rafael Nadal at the Davis Cup semi final, the Spaniard clearly indicates that he is still uncertain.
- Let's not do a disservice to Sloane Stephens by anointing her the next Serena Williams or next great American champ, even though we need one. Although quite talented, we should let the 44th ranked player in the world, especially when she feels confident, be her own person and not have to shoulder additional expectations.