Category Archives: Player Profiles

Updated Player Profiles: Nadal, Berdych, Moya, Clijsters, Dementieva

The following player profiles have been updated for your renewed enjoyment!

Rafael Nadal
Tomas Berdych
Carlos Moya
Kim Clijsters
Elena Dementieva

Player Profile: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Full Name: Novak Djokovic

DOB: 22 May 1987

Height: 188cm

Weight: 80kg

Turned Pro: 2003

Highest Rank: 1 (4th July 2011)

Current Rank: 1

Plays: Right handed, double handed backhand

Career Prize Money: $36, 597, 742 USD

Website: http://www.novakdjokovic.rs Read more »

Player Profile: Sam Stosur

Sam Stosur

Full Name: Samantha Jane Stosur

DOB: 30.03.84

Height: 175cm

Weight: 65kg

Turned Pro: 1999

Highest Rank: 4 (February 21 2011)

Current Rank: 5

Plays: Right handed, double handed backhand

Career Prize Money: $10, 379, 252 USD

Website: www.samstosur.com Read more »

Player Profile: Ernests Gulbis

Full Name: Ernests Gulbis

DOB: 30.08.1988

Height: 190cm

Weight: 77kg

Turned Pro: 2004

Highest Rank: 27 (May 2010)

Current Rank: 77

Plays: Right handed, double handed backhand

Career Prize Money: $2,472,708 USD Read more »

French Revolution

Just like the Spaniards, the French are also exerting themselves on the ATP tour much the same way the Russians are on the WTA tour. While their positions in the world rankings are not quite as impressive as the Spaniards, the French recently wiped the floor with red and yellow flags in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Read more »

Tennis Greatest Of All Time Debate

It is next to impossible to pick a ‘GOAT’ for tennis with so many incredible players spanning decades of play, but if you were going to try you have to consider technology, play restrictions and characteristics of a champion, not just statistics. It is hard to deny the records of Roger Federer and his style of play, which at his peak was borderline poetic, but my pick for GOAT is Rod Laver ahead of Roger. Read more »

Player Profile: Feliciano Lopez

Feliciano Lopez

Full Name: Feliciano Lopez Diaz-Guerra

DOB: 20th September 1981 (28)

Height: 188cm

Weight: 85kg

Turned Pro: 1997

Highest Rank: 20 (January 2005)

Current Rank: 17

Plays: Left handed, single handed backhand

Career Prize Money: $6,707,924 USD Read more »

Player Profile: Carlos Moya

Carlos Moya

Full Name: Carlos Moya Llompart

DOB: 27 August 1978 (33)

Height: 190cm

Weight: 86kg

Turned Pro: 1995

Highest Rank: 1 (1999)

Current Rank: Retired

Plays: Right handed, doubled handed backhand

Career Prize Money: $13, 443, 970 Read more »

The Spanish Armada: Nadal Leads The Way

This generation of Spanish tennis players have frequently been referred to as the Spanish Armada, a reference to the Spanish fleet that tried to overthrow England’s Queen Elizabeth in 1588. While the actual Armada failed in their quest the ‘tennis Armada’ has been far more successful.

As it stands today the Spaniards had some impressive statistics: 4 in the top 20, 7 in the top 30, 13 in the top 100. Read more »

Player Profile: Ana Ivanovic

Full Name: Ana Ivanović

DOB: November 6, 1987 (22)

Height: 186cm

Weight: 69kg

Turned Pro: August 17, 2003

Highest Rank: 1 (2008)

Current Rank: 65

Plays: Right handed, doubled handed backhand

Career Prize Money: $7,272,034 USD

Website: http://www.anaivanovic.com/ Read more »