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Across the Net 3.10.08: A Strong Week for U.S. Tennis   (03.10.2008) - ikabod Crane
Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, and Sam Querrey all won titles this week. Roger Federer’s losses have been covered, but Rafael Nadal has also looked vulnerable in 2008. Also, Pete Sampras awaits Federer in Madison Square Garden.
Across The Net 03.03.08: Dubai and #1 - How Nadal Could Nearly Overtake Federer   (03.03.2008) - ikabod Crane
Roger Federer begins his record shattering 215th consecutive week ranked #1 on Monday. Rafael Nadal could cut his lead to a mere 130 ranking points. After 4 years and 7 weeks of Federer consecutively holding the #1 ranking, this seems news worthy even if Nadal cannot overtake Federer before April.
Across the Het 2.18.08: Ranking the Current Single Slam Winners   (02.18.2008) - ikabod Crane
How does one rank the careers and abilities of Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Gaston Gaudio and Thomas Johansson?
Across the Net 2.11.08: Who is the Best Single Slam Winner?   (02.11.2008) - ikabod Crane
Chang, Cash, Gaudio, Gomez, Ivanisevic, Muster, Krajicek, Korda, Noah, and Stich: Their names are memorable to hardcore fans. Therefore, rating the active and retired single slam winners is a worthwhile task.
Across the Net 2.04.08: How to Best Reorganize the Tennis Season   (02.04.2008) - ikabod Crane
From a short 6 week layoff to fitting Davis and Federation Cup play into a nearly 11 month schedule, Tennis could use some tinkering. Olympic years such as 2008 only make the schedule more hectic.
Across the Net 1.28.08: Changing the Game? Sharapova and Djokovic Triumph Down Under   (01.28.2008) - ikabod Crane
Novak Djokovic wins his 1st Grand Slam title and Maria Sharapova wins her third. Do both of the new champions have designs on tennis’ top spots? You bet, and they may just get there.
Across the Net 1.21.08: Australian Open 2008 Rounding into Week 2   (01.21.2008) - ikabod Crane
Roddick is out, 5 set matches for Federer, Baghdatis, Hewitt and Safin, and the women’s draw holds form during week 1.
Across the Net 1.14.08: The 2008 Australian Open Preview   (01.14.2008) - ikabod Crane
A New Surface, a New Year, the Same Results?
Across The Net 12.31.07: 2008 Men’s Tennis Preview   (12.31.2007) - ikabod Crane
A New Tennis Season Starts Next Week. I Look at 5 Potential Stories for 2008. Who is the Best Two Time Grand Slam Winner? Also, Roger Federer’s 10 Biggest Accomplishments in 2007.
Across The Net 12.03.07: The U.S. Takes the Davis Cup   (12.03.2007) - ikabod Crane
For the first time in 12 years, the U.S. holds the Davis Cup trophy. James Blake, the Bryan Twins and “Quarterback” Andy Roddick each posted important victories. What does this mean for each man? I give my thoughts on this matter inside.
Across The Net 11.26.07: Davis Cup Preview and Tentative Federer-Sampras Analysis   (11.26.2007) - ikabod Crane
Can the U.S. end its Davis Cup drought? Is Roddick the anchor? What if anything do the Federer-Sampras matches mean? Roger won 2 and Pete won 1 in a 3 match exhibition series in Asia. What does any of this mean?
Across The Net 11.19.07: Roger Rules Again - Federer Claims His 4th Masters Cup Title in 5 Years!   (11.19.2007) - ikabod Crane
The Tour Finale Was Full of Story Lines and Rankings Implications. Also, Federer and Pete Sampras are set to Lock-Up in Malaysia Next Week!
Across The Net 11.12.07: January - November the 2007 Tennis Season is About to End; Plus Tennis Scandals   (11.12.2007) - ikabod Crane
Henin Caps a Top Flight Year. Who Will Win the Masters Cup on the Men’s Side? Did Haas get Poisoned?
Across The Net 11.05.07: In Their Heads? Is Nalbandian #3? Do Federer and Nadal Have a Common Nemesis? Plus, Hingis Retires Again Amid Controversy...   (11.05.2007) - ikabod Crane
David Nalbandian Does it Again. Winning Masters Series Paris with Seemingly Easy Victories over Federer, Ferrer, Gasquet and Nadal makes Nalbandian into the Hottest Commodity headed into 2008.
Across the Net 10.29.07: Hometown Boy Makes Good and the Race for the Final 8   (10.29.2007) - ikabod Crane
Roger Federer clinched the #1 ranking for 2007 in his hometown. The race for the tour championships in Shanghai is as confusing as ever with one tournament remaining to decide it all.
Across The Net 10.22.07: Nalbandian Reborn!   (10.22.2007) - ikabod Crane
David Nalbandian Beats #2, #3, & #1 Back-to-Back-to-Back in Madrid
Across The Net 10.15.07: What if Match #3 - Federer vs. Lendl   (10.15.2007) - ikabod Crane
Lendl’s consistent dominance is often overlooked. Federer is Federer, but their runs at the top have more in common than one might expect.
Across The Net 10.08.07: Vamanos! The Reign of Spain   (10.08.2007) - ikabod Crane
Spain is the dominant country in tennis these days. From world #2 Rafael Nadal to Spain’s 11 players ranked in the Top 100, the land of Cervantes has no quixotic quest for success in men’s tennis.
Across the Net 10.01.07: Looking Out for Number 1   (10.01.2007) - ikabod Crane
Over the past 34 years only 23 men have achieved the #1 tennis ranking. This is a prestigious achievement, but how significant is being #1?
Across the Net 9.25.07: Two Down and Two to Go: Andy Roddick Closes in on another Career Goal   (09.25.2007) - ikabod Crane
Andy Roddick has made no secret about his desire to win a Davis Cup title for the U.S. Now he and his teammates are one win away from doing just that.
The Dynamic Center: Lindsay is Back, Surface Rankings and Indoor Season Preview   (09.16.2007) - ikabod Crane
Who is best on each surface in men’s tennis? What to look for in the indoor circuit? I give my thoughts inside. Also, Lindsay Davenport and Fernando Gonzalez each seem to be back.
Across The Net 09.10.07: The Living Legend and Justine the Machine: Federer and Henin Conquer New York   (09.10.2007) - ikabod Crane
The 2007 U.S. Open is in the books, and the #1 seeds each claimed championships. However, more stories also emerged this year in New York.
Across The Net: Getting After It in NY   (09.04.2007) - ikabod Crane
The U.S. Open through Labor Day: What Big Stories Have Developed? What Might Happen in Week II?
Across The Net: Tennis Takes NY! Breaking Down the Men’s and Women’s 2007 U.S. Open Draws   (08.27.2007) - ikabod Crane
Who is a good bet in NY? Who might go home early? I do not have a crystal ball, but my powers of analysis do their best to answer these questions.
The Dynamic Center: Federer Wins #50 and Justine Henin Takes Home the Canadian Open   (08.20.2007) - ikabod Crane
This week has big implications for the upcoming U.S. Open.
Across The Net: And Then There Were Three …. Novak Djokovic Serves Notice in Montreal   (08.13.2007) - ikabod Crane
Federer-Nadal…Nadal-Federer has been the story in men’s tennis since June 2005. A 20 Year Old Serbian Just Shook-Up the Plot in Men’s Tennis.
Across The Net: The Events of the Week and What if Match #2 Roddick vs. Rafter   (08.06.2007) - ikabod Crane
Gambling, U.S. Open Series, Clay Court tennis in August, plus Patrick Rafter vs. Andy Roddick in What if match #2
Andy Roddick’s One Year Report Card Under Coach Connors plus What Happened to Indianapolis?   (07.30.2007) - ikabod Crane
This week Tursunov, Moya and Monaco Post Wins. Roddick has one year under Jimmy Connors’ Tutelage. Plus, I take a look at the decline and possible rise of Indianapolis.
Across the Net 7.23.07: Connors vs. Nadal “What if” Match and Three Tournament Results to Report   (07.23.2007) - ikabod Crane
Connors vs. Nadal - I give my thoughts on what might happen if these two clashed.
Across The Net: Mark Philippoussis - 2003: Wimbledon Runner-up 2007: Starring in NBC’s Age of Love   (07.15.2007) - ikabod Crane
As promised, this week’s Across the Net includes a review of this week’s tennis action plus some thoughts on Mark Philippoussis’ tenure as the star of a reality dating show.
Across the Net 7.09.07: Federer and Venus Collect More Wimbledon Hardware in a Unique Final Weekend   (07.09.2007) - ikabod Crane
Venus Williams played great tennis, but THE story of the final weekend was the electric men’s final at Wimbledon. I’ll get to that and several of the key subplots in this week’s Across the Net!
Across The Net: Wimbledon at the Middle Sunday and Defending Kournikova   (07.02.2007) - ikabod Crane
In a rainy first week, Wimbledon is behind schedule, but lots of good tennis is on tap for the upcoming week.
Across the Net 6.24.07: The 2007 Wimbledon Preview   (06.24.2007) - ikabod Crane
Who will prevail At Wimbledon? I’m not sure, but I will break the draws down to the best of my ability.
Across The Net: The Queen’s Club, Halle, Birmingham and Lawn Tennis - What is it?   (06.18.2007) - ikabod Crane
Roddick wins his 4th Grass court Title, Berdych Announces His Grass Court Intentions, and a History of How Royal Tennis Transitioned to Lawn Tennis
Nadal’s Triple Crown   (06.10.2007) - ikabod Crane
Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin Each Won Their 3rd Consecutive French Open Titles. Nadal is a clay court thoroughbred who shows no signs of slowing down.
Across The Net: Middle Sunday at the 2007 French Open   (06.04.2007) - ikabod Crane
What stories dominated the first week? What stories were overlooked? All of that and Karaoke (no kidding) inside this week’s Across the Net. The Karaoke you have to see to believe so read this column!
Across The Net: Women’s Tennis is Languishing and 2007 French Open Picks   (05.29.2007) - ikabod Crane
The WTA field is depleted, and the Second Grand Slam of 2007 is Underway.
Across The Net: Federer Beats Nadal on Clay, Hewitt and Moya Are In Form, and Sampras Wins In Athens   (05.21.2007) - ikabod Crane
A monumental streak ends, the Fed is back, Hewitt and Moya look solid and Sampras keeps winning. All of this inside this week’s Across the Net!
Across The Net: Nadal Making History, Federer Slumping and What a Sampras Comeback Would Need to Look Like   (05.13.2007) - ikabod Crane
Can anyone stop Rafael Nadal? What ails Roger Federer? Who will be his next coach? How Sampras could comeback in 2008… All in this week’s Across the Net!
Across The Net: Are McEnroe and Courier Crazy?   (05.07.2007) - ikabod Crane
Cranky Senior Tour Players, Nadal and Federer on a Hybrid Grass-Clay Court and Djokovic Rising
Across The Net: Nadal\'s 67 Wins on Clay   (04.23.2007) - ikabod Crane
Nadal moves to 5-0 on Clay vs. Roger Federer. Can anyone or anything stop the clay court juggernaut?
Across The Net: Dr. Ivo and Clay Court Preview   (04.17.2007) - ikabod Crane
The Second Leg of the 2007 Tennis Season Has Begun with the European Clay Court Season. What should a fan expect?
Across The Net: Heir Apparent? Novak Djokovic Is Making Big Strides In 2007... Is He The Next Big Thing?   (04.02.2007) - ikabod Crane
Being labeled the next #1 or the next great champion is generally disastrous in men’s tennis. Still, Novak Djokovic is the story of 2007 to this point.
Across The Net: James Blake’s Curious Ups and Downs   (03.26.2007) - ikabod Crane
It has always been easy to pull for James Blake. It is not always easy to know what to expect from Blake.
Across The Net: Rafael Nadal is Back and Women’s Tennis is a Land without a Queen   (03.19.2007) - ikabod Crane
Indian Wells is over. Where does it leave men’s and women’s tennis heading into Miami?
Across The Net: 41-1 Federer Goes Down 7-5, 6-2   (03.12.2007) - ikabod Crane
Roger Federer had not lost a match since early last August. He lost again March 11, 2007. What might any of this mean?
Across The Net: Last Stand of the Lost Generation   (03.05.2007) - ikabod Crane
Carlos Moya, Tommy Haas, and Gustavo Kuerten are worth watching throughout 2007. Plus Players of the Week!
Across The Net: Is Tennis Impossible to Market?   (02.26.2007) - ikabod Crane
Men\'s and Women\'s Tennis played five events on four continents this past week. Is this good for tennis?
Across the Net: Tennis’ Best Rivalry?   (02.19.2007) - ikabod Crane
Andy Murray vs. Andy Roddick has a lot of plotlines and bad blood. Federer matches an important record. Mauresmo is back to winning.
Across The Net: Fantasy Davis Cup Teams   (02.12.2007) - ikabod Crane
Which nation reigns supreme?
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