Indian Wells ATP Review: Mastery Remains Reserved For A Few

Everyone has his or her own dividing line for when to start — or stop — measuring anything under the sun. In terms of measuring the extent to which the Big Four have dominated the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, two dividing lines come to mind after Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer — again — in […]

Powershares Tennis Series Starts 2015 Tour in Salt Lake

Former tennis stars will get back onto the court during the Powershares Tennis Series, which kicks off this week. The Champions Series consists of tournaments where former ATP legends of compete in a round robin format with a champion crowned on the last day of each event. The event was created in 2009, with PowerShares […]

As BNP Paribas in Indian Wells Moves Star-Studded Semifinals Ticket Prices Skyrocket

The BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is in full swing this week. This weekend will feature the end of a hard fought tournament in Indian Wells, California. Friday’s session kicks off with the men’s quarterfinals, featuring Nadal and Federer in separate matches aiming to move on in the tournament. Two players have already solidified spots in […]

Palm Springs Hotels As Low As $56 For BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California will feature some top tennis talent. This is the first time that Men’s Tennis’ “Big Four” have claimed the top four seeds at the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray will headline an exciting field of the best players in Men’s […]

BNP Paribas Showdown at MSG Tickets Pushing Towards $150

As tennis season in North America begins to approach, once again the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden promises to be an entertaining affair.  For all tennis fans, March 10th should be a date marked on your calendars.  Last year, the 2014 edition, featured men’s doubles and singles.  The doubles featured a clash of […]

Davis Cup has South American flair with Argentina-Brazil starting Friday

Back in September, The International Tennis Federation (ITF) had their general annual meeting held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and decided Argentina will face Brazil in the first round of this year’s Davis Cup. That matchup will take place this weekend in Buenos Aires. An all-South American clash sees neighbors and long-time rivals Argentina and […]

Wimbledon tickets drawing global purchasers

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered to be the biggest and the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the other three majors being the Australian Open, French Open and US Open. Wimbledon […]

Hotels in London very affordable for trips to Wimbledon

One tournament easily comes to mind when discussing prestige and manicured tennis lawns. If you need hints after that, we can discuss the all white attire. If you don’t know what we’re talking about at this point, you cannot call yourself a tennis fan. Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, is back June […]


The Top 10 Stories From The 2015 Australian Open

The Australian Open is done, and so is daily coverage of tennis at Attacking The Net… for now. This is still a major-tournament-focused blog. We hope to branch out in the coming months, but at the present time, our resources only enable us to cover the majors in full. We will provide Sunday or Monday […]


Novak Djokovic Puts Everyone Down Under His Feet, Reigning Again In Australia

On Friday, our assessment of Novak Djokovic’s semifinal victory over Stan Wawrinka at the 2015 Australian Open contained the central thesis that Wawrinka lost the match more than Djokovic won it. That happens in sports. Sometimes, you win because you excel. Other times, you win because your opponent falters. Sometimes, you lose because you stunk […]


Novak Djokovic Marches Onward: Not Losing Beats Not Winning

Anyone who appreciates tennis knows there are many ways to win a match. You can play great offense or great defense. You can play first-strike tennis or grind from the baseline. You can play with pace or take pace away. You can hit hard and flat or use lots of topspin or slice. All the […]


Quick Gains And Abrupt Losses: The Story of Andy Murray And Tomas Berdych

It’s how major titles are won. It’s how high-level success is built and sustained. It’s how a lofty place in a sport’s pantheon is established. Backing up results — not just being good on one day, but the next day, and the day after that — separates the hot player on a feel-good run from […]


Madison Keys, Serena Williams, And The Doors Of Time

It is easy to focus on certain details, certain individuals, certain contexts, to the exclusion of others. Thursday afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, it was so easy to look at Madison Keys — all of 19 years old — crushing a tennis ball with a smooth and relaxed stroke, and conclude that “the future of women’s […]