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Notes From Indian Wells and the Pro Tour

Sports PhotoThe first quarter of the 2015 tennis season is slowly coming to an end. Fresh from spending a few days in Indian Wells, SC’s Mert Ertunga gives updates the news around both professional tours. Complete Story

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Marsel Ilhan Makes History Again

Sports PhotoMarsel Ilhan, the best player from Turkey, yet little-known player in the world rankings, made history in the ATP Dubai 500 tournament. SC’s Mert Ertunga puts into perspective Ilhan’s achievement. Complete Story

Leaving the Australian Open Behind

Sports PhotoThe first major of the 2015 has ended. SC’s Mert Ertunga shares his thoughts on three aspects that this Australian Open has underlined over the two weeks. It concerns men’s doubles, the status of teenagers in majors, and the scheduling of tournaments. Complete Story

Thoughts on Tennis Parenting

Sports PhotoTennis parenting is an ongoing discussion as each youngster grapples with the challenges of the competitive tennis world as they grow up to realize their dream of becoming champions. SC’s Mert Ertunga takes up the discussion and pinpoints an under-represented aspect of it. Complete Story

In Defense of Arnaud Clément

Sports PhotoThe Swiss beat the French to capture their first Davis Cup title. Since then, French captain Arnaud Clement has been under fire. Now that two weeks have passed and cooler heads prevail, SC’s Mert Ertunga explains why Clément shouldn’t be blamed. Complete Story

Changing of the Guard in Men’s Tennis?

Sports PhotoSC’s Mert Ertunga talks about why the arrival of new faces into the top 10 is, this time around, a true changing of the guard. He differentiates between anomalies, flash-in-the-pan performers, and the steady risers who will represent the face of the ATP. Complete Story

U.S. Open: Top ATP Players Out of Form

Sports PhotoThe two big hard court tournaments of the pre-U.S. Open period have ended. On the ATP side, the field seems wide open for the last Slam of the year in New York. Complete Story

Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2)

Sports PhotoIn the second portion of this two-part comparison between how the French tennis fans view Roland Garros versus how the British view Wimbledon, SC’s Mert Ertunga focuses on Wimbledon’s fans. Complete Story

Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans

Sports PhotoFans have different patterns, behaviors, and motivations when attending a tournament. SC’s Mert Ertunga talked fans from each of the summer’s two majors, live on the grounds of each tournament. He highlights the contrast between them. Complete Story

2014 French Open: Parting Thoughts

Sports PhotoRoland Garros 2014 rejuvenated the women’s field with all the newcomers and reconfirmed Rafael Nadal’s supremacy. SC’s Mert Ertunga attended the tournament and gives an overview of the final results. Complete Story

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