2010, Sports

Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi: A Glimpse into the Great Rivalry

I think most people would agree that the current Federer and Nadal rivalry is greater than the Agassi-Sampras one. For one, the former two have retained their dominance over the tour for a far longer period and meet each other a lot more often than Sampras and Agassi did. While Sampras and Agassi clashed nine… Continue reading Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi: A Glimpse into the Great Rivalry

2016, Politics & Current Affairs, Sports

Pakistan tennis’ greatest lost talent

This article originally appeared on The Express Tribune Labs. Pakistani tennis has become synonymous with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, the international star who earned recognition and fame due to his numerous accomplishments over the past decade. However, there is another iconic tennis player who has been amassing a staggering record on the domestic circuit, without getting due… Continue reading Pakistan tennis’ greatest lost talent

2015, Sports

Will Roger Federer be able to win his sixth US Open title?

This piece was originally published by The Express Tribune. The dysfunctional air-conditioner in my dorm TV lounge accentuated the Sharjah heat as I uncomfortably shifted on the leather couch, watching Roger Federer play Juan Martin Del Potro in the 2009 US Open final. It was past midnight and having to wake up early for a… Continue reading Will Roger Federer be able to win his sixth US Open title?

2010, Sports

Roger Federer Down: Appreciating His Failures in 2010, Part 2

This article originally appeared on The Bleacher Report. In Part One of this series, I reflected on the great tennis Soderling had to play in Paris to break Federer’s astounding streak of 23 Grand Slam semi finals. In this piece I talk about the other match that sticks out to me when I look back… Continue reading Roger Federer Down: Appreciating His Failures in 2010, Part 2

2010, Sports

Roger Federer Down: Appreciating His Failures in 2010 Pt. 1

This article originally appeared on The Bleacher Report. I’ve been thinking about reviewing the best matches of 2010. For some reason though, I can’t think of many. There’s Nadal-Murray at the World Tour Finals, and, well, not much else that I can think of. Compared to 2009, when we had Nadal fending off Verdasco and… Continue reading Roger Federer Down: Appreciating His Failures in 2010 Pt. 1