Latest Articles by John Berkok

With first win over Shapovalov, Nadal gets occasional nemesis Fognini

The 19-year-old Canadian had beaten Rafa in their only previous meeting, in Montreal.

May 17, 2018
by John Berkok

10 takeaways from a wild Wednesday in Rome

The day featured some of the world's best players and the results were fascinating.

May 16, 2018
by John Berkok

He hasn't played since March 24, but Roger Federer is back at No. 1

Thanks to Rafael Nadal's loss in Madrid, and the ATP's rolling ranking calculation.

May 14, 2018
by John Berkok

After beating Monfils, Nadal is only two sets from history in Madrid

Nadal has won 48 straight sets on clay, and 50 in a row would be a record on any surface.

May 09, 2018
by John Berkok

Two-time champ Djokovic sharp in 7-5, 6-4 win over Nishikori in Madrid

Nishikori had been playing well on clay, so this win should give the Serb some confidence.

May 07, 2018
by John Berkok

Zverev outdoes nemesis Chung to reach Munich final

It was a bit of revenge for the German, who had lost both of their previous meetings.

May 05, 2018
by John Berkok

Toughest double: Even for Rafa, winning Madrid and Rome is difficult

The Spaniard is the best clay-court player, but he has only accomplished the feat twice.

May 04, 2018
by John Berkok

10 things to know about this weekend's Barcelona Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal will take on David Goffin and Stefanos Tsitsipas faces Pablo Carreno Busta.

Apr 27, 2018
by John Berkok

Nadal extends clay-court winning streak to 16 matches and 40 sets

Rafa faced Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and won 6-1, 6-3 in the third round in Barcelona. 

Apr 26, 2018
by John Berkok