From The Editor
Roger Federer has taken the tennis world by storm in recent months, capturing a 17th Grand Slam championship title at Wimbledon, which heralded a return to World No. 1. As the 31-year-old Swiss superstar starts his bid for an Open Era record sixth US Open crown, DEUCE takes a look at 10 of his memorable matches in the Big Apple.
It’s been nine years since the United States celebrated a homegrown champion at Flushing Meadows. Could John Isner step up to the mark? We profile the gentle giant and find out what makes the newest member of the Top 10 tick behind that calm demeanour. Of course, Isner is not the only American to have hit headlines this season. In this issue, we appreciate the incredible return of Brian Baker. Who could have imagined the impact this driven 27 year old would have had after missing six years due to injury?
We also meet two of the ATP World Tour’s rising stars: fresh-faced Belgian David Goffin, who burst onto the scene with a run to the fourth round at Roland Garros, and free-spirited Grigor Dimitrov, who proves he is indeed his own man after years of Federer comparisons.
Not forgetting the tour’s elder statesmen, we profile World No. 1 doubles players Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor, who have played a combined total of 2,774 tour-level matches and have set their sights on dethroning the Bryans at the top of the year-end ATP World Tour Doubles Team Rankings. Meanwhile, can 28-year-old Juan Monaco make a strong run at the US Open that would give him the chance to cap a career-best season with an appearance at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals?
I hope you enjoy this issue of DEUCE.
Editor, DEUCE Magazine
In This Issue
America’s No. 1 player brings more to the Tour than just a big game. John Isner has endeared himself to his opponents and fans alike with a mix of sportsmanship and compassion for others.
Juan Monaco knows that he relies on hard work and great fitness to win tennis matches, but credits something very different for his recent success on the ATP World Tour.
Grigor Dimitrov was touted as the next Roger Federer at the tender age of 18. But if he has felt the pressure, this free-spirited 21 year old has done a good job of masking it.
After a catalogue of serious injuries took the American away from competitive tennis for six years, Brian Baker is now fit and ready to embrace his time on tour.
What he lacks in size and power, 150-pound Belgian youngster David Goffin makes up for in shotmaking and tennis smarts. His Roland Garros run is unlikely to prove to be a one-off.
The grandson of two Holocaust survivors, Chile's Nicolas Massu is calling on his fighting spirit to finish his career "walking through the front door, not by the back window".
Tommy Haas reveals the last time he paid to use a tennis court, went to the movies, met a childhood idol and more...
Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor are leaving nothing to chance in their bid to clinch the year-end World No. 1 doubles team ranking.
ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko takes a look at the numbers behind the US Open.
We celebrate Roger Federer’s record reign of 287 weeks at No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings.
Argentine Juan Monaco talks about fulfilling a lifelong dream by breaking into the Top 10 and hopes for success on hard courts to boost his Barclays ATP World Tour Finals bid.
In season 4, episode 23, ATP World Tour Uncovered Presented by Rio takes a closer look at the amazing return of Brian Baker.
Grigor Dimitrov reveals why London is his favourite city and what his favourite holiday was in this Jaguar Road To Queen's interview.
In season 4, episode 27, ATP World Tour Uncovered Presented By Rio profiles rising Belgian David Goffin. View TV Schedule.
In season 4, episode 30, ATP World Tour Uncovered remembers Barry Mackay.
In season 4, episode 23, ATP World Tour Uncovered Presented by Rio focuses on Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor, the No. 1 team in the world after displacing the Bryans.