Today Alexander Zverev GER  takes on Roger Federer SUI  and Caroline Wozniacki DEN  confronts the zoning Elina Svitolina UKR  at the Rogers Cup, the third stop on the US Open Series. Tennis fans have reveled in the tournament for the last seven days. Riding the highs of new player wins and veterans missing the mark. All of it is glorious. The competition has us stuck on the coach. We perch or recline with fixed glaze trying to sort out the field, from those who have been rocketing of late, Svitlolina, to the previously injured and returning, Stephens. (more…)
When an authoritarian figure charged with the responsibility of an entire tour acts in ways that are detrimental to the tour one has to wonder, why? (more…)
Tennis Channel vs. ESPN: To the Victor Belongs The Spoils While the world eagerly awaits the Mayweather-McGregor bout, tennis fans are more keen on the US Open Series culminating with the US Open on August 28th. The prospect of Venus Williams and Roger Federer reaching … Continue reading To the Victor Belongs The Spoils
Tennis’ Free Throw: Is an Ace Really an Easy, Cheap or Free Point? Inevitably, during a tournament you will hear the most cliché and overused narratives. This is not exclusive to tennis. We hear it in all sports. It is the shorthand for which we … Continue reading Tennis’ Free Throw
Tennis is quickly becoming the WWE of sports with the requisite personalities, storylines and media savvy athletes. A shot of reality tv or the game show, “To Tell The Truth” would help players and fans especially when it comes to the eleven month calendar and the toll it puts on players.
Like Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova has never appeared at ease in the spotlight her talent has garnered. She is no Andrea Petkovic, Genie Bouchard or even Sloan Stephens with enviable public personas to which brands and fans alike gravitate. However, her winning … Continue reading The Grass is Always Greener For Petra Kvitova, The Grass Princess!
Much has been said about Roger Federer’s schedule. The star skipped the French Open to not only rest his body, but give himself the best opportunity to secure his ninth Halle and eight Wimbledon titles. At thirty-five he is playing for his legacy.
Alexander Zverev stands in his way. The twenty-year old is a dangerous opponent who has already won titles on hard-court (Open Sud de France), clay (MW Open by FWU) and grass (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) this season. He beat the elegant one in the Halle semi-final last year after losing to him in Rome.
Federer comes into the final tested: Y. Sugita>M. Zverev>F. Mayer>K. Khachanov. However, none of those matches pushed him as much as Zverev will. The youngster has the ability to stop Federer’s momentum. Zverev may make the often called maestro rethink his Wimbledon strategy and campaign. It would be surprising if this match did not go three sets or at the very least two very tough sets with tie-breakers, if both are healthy. So who do think will take the Gerry Weber Open title?