So Long 2016, Hello 2017

Tennis Moments to Remember…

  1. Juan Del Potros triumphant return after two wrist surgeries.
  2. Warwinka’s US Open Final win over Djokovic, especially that 19 shot rally in the first set where he bested the most flexible player with a hook dropshot.
  3. Russia marring the sport with an unprecedented number of banned athletes at the Rio Olympics, releasing hacked medical records, meldonium…
  4. Sharapova’s audacity and tennis media’s complicity.
  5. When Serena was derided for a bad year though she won Wimbledon, reached the final of AO and FO and the semifinal of USO…
  6. The wheels falling off Djokovic’s once unstoppable game…
  7. Monfils finally took the sport seriously or at least looked like winning was on his radar…
  8. Tennis’ inability to at least appear clean, i.e. betting business and banks sponsoring tournaments with signage like Chase on the New Grandstand Stadium…
  9. Murray supplanting Djokovic as #1…
  10. When ATP and WTA had deep benches…

 

Tennis Moments Anticipating …

  1. Keys’ reunion with Coach Davenport …
  2. Serena pushing herself to find the motivation and health she needs to shatter Graff and Court’s records…
  3. Djokovic finding his equalibrum now that he has achieved the career slam…
  4. The narrative tennis media will push now that Kyrios’ ban is over (Jan 15th)…
  5. Tennis getting out of its own way so that it can be embraced by the masses…
  6. Kvitova’s recuperation by Wimbeldon…
  7. Kerber’s ability to deal with the spotlight after winning two slams and a gold silver medal…
  8. Azarenka’s return after giving birth…
  9. Roddick’s induction into the tennis hall of fame…
  10. Federer’s return…

 

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