From the desert (Indian Wells) to the beach (Miami) the players go… Tempered by rain delays, the tournament’s lack of roofs prompted it to ask Mutua Madrid Open, “Can we borrow your roof for a sec? Thanks in advance.” To which Mutua Madrid replied, No problem … Continue reading Top Moments from Miami Open
Day 7 of Miami Open the most anticipated match is Townsend vs. Kutnetsova. Sure, Venus Williams is always atop my tennis viewing list as is Verdasco and Nadal. But I have seen them play countless times and their matches don’t promise to be particularly entralling. … Continue reading First Meeting: Townsend vs Kutnetsova
Americans finally have some dogs in the fight: Sock, Fritz, Tiafoe, Donaldson, Mmoh, Rubin… However, at just nineteen years old and Ranked 101, it is Tiafoe who has my undivided attention. His serve, forehand and court speed are his weapons, indeed the trifecta. His forehand … Continue reading First Meeting: Tiafoe vs. Federer
Australian Nick Kyrgios is the most precious of athletes. He is what tennis fears, loves and despises. The talented and independent twenty-one year old refuses to follow the script the sport has provided. He does not want a coach. He does not want a typical … Continue reading Nick Kyrgios: The Disruptor
The peak of sport enthusiasm is the rivalry: teams, positions, players… Rivalries push opponents to raise their games and fans to choose and support one over the other. The best tennis rivalries produce career long competition and unique relationships on and off the court. If … Continue reading Is Keys-Osaka the Next WTA Rivalry?