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…)
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!
Garbine Muguruza had a lot to lose in this match. She had a 1-3 head-to-head against Coco Vandeweghe, and more importantly she lost to French Kristina Mladenovic in the Round of 16, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, dropping out of the top ten and unable to defend … Continue reading With the Monkey off Her back, Garbine Muguruza May Just be Ready to Resume Her Form and Rise
After a slam, there is a serious refractory period much like a turkey slumber on Thanksgiving or the morning after a bachelorette party. Post French Open I am sluggish and a bit pensive about committing to a tournament even if it is the grass season. … Continue reading First Meeting: Osaka and Safarova at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham