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…)
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?
Will this be the year Nadal gets his tenth title at Monte Carlo? His draw is favorable; he did not have to contend with any top seeds, notably, Djokovic, Murray or Wawrinka. Tournaments This Week: Biyuan Cup Zhenghou Women’s Tennis Open (China/Hard-court) Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Monaco/Clay) Fed … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-23
Players no doubt are preparing to bring their best to the French Open. Some, like Federer have taken to resting and others are determined to get as much match play as they can in the eleven ATP and nine WTA lead-up tournaments. Americans reportedly love … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 4-16
There is nothing like the atmosphere at a Davis or Fed Cup Rubber! It is fandom and nationalism at its peak. The venue is packed. The music is loud. The fans cheer, boo, chant and dance with flags, signs and in their country’s gear. This … Continue reading Will Haggerty’s Proposal Improve Our Davis Cup Experience?
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