DDP Yoga for Tennis – Week 1 Review

Given Novak Djokovic’s focus on flexibility, I can see tennis moving toward a greater emphasis on something like DDP Yoga in training. Dominant champions always leave some sort of mark on how the sport is taught. I think this makes today’s review noteworthy. I completed 7 straight days of doing at least one DDP Yoga…

Emma Raducanu: The Promi$€ and Peri£s of Her Future

Emma Raducanu became a media sensation during her unexpected Wimbledon run to the round of 16. Winning the US Open as a qualifier is the biggest unexpected Grand Slam feat I can remember since Boris Becker won Wimbledon as an unseeded player in 1985. It was probably a bigger shock than that even with her…

Amoeba Tennis Arrives in 2021

My first sporting love was basketball and more specifically NCAA basketball during the 1980s. Tennis came on the scene as a love after Boris Becker won Wimbledon in 1985, but the 1983 NCAA elite 8 game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville cemented my obsession/love of college basketball. The University of…

US Open 2021: Women’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

I picked 4 of the top 5 seeds to reach the men’s singles semifinal. That was not terribly risky, but I think chalk will fill at least 3 of the men’s semifinal slots. On the women’s side, I am far from sure how things will unfold. I think Kerber and Pliskova’s play at Wimbledon mean…

Predicting the 2021 US Open Men’s Semifinalists

BONUS – First Round Matches of Note Andy Murray vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas – If this were later in the event, even the 2nd round, I would lean heavily toward Tsitsipas. I think Stefanos advances, but playing the 2012 champion and 2008 runner-up in the first round is a nightmare first round draw. Murray has also…

Wimbledon 2021: King Novak VI and Queen Ashleigh I Reign

First, I am sorry that my Wimbledon coverage in 2021 was so sparse. Between a laptop dying, a vacation, and some personal life business, I was not able to give Wimbledon as much attention as it deserved. Second, I went into Wimbledon thinking on the men’s side that three tiers existed: Tier 1 – Novak…

Wimbledon 2021: July 7th Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Marton Fucsovics (SRB) – Djokovic has won the 2 most recent Wimbledon titles, is 18-0 in 2021 majors to this point, and is ranked #1 in the world. I am going to pick him to win this and any other match he plays in this event. [6] Roger…