Djokovic vs. Nadal: 51

Nadal when asked if he misses playing against Djokovic: “It’s better to not play him.” — Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) May 19, 2018   Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will square-off for the 51st time tomorrow.  That alone is noteworthy, but when one considers how tightly meshed their careers have been, especially since early 2011, it…

Saint X Hosts Trinity: Senior Night

I referenced not particularly liking losses in dual matches.  My first season of being part of a tennis coach in three years ended with a dual match loss, but the atmosphere was something that I’ve never seen in all of my years of being around high school tennis at Saint X as a player, at…

Sinclair Broadcast Group Owning the Tennis Channel Raises Issues

In January 2016, the Sinclair Broadcast Group bought Tennis Channel for $350 million.  Sinclair Broadcast Group is currently embroiled in a scandal in which anchors at its many television stations read strikingly similar statements lobbing salvos against more mainstream news sources in the US.  Sinclair did not publicize its role in crafting or promoting these…

2018 and the ATP Tour – 2003 Redux?

2017 – The Echo Year? 2018 – The Realigning Year? Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal neatly divided most of the biggest prizes in tennis in 2017.  It looked a lot like 2005-2010 in which the two won all but 3 majors.  I called 2017 “the Echo Year” to my friends. Yet, something odd happened at…

Tennis Power Ranking 2018: Isner Takes Miami

Post-Miami Momentum for Isner Roger Federer – Federer won the Australian Open and Rotterdam.  He also finished as a runner-up at Indian Wells.  Still, his 2018 start is not matching his 2017 start.  Federer not playing the clay season means he will drop this top ranking after Monte Carlo or Madrid. Juan Martin del Potro – JMDP’s…

Masters Miami 2018: Men’s Singles Predictions for March 26th

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stadium  (11 a.m. start) [16] Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – This should be a fun match for anyone with tickets.  These two guys play heady tennis and battle with all they have to offer on a given day. [17] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. [15] Fabio Fognini (ITA) – If Kyrgios is healthy…