Pete Sampras is a Legend

14 majors, 6-years finished at #1, 7 Wimbledon titles & 5 US Open titles add up to one important legend of the game.  The crowd appreciated his exhibition doubles outing a great deal. The show must go on! Pete Sampras & Novak Djokovic vs. Tommy Haas & John McEnroe 😱#BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/lHhjMavH3K — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour)…

Indian Wells 2019: Future Shock – Andreescu & Thiem Win Big

ANDREESCU DEFEATS KERBER 🏆 18-year-old wildcard @BAndreescu_ battles past Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to capture the title at @BNPParibasOpen.#BNPPO19 #BibiRising 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/0wo83MGPR5 — Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) March 17, 2019 Indian Wells helped propel players in 2018.  It might do the same in 2019.  Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem notched the biggest wins of their careers…

A Soundtrack for Theim v Federer by Queen

If Queen could do soundtracks for Highlander and Flash Gordon, I think they could provide a fitting song for each of the men’s finalists.  Here goes: Dominic Thiem – I Want it All Queen 1989 Adventure seeker on an empty street Just an alley creeper, light on his feet A young fighter screaming, with no time…

Can Tennis Save My Life? Part 2

An award to whoever picks me out in this picture first? Today, I start a second season at St. Xavier High School as the JV tennis coach.  Last year, I lost 17 lbs. and radically improved various aspects of my blood work during the high school tennis season.  I’d like to build on that foundation…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: It Feels like 2012 to Me

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal has mowed down his opponents over 6 matches.  While winning 18 of 18 sets, gives Nadal an edge on form, the two sets Djokovic dropped should be of no hindrance to his chances in the final as Djokovic got a physically easy quarterfinal and looked to be in…

Kvitova vs. Osaka Could Be Awesome

Petra Kvitova vs. Naomi Osaka I watched Naomi Osaka take apart Madison Keys in the 2018 US Open semifinal.  It became clear to me that Osaka could hit with power like many on tour and could also scramble and play defense and could also counter-punch turning defense to offense.  At the conclusion of the match,…