I am not Putting Much Stock in Djokovic’s Recent Tournaments

Until next time, @DjokerNole 👏#RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/tsmGNHACwT — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 19, 2019 Did Novak Djokovic win the 2018 World Tour Finals or his tune-up for the Australian Open? Djokovic’s drive toward Nole Slam 2.0 may or may not reach its destination, but I do not think he is worried about anything but his form…

Tennis Twitter – Great Photos from Monte Carlo 2019

Novak #Djokovic leads 5-3 in the 3rd. Some days are a real battle. Today is one of those days… 🗡🛡 #RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/zFYllGUZSO — Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) April 16, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Rafael #Nadal 5-0 v Bautista Agut at #RolexMCMasters The King of the run-around forehand has caught fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/56UiprlVCl — Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) April 17,…

Tennis Road Trips – The Sport Remains the Same

I was been fortunate enough to be part of two regional high school tennis events over the past two weekends.  It was interesting driving over three hours from Louisville, KY to Edwardsville, IL.  I remember thinking that road trips in baseball lead to playing in ballparks with different dimensions and that every golf course is…

Power Ranking 2019: Post-Miami and Pre-Clay Standings

Where Things Stand as Tennis Shifts to the Beaten Earth Novak Djokovic – His performance at the Australian Open was outstanding. That is enough to win the first phase of 2019 regardless of what has transpired since. Roger Federer – Winning Miami and Dubai as well as posting a runner-up finish at Indian Wells positions Federer in…

My Impression of Junior Tennis from the 2019 Kentucky High School Duals

Eight Kentucky High Schools* converged on Seneca Park and Saint Xavier High School to contest the 2019 Kentucky High School Duals on March 22nd and 23rd.  Each school contested 3 dual matches following a 6 singles matches and 3 doubles matches format.  I noticed a few things: The really elite players have a lot of…

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…