TCU’s Head Coach and Other Tennis Tweets This Week

I am not sure what to make of this roster photo, but it is interesting at least. Happy Birthday to our fearless leader, Coach Roditi! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/dSVFTPULFp — TCU Men's Tennis (@TCUMensTennis) November 30, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Caroline Wozniacki had INSANE athleticism — exhibit 1 of 5713: pic.twitter.com/iuJumMmw26 — Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) December 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js…

If you are upset about … Pete Sampras’ 14 majors (Part 1 of a Series)

One thing I have learned in the age of Twitter is that tennis fandoms run deep and acrimony toward non-favored players can be unexpectedly strong.  I’m sure there are some Andre Agassi fans out there who are not thrilled about Pete Sampras generally being considered to be the top player of their generation.  Sampras’ 14…

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

I am grateful for bludgeoning groundstrokes among other things Many countries celebrate the act of giving thanks.  The dates do not line-up so my offering is not intended to be jingoistic as today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  Still, taking the time to give thanks and express gratitude is always worthwhile. As tennis…

Final Power Ranking of 2019: King Rafa the Fifth Reigns

Rafael Nadal’s extraordinary 2019… 🇦🇺 Australian Open: F 🇫🇷 French Open: 🏆 🇬🇧 Wimbledon: SF 🇺🇸 US Open: 🏆 🇪🇸 Davis Cup: 🏆 🌎 World No.1: 🍾 pic.twitter.com/Re2Ljn3XhZ — Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) November 24, 2019  Rafael Nadal ended 2019 with wins.  He picked up two wins at the World Tour Final despite not making it…

Federer Wins His 103rd Title

BASEL 😭 🏆 pic.twitter.com/n8kYXYTtBr — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 28, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Roger Federer picked up his 4th title of 2019 by taking Basel with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Alex de Minaur.  He is now 6-titles away from tying Jimmy Connors’ all-time men’s record of 109 singles titles.  Federer can likely catch Connors if…

Predictions for 10-20-2019’s 250 Finals

There are actually only 3 finals being contested, but each is worth 250 ranking points to the winner Predicted Winner in Bold Kremlin Cup Final in Moscow Andrey Rublev vs. Adrian Mannarino Outside of Russia, I’d probably be picking Mannarino who had a nice run at both Montreal and Cincinnati.  Still, on home soil, I…

Implications of Daniil Medvedev’s Rise

The new World #3 has reached six-consecutive tournament finals.  4 of which were either Masters 1000 events or Grand Slam events.  Medvedev has won 3 of those 6 finals.  He staged a wonderful US Open final vs. Rafael Nadal in which he had Rafa wobbling in the early stages of the 5th set but failed…