Links to Some of My Favorite Pieces on Tennis

Here is a quick look at some of my favorite tennis articles ever written.  You may want to bookmark this one and read one per month.  I am listing them chronologically from oldest to most recent. 1. Raised by Women to Conquer Men by Frank Deford Sports Illustrated 28 August 1978 This is a must…

#2 Rafael Nadal vs. #1 Novak Djokovic

The Final  128 players and 6 single elimination matches later to get to this point and form should not hold so neatly should it?  At Wimbledon and now the US Open we are treated to a #1 versus #2 showdown.  In 2006 through 2008 we got these matches between Federer and Nadal in Paris and…

Running Commentary for the US Open Women’s Final

Running Commentary – S. Stosur vs. S. Williams 5:15  Serena seems to be showing some bad body language.  As if to say, I should not be playing this poorly.  Fact is for 5 games her power has been matched.  No need to feign shock just dig in (if I was Serena’s coach). 5:18 Mac saying…

Stosur vs. Williams: 2011 Women’s Final Preview

Samantha Stosur versus Serena Williams Both players are among the most powerful on the women’s tour.  Stosur beat Serena at the 2010 French Open.  I can give a lot of reasons to try to make this sound like a close match on paper, but to be honest Serena Williams looks like a heavy favorite.  Here…

Jimmy Connors Part 2

Preface Novak Djokovic just completing a 2 sets to love comeback in the US Open semifinal makes writing this a bit surreal.  I think comebacks from 2 sets down are one of the most unique events in all of the sporting world. Jimmy Connors turned the momentum of one such comeback into an indelible memory…