Youtube Tennis for 10-9-2011 through 10-15-2011

1.  Andy Murray d. Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 Some highlights from their final encounter in Tokyo.  A good sign for Murray who looks poised to rise to #3 in the world.  Still, 3 Grand Slam semifinal losses to Nadal keep the edge in Rafa’s corner in big matches until Murray proves otherwise. Andy Murray…

Best One-Handed Backhand Ever (Poll)

Some Backhand Videos: Stefan Edberg – A series of great backhands from Edberg against Lendl Roger Federer – Saving match point at Wimbledon 2008 Petr Korda – Korda passing Sampras at the 1997 US Open Rod Laver – Laver vs. Bjorn Borg in 1976 Ivan Lendl – Nice backhands by Lendl vs. Becker Gustavo “Guga”…

Youtube Tennis 10-2-11 through 10-8-11

Youtube Clips for the Week 1. Pete Sampras vs. Guga Kuerten Miami 2000 A lot of the clay court videos for Guga were grainy so I went with a hardcourt video. 2. Roger Federer vs. Marat Safin Masters Cup 2004  Two of the most talented players ever going head-to-head. 3.  Novak Djokovic vs. Carlos Berlocq…

Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten: Coming to a Hall of Fame Near You

Gustavo Kuerten My earliest impressions of Gustavo Kuerten were mixed.  I saw him play Jim Courier in the first round of the 1997 Davis Cup and could not believe Courier was struggling to post a 4 set win over such a frail looking opponent.  My first impression of Guga was that he was too skinny…