Lendl and Sampras’ Impact on Federer’s 6 Year End Championships

A Major Accomplishment Winning 6 Masters/ATP World Championships/Masters Cups/World Tour Finals (Year End Championships hereafter)* is not an accomplishment on the same level as winning 16 Grand Slams.  It is however no small task.  To win a tournament that is only comprised of elite players is difficult.  To win a tournament in which one has…

Youtube Tennis 11-27-2011 through 12-3-2011

3 Good Tennis Videos 1.  Highlights from the ATP World Tour Finals Roger Federer d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7, 6-3  2.  Highlights of Petra Kvitova’s Wimbledon Title Call me old fashioned,but I find it reassuring having a Wimbledon champion who is Czech and a lefty. 3.  Boris Becker diving volley vs. Ivan Lendl in the…

A Quick Thanksgiving Note

Thanks to all of the great readers of this blog.  Family travel obligations in the US and the World Tour Finals in London have not meshed in terms of me posting as much as I would like for such a large event.  Do not worry however several posts are coming your way this upcoming week. …

Federer Sweeps and Tsonga Advances

Roger Federer d. Mardy Fish 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Roger did not play his best tennis in completing a 3-0 sweep of his pool.  Even in the one-sided 1st set Roger faced a lot of challenges while serving.  Still, Roger brushed back Fish in the 3rd set after Fish found his range in an impressive 2nd…

Federer d. Nadal 6-3, 6-0 – Are You Kidding Me?

The Indoor Setting Matters Before I make too much out of this match, it should be noted that Roger was 3-0 versus Rafael Nadal at the World Tour Finals/Masters Cup.  Roger had won 6 of 7 sets the two had played in this event prior to today.  Now, Roger stands 4-0 vs. Rafa at this…

Andy Murray’s Next Big Move?

What We Should Expect 3 of the 4 matches have gone deep into the 3rd set.  2 of those matches went to 3rd set tiebreaks.  The player with the better ranking won 3 of 4 matches to this point.  World #1 Novak Djokovic struggled with Thomas Berdych, but held up under pressure better than the…

Youtube Tennis for 11-20-11 through 11-26-2011

3 Good Tennis Videos With the Year End Championships upon Us, I will Give Video Highlights of the Top 3 Seeds (Federer has Gotten a Lot of Ink from me the Past 2 Weeks). 1.  Novak Djokovic Brutal Domination 2011 – Djokovic dominated the year 2.  Rafael Nadal’s Best Points of 2011 – Some brutal angles and…

The Big 4 Play Risk

Global Domination With the top 4 players in the  world sweeping all 4 Grand Slam titles and all 9 Masters 1000 events, it is clear that a gap exists between the top 4 and the rest of the tour.  In fact, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and David Ferrer were the only 2 players outside of the big…