Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions for 3-25-2012

Reminder: Don’t forget to check out “60 Minutes” interview with world #1 Novak Djokovic tonight Projected Winners in BOLD C= Correct X = Incorrect Third Round Agnieszka Radwanska (5) vs. Silvia Soler-Espinosa  C Dominika Cibulkova (16) vs. Jie Zheng C Venus Williams vs. Aleksandra Wozniak – Venus’ comeback run continues .  C barely Victoria Azarenka…

Review of Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids

Certified tennis professional Steven White’s book Bring Your Racquet: Tennis Basics for Kids is a great contribution to the larger endeavor of making tennis more accessible for young people.  This is a cause that is close to my heart because I feel many kids show interest in tennis and hack around a bit without receiving…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions for 3-24-2012

Predicted Winners in BOLD C = Correct X = Incorrect Gael Monfils (14) vs. Sergei Bubka – Bubka could win, but it is likely that Monfils will win.  C Juan Martin del Potro (11) vs. Ivo Karlovic – I am not sure how a short player like JMDP will deal with Dr. Ivo, but I…

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions 3-23-2012

Projected Winners in BOLD C = Correct Pick   X = Incorrect Pick Second Round Juan Ignacio Chela (29) vs. Grigor Dimitrov  – I am going to go with youth here, but I think Chela is the favorite.  C Milos Raonic (26) vs. Arnaud Clement -Raonic should win against the veteran.  C Jurgen Melzer (22) vs….

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions 3-22-2012

Projected Winner in BOLD         C= Correct Pick X = Missed Pick First Round Sam Querrey vs. Matthew Ebden – I think Sam gets back into the win column here. C David Goffin vs. Donald Young – Young is always hard to predict, but I think he advances.  X Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Bernard Tomic – The Aussie should advance….

Sony Ericsson/Miami Predictions 3-21-2012

Projected Winner in BOLD              C = Correct Pick X = Missed Pick First Round Nikolay Davydenko vs. James Blake – This is an interesting tilt between two former top ten players.  I think Davydenko is too steady and takes the ball too early to lose this match.  C Antonio Veic vs. Denis Kudla – The…

Youtube Tennis for March 20 – March 24

1. Steffi Graf’s 1988 Golden Slam 2.  Jim Courier vs. Andre Agassi at the 1991 French Open 3.  Guga Kuerten vs. Pete Sampras at Miami 2000 4.  Guga vs. Agassi – 2000 Year End Championships

The Psychology of Defending Points

Historical Difficulty with Repeating Rafael Nadal won nearly everything of importance from the onset of the clay court season of 2010 through the conclusion of the US Open 2010.  Nadal’s 2011 did not feature the same level of success.  The same could be said for Nadal’s 2008 French Open, Wimbledon, and Olympic Gold trifecta was…