Halle Final Prediction – Federer vs. Haas

Quick Transition from Clay to Grass As I mentioned earlier this week, it is hard to appreciate the French Open results for too long because a brand new season begins on grass courts.  At the close of the French Open, Roger Federer seemed to have fallen further behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.  Now, Federer…

Beaten Murray fires verbal volley

Originally posted on Funny Peculiar English:
So to Queen’s Club, the traditional Wimbledon dress-rehearsal, where Andy Murray, the defending champion, was a second-round casualty at West Kensington. His defence lasted just two and a half hours – beaten 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 by France’s Nicolas Mahut. Just over a week before Wimbledon, the Scotsman as he…

Tennis History: Nadal and Sharapova

A Trip Inside my Unofficial Historical Tennis Rankings The 2012 French Open is in the books.  Sadly, the quick transition to grass rarely allows for the full impact of this event to be appreciated until later in the year.  Still, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova made a great deal of history.  Here is a quick…

2012 French Open: Men’s Final Parte B: What a let down

Originally posted on Realz Tenis Fanz:
Divadal with his 7th French Open title! And traditions were kept alive and well. Who is it seemingly can defeat the king of clay on this red stuff? I surmise that at this point, it might be virtually impossible to stop Divadal on the dirt. You would think that…

Power Ranking for the Week of June 11 – June 17

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of June 11 through June 17 The French Open Reshapes My Top 10 1.  Rafael Nadal – A French Open title, two Masters 1000 titles and 3 consecutive wins over Nole have Rafa moving into the top spot.  Change from last ranking +1 2.  Novak Djokovic –…

Maria Sharapova completes Career Slam at Roland Garros

Originally posted on Tennis News and Views:
By Lisa-Marie Burrows Maria Sharapova fell to her knees after winning Roland Garros. (Photo credit: FFT) Roland Garros, Paris – An emotional and newly crowned world No.1 Maria Sharapova completed her set of Grand Slam trophies after eight years of waiting for her maiden Grand Slam at Roland…