Could a Tennis Player Win 8 Gold Medals in 1 Olympic Games?

With the addition of mixed doubles, a tennis player can certainly win 3 gold medals in one Olympic games.  However, we found out in 2008 that 8 gold medals is the apex of Olympic achievements.  Of course, I will ignore that swimming gives multiple medals for covering the same distance with different techniques and has…

Olympic Tennis Review: 2004 Chile Came to Play

2004 saw the the Olympic games once again fall between Wimbledon and the US Open.  Much like the Atlanta games these games were held on a similar hard court surface to that of the US Open.  This was more desirable than the red clay of the 1992 games, but the games being in Athens meant…

Olympic Tennis Review: 2000 Venus and YK Reign in Y2K

Like the Seoul Olympics of 1988, Sydney fell after the US Open.  The easier schedule along with a somewhat solid 1996 for tennis led to another successful games. Venus’ 2000 Dominance Venus Williams won Wimbledon and the US Open in 2000.  She posted a 35 match winning streak that spanned Wimbledon through the US Open…

Olympic Tennis Review: 1996 Better than It had a Right to Be

1992 Fallout  Tennis in 1996 suffered despite being a logical tune-up for the US Open as the tennis events were held on hard courts in Atlanta, Georgia.  Still, 7 of the top 10 men did not play the event.  Andre Agassi was the #1 seed, but he was fresh off of a Wimbledon loss to…

Power Ranking for the Week of July 23 – July 29, 2012

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of July 23 through July 29 1.  Roger Federer – Fed has spent 288 weeks at #1 with at least a 289th week in the works. 2.  Novak Djokovic – Novak won bronze in 2008.  A gold medal would come with the #1 ranking. 3.  Rafael Nadal – Rafa…

Predictions for Atlanta, Gstaad, and Hamburg

Predicted Winners in BOLD Atlanta Surface – Hard Court Different tournament, but the same result for these future doubles partners 4 Andy Roddick vs. Gilles Muller Roddick won Eastbourne and should have a slight edge vs. Muller to win a 2nd title in 3 outings.  Muller has had a knack of upsetting higher ranked players…

Olympic Tennis Review: 1992 The Women Delivered & The Men Did Not

The 1988 Olympic Games brought tennis back as a medal sport.  Steffi Graf completed a “Golden Slam” in 1988, and the overall success of the tennis events brought about a great deal of excitement for the 1992 games.  These games were held in Barcelona, Spain so Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario looked to be a major factor.  The…

Olympic Tennis Review: 1988 Graf was Golden

Preview Olympic Tennis has had a lot of ups and downs.  During some Olympic years, the tennis events have seemed at best like a 500 point tour level tournament while other years have produced high drama for the sport.  With Davis Cup, Federation Cup, Hopman Cup, World Team Cup, and tennis’ four majors being held…

Nadal out of London 2012

Originally posted on tiptoe tennis:
Nadal gutted to withdraw from London 2012 Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the London 2012 olympic games with a knee injury. The world n.o3 is suffering from tendinitus, the same knee problem that saw him miss most of the 2009 season. The last  match Nadal played was…

Power Ranking for the Week of July 16 – July 22, 2012

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of July 16 through July 22 1.  Roger Federer – Fed has spent 287 weeks at #1 with at least a 288th week in the works.  286 is exactly 5 1/2 years at #1.  Federer is pushing toward 6 years at #1. 2.  Novak Djokovic – This…

Newport, Stuttgart, Umag and Bastad Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Newport, RI Surface – Grass 1 John Isner vs. Lleyton Hewitt Defending champion John Isner has played well to reach the final.  Ivo Karlovic has troubled Lleyton Hewitt in the past.  Still, this grass court season has favored veteran players.  I think that trend continues and…

Newport Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winner in BOLD John Isner 1 vs. Ryan Harrison 6 John Isner has stopped some of his recent bleeding by winning some matches in Rhode Island, but I sense that the big man is just not playing very well.  He has accomplished one goal in terms of getting more match play on grass courts…