Power Ranking for August 13-19

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of August 13 through August 19 1.  Roger Federer – Federer has won 5 titles in 2012.  Cincinnati could lead to a new #1 in my rankings as well as in the ATP rankings. 2.  Novak Djokovic – Winning his 2nd consecutive Rogers Cup has Djokovic looking…

Who Will Finish 2012 Ranked #1? (Tennis Poll)

2012 Resumes Roger Federer – Wimbledon title, 2 Masters 1000 titles, Dubai and Rotterdam titles, runner-up finishes at Halle and the Olympic games, semifinal finishes at the Australian Open, Rome and The French Open Rafael Nadal – French Open title, 2 Masters 1000 titles, and a Barcelona title, runner-up finish at the Australian Open, semifinal…

10 Olympic Takeaways

Serena Williams adds to her sublime legacy with decisive gold medals in singles and doubles.  Serena has career Golden Slams in singles and doubles now.  Fodder for a GOAT debate? Speed Kills – Andy Murray took a huge step by winning 5 straight sets over Djokovic and Federer en route to a gold medal in…

Post Olympic Power Ranking

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of August 6 through August 12 This is later than usual, but I had good reason for the delay. 1.  Roger Federer – Federer has won 5 titles in 2012 including Wimbledon, he just added a silver medal to his career haul, and just turned 31.  It…

Olympic Tennis Review 2008: The Best to This Point

In my review of Olympic tennis events, one trend emerged from 1988-2004: The Women’s Event Was Better than the Men’s.  In 2000, a streaking Venus Williams went 3 tight sets in a semifinal tilt with the veteran Monica Seles.  In 1988, Steffi Graf beat Gabriela Sabatini .  The 1992, 1996 and 2004 games all delivered…

Serena Williams Nears Perfection in Gold Medal Win

Serena Shines in 6-0, 6-1 Win Serena Williams demolished Maria Sharapova.  There really is not much else to say about today’s match.  Both players like to dictate play and take control of a point early.  Serena was better at dictating play and that made Sharapova a defensive player.  Maria Sharapova is not a defensive player. …