Davis Cup 2014: First Round Day 1

 Davis Cup 2014 Spain falling behind 2-0 to Germany looks off until one sees Spain’s roster Switzerland could be favored to take the cup this year.  The Swiss lead Serbia 2-0 France and the Czech Republic are Contenders even if the Czechs are tied 1-1 after day 1 Carlos Berlocq needs to calm down The…

Is Tennis too Predetermined?

Although Baker was a prodigy at Center Parcs, he didn’t seem to be anything special at Loughborough at first. Even at that age, you could see the game beginning to stratify. Andy Murray won the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl tournament in Florida at the age of 12; the year before, Baker had played an overseas…

Beating Roger Federer in a Grand Slam is the kiss of death

Originally posted on For The Win:
(AP) As Rafael Nadal showed Sunday at the Australian Open, beating Roger Federer in a Grand Slam isn’t all its cracked up to be. As noted by the folks at TennisAbstract.com, the last eight players to defeat Federer at a major all lost their next matches. 2014 Australian Open — Rafael…

Where Do they Go From Here? A Look at the ATP Top 8

Rafael NADAL – The good news for Rafa is that he has a huge points lead and already has bagged one title in 2014.  The concerning side of things is that Rafa has never followed up one of his dominating years with a year of similar quality.  2009 failed to replicate 2008, and 2011 did not…

2014 The Times They Are a Changin’

Not to go Overboard but Consider the Following: Serena Williams won her first major in 1999 and dominated the second half of 2012 and all of 2013.  Her Australian Open performance was at least pause in her domination. Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open winning streak, consecutive Grand Slam semifinal streak, and winning streak from Fall 2013…

Tennis Power Ranking: Australian Open 2014

More Analysis Will Be Coming Throughout the Upcoming Week First Power Ranking of 2014 Rafael Nadal – A power ranking is supposed to look at the current state of affairs and plot a player’s position.  Rafa won in Qatar and was runner-up at the Australian Open for the second time in 3 years.  Rafa has…

Stan the man to beat

Originally posted on Lollipop's Champions:
What an epic Australian Open it has been. First the 42 degree heat battering players on court and now this. Stanislas Wawrinka has beaten the odds. Despite his victory over World Number two Novak Djokovic in a titanic battle 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 9-7 just five days ago Lollipop…