Tennis Power Ranking 2014: Monte Carlo – Wawrinka is All In

2014 Power Ranking #5 – Monte Carlo Crowns a New Number One Stanislas Wawrinka – Good to Great … sounds about right.  The 2014 points totals are competitive, but Stan has wins over Rafa, Nole and Federer along with a Slam and Masters 1000 title.  As strange as it sounds to me, Stan is my #1…

Monte Carlo Quick Hits April 16, 2014

Rafael Nadal starts his quest for 9 (NINE!) Monte Carlo titles in 10 years.  Under a lot of grading scales 90% is a B+ or A-, but if ATP Tennis is graded on a curve, Rafa just gave a failing grade to everyone else on tour. Fabio Fognini’s 7-6, 6-4 win over Bautista Agut delivered…

Monte Carlo Quick Hits April 15, 2014

Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Fabio Fognini is the best round of 32 match one could expect on clay. Rafael Nadal and Pablo Andujar are one match away from a re-match of the best clay court match of 2014 to this point.   I don’t want to read too much into David Ferrer’s 6-3, 6-0 demolition…

A Plan that Can Help Save US Tennis

Is Tennis in the US on Life Support? On the WTA, I don’t think this is the case even if Serena Williams is not considered due to being over 30.  A group of young and talented US citizens play on the WTA Tour.  Odds are that someone of this group will emerge as a top…

Tennis Power Ranking 2014: Miami Crowns a New Number One

Fourth Tennis Power Ranking 2014 Miami Crowns a New Number One Novak Djokovic – Nole ended 2013 on a streak.  He’s back to his winning ways.  Winning back-to-back Masters 1000 events by beating Federer and then Nadal in each final has Novak back to my top spot. Change since last ranking +1 Rafael Nadal – He’s never…

What We Learned From The Sony Open

Originally posted on Weekly Perpective:
  If March taught us anything it’s that Novak Djokovic is on fire showing signs reminiscent of his 2011 run.  He’s still a ways away from taking the number 1 ranking back but year to date points shows they are much closer than the rankings actually show.  Now that the…