FINDING FEDERER

Originally posted on Get Sporty:
Odes to Roger Federer are aplenty. And while his elegance, grace, aesthetic and athletic ability have all been analysed by the greatest of the great sports writers and experts, I still feel compelled to add an insignificant speck to that glitzing galaxy. That is because for all the domination he’s…

Era of the Super Coach? True Beginnings.

Originally posted on A.I.M:180:
A few years ago a top British sportsman took an innovative approach to a problem he had been experiencing in his chosen field. The results of that decision make it appear as if it was an easy one and that success would certainly follow. Yet at the time the…

France, Switzerland host Davis Cup World Group semifinals

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Some of the usual suspects like Serbia and Spain are absent from the Davis Cup World Group semifinals this time around, but the last-four lineup in 2014 is still a blockbuster one—especially in terms of individual talent. Among the players in action this weekend are Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka…

US Open 2014: Final Thoughts

Serena Williams was awesome in winning her 6th US Open and 18th major.  Let the GOAT debates intensify.   Marin Cilic dominated the final two matches at a level not seen since Federer’s 2004 win or maybe stylistically since Safin’s 2000 title run.   Andy Murray vs. Novak Djokovic is my favorite match-up because each…

Tennis Power Ranking 2014: US Open and Marin Cilic’s Rise

Novak Djokovic – Nole stays at #1, but his play in Toronto, Cincinnati and to a lesser extent New York leave some questions.  Novak did not handle the hot and humid conditions well in New York.  He struggled with the heat late in the Kohlschreiber match and against Nishikori who had played 10 sets in…

The tennis world reacts on Twitter to Cilic’s U.S. Open title

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Fellow players and a few others in the tennis world took to Twitter following Marin Cilic’s U.S. Open final victory over Kei Nishikori. Here are some of the highlights: Just got back from practice. Idemo Cilaaaa!!!!! — ivo karlovic (@ivokarlovic) September 08, 2014 Wow bravo bravo Marine!!! #Legenda — ivo…