A Look Back at Monte Carlo

Originally posted on Weekly Perpective:
There will come a time when things may not be going as you would hope them to be and the best way to fight through it is to make the most of the opportunities given to you.  And for a few players, that opportunity was known as The Monte Carlo Rolex…

La Corrida de Toros: Tennis in Barcelona

Spain Reigns on Clay Rafa Nadal’s 9 Roland Garros titles and decade of dominance on clay are the peak of a Spanish trend on clay Sergei Bruguera won Roland Garros in 1993 and 1994, Carlos Moya won in 1998, Albert Costa won in 2002, and Juan Carlos Ferrero won in 2003. Alex Corretja, Sergei Bruguera,…

Novak Djokovic: Can anyone stop him in 2015?

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
  tennisworldusa.org Perhaps no one apart from sports bettors can appreciate the significance of keeping an eye on the top athlete or team in a sport and the opponents who could take their place at the least expected of times. Tennis betting and other forms of sports betting involve a…

2015 Power Ranking: Nole has the House Edge in Monte-Carlo

2015 Power Ranking #4 Novak Djokovic – Novak holds the 1st Grand Slam and the first 3 Masters 1000 events of 2015. His straight set win over Nadal was not without some tension, but Novak is going to enter Paris as co-favorite. Andy Murray – Andy can’t be docked for going on his honeymoon. Roger Federer…

Monte-Carlo 2015: Djokovic vs. Berdych Championship Prediction

Being sick and having sick kids caused me not to have a prediction for the most anticipated match since the Australian Open – sorry about that Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych These two played an interesting match in Dubai not too long ago.  Berdych has been quite consistent in 2015, but he needs to add…

How to assess Tomas Berdych’s 2015?

If at first you don’t succeed Tomas Berdych has been a model of consistency in 2015.  Berdych was runner-up at Doha and at Rotterdam.  He was a semifinalist at the Australian Open, at Dubai, and at Masters Miami.  He was a quarterfinalist at Indian Wells.  The Big Czech finds himself in the semifinal round of…

Monte-Carlo 2015: April 17th Quarterfinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) v [4] Milos Raonic (CAN) H2H – Milos leads their head-to-head 3-1, but all of the matches have been fairly close and none of the 4 were on clay.  I think Milos is currently playing big matches better than Berdych has in recent months.  Therefore, I think Milos wins…

Monte-Carlo 2015: April 16th Predictions for a Sweet 16

Predicted Winners in BOLD This is a great schedule of matches [7] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) v [9] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) H2H – Someone forgot to tell these two that one-handed backhands are an endangered species.  Stan’s form was great in his opening match, but somehow I think Grigor finds a way in 3 sets. [WC/14] Gael Monfils…

DDP Yoga for Tennis Week 2 Review

Healthy: No Hamstring Issues April 8 – I did the Diamond Dozen April 9 – I did the Diamond Dozen April 10 – After my hamstring injury, I was able to enter into a full week of tennis and DDP Yoga.  I did an hour of tennis drills for the first time since my injury.  I…