The State of Tennis Abides

Dear readers,

First, I want to thank everyone for a great 2015.  Tennis Abides was founded in September 2011, and this is already the second best year in terms of visitors for the site.  2015 is not even 50% done.  This will easily be our best year ever.  My twitter follows have also risen by quite a bit @danmartintennis.

Second, I took most of this week off due to the two weeks of Roland Garros falling so closely on the tail of Madrid and Rome.  I have a wife, three children, and a dissertation to finish so a little down time was good for me heading into the grass season.

Third, I’d like to add more video commentary, more interviews, product reviews, and more playing tips. These pieces generally take me more time to create than predictions.  My dissertation may mandate not adding as many of these as I would like in the coming months, but my dissertation will be done in December.  Stick with me as this site is not done growing.  I look forward to spending some time at the Cincinnati event, but Lexington, KY has a challenger the week before Cincinnati.  Next year, Louisville is adding a WTA event.  i should be covering 3 professional tournaments by the end of 2016.

Thanks,

Dan

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Curtman_3000 says:

    This week was easily one of the least important in the calendar year, ass we all know only those who performed poorly at RG were in action. In addition, the first week of any surface’s season is sure to be a quiet one.
    By the way, how about Mahut? Coming out of left field on clay which he has been completely horrid on previously in his career. Then, on his best surface, he looked nothing short of dominant all week. If he continues to play at this level he could be one to watch this summer.
    I will be sure to follow you on the Twitter as well. Best of luck with all that you have on your plate, Dan!

    Curtman

    1. Dan Martin says:

      Mahut has been surprising. He beat some guys I thought he’d have zero chance against on clay. Then from the quallies wins his 3rd career grass court title. I remember picking up my press pass at Cincinnati 2013 before the event started. Practice courts were filled with early castoffs from Montreal & Toronto. Mahut was waiting on a court working against the wall of a trailer in the Cincy parking lot. I loved seeing that. The guy works hard at his game.

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