Quick Hits for 22 June 2015

Quick Hits

  • Roger Federer claiming his 15th career grass court title and 86th career title place him in a good spot heading into Wimbleon.  Also, Ivan Lendl’s 94 career titles do not look to be out of reach even if Jimmy Connors’ 109 titles seem to be a stretch for The Mighty Fed.
  • Andy Murray won his 6th career title on grass in claiming his 4th Queen’s Club title.  The Scot enters Wimbledon as one of the two major favorites along with Novak Djokovic.
  • Angelique Kerber keeps piling up trophies in 2015.  Perhaps, Kerber will play deep into the second week in London.
  • Rafael Nadal seemed to have momentum after his 2nd title of the year, but his loss in London leaves Rafa with a mixed forecast moving forward.
  • Boris Becker wants more arguments and acrimony on tour.  Tennis players were generally viewed as self-absorbed and quite negatively by the sports media in the 1980s and 1990s.  I am not sure going backward on this front is wise for any individual player or for the sport.  Of course, one can read Andre Agassi calling Becker “B.B. Socrates” in Open if one needs a fix of players sniping at one another.

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