Wuhan Today – Konta, Keys, 700 wins and Muguruza!

Originally posted on Tennis Talk :
Another day in Wuhan and there were more upsets and surprises. The day saw defeats for Madison Keys, Caroline Garcia and surprisingly Caroline Wozniacki as well as a retirements from Victoria Azarenka and Belinda Bencic. Jo Ko! She just can’t stop winning right now. Johanna Konta has won 20 out…

Lendl Lesson on Coaching

Originally posted on Sports in AJ:
I can remember growing up despising Ivan Lendl.  He seemed inhuman as he played the role of Terminator in vanquishing my tennis heroes at the U.S. Open.  Though I always had great respect and admiration for his talent and skill. However, I now have learned a new side from him and gained…

Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen previews and predictions

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
The Asian swing will begin this week without two of its defending champions. Kei Nishikori (Kuala Lumpur) and Andy Murray (Shenzhen) lost earlier than expected at the U.S. Open before suiting up for Davis Cup duty, so they are still taking a break prior to their fall campaigns. Nonetheless, there…

The everyday life of a tennis player

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Few people realize the harsh realities of pro tennis outside of the Top 10. The majority of players are left to their own devices to manage their own accommodation and transport to matches without seeing the vast return that the most famous players such as Andy Murray and Roger Federer…