Putting an ‘I’ in ‘team

Originally posted on The Emmerson Papers:
To the strains of The Proclaimers and the cheers of the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Great Britain reached the Davis Cup final this weekend with a 3-2 win over Australia. Commentator Andrew Castle was excited, and rightly: it’s an achievement of world-historical magnitude. Not since 1936 have GB won…

St. Petersburg QF previews and picks: Raonic vs. Robredo, Thiem vs. Istomin

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem will continue their St. Petersburg campaigns on Friday. They are set for respective quarterfinal meetings with Tommy Robredo and Denis Istomin. (5) Tommy Robredo vs. (2) Milos Raonic Raonic has mostly been an afterthought on tour since a foot injury began troubling him after the…

World Tour Finals race likely coming down to one spot

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Until the U.S. Open, this year’s World Tour Finals race was a snoozer. The top eight spots in the race were in a stranglehold, owned by Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Kei Nishikori, Rafael Nadal, and David Ferrer. In the tenuous eighth place, however, Ferrer…

Davis Cup Final to be played on indoor clay court in Ghent!

Originally posted on TennisTalk:
It has been announced that the Davis Cup final between Belgium and Great Britain will officially be held in Ghent at The Flanders Expo Arena which holds 13,000 people and an indoor clay court will be put down for the tie. The tie will be played between the 27th and the…

Top Tennis Training: The Inside Out Forehand

I thought I would pass along this great video from Top Tennis Training’s Youtube Channel.  We would all love to win a few more points with our forehands.  They offer some great insight into how to elevate this shot.

Seasons at Stake: A Race Towards Fall (Part I)

Originally posted on The Tennis Island:
The dust of the US Open is slowly starting to settle and we’re heading towards the finish line of men’s and women’s tennis in 2015. The year has seen improvements for some, but has also proven to be difficult for a couple of big names in the game —…