Nadal overcomes Dimitrov at the Swiss Indoors

Originally posted on Happy Slam Tennis:
Round two in Basel and it was a black and blue battle between Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov. Here’s a match chat recap of what happened. Before the pre-match warm up, Grigor lines his bottles in a precise manner. At the net, Grigor and Rafa jump from foot to…

Nadal through to Basel quarterfinals, Karlovic stuns Wawrinka

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Rafael Nadal survived a second consecutive three-setter and recovered from a break down in another must-win set before getting the best of Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in round two of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Wednesday. Nadal, who saw Lukas Rosol serve for the match on Monday only to…

Basel R2 previews and picks: Federer vs. Kohlschreiber, Isner vs. Sock

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Roger Federer will be back in action in Basel on Thursday, when he takes the court against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Fellow Americans and doubles partners John Isner and Jack Sock are also aiming for a spot in the quarterfinals. (1) Roger Federer vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber Federer will take a 57-9 lifetime record at the…

My New Favorite Player?

Who knows?  However, anyone I have never beaten *cough* Mike *cough* can now face this youngster.

Basel R2 preview and pick: Nadal vs. Dimitrov

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
It was the unseeded player who had a much easier time advancing to the Basel second round, but both Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov managed to set up a blockbuster encounter on Wednesday. A place in the quarterfinals is at stake. Rafael Nadal and Grigor Dimitrov will be facing each…

Basel Preview – Roger Federer v Mikhail Kukushkin

Originally posted on TennisTalk:
Bouncing back is what great champions do and it is what is expected from Roger Federer when he takes on Mikhail Kukushkin in Basel after his second round loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in Shanghai not long ago. I remember watching the second and third set off the match it was won…

Marin Cilic Heading into 2016

In repeat of 2014 final, @cilic_marin beats Roberto Bautista Agut to retain #KremlinCup https://t.co/ym86Gq610S pic.twitter.com/MzXpHAxdmc — HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) October 26, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Where is Marin Cilic’s Game Going into 2016? Adjusting Many players tend to struggle for a few months adjusting to new expectatons after a breakthrough on tour.  Marin Cilic’s adjustment phase was exacerbated…