A Happy 2016 to the Tennis Abides Community

Dear Readers, 2015 was Tennis Abides most successful year.  I set a goal for impressions and the readers exceeded that goal by more than 34%!  My presence on twitter grew a great deal this year as well.  Many thanks for your support. The Australian Open is coming up so 2016 should get off to a…

Twitter Poll Results on the Importance of Olympic Tennis

Twitter polls are still in their infancy. I am not a huge fan of how they work just yet, but they have improved a little so I thought I would give them a shot again. I asked if people would value a Grand Slam runner-up finish or a Silver Medal as well as if people…

Brad Gilbert on His 1988 Bronze Medal

@bgtennisnation @TimMayotte With 2016 being an Olympic year, do you have any words on your 1988 medals? — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) December 31, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Fond memory's https://t.co/n2FOSqF84e — Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) December 31, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js We hope to get Mayotte’s outlook as well. Gilbert answered in his own unique syntax.

Ridiculously Early 2016 Olympic Singles Medal Predictions

I forgot to do my Olympic predictions with my earlier 2016 Grand Slam predictions.  These will likely be equally inaccurate and funny to look at after the fact.  The Olympic games will be held on hard courts, will feature 2 out of 3 set matches for everything but the men’s gold medal match.  Also, two…

Ridiculously Early 2016 Grand Slam Predictions

Without knowing the draw, without knowing who is injured, without knowing who is sick, and without knowing who is in great form, I will do the impossible and predict who wins the 4 majors on the men’s and women’s side.  I promise somewhere between 0-100% accuracy. Australian Open Men’s Winner – Novak Djokovic: This surface…

Highlights and Aces – The Best of Tennis 2015

Originally posted on Adjusting the Net:
? Since the clock is close to running out on 2015, here’s a very quick look back at the players and moments that stood out to me the most this year. ? Top of the Charts Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams certainly had plenty of reasons to keep on…

Serena Williams, Usain Bolt Named Champions of Champions by L ‘Equipe

Originally posted on newfanzone:
Usain Boltphoto credit: Neilhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Multiple Award winning Tennis Star Continues to win award after award and it undoubtable that they are all well deserved, barely hours after polling the most votes to win the AP Female Athlete Of The Year Award another top media establishment L’Equipe of France has named Serena…

Top Grand Slam Matches Comebacks-2015

Originally posted on myworldoftennis:
This article was written by me for the website http://essentiallysports.com/ . The following is the link to the original article : http://essentiallysports.com/top-grand-slam-matches-comebacks-2015/ The greatest players are not those who play top level tennis all the time, but those who somehow find a way to win. On a tennis court, it is not…

Gasquet withdraws from Australian Open

Originally posted on addictedtotennisblog:
French star Richard Gasquet has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a back injury. The Frenchman is believed to have aggravated the injury playing in the IPTL and a car crash is also thought to have worsened the injury. Gasquet’s withdrawal now mean that Kyle Edmund has automatically qualified for…