Marseille, Rio, and Delray Beach Championship Predictions

Marseille 2016 Championship Match: [4] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Nick Kyrgios (AUS) H2H This is the premiere match of the day as it pits the 2014 US Open champion against a player tabbed by many to have a big future in tennis.  Both men possess massive serves and powerful groundstrokes.  As well as Cilic moves, Kyrgios is the…

What is behind Rafael Nadal’s poor form since Roland Garros 2014?

Originally posted on TennisTalk:
Just like all good mysteries they need solving. However the question is what is behind Rafael Nadal’s inconsistent form since winning Roland Garros back in 2014? Since winning his 14th Grand Slam the former world number one has struggled but why is that? Is the forehand still feared? Well on its…

Tennis Abides is Back or the Tennis Doctor is Here

Dear readers, I did not post much last week despite some interesting events taking place.  I was gearing up for defending my doctoral dissertation (I managed to talk about tennis twice in my defense).  The great news is that I successfully defended my dissertation at the University of Dayton and am now Dan Martin, PhD….

Who will be the next new Grand Slam champion?

Originally posted on fortylovetennisblog:
With Novak Djokovic’s imperious form, it seems odd to talk about a new Grand Slam champion. The Serb’s 6-1 7-5 7-6 win over Andy Murray in the Australian Open final marked his third consecutive grand slam title, while it was also his fifth major victory in seven attempts. Such has been…

Rafa Back on the Clay

Originally posted on That Tennis Guy:
After an early exit in Melbourne, the “King of Clay” returned to the surface in Buenos Aires. How the Spaniard does on the beloved dirt will be a barometer as to the current status of his game. ?

Five reasons Djokovic will win the Grand Slam in 2016

Originally posted on The tennis report:
Is there a harder thing to do in sport? Possibly. Winning the Tour de France looks nothing short of self-induced pedal torture. Matching ‘the Don’s’ batting average has so far proven woefully impossible, and beating the All Blacks has been permanently placed in the ‘too hard basket’. In tennis,…

Guardians of the game

Originally posted on Match Point:
Roy Emerson: Adam At the forefront of tennis’s charge into professionalism, the undervalued Roy Emerson’s statistics still impress. In an age when Australians dominated world tennis, Emerson and Rod Laver were the names that stood out, with ‘Emmo’ winning 12 individual major titles (including six Australian Opens in seven years),…

Tennis Tuesday: ATP News of the Week

Originally posted on secretfangirls:
It’s no secret that the only thing we love as much as music is tennis!  Lucky for us, the tennis season lasts nearly the entire year, hitting every corner of the globe.  We thought we’d take a weekly look at the ATP World Tour action, both on an off the court.…