Djokovic vs. Nadal: It Feels like 2012 to Me

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal has mowed down his opponents over 6 matches.Β  While winning 18 of 18 sets, gives Nadal an edge on form, the two sets Djokovic dropped should be of no hindrance to his chances in the final as Djokovic got a physically easy quarterfinal and looked to be in…

Kvitova vs. Osaka Could Be Awesome

Petra Kvitova vs. Naomi Osaka I watched Naomi Osaka take apart Madison Keys in the 2018 US Open semifinal.Β  It became clear to me that Osaka could hit with power like many on tour and could also scramble and play defense and could also counter-punch turning defense to offense.Β  At the conclusion of the match,…

Australian Open 2019: Twitter Reacts to the Youth Movement

Stefanos Tsitsipas, 13 years old: β€œFavorite idol?” – Roger Federer β€œWhere do you see yourself in ten years?” – I don’t know, but I will do my best to be in the top. pic.twitter.com/Ho4xmuBHYl — Alex Theodoridis (@AlexTheodorid1s) January 20, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js β€œBe the Example.” – @FTiafoe LEGEND. πŸŽ₯: @AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/NIskSNrq45 — Cracked Racquets (@CrackedRacquets)…

Interviewing Butler University’s Preston Cameron

[Note: I was a teacher and assistant tennis coach at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville during the 2018 season in which Preston was a 12th-grade student] 1. As a high school player, you won 3 consecutive state doubles titles with three different partners. What are your thoughts on that unique accomplishment? It was really…

Australian Open 2019: Draw Impressions

Six titles in the past year ain't bad. Congrats, @Petra_Kvitova. πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ† pic.twitter.com/Zl0SOSjBmW — Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) January 12, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Women’s Singles Draw Simona Halep may be the #1 seed, but she got a brutal draw.Β  If Halep reaches the semifinals, her confidence should be sky high, but many obstacles loom. A Naomi…

Dad Jokes and Tennis

I’ve been known to throw a few somewhat witty statements out there. Today, I had two on twitter. My favorite correlation non-causation tennis factoid: Since Jan 2003 male tennis players from places starting with "S" have won 58 singles majors (Switzerland 23, Spain 18, Serbia 14, Scotland 3) while non-S countries total 6 Argentina 2,…

Twitter Highlights from 1-4-2019

Who says tennis is easy on the body? The force on the outside of RBA’s right foot and leg… Leg is nearly straight & outside of his heel is taking on absurd amounts of force. Low centre of gravity so important. Reminder of how brutal tennis is on joints. Which other sports have movements like…