Roland Garros Day 2: Tennis Twitter

Clay court tennis has a great look to it (red clay rather than Har Tru – I did like blue clay too). We have two great looks at the world #1 and world #4, plus a look at a French player who is in the 5th set with a seed, as well as an outer…

Roland Garros 2019: Men’s Final Four Prediction

Top Half: Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem The two biggest non-Rafa threats for the 2019 title have a potential semifinal date every tennis fan should look forward to.  Thiem’s wins at Indian Wells and Barcelona as well as close lose to Nole in Madrid should make him believe his 2018 runner-up finish was one of…

Roland Garros 2019: Women’s Final Four Predictions

A couple of matches are already in the books, but I think it is early enough to still give my semifinal predictions. Women’s Semifinal Predictions Top Half: Maria Sakkari vs. Simona Halep  The defending champ is an easy pick for the semis.  Not taking Osaka who has won the past two majors and is ranked #1…

2019 Post-Rome Power Ranking

Scramble on! 😱 Everything about this point is 👌 @DjokerNole @delpotrojuan #ibi19 pic.twitter.com/UvlxE0tfZR — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 17, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic – Nole has been #1 in every 2019 Tennis Abides Power Ranking.  Certainly, Nadal got the better of him in Rome, but Novak picked up 1600 points in Madrid and Rome and is…

Tennis Power Ranking 2019: Novak Takes Madrid

With apologies to #NoleFam, I am a few days later getting this out there than I would have liked.  Also, multi-media content will be added later today. Novak Djokovic –  Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas to grab a lot of momentum and ranking points in Madrid.  He is also now tied for the…

Why do I like Tennis and Basketball? Musing on Sports in General

The match that got me to want to really learn how to play tennis For as long as I can remember, my favorite sports have been tennis and basketball.  I suppose that could be explained away by being from Kentucky with roots in the Appalachian mountains and by my dad being the ultimate weekend hacker…