Factors Contributing to the Rise of the Big 3

  In 2007, Novak Djokovic entered the top 3 in the world.  The current top 3 are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.  This is not normal (or was not normal).  So how did we get here?  I’ll take my best shot at answering.  Transcendent Talents – While Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have a…

Twitter Reacts to Rafael Nadal’s 12th Roland Garros Title

Rafael Nadal: By the Numbers 🤯 >>> https://t.co/XpCNfmjKj1#RG19 pic.twitter.com/BpPwAiglIb — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The 1st and the 12th@RafaelNadal 👏👏👏#RG19 pic.twitter.com/eK5LQCHwzb — ITV Sport (@ITVSport) June 9, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js 🙌 RAFA DOES THE DOZEN 🙌@RafaelNadal beats Thiem for an unprecedented – and truly astonishing – 12th @rolandgarros title! #RG19 pic.twitter.com/O65A030204 — Tennis TV…

Comparing Rafael Nadal’s 12 French Open Titles Across Sports

John Wooden coached UCLA to 10 NCAA basketball titles in 12 seasons.  This is indeed impressive. Advantage Rafa – Rafa played while Wooden coached.  Perhaps, Wooden should be compared to uncle Toni Nadal.  Similar points can be made in terms of compairing Rafa to Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach.  Playing and coaching are different. Tom Brady…

Roland Garros 2019: Ash Barty’s French Revolution as Seen by Twitter

pic.twitter.com/mdNn9JfZoS — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshMedia) June 7, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Fixed it pic.twitter.com/DDANRsqSca — Tony (@tjc05) June 8, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Ash Barty can become Australia’s first French Open champion since Margaret Court in 1973 by winning tonight’s final at Roland Garros. Tune in to Fox Sports Channel 503 from 10:30pm AEST to watch complete with a…

Roland Garros 2019: Dominic Thiem vs. Rafael Nadal Preview

Dominic Thiem has STUNNED Rafael Nadal in Barcelona! 😳 The Austrian wins a thrilling semi-final match 6-4 6-4.@bcnopenbs pic.twitter.com/rLUGZSlaJZ — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 27, 2019 It can happen Dominic Thiem vs. Rafael Nadal Dominic Thiem is to be commended for winning 6 matches to reach his second consecutive Roland Garros final.  Recovering from a…

Roland Garros 2019: June 7th Twitter

The world usually gets very overexcited when players do this and starts calling them wizards. So here you go. bLaCk mAgIc@Eurosport_UK #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/VPCTAyQEFg — Matthew Willis (@MattRacquet) June 7, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Federer crushed a backhand and a forehand, but Nadal still finds the pass. Ridiculous level considering the conditions.@Eurosport_UK #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/j9seWE0AMm — Matthew Willis (@MattRacquet)…

Roland Garros 2019: Why I have not Written Much on Women’s Singles

When I did predictions at Tennis Abides, I did predictions for both women’s and men’s events.  I have not intentionally dropped the ball in terms of knowing a lot about the women’s tour.  However, I feel like my knowledge of most of the matches that have taken place at this event is fairly limited.  I…

Impressions of Djokovic vs. Zverev

Novak Djokovic’s clinical victory tells a lot of its story via the score line of 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Zverev did do some damage with big backhand strikes up the line.  Djokovic countered Zverev’s strategy by hitting some sharply angled shots to the backhand side forcing Zverev to move a bit out of his striking comfort…