Chess and Tennis: Chess Can Be Good for Your Tennis Game

David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest spends a few pages describing tennis as a hybrid of chess and boxing. Reading this led me to thinking about Ivan Ljubicic being a strong chess player and Boris Becker complimenting world #1 Novak Djokovic’s chess acumen. This might deserve more investigation. Uniquely Qualified? I’ve been playing tennis since 1985…

French Open 2021: Tsitsipas vs. Zverev Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Alexander Zverev This match brings the 2020 US Open runner-up into contact with a man who has reached his 3rd consecutive major semifinal. Neither, will be favored in the final, but both players are formidable. Both also played well in the tune-up season with Tsitsipas grabbing a Monte Carlo title and Barcelona…

French Open 2021: June 6th Women’s and Men’s Singles Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Court Philippe CHATRIER (Noon start) [15] Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) vs [31] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) – Vika has played some of her best clay court tennis in 2021. If that trend continues, Vika should win. [5] Stefanos TSITSIPAS (GRE) vs [12] Pablo CARRENO BUSTA (ESP) – Tsitsipas put together a great clay court season heading into the French Open. This…