Poll Inspired by The Last Dance

ESPN’s The Last Dance may have caused me to technically violate my NO GOAT POSTS Pledge, but this is across sports and I don’t think many currently view Pete Sampras as the Men’s Tennis GOAT. He did finish 6 Years at #1, win 12 majors, win the ATP World Championships 5 times, and was part…

Wimbledon Shutting Down: Not Unexpected

I know tennis fans love Wimbledon.  Still, I think the event made the wisest decision it could make today.  This pandemic has changed many things.  It will continue to do so.  Some day, and hopefully that day is in 2021, Wimbledon will be back, but for now, Wimbledon and other non-essential public events need to…

Martina Navratilova Abides!

I was not going to post this until I had a column to go with it.  With all of the talks about most this or greatest that, if doubles and mixed doubles are considered Martina Navratilova is the most decorated tennis player ever.*  Getting a tweet from her was a thrill. Not at all…and with…

Yevgeny Kafelnikov Abides

Yevgeny Kafelnikov responded to a non-sensical, social distancing induced question I asked him on Twitter.  YK, the 1996 French Open, 1999 Australian Open, 2000 Olympic gold medalist in singles, and former world #1, has not seen the Soviet produced version of The Hobbit (1985). I didn’t 🤷‍♂️ — Kafelnikov Yevgeny (@KYevgeni) March 26, 2020  

Don’t Call it a Comeback or Time to Hang it Up?

Can these bones live? Wake up call … I got my brains beaten out in both singles and doubles when I played in during a high school tennis practice this past Saturday.  To add injury to insult, I lunged/dove for a ball when trailing and lost my balance falling on my left knee and hand. …

Tennis Power Ranking 2020: Australia Shakes Things Up

Novak Djokovic –  Winning the first major of 2020 makes Djokovic the easy choice for the first #1 in Tennis Abides’ power rankings. Dominic Thiem – The Austrian is getting closer to claim his first major.  At 26, he is no youngster, but he is taking the ball earlier on hard courts and this should…

Australian Open 2020: All Hail King Novak VIII and Queen Sofia I

Five. Straight. Points! Kenin blasts three consecutive winners on break point and escapes her way out from 0-40 to hold for 3-2.#AO2020 | #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/gVsNdr6sjO — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 1, 2020 NOTE from the Tennis Abides Legal Team*: Whatever fond memories I have of watching Sofia the First with my children when they were younger,…