Mayotte and Gilbert Weigh in on Roland Garros 1989

I wrote about what might have happened if Thomas Muster had been healthy entering the 1989 French Open. What do I know, though? Tim Mayotte and Brad Gilbert were seeded 7th and 12th at Roland Garros in 1989.  Mayotte lost in the 2nd round while Gilbert ended up withdrawing from the event.  I asked their…

Brad Gilbert Abides

It is always fun to get feedback from people who have been in the trenches of the tennis tour. Brad Gilbert is always willing to interact with tennis fans. I had my best success as a player and coach by far at Cincy as a broadcaster I like them all https://t.co/p0vxZLe98x — Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation)…

Brad Gilbert on His 1988 Bronze Medal

@bgtennisnation @TimMayotte With 2016 being an Olympic year, do you have any words on your 1988 medals? — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) December 31, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Fond memory's https://t.co/n2FOSqF84e — Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) December 31, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js We hope to get Mayotte’s outlook as well. Gilbert answered in his own unique syntax.

Twitter and Tennis Abides

I think Murray’s 2015 Davis Cup run was on the level of @TheBorisBecker‘s 1988 and 1989 Davis Cup runs — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) November 29, 2015  Boris Becker retweeted this – I asked my parents to put me in a tennis clinic right after Becker won Wimbledon in 1985 so this is a major thrill…

Goodbye to James Blake

The first time attending i was fortunate enough to attend a tennis tournament with press credentials was in 2008 at the Indianapolis Hard Court Championships.  I covered the semifinal and final rounds.  My first match was Gilles Simon d. Sam Querrey 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.  This was a great match to start my press career with…

Olympic Tennis Review: 1988 Graf was Golden

Preview Olympic Tennis has had a lot of ups and downs.  During some Olympic years, the tennis events have seemed at best like a 500 point tour level tournament while other years have produced high drama for the sport.  With Davis Cup, Federation Cup, Hopman Cup, World Team Cup, and tennis’ four majors being held…

Andy Murray’s Next Big Move?

What We Should Expect 3 of the 4 matches have gone deep into the 3rd set.  2 of those matches went to 3rd set tiebreaks.  The player with the better ranking won 3 of 4 matches to this point.  World #1 Novak Djokovic struggled with Thomas Berdych, but held up under pressure better than the…