Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov Post Grass Court Wins

Roger Federer Due to a walk-over, Roger Federer only played 3 matches to win his 7th Halle title.  Roger did play an exhibition on the day of his walk-over and played doubles at Halle finishing as a runner-up.  Federer should feel like his game is adjusting if not adjusted to grass.  He of course has…

Halle 2014: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Alejandro Falla (COL) – Saving 5 match points is no easy task.  So long as Kohlschreiber comes back down from the adrenaline rush, I think his variety will carry him to victory. [2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs [4] Kei Nishikori(JPN) – From Miami forward, Nishikori could be said to have played better than Federer….

At What Point does a Fan Transition from Clay to Grass?

Just a Bit of Musing Queen’s Club has a lot of history.  Many winners have gone on to do serious damage at Wimbledon (see Murray, Andy in 2013 for the most recent example).  Halle has gotten a major boost from Roger Federer winning the event in 2003-2006, 2008 (all part of Federer’s 65 match grass…

Tennis News: Mahut Doubles Up & Federer w/ 98 Square Inch Frame

Mahut on a Roll Carlos Berlocq and Fabio Fognini deserve a lot of credit for picking up titles last week.  Nicolas Mahut receives a big shout out for winning the final event of the 2013 grass court season in Newport, Rhode Island.  Mahut is a bit of a grass court specialist as he was runner-up…

Wimbledon 2013: Djokovic vs. Murray Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Andy Murray (GBR) [2] Will it be this? or this? Novak Djokovic has reached his 11th major final and looks to claim his 7th major title.  Andy Murray has reached his 7th major final and looks to claim his 2nd major title.  For the 3rd time in the past 52 weeks, these two men…

Top 10 Gentlemen’s Championship Matches #4 – #1

As I said, I am only ranking finals that I had a chance to watch.  I did not see the 1980 final.  I am sure it would rank highly if I had seen it. 4.  2007 Roger Federer d. Rafael Nadal 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 In 2006, Rafa and Roger traded 4 set wins…

Top 10 Gentlemen’s Championship Matches #7 – #5

7.  1998 Pete Sampras d. Goran Ivanisevic 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 If only breaking Sampras were always that easy Pete won due to shots like these Goran also lost the 1994 Wimbledon Final to Sampras, but this was a much better match.  Both men served exceptionally well.  Pete survived a scare in the second…

Wimbledon 2013: Lisicki vs. Bartoli Championship Prediction

Sabine Lisicki (GER) [23] v Marion Bartoli (FRA) [15] 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 in 2011 Could be Close to the 2013 Scoreline This match, like the entire 2013 Ladies’ draw has been, is hard to predict.  Marion Bartoli is unorthodox in her style of play and in her training.  Sabine Lisicki is a hot and cold power player with a history…

Wimbledon 2013: Murray vs. Janowicz Prediction

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [24] v Andy Murray (GBR) [2] Jerzy will need to surpass this winning effort to beat Murray at Wimbledon Andy Murray was always a player with a lot of nuanced wrinkles in his game, but many observers felt he lacked the aggressiveness to win in the biggest events.  2012 proved that Murray could win the biggest…

Wimbledon 2013: Djokovic vs. Del Potro Prediction

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] v Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [8] This match features two players who have not dropped a single set en route to the final four at Wimbledon 2013.  Djokovic is a 6 time major champion and the 2011 Wimbledon champion.  Del Potro defeated Djokovic at the 2012 Olympic Games hosted at the All England Lawn…