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 ‚ÄĒ 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…

US Open 2015: Novak Djokovic and the Odd Case of Tennis’ Eiffel Towers

Does Novak Djokovic Need to Worry after Cincinnati? or Fun with Logical Fallacies I think Novak Djokovic is still the US Open favorite even if Andy Murray and Roger Federer recorded tune-up wins over Nole. ¬†In Montreal, Nole had not played since winning Wimbledon and could understandably be suffering from a 9th Grand Slam hangover….

How Big Can Tennis Abides Get?

This map reflects countries from which Tennis Abides has had visitors as of 4-19-2015 I launched my own tennis site during the 2011 US Open. ¬†It has been a lot of fun and resulted in some unexpected moments. ¬†Jon Wertheim has referenced Tennis Abides a few times. ¬†Jimmy Connors and Brad Gilbert have sent me…

Serena Williams’ Legacy Grows

Serena Williams fought of a game Agnieeszka Radwanska to win her 5th Wimbledon singles title 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. Serena’s first two service games of the 3rd set were crucial to determining the winner. ¬†Williams’ serve had abandoned at the close of the 2nd set. ¬†Aga had her teeth in the match. ¬†Serena failed to convert…

The Pyrenees Are No More – Spain’s Domination of Roland Garros

Louis XIV once said, “The Pyrenees are no more.”¬† This sparked military conflict as the prospect of Spain and France being ruled by the same person was intolerable for the rest of Europe.¬† Starting in 1993, Spain reversed King Louis’ notions and erased the Pyrenees in favor of Spanish rule. Wertheim’s Mailbag Jon Wertheim’s mailbag…

Wertheim, Raonic and Other Thoughts

Jon Wertheim’s Mailbag Abides Jon Wertheim commented on an observation I made about the possible benefits of Rafael Nadal playing slowly in his weekly mailbag.¬† Here are Jon’s thoughts: I think Nadal’s slow play does benefit him in one key area. Nadal’s ability to concentrate is a comparative advantage against anyone not named Deep Blue….

Sam Stosur and the GOAT Debate (Steffi and Serena)

Graf-esque (esque and fjord need more uses) Samantha Stosur put together a comprehensive win against the most dominant female player since the Graf-Seles Era. ¬†She did it by hitting big forehands and serves, moving well, being fit, and slicing her backhand. ¬†Sound like anyone else? ¬†Sure Sam can hit a two handed topspin drive, but…