La Corrida de Toros: Tennis in Barcelona

Spain Reigns on Clay Rafa Nadal’s 9 Roland Garros titles and decade of dominance on clay are the peak of a Spanish trend on clay Sergei Bruguera won Roland Garros in 1993 and 1994, Carlos Moya won in 1998, Albert Costa won in 2002, and Juan Carlos Ferrero won in 2003. Alex Corretja, Sergei Bruguera,…

The Top 5 Tiers of Tennis Champions

In any career comparisons or GOAT discussions it becomes clear that there are constellations of players with similar levels of achievement.  Running through various players in my head, I have arrived at 5 levels of achievement.  For the sake of simplicity I am going to move from Jimmy Connors forward as he strikes me as…

Hall of Fame Talk as Roddick and Ferrero Retire

New Balls We Hardly Knew Ye The New Balls generation has for the most part been replaced by a few new cans.  Marat Safin and Gustavo Kuerten did not last as long as I would have liked.  Lleyton Hewitt and Tommy Haas are still hanging around.  David Ferrer and of course Roger Federer are still…