Impressions of Djokovic vs. Zverev

Novak Djokovic’s clinical victory tells a lot of its story via the score line of 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Zverev did do some damage with big backhand strikes up the line.  Djokovic countered Zverev’s strategy by hitting some sharply angled shots to the backhand side forcing Zverev to move a bit out of his striking comfort…

I am not Putting Much Stock in Djokovic’s Recent Tournaments

Until next time, @DjokerNole 👏#RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/tsmGNHACwT — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 19, 2019 Did Novak Djokovic win the 2018 World Tour Finals or his tune-up for the Australian Open? Djokovic’s drive toward Nole Slam 2.0 may or may not reach its destination, but I do not think he is worried about anything but his form…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: It Feels like 2012 to Me

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal has mowed down his opponents over 6 matches.  While winning 18 of 18 sets, gives Nadal an edge on form, the two sets Djokovic dropped should be of no hindrance to his chances in the final as Djokovic got a physically easy quarterfinal and looked to be in…

Final Power Ranking for 2018

 Novak Djokovic – I am sure Nole would have loved to have grabbed the big trophies in Paris and London to end the year.  Still, his Wimbledon and US Open triumphs as well as solving the riddle of Cincinnati more than place him atop men’s tennis for 2018.   On the plus side, finishing the year with…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: 51

Nadal when asked if he misses playing against Djokovic: “It’s better to not play him.” — Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) May 19, 2018   Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will square-off for the 51st time tomorrow.  That alone is noteworthy, but when one considers how tightly meshed their careers have been, especially since early 2011, it…

Andy Murray’s Winning Streak Leads Him to the #1 Ranking for 2016

Andy Murray won every match he played after his US Open loss to Kei Nishikori.  This streak included winning the World Tour Finals with an undefeated round robin record, two Masters 1000 events, and two ATP 500 level events.  This amounted to 4500 ranking points and enough leverage to overtake Novak Djokovic who finished 2011,…