Power Ranking 2016: Indian Wells

So far 2016 is looking a lot like 2015 Novak Rules Tennis  Novak Djokovic – I am running out of terms to describe Novak’s hold on tennis.  I called him “Fortress Novak” heading into his record tying 27th Masters 1000 title. That phrase is inadequate as Novak is not just defensive or counter punching, he is…

Power Ranking 2016: All Hail King Novak VI of Melbourne

Tennis Power Ranking 2016: Australian Open Novak Djokovic – Novak takes the 2016 year by the throat by winning his 6th Australian Open title and by winning Qatar.  He has 2250 ranking points in the bank for 2016.  More importantly, his 8 hard court Grand Slam titles have him sitting ahead of Sampras’ 7 and…

Tennis Power Ranking – Novak Claims 2015

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #12 This is a tough list to produce becuse Novak devoured so many ranking points in 2015 especially at the end of the year Novak Djokovic – Novak Djokovic won 3 majors, the World Tour Finals, 6 Masters 1000 events, and won Beijing, a 500 level event, in 2015.  Nole…

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: Novak’s New York State of Mind

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #11 Novak Djokovic – Nole claiming his 10th major title and wrapping up his 4th year at #1 is about as comprehensive of a way to be #1 in my ranking as any.  Novak was runner-up in Montreal and Cincinnati, but it all built toward his 2nd US Open crown….