Power Ranking 2016: Djokovic Owns Miami

Tennis Power Ranking 2016 #3: Miami Novak Djokovic Still Dominates Tennis Novak Djokovic – Novak Djokovic is occupying a niche rarely occupied in any sport. He is far and away better than every other practitioner of his sport right now. Milos Raonic – Milos’ play in the first portion of 2016 places him in a distant…

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….

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: Roger Federer’s Lucky 7 in the Queen City

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #10 A lot changed in Montreal, will stability return after Cincinnati? Novak Djokovic – Novak may not have picked up any trophies or a Golden Masters Series (that needs a new name), but he got everything he wanted in terms of US Open preparation.  Novak played 10 matches over 14…

Tennis Power Ranking 2015: All Hail King Novak III

Tennis Abides 2015 Power Ranking #8: Novak Wins his 3rd Wimbledon Crown Last night, @serenawilliams & @DjokerNole revived the Champions’ Dance. As only they could. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/tDA8oAGa5G — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2015 Novak Djokovic – Novak has won 2 Slams and 4 Masters 1000 events in 2015.  He is firmly in command of men’s…

2015 Power Ranking: Rome – Novak Crosses the Rubicon

2015 Power Ranking #6: Novak Abolishes the Roman Republic Novak Djokovic – Novak looked a little out of sorts in his first 3 matches in Rome.  He then won four straight sets versus David Ferrer and Roger Federer to enter Paris with a ton of momentum.  Will he complete his career grand slam and win…

2015 Power Ranking: Madrid – Murray’s Clay Feat

2015 Power Ranking #5 – Murray Does Damage on the Dirt Novak Djokovic – Novak has not played since winning Monte Carlo because frankly he didn’t have to.  Will he cross the Rubicon and take Rome? Andy Murray – I can’t move Andy to #1 because of Nole’s stellar 2015, but Murray won Munich and was…