Djokovic winning Tokyo Kicks off a Non-Chase for #1

This is an opinion piece.Β  It is my opinion that both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic would be happy to finish 2019 #1, but that neither of them is overly worried about it. Their current 2019 points stand at: Rafal Nadal – 9225 Novak Djokovic – 7765 This would seemingly be a nearly impregnable lead…

Wimbledon 2019 and Why I Started Writing about Tennis

I remember watching this and wondering, “How is this guy with the physique of a pencil beating a clay court monster like Muster?” even though I loved his shot-making. I have always liked tennis and on different occasions discussed the impact my father as well as Boris Becker’s 1985 Wimbledon triumph had on my interest…

Wimbledon 2019: Federer and Nadal’s Wimbledon Tiebreaks

Earlier in the event, I noticed that Nick Kyrgios had won all 5 tiebreaks played against Rafael Nadal.Β  Rafa reversed this trend winning vs. Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3).Β  Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal contested their 4th Wimbledon clash today.Β  While only one set today went to a tiebreak, Roger Federer added to…

Twitter Reacts to Rafael Nadal’s 12th Roland Garros Title

Rafael Nadal: By the Numbers 🀯 >>> https://t.co/XpCNfmjKj1#RG19 pic.twitter.com/BpPwAiglIb β€” Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The 1st and the 12th@RafaelNadal πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘#RG19 pic.twitter.com/eK5LQCHwzb β€” ITV Sport (@ITVSport) June 9, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js πŸ™Œ RAFA DOES THE DOZEN πŸ™Œ@RafaelNadal beats Thiem for an unprecedented – and truly astonishing – 12th @rolandgarros title! #RG19 pic.twitter.com/O65A030204 β€” Tennis TV…

Rafa and Federer Post Gaudy Numbers

Making his 14th R4 appearance at Roland Garros! πŸ‘ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ @RafaelNadal serves up a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Goffin. | #RG19 pic.twitter.com/0DIq5H9UpD β€” ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) May 31, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Rafael Nadal is 89-2 at Roland Garros!Β  89-2!Β  One could be 18-2 and have a 90 percent winning percentage.Β  Just add an extra…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: It Feels like 2012 to Me

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal has mowed down his opponents over 6 matches.Β  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…

Djokovic vs. Nadal: 51

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