US Open 1992: The 25th Anniversary of an Epic Men’s Event (Part 2)

Part 1 Investigated the 1st through 4th rounds The Final 8: Edberg’s Marathon Run to the Title The Quarterfinal Round: 2 of the 4 Matches Went 5 sets The Highlight Match did not go 5 sets, but the 1992 Australian and French Open champion Jim Courier took on the 1992 Wimbledon champion and boyhood rival…

Quick Thoughts on Federer-Ljubicic

Get Used to Seeing this on the Practice Courts Like many people who follow tennis, I was not expecting the departure of Stefan Edberg or the addition of Ivan Ljubicic to Team Federer.  The news coming out indicates that Edberg was only likely to work with Federer in 2014, but that this agreement was extended…

The Top 10 Male Australian Open Champions

This is the first installment in a series looking at the best performers at each Grand Slam event.  I will look at the 10 best champions on the male and female sides of Open Era tennis and explain why they are ranked where they are in my eyes.  Since this focuses on the Open Era,…

US Open 2014: Men’s Coaches Grand Slam Head-to-Head Records

For the first time ever (I would imagine), four Grand Slam semifinalists are coached by 4 former Grand Slam Champions.  Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker each hold 6 Grand Slam singles titles.  Michael Chang and Goran Ivanisevic each won a single Grand Slam title and had 3 other Grand Slam runner-up finishes.  Goran and Michael…

Two Cool Videos from Indian Wells

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ndRyTQvdk] Federer running down two overheads (Dolgopolov could have done a bit more with each overhead) Federer and Edberg training.  Some of the best moments at tennis tournaments are just watching players practice.  Seeing how well they have honed their craft and how talented they are is worth the price of a ticket.  

Federer, Edberg and Consistency

Rafael Nadal’s biography had a line about being able to weather a storm and grind Federer down in their matches.  This has been a reality in their rivalry at every stage minus maybe the stretch from Wimbledon 2006 through the World Tour Finals of 2007 in which Roger 5 of 7 matches versus his nemesis….

Federer 32.0

Roger Federer has added Stefan Edberg to his coaching team.  He has also been practicing with a larger racquet.  These moves seem to suggest Roger has not given up on his tennis career due to his ranking dropping to #6 in the world. Edberg Makes Sense I don’t think Federer will be emulating Stefan Edberg’s…