3 Phases of the GOAT Discussion

GOATs on our Mind Tennis GOAT discussions and debates have been good for fans and the press because we’ve always got something to contemplate.  Here is my breakdown of events that amped up GOAT debates: Career slams and Pete chasing Emerson get the credit or blame Andre Agassi completing the career Grand Slam in 1999…

Roger Federer and a Racquet Change

Honest Assessment Roger Federer has had a few stretches in his career in which decline looked to be steep and imminent.  2008 was the first of these patches.  Novak Djokovic rolled Roger in the Australian Open semifinal round.  Federer was beaten soundly by Mardy Fish in the semifinal round of Indian Wells.  Nadal thrashed Federer…

Sony Ericsson/Miami ATP Final – Djokovic vs. Murray Prediction

Pain That was Ivan Lendl’s pre-match predictive description of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray’s Australian Open semifinal match.  Two of the top returners on tour clashing.  Two of the fastest men on tour doing battle.  This should be a match with a lot of breaks of serve and long points.  In short, pain is the…

Indian Wells Final Sunday Predictions

Final Round – Predicted Winners in BOLD Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Maria Sharapova (2) – Maria may be due to beat Azarenka, but Vika is undefeated in 2012.  I have said in my other picks that until someone beats Vika I am going to keep picking her.  I think Azarenka wins in straight sets.  She…