Wimbledon 2022: Djokovic vs. Kyrgios Championship Prediction

Novak Djokovic vs. Nick Kyrgios I am going to keep this short. Kyrgios does have a head-to-head advantage. 2017 was not Novak’s best year in terms of health, confidence, or results. So the two head-to-head matches probably don’t mean too much in 2022. Kyrgios knows he can win. That is the extent of what their…

A Few Thoughts on Tennis & Pickleball

Preface – I do not hate pickleball. I don’t like seeing tennis courts at public parks being replaced by pickleball courts. It seems like a park can host plenty of both courts. A recent debate involving retired pro tennis players caused me to dig a bit deeper into pickleball’s rules and relationship to tennis. One…

2022 Midyear Report

Tennis Abides is back, and that will require a longer post at some point, but I will just say life happens for the time being. 2022 Midyear Report Male Player of the Year to this Point: Rafael Nadal – Rafa won a tune-up in Australia, then improbably won his 2nd Australian Open with the first…

DDP Yoga for Tennis – Week 1 Review

Given Novak Djokovic’s focus on flexibility, I can see tennis moving toward a greater emphasis on something like DDP Yoga in training. Dominant champions always leave some sort of mark on how the sport is taught. I think this makes today’s review noteworthy. I completed 7 straight days of doing at least one DDP Yoga…

Emma Raducanu: The Promi$€ and Peri£s of Her Future

Emma Raducanu became a media sensation during her unexpected Wimbledon run to the round of 16. Winning the US Open as a qualifier is the biggest unexpected Grand Slam feat I can remember since Boris Becker won Wimbledon as an unseeded player in 1985. It was probably a bigger shock than that even with her…

Amoeba Tennis Arrives in 2021

My first sporting love was basketball and more specifically NCAA basketball during the 1980s. Tennis came on the scene as a love after Boris Becker won Wimbledon in 1985, but the 1983 NCAA elite 8 game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville cemented my obsession/love of college basketball. The University of…

US Open 2021: Women’s Singles Semifinal Predictions

I picked 4 of the top 5 seeds to reach the men’s singles semifinal. That was not terribly risky, but I think chalk will fill at least 3 of the men’s semifinal slots. On the women’s side, I am far from sure how things will unfold. I think Kerber and Pliskova’s play at Wimbledon mean…