US Open 2019: Can Medvedev Win?

Feeling like 2017 again? or 2010? or 2013? First, Daniil Medvedev has done something many tennis fans have been waiting on from younger players.  He has reached 4-consecutive finals.  He picked up 300 ranking points in Washington, DC, 600 in Montreal, 1000 in Cincinnati, and is going to take home either 1200 or 2000 from…

US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu Wins the US Open

Bianca Andreescu d. Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 women’s US Open champion, won the title and completed a North American hard court triple crown by also claiming the 2019 Indian Wells and Toronto titles.  Andreescu has great power and a competitive streak, and that bodes well for her future.  It is also…

What Were We Doing in 1999?

I remember living in Providence, RI and being at work following Serena Williams’ scoreline vs. Martina Hingis.  I was happy with this result because Hingis struck a negative nerve with me as a fan for the past few seasons.  Serena Williams worked her way through a tough draw (Kim Clijsters in the 3rd round, Conchita Martinez…

US Tennis TV is Stale

We live in a world where a little kindness can go a long way.  Complaining is the norm.  I am about to go with the grain, and I don’t particularly like doing so.  Yet, I think tennis as presented in the US by ESPN and NBC and, to a lesser extent, the Tennis Channel could…

US Open 2019: Key Day 1 Match Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Women’s Match of the Day – Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova Serena has won the US Open 6-times.  Maria Sharapova won the US Open in 2006.  Serena has dominated their head-to-head matches 19-3, but any match pitting two former champions and former #1s in the first round has to be the match…

What Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Need to Do to Win

Serena Willams vs Naomi Osaka: This Could be a Classic Serena Williams has won 23 majors and played in hundreds of big matches because she does something better than nearly anyone else.  Serena’s transitions from offense to defense and from defense to offense trouble her opponents. Serena has the best serve on the WTA Tour…

Nick Kyrgios and Tennis Excellence

I am not a huge fan of The Color of Money as it is nowhere near as good as The Hustler.  Still, the film has a lot of good moments.  I especially like Eddie Felson’s line “pool excellence is not about excellent pool.”  Nick Kyrgios still lacks tennis excellence.  I am not sure how doggedly he…

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…