The Clay to Grass Transition

I’ve never played tennis on a grass court, but I hope to correct that in the nearish future. The shift for professionals from clay to grass may not be as severe as it was when the speeds of the surfaces were more radically different.  Still, the footing on each surface is different.  I’ve included some…

Miami Open 2016: March 28 WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. [19] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) – Aga probably wins what should be an excellent match. [1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [15] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – “I know you have multiple slam titles, but I’ve got 21.” [2] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [26] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) H2H – Grigor…

Miami Open 2016: March 26th WTA and ATP Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [6] Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [Q] Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) H2H – Kei is always interesting in early rounds as he can maul people or he can be pushed when least expected. [3] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Madison Brengle (USA) [5] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH) H2H – Rafa has never won Miami…

US Open 2015: August 31st Men’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD in What Should be an Awesome Day of Tennis for the Fans Great photos of @DjokerNole and @cilic_marin by Melchior DiGiacomo for @Tennis_Now celebrating his 45th @usopen pic.twitter.com/rF4sYYFKjq — Novak Fan Club (@NovakFanClub) August 30, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Joao Souza (BRA) – This is not the easiest first round…

2012 Australian Open Day 5: Tomic d. Dolgopolov & US Washout

6 Quick Hits Roger Federer winning the 1st set vs. Ivo Karlovic made his match fairly simple.  Playing from behind against a huge server can cause some anxiety. Jelena Jankovic sets up a match against Caroline Wozniacki.  To hammer an obvious point, both players need some validation at majors. Juan Martin del Potro vs. Phillip…

Australian Open Day 1 Thoughts

Youngsters Dig Deep or Tomic is Houdini Bernard Tomic failed to convert 3 set points, including a forehand sitter, late in the 2nd set of his match vs. Fernando Verdasco.  Tomic looked exhausted and dumped the 2nd set tiebreak.  Darren Cahill was discussing Tomic’s need for more fitness and this being a lesson for the…