Tennis Abides Community: Help Launch a Hit for Puerto Rico

@MonicaAce93 @rogerfederer @andyroddick – The Hit for Haiti was such a success. I hope tennis acts when and how it can for Puerto Rico! — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) September 28, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I’d be down to help !! https://t.co/9bckeDHhWR — andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 28, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Andy Roddick said he’d be down to help if…

Newport 2017: Championship Prediction Plus Powershares Bonus

[1] John Isner (USA) vs [Q] Matthew Ebden (AUS) John Isner should win this match.  He has won 10 ATP titles and is in his 23rd ATP Tour final.  Isner has also won Newport 2 times in the past.  Ebden is playing in his 1st ever tour final.  That alone should give Isner a mental edge knowing how…

US Open 2016: My 5 Favorite Men’s US Opens

Tournaments can take on a personality of their own based on the draw and actual matches that unfold.  5 US Opens stand out for me.  I vaguely remember Connors v. McEnroe in the 1984 US Open semifinal, but I don’t remember an impression of an entire tournament prior to the 1986 US Open (Mecir beating…

Andy Roddick Tweets Up Some Controversy on Monfils

Nothing pisses me off more when watching someone giving a horrible effort. Showboats when winning and rolls over when down #hatethat — andyroddick (@andyroddick) June 4, 2014 The thing about Andy Roddick being in the press I like most is that he will be bluntly honest when it comes to tennis.  Even if I disagree…

The Value of Andy Roddick as a Talking Head

In 1990, Jimmy Connors was hired by NBC to comment on the French Open and Wimbledon.  Connors floated the idea of commenting on NBA games as NBC had broadcast rights with the NBA at that time.  This never happened, and Connors had his magical 1991 US Open run.  It would have been good for tennis…

Top 10 Gentlemen’s Championship Matches #7 – #5

7.  1998 Pete Sampras d. Goran Ivanisevic 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 If only breaking Sampras were always that easy Pete won due to shots like these Goran also lost the 1994 Wimbledon Final to Sampras, but this was a much better match.  Both men served exceptionally well.  Pete survived a scare in the second…

The State of US Men’s Tennis

 The Big Four Help The US Open is obviously a Grand Slam event.  One third of the ATP’s Masters 1000 events reside inside of the United States.  The Wimbledon and French Open championship start times are designed to get access to some of the television market in the US.  Yet, the US does not currently…

Who Needs a 5th Major?

Four or Five or? The Indian Wells-Miami section of the tour is a great stretch for tennis fans.  Most of the top players on the ATP and WTA play both events and great matches abound.  It also leads to talk of a “Fifth Major” status for one or the other event.  This talk is not…

Hall of Fame Talk as Roddick and Ferrero Retire

New Balls We Hardly Knew Ye The New Balls generation has for the most part been replaced by a few new cans.  Marat Safin and Gustavo Kuerten did not last as long as I would have liked.  Lleyton Hewitt and Tommy Haas are still hanging around.  David Ferrer and of course Roger Federer are still…