Andy Roddick in Retrospect

Roddick Start to Finish I first heard of Andy Roddick during the 2000 US Open final when the announcers mentioned the winners of the junior US Open events.  I saw Andy Roddick’s final match as he lost to Juan Martin del Potro.  I will miss seeing Roddick in major draws.  It became apparent after some…

What is the Story of the US Open? POLL

I almost had the feeling that Tipsarevic would ride negative energy a la Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 after his bout with controversy.  I am glad that did not happen and that tennis, rather than sexism, will be the story of the weekend.

US Open Day 7 Men’s and Women’s Picks

Predicted Winners in BOLD Fourth Round Samantha Stosur (7) vs. Laura Robson – Robson has been on a roll; Stosur is the defending champion.  I Robson keeps winning. Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Anna Tatishvili – Vika should advance. Maria Sharapova (3) vs. Nadia Petrova (19) – 2-3 years ago Petrova would have been a slight favorite, but today Maria advances. Petra Kvitova (5) vs. Marion Bartoli (11)…

US Open Day 5 Men’s Picks

Predicted Winner in BOLD Second Round Fabio Fognini vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – Momentum from beating Monaco carries over for Garcia-Lopez. Juan Martin del Potro (7) vs. Ryan Harrison – I could see Harrison win a set, but JMDP should advance. John Isner (9) vs. Jarkko Nieminen – This should be a similar match to John’s…

Power Ranking for the Week of July 23 – July 29, 2012

Dan Martin’s 2012 Power Rankings for the Week of July 23 through July 29 1.  Roger Federer – Fed has spent 288 weeks at #1 with at least a 289th week in the works. 2.  Novak Djokovic – Novak won bronze in 2008.  A gold medal would come with the #1 ranking. 3.  Rafael Nadal – Rafa…

Predictions for Atlanta, Gstaad, and Hamburg

Predicted Winners in BOLD Atlanta Surface – Hard Court Different tournament, but the same result for these future doubles partners 4 Andy Roddick vs. Gilles Muller Roddick won Eastbourne and should have a slight edge vs. Muller to win a 2nd title in 3 outings.  Muller has had a knack of upsetting higher ranked players…

Indian Wells Picks for 3-12-2012

Projected Winners in BOLD Pablo Andujar vs. Albert Ramos -This is close to a 50-50 match in my mind. Mardy Fish (8) vs. Matthew Ebden – Fish should advance. Nicolas Almagro (12) vs. Santiago Giraldo – I think Almagro will have a big 2012. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs. Ryan Harrison – A letdown after beating the…

2012 Australian Open Day 4: Lendl and Murray + Hewitt v. Roddick

6 Quick Hits Petra Kvitova lost a set and Chris Evert stated that she is not yet fully fit and will likely not win this Australian Open.  This is something to follow. Novak Djokovic looks solid, and a showdown with Milos Raonic seems like a great round of 16 match. Kei Nishikori could surprise people…

Youtube Tennis for 11-14-2011 through 11-19-2011

3 Good Tennis Videos 1.  Roger Federer d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  6-1, 7-6 (3) to win the Paris Indoor – Highlights of Federer winning his 18th Masters Series Shield.  2.  Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick Wimbledon 2004 – Roddick won the set featured in this video, but this video focuses on Roger’s shot-making skills. 3. Jimmy…

Tough Stretch for Andy Roddick

Puncher’s Chance Andy Roddick has normally always had a puncher’s chance in an individual match against anyone on surfaces other than clay.  The odds may not have been great for him to beat Federer or Nadal, but he was good to hold serve 3-6 times per set.  This would give him a shot to win…