Djokovic vs. Nadal: It Feels like 2012 to Me

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal has mowed down his opponents over 6 matches.Β  While winning 18 of 18 sets, gives Nadal an edge on form, the two sets Djokovic dropped should be of no hindrance to his chances in the final as Djokovic got a physically easy quarterfinal and looked to be in…

Kvitova vs. Osaka Could Be Awesome

Petra Kvitova vs. Naomi Osaka I watched Naomi Osaka take apart Madison Keys in the 2018 US Open semifinal.Β  It became clear to me that Osaka could hit with power like many on tour and could also scramble and play defense and could also counter-punch turning defense to offense.Β  At the conclusion of the match,…

Australian Open 2019: Twitter Reacts to the Youth Movement

Stefanos Tsitsipas, 13 years old: β€œFavorite idol?” – Roger Federer β€œWhere do you see yourself in ten years?” – I don’t know, but I will do my best to be in the top. pic.twitter.com/Ho4xmuBHYl — Alex Theodoridis (@AlexTheodorid1s) January 20, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js β€œBe the Example.” – @FTiafoe LEGEND. πŸŽ₯: @AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/NIskSNrq45 — Cracked Racquets (@CrackedRacquets)…

Australian Open 2019: Draw Impressions

Six titles in the past year ain't bad. Congrats, @Petra_Kvitova. πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ† pic.twitter.com/Zl0SOSjBmW — Western & Southern Open (@CincyTennis) January 12, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Women’s Singles Draw Simona Halep may be the #1 seed, but she got a brutal draw.Β  If Halep reaches the semifinals, her confidence should be sky high, but many obstacles loom. A Naomi…

Dad Jokes and Tennis

I’ve been known to throw a few somewhat witty statements out there. Today, I had two on twitter. My favorite correlation non-causation tennis factoid: Since Jan 2003 male tennis players from places starting with "S" have won 58 singles majors (Switzerland 23, Spain 18, Serbia 14, Scotland 3) while non-S countries total 6 Argentina 2,…

My History of Favorable Treatment from Tournaments toward Stars

Roger Federer’s frequent night play on Rod Laver Arena sparked some controversy at this year’s Australian Open. I will start with 1991 because I recall the write-up of Jimmy Connors 1991 US Open run mentioning him asking for and receiving extra night matches. Could Connors have run like this during the day and recovered as…