Australian Open 2019: Draw Impressions

Six titles in the past year ain't bad. Congrats, @Petra_Kvitova. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 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.  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…

Australian Open 2018: Federer vs. Cilic Championship Prediction

Roger Federer vs. Marin Cilic This should be a good match.  It may be a straight set match, but I expect that the winner and perhaps the runner-up will play well in this final.  Marin Cilic is in his 3rd career major final and has momentum both from beating people he should but also by…

Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki Claims a Major Crown

Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Openhttps://t.co/AIdNuqrsde#AustralianOpen2018 #Wozniacki #Tennis pic.twitter.com/LI84I8ahR7 — Air1 News (@air1news) January 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Caroline Wozniacki had a strong yet at times frustrating 2017 campaign.  She finished as the runner-up six different events prior to winning her sole title of 2017 at the year-end finale.  She was runner-up…

Australian Open 2018: Federer vs Chung Preview

Roger Federer vs. Hyeon Chung I really have no feel for how this match will unfold. Roger Federer is clearly the favorite as he is the #2 seed and defending champion.  Federer has a big experience advantage. Chung has younger legs and even with a night match and with Federer having won all of his…