Playing Smarter Doubles is a Process

Federer and Wawrinka had to play as a team to win this match despite both being vastly (VASTLY) superior at moving, striking the ball, and playing singles  For most of my tennis life, I have preferred singles by a wide margin to doubles.  That gap is closing as I have gotten older and coached 9…

Olympic Tennis Review 2008: The Best to This Point

In my review of Olympic tennis events, one trend emerged from 1988-2004: The Women’s Event Was Better than the Men’s.  In 2000, a streaking Venus Williams went 3 tight sets in a semifinal tilt with the veteran Monica Seles.  In 1988, Steffi Graf beat Gabriela Sabatini .  The 1992, 1996 and 2004 games all delivered…