Federer Wins His 103rd Title

BASEL 😭 🏆 pic.twitter.com/n8kYXYTtBr — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 28, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Roger Federer picked up his 4th title of 2019 by taking Basel with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Alex de Minaur.  He is now 6-titles away from tying Jimmy Connors’ all-time men’s record of 109 singles titles.  Federer can likely catch Connors if…

Tennis Wisdom I have Heard and Read over the Years

Carlos Moya’s (pictured above at Roland Garros 2019) coaching has helped Rafael Nadal in his 4 most recent major titles.  I have not done anything like that, but I still think the quotes below are worth considering if one plays or follows tennis. “Great shots win points, but good shots win matches.”  – Don Isaacs,…

French Open Memories: 1991

I already wrote about the 4-year Courier-Agassi Wars of 1989-1992.  There was another memorable clash of US players in 1991.  Jimmy Connors took on 1989 Roland Garros champion Michael Chang.  On paper, this didn’t look like much of a match.  Jimmy Connors did win the 1976 US Open on Har-Tru/green clay, but it was 1991…

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…

Twitter and Tennis Abides

I think Murray’s 2015 Davis Cup run was on the level of @TheBorisBecker‘s 1988 and 1989 Davis Cup runs — Dan Martin (@DanMartinTennis) November 29, 2015  Boris Becker retweeted this – I asked my parents to put me in a tennis clinic right after Becker won Wimbledon in 1985 so this is a major thrill…

US Open 2015: August 31st Women’s Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD in a Big First Day of Action Serena enters the #USOpen at the top of her game, ready to make history. It’s hers to lose: http://t.co/fsXlmN01Sz pic.twitter.com/yDuycVt0rI — SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) August 27, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [7] – I am going to open things up by picking…

Catholicism and Jimmy Connors: Blood on the Court

What am I supposed to do?  I could only give my blood.  Was I a fool because I was happy to give it to them? – Jimmy Connors, 30 for 30 This is What They Want When I heard that quote from Jimmy Connors while watching his 30 for 30 documentary, I thought, “That sounds…