Thomas Muster Retires Again

Thomas “Coach” Muster? A lot of good can be said about how hard Thomas Muster worked on and off of the tennis court.  Muster is best know for his perseverance to overcome a freak knee injury and his amazing clay court play in 1995.  Muster played a sort of visceral tennis that often looked like…

Youtube Tennis for 10-24-2011 through 10-30-2011

Three Good Tennis Videos 1.  Pan-Slavic Tennis: An All-Serbian Final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow Jannko Tipsarevic continues his climb in the rankings with a win over Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-2.  2.  Gael Monfils won in Stockholm: Here is a US Open Highlight Monfils, much like Murray, has seen his career hampered by playing…

Youtube Tennis 10-17-2011 through 10-22-2011

3 Good Youtube Videos on Tennis 1.  Andy Murray Winning  an Asian Triple Crown Great court coverage 2.  Marat Safin vs. Pete Sampras 2000 US Open The comments about Safin learning to serve and volley seem dated.  Maybe this match was the tactical turning point. 3. Henri Leconte vs. Boris Becker 1988 French Open Good…

Creating Frankenstein’s Monsters of Tennis

The Inspiration Every October James Rolfe reviews one monster movie per day in his Monster Madness feature.  This year he started off with Frankenstein.  I thought it would be fun to stitch together the best shots in tennis and imagine animating these amalgamation players. The Rules Four tennis monsters will be created.  Only one stroke/aspect can…