International Tennis Hall of Fame: Justine Henin and Marat Safin

Henin and Safin: Backhands To Remember Justine Henin Most Vivid Memory – I vividly recall an incredible match versus Jennifer Capriati at the 2003 US Open.  Their semifinal clash seemed to be a match of power versus variety and movement. Both players were excellent in this match.  As was expected, Capriati hit the ball hard, but…

Youtube Tennis for the Week of 3-12-2012 through 3-18-2012

With Indian Wells Underway this Week will be all Vintage Highlights – The video quality is not great, but two legends in a stakes match is worth a view.   – 1994 Australian Open quarterfinal – Edberg puts on a paralyzing display of serve and volley tennis  – 1995 Australian Open quarterfinal – Safin and…

Federer since 2008

2004-2007 Roger Federer’s results from 2004-2007 are the most remarkable 4 year period any male player has compiled.   The accomplishments for these 4 years are too numerous to name in a single column, but 3 top highlights are Federer winning 11 Grand Slam titles, 3 Year End Championships and 41 total tournament titles.  This…

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…

Youtube Tennis for 10-9-2011 through 10-15-2011

1.  Andy Murray d. Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 Some highlights from their final encounter in Tokyo.  A good sign for Murray who looks poised to rise to #3 in the world.  Still, 3 Grand Slam semifinal losses to Nadal keep the edge in Rafa’s corner in big matches until Murray proves otherwise. Andy Murray…