Wimbledon 2019: Round of 16 Gentlemen’s Predictions

One time only (probably), match predictions are back en masse for the biggest day of the tennis year! Predicted Winners in BOLD [3] Rafael Nadal vs Joao Sousa Rafa should win this match.  I think Sousa can make the match somewhat interesting in terms of individual points, but he is going to have to string a lot of…

Factors Contributing to the Rise of the Big 3

  In 2007, Novak Djokovic entered the top 3 in the world.  The current top 3 are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.  This is not normal (or was not normal).  So how did we get here?  I’ll take my best shot at answering.  Transcendent Talents – While Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have a…

Roland Garros 2019: June 7th Twitter

The world usually gets very overexcited when players do this and starts calling them wizards. So here you go. bLaCk mAgIc@Eurosport_UK #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/VPCTAyQEFg — Matthew Willis (@MattRacquet) June 7, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Federer crushed a backhand and a forehand, but Nadal still finds the pass. Ridiculous level considering the conditions.@Eurosport_UK #RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/j9seWE0AMm — Matthew Willis (@MattRacquet)…

Impressions of Djokovic vs. Zverev

Novak Djokovic’s clinical victory tells a lot of its story via the score line of 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Zverev did do some damage with big backhand strikes up the line.  Djokovic countered Zverev’s strategy by hitting some sharply angled shots to the backhand side forcing Zverev to move a bit out of his striking comfort…

Roland Garros 2019: Day 3 – Tennis Twitter

La Monf in full flight ✈ 🎥: @Eurosport_UK | @Gael_Monfils | #RG19pic.twitter.com/T6vJHrNQHE — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) May 28, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Monfils (🎥@Eurosport_RU ) pic.twitter.com/hyQbriP1cK — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) May 28, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js #RG19 Running Blog, Day 3: Osaka survives; Sascha’s saga; Bianca’s return and more. From @SteveTignor: https://t.co/vdv7JY8abR pic.twitter.com/sigVmKsM2k — TENNIS.com (@Tennis) May 28, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js…

Roland Garros Day 2: Tennis Twitter

Clay court tennis has a great look to it (red clay rather than Har Tru – I did like blue clay too). We have two great looks at the world #1 and world #4, plus a look at a French player who is in the 5th set with a seed, as well as an outer…

Roland Garros 2019: Men’s Final Four Prediction

Top Half: Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem The two biggest non-Rafa threats for the 2019 title have a potential semifinal date every tennis fan should look forward to.  Thiem’s wins at Indian Wells and Barcelona as well as close lose to Nole in Madrid should make him believe his 2018 runner-up finish was one of…

Tennis Power Ranking 2019: Novak Takes Madrid

With apologies to #NoleFam, I am a few days later getting this out there than I would have liked.  Also, multi-media content will be added later today. Novak Djokovic –  Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas to grab a lot of momentum and ranking points in Madrid.  He is also now tied for the…