Wimbledon 2019: Djokovic & Federer set up Blockbuster Final

Novak Djokovic fought through a game challenge from Roberto Bautista Agut to reach his 6th Wimbledon final.  RBA confirmed that his 5 wins at Wimbledon to reach the semifinal round as well as his wins over Djokovic at Qatar and Miami were not mere luck.  Djokovic proved his metal by regrouping quickly and taking over…

Wimbledon 2019: Semifinal Predictions

Novak Djokovic vs. Roberto Bautista Agut Djokovic is probably at his deadliest on slow hard courts.  His record 7 Australian Open singles titles, and the dominating manner he has won those 7 titles, speak to his dominance.  RBA has beaten Djokovic twice in 2019 on hard courts that historically play pretty slowly: Qatar and Miami. …

Ragnarok for Tennis History this Weekend?

My son is interested in the Avengers in general and Thor in particular.  The rewriting of tennis history that could happen this weekend is massive. Serena Williams can tie Margaret Court for the most singles majors ever (24) while also collecting an 8th Wimbledon crown.  While Serena’s 23 majors all come in the Open Era,…

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…