What I Would Do With International Competitions in Tennis

My Simple Plan Tennis is one of the most international sports on the planet.  Players from multiple countries contend for tournaments held all over the world.  Competitions such as Davis Cup are older than the World Cup and Ryder Cup.  Still, times change and perhaps some tweaking of the tennis system for these competitions is…

Rio Olympic Tennis: Kerber vs. Puig & Kvitova vs. Keys Predictions

Gold Medal Match: Angelique Kerber vs. Monica Puig Angelique Kerber has had an unforgettable year even with a patchy clay court season.  She is 2 sets away from adding a gold medal to her Australian Open title and Wimbledon runner-up 2016 results.  Monica Puig has pulled upset after upset to reach the gold medal round….

Rio Olympic Tennis: Men’s Quarterfinal Predictions

The Elite Eight is Here! Predicted Winners in BOLD (3) Rafael Nadal VS Thomaz Bellucci – While we’ve been treated to any number of “Baby Fed”/”Next Federer” labels being applied to players over the years, that has not really happened with Rafa.  Bellucci is a lefty who might have been stuck with a silly moniker of that nature…

Rio Olympic Tennis: Women’s Semifinal Predictions

Czech Republic’s @Petra_Kvitova moves into #Rio2016 Semifinals with 6-2, 6-0 win over Svitolina! Plays Puig next! pic.twitter.com/o0VUvPQSYy — WTA (@WTA) August 11, 2016   Predicted Winners in BOLD Petra Kvitova vs. Monica Puig – Monica Puig keeps pulling upsets, but I think if Petra Kvitova has a good day she should win.  Kvitova has easy…

Rio Olympic Tennis: The Value of Medals Won in Doubles

Rafa Nadal & Marc Lopez win their QF & reach the medal round. With mixed doubles, Nadal plays 3 matches tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/i586WQ9fiT — Cynthia Tanner (@CJSTanner) August 10, 2016 With most of today’s action wiped out by rain storms, I am going to take a moment to look at doubles.  It is a topic I…