Tennis Memories: Queen’s Club 1990

Wimbledon 1989 The Wimbledon 1989 semifinals featured Boris Becker fending off Ivan Lendl over two-days and five sets 6-4, 6-7 (2), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.  Stefan Edberg returned to the final by ousting a resurgent John McEnroe 7-5, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5).  Becker then avenged his 1988 Wimbledon loss to Edberg by taking the title 6-0,…

Andy Murray is Starting to Climb Back

His comeback may never place him at the lofty heights he once occupied, or it may lead to a storybook conclusion. In either case, it is good having Andy Murray back on a professional tennis court. He's baaaack 😁@Andy_Murray gets going at a practice session before Queen's Club, where he will be making his return.#PracticePass…

Queen’s Club 2016: Championship Prediction

Milos Raonic vs. Andy Murray These two had a great 4 sets at the Australian Open this year.  The 5th set went quickly as Raonic dealt with an injury issue.  Roanic won Brisbane, was runner-up at Indian Wells, and reached a major semifinal coming into Queen’s Club.  Andy Murray has been runner-up at two majors…

Queen’s Club 2016: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [1] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [5] Marin Cilic (CRO) H2H – If Marin is playing at one of his higher levels, this could be a close match in which I would still favor Andy Murray’s chances.  If Marin is playing as he has played for most of 2016, this could be a…

Tweets about Murray and Federer’s Grass Court Wins

@andy_murray 4 times Queen's champion. Proud of you Andy 🙂 pic.twitter.com/k9jy8s833W — annie (@annie_hc5) June 21, 2015 Match #Federer vs Seppi pic.twitter.com/l399M0VCyl — No Federer♥No Tennis (@SoyFederista) June 21, 2015 Match #Federer vs Seppi pic.twitter.com/ZfNGD2kqjb — No Federer♥No Tennis (@SoyFederista) June 21, 2015 Andy #Murray is the Queen's King for the 4th time dominating Kevin…

Queen’s Club 2015: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD [7] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA) H2H – This match is a classic contrast of styles. Anderson has posted a lot of nice wins this week by blasting big serves.  Gilles Simon is a speedy counter-puncher who fights hard despite giving off a vibe that registers somewhere on the malaise…

Quick Hits: June 15, 2015

My Quick Hits The extra week in the grass season has made the transition to Queen’s Club and Halle not seem nearly as rushed.  I was unsure if this extra week would mean much, but seeing it unfold for the first time as a fan and follower of the sport, I love it. Rafael Nadal picked…

Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov Post Grass Court Wins

Roger Federer Due to a walk-over, Roger Federer only played 3 matches to win his 7th Halle title.  Roger did play an exhibition on the day of his walk-over and played doubles at Halle finishing as a runner-up.  Federer should feel like his game is adjusting if not adjusted to grass.  He of course has…

Queen’s Club 2014: Dimitrov vs. Lopez Championship Prediction

[4] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [10] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) Lopez’s left-handed forward-looking game has him in this final.  He also won the only career meeting between the two finalists at the Queen’s Club in 2010.  Dimitrov is a different player from 2010 so I won’t put much stock in that match.  Dimitrov’s development has frustrated many fans who like his game….

Queen’s Club 2014: Semifinal Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) H2H – This is an intriguing match to predict.  Each man possesses some similarities.  I think Dimitrov is a bit more adept at handling balls that are not in his ideal spots as he can adapt due to younger legs.  However, Wawrinka is capable of bullying just about anyone…