Quick Hits: Tsonga Riding High, Thiem’s 8th, & Svitolina Rolling

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been a factor in men’s tennis at least since the 2008 Australian Open.  His two consecutive titles to start 2017 bode well for his continued presence in the top 15.  Tsonga fights hard and plays an attacking style of tennis that is fun for fans.  I know the Aussie Open is over,…

Quick Hits: Dimitrov, Zverev, & Burgos Take Titles – USTA Gaffe

Dimitrov, the moment of victory in Sofia. pic.twitter.com/pM0vbNkIEP — Stroppa Del (@stroppadel) February 12, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  Grigor Dimitrov claimed his second title of 2017 by defeating David Goffin in Bulgaria.  Dimitrov’s only 2017 loss was an instant classic 5 set battle with Rafael Nadal.  Grigor has 2017 wins over Dominic Thiem, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic,…

Australian Open 2017: Men’s Pulse Before the Draw

Tier 1 – The 3 Early Champions It is amazing that the ATP Tour already has 3 different players holding singles trophies in 2017.  Each of those 3 early champions has to be entering the Australian Open feeling good, but who feels the best? Novak Djokovic’s win at Qatar, including two battles that went three sets,…

Quick Hits – Azarenka Missing Wimbledon 2016

Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from #Wimbledon due to a knee injury. Get well soon, @vika7. pic.twitter.com/Zkt8m36aLJ — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 23, 2016 Victoria Azarenka showed a lot of fight in 2015 and was willing to compete with Serena Williams even if she came up on the losing end of a number of tough 3 set…

Quick Hits: Nole, Stan, Milos, and Vika Shine

Novak Djokovic cemented his status as a heavy favorite entering the 2016 Australian Open.  He has tons of confidence and momentum heading into his best major.  What is not to like? Stan Wawrinka is my early #2 pick for the Aussie title.  He and Novak have played five set matches each of the past 3 Australian Opens…

Quick Hits – Momentum Before Canada 2015

 Kei Nishikori avenged his 2014 US Open loss by rallying from 1 set down vs. Marin Cilic to reach the DC final.  He then avenged a 2015 loss to Isner in Miami by rallying from 1 set down to take a 500 level title and reclaim some momentum. Kei Nishikori is hitting form at the…

Quick Hits for 22 June 2015

“I’m playing better than [2013], I feel” – @andy_murray captures a 4th title at The Queen’s Club #AegonChampionships pic.twitter.com/KElEic9Zk8 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 21, 2015 Quick Hits Roger Federer claiming his 15th career grass court title and 86th career title place him in a good spot heading into Wimbleon.  Also, Ivan Lendl’s 94 career titles…

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…

Quick Hits: Sock, Kerber, Schmiedlova, & Klizan Grab Titles

Jack Sock won an All-US final in Houston by defeating Sam Querrey 7-6, 7-6.  Sock is 10-2 in 2015.  His heavy forehand gives him a true weapon.  Sock may find himself typically residing within the top 30 on the ATP Tour. Angelique Kerber managed to avoid a lot of near losses while grabbing the title in…