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)…

Rafa and Federer Post Gaudy Numbers

Making his 14th R4 appearance at Roland Garros! 👏 🇪🇸 @RafaelNadal serves up a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Goffin. | #RG19 pic.twitter.com/0DIq5H9UpD — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) May 31, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Rafael Nadal is 89-2 at Roland Garros!  89-2!  One could be 18-2 and have a 90 percent winning percentage.  Just add an extra…

Power Ranking 2019: Post-Miami and Pre-Clay Standings

Where Things Stand as Tennis Shifts to the Beaten Earth Novak Djokovic – His performance at the Australian Open was outstanding. That is enough to win the first phase of 2019 regardless of what has transpired since. Roger Federer – Winning Miami and Dubai as well as posting a runner-up finish at Indian Wells positions Federer in…

Pete Sampras is a Legend

14 majors, 6-years finished at #1, 7 Wimbledon titles & 5 US Open titles add up to one important legend of the game.  The crowd appreciated his exhibition doubles outing a great deal. The show must go on! Pete Sampras & Novak Djokovic vs. Tommy Haas & John McEnroe 😱#BNPPO19 pic.twitter.com/lHhjMavH3K — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour)…

Indian Wells 2019: Future Shock – Andreescu & Thiem Win Big

ANDREESCU DEFEATS KERBER 🏆 18-year-old wildcard @BAndreescu_ battles past Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to capture the title at @BNPParibasOpen.#BNPPO19 #BibiRising 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/0wo83MGPR5 — Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) March 17, 2019 Indian Wells helped propel players in 2018.  It might do the same in 2019.  Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem notched the biggest wins of their careers…

A Soundtrack for Theim v Federer by Queen

If Queen could do soundtracks for Highlander and Flash Gordon, I think they could provide a fitting song for each of the men’s finalists.  Here goes: Dominic Thiem – I Want it All Queen 1989 Adventure seeker on an empty street Just an alley creeper, light on his feet A young fighter screaming, with no time…

Australian Open 2019: Twitter Reacts to the Youth Movement

Stefanos Tsitsipas, 13 years old: “Favorite idol?” – Roger Federer “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” – I don’t know, but I will do my best to be in the top. pic.twitter.com/Ho4xmuBHYl — Alex Theodoridis (@AlexTheodorid1s) January 20, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “Be the Example.” – @FTiafoe LEGEND. 🎥: @AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/NIskSNrq45 — Cracked Racquets (@CrackedRacquets)…