US Open 2019: Key Day 1 Match Predictions

Predicted Winners in BOLD Women’s Match of the Day – Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova Serena has won the US Open 6-times.  Maria Sharapova won the US Open in 2006.  Serena has dominated their head-to-head matches 19-3, but any match pitting two former champions and former #1s in the first round has to be the match…

Wimbledon 2019 and Why I Started Writing about Tennis

I remember watching this and wondering, “How is this guy with the physique of a pencil beating a clay court monster like Muster?” even though I loved his shot-making. I have always liked tennis and on different occasions discussed the impact my father as well as Boris Becker’s 1985 Wimbledon triumph had on my interest…

Wimbledon 2019: Djokovic vs. Federer Prediction

Federer vs Djokovic – a match-up that has provided so much entertainment in the past… Tomorrow, they go head-to-head once more 🍿#Wimbledon | @rogerfederer | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/47dY1F42of — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2019   Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer A 4-time defending champion and #1 player in the world facing an 8-time former champion and…

Wimbledon 2019: Federer and Nadal’s Wimbledon Tiebreaks

Earlier in the event, I noticed that Nick Kyrgios had won all 5 tiebreaks played against Rafael Nadal.  Rafa reversed this trend winning vs. Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3).  Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal contested their 4th Wimbledon clash today.  While only one set today went to a tiebreak, Roger Federer added to…

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…

Wimbledon 2019: July 6th Tweets

Oh hi there Andy & Serena 👋 #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/YTlK7skecz — Anna Doble (@annadoble) July 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js A truly unique #Wimbledon moment Get ready for @andy_murray x @serenawilliams 🤩 pic.twitter.com/1MH3UrUqnl — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js some great shots of the net exchange we've got today pic.twitter.com/LOluJtgve4 — isidora (@inspiredbyrafa) July 6, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js…

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…