US Open 2014: Men’s Coaches Grand Slam Head-to-Head Records

For the first time ever (I would imagine), four Grand Slam semifinalists are coached by 4 former Grand Slam Champions.  Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker each hold 6 Grand Slam singles titles.  Michael Chang and Goran Ivanisevic each won a single Grand Slam title and had 3 other Grand Slam runner-up finishes.  Goran and Michael…

Two Cool Videos from Indian Wells

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ndRyTQvdk] Federer running down two overheads (Dolgopolov could have done a bit more with each overhead) Federer and Edberg training.  Some of the best moments at tennis tournaments are just watching players practice.  Seeing how well they have honed their craft and how talented they are is worth the price of a ticket.  

Federer, Edberg and Consistency

Rafael Nadal’s biography had a line about being able to weather a storm and grind Federer down in their matches.  This has been a reality in their rivalry at every stage minus maybe the stretch from Wimbledon 2006 through the World Tour Finals of 2007 in which Roger 5 of 7 matches versus his nemesis….

Federer 32.0

Roger Federer has added Stefan Edberg to his coaching team.  He has also been practicing with a larger racquet.  These moves seem to suggest Roger has not given up on his tennis career due to his ranking dropping to #6 in the world. Edberg Makes Sense I don’t think Federer will be emulating Stefan Edberg’s…

Lendl vs. Becker vs. Edberg (?) vs. Uncle Toni

The Coaching Arms Race is On Andy Murray has been working with Ivan Lendl for 2 years.  This partnership has yielded 1 Wimbledon title, 1 US Open title, 1 Gold Medal, 1 Wimbledon runner-up finish, and 1 Australian Open runner-up finish. Becker is Back Murray’s successes with Lendl plus Nadal’s improbable dominance after knee injuries…

Top 10 Gentlemen’s Championship Matches #10-#8

This Top 10 List is Based on Matches I have actually seen.  I was four years old and did not see McEnroe vs. Borg in 1980 therefore I can’t rate it.  This is also purely subjective as each of these matches have their merit. 10.  2000 Pete Sampras d. Patrick Rafter 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2…

Youtube Tennis for the Week of 3-12-2012 through 3-18-2012

With Indian Wells Underway this Week will be all Vintage Highlights – The video quality is not great, but two legends in a stakes match is worth a view.   – 1994 Australian Open quarterfinal – Edberg puts on a paralyzing display of serve and volley tennis  – 1995 Australian Open quarterfinal – Safin and…

Federer d. Nadal 6-3, 6-0 – Are You Kidding Me?

The Indoor Setting Matters Before I make too much out of this match, it should be noted that Roger was 3-0 versus Rafael Nadal at the World Tour Finals/Masters Cup.  Roger had won 6 of 7 sets the two had played in this event prior to today.  Now, Roger stands 4-0 vs. Rafa at this…

Youtube Tennis for 11-14-2011 through 11-19-2011

3 Good Tennis Videos 1.  Roger Federer d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  6-1, 7-6 (3) to win the Paris Indoor – Highlights of Federer winning his 18th Masters Series Shield.  2.  Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick Wimbledon 2004 – Roddick won the set featured in this video, but this video focuses on Roger’s shot-making skills. 3. Jimmy…