Tennis Abides 2017 Men’s Awards

  Having laid out that I am not a huge fan of bestowing honors not won or lost on the court, I will throw out my ATP awards for the 2017 season. Players of the Year: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer  Rafa put up the better computer numbers, but Roger dominated their head-to-head matches.  Rafa…

Happy Thanksgiving and a Glimpse Ahead for Tennis Abides

Dear Readers, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I know days of thanks are celebrated on different dates in different countries, but it is always nice to recall things for which I am thankful.  My years of running my own tennis site have been rewarding and that is especially true given the great…

Today is Tennis Abides’ 6th Birthday!

Dear Readers, A lot has happened with Tennis Abides since it launched 6 years ago.  I had written for Tennis-X prior to striking out on my own.  I got my first set of press credential through Tennis-X at Indianapolis 2008.  The first match I covered was Gilles Simon d. Sam Querrey in a tight 3…

What is Going on with Tennis Abides?

Dear Readers, I have not done a lot of posting since the US Open ended and even my reposts of good tennis pieces I find around the internet has declined since early September. Fear not!  I am in the final stages of my doctoral degree program and that has caused me to curtail some of…

I am Back!

Dear readers, A terrible run of illnesses and computer problems have led to a low number of posts in the midst of the hard court summer season.  I should be back to full pisting strength starting today as my computer situation has improved, and I am finally healthy as well. Thanks, Dan Martin