Stan Lee – In Memoriam: Tennis Heroes

Tennis and comic books commanded much of my attention from 7th through 9th grade.  Comics faded in my life but tennis persisted.*  I was a Marvel fan collecting Silver Surfer and Thor comics for the most part with a few Dark Horse Godzilla comics thrown in for good measure.  Comic books stoked the imagination of…

Tennis Abides – 7th Anniversary: State of the Site Address

Changes as Tennis Abides Turns 7 Dear Readers, I started writing about tennis for various websites in part due to being taken with the high level of play I saw at Masters Cincinnati 2002.  I recall watching Carlos Moya up close on day 1 and thinking he would have a nice run.  Little did I…

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…