Yevgeny Kafelnikov Abides

Yevgeny Kafelnikov responded to a non-sensical, social distancing induced question I asked him on Twitter.  YK, the 1996 French Open, 1999 Australian Open, 2000 Olympic gold medalist in singles, and former world #1, has not seen the Soviet produced version of The Hobbit (1985). I didn’t 🤷‍♂️ — Kafelnikov Yevgeny (@KYevgeni) March 26, 2020  

The Extremely Interesting 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Congratulations on your @TennisHalloFame induction, @KYevgeni! 👏🎉 — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) July 21, 2019 My Memories of Mary Pierce, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Li Na The 2019 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame admitted three qualified players this year. My Most Vivid Memory of Each: It’s official! I’m so grateful for this honor from…

Olympic Tennis Review: 2000 Venus and YK Reign in Y2K

Like the Seoul Olympics of 1988, Sydney fell after the US Open.  The easier schedule along with a somewhat solid 1996 for tennis led to another successful games. Venus’ 2000 Dominance Venus Williams won Wimbledon and the US Open in 2000.  She posted a 35 match winning streak that spanned Wimbledon through the US Open…