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From Small to Big (Titles): When Young Players Breakthrough

From Small to Big (Titles): When Young Players Breakthrough

One of the holy grails of tennis speculation is being able to differentiate between those young players who will become stars and those who will not. Right now we’re amidst somewhat of a tide of upcoming  young players: from highly ...

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Looking for the Next Great Player – Part One : The Pace of Greatness

Looking for the Next Great Player – Part One : The Pace of Greatness

INTRODUCTION: Wake Me When We Get to the Bridge; or, Living Under a Serbian Reign When I was a kid living in Vermont we would drive to Long Island, New York, a couple times a year to visit family for ...

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Open Era Generations, Part Thirteen: Gen 11 (1984-88) – Reign of Spain, err, Serbia

Open Era Generations, Part Thirteen: Gen 11 (1984-88) – Reign of Spain, err, Serbia

Generation Nada…kovic? Just a little over a year ago we could have safely called this Generation Nadal. After Djokovic’s remarkable 2011—and even more remarkable 2015—he is now vying with Rafa for the best player of their generation. Expectations around Novak ...

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2015 World Tour Finals: Semifinals Preview

2015 World Tour Finals: Semifinals Preview

First Semi-final: Djokovic vs. Nadal Nadal has been the standout player of not only his group, but perhaps the tournament. He dealt with Wawrinka and Murray pretty tamely, dispatching both in straight sets, whilst surviving a tenacious challenge from compatriot ...

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2015 ATP World Tour Finals Preview

2015 ATP World Tour Finals Preview

‘The end is here’ ‘The Final showdown’ ‘The Stage Is Set’ ‘Insert overdramatic cliché’. Yes, ATP overkill at its finest. But cynicism aside, I am of course looking forward to the season ending shindig in London. It is a pleasure ...

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National Tennis Careers – Part Five: Switzerland

National Tennis Careers – Part Five: Switzerland

The Maestro, Stan, and Some Other Guys When I began this series I was curious about Swiss tennis before Roger Federer took the tennis world by storm; I wondered whether there was some hidden jewel in the past who went ...

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French Open Final: Djokovic The Favorite But Don’t Rule Out Wawrinka

French Open Final: Djokovic The Favorite But Don’t Rule Out Wawrinka

The men’s French Open singles final will have the first-seed Novak Djokovic facing the eighth-seed Stan Wawrinka. Djokovic is playing his third final at Roland Garros, and is aiming for his first title there, completing the Career Grand Slam. And ...

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Australian Open Day 12: Men’s Semifinal, Women’s Doubles Final – Order of Play & Scores

Australian Open Day 12: Men’s Semifinal, Women’s Doubles Final – Order of Play & Scores

Day 12 of the Australian Open features the second Men’s semifinal. The No. 1 seed, Novak Djokovic (SRB), will face the defending champion and No. 4 seed, Stan Wawrinka (SUI). The Women’s doubles final is also on schedule today. The ...

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Australian Open Day 10: Quarterfinals – Order of Play & Scores

Australian Open Day 10: Quarterfinals – Order of Play & Scores

The full schedule for Day 10 is listed below (Results to follow). All times are local. Rod Laver Arena — 11:00am   Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals Madison Keys (USA) d. Venus Williams (USA) (18) —  6-3, 4-6, 6-4 Not Before: 12:30pm Women’s ...

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Australian Open Day 8: Order of Play & Scores

Australian Open Day 8: Order of Play & Scores

The remainder of the Round of 16 matches are played on Day 8 of the Australian Open. Up second on Rod Laver Arena, Serena Williams (1) plays the Spaniard Garbine Muguruza (24). The night session begins with Agnieszka Radwanska (6) ...

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