I think everyone watching today realizes the advantages of a more spin heavy game in modern tennis. There's zero reason to approach net other than a put away. Djokovic was landing slices long because anything remotely short against a full poly user will immediately get put away. Hit a hard, high...
Federer out, Nadal out, Sharapova out.
Azarenka, Tsonga, Isner, Darcis, Cilic, Kholscreiber plus many more retiring left and right.
What's next? Dogs and cats living together? Volcanic eruptions?
May the tennis Gods have mercy on us all...
Very impressive comeback today after blowing a 5-1 lead to Mattek-Sands to win the set in a tiebreak and win in straight sets.
She plays Venus next and if she wins she'll play Serena in the semi's of Charleston. Could be interesting if she gets there too, her serve is of comparable quality...
She just beat Cibulkova 6-0 6-0 in the final of Sydney, her second straight title of the year. She's 9-0 and hasn't dropped a set in any of her matches.
She drew Li Na in her quarter, who she just beat, and Maria, who she played competitively last year and hasn't had a tune up tourney yet...
More of a paraphrase than a quote, but someone interviewed him a few days ago:
You have not...
Now that Murray has a slam, plus the gold medal, expect his confidence to finally be at its highest ever. The "Big Four" is now actually that.
I was hoping Murray would win Wimby or the Open this year, before Fed gets to his twilight years, and now that it's happened, I get to make this...
With a few upsets and withdraws there's definitely opportunities for some new quarterfinalists at the open:
One of these guys is going to be a semi-finalist:
One of these guys to the quarters:
Wasn't a winner, but still pretty uncommon to see one on the women's side. I think other than Schiavone this is the first one I've seen.
Roddick's victory over Federer at Miami this year,
A Roddick victory over Djokovic at the Olympics next round?
Take a second and think about this one. The more I thought about it, the more my opinion changed a bit.
With so many Americans being eliminated/injured I noticed someone that could make a pretty decent run (other than Isner that is).
Sloane Stephens is just past 19 years old and won her last two matches in straights--feeding Mattek-Sands a double breadstick today. She next plays someone ranked...
Did anybody else see this (forgive the Chris Chase article):
Apparently the old record of 156mph by Karlovic was broken by Samuel Groth of Australia. Recorded at 164...
I think considering the recent success of many of the younger, talented players on tour, it's time we take a new vote on who you think will have the most success in the next 2-3 years. Below are the candidates and some year-to-date stats on each:
Year-to-date record: 13-18...
I rarely post in the former player section, mainly because I've only been watching tennis since around 2007. However, an older video caught my eye:
(warning: it is from a terrible chris chase yahoo article)...
Here we go, Sod and Roddick about to play yet another hard court match tomorrow that looks to be very promising.
Sod leads the H2H 3-2:
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris
France Hard Q Soderling, Robin
7-5, 6-4 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour...
So, not to add to the beating of the dead horse that is leather grip questions on this board, but after noticing the following of leather grip users on TW, I'm interested to try them out. I'm thinking of buying the Babolat Pure Drive
Roddick GT+ (27.5 in), so that would be the racquet in...
So, after looking through these forums for a while now I finally decided to become a member. :) My first question for you guys is: What potential quarter matchup are you looking forward to/do you think will be the best?
Federer vs. Cilic/Soderling: This repeat final would be my pick...