Djokovic will wear them all down

If Novak Djokovic is the greatest player ever, it’s because he has the greatest skill: the ability to wear down and outlast the opponent. He is 35-10 in 5-set matches, and many of… Continue reading

Wimbledon announce sensible, flexible plans for The Championships 2021

Wimbledon, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, plans to have fans at The Championships in 2021. They’ve also asked players and their support staff, who normally rent homes near the… Continue reading

For Djokovic, mini can be major in a major

Mini-tennis can be a major factor in a major.  Novak Djokovic is the master of the mini.  It’s a major weapon for Novak that often gets treated like a minor part of his… Continue reading

Bianca deserves better advice

—-   After not playing for 15 months, Bianca Andreescu needed matches coming into the Australian Open. But she and her team decided to practice for a week instead of playing a warm-up… Continue reading

Too hot for tennis? How to schedule events for climate change

–(Note: This was originally posted in August 2018. Australian wildfires in January 2020 are showing urgent need for schedule change to suit climate change.)  Imagine playing Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in the… Continue reading

Bianca and Naomi look for rematch at Shiseido WTA Finals in Shenzhen

Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka, both blessed with big baseline power games, played one of the best matches of the year in Beijing. They will look forward to a rematch if they can… Continue reading

Medvedev flying high in Shanghai

  Sascha Zverev says Daniil Medvedev is the best player on tour right now. Results confirm that. Medvedev has reached six consecutive finals, including the US Open, and he has won Masters 1000… Continue reading

Murray playing with metal and fire

Andy Murray isn’t playing with the same hip that won Wimbledon and the US Open. But his mind and heart appear to be the same after hip surgery. He was a mad perfectionist… Continue reading

Will Rafa overtake Roger as the Greatest Ever?

  (UPDATE: Rafa Nadal won the US Open for his 19th slam title, only one behind Roger Federer) When Roger Federer won his 20th grand slam in Melbourne in early 2018, he seemingly… Continue reading