BECK: Suddenly everyone has an opinion about tennis

—- by Chris Beck, special to GrandSlam Magazine —— The debate over the women’s final at Arthur Ashe stadium, where Serena Williams clashed with umpire Carlos Ramos, has spilled from the sports pages… Continue reading

how Roger can avoid retirement

—   At age 37, Roger Federer looked tired, lacking spring in his legs. He was missing his spots on serve, shanking returns into the net, and even flubbing easy volleys. When this… Continue reading

Djoker goes wild in Cincy

  Novak Djokovic, beating Roger Federer in Cincinnati, became the first player ever to win all nine Masters 1000 titles as well as all four slams. He worked on his serve on center… Continue reading

Kiki Bertens beats Halep to win Cincy

Kiki Bertens came from behind to beat a tired Simona Halep to win the Western and Southern Open near Mason, Ohio. (all images copyright Christopher Johnson Globalite Media all rights reserved)

Milos beats Denis at “Battle of Canada” in Ohio

After losing in Madrid, this time Milos Raonic won the “Battle of Canada” on a rainy, windy Thursday in Mason, Ohio. Milos was more solid, and his experienced helped him deal better with… Continue reading

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

— Imagine playing Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in the peak summer heat of August instead of the cool days of spring. Sound outrageous? It is. But that’s what tennis players and fans… Continue reading

7 reasons why Djokovic won Wimbledon

— 1—He didn’t face defending champion Roger Federer. If Federer had converted his match point in the third set against Kevin Anderson, he would have been fresh enough to possibly beat Isner in… Continue reading

Kerber wrestles Wimbledon from Serena

  Angelique Kerber has long been known for her defense. But the counter-puncher can really punch, even while squatting close to the grass. She out-hit Serena Williams to win the Wimbledon final 6-3,… Continue reading

Kevin Anderson beats John Isner 26-24 in 5th set

— It started with a double fault. Six hours and 36 minutes later, Kevin Anderson hit a 130 mph ace, and a few serves later finally beat John Isner 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4,… Continue reading