2019 Predictions: Can Anyone Stay Healthy

  Fearless predictions for 2019 –Serena Williams, unable to tie Margaret Court and win her 24th slam, quits women’s tennis. She joins the men’s tour, and amid great fanfare and expectation, loses every… Continue reading

Breaking Point for Andy Murray

  A few hours before his loss to Fabio Fognini in Rome in 2017, I saw Andy Murray in the tunnel amid photographers scurrying to get to court-side positions. Tied to some type… Continue reading

Code Violation for Discrimination

  A CODE VIOLATION FOR DISCRIMINATION Few are noticing that young Chinese, inspired by tour events across Asia, are taking over the tennis world. by Christopher Johnson —— Many tennis fans and media… Continue reading

Learn to cheer, not jeer, Zverev

  Fans in London who jeered Sascha Zverev after beating Roger Federer should learn to love him. He not only won the Nitto ATP Tour Finals on Sunday, Zverev outplayed a Novak Djokovic… Continue reading

ACDC fan Djokovic “Back in Black”

  — First, they said Novak Djokovic, who held all four majors, was going to surpass Roger Federer as the greatest of all-time. Then, they said he was finished. Djokovic, more than anything… Continue reading

Wimbledon listens to players after Anderson beats Isner 26-24 in 5th set

— Striking a balance between progress and tradition, Wimbledon will play a tie-breaker at 12-12 in the fifth set. In a statement, the All England Club said it made the decision after consultations… Continue reading

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

Naomi Francois Osaka: An American immigrant success story

  Long before his daughter Naomi won the US Open, Leonard Francois had a dream. He was born in Haiti, studied at New York University and then moved to Japan, joining thousands of… 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