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

The Russians are coming

  == Players of Russian ancestry are taking over tennis. The WTA’s top 100 rankings have recently included more than a dozen women with Russian heritage. Inspired by Maria Sharapova, these women include… Continue reading

Madison Keys wins Cincy 2019

— Madison Keys had only won a single match in the two months previous to Cincinnati and was number 18 in the world. But she turned things around all week. Falling behind 1-3,… Continue reading

Goffin in Cincy reaches first M1000 final

David Goffin is the closest thing currently on tour to Bjorn Borg in terms of size, speed and maximum court coverage. Thanks to a walk-over in the quarters and a semi-final victory over… Continue reading