Category Archive: Roger Federer

Djokovic finds Federer’s weak spot in Wimbledon final

How did Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in the Wimbledon 2019 final despite Roger winning 14 more points, hitting 40 more winners and 15 more… Continue reading

Is Novak Djokovic Playing at the Highest Level in History?

——- Novak Djokovic’s two-hour trouncing of Rafael Nadal at the 2019 Australian Open final, even if it was only a third as long as his 2012 triumph, was one of the greatest performances… 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

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

Anderson stuns Federer at Wimbledon

— We knew Kevin Anderson could serve big. For four hours, he continued to hit his spots versus Roger Federer at more than 130 mph. His return game was the surprise, especially the… Continue reading

Roger will rock Wimbledon again

Never mind Roger Federer’s struggles in Germany. He’s still the favorite to win Wimbledon. He was beaming after trouncing Dusan Lajovic in the opening match on the pristine green grass of center court,… Continue reading

Federer happy in Halle

— Federer has won Halle 9 times already, but going for number ten hasn’t been easy. In 2018, he survived tight matches against Benoit Paire, Matthew Ebden and Dennis Kudla. Federer had been edgy… Continue reading

Can Federer win all 4 slams in 2018?

With Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Raonic and Nishikori all dealing with injuries, a healthy Roger Federer has a real shot this year at the calendar Grand Slam, last achieved by Rod Laver in… Continue reading

Happy Snaps from a “Wedding in Prague”

            The Laver Cup feels like a wedding, bringing together extended families for the first time around the ceremonial union of a happy couple.     There are… Continue reading

Wimbledon was created for me

  I’m 9 years old in the 19th century. That’s how I feel. I love the smell of ivy, fresh flowers and especially the short blades of green grass soft under my feet.… Continue reading