Category Archive: Thiem

Sugita stuns Thiem on Gerry Weber grass in Germany

—-For players on tour, it’s a short hop between clay and grass. On grass, it’s also all about playing short hops. Dominic Thiem, who likes positioning himself deep on clay, would have to… Continue reading

King of Tears

  — As Rafael Nadal held the trophy in his hand for the 11th time, the crowd kept cheering. They didn’t stop. Rafa was transfixed. The moment hit him. It was something beyond… Continue reading

Barcelona’s best draw ever

  (photo credit: Tiziano Caffi in Barcelona) — Fans in Barcelona are being treated to one of the best line-ups in the tournament’s history. Rafael Nadal, who won his 10th Barcelona Open last… Continue reading

Grigor Roars into Top Three

Aside from the resurgence of all-time greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and injuries to many other top players, 2017 will be remembered as the inevitable changing of the guard. Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander… 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

Thiem Dream: Future King of Clay?

  The Thiem Dream is becoming reality, especially on clay. In 2017 he beat Andy Murray in Barcelona, lost to Rafa Nadal in the Mutua Madrid final and then beat Rafa in Rome… Continue reading

Delpo: Return of The King of Cool

  Before turning 21, Juan Martin del Potro beat Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer to win the 2009 US Open. If healthy, he might have expanded the Big Four into the Big Five,… Continue reading