The Solution to the Withdrawal Problem

  Canadian tennis fans were denied a men’s semi-final in Montreal, after Gael Monfils withdrew ahead of his match with Rafa Nadal, and a proper women’s final in Toronto, which Serena Williams quit… Continue reading

Enticing potential matches at Cincy Tennis

  Here are some potential early round matches at the Western and Southern Open near Mason, Ohio: –Djokovic vs Querrey then Isner, Kyrgios. –Kyrgios-Khachanov. –Federer-Wawrinka. –Medvedev-Edmund then Tsitsipas-Struff. –Zverev-FAA. –Monfils-Tiafoe. –Hurkacz-RBA. –Murray-Gasquet then… Continue reading

Murray to return at Cincy

— The Western and Southern Open announced they have given a main draw wild card to Andy Murray. Murray won the event near Mason, Ohio in 2008 and 2011, and was finalist in… Continue reading

The Nick Kyrgios we wanted — part II

This is the Nick Kyrgios we have long wanted. Focussed, courageous, respectful and entertaining on almost every point.  He’s playing again with heart and soul to go with his explosive talent and unorthodox… Continue reading

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

Simona rocks Serena in Wimbledon final

  … Simona Halep has probably been the best player on tour the past five years, other than Serena Williams. The WTA has hyped other players such as Genie Bouchard, Naomi Osaka and… Continue reading

Young players need time to grow up

… –Naomi Francois Osaka, an American representing Japan, is one of the most hyped women on the tennis tour since the dawn of Venus and Serena Williams. Osaka, only 21, has already earned… Continue reading

High hopes, low results for Canadians at Wimbledon

— High expectations, low results. Canada earlier this year was a “rising superpower”, according to the Guardian and others. Bianca Andreescu won Indian Wells. Teen phenoms Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime went deep… Continue reading

Wang Qiang finding confidence at Wimbledon

— Wang Qiang, looking good in a white Stella McCartney and Adidas hoodie, is speaking in English with more confidence these days.  She came into Wimbledon ranked 15 in the world, and she… Continue reading

Hsieh Su-Wei carves into Wimbledon 3rd round

—- Hsieh Su-wei, ranked number 29 at age 33, is becoming a player nobody wants to play, especially on grass. In the first two rounds of Wimbledon, she used slice from both sides,… Continue reading