Thiem Dream: Future King of Clay?

  The Thiem Dream is becoming reality, especially on clay. He has beaten Nadal four times, including Barcelona final 2019. In 2017 he beat Andy Murray in Barcelona, lost to Rafa Nadal in… Continue reading

Injuries hit WTA at French Open

  The WTA has a serious problem with physical and mental health of players. Parents, coaches and federations are understandably enticed to push players hard at young ages because, like world number 39… Continue reading

Ostapenko double faults out of Roland Garros

  —-How unpredictable is the WTA? Jelena Ostapenko has never won a match at Roland Garros other than 2017, when she won 7 matches and beat Simona Halep in the final. In her… Continue reading

Shapovalov goes 2-5 on European clay

  Denis Shapovalov had a good 2018 clay season leading up to Roland Garros, going deep in events before losing to Sascha Zverev in Madrid and Rafael Nadal in Rome. But he won… Continue reading

Nole reigns again in Spain

  Andre Agassi spoke about playing in a “waking dream”. Djokovic is in a dream, and it seems nobody can wake him up. In this dream, he wins on clay in Madrid, and… Continue reading

Wimbledon listens to fans, players and common sense

— While maintaining its wonderful 19th century charm, Wimbledon is also making changes to adapt to desires of players and fans. Remember the controversy last year when Novak Djokovic beat Rafa Nadal under… Continue reading

Zverev falling fast

  Sascha Zverev is either the new king of tennis or wallowing in a funk. Remember when he won the Nitto ATP Tour Finals in London at the end of 2018? Remember how… Continue reading

Bianca Andreescu, 18, makes history

  Bianca Andreescu, 18, made history by winning Indian Wells in California. The Romanian-Canadiana from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is the first Canadian women to win a WTA event at this second-highest… 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

Naomi Francois Osaka: An American immigrant success story

  Winning the Australian Open, Naomi Francois Osaka, ranked 72 a year ago, has become number one on tour and in the hearts of fans worldwide who love her for sweetness off court… Continue reading