Tsitsipas: Age is No Excuse

After losing his first round match at Wimbledon, rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas said that he, slumping WTA star Naomi Osaka and other young players can’t blame their losses on age.  “I don’t think… Continue reading

Naomi leaves Wimbledon, and presser, in a hurry

After bowing out of Wimbledon in the first round, a distraught Naomi Osaka struggled to find words. Asked why Yulia Putintseva has beaten her twice in successive tournaments, she simply said “she mixes… Continue reading

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

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