2019 Predictions: Can Anyone Stay Healthy

  Fearless predictions for 2019 –Serena Williams, unable to tie Margaret Court and win her 24th slam, quits women’s tennis. She joins the men’s tour, and amid great fanfare and expectation, loses every… 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

Code Violation for Discrimination

  A CODE VIOLATION FOR DISCRIMINATION Few are noticing that young Chinese, inspired by tour events across Asia, are taking over the tennis world. by Christopher Johnson —— Many tennis fans and media… Continue reading

ACDC fan Djokovic “Back in Black”

  — First, they said Novak Djokovic, who held all four majors, was going to surpass Roger Federer as the greatest of all-time. Then, they said he was finished. Djokovic, more than anything… Continue reading

BECK: Suddenly everyone has an opinion about tennis

—- by Chris Beck, special to GrandSlam Magazine —— The debate over the women’s final at Arthur Ashe stadium, where Serena Williams clashed with umpire Carlos Ramos, has spilled from the sports pages… 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

Djoker goes wild in Cincy

  Novak Djokovic, beating Roger Federer in Cincinnati, became the first player ever to win all nine Masters 1000 titles as well as all four slams. He worked on his serve on center… Continue reading

Kiki Bertens beats Halep to win Cincy

Kiki Bertens came from behind to beat a tired Simona Halep to win the Western and Southern Open near Mason, Ohio. (all images copyright Christopher Johnson Globalite Media all rights reserved)

Milos beats Denis at “Battle of Canada” in Ohio

After losing in Madrid, this time Milos Raonic won the “Battle of Canada” on a rainy, windy Thursday in Mason, Ohio. Milos was more solid, and his experienced helped him deal better with… Continue reading

Too hot for tennis? How to schedule events for climate change

— Imagine playing Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in the peak summer heat of August instead of the cool days of spring. Sound outrageous? It is. But that’s what tennis players and fans… Continue reading