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

Tsitsipas rising fast

— After winning Wimbledon in 2017, a hungover Roger Federer told us how to beat him: rush the net. Enter Stefanos Tsitsipas winning 48 of 68 at the net to beat Federer in… Continue reading

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