ATP predictions: The US Open is wide open

  It’s easier to find reasons why top players might lose at the US Open than to explain why so-and-so might win. Here’s my breakdown of the men’s draw. FEDERER: According to the… Continue reading

Dimitrov soars to Cincy Masters 1000 title

      “Tennis is a simple game for intelligent people.”  Grigor Dimitrov says that’s what his father taught him.  After beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win the Western and Southern Open… Continue reading

Muguruza wallops Halep to win Cincy

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The Nick Kyrgios we wanted

This is the Nick Kyrgios we wanted. Mature, courageous, respectful and brilliant. He’s playing with heart and soul to go with his explosive talent and unorthodox creativity. He beat Rafa Nadal with intrepid… Continue reading

Shapovalov, 18, stuns Nadal in Montreal

With hockey legend Wayne Gretzky watching him, Denis Shapovalov, 18, beat Rafael Nadal in a third set tie-breaker in one of the greatest moments in Canadian tennis history. Shapovalov was flowing like Gretzky… Continue reading

Wimbledon was created for me

  I’m 9 years old in the 19th century. That’s how I feel. I love the smell of ivy, fresh flowers and especially the short blades of green grass soft under my feet.… Continue reading

Federer consoles Cilic after “cruel” Wimbledon final

“It is cruel sometimes,” Roger Federer said after trouncing Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 to win his record 8th Wimbledon title and 19th grand slam. He could have been boasting about his achievements… Continue reading

Learning to cheer for Cilic

  Many fans don’t like Marin Cilic for the same reasons they used to revile Novak Djokovic. He’s too good. He can beat their hero, Roger Federer. He’s a workaholic dedicated to improving.… Continue reading

Maturing Muguruza wins Wimbledon 2017

  Before their Wimbledon final, Garbine Muguruza, 23, praised the experience and precision under pressure of her older rival, Venus Williams, 37. But Muguruza was the more mature player on the day, saving… Continue reading