Archive for June 2019

Jun/19

13

“Those top guys own the sport”

It’s been said pro tennis is a star driven sport and the big stars call the shots. When they want to play, they play, when they want a match stopped because they are losing, they create a reason to stop it. Some examples: Boris Becker was losing in the second week at Wimbledon to Tim […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

13

Can We Show A Little Love for Dustin Brown?

The 34-year-old German-Jamaican just beat Alexander Zverev in Stuttgart, 6-3 in the third set. We’ve written about Brown before here at Tennis-Prose.com, but with some of our favorite players like Sam Groth retiring and Victor Estrella Burgos flagging, the Dominican at 38 is now ranked no. 382, Brown is still getting it down, winning a […] Continue to read full article...

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Last night during a phone conversation with a veteran professional coach and hitting partner, a bombshell was dropped randomly about the real reason WTA no. 1 Naomi Osaka discontinued her association with coach Sascha Bajin two weeks after winning the Australian Open earlier this year. This source has never failed me once and never shared […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

11

The Only Way To Oust Fed, Rafa, Nole

Boris Becker made headlines this week for chastising every ATP player under age 28 for failing to remove Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal from the top of the sport. “No active player under 28, apart from Thiem, has been in a grand slam final. That is not good. Don’t give me that the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

10

My Biofile Interview With Don Budge

Yes, I actually got the opportunity to do a Biofile interview with Don Budge. It was in 1997 at the Opening Ceremony for Ashe Stadium at US Open. Before the event began, I randomly walked by the corridor to the court where many legendary tennis figures were standing, waiting. I spotted Budge standing next to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

7

Rafa and Nole Are Passing By Roger

Today Rafael Nadal dominated Roger Federer in the French Open semifinal 63 64 62. The loss for Federer proves again that both Djokovic and Nadal have passed him, particularly in majors. Federer is now an abysmal 9-19 vs Nadal and Djokovic in Grand Slams. That’s a devastating statistic. If you do the math and combine, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

5

The Best of Five Kings

If you were aware of which three historical players have the best records in best of five matches, you know more than me and presumably Dan. The all time five set king is Bjorn Borg at 27-6 for an .818 percentage. Just about tied is Johan Kriek at 18-4 (also .818). Kei Nishikori’s five set […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

4

The Best Roland Garros Ever?

My money was on Tsitsipas but when both players play such high quality tennis like Stan and Stefanos...it is anyone’s match and this was truly a case of “experience” over youth..... but not for long. Stan just outplayed him with amazing “gets” and hitting lines and one errant forehand by Tsitsipas and the match was gone... in a blink. Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

3

Thiem-Monfils Match Is a Gem

Dominic Thiem has the biggest backhand on tour according to a 2018 study on backhand pace. And the Austrian, has used it today to bridge a one-set lead against Gaels Monfils in the 4th Round of the French Open today. While the women have two players today contesting matches who I’ve barely heard of, Swiatek […] Continue to read full article...

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Jun/19

1

Some Fantastic Tennis Quotes

Of which junior players make it to the pros and which ones do not, Mary Pierce said it best, in her quote in my Facing Serena/Facing Steffi Graf book, "Some (junior) players look amazing and never make it. And some don't and they do." "The crowd can destroy a man too, if they fall in love with the opponent." - Rod Laver Continue to read full article...

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