Archive for the 'Grand Slams' Category
May 22nd, 2014
The “other” debate!
August 28th, 2010
Due to Lendl winning Down Under to start 1990, Pete Sampras became only the sixth man to win a hard court slam at the 1990 U.S. Open. It may just be me, but for Sampras to be only the sixth man to win a slam on hard courts despite 15 grand slam events having been contested on hard courts prior to the 1990 U.S. Open seems odd. Even more astounding to me is Patrick Rafter becoming only the tenth man to win a Grand Slam on a hard court when he won the 1997 U.S. Open title.
August 13th, 2010
Roger Federer still thinks he can reach 20 Slams.
May 17th, 2010
Are things finally getting a little spicy between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal?
February 11th, 2010
WARNING: NOT FOR DIE-HARD FED-FANATICS!
February 8th, 2010
I’m asking who among the next generation of American players will take home a Grand Slam title.
January 24th, 2010
I wasn’t sure when to make a mid-tournament assessment.
January 15th, 2010
Since their first and only slam final to date, Federer reached the final at the next four slams.
November 30th, 2009
The Grand Slam Committee has finally determined a penalty for Serena Williams’ obscenity-laced tirade at this year’s U.S. Open.
September 15th, 2009
The script at this point read that Federer breaks serve early in the fourth set and wins the U.S. Open. Del Potro had other ideas and saved break points in his first two service games of the fourth set. Another tiebreak was upon both players and del Potro took advantage of a Federer double fault to win again on a single mini-break. Despite saving a break point when serving at 2-0 in the fifth set, del Potro basically dominated the final frame of play.
June 14th, 2009
Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.
July 12th, 2008
I tried to determine the toughest draws conquered at the respective events since the start of the 1988 season. The Australian Open did not have 1 draw that jumped out at me. The U.S. Open had several draws that stood out as quite difficult for the champion to navigate (1992, 1994, 1998, 2002). At any rate, these are the 4 draws I selected. Tell me and the rest of the Tennis-x readers what other draws were exceptionally deep and rough.
June 22nd, 2008
There’s an old saying that a cornered animal is a dangerous animal. And right now I get the feeling that Roger Federer is that cornered animal, but is he really still dangerous?
June 6th, 2008
Sucks to be a tennis fan in the U.S. today. On arguably one of the most appealing semifinal lineups of the year live coverage from the French Open today is non-existent here in the U.S.
April 15th, 2008
Sayonara North America hardcourts. Hello, European clay. For the Americans, it’s a time of anguish, when even such simple matters as making a phone call or ordering dinner exacerbate the tensions of playing on a less than familiar surface.