Roger Federer – What makes him so good?

All tennis fans know who Roger Federer is but how many truly understand why so many proclaim he is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time)? One way to assess this is to look at some statistics. As Federer is inching closer and closer to that point that all Federer fans fear (retirement) I thought it [see more]

The path and payoff to pro sports stardom

I recently learned where Federer has signed on with clothing sponsor Uniqlo for a reported $300 million dollars. Nike was given the opportunity to match and they declined. I think when the average fan sees these kinds of things they immediately have the wrong impression that maybe they missed their calling–they mistakenly think they might [see more]

The Maestro continues to impress

Roger Federer continues to defy the odds with an impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in Rotterdam, defeating the Bulgarian 6-2, 6-2 to take the title. You can see the details HERE   After becoming the #1 player in the world and compiling an impressive 97 titles overall, he now stands just 12 away from Jimmy [see more]

Murray’s comeback troubles continue

Courtesy The Guardian A crestfallen Andy Murray withdrew at the last minute from the Brisbane International on Tuesday, then cast serious doubt on his immediate future when he revealed he is considering surgery to mend his troublesome right hip. His chances of playing in the Australian Open, less than a fortnight away, are negligible. After [see more]

Challenge Question

Recently I was approached by former WTA player Brenda Schultz McCarthy who has a training facility near me. She brought in 2 Babolat Pure Drives belonging to #1 Virginia Tech player Francesca Fusinato for stringing and customization. Fusi was requesting that I string and add 22 grams of weight to each racquet and since I [see more]

Boris Becker’s Fall

Modal Trigger Boris BeckerGetty Images Boris Becker had it all — six grand-slam tennis titles, models hanging off his arm and luxury houses all over the world. At the height of his career, the German ace had amassed a reported $63 million in prize money and sponsorships, but now the man once known as “Boom [see more]

Unfortunately, age has no favorites

After a remarkable run to the final and a thrilling 5 set loss to Federer, Nadal is feeling the after effects of just how grueling a 7 match slam can be. While the mind may be willing, the body may not be and in this case, Nadal’s doctors are urging him to rest before competing [see more]

Upstarts wreak havoc for top women in Sydney

From ESPN Russian teen Daria Kasatkina has confirmed she will be one to watch at the Australian Open, tuning up with an impressive straight-sets win over world No.1 Angelique Kerber at the Sydney International. Kasatkina was far too composed in her second meeting with Kerber, who won grand slams in Melbourne and New York last year to [see more]

Being Sir or being #1 Murray seeks his place among elite

From ESPN Off the court, Sir Andy Murray already stands above the other members of the Big Four. However much their respective fanbases may wish it to be so, Federer will never be Sir Roger, Nadal will never be introduced as Sir Rafa and Djokovic will never go by the title of Sir Novak. And now, over [see more]

Murray falls to Djokovic in Qatar Final

From ESPN Andy Murray’s hopes of a first title of 2017 ended in disappointment as he suffered a dramatic three-set defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Qatar Open. Defending champion Djokovic appeared to be heading for a straight sets win in Doha, but Murray saved three match points before taking the tie to a [see more]