Paris Bercy 11/6/2015 QuarterFinal Match Analysis

This analysis is coming a bit late, the first match between Richard Gasquet and Andy Murray is already underway and they are going the distance in the decider.  Let’s take a quick look at the other matches. Djokovic vs Berdych H2H: Djokovic Leads 19 – 2 Berdych will be entering this match on a six match loosing streak to Djokovic, dating back to 2013. This isn’t helped by the fact that Djokovic has handed the Czech power hitter a nice bagel in []

Little John

Patrick McEnroe once talked about Pete Sampras’s serve as being a heavy ball with what he liked to call “late movement.  It []

Five Thoughts From This Year’s Davis Cup Encounters

If only they played like that at the slams Granted, the U.S Davis Cup opponents happened to be Brazil, but the latter nation is not without talent in the sport and they proved so, erasing a 0 – 2 deficit before succumbing 3 – 2 in the fifth rubber.  One wonders what it is about the Davis Cup atmosphere that makes the U.S men rise to the occasion.  Maybe it’s because this is a country that gravitates towards team sports more so []

Beware The Lance Armstrong Moment

Everything under the sun is eventually revealed. Okay maybe not everything, but eventually most things are.  This one frankly came as no surprise.  I am not an avid follower of cycling, and as such there are only two names I know.  Alberto Contador, and Lance Armstrong.  Both are successful cyclists.  Both have reached the apex of the sport… and both have doped to do it.  One of the stand out moments of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey for me, was when []

The Bull Who Fought Against The god of Perfection

Roddick had the thunderous serve and blistering forehand. Well, at least he had it in the early days. Hewitt had the speed, court brilliance and defensive skills. Safin had everything but a certain mental screw… yet the sheer lethality and power of his game was stagnating. At this time, in the prime of the Fed era, Roger Federer had it all. He was synonymous with the game and it appeared nobody could stop him, including the previously mentioned players. They had everything []