Normally at the end of each year, I write up a best and worst list of all things tennis. For a lot of reasons, mostly lack of time, I’ve decided to just write a more concise year-end review with my thoughts on the players, matches, and off-court events that stood out the most to me in 2017.
A new year brings a new tennis season, and with it, the promise of exciting matches and intriguing storylines. Organizers of the Australian Open are hoping both will be in abundance during the two-week long first Grand Slam of the year. While defending champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber will be hoping to repeat as winners, the by far massive sentimental favorite is just happy to be back playing, along with everybody else who follows the sport.
2016 in the tennis world was a year full of change and surprise. Here’s a quick look back at those players and highlights that stood out the most in this most memorable of years.
Top of the Charts
2016 was indeed a year of change including at the top of the tennis rankings. With breakthough, and career changing seasons, Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray closed out the year both as year-end No.1s.
Since the clock is close to running out on 2015, here’s a very quick look back at the players and moments that stood out to me the most this year. Continue reading
Profanity, swearing, and obscenities flowed with free abandon from players and spectators alike at this year’s Australian Open. Not only verbally, but likely inside the heads of many as certain matches reached their conclusion. No wonder Kim Sears earned rave reviews for modeling a “Parental Advisory” t-shirt during the men’s final. Sometimes the whole event felt like it was being played for two weeks with AC/DC as its soundtrack from start to finish. Continue reading