“Opportunity” had to be the single most used (and perhaps overused) word of this year’s US Open. And certainly no one is to blame for doing so considering what took place in New York, even before the tournament started. Ultimately, while the men’s and women’s singles finals proved anti-climatic, the respective champions earned satisfying and well-deserved wins, even if one was a complete surprise and the other, though not a surprise, added yet another impressive chapter in a legendary career.
Who will win Wimbledon, is of course, the biggest question in sport right now as the 131st Championships is about to commence this Monday. But before we find out that answer, there are a myriad of other questions that will also be answered throughout the two weeks, some of which will have a huge impact of the entire tennis season moving forward, once the final “Game, Set, Match” is declared.
The 2016 US Open opened with a new roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium and closed two weeks later with two new singles champions. With neither top seed claiming the title, and with at least one Number One ranking changing hands, the question remains if this is the start of a new era, or merely a brief time out in what has been almost near domination by two of the sport’s biggest stars.
The US Open starts next week. The last major of the season is looking ahead to the future with a mixture of excitement and perhaps, reluctance. While the long awaited and much needed roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is now in place ready for use, New York’s favorite player won’t be there to play underneath it. Continue reading
Roland Garros is just days away. With a lot riding for many players heading into the second major of the year, here are some of the big questions still lingering after the European clay court swing. Continue reading
Another Wimbledon is now in the history books, especially this year’s edition that saw several players achieve more significant chapters to their already legendary careers. Plus, we saw a few young players take the next step in their careers while others took quite a noticeable stumble Here’s some final thoughts on the memorable fortnight. Continue reading
“Obviously today I’m not as good as I (was).” – Rafael Nadal.
“You cannot take away the past 10 years…He is still the favorite to me,” Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal.
It’s odd to think of Roland Garros as unfamiliar territory for Rafael Nadal. After all, the Spanish star has won the title nine times in his career and enters this year as defending champion. Yet the next few weeks could provide the most certainty, and uncertainty, of his career. Continue reading