By Brian Coleman
Many top players in the world have already made coaching changes ahead of the 2017 season. (Credit photo to Getty Images/aronaze) The 2016 tennis season is all but over for the ATP and WTA Tour, and that means players are beginning their preparation for the 2017 campaign, and for many of them, that...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Andy Murray is the world's number one for 2016, and no one is arguing … not even Novak Djokovic who said after losing the Tour Finals in London, "Andy is definitely number one in the world." Well no one except for the venerable magazine Newsweek with the article " HOW TENNIS'S FLAWED RANKING SYSTEM...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Should I play high school tennis? It's a question that every highly-ranked player confronts (along with should I attend school or should I be home-schooled?). It wasn't always this way … Once upon a time in a tennis universe far away, almost every top player attended and competed for their high...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
WTA CEO Steve Simon has proposed that professional tennis singles match scoring be modified to include no-ad scoring and third set "super tie-breakers similar to the changes made in doubles so that match length will be shorter and more predictable. The world's number one player Novak Djokovic has...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Facility and grounds Really like the ultra-modern, spacious look. It's almost hard to recognize the new steel, glass and tension fabric facility from its former "concrete jungle" motif. It's what I always envisioned the U.S. Open of the future would look like. Grade: A Covered stadium No rainouts,...Read more
By Brian Coleman
Novak Djokovic advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals on Tuesday night, marking the 10 th straight year that the Serb finds himself in the final four in Flushing Meadows. But once again, the world number one did it without having to play a full match, building a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
The U.S. Open is a great event, and we are blessed to be so close to the action, but a trip to the Open can be hot, crowded and expensive. To best enjoy the Open, it's useful to know how to negotiate the experience and here are a few suggestions. 1. Dress for the weather While the new Arthur Ashe...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
The Wimbledon Championships have been over for a week, so it's time for some reflection. It's a bit interesting that the new Men's Champion is defined mostly by defense and the new Women's Champion by incredible offense. It would seem that the power gap between the men's and women's game is getting...Read more
By Brian Coleman
World number 20 Gilles Simon lost to 37th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday, but it was his comments afterwards that were the real story. The rain has been a factor through the first few days of Wimbledon, as many matches were either suspended or postponed due to...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Serena Williams lost in the finals of the 2016 French Open to 22-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, 7-5, 6-4, depriving the American of tying Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 majors. While many consider that Serena's current accomplishments merit her the title of "Best Ever," a 22nd major and...Read more
By Brian Coleman
The French Open has reached its second week, but not without its share of frustrations. Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament before it started, and last week, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal withdrew as well. But it has been Mother Nature and the tournament’s handling of it which has drawn...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Rafael Nadal is mad as hell at Roselyne Bachelot, the former French Health Minister over allegations that he is a "doper," and he's not going to take it anymore. Nadal recently filed a lawsuit and penned an open letter addressed to ITF President David Haggerty asking the organization to "Please...Read more