Archive for the ‘Wimbledon’ Category

Shrieking In Tennis Is Out Of Control, So What Should Be Done?

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Grunting, or shrieking, is back in the news again because it's Wimbledon time and Maria Sharapova is dominating again. Sharapova, if you didn't know, regularly shrieks when she hits the ball, often at a noise level above 100 decibels. That's pretty freaking loud, in case you aren't sure. Okay, so ...

Get Ready For The Longest Rematch Ever

Friday, June 17th, 2011

It's not often that a first-round match at a Major Championship draws the attention of the sports world. Heck, it's not often that a first-round match draws the attention of the tennis world. But last year John Isner and Nicolas Mahut did just that. And now they're set to do ...

Missed It By That Much

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Andy Roddick was slapped around by Fate once again at the Wimbledon final. In several other eras, he'd be a very, very dominant player, but he's had the misfortune of being in his prime during the Roger Federer Era. He doesn't even get to be second bannana because of Rafael ...

Tale Of The Tape: Venus vs. Serena

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Across the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, there will be a Fourth of July fireworks show perhaps better than anything we’ll see here Stateside. Americans Venus and Serena Williams will battle it out yet again for the Wimbledon championship, marking the fourth time the sisters have met in the final at the All ...

Who Gave Vince Spadea A Microphone?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Vince Spadea is an American tennis player. He's 34-years old, has won just one ATP singles title (Scottsdale in 2004), desperately needs a new mug shot and is currently ranked 113th in the world. His highest world ranking was No. 18, which he reached in Feb. 2005. His career mark ...

This Bud’s For You

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

It was the best match in the history of tennis. It's entertainment value far exceeded that of "Godfather." Cancer patients who watched the Wimbledon final were cured. Even Chuck Norris wept.The match was so good Bud Collins got hard without thinking about "Velvet Goldmine" or using Viagra.You get the point. ...

Will 2008 Be The Greatest Year in The History of Sport?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Generally, if I am awake before 9 a.m. on a Sunday, it is not with the anticipation that something awesome is about to happen when I turn on the TV.This Sunday was no exception, as I tuned into Wimbledon only to watch Rafael Nadal easily take the first two sets ...