This is a good analysis of the physics behind why Roddick has the fastest serve on tour. Thanks to Bob Prichard at the Somax Performance Institute for forwarding this along.
(click images in this post for larger views) Tying Pete Sampras’ 14 slam titles, and with a career grand slam under his belt (only the 6th man in history to do that – Sampras never won the French), Roger Federer is now, undeniably, the best tennis player – ever! Federer beat Robin Söderling (6-1, 7-6,
(click on images in post for larger view) In yet another lack-luster women’s grand slam final, the world’s number 1, and my current women’s favourite, Dinara Safina, was soundly beaten by Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-2. This is Kuznetsova’s second grand slam title (the first being the 2004 U.S. Open). Safina has still not won a
Once again I’m posting pictures of the designer sneakers worn by Rafael Nadal at the 2009 Australian Open. As always, the bull logo appears on the left shoe with ‘Rafa’ on the right. Now that he has won an Aussie Open, we can expect an Aussie Open trophy on next year’s sneakers! I am astonished
[Click images for larger views.] Nadal def. Federer: Nadal won his first major on a hard court while denying Federer‘s attempt to match Sampras’ 14 major record. This marks the first time a Spaniard has won the Aussie Open. The high level of play we saw in the 2008 Wimbledon final continued into the
Below is a roundup of my thoughts and observations concerning the first week matches at the 2009 Australian Open. Click on the photos below to view full-sized versions. Men’s Singles Nadal Tweaks his Game & His Outfit: Number 1 seeded Nadal has changed his service stance (a little more open, left leg further back