On my daily Twitter sweep, I noticed a piece on ESPN discussing the current ATP and WTA tour ranking system and whether another prominent version can viably replace it. The Universal Tennis Rating, already popular and widely implemented at junior levels in the States works on an algorithm. Taking a players last 30 matches into […]Read More OPINION: Ranking system ripe for change?
Having recently discovered the excellent Tennismash earlier today I stumbled across a debate therein on Federer’s decision to skip the clay season once again. It brings up alot of excellent points which I hadn’t considered before and is well worth a read. What should the Swiss prioritise? Is a ninth Wimbledon crown so much more […]Read More OPINION: Weighing in on Federer’s clay season skip
Today’s official announcement from camp Djokovic of the struggling Serb’s split with Andre Agassi comes to little surprise. Even if the partnership had been during more fruitful times, it never seemed a natural marriage. The mentor too radical and the player – one imagines – too eager to stick with what worked so well for […]Read More OPINION: Doomed Agassi and Novak pairing was never believable
Tennis balls are yellow, not green. C’mon people.Read More OPINION: Wading into the colour debate
Sorry USTA, but your 50 year anniversary celebrations are likely to be ever so slightly tarnished by the frankly lame new tournament logo unveiled this week. Clearly the brief was to adopt a more modern l, minimal look and certainly one could argue that the old design was a little dated for reason I can’t […]Read More OPINION: New US Open logo is a dud.
Next week sees the refreshingly different/shameless cash-in Tiebreak Tens tournament return, this time in the fitting arena of Madison Square Garden. The stellar line up of current players and a few retirees sprinkled about – all contributing to a list designed to appeal to as many demographics worldwide – has some mouth-watering names. Strangely, some […]Read More OPINION: Marion may find it tougher than she thinks back on tour
This won’t be a popular one, but it’s called opinion for a reason. Boris Becker kept up his knack of questionable comments when he yesterday claimed that tennis needs Andy Murray’s return. Now, yes the former world number one is a sudden superb player and deserves to be mentioned amongst the big 3, but can […]Read More OPINION: Sorry Boris but tennis doesn’t need Andy as much as you think