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Todd’s Tennis Takes – Indian Wells Preview

March 5, 2013

         Two months into the season comes one of the biggest events of the year – Indian Wells. All the best men & women arrive in the Southern California desert to play at a top notch facility and earn some big ranking points, prize money, and recognition before April comes and the […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – Wimbledon Rnd of 16 Update

July 1, 2012

The first week is done, packed full of highlights to note before we preview Monday’s 8 Mens matches – the Nadal upset, Isner disappointment, Berdych loss, and even two stories from the women’s side that were so compelling, I’ve decided to break the Todd’s Tennis Takes ‘no women’s tennis’ policy and mention them. The Nadal […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – 2012 French Open Preview

May 22, 2012

TTT – French Open Preview The ATP Tour has just about wrapped up the April/May clay tune-up season, leading to the ultimate red clay event – Roland Garros and the French Open. Last year Novak Djokovic came into Paris riding a 37 match win streak to open the year, only to have it – and […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – Djoker Joins Elite

January 30, 2012

Djokovic has joined some greats…and after watching the incredible action and drama unfold in the final, we can see he belongs. This is a list of the only men to have won 5 slams and also finished top 3 in the year end ATP rankings 5 times as well. 5 X 5 Club 5 Slams, […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – 2012 Aussie Semis

January 25, 2012

FAB 4 COME THROUGH We live in an amazing age in men’s tennis, where the top 4 players are completely dominant and consistent, making this the 2nd slam in a row all 4 have made the semis, and the 7th in a row where at least 3 of the 4 have made the final four. […]

Djoker/Nadal – Epic Capper to 2011 US Open

September 13, 2011

If the Djokovic service return down match point at 3-5, 15-40 in the 5th set vs. Federer was the signature shot of the tournament, then yesterday’s Djoker/Nadal final was the signature match for this era’s style of accurate, heavy, bludgeoning groundstrokes. Some of the most amazing rallies in the history of the sport were on […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – Simon vs. Isner Analysis, 4th Rnd

September 8, 2011

The odds-makers find Simon to be a 4:5 favorite in this match, while I would put the line at 4:7…here’s why. (incidentally, the two have never played each other before…surprising). First of all, the most basic reason – Simon is the much better all-around player of the two.  The Frenchman is a far better mover […]

TTT – US Open Update, 1 Week In

September 4, 2011

One week in and there have been a few interesting developments at Flushing Meadows so far. Monfils Out – The Dominique Wilkins of the ATP Tour, the 25 yr old Frenchman crashed out in the 2nd round to former US Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero (2003, l. to Roddick) in 5 sets. Monfils, who made the QFs last […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – 2011 US Open Preview

August 28, 2011

The last slam is upon us and here’s my TTT preview…not quite as thorough as past slam previews, but enough to whet your tennis appetite. Djokovic is still a heavy favorite after winning Wimbledon and Montreal and making the final in Cincinnati since his upset loss to Fed at the French 3 months ago. He […]

Where Does Djokovic Stand?

July 5, 2011

It’s time to start pondering Novak’s place among tennis greats, now that he has 3 slams, 2 slam R-ups, a 48 – 1 record this year, and is clearly the best tennis player in the world, during Nadal’s reign (10 slams and counting), and while Fed is still formidable, though clearly far below the dominant player he […]