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Todd’s Tennis Takes – I.W. R16 Preview, Part 1

March 12, 2013

      We’ve come up to some juicy matchups in the men’s lower half of the draw in the Round of 16, headlined by an extreme case of opposites attracting – Nadal vs. Gulbis. Nadal leads 4-0, but lost one set to Gulbis in each of their first three encounters, including on the clay of […]

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 Wimbledon Preview

June 24, 2012

Nadal took the 2nd slam slam of the year, beating Djokovic in the French final in 4 very wet sets. This was the first time in history the same two men met in four straight slam finals. It also broke Nadal’s streak of 3 straight slam final losses to Djoker. Nadal was a heavy favorite […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – Wimby Semis All Set

June 30, 2011

The epic upset, from down two sets, is in the books, and only 1 of the Big 4 has failed to keep his date with destiny, Federer going down to a dominating, aggressive Tsonga…powering his way to breaks in 3 straight sets after spotting Fed the 2-0 lead, playing horribly in a 2nd set tiebreaker. […]