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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 – 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, […]

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. […]

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. […]

Todd’s Tennis Takes – Wimbledon Preview

June 17, 2011

To England we go, after Rafa bagged his Borg-tying 6th French Open trophy in the last 7 years – it took Borg 8 years to get his 6…like Nadal, he won it the first time he played there. On the lawn of Wimbledon, Rafa is the defending champ, after cruising (6-3, 7-5, 6-4) vs. Berdych in the […]

TTT – French Open Update, Day 2

May 23, 2011

Yet another big upset in the men’s draw today, this time Berdych going down to Stephane Robert, a 31 yr qualifier (more on the men’s qualifiers shortly) from France ranked 140th, and playing in only his 7th Grand Slam main draw.  He played the French in 2004, then never played a slam until the Aussie […]

TTT – Indian Wells QFs All Set

March 17, 2011

So we are down to the last 8 at Indian Wells, the first Masters Series event of the year on the ATP Tour. We have some predictable names (Nadal, Fed, Djokovic, Del Potro), and some surprises (Karlovic, Robredo, Gasquet). Let’s look at the 4 matchups: Nadal – Karlovic — The Giant (6’10”) vs the Clay […]