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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 […]

NBA Awards 1/23/13

January 23, 2013

Tuesday Night Action It was a PG battle supreme in Cleveland where Rajon Rondo and the Celtics went up against Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers. It was tight throughout the 4th Q, but eventually Irving took over, scoring 11 pts in the last 2 & a half minutes to lead the Cavs to a 95-90 win. He ended up […]

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, […]

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 […]