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Day 4–Not Too Sexy A Day

Ok you’ve got Djoko playing and Murray and Izzie and Raonic playing today, but there isn’t a match that stands out and says to me, “Dan, you’ve got...

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“At This Moment, All My Past Acco...

Do you ever want to pull your hair out watching a tennis tournament or two when the same ad appears literally 200 times over a week or two? I mean ...

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Marin Cilic: The Man Who Shocked ...

There are some parallels to Marin Cilic's surprising US Open conquest yesterday to the 2002 Australian Open triumph by Thomas Johansson.Cilic was a...

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The Biofile: Sania Mirza Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: WTA tennis player. Winner of one WTA singles, 2014 US Open mixed doubles champion (with partner Bruno Soares). Her care...

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Did I Predict Nishi in 5 and Djok...

I'm a little chagrined. I admit a tad hurt that no one posted congratulations to me after my last two rounds of picking. You think this is easy? Y...

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Citi Open Commences

I arrive around 3. Hewitt is hitting with Istomin. Paire and Matosevic are with players I can't identify. The Citi Open layout has changed a lot si...

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Day 4–Not Too Sexy A Day

Ok you've got Djoko playing and Murray and Izzie and Raonic playing today, but there isn't a match that stands out and says to me, "Dan, you've got...

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Day 3 Picks

Ok, I haven't been doing very well in my own pick'em competition so I thought I'd change things around a bit and pick the matches after they've bee...

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Daniel, Coric, Jabeur, Rusty Shin...

Michelle Larcher De Brito was beaten by Barbora Krejcikova AND her coach Jana Novotna 76 63. Novotna was doing a lot of coaching especially through...

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The Biofile: Sania Mirza Interview

By Scoop MalinowskiStatus: WTA tennis player. Winner of one WTA singles, 2014 US Open mixed doubles champion (with partner Bruno Soares). Her caree...

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Whoa…Paire and Karlovic almost th...

Benoit Paire and Dr. Ivo Karlovic had a marathon battle. The good doctor prevailed on a chilly DC night on the far out court 76 67 76. The fun bega...

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Who Can Beat Me?

    If you read this blog, you know I don’t like to boast. But how about giving me some loving for my two picks yesterday: Wawa taking down Robredo...

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What To Make of Women’s Tennis?

I caught just a little of both matches today, the women's semis day at the Open. When I turned into the Peng-Wozniaki match, it was 7-6, 4-3, 30-al...

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How Come They Don’t Write Books L...

I was going through some of my old emails and I came across some of the entries to "Break Point" that I wrote with Vince Spadea back in 2005, and h...

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McGee Is Out of the U.S. Open, Bu...

Court 13 was spilling over with believers when James McGee of Ireland and Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakstan, ambled onto the court around 2 p.m tod...

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Citi Open Day One Thoughts

By Peter Bean HawkinsAs a current Federal Government professional and "part-time" aspiring writer I had the good fortune to link up with author and...

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The Biofile: Tommy Robredo Interv...

This is the first interview I ever did with Tommy Robredo, it was in 2004 at the US Open player lounge café, I still remember this interview becaus...

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The Biofile: Sam Groth Interview

Status: ATP # 104.First Tennis Memory: I grew up in a country town which is on the New South Wales and Victorian border in Australia. I remember I...

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Day 6–Kyrgios & Burgos Get Tested...

I assume Izzie and Qball are the only two American men still left. I don't know if Smyczek won or lost, but I'm assuming he lost. When looking at m...

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Day 5–The Tourney Has Taken On a ...

It's interesting how a tournament, particularly a slam, starts taking on this life of its own. At first, for those who attend the Qualis, it's all ...

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