The "Gran Willy" corner
Roland Garros by Vilas
In general, I don't make predictions, it seems to me more logical to analyse how is the circuit, how it comes in the last few months and try to figure it outwho is in better form. Nobody will discover anything if says that Nadal is always a candidate to win in Paris. His records in the tournament are out of the question. He won in Monte Carlo and Barcelona and he did not play badly in Madrid and Rome. He found himself with much of his power. He never is influenced by external opinions an ...
The golden eras of tennis always with three players
I am looking an interesting moment in world tennis, especially in the last two years. Among men, there is a bad guy who comes back with everything to try to take advantage of those who begin to falter in the group of top players. Those below, the ones who play better, they are all on fire and more focus against the top. They are attentive to a bad day or a bad streak. I think we will see several new players who will be added this year. It is attractive to observe that one or another may beco ...
Australian Open, a tournament with several extra condiments
I played for first time the Australian Open in 1977. It is true that took me quite time to participate on it, because my background on grass was very good since I won the Masters in 1974, but for reasons of calendar I could not play until three years later. I was not wrong, since I lost at the final - my second in Grand Slam - with the American Roscoe Tanner. Still, I was not satisfied because, among other strategic errors, I did not prepare myself enough; before playing, I practice ...
Novak performed again a great season and that indicates that the successes he obtained before were not casual. In recent years he has solidified his game and in this 2015 he has exploded. To achieve this he applies a very specific system: he knows attack and defend depending on the problems that he visualised in each match. He knows what to do when a match gets complicated and he is able to reverse the situation. Something very important is that he moves very well on the court, something that ...
Nadal's crossing of the desert
TB Note: Although as today (November 4) Rafael Nadal has won three titles so far this season (Hamburg, Stuttgart and Buenos Aires), in addition to reaching the finals of Madrid, Beijing and Basel, and the semifinals in Shanghai, and achieve his qualification for the Masters, this session will mean for him the first since 2004 that has failed to win one Grand Slam title, and the first in which it has fallen to tenth place in the world rankings, the lowest of his story from the April 18, 2005 (11) ...