Here we go! Welcome to a New Year and tune-up time for the 2012 Australian Open… In Perth, it was Denmark vs. the U.S. at the Hopman Cup. Mardy Fish won a 3-setter over Frederik Nielsen in the opener, Caroline Wozniacki took just 2-sets to defeat Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the women’s singles event, then Mardy […]
Toothpaste and Orange Juice – Peanut Butter and Ranch Dressing – Barbeque in the Mosque. All combinations that simply don’t fly…like “White Dudes and Flash Mob.” Here in Doha, the latter was attempted this week.
The Opening Ceremonies for the Doha 2011 Arab Games here in Qatar aren’t until Friday evening; however the Team Competition has already begun with Tennis at Khalifa Stadium. Today, on center court – we watched the guys from Kuwait crush Qatar; then witnessed a blood bath where Egypt walked all over the team from Iraq. Out […]
He’s ba-ack…and fired-up for 2012! After Roger Federer’s frustrating year, finishing the season without a Grand Slam Title for the first time since 2002; he capped-off 2011 by winning his 100th career final at the ATP World Tour Finals. One-hundred career finals is astonishing itself, but to own a 70% winning percentage…that is epic. With his 6-3, […]
Two tough losses for Rafael Nadal at the O2 in London this week – an hour-long spanking from Roger Federer, followed by a tough three-set loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday. For the second time in five appearances, Rafa is out before the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals in London…and questioning his passion for […]
With word of new, expansive drug tunnels found along the border with California and Mexico, it’s encouraging to hear that even Venus Williams is ready to take on the cartels. She’ll be in Columbia next week for an exhibition with sister Serena, followed by a trip to Milan to take-on Flavia Pannetta and Francesca Schiavone… […]