So I finally have a minute to breathe between the end of Roland Garros and getting ready for Wimbledon, and I thought I’d stop by here since it’s been awhile. The French Open was certainly a blast, and full of amazing tennis – even though the two people holding the Championship Trophies at the end were anything but surprises. Nadal won a Grand Slam in just about as domination fashion as one could imagine, and Sharapova cemented her comeback into the top echelon of the sport with her win. Going into Wimbledon, it would not surprise me in the least if both prevailed again. What did surprise me in Paris? Let’s see: Isner exiting early (although Mathieu winning was definitely a feel good story), Serena losing in the 1st Round, other American women going 10-0 in the first round, Andy Roddick not making a deeper run (kidding, obviously), Federer not taking at least a set from Djokovic, and I think my two favorite stories were two guys on the opposite ends of their careers (Tommy Haas & David Goffin) winning multiple matches. What do other people have to say about Roland Garros & more? Read below.
Peter Bodo gives some Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down for Paris.
The mighty trio have won 28 of the past 29 Grand Slams…one will probably win the next as well.
Djokovic coming so close to holding all 4 Slam Titles at once begs this question to be asked.
Greg Garber offers some advice to Serena.
Not one, not two, not three…FIFTY thoughts on Roland Garros from Jon Wertheim. Definitely worth the read…
How will Novak recover? That’s just one question Bruce Jenkins answers.
Wertheim also gives us a mailbag this week!
A little break from analysis…here is some Lob instruction.
Finally, an early Wimbledon Video Preview!