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King of Clay Gets 12 French Opens
The King of Clay has once more proven to be simply too much for all takers in this year’s 2019 French Open. Props to Dominic Thiem for putting forth his best effort in the final but unfortunately just couldn’t find a solution down the stretch. Both Thiem and Rafa move incredibly well, however, the way that Nadal kept mixing up the patterns and variating angles and spins, kept Thiem guessing much of the match.
It was obvious throughout the match that Rafa was holding a dominant Inside-In to Thiem’s backhand on the ad court which exposed Thiem far too often. Of course, it didn’t help the fact that Thiem had to go through Djokovic in five sets to get to the final either.
Now here Rafa sits with 18 Grand Slam titles at age 32 – That’s only two behind Roger Federer and five years younger. So the question is – Can Rafa win two more majors to tie Federer before his body slows down? Will Fed be able to extend his Grand Slam titles before he retires? Let me know your thoughts and send me your questions.
It’s fascinating to see how consistent some of the men in our sport have been over the years. No doubt that Roger Federer, Djokovic and Nadal have more than dominated our sport for the past 15yrs. It will be interesting to see how the next generation starts to take over as the veteran careers come to a close. My vote on the next #1 player of the NextGen will be Stefanos Tsitsipas (The Greek). What are your thoughts?
The next DHTC adult singles ladder will start July 22, 2019. Registration is now open and the deadline date for entry is July 14, 2019. Players compete against other players within their assigned group and receive points for playing a match. Following the 12 week rotation period, all of the players from each group who have successfully completed 6 matches will be combined and placed in a tournament draw (compass) for the remaining 6 week period of time. These matches are played weekly with winners and losers moving into separate brackets. Click link to register. https://dhtenniscenter.org/activities/singles-ladder/
Fun, Fitness, and Friends. USTA Junior Team Tennis brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. It’s a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose. For more information for the fall 2018 season call the tennis center (949)240-2104.
You are invited to participate in Coach Mike Story’s 2018 US Open Racquet Bracket!
The person with the most points at the end of the tournament gets a free private AND group tennis lesson.