Friday, 11 April 2014

The Tennis Scene looks promising!!!

 I guess this is a very good time to be a tennis buff . Both the men's and women's tours are brimming with possibilities in what promises to be a great year. Let us just look at what is in store for us, the tennis afficionados

WTA Tour
Ladies first.. The ladies tour is full of competition. Justine Henin looks the most consistent. Her game is beautiful . She plays with artistry. The Williams sisters are as always a big threat and a treat too. Their power game can demolish any opponent on any given day. But they need to focus more on their tennis and keep their off court activities aside for another few years atleast. The 2 glam dolls Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic are the best things to have happened to tennis. Maria has to rank as a very steady player. She handles pressure well. She can dominate the game as long as she stays injury-free. Maria is just 20. Another decade of top flight tennis success awaits her.

 Ivanovic consistently reaches the business end of tournaments. She just needs to develop her killer instinct and mental toughness. Her game is quite solid. Nerves have prevented her from winning Slams till now. There are many more contenders in the game like Jankovic, Chakvetadze, Davenport (The Super Mom) . Our own Sania Mirza has improved a lot. All the Indians are expecting better results from this glamour babe(who can play well too).

 ATP Tour
Roger Federer's domination is being stiffly challenged these days. The rise of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as players of substance, has started putting real pressure on The Fed(Fedex). Rafa remains the king of clay. I believe that Roland Garros shall remain with Rafa for some more time. Fedex ll win Wimbledon, but he ll be stiffly challenged by Rafa, Roddick and Djokovic on grass. In fact Rafa has been getting progressively better on grass.

 Djokovic has risen as a superstar on hardcourts after his triumph in the Aussie Open 2008 and his final appearance in the US Open 2007. He is consistent on all surfaces. But the US Open and the Aussie Open ll be his main playing grounds I guess. Federer's climb towards the summit of Mount Sampras(Pistol Pete) ll become tougher as the years pass by. He is not young, at 26. Nadal and Novak are just 21 and 20, respectively. They might just be the future superstar duo like Sampras and Agassi were. Fedex might still surpass 14 Grand Slams coz of his amazing superiority at Wimbledon and US Open. But unlike the past few years, he has 2 realy tough competitors to his thrown from now on. There are other heavy weights like Roddick,Hewitt,Baghdatis,Safin,Tsonga,Blake,Davydenko etc etc who can cause an upset or two on their day.

All in all it ll be a great feast for all tennis fans. The action can't get better.
Fasten your seat belts and get ready to enjoy the ride of your life!!!