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Steven White's Articles – August 2012 Archive (5)

Roger Federer: Raking it in!

Total prize money at this year’s U.S. Open will be a record $25.5 million with the men’s and women’s champions collecting $1.9 million apiece. But the real action is off the court, where elite tennis players jockey for multimillion dollar endorsement deals and lucrative exhibition fees.

Younger rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have challenged…

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Added by Steven White on August 28, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Novak Djokovic: Why the Reigning US Open Champion Will Win in Flushing Again

Perhaps he’s not yet forced Roger Federer to abdicate his throne as the king of the hard courts, but Novak Djokovic is certainly capable—and worthy—of wearing the crown. He will prove that once again when he wins his second major of the year—and second consecutive US Open.

It’s fair to point to Djokovic’s struggles in 2012—he lost in the semifinals at Wimbledon, he failed to…

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Added by Steven White on August 26, 2012 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Stosur Out to Prove U.S. Open Win Was No Fluke

Australian Samantha Stosur vowed on Saturday to prove her stunning victory over Serena Williams in last year's U.S. Open final was no fluke.…

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Added by Steven White on August 25, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

What To Make of Andy Murray’s Olympic Gold?

Previously posted on Drop Shot Dispatch

Conventional wisdom has often suggested that Andy Murray’s game doesn’t translate well enough to best-of-five matches for him to win a Slam.

Indeed, Murray has won eight best-of-three Masters 1000 events with draws just as difficult as he faces at Slams, but has won just one paltry set in his four Grand Slam finals.

But at the…

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Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Olympic Tennis Wrap Up: 10 Takeaways

Previously posted on TennisAbides

  1. Serena Williams adds to her sublime legacy with decisive gold medals in singles and doubles.  Serena has career Golden Slams in singles and doubles now.  Fodder for a GOAT debate?
  2. Speed Kills – Andy Murray took a huge step by winning 5 straight sets over Djokovic and Federer en route to a gold medal in singles.  Throw in a silver in mixed doubles and Murray…
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Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 4:12pm — 3 Comments

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