Author: James Beck

Roger Federer’s 19th Major Is In The Record Book

James Beck- 16/07/2017

Roger Federer (zimbio.com) While most of men's tennis' top echelon appears to be in disarray, Roger Federer marches on to more record Grand Slam titles. ...

Four Points Decided The Wimbledon Women’s Championship

James Beck- 16/07/2017

Venus Williams (zimbio.com) Venus Williams appeared to be on the verge of taking control of another Wimbledon championship. Little did she know that the next ...

Rafa Was At His Best Against Stan

James Beck- 11/06/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) How does Rafa Nadal maintain his concentration on his serve when perspiration is constantly dropping from his nose onto the red clay? ...

From Iva Majoli To Jelena Ostapenko

James Beck- 11/06/2017

Jelena Ostapenko (zimbio.com) Two decades ago, there was another Jelena Ostapenko. Iva Majoli, too, was 19 years old when she showed up at Roland Garros. ...

Roger’s 18 Might Stand The Test Of Time

James Beck- 29/01/2017

Roger Federer pictured with the Australian Open trophy (zimbio.com) Even if Roger Federer happens to retire from tennis at age 35, he isn't likely to ...

A Simple Match Of Greatness And History

James Beck- 28/01/2017

Serena Williams celebrates winning the 2017 Australian Open (image via zimbio.com) With different names, this Australian Open women's final would have been just another Grand ...

Grigor Dimitrov Gave Nadal All He Could Handle

James Beck- 27/01/2017

Grigor Dimitrov celebrates winning the fourth set in his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal on day 12 of the 2017 Australian Open (source: Jack Thomas/zimbio.com) ...

Andy Murray’s And Rafael Nadal’s Loss At The US Open Are Troubling

James Beck- 10/09/2016

Rafael Nadal (image via zimbio.com) NEW YORK -- Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal have a great deal in common. Yes, they have been regarded as ...

Will Wimbledon champion Andy Murray now impact Novak Djokovic’s legacy?

James Beck- 10/07/2016

Novak Djokovic already regrets, of course, that he wasn't able to be in Sunday's Wimbledon final, and to have a chance to gain another step ...

Serena Williams’ Serve Was The Difference In The Wimbledon Final

James Beck- 09/07/2016

Angelique Kerber had to play a perfect match in Saturday's women's final to even have a chance to win this Wimbledon. She came close to ...

Sky Within Novak’s Reach; Murray Is Just A Toy In The Joker’s Box

James Beck- 05/06/2016

The sky is still the limit for Novak Djokovic. He didn't just defeat Andy Murray in Sunday's French Open final. The Serbian Wonder crushed Murray. ...

Garbine Muguruza Looks Like Serena’s Replacement

James Beck- 05/06/2016

Garbine Muguruza of Spain walks out onto court prior to the Ladies Singles final match on day fourteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland ...

Surprise: Rafael Nadal Has Found His Fight

James Beck- 25/04/2016

Everyone seemed to be saying Rafa Nadal was washed up. I even was leaning that way a few months ago. Everyone appears to have underestimated ...

Angelique Kerber’s Softer Game Just Enough to Conquer Superwoman

James Beck- 31/01/2016

James Beck discusses Angelique Kerber's win at the 2016 Australian Open and how her softer game has managed to surprise World No.1 Serena Williams in ...

Novak Djokovic Makes Aussie Final Look Like A Rerun

James Beck- 31/01/2016

It's beginning to look like a rerun each time Novak Djokovic takes to the court. Just more of the same. Precision shot-making, extraordinary quickness. And ...

Novak Djokovic: Almost Unbeatable At Top Of His Game

James Beck- 28/01/2016

Novak Djokovic plays a forehand in his semi final match against Roger Federer during day 11 of the 2016 Australian Open. (Source: Cameron Spencer/Zimbio.com) BY ...

How Novak Djokovic Not Only Overcame Roger Federer, But Also the U.S. Fans

James Beck- 16/09/2015

By James Beck,   NEW YORK – The last U.S. Open without a complete roof was an overwhelming success. The rain started as soon as the ...

Nadal’s latest meltdown adds serious doubt about his future

James Beck- 08/09/2015

  Fans of Rafa Nadal are more puzzled than ever about their hero's future as one of the greats of the game. Even if Nadal ...