ATP 2011 Review, Nos. 11-20

Andy was bit by the injury bug again.

This is largely a veteran group, with only two players under the age of 24 and a slew 26 or older. Only two men, Del Potro and Roddick have won majors, and none made it to the final four a major in 2012.

11. JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: My expectations for the Argentine were too high in 2011 as I expected him to return to his 2009 US Open winning form by mid summer. He did not, although despite two tight losses to Ferrer and Nadal in the Davis Cup final, he did show a lot more confidence and accuracy both off the ground and with his serve at year


Federer is really an underdog this time.

Djokovic and Nadal Miles Ahead of Field Murray, Federer, DelPo Capable, but Longshots

Two men stand out here, and we all know who they are. If anyone other than Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal reaches the final it will be a stunning development unless one of both of them are hurt.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Djokovic has never reached the final at Roland Garros and totally choked against Jurgen Melzer last year, but in so many ways we may well toss out his entire career prior to the 2010 US Open when he really picked up steam and nearly won the tournament, falling to Rafa Nadal in the final. Jump to December 2010 and the man hasn

Madrid Semis: Rafa downs inspired Roger; to meet Djokovic


Azarenka to play Kvitova in final

Roger Federer played about as well as he

Nadal Injured & Falls, Murray to Face Ferrer

MELBOURNE – It could have been delicious, wonderful rematch between two of the most colorful and competent players of the past seven years. But Andy Murray and Rafa Nadal will not meet up again at the Aussie Open as No. 1 Nadal didn

Business As Usual on Men’s Side, Until Dolgopolov


Who Can Stop the Rafa Slam?

The following is my top 10 picks in order for which men will fare the best at the AussieOpen, which is not totally based on ranking.


The Spaniard has been ill but should be fine by the time he strikes the first ball in Melbourne. Rod Laver Arena is a bit slower than the US Open and that will play more in Nadal