Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Third Year Anniversary of Timeless Tennis

Timeless Tennis is 3 years old!

It's been 3 years, almost 300 posts, and over 60,000 page views, and my Blog is still going strong. 

It's committed to the idea that the art of tennis teaches, inspires, and offers insights from history, and lessons for life.

The court of tennis is like the canvas of life - reflecting battles, challenges, defeats and victories. 

And showcasing the whole range of human passions - courage, despair, fear, and hope and so much more.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me.

All the best in things tennis and otherwise. 

Happy Holidays!

Video: Timeless Tennis - Third Year Anniversary
Music: One Republic "Good Life"

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic Wins 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

London, England - November 12, 2012

In the year-end finish of the tennis season, Novak Djokovic (No. 1 SER) defeated Roger Federer (No. 2, SUI) in straight sets for the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title at the O2 Arena in London, 7-6 (6), 7-5.

Federer sprinted to an early lead, only to be quickly blunted by the hard-charging Serb.

Remarked Djokovic, "I've experienced his aggressivity [before], really trying to put his mark on the match." 

This time Djokovic was ready with all the answers. 

Said Federer after the match, "You have to get over the finish line in the set, and obviously at the match. He was better at that today."

It was Djokovic's second year-end title at the annual Masters championship, where the top eight players finish the tennis season.

"I believe that this year [2012] has been even more successful for me [than the last]."

The same can be said for the tennis season itself in the year 2012 - even better than before.

Congratulations to all the players, fans and supporters of the ATP and professional tour. 

Thank you for a fantastic season!

See you next year!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Evolution of the Modern Forehand - A Tennis Odyssey from Borg to Lendl to Federer

Image: OptimumTennis

Video: Borg Lendl Federer - Forehand's Evolution
By: matteodinenno 
Time: 02:55

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Year-End WTA Championships: Serena wins!

--Istanbul, Turkey on October 28, 2012

Serena Williams (No. 3, USA) defeated Maria Sharapova (No. 2, RUS), 6-4, 6-3, at the season-ending WTA Championships, winning it for the third time.

2012 was a stellar year for Serena. This year she also won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Olympic Gold. 

Serena finishes No. 3 in the world.

Congrats to Serena, Maria, World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and all the players on the WTA tour this year. 

2012 was a fantastic year for women's tennis.

See you next year!