I’ve been watching a lot of tennis. I watched the Tournament in Washington, DC last week and now the Toronto, Roger’s Cup. What is striking me is how the younger players are coming on, and the old super-stars are getting beaten, in some cases quite badly.
I think we are in the middle of a big transition. The older players will soon retire to run their tennis Schools, or to Coach, and the new kids on the block, will take over.
Who are my favorites? Well, I like Alexander Zverev. I also like Stefanos Tsitsipas. Dominic Thiem, Denis Shapovalov, and Karen Khachanov are also men to watch in the future.
On the women’s side, we have Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Jelena Ostapenko and our own two American gals, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys.
Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens
I’m old enough to remember when Andre Agassi was a newbie, and I followed him and his wife Steffi Graf throughout their careers.
I remember being upset when Roger Federer came onto the scene (he is now my favorite player) and began winning and beating all of my previous favorites.
Ah, such is the passage of time. Especially in the sports world, unless you are Tom Brady, of the New England Patriots, and only getting better the older you get.