1. After Another Loss to Federer, Where Does Andy Roddick Go From Here?

    One has to wonder about Andy Roddick's psyche right about now. He has to feel like he had the Wimbledon title in his grasp and was about to put Roger Federer in a deep hole of two sets to zero, when the wheels began to come off that wagon...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 5 years ago 510 reads 1 comments

  2. Roddick Deserving of His Good Fortune

    I may be late to the party to write an article about Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, given that the final is about eight hours away and most people in the U.S. are going to be sleeping between now and then...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 5 years ago 329 reads 16 comments

  3. Has Novak Djokovic Peaked?

    Two years ago, when Novak Djokovic won the Montreal hard court event over Federer and then made the finals of the US Open, it was presumed he was the next great tennis player...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 5 years ago 680 reads 29 comments

  4. The Puzzle That Is Tennis' James Blake

    He's a well-spoken, upstanding, talented, and entertaining black man in what has traditionally been a white man's sport. Am I talking about Tiger Woods? No. I'm talking about James Blake...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about 5 years ago 366 reads 3 comments

  5. What Can Be Done About The ATP?

    So Rafael Nadal is out at Wimbledon. Who can blame him? The ATP, that's who. This organization lords over tennis and its participants in a way that seems unsustainable...yet it continues to happen...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 230 reads 3 comments

  6. Orlando Appropriately Acting "Mickey Mouse" for NBA Finals

    I will admit up front three things in writing this article. First, I am not a follower of the NBA for many reasons. Secondly, I live in Orlando. Finally, I'm pulling for L.A...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 140 reads 0 comments

  7. A Tennis Golden Age: Why Are We so Quick to Pass The Torch?

    The above picture is of a former No. 1-ranked player and winner of a Grand Slam title talking to, what most believe, will be a future No. 1-ranked player and winner of a Grand Slam title...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 596 reads 8 comments

  8. Roger Federer: Dropping Out of Halle Tournament

    A few days ago, I wrote an article about Rafael Nadal's knees. I went over what I thought the possibilities were regarding the Uncle Tony comment on maybe skipping Wimbledon and whether or not that was simply gamesmanship...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 1,070 reads 5 comments

  9. Soderling Stands To Make Mucho Dinero from Post-Match Ceremony Speech

    Robin Soderling has gotten a bad rap in the tennis community. Because of this, he has few fans. Today might have changed this somewhat...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 827 reads 2 comments

  10. Rafael Nadal's Knees: What's the Real Story?

    Rafael Nadal's Uncle Tony hinted today on a French radio station that Rafa might be pulling out of not just the Queens Tournament but Wimbledon too. My parents used to tell me, when I was trying to decipher what someone was telling me vs...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 4,965 reads 39 comments

  11. No Need For an Asterisk On Roger Federer's French Open Win

    Everyone is celebrating right now. It would be pounced on by the tennis community if anyone were to naysay Roger Federer's win at Paris today...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 1,036 reads 14 comments

  12. A Rant on NBC's (Lack of) Tennis Coverage

    Is there any wonder why NBC is dead last in the ratings among networks (not counting CW)? CBS, Fox, and ABC are all kicking NBC's butt, and their sports division is dragging behind too...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 729 reads 8 comments

  13. Roger Federer Has Reasons To Be Gaining Confidence At The French Open

    Roger Federer is starting to take on that look. It's the look of confidence he used to wear very naturally. And, for Federer fans, it couldn't come soon enough. Looking beyond mere body language, there are several milestones Federer has now surpassed...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 432 reads 3 comments

  14. Rafael Nadal...Keeping Defeat in Perspective and Pulling for Roger

    See that picture of Nadal? As a favor to his fans, I reached back to Madrid to grab a photo when he wasn't wearing the now cursed pink shirt. People always say "if I were a betting man", I'd do this or that...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 1,340 reads 21 comments

  15. Don't Look Now But Sharapova Could Be Going to the Quarterfinals

    Here's a pleasant surprise for all of the tennis fans that would like to see someone playing on the women's side that possesses a killer instinct and big match skills without the tendency to fade after their 15 minutes are up...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 330 reads 3 comments

  16. Who's Ready for Nadal and Federer French Open Finals IV?

    There's been a lot of chatter about which side of the bracket Djokovic would end up on in the French Open and, if he happened to be on Federer's side, that it spells trouble for Federer...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 818 reads 7 comments

  17. Tennessee Facing Uphill Battle in SEC

    As someone who pays a lot of attention to the SEC, here is Tennessee's football situation from the perspective of someone who isn't wearing the rose tinted glasses of a homer.Urban Meyer will probably not be at Florida for much longer but it won't matter.

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 1,229 reads 15 comments

  18. How the ACC Botched Conference Expansion

    What could have been? That must be what the AD's, presidents, and others at ACC schools are asking themselves when it comes to the conference expansion...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 905 reads 50 comments

  19. Why Djokovic will Not Beat Nadal or Federer in Paris

    There has been a lot of talk on this community about Djokovic's draw at Roland Garros. The truth is...it doesn't matter. Some have called him the second best clay court player. The truth on that is...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 822 reads 19 comments

  20. Nadal Fans: Please stop the excuses

    Open Letter to Rafael Nadal Fans: Rafael is a classy guy that has not been making excuses for himself. Yet, even though he is "leading by example," it hasn't stopped his fans from doing just that...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 2,461 reads 46 comments

  21. Can Federer Crack the Nadal on Clay Code at Madrid

    Rafael Nadal is the king of clay. However, he has himself admitted that the advantages of clay are somewhat muted at Madrid due to the altitude which allows the balls to fly. So, his advantage is somewhat diminished here...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 849 reads 11 comments

  22. What I Would Do to Fix Federer

    Much has been said and written about Federer's games over the last year. Some say he's in decline. Some say he should leave on top (a la Bjorn Borg)...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 1,058 reads 21 comments

  23. How Do College Football Fans Feel About Running Up the Score?

    I was having a comment conversation with another BR member at the end of an article on Oklahoma about whether or not they ran up the score for numbers' sake this year...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 203 reads 11 comments

  24. Oklahoma Is 0-2 This Year Versus Teams with Defense

    Oklahoma played two really good defenses all year. They lost to both of them. So, this vaunted OU "juggernaut" that we were nauseatingly told set a record in points scored this season ...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 675 reads 28 comments

  25. Big Ten Bowl Season = Pathetic and Exposed

    Backers of the Big Ten like to talk about tradition, stats, academics, and history. Yes, the Big Ten has good academics. Yes, it's true that two of the seven programs that have more than 800 wins all-time come from the Big Ten...

    Donald Fincher Written by Donald Fincher about over 5 years ago 903 reads 73 comments