GALE MOORMAN Columnist ABOUT CONTACT LATEST STORIES Novak Djokovic living on the edge of hopes for a successful Australian Open 10-01-2024 The 'Happy Slam' is coming soon but Novak Djokovic may be feeling a bit pinched and uncertain as to his performance at this year's Melbourne event. Naomi Osaka's return to tour proves magical 10-01-2024 A hiatus from tennis was all in Naomi Osaka's favor with gaining a debut court success. The Luck of the draw could mean everything for Carlos Alcaraz in 2024 30-12-2023 Competitors are trying to grab wins over Carlos Alcaraz. It's a gamble as to who can and who won't be able. Re-shaping his game to be successful may be the hardest fight. Returning players' concern: "Will I still have 'game'?" 23-12-2023 Being a comeback player whether from sickness, injury or hiatus always brings on added thoughts on their performance to come Juan Carlos on Surgery Mend: Will Alcaraz's game become sweeter without him? 19-12-2023 A coach is not often absent for their player. Carlos Alcaraz will be missing Juan Carlos from his team for a while. Will this matter? Aryna Sabalenka cooking up winning strategies to defend her titles in 2024 15-12-2023 A tough competitive time for players along with trying to stay healthy and cope with political uprisings. But Aryna Sabalenka had to take much in stride to earn WTA titles in 2023. The accomplishments of Jannik Sinner may result with more titles for him in 2024 30-11-2023 Having many victories at the end of the season isn't always predictable. Jannik Sinner has proven that creating the right formula is the magic of winning. The Saga of Emma Raducanu and her withdrawals continue 26-11-2023 No one would ever predict that when Emma Raducanu won the 2021 U.S. Open that her tennis future would soon look very blurry. Will Carlos Alcaraz's newfound fear influence his future playing season? 21-11-2023 Gritty tennis is what Carlos Alcaraz does on any given day. But yet some opponents continue to push him to the limits leaving him with very little left in his tank. Why? Surprises await as Naomi Osaka's return to tennis draws near 15-11-2023 The departure of Naomi Osaka two years ago at the French Open was shocking. She was battling mental health and competitive players. Today, getting back to a solid playing level may be her greatest focus. Tight scheduling of Billie Jean King Cup stretches players to their limits 13-11-2023 Excited, exhausted and anxious, players want to have that special experience of being in the Billie Jean King Cup but wonder if their energy will hold out to do it. The Good, the bad and the not so nice at the WTA Final and the Rolex Paris Masters 07-11-2023 Season's end is coming and for some players it may be bittersweet. But for others it may be the greatest treat they could welcome to get rest and relaxation after a hectic year. Rafael Nadal's Bucket List keeps growing but can he fulfill it? 30-10-2023 A guy like Rafael Nadal, a multi-grand slam and titled winner, has his competitive playing days lessening. He still continues to have goals to accomplish but they are increasing. Will Jenson Brooksby prove he's no 'dope' in his doping fiasco? 26-10-2023 Trying to heal from surgeries plus keeping in practice, being in tournaments is how Jenson Brooksby keeps busy. The miss of dope testing sessions has gotten him in the hotseat of the tribunal. Ben Shelton creams Karatsev smoothly to win his first ATP crown in Tokyo 25-10-2023 A good recipe of strategies, with the ability to mix them up and produce winners is what's needed to be victorious. Ben Shelton is on the direct path to success in his own right A Player's Dilemma: "I may need to withdraw, but..." 23-10-2023 At times a player may not want to withdraw from a tournament. The clear cut reasons are obvious, but the advantage and consequences are questioned. Carlos Alcaraz puts down serious actions to keep his tennis future alive 20-10-2023 Playing hard may show great results until it starts to wear the body down. This is near the season end and Carlos Alcaraz is feeling the effects. Is Garbine Muguruza knocking on the gates of retirement? 16-10-2023 It's a tough decision taking time off from being with the tennis tour. But once it's made, feeling less or more comfortable may be a great indicator as to what comes next. Ben Shelton should have no shame to his game: win or lose! 14-10-2023 No one could have predicted Jannik Sinner going down by Ben Shelton. The American has no limits but lots of surprises to win over the toughest opponents. The Guadalajara Open and its winner prove successful despite a bleak start 08-10-2023 The struggle to get big name players at your tournament could prove to your advantage when the result turns sour. Guadalajara's reverse psychology netted sweet returns. Will Jannik Sinner reign supreme till tour's end despite his shaky health condition? 04-10-2023 The Asian swing is back but at Beijing, Jannik Sinner wanted the opportunity to advance in the quarterfinal, sick or not. The Glory and Circumstance of winning a championship title 28-09-2023 There's no designated time for a player to win a title. But everyone goes trough situations after the win whether it's good, bad or indifferent Beatriz Haddad Maia and other players hurt from accidents not on a tennis court 22-09-2023 Things do happen when players try to enjoy 'down time'. Strange but relaxing time may lead to more stress than playing tennis Is it possible that longer rallies could shorten a player's career? 18-09-2023 Some players feel their best strategy on winning over an audience or a point is the rally. It might really be the player's worst choice of performance Coco Gauff bites into the Big Apple's U.S. Open title fearless, confident and happy 12-09-2023 Wanting a grand slam is one thing, but winning one is quite another. Coco Gauff has proven she's brought the goods to enjoy the banquet for perhaps many more to come How desperation, humor and defiance gave Coco Gauff the winning hand at Cincinnati 22-08-2023 Tennis players know when their game needs sharpening. Losing match after match will make the point obvious. Coco Gauff was getting sick of it. Instinct and smart tennis drives Jessica Pegula to win Canadian Open title 17-08-2023 A win is a win and for Jessica Pegula overcoming obstacles and taking advantage of opportunities is all in the game Coco Gauff sizzles to win Citi DC Open -- what's next? 10-08-2023 Packed with two new coaches and a brand new attitude, Coco Gauff wins her first higher level tournament title. Can she carry this momentum into Canada? Is Taylor Fritz becoming the Prince of the courts? 06-08-2023 Doubling your pleasure may not be ideal in one day, but Taylor Fritz has made it all good and then some. Is Novak Djokovic's mental game growing thin? 29-07-2023 Being one of the top three ATP guys for years has its advantages and drawbacks, especially when most of the original three are gone. Novak Djokovic appears to be facing this dilemma now.