Gauff, at the age of 15, is making waves in women’s tennis. She shows tremendous poise, court sense, competitive toughness, and confidence already. Plus, her backhand is otherworldly.
The 22 year old Osaka is blessed with a wondrous all-court game, and no shortage of power. She covers the court extremely well, and is a fierce competitor, as she demonstrated during the 2018 US Open final, under difficult circumstances. Already a 2-time grand slam event champion, Naomi ought to be at or near the highest echelons of tennis for years to come.
The astonishing 20 year old has immense possibilities; called “a combination of Nadal and Federer” by former great Mats Wilander, Denis merely has to harness his skills to rise to the top of men’s tennis. He’s still a bit volatile/mercurial, as his early exit from the 2020 Australian Open illustrates. But his off-the-charts shotmaking abilities are something to behold.
Aryna has at her disposal groundstrokes of remarkable power; her forehand, particularly, is a thing of beauty. A formidable shotmaker.
Currently the two finest tight ends in the game, George Kittle and Travis Kelce are truly twin powerhouses that fuel their respective teams.
The remarkable Patrick Mahomes seems to perform well-nigh impossible feats almost routinely. At age 24, he already is poised to become one of the all-time greats.
Abandoned monuments constructed in what was then known as Yugoslavia, to honor the fallen of World War II.
The author at work.
The “Nightmare Carnival” stylings of saxophone maestro Gétatchèw Mèkurya.