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  • James Blake is taking his talents to South Beach
  • When James Blake retired from tennis in 2013, he did what thousands of other ex-Ivy Leaguers before him have done: he thought about going into banking. Blake was 33 instead of 23, and his two years at Harvard were long behind him. Unlike most Wall Street wannabes, though, he had already earned nearly $8 million in prize money, criss-crossed the globe dozens of times, helped the U.S. bring home the Davis Cup and recorded wins over Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. But all of the years spent pounding tennis balls, and pounding his legs across asphalt courts, had left Blake wondering
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 20, 11:31 am ET
  • PODCAST: Previewing the 2019 Miami Open
  • Welcome back to the TennisConnected Podcast for 2019. In this week’s show, @ParsaSamii and @On_Mars return to review the 2019 Miami Open. After another successful event in Indian Wells, the Tour shifts gears to the sights and sounds for Miami. Will the year’s second popular duel event pave the way for the upcoming clay-court season? […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 20, 10:17 am ET
  • Novak, Rafa and Roger Feud
  • In this week's news, ATP player council president Novak Djokovic receives blowback from rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after ATP chief Chris Kermode’s ouster. Why is Kermode out and what issues separate the stars?
  • Blog RSS | March 20, 7:51 am ET
  • Miami Open Photo Gallery for March 19, 2019
  • (March 19, 2019) MIAMI, FL – Photos from the  site of the Miami Open and events around the tournament and the grounds. All photos by Chad Lominick who is media for the tournament for Tennis Panorama News.   The post Miami Open Photo Gallery for March 19, 2019 appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 7:59 pm ET
  • Miami Open – Wednesday’s Order of Play
  • MIAMI OPEN ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 STADIUM start 11:00 am RIBBON CUTTING  12:00 noon WTA – V. Azarenka (BLR) vs D. Cibulkova (SVK)  ATP – [PR] J. Tipsarevic (SRB) vs B. Klahn (USA)  ATP – B. Tomic (AUS) vs T. Berdych (CZE)  Not Before 7:30 pm WTA – I. Begu (ROU) […] The post Miami Open – Wednesday’s Order of Play appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 5:55 pm ET
  • Miami Men’s Preview: Djokovic Looks To Get Back On Track, Federer In The Field
  • Sean Randall previews the Miami Open.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 19, 4:29 pm ET
  • Miami Open 2019: Schedule of Play for Wednesday, March 20
  • The order of play for Wednesday, March 20 at the Miami Open can be found below. LINK: Schedule of Play ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 STADIUM start 11:00 am RIBBON CUTTING 12:00 noon WTA – V. Azarenka (BLR) vs D. Cibulkova (SVK) ATP – [PR] J. Tipsarevic (SRB) vs B. Klahn (USA) […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 19, 3:18 pm ET
  • Andrees-who?
  • Strangely, I have not dedicated too many key strokes to Bianca Andreescu before, but I will rectify that now. And I'll just start with WOW.So I watched that Indian Wells final and it was one of the most entertaining finals I've seen recently. This final, Andreescu v. Angelique Kerber, was what happens when two players showcase their strengths ... and when, mercifully, one of those strengths is not a serve. They have good serves, yes, but no one was acing their way out of trouble. Lucky for us, they had to slug their way through the trouble.I've written before about
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Miami Open 2019: Men’s and Women’s Draw Preview and Analysis
  • Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon previews the 2019 Miami Open presented by Itau. Bienvenidos a Miami. Anybody else getting serious Will Smith circa 1997 vibes when they read the opening above? In any case, the tennis world […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 19, 11:02 am ET
  • USTA – Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge to Begin the Week of April 8
  • ROLAND GARROS WILD CARD CHALLENGE TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF APRIL 8 Main Draw Wild Cards into 2019 French Open to be Awarded to Top-Performing American Man and Woman over Spring Run of Clay-Court Events WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 19, 2019 – The USTA today announced that the Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge, which utilizes […] The post USTA – Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge to Begin the Week of April 8 appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 10:23 am ET
  • Elina Svitolina Launches New Foundation in Dallas
  • The World No.5 will channel some of her energy into helping children change their lives. Elina Svitolina has boundless energy—anyone that has ever watched her compete on a tennis court can quickly recognize this fact—and now she’s putting some of her energy to a good cause in Texas. Svitolina launched her new foundation on Monday in Dallas. According to the foundation’s website, “the mission of the Elina Svitolina Foundation is to encourage children, through the sport of tennis, to learn the values of hard work, self-discipline and the importance of giving 100 percent every day in life. The foundation will help
  • Blog RSS | March 19, 8:49 am ET
  • Miami ATP Preview: Which Novak Djokovic will we see in South Beach?
  • In previewing the women’s draw at the Miami Open earlier today, I wrote that there had been 13 WTA tournaments played this year, and that 13 different players had won them. Lest this sound like the “chaos” of the women’s tour at work, here’s another stat: There have been 19 ATP tournaments played so far this year, and they’ve had 19 different winners (h/t to Chris Clarey of the New York Times). Anything can happen on either tour these days, and it doesn’t feel like a bad thing. Can the men go 20 for 20 in Miami? Here’s a look at
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 19, 8:30 am ET
  • Miami Open: 5 Things To Know
  • In this week's news, the Miami Open debuts at the Hard Rock Stadium home of the Miami Dolphins. Five things you need to know for the season’s second Masters event.
  • Blog RSS | March 19, 7:47 am ET
  • Daniil Medvedev Signs with Lacoste, Will Rock the Croc
  • The Russian is one of a growing number of players to wear Lacoste and play with Tecnifibre. Lacoste has signed rising Russian star Daniil Medvedev to a new apparel deal. Medvedev announced the news on his Instagram feed on Monday. View this post on Instagram I’ m very happy to announce that I have become a part of team @Lacoste 🐊Looking forward for a great partnership 💪🏻🎾 see you in @miamiopen #TeamLacoste A post shared by Medvedev Daniil (@medwed33) on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:39am PDT Medvedev joins Romania’s Marius Copil as the second Tecnifibre player to switch to Lacoste apparel this
  • Blog RSS | March 19, 7:44 am ET
  • Miami Open – Monday’s Results, Tuesday’s Order of Play
  • Miami Open – Monday’s Results, Tuesday’s Order of Play RESULTS – MONDAY MARCH 18, 2019 Mens Qualifying Singles – First Round Qualifying – [1] R. Albot (MDA) d G. Quinzi (ITA) 76(5) 60 Qualifying – [2] F. Auger-Aliassime (CAN) d L. Vanni (ITA) 46 64 61 Qualifying – [3] [WC] R. Opelka (USA) d H. […] The post Miami Open – Monday’s Results, Tuesday’s Order of Play appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | March 18, 11:21 pm ET
  • Stars Serena, Stephens, Osaka Assemble At The New Miami Open
  • All Top 25 players are in the Miami field which begins on Tuesday.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 18, 10:38 pm ET
  • Miami Open 2019: Schedule of Play for Tuesday, March 19
  • The order of play for Tuesday, March 19 at the Miami Open can be found below. LINK: Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | March 18, 10:11 pm ET
  • Bernard, Mayo Win Spots on USTA National Junior Team; USTA French Open Wild Card Challenge Events Re
  • ZooTennis | March 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • Miami Open 2019: Men’s and Women’s Singles Draws
  • The men’s and women’s singles draws for the 2019 Miami Open can be found below. LINK: Men’s Draw LINK: Women’s Draw
  • Tennis Connected | March 18, 12:38 pm ET
  • Miami WTA Preview: All eyes are on Sloane, Halep, Serena and Osaka
  • So far in 2019, there have been 13 WTA tournaments, and every one of them has had a different winner. It has been a season of surprises and breakthroughs, the most recent of which came on Sunday in Indian Wells, where 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu stunned the field. Will we see another shocker at the Miami Open? Can a 14th woman keep the streak alive? Here’s a look at the draw. First Quarter If you’re wondering where Andreescu goes from here, the answer is: into the same quarter as Naomi Osaka in Miami. The unseeded Canadian will start her campaign there against the same woman
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 18, 9:11 am ET
  • Miami Open – Monday’s Order of Play and Draws
  • MIAMI OPEN PRESENTED BY ITAU – MIAMI, USA $9,314,875 (ATP) $9,035,428 (WTA) March 20-31, 2019 ORDER OF PLAY – MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019 GRANDSTAND start 10:00 am ATP – Qualifying – [4] M. McDonald (USA) vs P. Polansky (CAN)  ATP – Qualifying – [2] F. Auger-Aliassime (CAN) vs L. Vanni (ITA)  ATP – Qualifying – [WC] […] The post Miami Open – Monday’s Order of Play and Draws appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | March 18, 5:36 am ET
  • Thiem Takes Down Federer For First Masters Crown At Indian Wells
  • Dominic Thiem captured his first Masters title on a hard court at Indian Well Sunday.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 17, 11:58 pm ET
  • With Indian Wells win over Federer, Thiem's future looks much brighter
  • “He’s not going to die wondering.” That was the reaction Darren Cahill had in the commentator’s booth after watching Dominic Thiem hit a screaming forehand winner past Roger Federer on Sunday. I’d never heard the term, but it was appropriate—both as a description of the shot, and of Thiem’s effort over the final weekend in Indian Wells. The Austrian has always had the power, the speed, and the weapons from both sides, but for all of the effort he put into every swing, he often seemed to leave something on the table. Entering more tournaments than any other top player, he played
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 17, 10:19 pm ET
  • Teen Andreescu Shocks Kerber At Indian Wells For First WTA Title
  • For the third straight year Indian Wells crowned a stunning champion.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 17, 9:23 pm ET
  • Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu, 18, has something unteachable
  • “No matter what the score is, anyone can come back,” a giddy, exhausted Bianca Andreescu told ESPN2's Mary Jo Fernandez on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open. “5-0, 3-0...6-0. Anything is possible, I think I proved that today.” Judging by her effort over the last 10 days at Indian Wells, where she pushed herself to the physical limit and beyond, tennis’ latest Canadian sensation just might be able to will herself back from a 6-0 deficit. In 2018, Naomi Osaka made a breakthrough run at the BNP Paribas Open, when she won the title as an unseeded 20-year-old. Somehow, Andreescu managed to one-up
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 17, 7:29 pm ET
  • Nine Americans Reach Final Round of Qualifying at Miami Open; ITF Junior Circuit California Swing Be
  • ZooTennis | March 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Bianca--a stunning desert bloom
  • Love thy trophy, and never let go: @Bandreescu_ after winning the @BNPPARIBASOPEN pic.twitter.com/kh4WUdZwlA— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) March 17, 2019In the last several years, Indian Wells has produced some champions that have excited me. Flavia Pennetta's 2014 victory was very satisfying, as was Elena Vesnina's 2017 triumph. And now, seemingly "out of nowhere," we have Bianca Andreescu (though, to be fair, some people may have found a Kerber victory somewhat "out of nowhere," too).As with all "out of nowhere" winners, Andreescu was actually coming from somewhere. Serious tennis fans have had their eyes on the Canadian teenager for a while. But--as
  • Women Who Serve | March 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Del Potro Withdraws From Miami
  • Knee injury knocks former US Open champion out of Miami Open. Juan Martin del Potro won't be making his Miami return next week. The 2018 US Open finalist withdrew from next week's Miami Open due to a lingering knee injury that forced him out of Indian Wells. More: Nadal Out Del Potro announced his withdrawal on Twitter. Lamentablemente no podré jugar el @miamiopen este año por mi lesión de rodilla. Espero verlos el año próximo 🤗 Unfortunately I won’t be able to play in Miami this year. Looking forward to coming back in 2020! — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) March 17, 2019 The 30-year-old del Potro joins
  • Blog RSS | March 17, 2:39 pm ET
  • Nadal Pulls Out, Leaves Federer v Thiem For Indian Wells Title, Who’s The Pick?
  • Sean Randall picks the Roger Federer v Dominic Thiem Indian Wells final.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 16, 9:35 pm ET
  • Brooksby Claims First Pro Title in Bakersfield; Mandlik's Winning Streak Ends in Arcadia Final; Andr
  • ZooTennis | March 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Brooksby Makes First WTT Final; Mandlik Plays for Second Straight Title Sunday; Leustian, Cooper Win
  • ZooTennis | March 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Gibbons Set for Dartmouth; Nava, Brooksby, Subhash, Mandlik Reach WTT Semifinals; Redlicki Advances
  • ZooTennis | March 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Hot Takes About Indian Wells
  • Shame to see that Sloane Stephens didn't play Indian Wells this year. I was wondering about her form, especially considering her rough start to the year. Maybe she took some time ... what? Did you say she did play this tournament and won just three games against Stephanie Vogele, a player who has made nary a peep on the tour for some time? Ah, OK. I want to say something snarky, but Stephens is streaky and could just as easily pull off the French Open before another severe swing in the opposite direction.BREAKING: Phillip Kohlschreiber has a nickname on tour
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Notes on slump
  • It's rare for even an elite player to not have a slump now and then, and it's not at all uncommon for slumps to visit other members of the top 20 (or beyond). But what causes an otherwise winning (and uninjured) athlete to suddenly enter a period of poor play--at worst--or--at best--a period of playing well but not being able to close?There are many reasons.An obvious one involves returning from an injury layoff. The body may be repaired, but the player has lost her momentum, and may also have a tendency to guard the injured part of her body. Both
  • Women Who Serve | March 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Roger Federer’s Clay Court Return Nears – Is It A Good Idea?
  • Very soon, Roger Federer will make his return to clay courts. Having skipped the last two clay court seasons entirely in the name of preserving his health and prolonging his career, Federer made the somewhat surprising decision to compete this year, and will begin doing so at the Madrid Open in May – likely in […] The post Roger Federer’s Clay Court Return Nears – Is It A Good Idea? appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 12, 5:53 am ET
  • Remembering the Virginia Slims tour
  • From 1984 through 1987, New Orleans hosted a Virginia Slims tournament. The first four years, the event was played on indoor carpet at the Lakefront Arena; the final year, it was played on hard courts in City Park, an atmosphere I found inferior to the indoor one.New Orleans wasn't one of the original Virginia Slims venues, but got the event when Detroit was forced to give it up (that venue lost its main sponsor, the Junior League of Detroit).Of the five tournaments that were played in the Crescent City, Chris Evert won three and Martina Navratilova won two. Navratilova and
  • Women Who Serve | March 8, 2:00 pm ET
  • Indian Wells is known for its doubles. Could the event team with UTR?
  • The Jack Kramer Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, where legendary coaches such as Vic Braden and Robert Lansdorp helped shape the nascent games of Open-era icons including Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport, added another significant chapter to its legacy last December. It hosted the inaugural California Championships. The event offered a modest, $30,000 purse. The highest seed was then-ATP No. 33 Steve Johnson; the winner was then-ATP No. 51 Sam Querrey. Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas, whose tournament-playing days are behind them, were among the other notable competitors. What was so historic about it? For one, it was perhaps
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 4, 4:03 pm ET
  • A Look Back at the Incredible Career of Quevega
  • A Look Back at the Incredible Career of Quevega Quevega isn’t the first name that comes to people’s minds when asked about the greatest race horse in the history of horse racing. Instead, horses like Red Rum, Arkle and Golden Miller are the ones that spring to mind. But Quevega is without doubt one of the most impressive horses to have […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | February 28, 6:04 am ET
  • Therapy with TWA: The First Person I Ever Converted to Tennis
  • I haven't been posting much lately, and that's because I've been dealing with family issues. I thought, even against all the evidence I had to the contrary, that at some point, the weight of the responsibility of caring for my sick father would be alleviated once he got better. That actually didn't end up happening.My father died a couple of weeks ago and since then, I've not been in the mood for much, least of all tennis. So here I am, back on the therapy couch.Did I ever tell you guys about how my dad became a tennis fan?So about
  • Tennis With Attitude | February 27, 2:00 pm ET
  • The mighty Czechs fall to Romania in the season's first Fed Cup tie
  • E minunat. Semifinala! Hai Romania! Sunt foarte mandra de aceasta echipa! Ce weekend! ❤️🇷🇴💪 @FedCup pic.twitter.com/BXGmDpmOm7— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) February 10, 2019 During the 2018 World Group Fed Cup final, I wrote "No Petra, no Karo, no problem." After this weekend's tie, I expected to write "No Petra, no Lucie, no Bara, no problem." But there were problems, and their names were Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu. Of course, I expected world number 2 Halep to be a problem. Her defeat of Katerina Siniakova didn't come easily in the opening set, but Halep ran away with the second. She then
  • Women Who Serve | February 9, 2:00 pm ET
  • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal confirmed for Team Europe
  • Tickets for the highly anticipated third edition of the Laver Cup has been announced and will go on sale at 10am Central European Time (CET) on Friday February 8. The three-day men’s team tennis competition will take place at the Palexpo in Geneva from September 20 to 22, 2019.Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who made history playing doubles at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, have both confirmed to represent Team Europe in Geneva, adding to the sense of occasion for the event.Multi-session tickets will be available for purchase Friday February 8 online via Ticketcorner.ch and offer fans the same
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 1, 2:00 pm ET
  • AO'19: Some Things that Surprised Me at the Australian Open
  • Some things about the Australian Open were fairly easy to guess: Novak Djokovic bringing home the men's title, the flaming-out of all the Australian men at their home tournament, very hot weather. Others were not, and it's a good time to re-examine those things now:1. The sudden confrontation with the end of Andy Murray's career: Before he took the court for his first-round match, Murray had a hit with Djokovic that ended with him in physical and emotional pain. At a press conference, Murray said the Aussie Open might be his last tournament, although he was hoping to end it
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • My Australian Open top 10
  • Li Na is the first Asian Grand Slam champion. She handed the trophy to Naomi Osaka, who becomes the first Asian world No.1 What a moment. #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/Li3KRxdlCp— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019"I wanted to win and have the trophy. But I think I already won two years ago. So for me, it's amazing."@Petra_Kvitova puts it all in perspective 🙏#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/rdK5tvWjTy— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 26, 2019Following, in ascending order, are my top 10 Australian Open occurrences:10. Czechapalooza!: Players from the Czech Republic were all over the quarterfinals. Both Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova played in singles competition. And in doubles,
  • Women Who Serve | January 26, 2:00 pm ET
  • AO'19: Random Thoughts
  • It's been a while. Still with the personal stuff, but that doesn't mean I haven't been watching tennis. I have thoughts. Here they are:Frances Tiafoe: I come from a long line of West Indians who believe that working hard would lead to great success. Because of this, there is this steady line of progression through my family line as far as I can trace it. My grandfather would leave his country of origin to come work citrus fields in Florida, paying steadily for the entry of each of his children, then his wife. His children came, saw, got a job
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 23, 2:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray Breaks the Vicious ‘No Pain No Gain’ Culture through Early Retirement
  • Many times, athletes are driven into a narrative where their sports takes over everything, even to harm their health as well as rid them of future happiness. Andy Murray’s recent press conference while at the Australian Open, from where he made public his retirement plans; highlights two important things. Retirement A Painful Process But Necessary […] The post Andy Murray Breaks the Vicious ‘No Pain No Gain’ Culture through Early Retirement appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | January 18, 12:30 pm ET
  • Andy Murray: Will the former number one bow out at Wimbledon 2019?
  • Andy Murray: Will the former number one bow out at Wimbledon 2019? After a dramatic five set loss in Melbourne – a flood of tributes erupted from fellow professionals and fans around the world as if it was the last time Murray would be seen gracing a tennis court. Although the multiple grand slam winner […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 14, 10:46 am ET
  • Fantasy ATP Tennis 2019: At least 4,000 Euro in prizes!
  • Why play Fantasy Tennis? Your engagement with Tennis will further increase. It is not about one tennis players, but 20 tennis players who need to perform for you! For only 10 euro you will get many extra hours of entertainment before the start of the tournament but also during the season your tennis players will give […] The post Fantasy ATP Tennis 2019: At least 4,000 Euro in prizes! appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 13, 3:31 am ET
  • Everything Points to a Seventh Australian Open Title for Djokovic
  • Imagine being able to put an arm around a forlorn Novak Djokovic just over a year ago and were able to tell him how 2018 would pan out. At a time when he was crashing out of the Australian Open in the fourth round to Chung Hyeon and facing question marks over his injuries, form […] The post Everything Points to a Seventh Australian Open Title for Djokovic appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 13, 3:14 am ET
  • Betting Exchanges: Why do Bookmakers still dominate the market?
  • The traditional bookmaker offers a product that nobody would typically buy. Their offering is ‘Send us £1 and we’ll return £0.95’. This is based on the general margin / edge of 5% across sportsbooks and casino games although it can be both significantly better and worse than this in certain situations. Whether the customer places […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 10, 11:44 am ET
  • Who will end 2019 as World Number One? ATP Analysis | Tennis News
  • The 2019 season is already underway and the first grand slam event will run from 14-17 January in Melbourne, Australia. Now seems an appropriate time to take a look at the year ahead and crucially who will come out on top overall in terms of the year end official rankings.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 9, 8:11 am ET
  • Watanuki vs Kwon Soon Head to Head (H2H) | Australian Open | Tuesday 09/01/2019 Player Comparison
  • Watanuki vs Kwon Soon Synopsis: The Tennis Tips UK team preview Watanuki vs Kwon Soon which is a match scheduled to be played on Wednesday morning (00:30 GMT). This will be the first event of 2019 for both players so there is very little form data to work with on this occasion. Bookmakers have priced Watanuki as a narrow favourite. It is his first time at the Australian Open though whereas his opponent has competed once before so is familiar with the court speed and conditions in a competitive environment. This could prove to be a significant factor.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 8, 5:03 am ET
  • The 37 Club: What does 2019 have in store for Serena and Federer?
  • Court Report: Serena Williams, just one Slam shy of Margaret Court's record, is ready for 2019 They are the twin rails on which the game has traveled for nearly two decades, like some great locomotive powering its way across the public’s imagination. Serena Williams and Roger Federer, hailed by most as the greatest players of all time in their respective divisions of the sport, are like railroad tracks: their careers progressed on parallel paths, forever in great proximity. Rail tracks never meet, not even at the end of the line, except by optical illusion on the distant horizon. One of the rails
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 31, 9:00 am ET
  • The Role & Popularity of Credit Unions in the UK
  • Since they were first established in the UK in 1964, credit unions have becoming increasingly popular so that there are now over 300 different ones in England, Wales and Scotland. Over more than 5 decades, they have offered their financial services to over 1.3 million people. The objective of a credit union is to encourage their members to use money wisely. One of the cornerstones of their philosophy is to promote the habit of saving regularly so as to avoid costly loans. This is achieved through standard savings accounts as well as more specialised financial products
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 1997
  • For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 14, 9:00 am ET
  • Rafael Nadal to team up with Roger Federer for Laver Cup 2019 in Geneva
  • Press releaseSpanish superstar Rafael Nadal will join Roger Federer for the highly anticipated third edition of the Laver Cup to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 20-22 September, 2019.The news is a major coup for Bjorn Borg’s Team Europe as it looks to build a team to defend its unbeaten record.Tickets will go on sale to the general public in early February, with a variety of Premium Hospitality Ticket packages available from today.Image credit: LaverCup.comFederer and Nadal, two of the greatest players and strongest rivals of all time, joined forces for the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague in 2017, famously
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Helena Sukova, 1987
  • WATCH—Hereos - Helena Sukova: For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 7, 7:15 am ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Vic Braden, 1984
  • For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 5, 10:00 am ET
  • 3 Alternative Sports for the Tennis Lovers
  • When you love one sport, who says you can’t love another? It would be a waste to confine your interests into one, small box. Therefore, rather than limit your potential, look towards alternative sports that can be just as satisfying to you as tennis. Tennis calls for great hand-eye coordination. Plus, you must be quick […] The post 3 Alternative Sports for the Tennis Lovers appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 20, 11:08 pm ET
  • Roger Federer to use limited edition Pro Staff RF97 Autograph racket at 2018 Laver Cup
  • Roger Federer to use limited edition Pro Staff RF97 Autograph racket at 2018 Laver Cup The post Roger Federer to use limited edition Pro Staff RF97 Autograph racket at 2018 Laver Cup appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 21, 2:30 pm ET
  • Angelique Kerber secures second singles qualification spot for 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
  • Press ReleaseThe Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Angelique Kerber has qualified for the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, set to take place from October 21-28, 2018. The German becomes the second player to secure her spot at the $7 million year-end event, joining Simona Halep who booked her spot in August.Photo credit: Getty ImagesA former WTA World No.1, Kerber has enjoyed a stellar campaign to date, highlighted by winning her third Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon. Having also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and quarterfinals at Roland Garros, she is
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • US Open to recognize ‘art courts’ projects creators on Sunday
  • Several of the artists who created iconic tennis court designs as part of the US Open, USTA Foundation and Chase ‘Art Courts’ project commemorating the 50th anniversary of the US Open will be recognized inside Arthur Ashe Stadium during Sunday’s day session, with the below video of each court project’s transformation playing on the big […] The post US Open to recognize ‘art courts’ projects creators on Sunday appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | September 1, 5:43 pm ET
  • Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova in a New York Minute
  • New York City comes with plenty of hustle and bustle, so this week OutsidetheBall.com joined Victoria Azarenka and US Open wildcard, Amanda Anisimova, for a fast paced Q&A. From the Loews Regency Hotel, host Mayleen Ramey asked which song came to mind when they thought about the Big Apple and their answers may surprise you. Amanda felt […] The post Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova in a New York Minute appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 31, 4:53 pm ET
  • Arthur Ashe: A Life
  • By Raymond Arsenault It the WAS all-black LATE American JUNE 1955, Tennis and Association a boys and girls (ATA) tournament was about sponsored to begin on by the public courts at Turkey Thicket Park, in the University Heights section of Northeast Washington, D.C. One girl eager to play that day was Doris Cammack—an up-and-coming fifteen-year-old […] The post Arthur Ashe: A Life appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 30, 4:48 am ET
  • Time for Zverev, Others to Make the Step Up
  • At the time of writing, Andy Murray is preparing to make his tennis comeback at the Washington Open. The Brit faces a first round match against Mackenzie McDonald. The result, and Murray could be out of the tournament by the time you read this, will be pretty much irrelevant for team Murray. He will simply […] The post Time for Zverev, Others to Make the Step Up appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 1, 10:43 am ET
  • WTA Future stars returns to Bangkok
  • WTA Legend and hometown hero Tamarine Tanasugarn welcomed back the WTA Future Stars in Bangkok, Thailand, today as she introduced 50 children aged 10-12 years from a local primary school, the Preedavittaya School, to tennis for the first time in a series of fun basic activities and drills.Tanasugarn, who will be returning as a WTA Finals Legend Ambassador in Singapore this October, shared her experience with the next generation saying, “It has been great working with the WTA to promote tennis in Thailand through the WTA Future Stars programme over the last few years. Each time, we are able to
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 26, 3:00 pm ET
  • Three Who Need a Big End to the Season on the ATP World Tour
  • Jack Sock: Sock started off the year better than he could have hoped, but since the clay season started his results have been worse than anyone could have predicted. He lost in the first round at the US Open, Cincinnati, and French Open, and second round in Montreal and Wimbledon. This was supposed be the year Sock took a big step forward, as he’s well-adjusted to life on tour and he seemed to be coming into his own. Instead, he’s taken a surprising step back, and is about to get passed by the younger generation of Americans if he doesn’t
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • As the Inaugural Laver Cup Approaches, The World is Catching Up to Europe Fast
  • It’s no secret that Europeans have dominated men’s tennis for well over a decade now. Nearly every big tournament since 2003 has been won by a member of the all European “Big Five”, which means few big titles have been left for the rest of the world. While the inaugural Laver Cup, a competition pitting Europe versus the rest of the world, may have been a massive mismatch had it started ten years ago, it appears that it will be a much more even matchup going forward than many may have thought.When Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka fade out
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Kevin Anderson’s Apperance in the US Open Finals a Fluke or a Sign of Things to Come?
  • With Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Raonic all missing the US Open with injuries, and Nadal and Federer in the same half, it’s not surprising that there’s only one superstar playing in the US Open men’s final. Kevin Anderson managed to take advantage of an open draw and blast his way into the finals, but the real question is if we’re headed for an era of the Kevin Anderson’s of the world making more major finals, continued Big-Four/Five dominance, or the “next gen” finally stepping up where it counts.Even if Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka come back strong in 2018 and
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Quick Poll: Pick the 2017 Australian Open Champs
  • Ok folks. Many of you (us) hoped for these two finals and now we have them so it's time to pick the winners. First the women... And now the men... 2017 Australian Open Champ - Men
  • Home | January 27, 10:56 am ET
  • Roddick and Blake on Staying Competitive During Fatherhood
  • OTGT caught up with Andy and James at the Powershares' Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY and got their perspective on two key aspects of their current lives. What keeps you playing competitively on this tour? Andy: It’s been a love affair with tennis since I was 6 years old so I’m thankful for something like this where I can continue. It’s a fun atmosphere to play in. It’s fun to play in front of the fans but tennis is not my daily priority anymore so it’s nice to have this kind of outlet and still kind of pretend sometimes. James: This is a
  • Home | January 10, 10:35 am ET
  • Guillermo García Lopez и Pablo Carreño финалисты USOPEN 2016Guillermo García Lopez (бывший игрок теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) y Pablo Carreño (тренируется в теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) дошли до финала в паре USOPEN 2016. К сожалению, чуть чуть не хватило, чтобы выиграть финал. Мы поздравляем теннисистов с хорошим началом под руководством профессиональных тренеров теннисной академии ХК Ферреро, надеемся, это только начало и ребята порадуют нас новыми трофеями и победами. Удачи и играйте в теннис!
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Nadal Makes Big Statement With Monte Carlo Title
  • Based on Rafael Nadal's form over the last couple of years, most of the phrases used to describe him went something like "past his prime", "his best days are behind him" or "he'll never win a major tournament again." But after his Monte Carlo title, it looks like Nadal will once again be a serious threat at Roland Garros. Sure he didn't beat Djokovic along the way, but his wins over Thiem, Wawrinka, Murray and Monfils were extremely impressive. Djokovic is still likely to go into the French Open as the heavy favorite (though another early loss in the Madrid
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Once Again On Track For All-Time Great Season
  • It seemed hard to imagine that Djokovic could be more dominant in 2016 than he was in his remarkable 2015 season. Last year Djokovic had one of the best seasons we've seen in the modern era, winning three out of four slams and a record six Masters titles. This will still be hard for Djokovic to replicate, but he's on the right track after winning the Australian Open and the Indian Wells/Miami double to start the year. He's so far ahead of the pack that it's conceivable he wins all four grand slams and six or seven Masters titles.Djokovic's closest
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios
  • After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | March 9, 2:37 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 5: College Tennis Special
  • In Episode 5 of The Tweener Podcast, we have a special college tennis focus! After the tweener of the week, they are joined by Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today to discuss many aspects of the sport, including last week’s National Indoors tournament. Why should you be more interested in college tennis? Well, listen to […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 22, 11:07 am ET


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