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  • 2019 Australian Open Day 8 Preview: Serena vs. Simona Takes Center Stage
  • To quote legendary philosopher Keanu Reeves, “woah”. Roger Federer, two time defending champion, is out of the 2019 Australian Open. Sent on his way by 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. A match that through two sets looked Federer’s lose, by the end Tsitsipas had left no doubt he was the more deserving player, […]
  • Tennis Connected | January 20, 2:10 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2019: Schedule of Play for Monday, January 21
  • The order of play for Monday at the 2019 Australian Open can be found below. LINK: Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | January 20, 2:05 pm ET
  • Tsitsipas Defeats Federer at Australian Open; Nadal, Tiafoe Advance to Quarterfinals
  • Australian Open—Melbourne, Australia Fourth-round results: (2) Rafael Nadal Defeats Tomas Berdych 60 61 76(4) (14) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats (3) Roger Federer 67(11) 76(3) 75 76(5) (22) Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats (6) Marin Cilic 67(6) 63 62 46 64 Frances Tiafoe Defeats (20) Grigor Dimitrov 75 76(6) 67(1) 75
  • Tennis Connected | January 20, 2:01 pm ET
  • What Stefanos Tsitsipas did to Roger that Federer usually does to foes
  • If you were like me, you didn’t think that Stefanos Tsitsipas was going to beat Roger Federer until Federer’s final backhand pass landed in the net. Yes, Tsitsipas was up two sets to one and 6-5 in the fourth-set tiebreaker. And yes, he had saved all 12 break points and answered every Federer foray for the previous three hours and 44 minutes. But we had seen Federer wriggle his way out of similar jams too many times before—most famously in the last two Australian Open finals—to believe he wouldn’t do it again, especially against a 20-year-old opponent. But, as we found
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 20, 12:12 pm ET
  • Federer Is Planning to Return to Clay in 2019
  • The Swiss says he's ready to return to the terre battue. Roger Federer fans should book their tickets at Roland Garros for 2019. The Swiss revealed that he intends to play on clay in 2019. Here’s what he said to reporters in French when talking about the subject. .@rogerfederer announced that he will compete on clay in 2019.🔥 Tell us what you think about the news 👇 Read More ➡️ https://t.co/OBrW6pbfHc pic.twitter.com/2bZDy7fXiE — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 20, 2019 "I'm at a moment where I think it would be nice to do it," 2009 Roland Garros champion Federer said. "I can say I have
  • Blog RSS | January 20, 10:20 am ET
  • Watch: Sharapova Bristles Asked About Boos and Drugs
  • Asked about the boos she heard from Aussie fans, Maria Sharapova jabs media. Ask Maria Sharapova about boos or drugs and you might get admonished. Sharapova dropped nine straight games in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, Australian Open defeat to Aussie No. 1 Ash Barty on Sunday. Watch: Barty Party Stuns Sharapova The former world No. 1 took a seven-minute bathroom break after losing the second set, while Barty waited out on court for the Russian's return. Some fans booed Sharapova's tardy return. Asked about fan reaction afterward, Sharapova stared down the reporter asking prompting this exchange: Sharapova: "What do you want me to say to that
  • Blog RSS | January 20, 10:15 am ET
  • 2019 Australian Open – Day Eight Order of Play – Singles Matches Show Courts
  • 2019 Australian Open – Day Eight Order of Play – Singles Matches Show Courts   Monday, January 21, 2019 Rod Laver Arena From 11:00am AEDT Not before 12:00pm AEDT N. Osaka (4) versus A. Sevastova (13) Women’s Singles 4th Round A. Zverev (4) versus M. Raonic (16) Men’s Singles 4th Round Night session From 7:00pm […] The post 2019 Australian Open – Day Eight Order of Play – Singles Matches Show Courts appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | January 20, 9:31 am ET
  • 2019 Australian Open – Men’s Day 8 Match Notes and Preview
  • 2019 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 8 MEN’S NOTES Monday 21 January Round of 16 Top Half No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v No. 15 Daniil Medvedev (RUS) No. 4 Alexander Zverev (GER) v No. 16 Milos Raonic (CAN) No. 8 Kei Nishikori (JPN) v No. 23 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) No. 11 Borna Coric (CRO) v […] The post 2019 Australian Open – Men’s Day 8 Match Notes and Preview appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | January 20, 9:00 am ET
  • Tsitsipas Tstuns Federer At Australian Open; Nadal Rolls, Tiafoe Pulls Upset Again
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled the upset of the tournament.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 20, 8:41 am ET
  • Three to See, Day 8: Serena-Halep, Keys-Svitolina, Zverev-Raonic
  • Before each day's play at the Australian Open, we'll preview three must-see matches. Simona Halep vs. Serena Williams Halep was honest in her assessment of this blockbuster fourth-rounder. “In this moment, I’m No. 1 in the world,” she said. “But for sure she’s the best player in the world because she won so many Grand Slams.” The stats say that Serena should be the solid, if not overwhelming, favorite in this match: She’s won 23 majors to Halep’s one, and she leads their head to head 8-1. Halep’s lone win came in the round-robin phase of the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore, but even
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 20, 8:35 am ET
  • Kvitova KOs Anismova, Barty Wins Epic Over Sharapova; Serena v Halep Mon. At Australian Open
  • More upsets on the women's side as Angelique Kerber fell.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 20, 8:18 am ET
  • Tsitsipas Ousts Defending Champ Federer; Americans Tiafoe and Collins Knock Off Seeds at Australian
  • Tsitsipas Ousts Defending Champ Federer; Americans Tiafoe and Collins Knock Off Seeds at Australian Open (January 20, 2019) No. 14 Stefanos Tsitsipas had the biggest win of his career on Sunday in Melbourne beating two-time defending Australian Open champion and third seed Roger Federer 6-7(11), 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-6(5) in the round of 16. The victory […] The post Tsitsipas Ousts Defending Champ Federer; Americans Tiafoe and Collins Knock Off Seeds at Australian Open appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | January 20, 7:39 am ET
  • Universal Tennis Announces New Partnerships with Tennis Australian and Novak Djokovic
  • Novak (January 20, 2019) Universal Tennis (www.MyUTR.com) announced two strategic partnerships with Novak Djokovic and Tennis Australia. Tennis Australian, the governing body for tennis in the nation, today announced a strategic partnership, focused on facilitating level-based play across the sport using the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) global rating system.  Under the partnership, Tennis Australia is […] The post Universal Tennis Announces New Partnerships with Tennis Australian and Novak Djokovic appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | January 19, 11:40 pm ET
  • Feisty Danielle Collins Embraces the Haters
  • The American likes it down-and-dirty on the tennis court. American Danielle Collins had never won a match at a major before this week, but now she’s into the quarterfinals with a top-2 scalp under her belt. She did it with talent, shotmaking and a whole lot of attitude. Collins doesn’t shy away from being confrontational on court, and she’s not shy about admitting it either. “I'm my own person,” she told reports on Sunday in Melbourne after defeating Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-2. “I'm feisty. I love making it kind of a war. If somebody wants to get in my face on my unforced
  • Blog RSS | January 19, 11:39 pm ET
  • Kvitova teaches Anisimova how to take an opponent out of her game
  • For tennis players, “every day is different,” Jimmy Connors used to say. If 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova didn’t know that before this weekend, she knows it now. As brilliantly—spectacularly, perfectly—as everything went for her in her upset set win over Aryna Sabalenka on Friday, that was exactly how horribly everything went for her in her 59-minute, 6-2, 6-1 defeat at the hands of Petra Kvitova on Sunday. Kvitova had lost to Anisimova in their only previous meeting, in Indian Wells last March, and she was obviously prepared not to let it happen again. From the start, she gave her young opponent a
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 19, 9:43 pm ET
  • Halep Still Working With Coach Cahill
  • A familiar face is in Simona Halep's corner, not her coaching box, in Oz. Simona Halep is officially coach-less at this Australian Open. The world No. 1 is receiving plenty of coaching advice from a familiar face: former coach and ESPN analyst Darren Cahill. More: Kvitova Crushes Anisimova Since Cahill is not her official coach, he's not permitted to sit in the top seed's support box during matches, but he has been active on the Melbourne practice courts. "Darren is next to me these days," Halep told the media after sweeping Venus Williams to reach the fourth round. "I don't have a coach. He cannot
  • Blog RSS | January 19, 3:23 pm ET
  • 2019 Australian Open Day 7 Preview: Federer vs. Tsitsipas
  • In professional sports, “sportsmanship” can be a hard thing to come by. The stakes are high, and that often means emotions are too. Certainly this year’s Aussie Open hasn’t been immune to bad sportsmanship either, what with Stefanos Tsitsipas’ rant on Friday, the Aussie fans cheering a Lucas Pouille double fault last night, or just […]
  • Tennis Connected | January 19, 2:11 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2019: Schedule of Play for Sunday, January 20
  • The order of play for Sunday at the 2019 Australian Open can be found below. LINK: Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | January 19, 2:08 pm ET
  • Curiouser and curiouser......
  • Off with their heads!As WTA fans, we're used to upsets, especially at majors. But sometimes, things become so topsy-turvy, we have to stop, take a deep breath, and say "what was that?" The 2019 Australian Open is one of those times.Why, sometimes, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.Last night, I took a short break from watching the Open so that I could relax with some hot suds. When I emerged, less than an hour later, 2nd seed and 2016 champion Angie Kerber had been blown out of the tournament by Danielle Collins. I had to look
  • Women Who Serve | January 19, 2:00 pm ET
  • Australian Open Day 7 Order of Play
  • Round of 16 begins at the Australian Open on Day 7--see the full order of play here. Welcome to Day 7 of the Australian Open, where we’re looking forward to eround of 16 action on the lower half of the men’s and women’s singles draws plus men’s and women’s doubles, mixed and juniors! Rod Laver Arena P. Kvitova (8) versus A. Anisimova Women's Singles 4th Round A. Barty (15) versus M. Sharapova (30) Women's Singles 4th Round T. Berdych versus R. Nadal (2) Men's Singles 4th Round Not Before 7 PM S. Tsitsipas (14) versus R. Federer (3) Men's Singles 4th Round S. Stephens (5) versus A.
  • Blog RSS | January 19, 12:42 pm ET
  • 2019 Australian Open – Day Seven Order of Play – Singles Matches Show Courts
  • 2019 Australian Open – Day Seven order of Play – Singles Matches January 20, 2019   Rod Laver Arena From 11:00am AEDT (8)Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) vs Amanda Anisimova (U.S.) Women’s Singles 4th Round   Not before 12:30pm AEDT (15) Ashleigh Barty (Australia) vs (30) Maria Sharapova (Russia) Women’s Singles 4th Round   Tomas Berdych (Czech […] The post 2019 Australian Open – Day Seven Order of Play – Singles Matches Show Courts appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | January 19, 11:34 am ET
  • Three to See: Federer-Tsitsipas, Kvitova-Anisimova, Tiafoe-Dimitrov
  • Before each day's play at the Australian Open, we'll preview three must-see matches. Roger Federer vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas “He could be my son,” the 37-year-old Federer joked after facing 20-year-old Tsitsipas for the first time at the Hopman Cup earlier this month. If that spirited exhibition encounter is any indication, their first tour meeting at the Australian Open on Sunday should be a cracker, and a feast for lovers of tennis in all of its various possibilities. While Federer won their exhibition match in two tiebreakers, Tsitsipas more than held his own during the rallies. Only a couple of ill-timed double faults
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 19, 8:57 am ET
  • Favorites Djokovic, Zverev Cruise Into Australian R16; Nadal, Federer Face Tests
  • Federer v Tsitsipas, Nadal v Berdych at the Australian Open on Sunday.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 19, 8:37 am ET
  • Halep Hammers Venus, Serena Wins At Australian Open; Kivtova Gets Another Shot At Anismova
  • A then-16 Amanda Anisimova shocked Petra Kvitova at Indian Wells last year. Will the Czech get revenge on Sunday in Melbourne?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 19, 7:51 am ET
  • Unseeded Damm, Forbes Reach ITF G1 Finals in Costa Rica; Three US Boys Advance at Australian Open Ju
  • ZooTennis | January 18, 2:00 pm ET
  • Australian Open round of 16 looks tasty indeed
  • Amanda Anisimova sealed an impressive win over Sabalenka at the @AustralianOpen!Discover more about the young American that’s book a place in the fourth round! ----> https://t.co/q8m4bjlRqD pic.twitter.com/orQ1rEMZsb— WTA (@WTA) January 18, 2019A quick demographic breakdown of the 2019 Australian Open round of 16:The final 16 hold a total of 38 major singles titles (and yes, Serena holds 23 of those).Five players--almost a third of the field--represent the USA. Two other countries, the Czech Republic and Russia, have two players in the draw.The age gap between the youngest player (Amanda Anisimova) and the oldest (Serena Williams) is 20 years.Anisimova is the
  • Women Who Serve | January 18, 2:00 pm ET
  • For Tsitsipas, tennis is as much about learning as it is about winning
  • When 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas was called to the Australian Open’s main interview room on Friday, he may not have been properly dressed for the occasion. Compared to the summer heat outside, the room was cold, and—according to one eyewitness—so was he. “He’s frozen and shivering,” French reporter Carole Bouchard wrote on Twitter. “Learning the hard way.” Life is a learning experience for Tsitsipas these days. Last year, the loose-limbed, long-haired Greek native made the leap from talented hopeful to Next Gen fixture in what felt like a matter of minutes. Actually, it took four whole months: As of April 2018, he was
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 18, 12:50 pm ET
  • Easy Day For Federer, Nadal Who Dominate Youngsters At Australian Open; Djokovic Duels Shapovalov Ne
  • The young gen players continue to make inroads, but Roger and Rafa still rule.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 18, 9:02 am ET
  • My Eight Intriguing Questions for 2019; Anisimova, Collins, Tiafoe, Stephens Advance to Australian O
  • ZooTennis | January 17, 2:00 pm ET
  • Orange Bowl Videos; Tien and Phillips Win Bolton Doubles Title; Americans Advance to Semis in ITF Co
  • ZooTennis | January 16, 2:00 pm ET
  • Anisimova, Tiafoe and Fritz Advance to Australian Open Third Round; Damm Ousts No. 2 Seed in Costa R
  • ZooTennis | January 15, 2:00 pm ET
  • Khan Reaches Grade 1 Final in Tralragon; Five US Players in AO Junior Qualifying; Top Seed Noel Out
  • ZooTennis | January 14, 2:00 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
  • AO'19: The Women
  • My biggest takeaway is that the Serena/Halep quarter is loaded. But at least Serena can be grateful for the fact that Ekaterina Makarova isn't in her half.via GIPHYAnyway, the draw:Yeah, so I blindly chose Kiki Bertens to win the Australian before the draws came out. Then I filled out the draw and ... I can't see her getting through her half? Sloane Stephens is there. Aliaksandra Sasnovich is there. Angelique Kerber. So we'll see. But clearly I went with Sloane Stephens.First-round matches:Simona Halep v. Kaia Kanepi: This seems unfair. What's the point of being the top seed when Kaia "Walking
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 12, 2:00 pm ET
  • AO'19: The Men
  • So, it looks like my goal for each Slam is to ensure that my preview is last. I honestly am not trying to, I swear. Let's take a look!So, I picked Novak Djokovic to win the tournament and a lot of it has to do with the uneven weight of the draws. Sure, Kei Nishikori could come in and show that U.S. Open run-skills from a couple years ago. Meanwhile, Roger Feder has a LOT in his draw. Technically that half belongs to Rafael Nadal, but, as usual, Nadal is recovering from a late-season injury. (Last season was like, three
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 11, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Official 2018 Yearbook
  • This post has been in the cards for some time now. But real life intervened and I had to handle some things. Still handling it. No, I don't want to talk about it. But it is time to re-enter that tennis life. Because tennis has always been therapy for me, like writing. Also, I just realized the Australian Open is about to begin, so, uh, time to say goodbye to 2018. It might have been a trash year in every other way, but I gotta say that tennis had a solid year. So what are we waiting for? Let's do
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 10, 2:00 pm 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
  • Three Outside Bets for the 2019 Australian Open
  • Three Outside Bets for the 2019 Australian Open Source: Chung Hyeon via Facebook. Novak Djokovic ended the 2018 season in imperious fashion, thereby ensuring that he will be a strong favourite for all tournaments in the first half of next year at least. There may be no value on backing Djokovic, but his dominance will increase the […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 7, 12:56 pm ET
  • Who will win the Australian Open? Some have a better chance than others (I think)
  • 'Enjoying Hopman Cup last with Federer, Bencic was thrilling' – Kerber https://t.co/AvxjcnpQhS pic.twitter.com/XXpynKpr5T— punga007 (@punga127) January 7, 2019 The first major of the year may be the hardest for which we can attempt to predict a champion. There are all those holdover injuries and slumps, but also all of those holdover good feelings and gains in confidence. The WTA tour is nothing if not unpredictable, though, and she who was slumping could end up doing well, while she who was winning may be struck with the fear of both expectation and success.There are, of course, a few women who "should"
  • Women Who Serve | January 6, 2:00 pm 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
  • Justin Gimelstob and the Fine Art of Failing Up
  • When I read the first story about Justin Gimelstob being accused of viciously beating someone on Halloween night, the thing that surprised me the most is that he was being groomed for ATP leadership.Because Gimelstob has been trash for some time. He was an entertaining player to watch in his day, but I never really stopped what I was doing to watch his matches. I tried to remember the first time I heard something about Gimelstob that made me realize he was not a cool person and that took me all the way back to disparaging comments he had made
  • Tennis With Attitude | December 3, 2:00 pm ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Rod Laver, 1970
  • 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 | November 26, 12:00 pm ET
  • The Season Is Slowing Down, They Said. Take the Week off Blogging, They Said.
  • Here are some things that happened this month so far that I haven't had a chance to discuss yet. We're doing it live!via GIPHY1. Agz Radwanska retiring: I don't want to say I saw it coming, because I didn't. I noticed the decline in the ranking and the marriage and the increasing number of K-tape with each match. And some things are just not fair. It's not fair that she never got to snag at least one Slam. Over her career, Radwanska has flummoxed the best of the WTA stars on the big stage. Serena Williams. Garbine Muguruza. Victoria Azarenka.
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 24, 2:00 pm 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
  • 2918--just another head-spinning WTA season
  • Congratulations to @Simona_Halep on clinching her 2nd straight season to end the year as the @WTA World No. 1!🎾1️⃣💪_📸: @CincyTennis #USOpenSeries pic.twitter.com/7fyZEWqL6t— US Open Tennis (@usopen) October 15, 2018It was quite a year for the WTA. Serena Williams returned, there was a Serena Williams controversy, a top player finally reached one of her long-held and elusive goals, and we lost two of the greats. It was an excellent year for veterans, but a new star was born, also. Our world number 1 provided the consistency we've come to expect from her, along with a
  • Women Who Serve | November 16, 2:00 pm ET
  • Aga Radwanska retires, and tennis will never be the same
  • "I'd like to share with you one of the most important decisions of my life. Today, after 13 years of playing tennis competitively, I have decided to end my career."@ARadwanska announces her retirement --> https://t.co/F0m2XCJbyq pic.twitter.com/hm4CSc3id4— WTA (@WTA) November 14, 2018I began watching women’s professional tennis when I was a very young woman, and—except for taking some occasional breaks from viewing—I’ve followed women’s tennis my entire life. I’ve seen some splendid shot-makers, too, but none with as much style, variety, cleverness, and jaw-dropping athletic trickery as the great Agnieszka Radwanska. I would rather watch Radwanska than any other player, past
  • Women Who Serve | November 13, 2:00 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
  • lacoste welcomed novak djokovic at Macy’s ahead of US Open
  • LACOSTE welcomed Novak Djokovic to the LACOSTE boutique at Macy’s Herald Square to celebrate the launch of LACOSTE’s new Fall/Winter 2018 Novak Djokovic collection last night. Excited fans lined up to meet Djokovic and have their pictures taken with the tennis legend. Djokovic also spent time with kids from the CityParks’ Foundation tennis academy, who […] The post lacoste welcomed novak djokovic at Macy’s ahead of US Open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 24, 4:04 am ET
  • US Open 2018 – Favourites
  • The 2018 US Open is set to take place at Flushing Meadows in the coming weeks. It will be the 138th edition of the tournament and one that looks as competitive as ever. The latest US Open 2018 betting odds make the recent Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic the 11/4 favourite. He looked to have returned to the height […] The post US Open 2018 – Favourites appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 13, 4:44 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
  • BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore holds Wimbledon viewing party for women's finals
  • Get the Pimm’s chilling and crates of strawberries ready as Wimbledon fever takes over.Tennis fans are invited to join in the summer Grand Slam festivities and enjoy free pints and snacks at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global Wimbledon Women’s Finals viewing party, on 14 July 2018 at Harry’s Bar, Boat Quay.Date:14 July 2018 (Saturday)Time: 7PM till lateVenue: Harry’s Bar (Boat Quay), Level 2, 28 Boat Quay, 049818Fans can catch the exciting Wimbledon Women’s Finals match live, test their tennis knowledge by joining the trivia, or participate in a lucky draw. Prizes include VIP hospitality passes
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 5, 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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