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Last updated on August 30, 2015 11:53:25 ET

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Andy Murray Doesn’t Think His First Round US Open Opponent Nick Kyrgios Is A Bad Boy
Andy Murray isn't a Nick Kyrgios hater.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 30, 10:13 am ET


Novak Djokovic Believes He Can Win The Calendar Year Grand Slam!
Novak Djokovic believes he can win the Calendar year Grand Slam one day.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 30, 10:05 am ET


From around the web:

Andy Murray Doesn’t Think His First Round US Open Opponent Nick Kyrgios Is A Bad Boy
Andy Murray isn't a Nick Kyrgios hater.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 30, 10:13 am ET


Novak Djokovic Believes He Can Win The Calendar Year Grand Slam!
Novak Djokovic believes he can win the Calendar year Grand Slam one day.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 30, 10:05 am ET


Novak Djokovic Used Mickey Mouse To Crash A Rafael Nadal Interview [Video]
Novak Djokovic had some fun during a Rafael Nadal presser.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 30, 9:54 am ET


us open 2015: all eyes on serena williams grand slam
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. With the US Open 2015 kicking off on August 31, all eyes are on Serena Williams. The question that has been on everyone’s mind is “Can she win the Grand Slam?”. The attention for it went as far as the tickets of the women’s singles finals being sold out before the US Open 2015 even […] The post us open 2015: all eyes on serena williams grand slam appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | August 30, 9:53 am ET


How to Make Money from Tennis Betting | Tennis Tips UK Expert Guide
The key to success when it comes to tennis betting is information. Whether its player form statistics, serving/return statistics or indeed any other metric – punters need to gain an edge to be profitable in the long term. All sports betting is a battle between the bettor and the bookmakers trading teams (individuals employed to … Continue reading How to Make Money from Tennis Betting | Tennis Tips UK Expert Guide → The post How to Make Money from Tennis Betting | Tennis Tips UK Expert Guide appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | August 30, 9:11 am ET


us open 2015: nick kyrgios isn’t a bad boy asserts andy murray
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. In the build up of the US Open, Scotsman Andy Murray has said that he does not think that Aussie bad boy, Nick Kyrgios,  is  an actual bad boy. Andy Murray – Nick kyrgios is one of the first round posters in New York. During the Media Day, Britain was, of course, asked about the […] The post us open 2015: nick kyrgios isn’t a bad boy asserts andy murray appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | August 30, 8:05 am ET


1989: Image is Everything—Andre Agassi's infamous ad
This year marks the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine's founding in 1965. To commemorate the occasion, we'll look back each Thursday at one of the 50 moments that have defined the last half-century in our sport. “It reminds me of those Vegas windstorms, the kind that begin with a faint, ominous rustling of leaves, and ultimately turn into high-pitched, gale-force, three-day blows.” This was how a 19-year-old named Andre Agassi described what it was like to begin hearing a certain, soon-to-be-infamous three-word slogan shouted at him by fans in the summer of 1989. The problem was, that soon-to-be-infamous slogan was his own. A few months
Articles by Steve Tignor | August 30, 7:40 am ET


US Open 2015: Men’s and women’s draw preview and anaylsis
by: Tom Cochrane It’s summer in New York, which means it’s time for the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open from Flushing Meadows. Welcome to a fortnight of daily coverage of all the action. Today sees me set out my respective predictions for the men’s and women’s tournaments, along with my previews of [...]
Tennis Connected | August 30, 7:27 am ET


2015 US Open Schedule – Monday, Aug 31: World No. 1s Serena, Djokovic Plus Nadal v Coric
The US Open Monday schedule
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 29, 10:45 pm ET


US Open 2015: Order of Play for Monday, August 31
The order of play for opening day action at the 2015 US Open can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
Tennis Connected | August 29, 9:06 pm ET


ESPN US Open Tennis Schedule
ESPN & the 2015 US Open Date Time (ET) Event Network(s) Mon Aug 31 10:45 a.m. 1 p.m. US Open First Round ESPN3 ESPN   6 p.m. US Open First Round ESPN2 Tue Sep 1 10:45 a.m. 1 p.m. US Open First Round ESPN3 ESPN Wed Sep 2 10:45 a.m. 1 p.m. US Open Second […]
Tennis Panorama | August 29, 6:29 pm ET


Anderson, Kvitova Win ATP Winston-Salem, WTA New Haven
South African Kevin Anderson and Czech Petra Kvitova gained some confidence moving into the US Open on Saturday with titles at tour stops in Winston-Salem and New Haven respectively.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | August 29, 5:39 pm ET


US Open 2015 – Schedule for Day 1: Monday, August 31, 2015
US Open 2015 Schedule for Day 1: Monday, August 31, 2015 Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Women’s Singles – Round 1 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[7] Not Before: 1:00 PM Women’s Singles – Round 1 Monica Puig (PUR) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[23] Men’s Singles – Round 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] vs. Joao […]
Tennis Panorama | August 29, 5:00 pm ET


Petra Kvitova and Kevin Anderson Win Titles Leading into the US Open
(August 29, 2015) In New Haven, second seed Petra Kvitova defended her Connecticut Open title on Saturday, taking down Czech country woman Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in an all-left handed battle. Kvitova has now won the tournament three times 2012, 2013, 2015, she’s just one title behind Venus Williams behind Venus Williams and […]
Tennis Panorama | August 29, 5:00 pm ET


Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. The William Jones Cup 2015 is a top-tier international basketball tournament under the FIBA Asia. The prestigious event is currently taking place in Taiwan from August 29 to September 6, 2015. The William Jones Cup has been held annually since 1977. There are nine teams entered into the tournament. Watch Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 Here are the teams participating at the Jones Cup 2015 tournament: [1] Iran [2] Spartak Primorye (Russia) [3] Wellington
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | August 29, 3:52 pm ET


Chinese Taipei vs Philippines Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Chinese Taipei vs Philippines Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. The William Jones Cup 2015 is a top-tier international basketball tournament under the FIBA Asia. The prestigious event is currently taking place in Taiwan from August 29 to September 6, 2015. The William Jones Cup has been held annually since 1977. There are nine teams entered into the tournament. Watch Chinese Taipei vs Philippines Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 Here are the teams participating at the Jones Cup 2015 tournament: [1] Iran [2] Spartak Primorye (Russia) [3] Wellington Saints (New
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | August 29, 3:51 pm ET


USA vs Japan Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The USA vs Japan Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. The William Jones Cup 2015 is a top-tier international basketball tournament under the FIBA Asia. The prestigious event is currently taking place in Taiwan from August 29 to September 6, 2015. The William Jones Cup has been held annually since 1977. There are nine teams entered into the tournament. Watch USA vs Japan Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 Here are the teams participating at the Jones Cup 2015 tournament: [1] Iran [2] Spartak Primorye (Russia) [3] Wellington Saints (New Zealand) [4] Chinese
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | August 29, 3:49 pm ET


Chinese Taipei vs Iran Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Chinese Taipei vs Iran Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. The William Jones Cup 2015 is a top-tier international basketball tournament under the FIBA Asia. The prestigious event is currently taking place in Taiwan from August 29 to September 6, 2015. The William Jones Cup has been held annually since 1977. There are nine teams entered into the tournament. Watch Chinese Taipei vs Iran Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 Here are the teams participating at the Jones Cup 2015 tournament: [1] Iran [2] Spartak Primorye (Russia) [3] Wellington Saints (New
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | August 29, 3:48 pm ET


South Korea vs Russia Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The South Korea vs Russia Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. The William Jones Cup 2015 is a top-tier international basketball tournament under the FIBA Asia. The prestigious event is currently taking place in Taiwan from August 29 to September 6, 2015. The William Jones Cup has been held annually since 1977. There are nine teams entered into the tournament. Watch South Korea vs Russia Jones Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 Here are the teams participating at the Jones Cup 2015 tournament: [1] Iran [2] Spartak Primorye (Russia) [3] Wellington Saints (New
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | August 29, 3:47 pm ET


Anderson wins Winston-Salem title
Winston-Salem Open—North Carolina, U.S.A. No. 2 seed Kevin Anderson captured his third career title in Winston-Salem on Saturday, defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5. Hammering 16 aces and never losing his serve, Anderson needed one hour and 33 minutes to seal his victory. Herbert, 24, was competing in his first ever ATP World Tour final.
Tennis Connected | August 29, 3:26 pm ET


If pressure really is a privilege...
So excited to be in New York for the #usopen! Ready to take on the heat @missionathlete #keepyourcool #onamission pic.twitter.com/1lsRy4d6Bb— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 27, 2015 ...then Serena Williams is the most privileged woman in New York right now. The subject of constant commentary, major magazine covers and feature stories, the world number 1 is poised to win the Grand Slam, one of the few achievements in tennis that she's never pulled off. Of course, few have. (Commentators have been cheapening the accomplishment lately by calling it the Calendar Year Grand Slam, but there'll be none of that talk here.
Women Who Serve | August 29, 3:00 pm ET


Top US Open Seeds Meet the Media in Flushing Meadows
View image | gettyimages.com (August 29, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY) The top seeds at the 2015 US Open met the media on Saturday ahead of Monday’s start of the last major of the year. Third seed Andy Murray and second seed Simona Halep spoke to the media in the relaxed setting of Media Garden located […]
Tennis Panorama | August 29, 1:12 pm ET


Safarova v Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven Connecticut Open 2015 Final Tennis Betting Prediction
Match Result: Petra Kvitova won 6-7  6-2  6-2 Tennis Tips UK Profit: +2.90 Units Subscribe for Tennis Betting Tips |  Other Tennis Tipsters  Safarova v Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven 2015 Final Petra Kvitova had many doubts surrounding her prior to this event as she has lost multiple matches and was suffering from illness. … Continue reading Safarova v Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven Connecticut Open 2015 Final Tennis Betting Prediction → The post Safarova v Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven Connecticut Open 2015 Final Tennis Betting Prediction appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | August 29, 7:42 am ET


Does Better Start Now?
Tennis is not just the sport of a lifetime, it’s also the sport of swank watch commercials. So if you’ve tired of watching Roger Federer, dressed in a suit that costs more than your car, gazing at giant, museum-grade pictures of himself in an ad for the timepiece company he endorses, you can now see Victoria Azarenka in heavy rotation for her watch sponsor. In that ad, as Azarenka she prepares to walk out onto a stadium court, she tells the viewer, “At this moment all my past accomplishments mean nothing. Better starts now.” Those are ironic words, given the extent to
Articles by Peter Bodo | August 28, 11:00 pm ET


Anderson reaches Winston-Salem final
Winston-Salem Open—NC, U.S.A. Semifinal results: (2) Kevin Anderson Defeats Malik Jaziri 64 63 Pierre-Hugues Herbert Defeats (13) Steve Johnson 36 76(5) 62
Tennis Connected | August 28, 7:51 pm ET


Podcast: Previewing the 2015 US Open
Welcome the TennisConnected Podcast for 2015! Parsa Samii and Nima Naderi are back to preview the US Open Tennis Championships. While the stage is set for an exciting fortnight, we look at both the men’s and women’s draws and the perspective favorites. With Serena Williams bidding for the Calendar Year Slam and Roger Federer playing about as [...]
Tennis Connected | August 28, 7:15 pm ET


audemars piguet has serena williams and stan wawrinka admire each other
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Audemars Piguet hosted a mixed doubles virtual tennis tournament and cocktail party with tennis champions and Audemars Piguet brand ambassadors Serena Williams and Stan Wawrinka. On the brink of a potential historic calendar Grand Slam, Williams returns to NYC this week to play for a fourth major tournament title this year. Ranked number five in […] The post audemars piguet has serena williams and stan wawrinka admire each other appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | August 28, 5:04 pm ET


US Open 2015: espn shows tennis hotspots around New York City
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. The US Open runs from August 31 to September 13, but tennis lives in New York City year round, as evidenced by a new ESPN video highlighting some of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems of tennis circuit throughout the city. From downtown to Harlem and midtown to Brooklyn, tennis thrives in the concrete jungle – […] The post US Open 2015: espn shows tennis hotspots around New York City appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | August 28, 4:13 pm ET


Kalinskaya Again Sweeps ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships; Auger Aliasimme Takes Bo
©Colette Lewis 2015--College Park, Maryland--Top seed Anna Kalinskaya kept intact her perfect record at the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships Saturday, taking both the singles and doubles titles for the second straight year. The boys champion is new to Grade 1 success, with 15-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime collecting his first title at that ITF level.Both singles finals, played simultaneously on the courts of the Junior Tennis Champions Center, were contested by friends and doubles partners, and both were tense and often error-strewn affairs, but No. 7 seed Auger Aliassime's 6-2, 7-6(6) win over fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov produced
ZooTennis | August 28, 3:00 pm ET


Pre-U.S. Open rant: Telling women what to do
My big takeway from the Serena Williams/Simona Halep Cincinnati final wasn't necessarily Williams' dominance and her continued ability to pull victory from inconsistent play. We already knew about that.More than anything, the match made me realize just how ridiculous on-court coaching is -- on at least three levels. Let's review them now:Level OneSo Darren Cahill is the Adidas player development couch, and he was available to Halep during changeovers for on-court coaching. Cahill is also a commentator for ESPN at times, along with Brad Gilbert and Mary Jo Fernandez. Gilbert says something about how surprised he is that Serena's opponents
Tennis With Attitude | August 28, 3:00 pm ET


US Open Men’s Preview
First Quarter – Djokovic’s Quarter At first look, this is a scary looking quarter for Djokovic. Pospisil in the second round, and of course Nadal in the quarterfinals. While we are still talking about Rafael Nadal, he can be a rather predictable player. Maybe it’s because he practices at full tilt and plays all his […]
Mind The Racket | August 28, 11:30 am ET


US Open Women’s Preview
First Quarter – Serena’s Quarter A thought occurred to me after seeing Serena’s draw – what odds would you need to bet the field over Serena? While Williams is in one of the most dominant stretches of her career, we like to quickly forget the tough, earlier round losses she can sometimes have, and she […]
Mind The Racket | August 28, 11:21 am ET


Grand Ambition
If the men’s draw is a two-player race, the women’s draw at the U.S. Open is all about the No. 1 seed, Serena Williams. As long as she’s in the event, the story of the tournament will be her quest to win the first calendar-year Grand Slam in 25 years. Let’s see how her chances look, and whether anyone might be in a position to upset her. ***** First Quarter Nothing has come easily for Serena during her three-major run in 2015, so why would the fourth leg be any different? There’s a lot happening in her quarter of the draw: She could
Articles by Steve Tignor | August 28, 9:17 am ET


Opening Line
At first glance, the 2015 U.S. Open men’s tournament would seem to be a two-man event. After this season, and this summer, it’s hard to realistically imagine anyone other than world No. 1 Novak Djokovic or world No. 2 Roger Federer holding up the winner’s trophy two weeks from now. But then, we might have thought something similar last year, and the two men who played for the title ended up being Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori (who beat Federer and Djokovic in the semifinals, respectively). Here’s a look at this year’s draw, and whether any similar surprises might be in
Articles by Steve Tignor | August 28, 7:22 am ET


US Open 2015: wilson announces pro staff 97s and other new products
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced the launch of three new high performance, next generation tennis products designed for today’s modern game. The new products include the Pro Staff 97S, which was developed in collaboration with Wilson Advisory Staff Member Grigor Dimitrov, a line of extreme power rackets called ULTRA XP, and Element string. Wilson and […] The post US Open 2015: wilson announces pro staff 97s and other new products appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | August 28, 7:05 am ET


S Caruso v F Volandri Tips | ATP Manerbio Challenger 2015 Quarterfinal 28/08/2015 Tennis Betting Pre
S Caruso v F Volandri Tips | ATP Manerbio Challenger 2015 Quarterfinal 28/08/2015 Tennis Betting Preview & Prediction Veteran of the game, Filippo Volandri faces a fellow Italian at the very start of his career in this Challenger Quarterfinal. Who is the best value selection from a tennis betting perspective? Tennis Tips UK explore all the … Continue reading S Caruso v F Volandri Tips | ATP Manerbio Challenger 2015 Quarterfinal 28/08/2015 Tennis Betting Preview & Prediction → The post S Caruso v F Volandri Tips | ATP Manerbio Challenger 2015 Quarterfinal 28/08/2015 Tennis Betting Preview & Prediction appeared first on Tennis
Tennis Tips UK | August 28, 4:48 am ET


Tennis Results Round-Up
CONNECTICUT OPEN PRESENTED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES – NEW HAVEN, USA $ 754,163.00 21-29 AUGUST 2015 RESULTS – AUGUST 27, 2015 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals [2] P. Kvitova (CZE) d [7] [WC] A. Radwanska (POL) 75 64 [3] [WC] C. Wozniacki (DEN) d C. Garcia (FRA) 63 60 [4] [WC] L. Safarova (CZE) d D. Cibulkova […]
Tennis Panorama | August 27, 11:02 pm ET


Kvitova Takes the Inaugural Connecticut Open Triathalon Crown
Put three world-class athletes on a child-sized obstacle course and it won't take long before hilarity ensues. Major props to the Connecticut Open promotions team for coming up with such a fun idea. There was an enthusiastic group of fans cheering on each of the players and no shortage of smart phones taking pictures.
Home | August 27, 5:12 pm ET


All-Canadian Boys Final at International Hard Courts, Kalinskaya and Mihalikova to Decide Girls Cham
©Colette Lewis 2015--College Park, Maryland--A rematch of the recent Canadian National Junior final is set for Saturday, after No. 15 seed Denis Shapovalov and No. 7 seed Felix Auger Aliassime advanced to the finals of the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships in contrasting fashion.Top seed Anna Kalinskaya of Russia will go for her second straight sweep of the girls titles when she takes on No. 2 seed Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia in Saturday morning's finals.Shapovalov had been taken to three sets three times in his first four matches, but against qualifier Jake Van Emburgh, the 16-year-old left-hander needed
ZooTennis | August 27, 3:00 pm ET


The Top 3 Favourites to Win the Us Open and the Dark Horses
The Top 3 Favourites to Win the Us Open and the Dark Horses The fourth and the last Grand Slam event of the year is just round the corner, and exciting matches are bound to happen. According to TonyBet bookie some favourites are very clear, but as last year’s US Open has shown, a dark-horse win can always happen. Here’s the top 3 leading players in our opinion – both at men’s and women’s courts – and the extra potential dark horses to watch out for. Men’s Favourites: 1. Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic is firmly at the top of the ATP
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | August 27, 3:00 pm ET


A Radwanska v P Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven 2015 Tennis Betting Preview, Prediction and Expert Pick
A Radwanska v P Kvitova Tips | Thursday 27th August 2015 (27/08/2015) Tennis Betting Preview, Prediction & Picks Kvitova Odds | Radwanska Odds World no. 15 Agnieszka Radwanska is the narrow favourite in terms of the bookmaker prices for this match. This may seem surprising initially considering the fact that Petra Kvitova is a Grand Slam winner and has … Continue reading A Radwanska v P Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven 2015 Tennis Betting Preview, Prediction and Expert Pick → The post A Radwanska v P Kvitova Tips | WTA New Haven 2015 Tennis Betting Preview, Prediction and Expert Pick appeared first on Tennis
Tennis Tips UK | August 27, 1:22 pm ET


Djokovic, Nadal Drawn into Same Quarter of US Open Draw
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in the quartertfinals at the US Open. This and more men's singles draw highlights here: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and 14-time major champion Rafael Nadal could meet in the quarterfinals of the US Open, the draw revealed on Thursday afternoon in New York. See the Complete US Open Men's Singles Draw Here If they meet it would be the second time that Djokovic and Nadal have faced each other at the quarterfinals at a major this season. The Serb took their previous meeting, 7-5, 6-3, 6-1, at Roland Garros this spring. If the seeds hold in
Blog RSS | August 27, 6:46 am ET


Video: Nadal Plays Strip Tennis, Talks Passion
Promoting his role as brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, Rafa thrills fans playing strip tennis in Bryant Park. Rafael Nadal dressed up to strip down in Bryant Park. Nadal thrilled fans in midtown Manhattan playing strip tennis with a group of models in a portable court at the popular park. More: Rafa's Reveal in New Underwear Ad It was all part of Nadal's promotional appearance as global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger underwear. A billboard of Nadal taking nearly it all off has become a bit of a tourist attraction in Times Square. .@RafaelNadal. Times Square. New underwear collection. New face. New fit. #TommyXNadal https://t.co/PSENx94UQO — Tommy
Blog RSS | August 27, 1:04 am ET


Qualifiers Van Emburgh, Battaglia into International Hard Court Semifinals; Paul, Liu, Bellis Reach
©Colette Lewis 2015--College Park, Maryland--Madison Battaglia and Jake Van Emburgh are hardly the most likely semifinalists at the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships, but both qualifiers have proved their mettle throughout the week to join six high-profile juniors in the tournament's Final Four.Battaglia, who has played seven matches over the past six days, earned her third straight win over a seeded player Thursday, defeating No. 6 seed Iryna Shymanovich of Belarus 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3 after three hours and 30 minutes.Battaglia served for the match at 6-4, 5-4 and had a match point, but the former world No. 2
ZooTennis | August 26, 3:00 pm ET


Even Bad Boy McEnroe Thinks Nick Kyrgios Needs to Slow His Roll
The brash former bad boy thinks there's still time for Nick Kyrgios to get it together. Speaking in a conference call to promote ESPN’s coverage of this year’s US Open, John McEnroe expressed concern for the career of Nick Kyrgios. The 20-year-old Aussie has gained notoriety for his on-court transgressions of late, but was recently granted a reprieve in the form of probation from the ATP with regard to his controversial on-court “sledging” of Stan Wawrinka in Montreal two weeks ago. More: The Sledge Heard 'Round the Tennis World Rather than focus on that incident when asked about the future of the
Blog RSS | August 26, 8:36 am ET


Serena Williams Talks Endorsement Disparity in New York Times Article
Serena Williams addresses the fact the Maria Sharapova out-earns her in the endorsement department in a New York Times article. In a New York Times article written by Claudia Rankine, Serena Williams addresses questions about the fact that she’s consistently out-earned by Maria Sharapova despite being the World’s No. 1 player and owning an 18-2 lifetime edge over the Russian. More: After Cincinnati Triumph, History Waits for Serena Williams “If they want to market someone who is white and blond, that’s their choice,” Williams said. “I have a lot of partners who are very happy to work with me. I can’t sit
Blog RSS | August 26, 7:10 am ET


New Clothes For New York
From classic colors to camoflauge, see what Nike endorsers Serena, Maria, Rafa and Grigor will wear at the US Open. Rafa is not Rambo, but Rafael Nadal will wear camouflage in the urban jungle next week. Nike unveiled some of the new clothes its stars will wear in New York at it's Steal The Show street-court tennis event staged on 13th Street in Manhattan Monday night. More: Swoosh Stars Align in New York City Which US Open look do you like best? Made for the moment. Introducing the night looks of New York. #stealtheshow http://t.co/y9ldhrJyQp pic.twitter.com/uABY4kR1yq — NikeCourt (@Nikecourt) August 24, 2015 Put on your best
Blog RSS | August 26, 1:59 am ET


Three Qualifiers Reach Quarterfinals at International Hard Court Championships; Fifteen Americans in
©Colette Lewis 2015--College Park, Maryland--Three qualifiers, all playing in just the third ITF tournament of their junior careers, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships with straight set wins on an unusually refreshing midsummer day in the Washington DC area.Amanda Anisimova, who will be 14 next Monday, continued her run, posting her fifth consecutive straight-set win, which includes two qualifying victories over the weekend. In Wednesday's third round, Anisimova beat unseeded Abigail Desiatnikov 6-4, 7-5, saving two set points with USTA 16s girls champion Desiatnikov serving at 5-3 in the second set. Anisimova will face
ZooTennis | August 25, 3:00 pm ET


Q&A with Lucie Safarova
We sat down with Lucie following her 1st round win at the 2015 Connecticut Open and it didn't take long before the laughter ensued. She was both thoughtul and comical with her answers but I really wish there was video proof of her last karaoke adventure! Check out her answers below and enjoy!
Home | August 25, 2:01 pm ET


Why Not?
Shortly after Roger Federer dispatched Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, he sat with ESPN’s commentators, talking about the audacious way he had just attacked and overcome one of the better attackers in game. At 34 years of age and fresh off a match in which he had been lunging and darting like a teenager, you might have expected Federer to be icing a wrist or elbow, to wince as he shifted position, or at least to still show beads of perspiration across his forehead. Instead, the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion looked fresh, his
Articles by Peter Bodo | August 25, 10:59 am ET


Will Roger Federer be Victorious at the 2015 US Open? | Tennis Betting Tips, Picks and Prediction
Will Roger Federer be Victorious at the 2015 US Open? The final Grand Slam of 2015 commences shortly; so let’s take a look at the key contenders this year with a particular focus on world number two Roger Federer after highly impressive recent performances. Is the Swiss legend good value at odds of 5/1? Roger … Continue reading Will Roger Federer be Victorious at the 2015 US Open? | Tennis Betting Tips, Picks and Prediction → The post Will Roger Federer be Victorious at the 2015 US Open? | Tennis Betting Tips, Picks and Prediction appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | August 24, 4:45 pm ET


Bryde Saves Five Match Points to Advance to Third Round at International Hard Court Championships; T
©Colette Lewis 2015--College Park, Maryland--Monday's heat and humidity gave way to much more pleasant conditions for the second round of the ITF Grade 1 International Hard Court Championships, and after a dozen seeds lost in the opening round, Tuesday saw only three fall, all in the girls draw, with US girls responsible for those upsets.Qualifier Madison Battaglia defeated No. 3 seed Wushuang Zheng of China 6-1, 6-3 at the University of Maryland site, and qualifier Clarissa Hand also took out a seed there, beating Destanee Aiava of Australia 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. USTA National 16s champion Abigail Desiatnikov, a wild card,
ZooTennis | August 24, 3:00 pm ET


Opening Statements
The U.S. Open has been the site of many of Novak Djokovic's signature moments. Here are the five most notable from his first decade at Flushing Meadows.   View image | gettyimages.com 2005 Tennis experts trekked to the side courts to watch junior star Gael Monfils, but it didn’t take long for them to start noticing the smooth strokes of the 18-year-old Serbian on the other side of the net, who was also making his Open debut. The match was a taste of things to come. After hyperventilating and taking a long mid-match break, Djokovic bounced back to win 7–5 in the fifth.   View image
Articles by Steve Tignor | August 24, 1:34 pm ET


Defining Djokovic
Has a tennis player ever claimed that he likes the fact that Wimbledon follows so hard on the heels of the French Open? For decades, pros and fans and supporters of sane scheduling have cried out for more than two meager weeks between these very different major tournaments. Yet as soon as our wish came true and Wimbledon moved back a week, along came Novak Djokovic to make a strong case that the events are just fine as they are. Couldn’t be better, really, as far as he’s concerned. “I think it’s actually great that after a couple of weeks we
Articles by Steve Tignor | August 24, 10:11 am ET


Episode 5 – Federer and Serena Dominating, ATP and Halep
It’s the Mind The Racket Podcast, Episode 5! I’m joined by Bri AKA @4thetennis and we break down Federer and Serena’s impressive runs to the titles, the rest of the ATP’s chances at the US Open, Halep refinding her form and so much more! Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, […]
Mind The Racket | August 24, 10:07 am ET


Will Nole Wear Golden Masters Crown?
by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Once again, Novak Djokovic is on the edge of history. He is just one win away from claiming his first pottery vase trophy at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. It’s a victory that would make him the first to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 titles – the elusive Career Golden Masters.
Home | August 23, 11:20 am ET


She's Just Being Serena
by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Ever had one of those days? Well, “pull a Serena” and turn it around.
Home | August 22, 3:48 pm ET


North American hard court season brings redemption and stardom
We don't yet know what we'll remember most about the 2015 North American hard court season--the part, that is, that precedes the U.S. Open. But there are already enough stories to make the season memorable.First, Sloane Stephens not only advanced to a final, at long last--she won a title. Stephens' victory at the Citi Open (which began with an impressive draw but thinned out a bit because of injury withdrawals) had to be a huge relief for her, her team and her fans. Stephens, who was unseeded, defeated former U.S. Open champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sam Stosur to get to
Women Who Serve | August 22, 3:00 pm ET


Some Thoughts Following the Cincinnati Masters
Federer showed he's a contender in New York, but...: Roger Federer once again showed he's ageless in taking the title in impressive fashion. He dispatched of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic without too much trouble, and clearly is in great form. However, while a good argument can be made he's the second favorite heading into the US Open (yes, Djokovic is still the heavy favorite), Federer has often looked great heading into slams in recent years without taking the title. It certainly won't be a shock if he does pull it off, but it's also getting tough to ignore recent
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | August 22, 3:00 pm ET


Expect More Controversy in Tennis' Future
For most of the last decade during tennis' "golden age" on the men's tour, the sport has mostly steered clear of major controversies. The Big Four clearly reigned supreme, and everyone else seemed to know their place. There may have been some minor dustups between members of the Big Four (notably Federer and Djokovic), but they've largely gotten along given how often they run up against each other. They all seemed to realize they're more marketable if they "keep it classy", and have taken steps to maintain pristine images.It looked like the next generation was going to follow in the
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | August 22, 3:00 pm ET


Nadal Working to Win Mind Game
by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Each point. Each match. Each season. Rafael Nadal is taking tennis one step at a time, focusing on the future rather than the past.
Home | August 19, 9:59 pm ET


Mind The Racket Podcast – Episode 4
Episode 4 of the now weekly Mind The Racket Podcast! Featuring Bri AKA @4thetennis. We talk Belinda, Serena, why the Kyrgios thing is such a big deal, Murray, Nadal and so much more! Also available on iTunes. Subscribe! https://itunes.apple.com/si/podcast/mind-the-racket/id596038464?mt=2
Mind The Racket | August 18, 12:36 pm ET


I just wanna be a KareBear like you--the evolution of Angelique Kerber
Photo by Daniel WardI remember, years ago, standing on the sidewalk at the Family Circle Cup and watching Daniela Hantuchova--surrounded by empty courts because everyone else had finished playing--swatting away for hours at a pesky opponent who simply would not go away. The other player was like a wall, but she was more than a wall; she was reading Hantuchova's game and responding quickly. That opponent was Angelique Kerber. I had seen Kerber play before, but this match made it clear just how strong her defensive skills were.Hantuchova won the match 6-7, 7-5, 6-3. She was exhausted, and also somewhat
Women Who Serve | August 10, 3:00 pm ET


Tiafoe and Kozlov Star in Kalamazoo Classic
Frances Tiafoe and Stefan Kozlov have been friends and competitors for a hefty portion of their lives. Both 17, they’ve shouldered enormous pressure and expectation as the next American tennis greats. Tiafoe(1) and Kozlov(3) each reached the USTA Boys 18s final without dropping a set, and with a US Open Main Draw Wild Card on […]
The Tennis Nerds | August 9, 9:54 pm ET


Some Thoughts Early In the Week At The Montreal Masters
Roger Federer may be resting, but most everyone else will be trying to get some valuable ranking points and momentum for the US Open at this week's Montreal Masters. Below are some thoughts as the top players return to action at the biggest tournament since Wimbledon.Djokovic will be looking to send a message: Just like in 2014 Novak Djokovic enters Canadaas the Wimbledon champion, but he'll be looking to avoid a repeat of the slip up he suffered last year in Canadaand Cincinnati. It's impossible to tell what effect if any his early losses last year had on his US
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | August 9, 3:00 pm ET


Sloane did it!
I have to admit, I had some serious doubts about Sloane Stephens getting that first final/title anytime in the near future. The past year had its ups and downs as far as results go with losses aplenty and coaching changes.But any kinds of doubts were erased this week in Washington as the young American won her first career title (in her first career final). She beat Sam Stosur in the semis, then turned around and tagged Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. In the last three sets played between those two matches, Stephens dropped only three games.That's some serious ballin' right there.(A side note:
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 8, 3:00 pm ET


The summer of Sam Stosur?
A funny thing, from a couple of years ago:After Samantha Stosur won the WTA stop in Carlsbad, Calif., in 2013, she immediately went to the top of my favorites list for that year's U.S. Open. I even wrote about it for Bleacher Report and everything. But things weren't meant to be for the '11 Open champ.And that might actually be a bit of an understatement as she fell in the first round of the tournament to American Vicky Duval. Grand Slams have been a bit tricky for Stosur since her breakthrough. She managed a quarter and a semi in 2012,
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 4, 3:00 pm ET


Murray's Summer Vacation
Now that Novak Djokovic appears to have silenced any speculation about who might finish No. 1 in 2015 (before that conversation has even taken wing), maybe we should look at the next most logical question: Who is going to end up No. 2? Alright, it doesn’t have quite the same ring. Still, three men with hard-court chops aplenty are in the hunt and could conceivably bump Roger Federer (9,665 ranking points) from his lofty perch right behind Djokovic (13,845 points): No. 3 Andy Murray (7,840 points), No. 4 Stan Wawrinka (5,790 points), and No. 5 Kei Nishikori (5,525 points). Murray and
Articles by Peter Bodo | August 4, 2:00 pm ET


The kids are still alright!
Margarita Gasparyan wins 1st career #WTA title! Tops Tig 63 57 60 at Baku Cup--> http://t.co/8kOyTS6Ehb pic.twitter.com/pBe1vwCXKg— WTA (@WTA) August 2, 2015 Over the weekend, we saw something happen that doesn't happen very often. A young player who was suddenly noticed because she fought hard and put in a good performance against an elite player (in this case, Serena Williams) at a major, turned right around--figuratively speaking--and won her first tournament. Margarita Gasparyan not only won Baku, but in doing so, she alsoThe young Russian is the first player with a one-handed backhand to win a title this year. But there's
Women Who Serve | August 2, 3:00 pm ET


Is Dominic Thiem Ready To Make His Move?
Dominic Thiem is a name tennis fans have been familiar with for a few years now, and he became one of the games' brightest young prospects based on his success early in 2014. He's still just 21, but a somewhat poor end to 2014 and beginning to 2015 saw Thiem get passed in the hype machine by even younger and supposedly brighter prospects (i.e. Coric, Kyrgios, Zverev, etc). It's too soon to tell which of these prospects will become the best player, but it's now clear Thiem is back in good form and ready to make a run towards challenging
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | August 1, 3:00 pm ET


The kids are alright--for now
Even in the WTA, which has become a proud standard bearer for the strength of veteran athletes, the power eventually shifts. Older players retire or experience the natural decline of their skills. Historically, super-stars have arrived in a flash--or at least it seemed like a flash--and begun their domination. But today, the "rising star" category isn't that easy to sort out.Take, for example, Simona Halep. Some of us have watched her for several years and have known of her immense potential. But to the public, and--unfortunately--to the sports media, she was a virtual unknown. When she broke rank a couple
Women Who Serve | July 31, 3:00 pm ET


Summer of Slam
Three years ago, Roger Federer established a new record for Grand Slam singles titles. Just a few weeks ago, Serena Williams moved within one Grand Slam singles title of Steffi Graf, who finished her career with 22. Going into this year, Rafael Nadal was 66-1 at the French Open—the major many pundits consider the most demanding—with a preposterous nine titles in 10 years. Then there’s Novak Djokovic. Were it not for Stan Wawrinka playing the match of his life at the moment of his life, Djokovic would share the spotlight with Williams, the pair marching toward the U.S. Open in lockstep as
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 30, 8:04 am ET


24/7 Top Stars' Non-Stop Competition
What’s so impressive about the big names in the game isn’t just what they can do - again and again - in tournament play. What they do the rest of the time is, if anything, even more inspiring. It’s so easy to take for granted the incredible athleticism, stamina and sheer competitive drive that the likes of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray demonstrate every time they set foot on the court.But the truth is what we see on court is just the tip of the iceberg. What we see is the product and the outcome of dedicated regimes of diet,
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 27, 3:00 pm ET


What to Expect at the BB&T Atlanta Open?
The BB&T Atlanta Open, aka "grown ups Kalamazoo", may be lacking the world's best players, but has more than enough Americans to draw in the Atlanta fans. Lots of young Americans were in qualifying, and the main draw has a collection of Americans young and old. Mardy Fish is making an appearance as he goes on his farewell tour this summer, and is also teaming with Andy Roddick in the men's doubles. In the top half it's hard to see anyone stopping John Isner and Jack Sock from meeting in the semifinals. Steve Johnson could give Isner some trouble in
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | July 26, 3:00 pm ET


The TTA? challenge
There's nothing like a challenge to get the old blood flowing and the keys moving, I always say!Let me tell you about one I've just been issued.While figuring out some writing stuff, namely how to do more of it, my wife issued a challenge to me: Do at least four posts a week here up until the U.S. Open. Seeing as how it looks like I've fallen into doing four a year nowadays, I thought that would be kind of tough.But you know what? Who says life is all fun and games? I'm going to take the missus up on
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | July 21, 3:00 pm ET


Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Feat. Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 15, 2015 – Today, the United States Association (USTA) announced a star-studded lineup for the milestone 20th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. The stadium show will include live performances from Rolling Stone “Artist You Need to Know” Bea Miller, “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles, Flo Rida protégé Natalie La Rose, MTV's "Artist to Watch" Jacob Whitesides and chart-topping pop-rock act American Authors. They’ll team-up with tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, last year’s US Open champion Marin Cilic and more for a day of tennis, music and fun to honor the legacy of legendary pioneer Arthur Ashe. The annual event takes place Saturday, August
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 14, 3:00 pm ET


3 Reasons You Can't Miss the US Open
The 2015 US Open is around the corner, and one thing is certain – it’s a can’t-miss experience for both diehard and casual fans alike. Grab your tickets now – they are going fast.These are the top 3 reasons that you can’t miss out on the 2015 US Open.1. The tennis is electrifying. Have you ever seen Serena, Roger or Rafa play, their talent and shot-making on full display? Now, imagine seeing them live and in person. There’s nothing like it. It’s exciting, it’s intense – and it’s impossible to fully appreciate through a television set. 2. The celeb-spotting
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 13, 3:00 pm ET


So, Wimbledon has been a little entertaining ...
First, ESPN, thank you for derailing my "workout routine." Now I wake up in the morning and watch every tennis match I want online. If you actually have things to do, this is not as good as it sounds. Who am I kidding. This is awesome!Before I fang some tennis players by picking them to win matches, how about (1) Serena v. Vika, (2) Agz v. Madison and (3) all the doubles anyone could possibly want!! Even though Serena has come back from a set down a lot lately, it is still just jaw-dropping to watch her as she reasserts
Tennis With Attitude | July 7, 3:00 pm ET


A testosterone-infused Ladies Day
Kevin Anderson. That would be the guy I gave zero props to in advance of his match with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Right -- the same guy who is tied at two sets apiece with Djokovic. Anyone know any good crystal-ball repairmen?Anyway, tomorrow is ladies' quarterfinal day at Wimby. Let's run 'em down:1. Maria Sharapova v. Coco Vandeweghe: Coco's another one who got no props from me yesterday. She'd get them today if she were playing almost anyone else. Although I am intrigued by the idea of Sharapova getting outhit by someone who in her press conference makes reference
Tennis With Attitude | July 6, 3:00 pm ET


Just another Manic Monday ... at Wimbledon
Let's just run down the Wimbledon schedule tomorrow by way of a preview:1. Serena Williams v. Venus Williams: OK, like almost everyone else, I want Venus to win. Here are the cold hard facts that kinda refute that outcome: a. They are not playing dubs together. Some might consider this a sign that Serena is not in top shape, which is not hard to sell after her French form. But it makes more sense that it's Venus trying to save her energy. She's looked OK during her matches so far, but one thing she has never shaken is this
Tennis With Attitude | July 4, 3:00 pm ET



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2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
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5 Stan Wawrinka5 Petra Kvitova
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
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10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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