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Last updated on March 24, 2017 10:02:24 ET

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  • No. 1 Kerber, Venus In Action Friday In Miami; Wozniacki, Pliskova Advance
  • 3-time champion Venus Williams opens play Friday in Miami.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 24, 9:00 am ET
  • Nadal, Dimitrov, Raonic Open Play Friday In Miami; Nishikori v Anderson
  • Seeds open on Friday in Miami.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 24, 8:45 am ET
  • Coric, Robredo, Rublev and Tiafoe Win First Round Matches at Miami Open
  • MIAMI OPEN PRESENTED BY ITAÚ—MIAMI, FL, U.S.A. First-round results: Borna Coric DEFEATS Marcel Granollers 76(6) 46 63 Damir Dzumhur DEFEATS Hyeon Chung 36 61 76(1) Robin Haase DEFEATS Mikael Ymer 75 76(3) Darian King DEFEATS Lukas Lacko 76(2) 64 Mikhail Kukushkin DEFEATS Mikhail Youzhny 64 61 Andrey Kuznetsov DEFEATS Denis Istomin 64 76(0) Yen-Hsun Lu […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 23, 8:13 pm ET
  • Miami Open 2017: Schedule of Play for Friday, March 24
  • Friday’s order of play at the 2017 Miami Open in Key Biscayne, Florida can be found below. LINK: OOP. ORDER OF PLAY – FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 STADIUM start 11:00 am WTA – [3] S. Halep (ROU) vs N. Osaka (JPN) Not Before 1:00 pm ATP – K. Anderson (RSA) vs [2] K. Nishikori (JPN) […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 23, 3:28 pm ET
  • Miami Open Live Blog Sponsored by Tecnifibre, March 23
  • Keep up with all the action around the grounds from a busy Thursday at the Miami Open with our Live Blog sponsodred by Tecnifibre. (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id = '24lbScript'; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset="utf-8"; lb24.src = '//v.24liveblog.com/embed/24.js?id=1381039'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(lb24);})();
  • Blog RSS | March 23, 6:47 am ET
  • Tiafoe vs Kravchuk Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream
  • The Tiafoe vs Kravchuk Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Miami Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 hardcourt tournament that takes place from March 20 to April 2, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 7,699,423 for the women’s event while it’s $ 7,375,695 for […] The post Tiafoe vs Kravchuk Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 23, 2:27 am ET
  • Coric vs Granollers Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream
  • The Coric vs Granollers Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Miami Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 hardcourt tournament that takes place from March 20 to April 2, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 7,699,423 for the women’s event while it’s $ 7,375,695 for […] The post Coric vs Granollers Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 23, 2:26 am ET
  • Bellucci vs Robert Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream
  • The Bellucci vs Robert Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Miami Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 hardcourt tournament that takes place from March 20 to April 2, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 7,699,423 for the women’s event while it’s $ 7,375,695 for […] The post Bellucci vs Robert Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 23, 2:25 am ET
  • Robredo vs Basilashvili Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream
  • The Robredo vs Basilashvili Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Miami Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 hardcourt tournament that takes place from March 20 to April 2, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 7,699,423 for the women’s event while it’s $ 7,375,695 for […] The post Robredo vs Basilashvili Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 23, 2:20 am ET
  • Khachanov vs Schwartzman Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream
  • The Khachanov vs Schwartzman Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Miami Open is an ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier 5 hardcourt tournament that takes place from March 20 to April 2, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 7,699,423 for the women’s event while it’s $ 7,375,695 for […] The post Khachanov vs Schwartzman Miami Masters 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 23, 2:20 am ET
  • Bouchard, Jankovic Among Miami Open Losers; Seeds On Thursday
  • American and former world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, the focus of weight issues between coaches and the USTA in past years, appeared not exactly svelte, but her fittest in past years in fending off 15-year-old fellow American Amanda Anisimova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 22, 10:30 pm ET
  • Fognini, Fritz and Troicki Record First Round Victories at Miami Open
  • MIAMI OPEN PRESENTED BY ITAÚ—MIAMI, FL, U.S.A. First-round results: Kevin Anderson DEFEATS Dusan Lajovic 62 75 Jeremy Chardy DEFEATS Facundo Bagnis 62 62 Federico Delbonis DEFEATS Juan Monaco 75 76(4) Jared Donaldson DEFEATS Kyle Edmund 26 76(4) 62 Ernesto Escobedo DEFEATS Daniel Evans 75 06 63 Fabio Fognini DEFEATS Ryan Harrison 64 75 Taylor Fritz […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 22, 10:26 pm ET
  • Miami Open Tennis – Wednesday Results, Thursday Schedule
  • MIAMI OPEN PRESENTED BY ITAU – MIAMI, USA 20 MARCH – 2 APRIL, 2017 Men’s Singles – First Round D. Sela (ISR) d [Q] C. Harrison (USA) 61 61 T. Fritz (USA) d A. Pavlasek (CZE) 62 63 N. Mahut (FRA) d [WC] M. Mmoh (USA) 63 62 G. Pella (ARG) d [Q] T. Smyczek […]
  • Tennis Panorama | March 22, 9:12 pm ET
  • Hungry Iguana Hassles Haas; Unseeded Americans Have Day at Miami Open
  • "This day is very special for me," said the 20-year-old No. 108-ranked qualifier Escobedo, of Mexican-American descent and getting plenty of support in Miami. "I qualified for my first Masters 1000 here in Miami and I played a tricky opponent who serves pretty well."
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 22, 8:34 pm ET
  • Miami Open 2017: Schedule of Play for Thursday, March 23
  • Thursday’s order of play at the 2017 Miami Open can be found below or alternatively at the link provided. Link: OOP. ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 STADIUM start 11:00 am WTA – [Q] M. Brengle (USA) vs [2] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) ATP – M. Granollers (ESP) vs B. Coric (CRO) ATP – […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 22, 6:15 pm ET
  • Crawford Survives Another Three-Setter to Advance to Quarterfinals at ITF Grade 1 International Spri
  • ZooTennis | March 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Top 5 Men Without A Slam Title
  • In this week's news, we highlight the Top 5 men of the Open Era who never broke through to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  • Blog RSS | March 22, 12:18 pm ET
  • FILA Signs Sponsorship Agreement with Mackenzie McDonald
  • (FILA Global) – FILA announced today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with Mackenzie “Mackie” McDonald, the 2016 NCAA Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion. McDonald joins the company’s roster of endorsed ATP World Tour and WTA Tour players who are wearing the FILA® brand on-court. “We are thrilled to welcome Mackie to the FILA […]
  • Tennis Connected | March 22, 10:15 am ET
  • Federer's Legacy Bounce
  • Wilson unveils commemorative RF Legacy balls. Recreational players can now celebrate Roger Federer's comeback with a legacy bounce. Wilson, Federer's long-time racquet sponsor, has unveiled a special can of commemorative balls to celebrate the Grand Slam king's 18th major championship at the Australian Open. Watch: Federer's Record, Sharapova Talks Dimitrov The Roger Federer Legacy Wilson Tennis ball can features Federer's face and autograph on the black can. Inside, the RF Legacy balls come with a letter from the 35-year-old Swiss. Wilson touts the RF Legacy ball as "a super premium ball that was designed and tested by the man himself." A four-ball can retails for $6.99,
  • Blog RSS | March 22, 10:14 am ET
  • Rafael Nadal: Winning Miami Is Not An Obession
  • Rafael Nadal hopes to win Miami one day.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | March 22, 9:16 am ET
  • Miami Open Live Blog Sponsored by Tecnifibre, March 22
  • Keep up with first-round action from the 2017 Miami Open in our live blog, sponsored by Tecnifibre! (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id = '24lbScript'; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset="utf-8"; lb24.src = '//v.24liveblog.com/embed/24.js?id=1380848'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(lb24);})();
  • Blog RSS | March 22, 8:00 am ET
  • Stan: "For Sure" Roger Can Regain No. 1
  • Stan Wawrinka explains why Roger Federer can reclaim the top spot. A spirited Roger Federer has stepped up his comeback winning the Australian Open and Indian Wells titles and may well rise to the top of tennis says world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who fell to his former doubles partner in the Indian Wells final, says Federer has "a big shot at (regaining) No. 1." Miami Open: Federer, Nadal Face Demanding Draws "He's playing really well, what is different maybe is he is playing closer from the baseline, preferring, using less his slice, he is using more top spin,
  • Blog RSS | March 22, 6:32 am ET
  • Miami Open Men's Preview: Wawrinka is top seed; Roger and Rafa return
  • Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals of the world. We’ll also be reporting from the Miami Open in Key Biscayne. As you’ll learn this week, when it comes to tennis, Florida isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind. No Andy Murray, no Novak Djokovic, no problem for the ATP these days. While it’s a little strange to see Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori take their places as the top two seeds in this
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 21, 4:04 pm ET
  • Top Seed Johnson Saves Match Point In Nearly Four-Hour Win over Chen; Wild Card Nakashima Ousts No.
  • ZooTennis | March 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Miami Open Women's Preview: Are we in for more surprises down south?
  • Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals of the world. We’ll also be reporting from the Miami Open in Key Biscayne. As you’ll learn this week, when it comes to tennis, Florida isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind. Let’s try this again. For the second straight tournament, the women are lacking top-level stars; Serena Williams, defending champion Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova will be absent in Key Biscayne. But the news
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 21, 12:57 pm ET
  • Gone like Jamestown, the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort was a treasure
  • Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals of the world. We’ll also be reporting from the Miami Open in Key Biscayne. As you’ll learn this week, when it comes to tennis, Florida isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind. The Colony. It was an appropriate name, once you dropped the “Beach & Tennis Resort” tag that once appeared in the ads. In those pre-internet days, those ads ran in travel publications and what once were called
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 21, 9:00 am ET
  • simona halep partners with mercedes-benz in romania
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. simona halep partners with mercedes-benz in romania Simona Halep, the fifth-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, has signed a new multiyear partnership with Mercedes-Benz Romania. The post simona halep partners with mercedes-benz in romania appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 21, 6:06 am ET
  • Federer shows that age can be about new possibilities, not decline
  • For most people, age is the enemy. For a sportswriter, though, it can be a best friend, or at least a lifeline in a time of need. If we’re looking for a reliably crowd-pleasing column topic, the touching travails of a former champion in decline is a hard one to beat. Everyone knows what it feels like not to be what we once were, right? Roger Federer, former and current tennis champion, knows this genre of column all too well. He’s been the subject of dozens of them since he turned 30 and stopped gathering up Grand Slam titles by the
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 20, 3:08 pm ET
  • Gupta Ousts Top Seed Khan in Boys 16s, Qualifier Cheng Advances at ITF Grade 1 International Spring
  • ZooTennis | March 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • That's an Indian Wells wrap
  • So my last post was a little heated. I had to unload a bit about on-court coaching, and because I am often overtaken by my mini-rages, I lose sight of the good things. I mentioned a few of them early in my last post. Let us hit the way-back button to revisit Indian Wells, shall we? OK!1. Roger Freakin' Federer. You might recall Federer taking some time off before, needing to rest his creaky back. It was at that moment that the Rolex-sponsored Retirement Watch began ticking in the minds of many. He sat on the sideline watching Rafa Nadal
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Roger Federer talks retirement and AusOpen 2017 win with GQ
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Roger Federer talks retirement and AusOpen 2017 win with GQ “Let’s say I have a tournament. I ask myself, how happy am I to be leaving home? Because it’d be so nice to stay. So am I happy to pack my bags, and walk out the door, and put them in the car, and get in the car, look to the house and say, Okay […] The post Roger Federer talks retirement and AusOpen 2017 win
  • tennis served fresh | March 20, 10:11 am ET
  • Federer and Vesnina, legend and late-bloomer, earned inspiring IW wins
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova had won the first set from Elena Vesnina, 8-6 in a tiebreaker, on a lucky net-cord winner. She had broken her demoralized opponent to start the second set, and was now up 3-1 and serving at 40-15. Kuznetsova had won 17 WTA singles titles during her 14-year career; Vesnina, a doubles specialist for most of hers, had won two. Everything seemed to point to a Kuznetsova win. When she tossed the ball to serve at 40-15, though, something changed. Specifically, Kuznetsova’s grunt changed. Out of nowhere, it became deeper, more pronounced, more guttural. It sounded like the grunt of someone
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 19, 10:42 pm ET
  • Elena Vesnina and Roger Federer Win BNP Paribas Open Singles Titles
  • Embed from Getty Images (March 19, 2017) Roger Federer and Elena Vesnina took home the BNP Paribas Open singles trophies on Sunday in Indian Wells California. In an all-Swiss affair, Federer defeated Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win his fifth Indian Wells crown, 90th career tournament and 25th Masters Series 1000 title. He is now tied […]
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 8:00 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic Withdraws From Miami Open with Elbow Injury
  •   I apologize to my fans and ppl who purchased tickets to watch me play live at @MiamiOpen. Sadly, I’m injured and won’t be able to compete. — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2017   (March 19, 2017) Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the Miami Open with a right elbow injury. “I have some very […]
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 4:17 pm ET
  • usta’s jay berger has stepped down as Player Development’s Head of Men’s Tennis
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. usta’s jay berger has stepped down as Player Development’s Head of Men’s Tennis The USTA today announced that Jay Berger has chosen to step down as USTA Player Development’s Head of Men’s Tennis. The post usta’s jay berger has stepped down as Player Development’s Head of Men’s Tennis appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 19, 4:09 pm ET
  • Canadian Denis Shapovalov Wins Drummondville National Bank Challenger
  • Canadian Denis Shapovalov Wins Drummondville National Bank Challenger Tennis Canada – Drummondville, March 19, 2017 – In his first appearance at an ATP World Tour Challenger final, Denis Shapovalov triumphed by a score of 6-3, 6-2 at the at the $75,000 Drummondville National Bank Challenger which was held at the René-Verrier indoor tennis club in […]
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 3:08 pm ET
  • Jay Berger To Step Down As USTA Player Development’s Head of Men’s Tennis
  • (March 19, 2017) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., – The USTA announced that Jay Berger has chosen to step down as USTA Player Development’s Head of Men’s Tennis. Berger, who has held the position since it was created in 2008 and has coached with the USTA since 2003, informed USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman of his […]
  • Tennis Panorama | March 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Shi Ousts Top Seed Bryde, Brooksby Eliminates 2016 Finalist RIffice in ITF Grade 1 International Spr
  • ZooTennis | March 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Iko, Iko--Elena, Queen of the Desert, redeems Super Sunday
  • .@EVesnina001 edges Kuznetsova in @BNPParibasOpen three-set Final thriller!HIGHLIGHTS--> https://t.co/wAOuLIWCb5 pic.twitter.com/7M8HkdRQYz— WTA (@WTA) March 19, 2017I have always wanted to attend Super Sunday, the alternative St. Joseph's Day celebration in which the Mardi Gras Indians return to the streets of New Orleans to parade after Mardi Gras. There are a couple of smaller parades, but the main one takes place in central city. I brought this idea up--back when I thought the Indian Wells final was on Saturday--to a couple of my friends, and we decided to go.When I learned that the final was on Sunday, St. Joseph's Day, I decided
  • Women Who Serve | March 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Indian Wells Men's Final Preview: Roger Federer vs. Stan Wawrinka
  • Stan Wawrinka [3] vs. Roger Federer [9] When the year began, it would have been hard to imagine that the Indian Wells final would be an all-Swiss affair. Federer was just getting his legs, literally, back under him after seven months away, while Wawrinka had never reached even the semifinals of this tournament. It would have been even harder to believe that the matchup could have implications for who finishes the year No. 1, but that’s where we are after two months. On Saturday, the current No. 1, Andy Murray, announced that he won’t play in Miami next week due to an elbow
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | March 19, 10:25 am ET
  • USTA's Jay Berger to Step Down; Bryde, Johnson are Top Seeds at Carson ITF Grade 1; Shapovalov Wins
  • ZooTennis | March 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • It's only a mirage
  • When I was a child, a popular pop culture image was the thin, parched, near-dead man crawling across the desert, desperately hoping to reach what he believes to be a pool of water--only to learn that it is a mirage. This desert image is, in fact, what is known as an "inferior" mirage because the mirage (blue water) appears under the actual entity (blue sky), due to the bending of light rays.Nadine Gordimer once said "A desert is a place without expectation," but she probably had never attended the BNP Paribas Open. For there was plenty of expectation--and hope in
  • Women Who Serve | March 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Remarkable results that were against the odds
  • Remarkable results that were against the odds The beautiful thing about sport is that you never really know what is going to happen, one minute the favourites are firmly ahead, the next the underdogs score a 5-minute hat-trick of goals to stun their opponents and the rest of the sporting world. Last week Barcelona shocked […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 15, 10:07 am ET
  • does maria sharapova deserve wildcards?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. does maria sharapova deserve wildcards?   The Stuttgart tournament marks Maria Sharapova’s return from a 15-month drugs ban but not everybody is happy that La Sharapova has gotten a wildcard upon her return. Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried state their opinion about the wildcards given out to people come back after a drugs ban. I think it’s questionable “I think […] The post does maria sharapova deserve wildcards? appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 15, 8:40 am ET
  • Itau presents the Miami Open collection by Lacoste
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Itau presents the Miami Open collection by Lacoste For the third year in a row, Lacoste is launching its Miami Open Collection at the 2017 Miami Open presented by Itau. The stylish tournament-branded collection incorporates lightweight fabrics with performance and ultra-dry qualities, merging sports with fashion and urban style. The post Itau presents the Miami Open collection by Lacoste appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 14, 5:34 pm ET
  • The rage edition: Indian Wells Can't Be the 5th Slam for This One Reason
  • Let's not talk about how Stevie Wonder must have pulled together the men's draw, with three of the traditional Big Four on one side of the draw. Let's also not point out that the one guy who had a whole half of a draw to himself lost in the first round, while the other guys are still playing. (COME ON RAFA.) Let's not even go there about how Venus Williams is playing the smartest, and by extension, the best tennis of her career. The other thing we've got to hold off on is that all the big boys are playing
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 14, 3:00 pm ET
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  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 13, 12:46 pm ET
  • Diego Schwartzman vs Pablo Cuevas Match Result – ATP Sao Paulo QF | Tennis Betting Profit/Loss Rep
  • Diego Schwartzman vs Pablo Cuevas Result | Tennis Betting Profit/Loss Report for 4th March 2017 (ATP Sao Paulo QF) Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a daily report detailing all advisory sent to members and […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 4, 7:56 am ET
  • A Look Back at the Greatest Sports Moments of 2016
  • A Look Back at the Greatest Sports Moments of 2016 Every year has its own unique sporting events that leave a mark and 2016 is no different. We have seen the best of talent retire and individuals pulling out unexpected results. Michael Phelps broke a 200-year-old Olympic record, which was impressive. In similar style, the […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 2, 5:00 pm ET
  • LEAGUE WATCH: Rounding into form
  • Last summer, I went out and watched one of my husband's doubles matches and watched as his partner sliced and diced their opponents into frustration and defeat. I said to myself, "Man, I'd never want to play against that tricky bastard."So guess who's standing across the net from me on my first league match of the season earlier this month? That guy. Along with his partner, who probably beat me in my first league match in Florida. I looked at my partner and said, "This is gonna be a lot like work, isn't it?"At least he was honest with me.
  • Tennis With Attitude | February 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • It really IS a process
  • So happy with a @WTA tittle number 6️⃣ 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼💪🏼 @DDFTennis pic.twitter.com/GNXMnrP9IH— Elina Svitolina (@ElinaSvitolina) February 25, 2017 I'm a psychotherapist who goes out of my way to keep from saying "It's a process" to my clients. Because who wants to hear that? But really, it is. It's a process in tennis, too, which fans sometimes forget. But these past two weeks, we've seen two revelations of that truth.There was never much doubt about Karolina Pliskova's innate talent. Tall, with a deadly serve and a calm demeanor, Pliskova appeared destined, from the start, to make a name for herself on the
  • Women Who Serve | February 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • Daily Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report: 18th February 2017 | Free, VIP Club & Premium Investment S
  • Tennis Tips UK Daily Profit/Loss Report: 18/02/2017 Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a daily report detailing all advisory sent to members and the profit/loss achieved overall during the specified period. Detailed statistics will be provided including […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | February 19, 4:04 am ET
  • Federer, Rafa have reset their expectations; Can they live up to them?
  • If you were a hopelessly romantic tennis fan in January, you might have envisioned a day this year when Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer—perhaps even together—would once again appear on a Grand Slam podium for a singles trophy presentation. Wouldn’t that be something? But you probably did not, in your wildest dreams, think it could happen at the Australian Open. But the twin icons got there, and it may be a game changer for 2017. Their success also catapulted them into an entirely new category as far as expectations go, and that’s a mixed blessing. Much is anticipated, little is known. The impact
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 16, 9:58 am ET
  • The U.S. Fed Cup team showed us that yes, you can win and be a loser
  • I already have fundamental issues about the way Fed Cup is handled. It's squeezed between other major tennis events across the world. Why not a Ryder Cup approach -- every other year in one location?Well, this year's Fed Cup tie in Maui was threat-level 3 disaster. And if I were the German team captain, I'd default every time in the future I had to face the U.S. team. I'm talking about Williams sisters v. Indian Wells. Overreacting? Well, I don't know. Let's recap:1. The Anthem situation:The U.S. had its singer perform the wrong anthem before the opening of the tie.
  • Tennis With Attitude | February 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Anything can happen in Fed Cup
  • A school teacher performs Nazi national anthem at Hawaii USTA match #OnlyInBannonLand /cc @jimmy_dore @jimearl666 https://t.co/W0F6CqJNXa— escape whatever (@escwhatever) February 12, 2017Just ask team Germany.One doesn't expect a sporting weekend on the island of Maui--land of waterfalls and bamboo forests-- to turn into a windy, rainy, physically and emotionally precarious curse for a visiting European country. But it did.Things got off to a dreadful start in the World Group USA vs. Germany tie when a singer rendered the now-banned version of the German national anthem--the one that was popular in the 30s. The USTA profusely apologized for the error, but
  • Women Who Serve | February 11, 2:00 pm ET
  • Early World Group Fed Cup ties could be close
  • Dinner in Ostrava👗👛👸 @FedCup @ceskasportovni pic.twitter.com/TxScE7vGmU— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) February 9, 2017 Fed Competition begins this weekend, and of the three World Group contests, only one looks like a "lock" for one of the opponents. However, this is Fed Cup, and it's never a good idea to assume anything. But, beginning with the one that does look predictable:Czech Republic vs. SpainThe defending champions, who don't care if they're home or away, or whether they have their "A" team or their "B" team (this is because the entire squad is an "A" team), will take their first step in defending their
  • Women Who Serve | February 8, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Davis Cup format is fine as is
  • That's a simple-enough headline, right?There's always a lot of talk out there about the format/scheduling in regard to Davis Cup, and it's really come into question the past couple of days as only two of the top 15 players are participating this weekend.Sure, fans always want to see the biggest names in action. However, it's just not going to work out this time around. That doesn't mean the ties will be lacking the usual amount of drama. Anyone going out there for national pride is ready to do battle.But what I'm going to do here is list the other 13
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 1, 2:00 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under?: What Lies Beneath
  • Have you ever seen a high-performing athlete suffer a drought and thought to yourself, "Man, he should retire?" I have. But this year's Australian Open has given me pause.You could argue that it all had to align perfectly to get the Australian Open finals that we did. What if Venus Williams had to play Simona Halep, or Svetlana Kuznetsova? What if Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic had advanced to play Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal? What if the Open were played in February? Or if it were always roof-down? You could do this all day.But it remains that the reason
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 31, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA Malaysian Open returns to Kuala Lumpur for the eighth consecutive year with new title sponsor
  • WTA Malaysian Open 2016Image via WTA websiteThe country’s premier women’s tennis tournament, ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017, will serve up the action in Kuala Lumpur on 27 February 2017 for its eighth consecutive year.Sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017 will take place at TPC Kuala Lumpur amidst the green surroundings of ALYA Kuala Lumpur, the newly launched luxury leisure development by Sime Darby Property, formerly known as KLGCC Resort. The high-end property brand is the new title sponsor for this highly-anticipated sporting event for the first time since its inaugural staging in 2010.The
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 30, 2:00 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
  • Australian Open 2017 Players Party
  • Some of the biggest names in tennis were missing from the weekend's 2017 Australian Open players party at Crown in Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless it was very refreshing to see some of the most familiar faces in tennis below all dressed up in their casual outfit to the party. The tournament has officially kicked off today and we're looking forward to exciting tennis as well as upsets over the course of the next two weeks.Garbine MuguruzaKei NishikoriAgnieszka RadwanskaStanislas WawrinkaGael MonfilsBryan brothersImages via zimbio HCFoo's Tennis Blog
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 15, 2:00 pm ET
  • Get Into The Spirit Of The Aussie Open!
  • The Australian Open is upon us! The draws have been announced and you can find the match-ups at the official Australian Open webpage. The players are descending on Melbourne, and for the next two weeks we'll get a good look at the world's best professionals during the first Grand Slam event of the 2017 season. For a lot of tennis fans, it may as well be a two-week holiday signaling the return of the sport. Here are a few fun tips for fully embracing the spirit of the Aussie Open.First, you should consider adjusting your sleep schedule to whatever extent
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 13, 2:00 pm 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
  • Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian
  • Via RedditOur tennis queen Serena Williams is tying the knot. Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian by posting a poem on Reddit (where else?).Comment from discussion I said yes.The Reddit post featured a drawing of Snoo, the social new website’s mascot, dressed as Ohanian and kneeling with a diamond in its hand. A female Snoo, styled after Williams and wearing a tennis skirt, Nike top and headband, floated above him with a smile on her face.Above the picture was the headline, “Future Mrs. Kn0thing.” Kn0thing is Ohanian's handle on the site.Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, have been
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • Tributes pour in as Ana Ivanovic retires from professional tennis
  • Ana Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008“I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards, and I can no longer do that. So it’s time to move on.” ~ Ana IvanovicI still couldn't come to the term that Ana Ivanovic has finally retired. We've watched the talented Serbian played since she was only 18. By the time she was 20, Ivanovic reached her peak winning the French Open and becoming the world no. 1. She became the first Serbian woman to win a Grand Slam tournament, following in the footsteps of compatriot Novak Djokovic who
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • London didn’t call these 10, but they made plenty of progress in 2016
  • Given the abundance of talent that commands our interest at or near the top of the ATP, it’s easy to overlook just how loaded the tour’s Top 50 is these days. To that end, let’s take a look at 10 players who failed to make the cut for London (excluding injured superheroes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), but still helped make this a great year in men's tennis. David Goffin No. 11 (+5 from his 2015 year-end ranking), 48-23, 0 titles Goffin is on the short list for the top honor as a “thinking man’s tennis player.” This slight (5’11”), almost frail-looking (150 lbs.) Belgian
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | November 8, 11:04 am ET
  • What does Nick Kyrgios want, and will the punishment benefit him?
  • What can be done about Nick Kyrgios? If that isn’t the question on everyone’s mind, then this one is: Was the punishment levied upon the tantrum-and-match throwing, ultra-talented wild child of the ATP tour for his outrageous actions in Shanghai last week an appropriate, fair response? It’s doubtful that anyone other than a gaga Kyrgios fan would find the eight-week ban too stiff a penalty. But judging by the comments on social media and various web threads, many feel that the response was too lenient. And that’s mainly because of the caveat that could reduce the ban to a mere three tournament
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 18, 10:38 am ET
  • As tennis officials try to keep millennials watching, massive changes could be coming to tennis
  • Millennials.  It isn’t a particularly frightening word, but in some ways it’s an intimidating one. At least it is to the movers and shakers in tennis. The generational concept has made them very nervous lately. The noun applies to an enormous, very loosely defined group of people who were born in the 1980 and 90s. Identifying their habits and tapping into their resources has become the grail for consumer marketers. However, millennials are an amorphous, unpredictable bunch, as elusive as a Snapchat message. They were weaned on social media, they consume their entertainment on an array of platforms and their attention span is thought
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 6, 1:51 pm 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
  • Does Olympic Gold separate Agassi from the pack?
  • Winning a career Slam? Check. Leading your home country to a Davis Cup title? Been there. Emerging as the best of the best at the ATP World Tour Finals? Done that.Getting that Olympic Gold medal draped around your neck for a singles victory?Well... that's where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer—two of the greatest players of all time—fall short.In fact, the only male player ever who can check off "all of the above" is none other than Andre Agassi. In the era of the "Big 4" and records falling by the wayside, Agassi's solo accomplishment becomes even more impressive. Prior to this
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 9, 3:00 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
  • Kvitova: the game's great mystery
  • So before I get into the subject of the headline, let me make this post disclaimer:I don't like to see top 10 players, or those that can make a run at a Major, in action the week before a Slam.It's deep-rooted from watching Andre Agassi dominate the summer of '95, winning everything up until the eve of the U.S. Open, then falling short in the final. What if he'd dropped New Haven from his schedule? Would he have been sharper for the Open? Plus, the fact that he had to work hard in that New Haven final might've sapped him
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Note to self: Don't overthink it, just enjoy the tennis
  • If you're seeing this post right now, then that's a good thing. It meant that I was able to get past the brain drain the French Open just put me through and I was actually able to write something!Novak Djokovic won his fourth Major in a row and his first French title, and completed the career Slam. Garbine Muguruza announced her arrival among Grand Slam champs with her first big title, shocking Serena Williams for the W. Muguruza's countrymen, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, won the men's doubles title and on the women's side, Frenchwomen Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 6, 3:00 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


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