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Last updated on May 26, 2018 5:04:22 ET

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  • French Open 2018: Men’s and Women’s Draw Preview and Analysis
  • Sunday marks the start of the year’s second tennis major in Paris and, while Rafael Nadal is a red-hot favourite in the men’s tournament, the women’s event is completely wide open. Read on to get my thoughts on whether Nadal can capture an eleventh French Open championship and a seventeenth Grand Slam title overall, and […]
  • Tennis Connected | May 26, 2:01 pm ET
  • A Port in a Storm: Revolution on the Courts, Roland Garros
  • The Open era began as a refuge from the chaos that swept Paris in May 1968. Fifty years later, we look back on those two tumultuous weeks. "We thought of Nero and his fiddle,” Rex Bellamy of the Times of London wrote in one of his first dispatches from Roland Garros in 1968. “In a strife-torn city, the mighty center court blazes with color. The vast amphitheater has smoldered with heat. Its steep banks, tightly packed with spectators in summer colors, have been a dazzling sight.” Fifty springs ago, there was revolution on the courts, in the streets and in the tear-gas-filled air
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 26, 1:54 pm ET
  • 2018 Roland Garros – Day One Women’s Preview
  • 2018 ROLAND GARROS – DAY ONE FEATURED WOMEN’S MATCHES Statistics provided by the WTA. AJLA TOMLJANOVIC (AUS #68) vs. [4] ELINA SVITOLINA (UKR #4) Svitolina leads 2-0 First meeting in over three years between the pair, as well as first on clay… Tomljanovic had only career Top 5 win here in Paris in 2014, defeating […] The post 2018 Roland Garros – Day One Women’s Preview appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 26, 1:50 pm ET
  • 2018 Roland Garros – Day One Men’s Preview
  • 2018 ROLAND GARROS DAY 1 Men’s Preview Sunday 27 May 1st Round Featured matches   No. 2 Alexander Zverev (GER) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU) No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) v Viktor Troicki (SRB) No. 8 David Goffin (BEL) v Robin Haase (NED) No. 15 Lucas Pouille (FRA) v Daniil Medvedev (RUS) No. 19 Kei Nishikori […] The post 2018 Roland Garros – Day One Men’s Preview appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 26, 12:55 pm ET
  • 2018 Roland Garros – Men’s Singles First Round Head-to-Head Records
  • 2018 Roland Garros – Men’s Singles First Round Head to Head Records (Only tour-level main draw matches are counted in head-to-head totals.) Rafael NADAL v Simone BOLELLI Rafael NADAL LEADS 5 : 0 2009 Rotterdam (NED) Hard (I) R32 Rafael NADAL 4-6 6-2 7-5 2010 Doha (QAT) Hard (O) R32 Rafael NADAL 6-3 6-3 2012 […] The post 2018 Roland Garros – Men’s Singles First Round Head-to-Head Records appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 26, 12:54 pm ET
  • Thiem Wins Lyon Title; Fucsovics Captures Maiden Crown in Geneva
  • Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon—Lyon, France Top seed Dominic Thiem won his 10th career ATP World Tour on Saturday in Lyon, France, defeating Gilles Simon 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1. Needing two hours and 24 minutes to seal his victory, Thiem struck six aces, won 72 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on four occasions. […]
  • Tennis Connected | May 26, 11:57 am ET
  • French Open 2018: Schedule of Play for Sunday, May 27
  • Sunday’s order of play for Day 1 at the 2018 French Open can be found below. Court Philippe-Chatrier Play starts at 11am Viktor TROICKI (SRB) vs Grigor DIMITROV (BUL) [4] Alizé CORNET (FRA) [32] vs Sara ERRANI (ITA) Lucas POUILLE (FRA) [15] vs Daniil MEDVEDEV (RUS) Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) [5] vs Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) Court […]
  • Tennis Connected | May 26, 11:17 am ET
  • Three to See on TC Plus: Venus, Sloane, Goffin start Sunday at #RG18
  • Before each day's play begins in Paris, we'll preview three must-see matches that you'll find on Tennis Channel Plus. Tennis Channel Plus features up to 10 courts of live action from Roland Garros beginning Sunday, May 27 at 5:00am ET. Catch up and watch all your favorite stars anytime, on-demand, with Tennis Channel Plus. To subscribe to Tennis Channel Plus, go to BuyTCPlus.com 1. Venus Williams [9] vs. Qiang Wang In the last year and a half, Venus has reached the semifinals or better at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The only missing piece of her mid-30s renaissance is the French
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 26, 8:35 am ET
  • 2018 Roland Garros – Day One Order of Play
  • French Open Day  1 Order of Play May 27, 2018   Court Philippe CHATRIER – 11h00 Viktor TROICKI (SRB) – Grigor DIMITROV (BUL)[4] Alizé CORNET (FRA)[32] – Sara ERRANI (ITA) Lucas POUILLE (FRA)[15] – Daniil MEDVEDEV (RUS) Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT)[5] – Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) Court Suzanne LENGLEN – 11h00 Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) – Elina SVITOLINA […] The post 2018 Roland Garros – Day One Order of Play appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 26, 7:07 am ET
  • Watch: Nadal Duels With Young Fans
  • Rafa and fans celebrate La Decima at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal celebrated La Decima dueling 10 young fans at Roland Garros. In a promotion for his racquet sponsor, Babolat, Nadal took the court against 10 young opponents like a chess master playing a series of students in speed chess. Watch: Roland Garros Withdrawals The French brand launched the Babolat Pure Aero La Decima Racquet earlier this year to commemorate Nadal's 10th Roland Garros crown, also known as “La Decima.” Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya, one of the first prominent pros to endorse Babolat racquets, was also on hand. While Nadal's racquet wizardry helps him generate titanic topspin,
  • Blog RSS | May 26, 4:39 am ET
  • Live Streaming for the 2018 French Open
  • Live Streaming for the 2018 French Open (Roland Garros) can be viewed through the links below. Link: TSN (Canada) Link: EuroSport (Europe) Link: SkySports (Europe) Link: Tennis Channel (US Only)
  • Tennis Connected | May 26, 12:00 am ET
  • French Open Women’s Preview: This is Where the Action Is
  • Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka trying to return to Grand Slam prominence? Check.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 25, 11:00 pm ET
  • Schedule of Play for Saturday, May 26: Lyon and Geneva
  • Saturday’s schedule of play in Lyon and Geneva can be found at the links below. LINK: Open Parc Lyon Schedule of Play LINK: Geneva Open Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | May 25, 1:59 pm ET
  • French Open Memories, #2: Michael Chang d. Ivan Lendl, 1989
  • There's nothing like Paris in the springtime, they say. As these 10 epics—the 10 most memorable French Open matches of the Open Era—show, there's also nothing quite as stirring or sensation as tennis in Paris at this time of year. Night after night, Betty Chang and her 17-year-old son Michael would turn on the news in their hotel room in Paris. Along with the rest of the world, they stared anxiously as a political protest that had convulsed the Chang’s ancestral Chinese homeland for seven weeks wound to its brutal conclusion in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. “We were glued to the TV,” Chang told
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 25, 11:08 am ET
  • French Open Memories, #1: Monica Seles d. Steffi Graf, 1992
  • There's nothing like Paris in the springtime, they say. As these 10 epics—the 10 most memorable French Open matches of the Open Era—show, there's also nothing quite as stirring or sensation as tennis in Paris at this time of year. From the vantage point of 2018, Seles vs. Graf is the Rivalry That Should Have Been. But in early June 1992, it was very much the match-up of the moment, and one that appeared destined to match the length and intensity of the last great WTA rivalry, between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. When they stepped onto Court Philippe Chatrier for the ’92
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 25, 11:08 am ET
  • Women's Bracket Breakdown: Which Parisian possibility will come true?
  • Steve Tignor is at Roland Garros to cover the 2018 French Open. You can read his women's bracket breakdown here, and all of his reports from Paris here. PARIS—Who needs favorites? The women’s draw seems as intriguing as ever without them. What you have instead are possibilities: A return to center stage for Serena Williams; redemption for Simona Halep; a satisfying step up from Elina Svitolina or Karolina Pliskova; a feel-good story to end all feel-good stories from Petra Kvitova. Let’s see which one of these fairytales, if any, is most likely to come true over the next two weeks. ****** First Quarter For
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 25, 10:12 am ET
  • Kournikova's Joyous Baby Dance
  • New mom moves it to partner Enrique Iglesias' song. Mother's Day is every day for new mom Anna Kournikova The former world No. 1 doubles player posted this Instagram video of her enthusiastically mom dancing with one of her twins to partner Enrique Iglesias' tune "Move to Miami." Watch: Ivanka Trump Supports Serena Seeding Kournikova added cautionary caption, "Little one, please don't inherit my dance moves." The 36-year-old Kournikova gave birth to a boy and a girl, son Nicholas and daughter Lucy, on December 16th, 2017, in Miami. #girlfun #movetomiami Little one, please don’t inherit my dance moves 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 📹@enriqueiglesias A post shared by 🐾 Anna
  • Blog RSS | May 25, 4:22 am ET
  • Watch: Head Extends Deals With Djokovic, Zverev
  • Head announces long-term contracts with two of its top stars. Before striking a shot at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev are already major winners in Paris. Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic and the third-ranked Zverev each signed contract extensions with Head, their long-time racquet sponsor, in a ceremony in Paris. Watch: Roland Garros Men's Draw Winners & Losers Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. Head calls both agreements "new long-term contracts" with two of the brands signature athletes. “Novak and Alexander work extremely hard to reach their ambitious goals,” said Head CEO Johan Eliasch, “And so do we to provide the tools
  • Blog RSS | May 25, 3:15 am ET
  • Ivanka Trump Supports Serena Seeding
  • First daughter calls on WTA to change its rule "immediately." Serena Williams is receiving support from a member of the West Wing. First daughter Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to support the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who is not seeded at Roland Garros, and call on the WTA Tour to change its rules for players who take maternity leave. More: Williams Sisters Receive Roland Garros Wild Card "This is ridiculous," Ivanka Trump tweeted. "Serena Williams is a formidable athlete (best ever!) and loving new mother. No person should ever be penalized professionally for having a child! The WTA should change this rule immediately." This is
  • Blog RSS | May 25, 2:23 am ET
  • French Open Men’s Draw Preview: Nadal Should Breeze; Djokovic, Zverev, Thiem On Other Half
  • Sean Randall previews the French Open.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 24, 3:13 pm ET
  • WTA – Nurnberg and Strasbourg Results and Schedules
  • NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup May 20-26, 2018 Nürnberg, Germany $250,000 RESULTS – MAY 24, 2018 Singles – Quarterfinals [8] K. Siniakova (CZE) d [Q] F. Stollar (HUN) 75 64 J. Larsson (SWE) d K. Pliskova (CZE) 57 75 64 Second Round [3] K. Bertens (NED) d M. Barthel (GER) 67(2) 62 64 [8] K. Siniakova (CZE) d […] The post WTA – Nurnberg and Strasbourg Results and Schedules appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 24, 3:13 pm ET
  • My USTA Level 2 Girls 18s and 16s Coverage; Pepperdine, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest Place 7 in NCAA D
  • ZooTennis | May 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Roland Garros Withdrawals-Chang’s Career Day
  • In this week's news, some stars pull out of Paris and Michael Chang recalls a career-defining moment.
  • Blog RSS | May 24, 7:07 am ET
  • Boland Leaves USTA for Baylor; Ponwith Dismissed from Team at Georgia; CMS Wins Women's D-III Title,
  • ZooTennis | May 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • French Open first rounds to watch
  • clockwise from top: Errani, Begu, Goerges, Siegemund, Cornet (photos by Daniel Ward)The thing about a major is that the tension begins with the first ball hit. When the first round of the French Open commences on Sunday, there will be several first rounds that could be especially tense:Angelique Kerber (6) vs. Mona Barthel: Kerber has had a tough time of it since she had her glory year in 2016, when she was number 1 in the world and won two majors plus an Olympic silver medal. Back then, she certainly seemed in place to win at Roland Garros, given her
  • Women Who Serve | May 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • Poll: Who’s The Second Favorite Behind Nadal To Win The French Open?
  • Rafa's the best, but who's next?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 22, 7:44 pm ET
  • Pepperdine's Stefani Beats Top Seed Turati in First Round of NCAA Singles; Middlebury Captures D-III
  • ZooTennis | May 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Stanford Wins Another, Wake Forest Claims First NCAA Team Championship; D-I Singles Championships Be
  • ZooTennis | May 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Stephens, Barty Headline Pre-French Events at Nurnberg, Strasbourg; WTA Previews
  • (2) Gavrilov starts against American Jennifer Brady and is then looking at the veteran Stosur in the second round, which would be a rematch of last year's final...
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 20, 3:27 pm ET
  • Vanderbilt and Stanford Meet for Women's D-I Team Title, Ohio State and Host Wake Forest Face Off fo
  • ZooTennis | May 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Svitolina Scorches No. 1 Halep in WTA Rome Final
  • "I think I dominated all the match," Svitolina said afterwards. "I was trying to put lots of pressure on Simona with my game, tried to really take the ball early and to open the court. It worked really good today."
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 20, 2:52 pm ET
  • A prediction: Someone will win the French Open
  • carousel in MontmartreWe are now a few days away from my favorite major, and I'm as confused as ever. Last year, the title of my French Open preview post was Who will win the French Open? Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps this year's should have been Who will win the French Open? Your guess still means as little as mine does.Yes, it's always up in the air, last year it was really up in the air, and this year it's floated off into space. As little as two weeks ago, someone asked me which players I thought
  • Women Who Serve | May 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Kevin Anderson Consistently Reaching New Heights
  • It seems improbable that a man that stands over two metres tall is able to reach new heights but that is exactly what Kevin Anderson is doing. The South African that stands at 6’8” is achieving a consistency in his performances that has been lacking over the majority of his career. The 31-year-old appears to […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 15, 4:47 am ET
  • 5 Dynamic Moves To Include In Your Tennis Warm Up Routine
  • Anyone who’s played a game of tennis before knows that it is a pretty intense sport. Movements are sharp, fast, and involve constant stopping and moving that significantly impacts the joints. A comprehensive warm-up routine is, therefore, necessary to prevent serious injuries and ensure the correct development of your muscles. Unlike a static warm up, […] The post 5 Dynamic Moves To Include In Your Tennis Warm Up Routine appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | May 15, 2:47 am ET
  • P/L Weekly Report for Tennis Tips UK: 8th – Sunday 13th May 2018
  • Tennis Tips UK Performance Report for 8th – 13th May 2018 Another poor weak in terms of attainment. Mainly high variance markets used that failed to pay off. As the new owners of Tennis Tips UK and Tennis Genie; we are in the process of making some internal changes that should improve the service for […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 14, 2:26 am ET
  • Arrivederci, Roberta
  • We could spend hours writing what you have accomplished in your career, but it wouldn't be enough. All that we can say is this: THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! Rome - and the world - salute you, @roberta_vinci! 💚 #ibi18 #tennis pic.twitter.com/W2XvCbKi7s— Internazionali Bnl (@InteBNLdItalia) May 14, 2018Knowing that a player is about to retire doesn’t make it any easier for us to say goodbye. Such is the case with Roberta Vinci, the second of the Four Fighting Italians to leave the tour. Vinci’s farewell took place in Rome today, when she was defeated in the first round by Alex Krunic.
  • Women Who Serve | May 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • Helpful advice, or just another version of "Smile!"?
  • Sometimes, during an ATP match, a commentator will occasionally say something like "He needs to get himself more pumped up." However, during WTA matches, commentators are known to often launch into lengthy monologues about the players' affects. Just recently, in one match, I heard (not all exact quotes) "She needs to show us something," "She never smiles," "She needs to have some expression on her face."Really? While we do know, from neurological research, that smiling improves one's mood, commentators never suggest that male players do it. Also, during the tense framework of a tennis match, a player may have
  • Women Who Serve | May 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • Tennis Tips UK Weekly Review – Performance Report (P/L): 1st – 7th May 2018
  • Tennis Tips UK Performance Report for 1st – 7th May 2018 Results over the last week have been poor with multiple maximum stake losses. High variance markets but only a low strike rate required for profitability. The team will look to control bankroll fluctuations. Full History: https://bettin.gs/TTUKVIP 30 Day Trial: https://tennis-tips.co.uk/register/standard-membership-plan/ Note – tip(s) delivered […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 6, 7:37 pm ET
  • Tennis Tips UK Performance Update – Friday 4th May 2018
  • Tennis Tips UK Performance Update for Friday 4th May Poor results over recent days with maximum stake losses. Overall + 37.35% Return on Investment with 57406 units profit. Data correct as of 10:32AM on Saturday 5th May 2018. Full History: https://bettin.gs/TTUKVIP 30 Day Trial: https://tennis-tips.co.uk/register/standard-membership-plan/ Note – tip(s) delivered via @TTUKSubscribers (Private Twitter – Active […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 5, 4:35 am ET
  • Simona Halep—much-loved, often-tormented—must fight harder than ever
  • Simona Halep stood on the trophy presentation dais in the molten light of a gorgeous June afternoon at Stade Roland Garros in Paris. She had just lost the 2017 French Open final despite having led Jelena Ostapenko, a 20-year-old who had yet to win a WTA title, by a set and 3–0. The runner-up, wearing a simple white pullover with green trim, was still trying to process her dispiriting collapse against a longshot underdog—Halep’s second loss in a French Open final. But wherever her mind was, it returned as she addressed the crowd. “Well, bonjour everyone,” she said, composed to the point
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 1, 11:00 pm ET
  • Tennis Investment Community – Subscription Service
  • What is the ‘Tennis Investment Community‘? The concept was to create a group of profitable tennis traders and bettors and then allow a small range number of members to join and benefit from their expertise. The community consists of five core members who are active in terms of providing advisory covering ATP, WTA & Challenger […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 23, 7:18 pm ET
  • Czech Republic and USA reach Fed Cup final
  • Petra Party 🎉✌️👏@Petra_Kvitova pushes 🇨🇿 to 6⃣th @FedCup final in 8⃣ years with straight sets win over Kerber --> https://t.co/bfN20ae9NX pic.twitter.com/Ota7jDUxUy— WTA (@WTA) April 22, 2018Germany's Julia Goerges found her serve again today, and when Goerges finds her serve, it's generally bad news for whoever is on the other side of the net, even a big server like Karolina Pliskova. In today's opening World Group Fed Cup semifinal rubber between Germany and the Czech Republic, Goerges maintained a remarkable 92/75 first and second serve win percentage, and defeated Pliskova 6-4, 6-2.That gave Germany hope, but it wasn't enough. In the
  • Women Who Serve | April 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Therapy with TWA: When You End Up Rooting Against Americans
  • I've been sitting on this post for a bit, because I wasn't sure how to say what I wanted to say, or even if it needed to be said. But I just read Jon Wertheim's latest tennis column (and you should, too), and it's time to hit the therapy couch.American Tennys Sandgren had another good run in Houston last week, and naturally, I didn't watch one second of it. I tracked the final online, hoping desperately that he would lose, and he did, in three sets. I'm sure it was a good match. I'm sure I'll never be watching a
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • Sloane Stephens’ Foundation hosts Net Generation Day
  • The USTA and the Sloane Stephens Foundation hosted a Net Generation Day for more than 400 elementary and middle school children at Centennial High School in Compton, Calif. The post Sloane Stephens’ Foundation hosts Net Generation Day appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 12, 6:53 pm ET
  • US Fed Cup team revealed
  • The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi today announced the US Fed Cup team that will take on France The post US Fed Cup team revealed appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 12, 8:20 am ET
  • Elaine Bruening to retire
  • The Western & Southern Open today announced that Chief Executive Officer Elaine Bruening will retire effective April 13, 2018. The post Elaine Bruening to retire appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 11, 3:40 am ET
  • Nadal reclaims ATP no.1 spot and trains for Davis Cup
  • Source: Marca.comRafael Nadal is finally back from his hip injury by training for the upcoming Davis Cup match against Germany. While I bet you are going to enjoy the online live streaming of the match, feel free to also check out Dreamz.com if you're up for a thrilling session of online casino.After the 10-time French Open champion dethroned arch-rival Roger Federer from the number one spot, Nadal started training again under the direction of Spain captain, Sergi Bruguera alongside with his fellow compatriots David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Roberto Bautista and Pablo Carreno Busta.Source: laht.comNadal, who just completed his first
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 3, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray could make return from hip injury before Wimbledon
  • Great news to all Andy Murray fans! The former world no. 1 and current British no. 2 is set to make a return to the ATP Tour in June after revealing his plan to play at the Libema Open in the Netherlands this June. This will be his first event since a hip surgery in January and after missing from the tour for 11 months.A little post op photo. I'm feeling really positive and looking forward to starting rehab. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and support the last few days.. It really helps. And everyone try and find
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | March 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • I Got Some Things to Say About the Miami Open
  • This is going to be a short post because the semifinals are about to start and nobody better bother me after 1 p.m., my time.Seriously, this tournament has been crazy. I've said this before, but the women's tennis is just a tad bit more interesting than last year, yes?For me, tennis is fun to watch and to try to play, but sometimes, you get little tiny reminders about how it's more than than for people. Sometimes, a tennis career ventures into dream category. As in, achieving something you thought you could do, but were almost too afraid to say it,
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 28, 3:00 pm ET
  • serena williams intimate docu series to premiere on HBO on may 2
  • HBO Sports, acclaimed for its innovative programming, is teaming up again with IMG’s Original Content group for a five-part documentary series chronicling tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life. BEING SERENA debuts WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other new episodes subsequent Wednesdays […] The post serena williams intimate docu series to premiere on HBO on may 2 appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 27, 9:34 am ET
  • where to spot tennis pros before the miami open
  • Cliff Drysdale, former top-ranked tennis player of the 1970’s who later became a well-known tennis announcer, will join Taylor Fritz and Ryan Harrison in a tennis exhibition at the Ocean Reef Club tennis courts. Members will spend their day participating in clinics with each of the professionals followed by the exhibition and ending with an […] The post where to spot tennis pros before the miami open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 27, 6:11 am ET
  • Serena Williams penalised for having a baby
  •   In the world of equal rights on gender, it seems remarkable that former World number one Serena Williams should be penalised for taking time out of the game to start a family. But as she was ranked number one in the world when she began her baby leave and she is now raked 491 on her […] The post Serena Williams penalised for having a baby appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 22, 3:31 am ET
  • Wimbledon 2018 – Betting Against Roger Federer
  • Statistics count for a lot in tennis. A lot of serious punters, those that live and breathe betting on sports, will use data to decide how to place their money. They look at the history, the precedence, the surface, the temperature, the first serve percentage, the record in five sets, the record in three. That’s […] The post Wimbledon 2018 – Betting Against Roger Federer appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | March 20, 3:58 am ET
  • Indian Wells Wrap: Because There's a Lot to Say
  • Yes, the tennis was excellent this tournament. The women's draw had a lot of storylines, and most of them seemed to run through Naomi Osaka, and we'll get there. On the men's side, well, I don't applaud at my laptop screen often, but when I do, it's when Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro have put on a helluva final.First thing's first: Tommy Haas. That might not be the first thing for everyone but just hang on a second. Tommy Haas retired this week at Indian Wells and it made me sad. When I was a new tennis fan,
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Attitudimeter: Indian Wells edition
  • We are only halfway through Indian Wells and has it been a time! Right now, Karolina Pliskova is whupping up on another fledgling American, Amanda Anisimova, and unknown Americans have been popping up in weird places. That is to say, they're advancing past the first rounds. But let's talk more about that later.On the Up SwingDoublesThe tournament announced a $1 million bonus for the player who wins in singles and doubles, and look! It's Victoria Azarenka! John Isner! Grigor friggin' Dimitrov! It might have been a cheap trick, but that Azarenka/Aryna Sabalenka v. Sloane Stephens/Genie Bouchard match was still great
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Therapy with TWA: The Davis Cup Breakdown
  • So here's how news breaks on Twitter:1. *news breaks*2. Twitter at 30 seconds: this is the worst3. Twitter at 60 seconds: ugh so depressing. 2018 ruined4. Twitter at 120 seconds: hey, guys, so read the story5. Twitter at 10 minutes: wow, this is what I've always wantedThat's how it went in a nutshell with the announcement that Davis Cup was planning to change up some things. Right now, the plan on the table (which still needs to be approved this August) is to play the event at one place over one week. The matches would be best-of-three, with three matches
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 5, 2:00 pm ET
  • Will Rafael Nadal hoist his 11th French Open trophy in 2018?
  • Back when he was a youngster, Rafael Nadal said that winning just one Roland Garros title is already a big achievement. In 2017, the Spaniard had gone on to win his 10th claycourt Slam title in Paris with a crushing 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. With several top names on the injured list […] The post Will Rafael Nadal hoist his 11th French Open trophy in 2018? appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 28, 2:05 am ET
  • Federer the Ageless Champion Continues to Raise the Bar
  • A champion like Roger Federer comes along once in a lifetime. It’s not just his extraordinary tennis ability but also his gracious nature that makes him tennis’s greatest ever champion. With the tennis pro being 36 years old, one would have predicted that the articles and headlines on Federer would have been about his retirement. […] The post Federer the Ageless Champion Continues to Raise the Bar appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 27, 11:56 pm ET
  • Serena Williams to Host 14th Desert Smash 3/6/18 @ La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Press ReleaseThe Desert Smash is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in Hollywood with some of the world's most renowned tennis players, and this year again is no exception as one of all of sport’s biggest names is set to kick off the 14th annual event in the desert!Twenty-three time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams is returning to the desert and will be hosting and participating in this year’s entertaining Desert Smash Pro/Celebrity Tennis Exhibition to benefit The Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC), founded by Serena and Venus, in honor of their eldest sister who was killed
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 21, 2:00 pm ET
  • Invitation to participate in tennis blog survey
  • Are you a reader of tennis blogs?Are you willing to take a brief survey asking you about the role of tennis blogs in your consumption of tennis media?Dr Brigid McCarthy of the Department of Communication and Media, La Trobe University is currently conducting research that seeks to understand the particular uses and gratifications for readers of fan-created tennis blogs and the tennis reportage they provide. It seeks information about the diversity and frequency of consumption, how readers appraise the fan blog as a form of sports journalism, how readers engage with the content, and how the consumption might complement consumption
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 20, 2:00 pm ET
  • Roger Federer rises to the top of the rankings for the first time in more than five years
  • Source: REUTERS: Michael KoorenRoger Federer added another feather in his cap after his age-defying career resurgence by returning to the top of the world rankings this week after more than five years and becoming the oldest world's no. 1 at the age of 36.Beating leading Dutch player Robin Haase on his home ground 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals at the ABN AMRO World Tournament means Federer becomes the oldest player, male nor female, to top the world's tennis rankings. This also means that he surpasses Andre Agassi, who held the men's record at age 33.Federer will overtake 31-year-old Rafael
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 16, 2:00 pm ET
  • Can Angelique Kerber put a disappointing 2017 season behind her?
  • It was the worst-case scenario, and the chilling part was how predictably it had come to pass on a gloomy, rain-plagued day at the 2017 US Open. Angelique Kerber, the defending champion, was knocked out in the first round by unseeded 19-year-old Naomi Osaka. She was not just beaten, but crushed, 6–3, 6–1. It was one of the final lows in a year Kerber had embarked upon as master of all she surveyed. She began the season ranked No. 1 following a year in which she’d won her first two Grand Slam titles and dethroned Serena Williams. With this loss, Kerber
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | January 6, 12:53 pm ET
  • Robert Lansdorp and his coaching method have left a mark on the game
  • When Tracy Austin was about eight years old, her coach, Robert Lansdorp, put her through one of his patented “20 at the baseline” drills. This exercise required the prodigious youngster to hit 20 consecutive groundstrokes inside the lines with the coach feeding balls. If Austin missed, she had to start over. Lansdorp ran Austin ragged as her mother Jeanne looked on. But the spunky pupil finally completed the drill. “She was hyperventilating by the end,” says Lansdorp. “I said, ‘Next time, bring a paper bag, you can breathe into that.’” This brief nugget tells a great deal about all involved, especially Lansdorp, the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 27, 3:26 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
  • Passion—more than experimentation—will determine success of Laver Cup
  • Conceived by perhaps the most beloved figure ever to swing a racket, and created to honor the tennis legend for whom it is named, the Laver Cup has the pedigree to convince people that it’s not just another tennis exhibition. The interesting question is, does it even need to? The brainchild of Roger Federer and his managers at sports agency Team 8, the Laver Cup aims to carve out a unique niche in the tennis landscape—much like the one profitably created by the Hopman Cup, which has become a popular fixture on the calendar at New Year’s. The inaugural edition will be played
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | September 19, 10:07 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
  • 30-Love: The end of the beginning for Novak Djokovic
  • The second installment of our 30-Love series contemplates the future of another May-birthday baseliner, Novak Djokovic. We began with an examination of Andy Murray, 30 years after he was born. These are trying times for Novak Djokovic, not exactly what he might have anticipated when he turned 29 a year ago today and started down the road to his watershed 30th birthday. It’s all the more reason for him to welcome—and ponder—the seismic shift that has taken place in tennis longevity. It wasn’t so long ago that 30, traditionally a landmark year that spooked youth, was especially tough on athletes. Tennis players usually thought of it
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 22, 12:47 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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