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Last updated on December 01, 2016 10:11:04 ET

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  • Czech Teammates Petra Kvitova And Karolina Pliskova Swap Coaches
  • Fed Cup teammates Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova have traded coaches.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 1, 10:08 am ET
  • After Best Season Milos Raonic Parts Ways With Coach Carlos Moya
  • Milos Raonic had two super coaches over the summer, now he has none.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 1, 9:59 am ET
  • Madison Keys Splits With Coach Tomas Hogstedt
  • After her best season, Madison Keys decided now is a good time to get a new coach!
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 1, 9:45 am ET
  • Women’s Semifinals Set at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
  • WOMEN’S SINGLES SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS SET AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS Top-Seed Duncan and 2nd Seeded Bujan Advance to Men’s Quarterfinals La Jolla, Calif. – (November 30, 2016) – Top-seeded Dina McBride of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., and second-seeded Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) dominated their opponents in Wednesday’s quarterfinal action to advance […]
  • Tennis Panorama | November 30, 10:24 pm ET
  • Andy Murray is a rebel in reverse
  • This week we're rerunning a feature I wrote on Andy Murray for TENNIS Magazine in July. The theme then was that Murray, who has emerged as the ATP's most progressive voice in recent years, may eventually been seen as the most important player of his generation. As far as his on-court legacy, the article finished with a guess that, at 29, he wasn't done winning major titles yet, and that his best years might still be ahead of him. Six months later, we can still only speculate about how important Murray will be, but we do know that he was
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • 2016 WTA Year-End Top 20 Rankings: Kerber Climbs To No. 1; Vesnina, Konta Big Movers
  • Three players made their Top 20 year-end debuts during a surprising 2016 season on the WTA.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | November 30, 11:40 am ET
  • 2016 ATP Year-End Top 20 Rankings: Federer, Ferrer Fall; Pouille Rises
  • The final ATP Top 20 Rankings.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | November 30, 10:58 am ET
  • Raonic Parts Ways with Coach Carlos Moya
  • Milos Raonic will no longer work with fomer No.1 Carlos Moya. Milos Raonic has parted ways with his coach Carlos Moya, but will remain under the guidance of longtime coach Riccardo Piatti. Piatti, a former coach of Novak Djokovic and Ivan Ljubicic, began working with Raonic late in 2013. Thank you to Carlos Moya for helping me tremendously this year, alongside my team, to get the best out of me. Under Carlos' direction and tutelage I have played my best yet to date. We will no longer be continuing our coaching relationship but remain close friends. I wish him all
  • Blog RSS | November 30, 8:59 am ET
  • Juan Martin del Potro's Top 5 Victories
  • In this week's news, we celebrate ATP Comeback Player of the Year Juan Martin del Potro's Top 5 career victories.
  • Blog RSS | November 30, 8:35 am ET
  • Top Seeds Advance at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
  • TOP MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SEEDS EASILY ADVANCE AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday’s Action to Begin at 8 a.m. (PST) at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club La Jolla, Calif. – (November 29, 2016) – Top-seeded Stuart Ross Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., and second-seeded Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., scored impressive straight-set […]
  • Tennis Panorama | November 29, 10:19 pm ET
  • Murray Leads Historic Season On ATP World Tour In Year-End Emirates ATP Rankings
  • LONDON – The ATP World Tour this week published the 2016 year-end Emirates ATP Rankings on ATPWorldTour.com, after a memorable and exciting season that saw Andy Murray clinch the year-end No. 1 ranking on the final day of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. For the first time in the history of [...]
  • Tennis Connected | November 29, 2:12 pm ET
  • Top Seed Wang, Second Seed Juvan Out in Second Round of Eddie Herr ITF; Quarterfinals Set for Thursd
  • ZooTennis | November 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Quintessential Juan Martin del Potro Photo
  • One man, one word, one tennis nation...It was an incredible season for Juan Martin del Potro. First it was incredible that he played at all. In February he finally returned after three surgeries to his left wrist (he basically missed two seasons). He wasn’t in top form, but as his season progressed Del Potro kept expectations low by saying, famously, that he’d be dangerous next year if he kept progressing. Well, yeah, he’s going to be dangerous alright. He’s also a Davis Cup champion and an Olympic Silver medalist. There were a lot of incredible stories in 2016—Kerber’s rise, Murray
  • Blog RSS | November 29, 10:22 am ET
  • Argentina Wins Davis Cup-Nadal's New Look
  • In this week's news, Argentina completes a rousing comeback to capture its first Davis Cup and Rafael Nadal sheds his signature long locks for a new look.
  • Blog RSS | November 29, 8:25 am ET
  • Watch: Murray On Nadal's Career-Changing Advice
  • Young King of Clay's advice changed Murray's approach. Action speaks louder than words. Unless the words come from action man Rafael Nadal. Watch: Year of the Murrays Andy Murray reveals advice he received from a teenage Nadal after a racquetball game impacted his junior career. In a new interview with Graham Bensinger, Murray says talking with the young Rafa convinced him he had to leave his native Scotland and move to Spain to pursue his dreams of a pro career. "He didn't speak much English, I didn't speak much Spanish," Murray recalls of his initial meeting with Nadal. "But I just asked him about how
  • Blog RSS | November 29, 7:17 am ET
  • Three-Time Defending Men’s Singles Champion Tony Bujan Opens with Win at USTA National 40 Hard Cou
  • (November 28, 2016) La Jolla, Calif. – After a first-round bye, three-time defending men’s singles champion Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., defeated Cornel Catrina of Irvine, Calif., 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the third round of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Bujan, an Orange County-based […]
  • Tennis Panorama | November 28, 10:53 pm ET
  • andy murray vs novak djokovic: the next big rivalry in the big four
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. andy murray vs novak djokovic: the next big rivalry in the big four Andy Murray ends the year as number one and with a first ATP World Tour Final title after beating Novak Djokovic at the O2 Arena. The Scot was the sharper player and prevailed against a leaden Djokovic who produced 30 unforced errors. It’s been a poor year for the Serb after surrendering his number one spot […] The post andy murray vs novak djokovic:
  • tennis served fresh | November 28, 6:33 pm ET
  • Ball Hit in Anger Leads to Default; Ewing Defeats Naito as Qualifiers Advance at Eddie Herr ITF
  • ZooTennis | November 28, 2:00 pm ET
  • Tennis Elbow: Let’s revisit our 16 wonky predictions for 2016
  • Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon revisits the 16 predictions he made at the beginning of the 2016 season. The challenge with writing a weekly tennis column, as we’ve mentioned quite a few times already in this space, [...]
  • Tennis Connected | November 28, 12:27 pm ET
  • Davis Cup delivers again as Delbonis and del Potro end Argentina’s hex
  • If this saying doesn’t already exist, it should: Davis Cup never lets you down. Coming into this weekend’s final between Argentina and Croatia in Zagreb, it was clear that the tie would offer everything that makes the team competition special. Yet somehow, on each count, the three days of play exceeded even the mostly wildly enthusiastic Davis Cup fan’s expectations. ***** We knew, first of all, that this final, as most Cup finals do, would draw the most raucous crowd of the tennis season to a city that is typically far from the center of the sporting universe. The hometown Croats would obviously
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 27, 8:37 pm ET
  • Argentina Wins Davis Cup in Epic Fashion over Croatia
  • DAVIS CUP FINAL—ZAGREB, CROATIA CROATIA 2, ARGENTINA 3 Friday’s results: Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 63 75 36 16 62 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 64 67(6) 63 75 Saturday’s results: Ivan Dodig / Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Juan Martin del Potro / Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 76(2) 76(4) 63 [...]
  • Tennis Connected | November 27, 7:11 pm ET
  • Argentina Rallies to Win First Davis Cup Title
  •   Embed from Getty Images   (November 27, 2016) Argentina rallied from a 1-2 deficit going into the final day to beat Croatia 3-2 to win their first Davis Cup title on Sunday in Zagreb. In reverse singles, world No. 38 Juan Martin del Potro came back from two sets down for the very first […]
  • Tennis Panorama | November 27, 4:32 pm ET
  • World No. 1 Kecmanovic Cruises to First Round Win at Eddie Herr ITF, but Eight Seeds Exit; Top Seeds
  • ZooTennis | November 27, 2:00 pm ET
  • A Creative Game; Eleven Americans Qualify at Eddie Herr ITF; Anisimova Wins Yucatan Grade 1; Bellis
  • ZooTennis | November 26, 2:00 pm ET
  • Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 in Davis Cup Final
  • 2016 World Group Final CROATIA 1, ARGENTINA 1 Venue: Arena Zagreb, Croatia Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 63 75 36 16 62 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 64 67(6) 63 75 Ivan Dodig / Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Leonardo Mayer / Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 76(2) 76(4) 63
  • Tennis Connected | November 26, 12:07 pm ET
  • Episode 26 – WTF is Up With the WTF?
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose discuss how to make the World Tour Finals/WTA Championships more exciting, and why they aren’t as exciting as they could be. 5 sets? More competitors? Elimination bracket? They also discuss Djokovic’s poor performance in London, Murray’s number 1 ranking and how it’s been a strange year. Wacky […]
  • Mind The Racket | November 25, 10:09 pm ET
  • Croatia, Argentina Level at 1-1 in Davis Cup Final
  • 2016 World Group Final CROATIA 1, ARGENTINA 1 Venue: Arena Zagreb, Croatia Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 63 75 36 16 62 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) d. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 64 67(6) 63 75
  • Tennis Connected | November 25, 6:16 pm ET
  • Qualifying Complete for 12s, 14s, 16s at Eddie Herr; Branstine's Switch to Canada Imminent; Anisimov
  • ZooTennis | November 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray’s Humility in Triumph
  • Embed from Getty Images Andy Murray has finally done it. The talented tennis player who always seemed to shy away from the most prestigious award for tennis players, being the world’s No. 1, has proven that he was not shy at all. This year he was crowned the world’s best tennis player, an achievement that […] The post Andy Murray’s Humility in Triumph appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 24, 9:20 pm ET
  • Delbonis vs Karlovic Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016
  • The Delbonis vs Karlovic Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 is available here. The championship round of the Davis Cup World Group tournament takes place from November 25 to 27, 2016 at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The two teams left to battle it out for the title are Croatia and Argentina. Watch Delbonis vs […] The post Delbonis vs Karlovic Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 24, 8:32 pm ET
  • Del Potro vs Cilic Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016
  • The Del Potro vs Cilic Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 is available here. The championship round of the Davis Cup World Group tournament takes place from November 25 to 27, 2016 at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The two teams left to battle it out for the title are Croatia and Argentina. Watch Del […] The post Del Potro vs Cilic Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 24, 8:31 pm ET
  • Karlovic vs Del Potro Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016
  • The Karlovic vs Del Potro Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 is available here. The championship round of the Davis Cup World Group tournament takes place from November 25 to 27, 2016 at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The two teams left to battle it out for the title are Croatia and Argentina. Watch Karlovic […] The post Karlovic vs Del Potro Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 24, 8:29 pm ET
  • Cilic vs Delbonis Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016
  • The Cilic vs Delbonis Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 is available here. The championship round of the Davis Cup World Group tournament takes place from November 25 to 27, 2016 at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The two teams left to battle it out for the title are Croatia and Argentina. Watch Cilic vs […] The post Cilic vs Delbonis Davis Cup Live Streaming Final 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 24, 8:28 pm ET
  • Argentina vs. Croatia should offer us all that makes Davis Cup special
  • There’s been a lot of talk this year about possible alternatives to the Davis Cup. That’s true most years, but in 2016 the talk has come from people with influence. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have agreed to team up next summer in the Laver Cup, which is the brainchild of Federer’s agent. And last week Novak Djokovic took time out from the ATP World Tour Finals in London to list all of the many ways that the international format could be improved. For now, though, Davis Cup is still the biggest team game in town, and this weekend we’ll be
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 24, 4:32 pm ET
  • This week with TWA: Some falls and a rise
  • In the spirit of Thanksgiving (at least here in the U.S.), it's a great time to express gratefulness -- and a bit of shock -- about how well men's tennis has stood up despite the absence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Not to say they are not missed. But the ATP Tour finals really showed me something. Not just that Milos Raonic is likely the real deal, despite the occasional presence of that Koozie. Even without Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, there's still plenty of promise in the likes of Dominic Thiem and other young guns who are cutting
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 24, 2:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic and clinched No. 1 in true Big-4 style
  • Andy Murray stood at the center of the baseline and watched a ground stroke from Novak Djokovic float toward him. On most occasions, faced with a ball like this, Murray would be happy to send the ball back safely into his opponent’s court and wait for a better opportunity to come along. But this wasn’t most occasions. In fact, it was unlike any other occasion in Murray’s 12-year career. This was the first time he had reached the title match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, his adopted hometown. More important, it was Murray’s first opportunity, at the ripe
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 20, 7:56 pm ET
  • Andy Murray Beats Novak Djokovic to Claim ATP Year-End Title and World No. 1
  • (November 20, 2016) Andy Murray reached two milestones on Sunday in London’s O2 Arena – he beat Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and sealed the No. 1 spot for 2016. The three-time major champion beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4. It marked the first time in ATP World Tour history […]
  • Tennis Panorama | November 20, 4:14 pm ET
  • 2016--complicated and thrilling
  • Photo by Daniel WardEvery year is complicated when it comes to summarizing the WTA, but this year sometimes seemed beyond complicated. And it's always difficult for me to narrow the season down to a top 10, but it seemed even harder this year.I'll begin with some of the more unpleasant aspects. In February, Salah Tahlek, the director of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, was angry because some top WTA players withdrew from the event, and who could blame him? But Tahlek had more on his mind that just the unfortunate withdrawals and his perceived lack of player commitment. Calling
  • Women Who Serve | November 18, 2:00 pm ET
  • With eye on top ranking, Djokovic faces Nishikori in ATP Finals semis
  • Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori “Fancy meeting you here,” might be what Djokovic and Nishikori say to each other when they stand across the net on Saturday evening. Like Murray and Raonic in the day session, this will be their sixth encounter of 2016. Judging by the outcomes of the first five, Djokovic shouldn’t mind the repetition; like Murray, he won all of those matches against his younger opponent, and dropped just one set along the way. The only time Kei managed to mount a challenge was in Rome, when Djokovic got off to a strangely slow start before catching him
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 18, 1:00 pm ET
  • can Novak Djokovic return to form at his favorite Slam in 2017?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. can Novak Djokovic return to form at his favorite Slam in 2017? Novak Djokovic became only the third man in the history of tennis to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once, joining Don Budge and Rod Laver to accomplish the feat. The Serb secured the achievement by winning the French Open for the first time in his career, defeating Andy Murray in the final at […] The post can Novak Djokovic return to form
  • tennis served fresh | November 18, 7:54 am ET
  • Therapy with TWA: The rage edition, featuring the United States and he We Speak Not of in This House
  • I don't have time for this, OK?I decided this year, of all years, to do NaNoWriMo again because of this project I'm working on. I want to see if it's got legs, if I can develop it. I have a full-time job. Kids. Husband. I got a tennis blog. I have to play tennis. I have things to do.But I find I can't write anything else right now, and I know why. It's because I have to Get This Off My Chest.Last Tuesday, the U.S. held its presidential election. You probably haven't heard about it. It's a very small affair.
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 17, 2:00 pm ET
  • Murray brothers' bid to dominate the year-end rankings
  • Andy Murray(Image source: Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe via Zimbio) The Murray brothers' bid to dominate the year-end rankings is still going strong.Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' place in the doubles semifinals at the O2 Arena was secured after defeated Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.They might not even need to hit another ball to finish the season as the no.1 ranked doubles team, if Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who have already been eliminated, lose their final round robin match Friday.2016 is an incredible year for the Murray
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 17, 2:00 pm ET
  • This Week with TWA: "Nasty Women," Andy Murray and the ATP Finals
  • It's been a nutty week. Last Tuesday, our country elected a Cheeto Satan to be president. I have more to say on that, but I need to breathe first before I hit send on that post.Let me tell you something. When you find that you are basically in hysterics for an entire week and find it difficult to hold it together, there's really only one cure for that. Well, playing tennis, yes. But if you can't play tennis, it's better to watch pissed-off individuals play at least.Which brings me to the Fed Cup. OK. I don't think I've done this
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 15, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Hawaii Open for your tennis during Thanksgiving
  • 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 Hawaii Open for your tennis during Thanksgiving Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki, Shuai Zhang, Nicole Gibbs, Daniela Hantuchova, and other top-ranked WTA players will join rising WTA athletes such as American favorites CiCi Bellis and Ingrid Neel to include a 32-player singles main draw, an 8-player qualifying draw and an 8-team doubles draw.The George D. Szigeti, President and CEO of the Hawai’i Tourism […] The post The Hawaii Open for your tennis during Thanksgiving appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | November 15, 10:26 am ET
  • Hat trick!
  • A 3rd straight title and a 5th title in 6 years, what an incredible #FedCup team the Czech Republic are! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/FtIX4TV28K— Fed Cup (@FedCup) November 13, 2016 For the third year in a row, and for the fifth in six years, the Czech Republic has won Fed Cup. And what a final it was. You knew it was going to be epic when the first rubber lasted three hours and 48 minutes and included the longest set ever played in Fed Cup history. Karolina Pliskova defeated Kiki Mladenovic 6-4, 3-6, 16-14 in what was a very high quality thriller.Adding
  • Women Who Serve | November 12, 2:00 pm ET
  • LEAGUE WATCH: The battle for .500
  • I might have mentioned in passing my subpar record and play in league tennis this year. But, as I noted more recently, my results have started to look up a bit. And when I say "bit" you should know that that is exactly what I mean.I've rarely played two matches this season with the same person, but I have in the past two matches. The first of these two matches was against two really strong players who probably played a little above their rating. This is a 7.5 combo league, a thing I'd never heard of before moving to Florida,
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 8, 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
  • Cheers for the red, white and blue--and I don't mean the USA
  • We are now only 5 days away from the 2016 #FedCupFinal between France and Czech Republic in Strasbourg! pic.twitter.com/NCjwZ625lS— Fed Cup (@FedCup) November 7, 2016 I mean Strasbourg, where the Fed Cup World Group final will be played this weekend between France and defending champion Czech Republic. Why France chose an indoor hard court for this contest is a mystery, as it plays right to the strengths of Petra Kvitova. Captain Amelie Mauresmo is no fool, however, so one assumes there was a good reason.The French team is a strong one, with both Caroline Garcia and Kiki Mladenovic always on
  • Women Who Serve | November 7, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA Finals: The rise of Dominika Cibulkova to the top
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. WTA Finals: The rise of Dominika Cibulkova to the top In the BNP Paribas WTA Singapore Finals, Dominika Cibulkova put on a clinic to win the biggest title of her career. The 27-year-old Slovakian defeated the No. 1 player in the world, Angelique Kerber, to win what is the equivalent of the fifth major tournament of the year in Singapore. It was a performance for […] The post WTA Finals: The rise of Dominika Cibulkova to
  • tennis served fresh | November 4, 6:32 am ET
  • Finding Value in Tennis Betting Markets | Starter Guide to Trader Insight from Tennis Tips UK
  • Finding Value in Tennis Betting Markets | Bookmaker Trader Insight Tennis Tips UK consider many factors when finding value in tennis markets. This includes player form, surface attainment data and potential fatigue (for example if a player has a high total court time in recent days or had to travel a large distance between events). These […] The post Finding Value in Tennis Betting Markets | Starter Guide to Trader Insight from Tennis Tips UK appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | November 1, 9:06 pm ET
  • This Week with TWA: Top 5 moments from the WTA Finals
  • Well, the WTA Tour Finals went down exactly the way I expected it.Said no one. Like, no one.Dominika Cibulkova won the WTA Tour Finals on Sunday. OK? You got it? No? Me neither! This one's gonna take a while.This year-end tournament was Threat Level Insanity. It was like the U.S. presidential election 2016 shenani-aster. Except in all good ways. Let us count those ways:Dominika Freakin' Cibulkova: First of all, there can't be too many other players at this tournament who lose twice, yet still advance to the sudden-death stage only to win the whole thing. Let's just get that hat-tip
  • Tennis With Attitude | October 31, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Domi-nator outdoes herself
  • Dominika @Cibulkova and her #WTAFinals trophy! 😃🏆📷--> https://t.co/OAafnikYol pic.twitter.com/yHp7LEmSpM— WTA (@WTA) October 31, 2016 Last week, for the second time this year, world number 1 Angelique Kerber was very close to winning a huge prize, but couldn't do it. Both times, she was defeated--not by a massive forehand or backhand or wicked cleverness--Kerber was done in by feisty. Both Monica Puig at the Olympic Games and Dominika Cibulkova at the WTA Finals--both of whom have a lot of tennis talent, no doubt--were able to overcome the German star by injecting into the matches an extra dose of sheer grit and
  • Women Who Serve | October 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • Singapore Sling--WTA recipe
  • Blend appropriate quantities of Cointreau, pineapple juice, grenadine, brandy, Benedictine, lime juice, and gin. Crush the players with impossible scheduling and shake until they drop. Garnish with an orange slice, a maraschino cherry and a photoshoot. Be careful not to drink more than one a year.Moscow is more than 5,200 miles from Singapore. Just ask Svetlana Kuznetsova--she knows. Today, Kuznetsova defended her 2015 Moscow title, then had to board a plane for a very long flight to Singapore, the site of the WTA Finals. In winning the Kremlin Cup, the Russian veteran secured the eighth spot in the prestigious year-end
  • Women Who Serve | October 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Prince releases limited edition Bryans Bros items
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Prince releases limited edition Bryans Bros items Prince, an American-born global racquet sports brand, honors the most successful men’s doubles team in tennis with the release of its limited edition Bryan Brothers 95 Signature racquet and tour team bag. “Prince is a racquet sports innovator and we are proud to collaborate with the team on our first ever signature racquet launch,” said […] The post Prince releases limited edition Bryans Bros items appeared first on tennis
  • tennis served fresh | October 20, 7:54 pm 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
  • Episode 25 – Rethinking the Game #1
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose return not to talk about the goings on in the tennis universe, but to debate a couple of hot topics and wonder how the game could be improved. Specifically, the idea of 3 sets versus 5 sets in slams as well as coaching from the stands and […]
  • Mind The Racket | October 4, 1:43 pm ET
  • Dominic Thiem vs Di Wu Prediction | ATP Chengdu Tennis Betting Tips & Match Preview | 29th September
  • ATP Chengdu Tennis Betting Tips & Match Preview(s) | 29th September 2016 (Thiem vs Wu Prediction) Tennis Tips UK consider all ATP, WTA & Challenger matches when trying to find value in the markets each day. Subscribers of the VIP Club receive advisory each day as to which bets present the best value and how much to […] The post Dominic Thiem vs Di Wu Prediction | ATP Chengdu Tennis Betting Tips & Match Preview | 29th September 2016 appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 28, 3:17 pm ET
  • McEnroe urges Kyrgios to decide on tennis career following US Open injury
  • After yet another major tournament finished in disappointment for Nick Kyrgios, legendary figure within the game John McEnroe has called upon the Australian to seriously consider his future within the game, believing that the 21-year-old should retire if his heart is not in it. Kyrgios had been displaying his usual lackadaisical demeanour during his third-round US Open tie against Illya Marchenko, before eventually retiring from the match with a suspected hip flexor injury. Australia’s number one was trailing two sets to one at the time, with Kyrgios stating that he felt like he had been “hit by a bus”.Image via
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Effect of Burnout on Betting Value | Tennis Tips UK Analytical Factors
  • The Effect of Burnout on Betting Value The majority of tennis players love playing matches and gaining momentum as a tournament progresses. Certain players need time to find rhythm & timing, take Stan Wawrinka’s exploits in the US Open for example. Wawrinka faced match point in his 3rd round match against Dan Evans. He saved […] The post The Effect of Burnout on Betting Value | Tennis Tips UK Analytical Factors appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 21, 12:57 pm ET
  • Tennis Betting Resources | Tennis Tips UK Approved
  • Tennis Betting Resources | Tennis Tips UK Approved (Live Scores, Bookmakers, Predictions) Tennis betting can provide an extra source of income for those who follow expert advisory and stay disciplined in terms of bankroll management. However with the aid of reliable tools and resources it can be far easier to gain an edge and always […] The post Tennis Betting Resources | Tennis Tips UK Approved appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 20, 3:18 pm ET
  • Tennis Tips UK | How to Increase Tennis Betting Profits (New Member Checklist)
  • Tennis Tips UK | How to Increase Tennis Betting Profits Watch the short video below for a guide to the simple steps required to increase profits from tennis betting. Read the full article for a comprehensive guide on ‘How to Increase Tennis Betting Profits‘ with Tennis Tips UK. The post Tennis Tips UK | How to Increase Tennis Betting Profits (New Member Checklist) appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 13, 9:09 am ET
  • Episode 24 – US Open Wrap
  • In this week’s massive episode, Brodie and Juan Jose wrap up US Open in style focusing on the awesome women’s final and its contrasting styles, why Angelique Kerber is so fun and good for tennis, the weird men’s final, Stan Wawrinka’s rise and the story of his truly bizarre career and finish it off by […]
  • Mind The Racket | September 12, 10:41 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
  • Stanislas Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to clinch maiden U.S. Open title
  • Image via Yahoo! Sports; Source: AP Photo/Darron CummingsStanislas Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men's champion in 46 years when he defeated world no. 1 Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title. If you've followed Wawrinka's Grand Slam moment at Roland Garros against Djokovic in 2015, you'd definitely put your money on the Swiss again.Wawrinka, 31, who has so often been in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, triumphed 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in 4 sets.Wawrinka is the oldest winner of the men's tournament since 35-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1970 and the first over 30 to take
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andreas Seppi marries girlfriend Michela Bernardi
  • Italian Andreas Seppi is officially off the market.It is reported that he has married girlfriend Michela Bernardi, who is 10 years younger, at St Ulrich exactly 1 year after he proposed to her when they went for a hike in Colorado.If you find a person who stays by your side in good times as well as bad times, respecting, loving you always and being thankful for the person you are today, this is what I call LOVE. I want to thank this special person who inspires me every single day, encourages me to become the person I dream to be
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Angelique Kerber wins first U.S. Open title
  • Image via Zimbio; Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North AmericaGermany's Angelique Kerber didn't disappoint as the new world number one after a thrilling win over Czech Karolina Pliskova in the US Open final.Kerber, 28, won 6-3 4-6 6-4 in New York to add the US Open to her victory at the Australian Open early this year.“It means a lot to me. When I was a kid, I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams,” said Kerber. “I mean, all the dreams came true this year, and I’m just trying to
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Ten years ago, Andre Agassi left an indelible mark on the U.S. Open in saying goodbye
  • Andre Agassi delivered the speech at a dire time. At the onset of 2006, he was ranked No. 7. He had a bum ankle and a failing back. By the U.S. Open the 36-year-old was unseeded and living in a world of pain. At Flushing Meadows, Agassi managed to beat two quality opponents before losing to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker. At last. He was ready for the end, even if the pain would continue.  When the match ended, Agassi co-opted Mary Jo Fernandez, standing by to do the stock post-match interview on court. Tears in his eyes, he asked for the microphone. He was
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | September 2, 11:00 pm ET
  • Episode 23 – US Open Preview
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose preview the US Open draws by wondering if Djokovic and Serena are the true favourites, if anyone can stop Murray and Kerber from reaching the final, darkhorses and some of the interesting potential quarterfinals and early round matches. Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast […]
  • Mind The Racket | August 28, 12:18 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
  • U.S. Open Pressure Points: No. 1 seed Serena Williams and her race against time
  • A few years ago, Janko Tipsarevic sat across a table at the Miami Masters and said one of the wisest things this reporter has ever heard. Tipsarevic, fellow countryman and good friend of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, said that his primary goal in most matches was to win his first three or four service games. “Once it gets to be four-all, or 4-5, the pressure can get to anybody,” Tipsarevic said. “Anybody can choke. Even the great players because everybody is human.” The relevant point as the U.S. Open approaches is that even iconic players can fall victim to pressure. That brings
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | August 25, 9:38 am 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
  • What, Rafa Worry?
  • Click on picture to expand by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – You win some. You lose some. If you’re Rafael Nadal, you win a lot. And, yes, even he loses. But that shouldn’t alarm anyone. It definitely does not concern him. “Everybody have defeats in important matches, no? I don’t understand that like a ‘low moments,’ because the world of tennis and the sport of tennis is a sport that almost every week you lose, even if you are so good,” the Spanish tennis icon said. “It’s obvious that you have periods of your career that if you are so good, then you lose less, but every week
  • Home | August 17, 5:12 pm ET
  • The Heart and Soul of Steve Johnson
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Even after losing, you still can win. During the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, American Steve Johnson lost in a third-set tiebreaker to England’s Andy Murray, the world’s No. 2-ranked player, in the quarterfinals of singles. Dropping the first set 0-6, Johnson dramatically rebounded and claimed the second set, 6-4. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and also the defending Olympic gold medalist, then prevailed in the tiebreaker, 6-7 (2). Just an hour and a half later, Johnson was back on the tennis court with partner Jack Sock in men's doubles. “It was emotional. I left a lot of
  • Home | August 17, 5:04 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
  • Episode 22 – Golden Gab
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose discuss the Olympic format, some of its downfalls and ways to improve it going forward. They obviously discuss Juan Martin del Potro’s run and his amazing forehand, and Monica Puig’s awesome backhand why she’ll probably never pay for a meal at home again. Like the podcast? You […]
  • Mind The Racket | August 15, 5:00 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


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