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Last updated on September 23, 2016 5:27:41 ET

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  • Berdych v Zverev In St. Petersburg, Wawrinka Keeps Rolling; Thiem Takes On Simon In Metz
  • Some good Saturday semifinal matchups on the ATP in Europe.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 23, 3:10 pm ET
  • Wawrinka rolls into St. Petersburg semifinals; Thiem advances to Metz final four
  • St. Petersburg Open—St. Petersburg, Russia Quarterfinal results: (1) Stan Wawrinka Defeats (7) Viktor Troicki 75 62 (3) Tomas Berdych Defeats Paolo Lorenzi 64 63 (4) Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats (8) Joao Sousa 46 61 62 (5) Alexander Zverev Defeats Mikhail Youzhny 62 62 ***** Moselle Open—Metz, France Quarterfinal results: (1) Dominic Thiem Defeats (6) Gilles Muller 64 76(5) (3) Lucas Pouille Defeats Julien Benneteau 76(2) [...]
  • Tennis Connected | September 23, 1:38 pm ET
  • Wozniacki Faces Radwanska In Tokyo, Osaka Into First WTA SF; Jankovic Seeks Title Defense In Guangzh
  • Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic are in the title hunt this weekend in Asia.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 23, 12:51 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic And Rafael Nadal Played Football Tennis During An Exo Match Thursday [Video]
  • Novak Djokovic finished up his Gala Week in Milan with an exo match against Rafael Nadal which featured football tennis!
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 23, 12:16 pm ET
  • Watch: Wozniacki Swimsuit Video Outtakes
  • Celebrating the arrival of autumn, SI reveals Wozniacki outtakes. Sports Illustrated celebrates the arrival of autumn with Caroline Wozniacki's sunny swimsuit appearance. SI issued this video of outtakes from the former world No. 1's star turn in the 2016 Swimsuit issue. Watch: Djokovic, Nadal Have a Blast At Charity Exhibition Wozniacki actually appeared in the swimsuit issue without a swimsuit: She underwent a 15-hour body-paint process for her SI shoot. In this new outtakes video she reveals an aversion to paint on her belly button. Photo credit: Sports Illustrated
  • Blog RSS | September 23, 10:56 am ET
  • Serena Williams Withdraws From WTA Asian Swing, Will She Play Again In 2016?
  • When will Serena Williams play again?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 23, 9:47 am ET
  • adidas Tennis Introduces Limited Edition Adizero Ubersonic Sun Tzu Footwear
  • - Design inspired by iconic Ancient China war strategist Sun Tzu – - Release marks the ATP tour making its way through Asia - - adizero footwear is lightweight to enable swift reactions to opponent’s play - - adizero Ubersonic Sun Tzu is the third of four limited edition FW16 Energy Pack releases - Herzogenaurach, Germany, 24th [...]
  • Tennis Connected | September 23, 9:33 am ET
  • grand opening for Mouratoglou Tennis Academy
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. grand opening for Mouratoglou Tennis Academy The Mouratoglou Tennis Academy was officially unveiled by Patrick Mouratoglou. Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were both present among the 1200 guests, and thereby showed their support toward Patrick Mouratoglou’s project. In an event packed inauguration which kick-started at 3PM with a press conference attended by Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic who shared […] The post grand opening for Mouratoglou Tennis Academy appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | September 23, 9:26 am ET
  • Pouille vs Goffin Moselle Open Live Stream 2016
  • The Pouille vs Goffin Moselle Open Live Stream 2016 is available here. The Moselle Open 2016 Metz is an ATP 250 hardcourt tournament that takes place from September 19 to 25, 2016 at Metz, France. Austria’s Dominic Thiem will be making his debut at this event as the top seed followed by 2014 winner David […] The post Pouille vs Goffin Moselle Open Live Stream 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 23, 8:26 am ET
  • Thiem vs Simon Moselle Open Live Stream 2016
  • The Thiem vs Simon Moselle Open Live Stream 2016 is available here. The Moselle Open 2016 Metz is an ATP 250 hardcourt tournament that takes place from September 19 to 25, 2016 at Metz, France. Austria’s Dominic Thiem will be making his debut at this event as the top seed followed by 2014 winner David […] The post Thiem vs Simon Moselle Open Live Stream 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 23, 8:25 am ET
  • Wawrinka vs Bautista Agut St Petersburg Open Live Stream 2016
  • The Wawrinka vs Bautista Agut St Petersburg Open Live Stream 2016 is available here. The St Petersburg Open Tennis 2016 is an ATP 250 hardcourt tournament that takes place from September 19 to 25, 2016 at St. Petersburg, Russia. Reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka will be making his debut at this tournament as the […] The post Wawrinka vs Bautista Agut St Petersburg Open Live Stream 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 23, 8:25 am ET
  • Berdych vs Zverev St Petersburg Open Live Stream 2016
  • The Berdych vs Zverev St Petersburg Open Live Stream 2016 is available here. The St Petersburg Open Tennis 2016 is an ATP 250 hardcourt tournament that takes place from September 19 to 25, 2016 at St. Petersburg, Russia. Reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka will be making his debut at this tournament as the top […] The post Berdych vs Zverev St Petersburg Open Live Stream 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 23, 8:24 am ET
  • Svitolina vs Osaka Toray Pan Pacific Open Live Stream 2016
  • The Svitolina vs Osaka Toray Pan Pacific Open Live Stream 2016 is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from September 19 to 25, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $1 million and is part of the Asian Swing of tournaments. Reigning French Open champion Garbine Muguruza is […] The post Svitolina vs Osaka Toray Pan Pacific Open Live Stream 2016 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 23, 8:19 am ET
  • davis cup: swiss vs usa hosted on us soil february 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. davis cup: swiss vs usa hosted on us soil february 2017 The US Davis Cup Team will host Switzerland in the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round, February 3-5, at a site to be determined. The International Tennis Federation announced the draw for the 2017 World Group today in London. Switzerland is seeded No. 5, while the United States is unseeded. The […] The post davis cup: swiss vs usa hosted on
  • tennis served fresh | September 23, 6:22 am ET
  • Watch: Kyrgios On Key To Serve
  • Kyrgios reveals the key to his imposing serve. Nick Kyrgios' serve is one of the most volatile weapons in tennis. The 15th-ranked Kyrgios is fourth on the ATP in service games won (89 percent), sixth in aces (635) and fifth in second-serve points won (56 percent). Watch: Djokovic, Nadal Have Blast at Charity Exhibition Practice makes perfect though practice is not a part of Kyrgios' serving success. In this video shot for his racket sponsor, Yonex, Kyrgios reveals the key to his serving strength. Photo credit: Getty
  • Blog RSS | September 23, 5:41 am ET
  • Serena Williams out of Wuhan and China Open with Shoulder Injury
  • The 34-year-old is targeting a return at the WTA Finals in Singapore. Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Wuhan Open and the China Open the following week with a right shoulder injury. Sorry to hear from @SerenaWilliams that she is out of both #Wuhan Open & @ChinaOpen with a right shoulder injury. We wish her all the best — Wuhan Open (@wuhanopentennis) September 23, 2016 We hope @serenawilliams will recover soon and return to the court in the near future. All the best. https://t.co/JwgJTOZplu — China Open (@ChinaOpen) September 23, 2016 The world No. 1 has gone 38-6 with two titles in 2016.
  • Blog RSS | September 22, 6:16 pm ET
  • Djokovic, Nadal have a Blast at Novak and Friends Charity Event in Milan
  • Novak Djokovic and friends got together in Milan and--naturally--lots of laughs were had. A good time was had by all at Novak Djokovic’s charity event in Milan on Thursday. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Flavia Pennetta and Fabio Fognini all played for a good cause. Serena Williams squared off with Flavia Pennetta in singles (Williams won), Williams and Fognini took on Djokovic and Pennetta in mixed (Williams and Fognini won) and finally Djokovic defeated Nadal in an evening singles match. But the real winners were the fans and the Novak Djokovic Foundation. The Foundation also hosted a charity gala dinner
  • Blog RSS | September 22, 4:29 pm ET
  • ATP and WTA Results
  •   GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S OPEN – GUANGZHOU, CHINA $250,000 19 – 24 SEPTEMBER 2016 RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals [2] J. Jankovic (SRB) d S. Lisicki (GER) 76(4) 64 [3] A. Konjuh (CRO) d J. Brady (USA) 64 75 L. Tsurenko (UKR) d [5] A. Riske (USA) 36 64 60 A. […]
  • Tennis Panorama | September 22, 3:11 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
  • Youzhny upsets Raonic; Goffin reaches Metz quarterfinals
  • ST. PETERSBURG OPEN—ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Second-round results: Mikhail Youzhny DEFEATS (2) Milos Raonic 26 76(6) 64 (3) Tomas Berdych DEFEATS Andrey Kuznetsov 63 26 76(4) (5) Alexander Zverev DEFEATS Daniil Medvedev 63 75 (7) Viktor Troicki DEFEATS Dusan Lajovic 64 64 (8) Joao Sousa DEFEATS Andrey Rublev 76(3) 36 63 Paolo Lorenzi DEFEATS Alexandre Sidorenko 76(6) 64 ****** MOSELLE OPEN‚—METZ, FRANCE Second-round results: (2) David Goffin DEFEATS Jan-Lennard Struff 64 62 (3) Lucas Pouille [...]
  • Tennis Connected | September 22, 2:00 pm ET
  • Videos From The Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala
  • Novak Djokovic held his foundation gala Wednesday night in Milan.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 22, 12:49 pm ET
  • United States to Host Switzerland in First Round Of Davis Cup in February
  • UNITED STATES TO HOST SWITZERLAND   IN THE 2017 DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND THIS FEBRUARY USTA: WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 22, 2016 — The United States Davis Cup Team will host Switzerland in the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round, February 3-5, at a site to […]
  • Tennis Panorama | September 22, 11:46 am ET
  • Top 5 Reasons Serena Williams is Tennis' Greatest Of All Time
  • In this week's news, we highlight the Top 5 reasons why Serena Williams is the Greatest Of All Time.
  • Blog RSS | September 22, 11:01 am ET
  • Draws Made for 2017 Davis Cup
  •   (September 22, 2016) The Draw for the 2017 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas was held at the BNP Paribas offices in London on Thursday.   Individual draws were made for the 2017 World Group, Americas Zone Groups I and II, Asia/Oceania Zone Groups I and II, and Europe/Africa Zone Groups I and II.   […]
  • Tennis Panorama | September 22, 9:02 am ET
  • ITF wants to change Fed Cup and Davis Cup format
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. ITF wants to change Fed Cup and Davis Cup format The International Tennis Federation (ITF) wants to change the format of the Federation Cup (Fed Cup) and the Davis Cup. One of the changes is they want is that the finals are to be held in a predetermined place.  The ITF are thinking to set up a similar system that is used in European Football […] The post ITF wants to change Fed Cup and Davis
  • tennis served fresh | September 21, 7:14 pm ET
  • Wawrinka reaches quarterfinals in St. Petersburg; Thiem advances in Metz
  • ST. PETERSBURG OPEN—ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Second-round results: (1) Stan Wawrinka DEFEATS Lukas Rosol 63 61 (4) Roberto Bautista Agut DEFEATS Ricardas Berankis 46 61 76(2) First-round results: (7) Viktor Troicki DEFEATS Gastao Elias 61 62 (8) Joao Sousa DEFEATS Radu Albot 36 64 75 Andrey Kuznetsov DEFEATS Evgeny Donskoy 63 75 Andrey Rublev DEFEATS Mikhail Kukushkin 63 41 (RET) Mikhail Youzhny DEFEATS Janko Tipsarevic 63 75 ****** MOSELLE OPEN—METZ, FRANCE Second-round results: (1) Dominic Thiem DEFEATS Peter Gojowczyk 75 [...]
  • Tennis Connected | September 21, 3:53 pm ET
  • Part II of American Collegiate Invitational Competitors: Talking with the Men; ACI Recap
  • ZooTennis | September 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • LEAGUE WATCH: Back on track?
  • As I've noted here a few times, I've been struggling lately with my game, specifically with confidence. Because no one has come forward with any magic potion to restore my swagger, I've been forced to come up with answers on my own. At the time of the last League Watch, I had lost four USTA matches in a row. (If you include last season, it gets much worse.) Since then, I've gone 2-1, with another league set to start tonight. So not bad. My inner Scrappy Doo is plaintively whining -- a good sign. I've not discovered some special cure-all for
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 21, 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
  • Full Speed Ahead: How tennis' officials are trying to make a 19th-century game move at a 21st-centur
  • A competitive five-set match, all wrapped up in 90 minutes: Is this just the stuff of a TV scheduler’s dream? Believe it or not, it happened last January, when Roger Federer beat Lleyton Hewitt, 4–3 (5–3), 2–4, 3–4 (3–5), 4–0, 4–2, in Sydney, Australia. Yes, you read those scores correctly. The number that jumps out is 4, and if the U.S. and Australian tennis federations have their way, we might be seeing more of it. Fast4 is the scoring system Federer and Hewitt helped promote, and it sums up what many officials, instructors, club owners and TV programmers are hoping will happen to
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 21, 6:40 am ET
  • Constant Lestienne Suspended and Fined for Gambling on Tennis
  •   From the Tennis Integrity Unit: (September 21, 2016) French tennis player Constant Lestienne has been suspend for seven months and fined $10,000 after admitting to charges of betting on tennis.   Half of the period of ineligibility (3 months and 2 weeks) is suspended on condition that he commits no further offences under the […]
  • Tennis Panorama | September 21, 5:57 am ET
  • ITF Launches Next Phase of its International Team Competitions Strategy
  •     PRESS RELEASE 21 September 2016   International Tennis Federation launches the next phase of its international team competitions strategy   The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today announced the next phase of its international team competitions strategy. With an emphasis on format changes to Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas at all […]
  • Tennis Panorama | September 21, 4:51 am ET
  • Verdasco ousted in St. Petersburg; Paire upset in Metz
  • ST. PETERSBURG OPEN—ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA First-round results: Alexandre Sidorenko DEFEATS (6) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 75 62 Dusan Lajovic DEFEATS Fernando Verdasco 26 63 62 Paolo Lorenzi DEFEATS Mischa Zverev 36 76(6) 60 Daniil Medvedev DEFEATS Alexander Bublik 64 60 ***** MOSELLE OPEN—METZ, FRANCE First-round results: Vincent Millot DEFEATS (7) Benoit Paire 64 63 Nikoloz Basilashvili DEFEATS Gregoire Barrere 57 75 62 Dustin Brown DEFEATS Paul-Henri Mathieu 64 62 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez DEFEATS Damir Dzumhur 57 62 61 Peter [...]
  • Tennis Connected | September 20, 3:42 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
  • World No. 1 Junior Day Tops List of Tulsa Pan American Closed Acceptances; Brady Reaches WTA Guangzh
  • ZooTennis | September 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • USA's Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Teams; Nominations for all Nations Competing in Budapest S
  • ZooTennis | September 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Part I of American Collegiate Invitational Competitors: Talking with the Women
  • ZooTennis | September 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • Kuzmova Takes Title in Lubbock $25K; McHale Wins First WTA Tournament in Tokyo; Smith, Thomas Earn T
  • ZooTennis | September 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • serena williams sports the wilson blade SW104
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. serena williams sports the wilson blade SW104 The Wilson Blade SW104 is Serena Williams’ was launched right before the US Open 2016. It is only the second time in 38 years that Wilson has celebrated athlete with a signature racket. Serena Williams will debut the Wilson Blade SW104 at the Australian Open of 2017. The only other person who has his own […] The post serena williams sports the wilson blade SW104 appeared first on tennis
  • tennis served fresh | September 15, 12:06 pm ET
  • Davis Cup Previews and Predictions, Semifinals: Great Britain vs. Argentina; France vs. Croatia
  • As the debate about whether to revamp the Davis Cup continues—and continues, and continues—the semifinal show will go on this weekend in Scotland and Croatia. And it should be a good one. Despite all of the real, and alleged, problems with the format, the semis will include a showdown between two of the ATP’s biggest stars, Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro, as well as two traditional tennis powerhouses, France and Argentina, who are desperate to get in the winner’s circle. Here’s a look at how all of that may play out over the next three days. ***** Great Britain vs.
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 15, 11:17 am ET
  • Therapy with TWA: Is 3 better than 5?
  • Because I cannot contain my nervous energy during high octane matches, like the U.S. Open men's final, I consulted the tennis-mad population on Twitter to vent/discuss/analyze/discuss fuchsia. Ben Rothenberg, a tennis writer for the New York Times (nope. Not at all jealous. Not one bit.) began tweeting out his support for men playing best-of-three set matches at all times. He's pretty consistent -- he's been ringing this bell all year round. The idea is that playing less tennis can help ensure a quality match and protect the health of the players. It's generated some traction, because many tournaments outside of
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • WADA hack: Serena and Venus medical files leaked
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. WADA hack: Serena and Venus medical files leaked Serena Williams and Venus Williams’ medical files have been leaked on the internet following a hack at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).  The hack of the database was claimed by a Russian hacker group who call themselves “Fancy Bears”. The files that have been leaked contained data on the Williams sisters taking substances that were […] The post WADA hack: Serena and Venus medical files leaked appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | September 13, 5:11 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. Tennis Tips UK | New Member Checklist: […]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
  • Who made the grade, and who came up short? Handing out our U.S. Open assessments
  • No Federer in the men’s draw, no Serena in the women’s final? Neither was a problem for the 2016 U.S. Open. This Grand Slam, which produced must-see matches on a near-daily basis and ended with two very fine finals, was a victory for tennis as a whole. Even in celebrity-saturated New York, the sport doesn’t need stars to keep fans on the edges of their seats. Now that the tennis circus has passed through the Big Apple, here’s a look at which of its performers made the grade, and which ones came up short. ***** Angelique Kerber In baseball, they say you don’t hit
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 12, 12:31 pm 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
  • Stan Wawrinka, the game’s big hitter and competitor, claims his third major title at the U.S. Open
  • NEW YORK—“I don’t know what’s happening right now.” These were Stan Wawrinka’s first words to the audience in Arthur Ashe Stadium after his 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic for the U.S. Open title on Sunday night. On the one hand, you could forgive Wawrinka’s bewilderment. The 31-year-old was making his 12th trip to Flushing Meadows, and this was the first time he had reached the final, let alone won it. And in Djokovic, he had just beaten an opponent who had won 19 of their previous 23 matches. On the other hand, Wawrinka also knew exactly what was happening,
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 11, 10:44 pm ET
  • U.S. Open: Over and out
  • Shoulda, woulda, coulda.Roger Federer couldn't go to the U.S. Open this year. Rafael Nadal should have beaten Lucas Pouille, right? Andy Murray would have made the semis if it weren't for Kei Nishikori. What's left for men's tennis, the casual fan might have asked. Can it survive?Yes, it turns out. The men's final between Novak Djokovic (remember that name, MLB announcer guy. I think he's going to be somebody one day) and Stan Wawrinka lived up to the hype of such a big stage, even if most of us thought that one of those names would have been Murray. The
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 11, 3:00 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
  • 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.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 the title since Pete Sampras in 2002.Image via Yahoo! Sports; Source: AP Photo/Darron CummingsIt was the Swiss player's first title, following his
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • The sight of the Freedom Tower is a sobering highlight of the U.S. Open experience
  • NEW YORK—For many of us who have spent the last two weeks working at the U.S. Open, each day has ended with a late-night, or sometimes early-morning, bus ride from Flushing Meadows to Manhattan. It’s a dark and quiet trip. The lights in the bus are turned out, and Queens offers only scattered landmarks along the way: The Paris Hotel, with its miniature Eiffel Tower on the roof; long rows of brick apartment complexes; billboards advertising jewelry, watches, TV shows, Hamilton; McDonalds arches. It’s also a bumpy ride. The bus swings and sways and bounces as it takes its roundabout
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 11, 7:16 am ET
  • U.S. Open: Greatly exaggerated
  • Yes, I know Angelique Kerber is the new world No. 1 and the new U.S. Open champion. It still bugs me a little, but I think I realize why.This.(Who hits a forehand like that?)And this.Also this.Kerber wins ugly. It definitely isn't pretty. But she won the point in these freeze frames. No effortless power on one or both wings. No shut-it-down serve to get out a tight spot. (That lefty swinger out wide is not bad, though. But it's ugly. Just saying.) Commentators keep going on about Kerber and Agz Radwanska's ability to hit a tennis ball almost in a
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • My U.S. Open top 10
  • John Lennon plaque in garden of Cathedral of St. John the DivineHere, in ascending order, are my top 10 U.S. Open occurrences:10. Shorts!9. You here again?: Who knew that Caroline Wozniacki would be one of the stars of the second week of the U.S. Open? Wozniacki entered the tournament ranked number 74 in the world, quite a comedown for someone who had twice been a finalist. Had she gone out in the first round, it wouldn't have been a surprise. But she made it all the way to the semifinals, and her road was a rough one. The Dane had
  • Women Who Serve | September 10, 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
  • Kerber's racket does the talking: "I'm number 1!"
  • Pure happiness. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/EuGjQ5WGht— WTA (@WTA) September 10, 2016Just over a year ago, I wrote about the dramatic evolution of Angelique Kerber's career. It didn't really surprise me when, five months later, she won the Australian Open. Her runner-up result at Wimbledon this year only emphasized how confidently the German star had settled herself into the tiny spot of turf that only champions can occupy. Then came the silver medal at the Olympic Games.Then came today. Playing in a breathtaking U.S. Open final and down a break in the third set against breakout star Karolina Pliskova, Kerber remembered who she
  • Women Who Serve | September 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • U.S. Open 2016: The future is ... now?
  • Look. Don't play the injury card. Worse yet, tell your coach not to play the injury card. Tell him to not speak of it ever. (OK, maybe for the tell-all at the end of your career) You're out there, aren't you?I'm not saying Serena Williams wasn't really injured throughout a good chunk of this tournament. Doesn't make much sense to lie about something like that. But that is straight-up whack to bring that up after a huge upset against an inspired Karolina Pliskova (or any other player) who just played her ass off. Just don't. I remember when Justine Henin
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 8, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Pliskova Effect
  • A lot of us were joking on Twitter about the sudden "power" of Karolina Pliskova to make or break a ranking. In Cincinnati, the Czech star prevented Angie Kerber from overtaking the world number 1 spot when she beat her in the final. At the time, a dry-humored Pliskova told Kerber, "I think you deserve to be number 1, but maybe next time." Then, at the U.S. Open, Pliskova upset Serena Williams in the semifinals, which did make Kerber number 1 in the world.That's all kind of funny and interesting, but what effects might Pliskova's breakthrough (finally) have on a
  • Women Who Serve | September 8, 3:00 pm ET
  • Angie, Karolina and that uninvited guest, Pressure
  • .@AngeliqueKerber becomes the 22nd player in #WTA history to reach World No.1! pic.twitter.com/yHxwCKFPiq— WTA (@WTA) September 9, 2016Billie Jean King is famous for saying "Pressure is a privilege," a remark I've never truly understood. I think pressure is a pain in the ass. At this point Angie Kerber may be inclined to agree with me. Which is worse: having to beat Serena Williams in a final in order to become number 1 in the world, or becoming number 1 and then having to win the U.S. Open in order to "validate" your ranking?I like to think that Kerber doesn't
  • Women Who Serve | September 8, 3:00 pm ET
  • When you mix stripes and Czechs at the U.S. Open
  • “It’s amazing to beat a player like this. I don’t believe it.” - @KaPliskova #usopenhttps://t.co/p8tBQpMzR1 pic.twitter.com/jWtSRcx4YE— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2016 Karolina Pliskova's run at the 2016 U.S. Open has been quite impressive, though--if you just listened to commentators--you'd scarcely know that the rangy Czech star was even in the mix. Pliskova won her first big event, in Cincinnati, just a couple of weeks before the start of the Open. To get that win, she had to beat a red-hot Angelique Kerber in the final. All the same, the Czech's poor showing in majors (never getting beyond the
  • Women Who Serve | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Ten years ago, Andre Agassi left an indelible mark on the U.S. Open
  • 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
  • Tennis Betting Systems & Strategy from Tennis Tips UK
  • Tennis Betting Systems & Strategy In the UK at least, the vast majority of money wagered upon the gambling industry is spent on football and horse racing betting, and as two of the most popular sports that the country has to offer that will come as no great surprise. But it is strange to think […]The post Tennis Betting Systems & Strategy from Tennis Tips UK appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 1, 5:12 am ET
  • Former French Tennis Champion Marion Bartoli to Run 2016 TCS New York City Marathon
  • Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon Singles Champion and former top-ten player in the world, announced today that she will run the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon as a New York Road Runners Team for Kids runner on Sunday, November 6, 2016.Image via Team For Kids/Marion Bartoli's FundraiserBartoli will raise funds for NYRR’s Team for Kids, the TCS New York City Marathon’s largest charity running team that raises funds for NYRR’s free youth running programs in New York City and across the country, by using NYRR’s partner fundraising platform, CrowdRise. Donations to Team for Kids on behalf of Bartoli’s run
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | August 31, 3:00 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
  • How Bookmakers Work – Traders, Limits & Profit | Tennis Tips UK
  • How Bookmakers Work – Traders, Limits & Profit According to the latest industry statistics published by the UK Gambling Commission, the total gross gambling yield of the Great Britain gambling industry equalled £12.6 billion for the twelve months between October 2014 and September 2015. Those self-same statistics also revealed the presence of 8,809 betting shops […]The post How Bookmakers Work – Traders, Limits & Profit | Tennis Tips UK appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 26, 5:28 am 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
  • U.S. Open Pressure Points: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and an unexpected turn of events
  • 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
  • With a history of highs and lows, what is Rafael Nadal’s New York state of mind this year?
  • Rafael Nadal’s New York state of mind can be summed up in one word: Unsettled. The much-loved Spanish star has always said the right things, the polite things, the nice things, about his experiences in New York City. But while the U.S. Open has certainly provided Nadal with some spectacular highs, including two championship runs, it has also brutalized him with some searing lows. Just which one he’ll experience this year is one of the most tantalizing questions looming as the tournament approaches. Nadal was off the tour for over two months following his withdrawal from the French Open with a left
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | August 23, 8:15 am 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
  • Episode 21 – Oh, Canada
  • In this week’s megasode, Brodie and Juan Jose discuss why the WTA badly needs players like Halep and Keys, Djokovic’s solid week and why Nishikori struggles to get over the hump, some serious Shapovalov hype and then finish by discussing Brodie’s week logging stats for the Toronto tournament and why analytics in tennis may never […]
  • Mind The Racket | August 3, 9:36 am ET
  • Hall of a Contrast
  • This year’s two most notable inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame represent a latter-day tale of sinner and saint. There’s Marat Safin: dissolute, sybaritic, a cavalier underachiever—yet still accomplished enough to merit enshrinement alongside the sport’s icons. And there’s Justine Henin: almost nun-like in her devotion to the game and ever faithful to the pact she struck with her tennis-loving mother, who was taken from her by cancer when Henin was just 12. “I will win this tournament one day,” 10-year old Justine promised her mother when the pair visited Roland Garros in 1992 to watch Monica Seles play
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | July 14, 8:50 pm ET
  • Episode 20 – Wimbledon Reactions
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose largely focus on the men’s final, including how Andy Murray’s second Wimbledon was different from the first and what Milos Raonic did well all week and why he came up short in the final. Of course, they save time to talk about Serena Williams’ all time greatness, why Angelique […]
  • Mind The Racket | July 11, 11:06 am 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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