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  • ATP World Tour 2017 Draws for Dubai, Acapulco and Sao Paulo
  • The ATP World Tour 2017 draws for Dubai, Acapulco and Sao Paulo can be found at the links below. Link: Dubai singles draw. Link: Acapulco singles draw. Link: Sao Paulo singles draw.
  • Tennis Connected | February 26, 8:51 pm ET
  • Thiem takes Rio Crown; Tsonga wins third Marseille Title; Sock Claims Delray Beach after Raonic with
  • RIO OPEN PRESENTED BY CLARO—RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Second seed Dominic Thiem won his ninth career title on the ATP World Tour on Sunday, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta 7-5, 6-4. Taking control of the match from the onset, Thiem broke serve on four occasions and hit seven aces throughout the one hour and 34 minute […]
  • Tennis Connected | February 26, 8:11 pm ET
  • Wawrinka: Career Slam Not A Priority
  • “A career Grand Slam is not a goal at the moment,” says US Open champion. Stan Wawrinka can complete the career Grand Slam by winning Wimbledon. While he greatly values all three major titles he's won, Wawrinka insists completing the career Slam is not his top priority. Watch: Federer, Murray Play Beach Ball “A career Grand Slam is not a goal at the moment,” Wawrinka told media at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships today. “It is already an amazing thing for me to have won three Grand Slams. Each one of these are so very special for me. “Every year I am trying my
  • Blog RSS | February 26, 5:57 am ET
  • Milos Raonic vs Jack Sock Delray Beach Open 2017 Live Stream
  • The Milos Raonic vs Jack Sock Delray Beach Open 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Delray Beach Open is an ATP 250 hardcourt tournament that takes place from February 20 to 26, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 599,345. Former champions Ivo Karlovic, Sam Querrey and Juan Martin del Potro […] The post Milos Raonic vs Jack Sock Delray Beach Open 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 25, 11:33 pm ET
  • Sock vs Raonic Delray Beach Open 2017 Live Stream
  • The Sock vs Raonic Delray Beach Open 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Delray Beach Open is an ATP 250 hardcourt tournament that takes place from February 20 to 26, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 599,345. Former champions Ivo Karlovic, Sam Querrey and Juan Martin del Potro are seeded […] The post Sock vs Raonic Delray Beach Open 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 25, 11:32 pm ET
  • Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Carreno Busta Rio Open 2017 Live Stream
  • The Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Carreno Busta Rio Open 2017 Live Stream is available here. The ATP Rio Open is an ATP 500 claycourt tournament that takes place from February 20 to 26, 2017. The event has a total financial commitment of $ 1,603,940. Japan’s Kei Nishikori makes his debut at this event as the […] The post Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Carreno Busta Rio Open 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 25, 11:31 pm ET
  • Carreno Busta vs Thiem Rio Open 2017 Live Stream
  • The Carreno Busta vs Thiem Rio Open 2017 Live Stream is available here. The ATP Rio Open is an ATP 500 claycourt tournament that takes place from February 20 to 26, 2017. The event has a total financial commitment of $ 1,603,940. Japan’s Kei Nishikori makes his debut at this event as the tournament’s top […] The post Carreno Busta vs Thiem Rio Open 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 25, 11:26 pm ET
  • Tsonga vs Pouille Open 13 Marseille 2017 Live Stream
  • The Tsonga vs Pouille Open 13 Marseille 2017 Live Stream is available here. The Open 13 Marseille is an ATP 250 indoor hardcourt tournament that takes place from February 20 to 26, 2017. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 691,850. Former finalist Gael Monfils is the tournament’s top seed followed by two-time […] The post Tsonga vs Pouille Open 13 Marseille 2017 Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | February 25, 11:26 pm ET
  • Thiem reaches Rio Final; Tsonga into Marseille Final; Raonic faces Sock for Delray Beach title
  • RIO OPEN PRESENTED BY CLARO—RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Semifinal results: (2) Dominic Thiem DEFEATS (5) Albert Ramos-Vinolas 61 64 (4) Pablo Carreno Busta DEFEATS Casper Ruud 26 75 60 ***** OPEN 13 MARSEILLE—MARSEILLE, FRANCE Semifinal results: (2) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga DEFEATS (3) Nick Kyrgios 76(5) 26 64 (4) Lucas Pouille DEFEATS (6) Richard Gasquet 75 63 […]
  • Tennis Connected | February 25, 10:04 pm ET
  • Elina Svitolina Reaches Top Ten with Dubai Title Win
  • (February 25, 2017) DUBAI – Elina Svitolina won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title with 6-4 6-2 win over former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. This is the biggest title in the Ukrainian’s career, which will place her in the top ten on the WTA Tour when next rankings come out on Monday. She’ll be […]
  • Tennis Panorama | February 25, 4:41 pm ET
  • Emory Defends D-III Men's Team Indoor Title; Andreescu Tops Day in Rancho Santa Fe Final; Sock Wins
  • ZooTennis | February 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • LEAGUE WATCH: Rounding into form
  • Last summer, I went out and watched one of my husband's doubles matches and watched as his partner sliced and diced their opponents into frustration and defeat. I said to myself, "Man, I'd never want to play against that tricky bastard."So guess who's standing across the net from me on my first league match of the season earlier this month? That guy. Along with his partner, who probably beat me in my first league match in Florida. I looked at my partner and said, "This is gonna be a lot like work, isn't it?"At least he was honest with me.
  • Tennis With Attitude | February 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • It really IS a process
  • So happy with a @WTA tittle number 6️⃣ 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼💪🏼 @DDFTennis pic.twitter.com/GNXMnrP9IH— Elina Svitolina (@ElinaSvitolina) February 25, 2017 I'm a psychotherapist who goes out of my way to keep from saying "It's a process" to my clients. Because who wants to hear that? But really, it is. It's a process in tennis, too, which fans sometimes forget. But these past two weeks, we've seen two revelations of that truth.There was never much doubt about Karolina Pliskova's innate talent. A tall lefty with a deadly serve and a calm demeanor, Pliskova appeared destined, from the start, to make a name for herself
  • Women Who Serve | February 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • Federer, Murray Play Beach Tennis At Dubai And Of Course Roger Won [Video]
  • They took their games to the beach.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 25, 10:43 am ET
  • Del Potro v Raonic Tonight In Delray Beach; 18-Year-Old Casper Ruud Reaches Rio SFs
  • It's a big man clash in the semifinals of Delray Beach tonight.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 25, 10:26 am ET
  • Watch: Federer, Murray Play Beach Ball, Share Draw
  • Grand Slam champs share a hit and same side of Dubai draw. Andy Murray and Roger Federer shared the sandy court for some beach ball in Dubai. The Grand Slam champions could collide again on hard court in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinals next week. Watch: Equipment Fails The draw was conducted today and puts world No. 1 Murray and Federer on a semifinal collision course. The top-seeded Murray opens against Malek Jaziri in their first meeting. Fresh off his 18th career Grand Slam championship at the Australian Open, Federer will face Benoit Paire in his Dubai opener. The seven-time Dubai champion is 3-0 lifetime
  • Blog RSS | February 25, 5:36 am ET
  • Head Signs Fritz To Long-Term Pact
  • Fritz endorses the Graphene XT Radical racquet. Taylor Fritz will continue his partnership with Head. Head announce it has signed the 112th-ranked American to a long-team endorsement pact. Watch: Thiem's Brilliant Tweener Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. A year ago, Fritz reached the Memphis Open final becoming the youngest American man to reach an ATP final since 1989. Fritz endorses the Head Graphene XT Radical racquet. “I have been part of Head’s program for years so I know exactly what they can do for me to go the distance, especially now that I have turned pro," Fritz said. "Their products are top-notch and I
  • Blog RSS | February 25, 4:20 am ET
  • Thiem reaches Rio semifinals; Gasquet upsets Monfils in Marseille; Sock advances in Delray Beach
  • RIO OPEN PRESENTED BY CLARO—RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Quarterfinal results: (2) Dominic Thiem DEFEATS Diego Schwartzman 62 63 (4) Pablo Carreno Busta DEFEATS Alexandr Dolgopolov 76(4) 67(2) 10 (RET) (5) Albert Ramos-Vinolas DEFEATS Nicolas Kicker 62 63 ***** OPEN 13 MARSEILLE—MARSEILLE, FRANCE Quarterfinal results: (6) Richard Gasquet DEFEATS (1) Gael Monfils 67(5) 64 62 (2) […]
  • Tennis Connected | February 24, 7:33 pm ET
  • John McEnroe, Sr. was a colorful character from tennis' golden age
  • It was late on a quiet Friday afternoon in the TENNIS Magazine office when my phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number, but I decided to pick it up anyway. The weekend was so close: What could possibly go wrong now? I put my feet up on my desk, leaned back in my chair and brought the receiver to my ear. “Steve,” the flat, Queens-accented voice crackled through the receiver. “This is John McEnroe.” I took my feet off my desk and sat up in my chair. You might think that, for a writer at a tennis magazine, these would be words to
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | February 24, 2:32 pm ET
  • Emory and Chicago Meet Again for D-III Men's Indoor Title; Day and Andreescu Vie for Rancho Santa Fe
  • ZooTennis | February 24, 2:00 pm ET
  • Growing Pains: Alexander Zverev is Getting Closer, but He’s Not There Yet
  • by: Ben Stevens It’s been an interesting few weeks for Sascha Zverev. Two weeks ago, the 19-year-old German secured his second career title in Montpellier, scoring wins over Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga and Richard Gasquet en route. Days later, he fell in the first round in Rotterdam to Dominic Thiem, and then a week after that, repeated […]
  • Tennis Connected | February 24, 12:49 pm ET
  • Watch: Thiem’s Brilliant Rio Tweener
  • Dominic Thiem wowed even himself with this beautiful between-the-legs shot Dominic Thiem is finding his footing on the red clay of Rio. It hasn’t been the most perfect start to the 2017 season, but the World No. 8 advanced to his first semifinal of the season on Friday with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman. Thiem will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who defeated Nicolas Kicker, 6-2, 6-3, in one of Saturday's semifinals. Theim broke six times on six opportunities to earn his 10th victory of the season, but all of the solid points he played—and there were quite a few, and some
  • Blog RSS | February 24, 10:18 am ET
  • 5 Great Teenager Moments in WTA History
  • Will we ever get back there, or have advances in fitness and the brutal physicality of modern tennis simply made it too difficult for teenage women to make an impact on the WTA Tour?
  • Blog RSS | February 24, 9:25 am ET
  • Not Fake News, Novak Djokovic Accepts Wildcard Into Acapulco!
  • No Dubai...Novak Djokovic will make his first pro appearance in Mexico next week.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 23, 6:56 pm ET
  • My Interview with USTA's Martin Blackman; Top Four Seeds Advance to D-III Team Indoor Semis; All Tee
  • ZooTennis | February 23, 2:00 pm ET
  • aegon championships tickets go on sale
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. aegon championships tickets go on sale Aegon Championships gets Stan Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov to join Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal at Queen’s as tickets go on sale; Jamie Murray to play doubles The post aegon championships tickets go on sale appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | February 23, 7:15 am ET
  • Division III Men's Indoor Begins Friday with Emory as Top Seed; D-I All-Tournament Team Announced; N
  • ZooTennis | February 22, 2:00 pm ET
  • USTA College Tennis Top 25
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. USTA College Tennis Top 25 Three weeks into the 2017 USTA College Tennis Top 25 rankings and both the men's and women's polls have unanimous No. 1s. The post USTA College Tennis Top 25 appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | February 22, 12:25 pm ET
  • new show “my tennis life” to appear on The Tennis Channel
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. new show “my tennis life” to appear on The Tennis Channel Tennis Channel's new program, My Tennis Life, is the network's first multiplatform series and follows tour veteran Sam Groth and rising American star Nicole Gibbs as they navigate the 2017 season The post new show “my tennis life” to appear on The Tennis Channel appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | February 22, 12:21 pm ET
  • Kei Nishikori Knocked Out Of Rio In Racquet-Smashing Loss [Video]
  • Kei Nishikori suffered a first round loss for the first time in over a year.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 22, 9:16 am ET
  • Juan Martin Del Potro Opens 2017 Season With A Win In Delray Beach
  • Juan Martin del Potro is back on the court.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 22, 9:01 am ET
  • maria sharapova, kei nishikori participate in Tie Break Tens
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. maria sharapova, kei nishikori participate in Tie Break Tens A third edition of Tie Break Tens, the quick-fire tie-break tennis format, will take place in Madrid in May, with men’s and women’s events running side-by-side, a new knock-out format, and five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova part of a world-class field of 16 players.The event will take place in a single evening - Thursday 4th May - at the Caja Magica, in partnership with tournament
  • tennis served fresh | February 22, 7:21 am ET
  • Bellis Defeats Radwanska in Dubai; French Federation Announces French Open Junior Wild Card Event in
  • ZooTennis | February 21, 2:00 pm ET
  • EleVen by venus williams to partner with bnp paribas showdown at madison square garden
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. EleVen by venus williams to partner with bnp paribas showdown at madison square garden Venus Williams and her active wear line, EleVen by Venus Williams, along with Men’s Sportswear Division of Fashion Brand, Vince Camuto, are partnering with the BNP Paribas Showdown to outfit event personnel at Madison Square Garden. The post EleVen by venus williams to partner with bnp paribas showdown at madison square garden appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | February 21, 12:45 pm ET
  • Former Champ Wozniacki and Gold Medalist Puig Advance, While Vandeweghe Loses To Riske in Dubai
  • (February 20, 2017) Former champion Caroline Wozniacki began the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships winning 6-2, 7-5 over teenager Daria Kasatkina. Although Wozniacki is just off reaching the final of Doha.   “Well, obviously seeing the draw, it’s like, well, could have had an easier first round,” said Wozniacki, who won the title in 2011 […]
  • Tennis Panorama | February 20, 3:50 pm ET
  • Pliskova believes she can win first major soon—she's right to think so
  • Karolina Pliskova had just beaten former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in Doha to win her second title of 2017. The Czech had battled a stubbornly steady opponent, an equally steady breeze that turned every shot into a knuckleball and her own dips in play to record a straight-set victory and improve her season record to a stellar 15-1. Yet the reporters in her post-match press conference didn’t want to talk about any of that. They were already looking ahead. No sooner had Pliskova sat down than she received this blunt query: “Do you think about No. 1?” Pliskova was just as
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | February 20, 1:00 pm ET
  • USTA to Host Inaugural All-American College Combine Collegiate Scouting Event for American Juniors
  • USTA TO HOST INAUGURAL USTA ALL-AMERICAN COLLEGE COMBINE COLLEGIATE SCOUTING EVENT FOR AMERICAN JUNIORS   USTA All-American College Combine and USTA/ITA Collegiate Coaches Workshop Set for June 14-16 at USTA National Campus in Orlando   From the USTA: ORLANDO, Fla., February 20 2017 – The USTA today announced that USTA Player Development will host the […]
  • Tennis Panorama | February 20, 12:23 pm ET
  • Week in Preview: Top ladies in Dubai; Men in Rio, France and Florida
  • The tours have reached a mid-winter state of equilibrium, or stasis, depending on your point of view. For the second straight week, the women will gather in the Arabian Desert, while the men remain scattered between continents and surfaces in Europe, the U.S. and South America. Let’s do it again, shall we? But hopefully with a little—OK, a lot—less rain in Dubai than there was in Doha last week. ***** Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (WTA) Dubai, UAE $2,666,000; WTA Premier DecoTurf II Draw is here As far as players go, Dubai is Doha times two; the draw goes from a tightly packed 28 last week to a
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | February 20, 11:06 am ET
  • Tsonga, Dolgopolov and Harrison Win ATP World Tour Titles
  • ✨✨✨✨✨🏆✨✨✨✨✨ Merci à tous !!!! Thank you to all of you !!! 👉🏾 #TSONGATEAM pic.twitter.com/aKN4g29bMi — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) February 19, 2017 (February 19, 2017) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his 13th career title on the ATP World Tour on Sunday, coming back to stop third seed David Goffin of Belgium 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final […]
  • Tennis Panorama | February 19, 6:16 pm ET
  • Daily Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report: 18th February 2017 | Free, VIP Club & Premium Investment S
  • Tennis Tips UK Daily Profit/Loss Report: 18/02/2017 Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a daily report detailing all advisory sent to members and the profit/loss achieved overall during the specified period. Detailed statistics will be provided including […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | February 19, 4:04 am ET
  • Daily Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report: 17th February 2017 | Free, VIP Club & Premium Investment S
  • Tennis Tips UK Daily Profit/Loss Report: 17/02/2017 Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a daily report detailing all advisory sent to members and the profit/loss achieved overall during the specified period. Detailed statistics will be provided including […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | February 17, 5:06 pm ET
  • The one-handed backhand is having a moment—How long can it last?
  • “I admire Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, the two Swiss,” said 18-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas last fall when he was asked to name his tennis idols. Does it seem odd that a teenager born in Greece, and who trains in France, would be such a diehard Swissophile? Not when you see Tsitsipas play; then the connection becomes obvious. Following in the footsteps of Federer and Wawrinka, he uses a one-handed backhand. You can get an idea of how closely Tsitsipas has studied the Maestro’s backhand when he hits a crosscourt passing shot. Like Federer, he keeps his head down, flicks his wrist and
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | February 17, 10:30 am ET
  • PODCAST: Catching up with the Fed and Davis Cups
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | February 16, 3:15 pm ET
  • Federer, Rafa have reset their expectations; Can they live up to them?
  • If you were a hopelessly romantic tennis fan in January, you might have envisioned a day this year when Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer—perhaps even together—would once again appear on a Grand Slam podium for a singles trophy presentation. Wouldn’t that be something? But you probably did not, in your wildest dreams, think it could happen at the Australian Open. But the twin icons got there, and it may be a game changer for 2017. Their success also catapulted them into an entirely new category as far as expectations go, and that’s a mixed blessing. Much is anticipated, little is known. The impact
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 16, 9:58 am ET
  • The U.S. Fed Cup team showed us that yes, you can win and be a loser
  • I already have fundamental issues about the way Fed Cup is handled. It's squeezed between other major tennis events across the world. Why not a Ryder Cup approach -- every other year in one location?Well, this year's Fed Cup tie in Maui was threat-level 3 disaster. And if I were the German team captain, I'd default every time in the future I had to face the U.S. team. I'm talking about Williams sisters v. Indian Wells. Overreacting? Well, I don't know. Let's recap:1. The Anthem situation:The U.S. had its singer perform the wrong anthem before the opening of the tie.
  • Tennis With Attitude | February 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • United States Moves into Fed Cup Semis with 4-0 Win Over Germany
  • Special congrats to Captain Kathy Rinaldi on her first @FedCup victory. 🇺🇸#TeamUSATennis: https://t.co/t6jq52Eyz5 pic.twitter.com/nkVknccsCc — USTA (@usta) February 12, 2017   (February 12, 2017) The United States moved into its first Fed cup semifinal since 2010 by besting Germany 4-0 at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui on Sunday. Rain shortened play on Saturday with […]
  • Tennis Panorama | February 12, 9:15 pm ET
  • Anything can happen in Fed Cup
  • A school teacher performs Nazi national anthem at Hawaii USTA match #OnlyInBannonLand /cc @jimmy_dore @jimearl666 https://t.co/W0F6CqJNXa— escape whatever (@escwhatever) February 12, 2017Just ask team Germany.One doesn't expect a sporting weekend on the island of Maui--land of waterfalls and bamboo forests-- to turn into a windy, rainy, physically and emotionally precarious curse for a visiting European country. But it did.Things got off to a dreadful start in the World Group USA vs. Germany tie when a singer rendered the now-banned version of the German national anthem--the one that was popular in the 30s. The USTA profusely apologized for the error, but
  • Women Who Serve | February 11, 2:00 pm ET
  • Early World Group Fed Cup ties could be close
  • Dinner in Ostrava👗👛👸 @FedCup @ceskasportovni pic.twitter.com/TxScE7vGmU— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) February 9, 2017 Fed Competition begins this weekend, and of the three World Group contests, only one looks like a "lock" for one of the opponents. However, this is Fed Cup, and it's never a good idea to assume anything. But, beginning with the one that does look predictable:Czech Republic vs. SpainThe defending champions, who don't care if they're home or away, or whether they have their "A" team or their "B" team (this is because the entire squad is an "A" team), will take their first step in defending their
  • Women Who Serve | February 8, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Davis Cup format is fine as is
  • That's a simple-enough headline, right?There's always a lot of talk out there about the format/scheduling in regard to Davis Cup, and it's really come into question the past couple of days as only two of the top 15 players are participating this weekend.Sure, fans always want to see the biggest names in action. However, it's just not going to work out this time around. That doesn't mean the ties will be lacking the usual amount of drama. Anyone going out there for national pride is ready to do battle.But what I'm going to do here is list the other 13
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 1, 2:00 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under?: What Lies Beneath
  • Have you ever seen a high-performing athlete suffer a drought and thought to yourself, "Man, he should retire?" I have. But this year's Australian Open has given me pause.You could argue that it all had to align perfectly to get the Australian Open finals that we did. What if Venus Williams had to play Simona Halep, or Svetlana Kuznetsova? What if Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic had advanced to play Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal? What if the Open were played in February? Or if it were always roof-down? You could do this all day.But it remains that the reason
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 31, 2:00 pm ET
  • My Australian Open top 10
  • .@SerenaWilliams breaks Graf's Open Era record, wins 23rd Grand Slam! 7th #AusOpen crown--> https://t.co/AR03OXLeYj pic.twitter.com/1ts1pxA0Kq— WTA (@WTA) January 28, 2017Here are my top 10 Australian Open events, in ascending order:10. Never too late: The unseeded team of Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal won the Australian Open mixed doubles title, and did it by beating the 2nd seeds. More impressive, they did it by beating a team of which Sania Mirza was a member. Spears and Cabal defeated Mirza and Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-4. The 35-year-old Spears had been two two other major mixed doubles finals (both at the U.S.
  • Women Who Serve | January 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA Malaysian Open returns to Kuala Lumpur for the eighth consecutive year with new title sponsor
  • WTA Malaysian Open 2016Image via WTA websiteThe country’s premier women’s tennis tournament, ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017, will serve up the action in Kuala Lumpur on 27 February 2017 for its eighth consecutive year.Sanctioned by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the ALYA WTA Malaysian Open 2017 will take place at TPC Kuala Lumpur amidst the green surroundings of ALYA Kuala Lumpur, the newly launched luxury leisure development by Sime Darby Property, formerly known as KLGCC Resort. The high-end property brand is the new title sponsor for this highly-anticipated sporting event for the first time since its inaugural staging in 2010.The
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under: Aussie Anomaly?
  • I gotta go to sleep soon so I can watch the women's final in the middle of the night, my time. But. Let us discuss the time warp we find ourselves in, and let us just appreciate it.First, the Williams sisters. Sorry, I meant The Williams Sisters. Serena Williams will likely go down as one of the best tennis players in history, and certainly the best woman to ever play the game to date. She's ranked No. 2 in the world, and that's seriously underachieving to her. You could see her getting this far. Her draw was full of potential
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 27, 2:00 pm ET
  • Serena beats Venus to win her 23rd major singles title
  • She's a rocker, she takes after meAnd she's a roller, runs in the familyShe's a rock and roll baby, a real gone twisterBut...Don't you mess around with my little sisterMichelle Shocked Best snaps from the @SerenaWilliams vs @VenusesWilliams @AustralianOpen Final!📷--> https://t.co/qGDua2GwfI #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/SwNT2KAdtv— WTA (@WTA) January 28, 2017One of the best sports stories of recent times was told yesterday in Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, when Venus and Serena Williams, ages 36 and 35 respectively, faced off in the Australian Open final. It was the first time since 2009 that the pair had met in a major final, and it's
  • Women Who Serve | January 27, 2:00 pm ET
  • Quick Poll: Pick the 2017 Australian Open Champs
  • Ok folks. Many of you (us) hoped for these two finals and now we have them so it's time to pick the winners. First the women... And now the men... 2017 Australian Open Champ - Men
  • Home | January 27, 10:56 am ET
  • Australian Open 23/01/2017 (R16) Match Report | Tennis Tips UK P/L Report
  • Tennis Tips UK P/L Report | Australian Open 23/01/2017 (R16) In an effort to increase transparency for Tennis Tips UK services – the trading team will publish daily updates clear stating the profit/loss achieved from that days trading activity. This includes tips sent to members of the Free, VIP Club and Premium Investment subscription packages. […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 23, 5:39 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under? Seriously. What Is Going On Down There?
  • Truth time: I have been out of commission for the better part of this week with a doozy of a cold. ASIDE (I don't like to align ailments with current events, but I felt really bad on Friday, but better on Saturday, when I had to go exercise my First Amendment rights. By the way, if you're reading this in another part of the world and did the same thing, thank you. Also, just to let you know, most of us had nothing to do with this. Honestly.) END OF ASIDE. The only thing that's kept me from coughing are
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 21, 2:00 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2017 Players Party
  • Some of the biggest names in tennis were missing from the weekend's 2017 Australian Open players party at Crown in Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless it was very refreshing to see some of the most familiar faces in tennis below all dressed up in their casual outfit to the party. The tournament has officially kicked off today and we're looking forward to exciting tennis as well as upsets over the course of the next two weeks.Garbine MuguruzaKei NishikoriAgnieszka RadwanskaStanislas WawrinkaGael MonfilsBryan brothersImages via zimbio HCFoo's Tennis Blog
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 15, 2:00 pm ET
  • Get Into The Spirit Of The Aussie Open!
  • The Australian Open is upon us! The draws have been announced and you can find the match-ups at the official Australian Open webpage. The players are descending on Melbourne, and for the next two weeks we'll get a good look at the world's best professionals during the first Grand Slam event of the 2017 season. For a lot of tennis fans, it may as well be a two-week holiday signaling the return of the sport. Here are a few fun tips for fully embracing the spirit of the Aussie Open.First, you should consider adjusting your sleep schedule to whatever extent
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Weekly Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report for 5th-12th January 2017 | ATP, WTA & Challenger Tennis Be
  • Tennis Tips UK Weekly Profit/Loss Report: 05/01/2017 – 12/01/2017 Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a weekly report detailing all advisory sent to members and the profit/loss achieved overall during the specified period. Detailed statistics […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 12, 12:58 pm ET
  • Roddick and Blake on Staying Competitive During Fatherhood
  • OTGT caught up with Andy and James at the Powershares' Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY and got their perspective on two key aspects of their current lives. What keeps you playing competitively on this tour? Andy: It’s been a love affair with tennis since I was 6 years old so I’m thankful for something like this where I can continue. It’s a fun atmosphere to play in. It’s fun to play in front of the fans but tennis is not my daily priority anymore so it’s nice to have this kind of outlet and still kind of pretend sometimes. James: This is a
  • Home | January 10, 10:35 am ET
  • ATP Doha 4th January 2017 Free Tennis Betting Tips + Tennis Tips UK Profit Report [04/01/17]
  • Tennis Tips UK Match Preview + Free Tennis Betting Tips: 04/01/2017 ATP Doha is the focus of Tennis Tips UK traders today as there are multiple markets presenting value for a conservative investment. The highest value selection each day is reserved for VIP Club members. Additional trades performed by our team are shared with Premium […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 3, 7:40 am ET
  • Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian
  • Via RedditOur tennis queen Serena Williams is tying the knot. Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian by posting a poem on Reddit (where else?).Comment from discussion I said yes.The Reddit post featured a drawing of Snoo, the social new website’s mascot, dressed as Ohanian and kneeling with a diamond in its hand. A female Snoo, styled after Williams and wearing a tennis skirt, Nike top and headband, floated above him with a smile on her face.Above the picture was the headline, “Future Mrs. Kn0thing.” Kn0thing is Ohanian's handle on the site.Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, have been
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • Tributes pour in as Ana Ivanovic retires from professional tennis
  • Ana Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008“I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards, and I can no longer do that. So it’s time to move on.” ~ Ana IvanovicI still couldn't come to the term that Ana Ivanovic has finally retired. We've watched the talented Serbian played since she was only 18. By the time she was 20, Ivanovic reached her peak winning the French Open and becoming the world no. 1. She became the first Serbian woman to win a Grand Slam tournament, following in the footsteps of compatriot Novak Djokovic who
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • London didn’t call these 10, but they made plenty of progress in 2016
  • Given the abundance of talent that commands our interest at or near the top of the ATP, it’s easy to overlook just how loaded the tour’s Top 50 is these days. To that end, let’s take a look at 10 players who failed to make the cut for London (excluding injured superheroes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), but still helped make this a great year in men's tennis. David Goffin No. 11 (+5 from his 2015 year-end ranking), 48-23, 0 titles Goffin is on the short list for the top honor as a “thinking man’s tennis player.” This slight (5’11”), almost frail-looking (150 lbs.) Belgian
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | November 8, 11:04 am ET
  • What does Nick Kyrgios want, and will the punishment benefit him?
  • What can be done about Nick Kyrgios? If that isn’t the question on everyone’s mind, then this one is: Was the punishment levied upon the tantrum-and-match throwing, ultra-talented wild child of the ATP tour for his outrageous actions in Shanghai last week an appropriate, fair response? It’s doubtful that anyone other than a gaga Kyrgios fan would find the eight-week ban too stiff a penalty. But judging by the comments on social media and various web threads, many feel that the response was too lenient. And that’s mainly because of the caveat that could reduce the ban to a mere three tournament
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 18, 10:38 am ET
  • As tennis officials try to keep millennials watching, massive changes could be coming to tennis
  • Millennials.  It isn’t a particularly frightening word, but in some ways it’s an intimidating one. At least it is to the movers and shakers in tennis. The generational concept has made them very nervous lately. The noun applies to an enormous, very loosely defined group of people who were born in the 1980 and 90s. Identifying their habits and tapping into their resources has become the grail for consumer marketers. However, millennials are an amorphous, unpredictable bunch, as elusive as a Snapchat message. They were weaned on social media, they consume their entertainment on an array of platforms and their attention span is thought
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 6, 1:51 pm ET
  • Guillermo García Lopez и Pablo Carreño финалисты USOPEN 2016Guillermo García Lopez (бывший игрок теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) y Pablo Carreño (тренируется в теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) дошли до финала в паре USOPEN 2016. К сожалению, чуть чуть не хватило, чтобы выиграть финал. Мы поздравляем теннисистов с хорошим началом под руководством профессиональных тренеров теннисной академии ХК Ферреро, надеемся, это только начало и ребята порадуют нас новыми трофеями и победами. Удачи и играйте в теннис!
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • 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
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Does Olympic Gold separate Agassi from the pack?
  • Winning a career Slam? Check. Leading your home country to a Davis Cup title? Been there. Emerging as the best of the best at the ATP World Tour Finals? Done that.Getting that Olympic Gold medal draped around your neck for a singles victory?Well... that's where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer—two of the greatest players of all time—fall short.In fact, the only male player ever who can check off "all of the above" is none other than Andre Agassi. In the era of the "Big 4" and records falling by the wayside, Agassi's solo accomplishment becomes even more impressive. Prior to this
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Kvitova: the game's great mystery
  • So before I get into the subject of the headline, let me make this post disclaimer:I don't like to see top 10 players, or those that can make a run at a Major, in action the week before a Slam.It's deep-rooted from watching Andre Agassi dominate the summer of '95, winning everything up until the eve of the U.S. Open, then falling short in the final. What if he'd dropped New Haven from his schedule? Would he have been sharper for the Open? Plus, the fact that he had to work hard in that New Haven final might've sapped him
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • Note to self: Don't overthink it, just enjoy the tennis
  • If you're seeing this post right now, then that's a good thing. It meant that I was able to get past the brain drain the French Open just put me through and I was actually able to write something!Novak Djokovic won his fourth Major in a row and his first French title, and completed the career Slam. Garbine Muguruza announced her arrival among Grand Slam champs with her first big title, shocking Serena Williams for the W. Muguruza's countrymen, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, won the men's doubles title and on the women's side, Frenchwomen Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 6, 3:00 pm ET
  • Nadal Makes Big Statement With Monte Carlo Title
  • Based on Rafael Nadal's form over the last couple of years, most of the phrases used to describe him went something like "past his prime", "his best days are behind him" or "he'll never win a major tournament again." But after his Monte Carlo title, it looks like Nadal will once again be a serious threat at Roland Garros. Sure he didn't beat Djokovic along the way, but his wins over Thiem, Wawrinka, Murray and Monfils were extremely impressive. Djokovic is still likely to go into the French Open as the heavy favorite (though another early loss in the Madrid
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Once Again On Track For All-Time Great Season
  • It seemed hard to imagine that Djokovic could be more dominant in 2016 than he was in his remarkable 2015 season. Last year Djokovic had one of the best seasons we've seen in the modern era, winning three out of four slams and a record six Masters titles. This will still be hard for Djokovic to replicate, but he's on the right track after winning the Australian Open and the Indian Wells/Miami double to start the year. He's so far ahead of the pack that it's conceivable he wins all four grand slams and six or seven Masters titles.Djokovic's closest
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios
  • After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | March 9, 2:37 pm ET


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