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Last updated on May 19, 2019 3:31:23 ET

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  • Nadal Pounds Away At Djokovic For Rome Title, Goes Into Paris As Clear French Favorite
  • Rafael Nadal wins his first title of the year and he does in dominating fashion.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 19, 2:30 pm ET
  • French Open 2019: Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Draws
  • The men’s and women’s qualifying draws for the 2019 French Open can at the links below. LINK: Men’s Qualifying Draw LINK: Women’s Qualifying Draw (TBD)
  • Tennis Connected | May 19, 12:46 pm ET
  • Live Streaming for the ATP Tour and WTA Events in Geneva, Lyon Nurnberg and Starsbourg
  • Live Streaming for the ATP Tour and WTA Events in Geneva, Lyon Nurnberg and Starsbourg can be viewed at the links below. Link: TennisTV (best quality) Link: WTA TV (best quality) Link: EuroSport (Europe) Link: SkySports (Europe) Link: TSN (Canada) Link: TVA (Canada) Link: ESPN (US Only) Link: Tennis Channel (US Only)    
  • Tennis Connected | May 19, 12:41 pm ET
  • ATP Tour 2019: Schedule of Play for Monday, May 20 in Geneva and Lyon
  • The order of play for the ATP events for Monday in Geneva, Switzerland and Nice, France can be found at the links below. LINK: Geneva Schedule of Play LINK: Lyon Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | May 19, 12:38 pm ET
  • Gulbis Wins in Geneva; Tsonga Prevails in Lyon
  • Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open—Geneva, Switzerland First-round results: Juan Ignacio Londero Defeats Mischa Zverev 64 64 Ernests Gulbis Defeats Yoshihito Nishioka 62 76(7) ***** Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon—Lyon, France First-round results: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Defeats (5) Dusan Lajovic 76(4) 64 John Millman Defeats Pablo Andujar 61 63
  • Tennis Connected | May 19, 12:38 pm ET
  • Pliskova, Nadal Win Italian Open Titles
  • Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy Sunday’s action in Rome, Italy saw Karolina Pliskova and Rafael Nadal capture respective titles ahead of next week’s French Open. First up, Pliskova notched her 13th career title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Johanna Konta. Using her big serve and flat ground-strokes to great effect, Pliskova hit five aces, won […]
  • Tennis Connected | May 19, 12:27 pm ET
  • Nadal Avenges Tsitsipas Loss In Rome, Will Battle Djokovic For Title; Who’s The Pick?
  • Sean Randall previews the 49th meeting between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 18, 9:23 pm ET
  • Konta Keeps Winning, Beats Bertens To Reach Rome Final, Pliskova Awaits
  • A new Rome women's champion will be crowned on Sunday.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 18, 2:58 pm ET
  • How Rafael Nadal turned the tables on Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rome
  • Beating Rafael Nadal once during the European clay-court swing is tough. Beating him twice? That’s something only Novak Djokovic knows how to do. On Saturday in Rome, 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas was trying to join that elite company of one. Seven days earlier, in the Madrid semifinals, he had attacked the net relentlessly and beaten Rafa in three topsy-turvy sets. It didn’t take long to see that things were going to be different this Saturday. The difference, at first, wasn’t so much in Tsitsipas’s play. He came out on the attack again, and did it well enough to earn break points in Nadal’s
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 18, 11:42 am ET
  • Pliskova Powers Pasts Azarenka In Rome, Leads Unlikely Group Of Semifinalists
  • Two unseeded players including a qualifier made the last four in Rome.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 17, 8:37 pm ET
  • Djokovic Saves 2 MPs v Del Potro; Nadal Gets Rematch With Tsitsipas In Rome SF
  • We could see a rematch of the Madrid final Sunday in Rome, weather permitting.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 17, 8:21 pm ET
  • Stanford Women, Wake Forest Men Return to NCAA D-I Finals; Qualifying in ITF Grade A in Milan Underw
  • ZooTennis | May 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Lightning in a bottle is still lightning
  • Some fans like to say that a particular upset or a particular victory is a "fluke," but to call an achievement a fluke is to make something negative of it, and--unless cheating is involved--a victory isn't a negative thing. By the same token, so many commentators, fans and even players say of a player: "She deserved to win." Who, I ask--unless there is cheating involved--doesn't "deserve" to win? But the implication is clear: If one deserves to win at a given time, then sometimes one does not. That is simply incorrect.Sometimes a player has an especially good season, and then
  • Women Who Serve | May 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Svitolina Makes Generous Donation to Lopatetskaya to Help Family with Medical Costs
  • The Ukrainian star takes her patriotism--and generosity--seriously. Elina Svitolina is the highest-ranked Ukrainian woman in history and over the years she has developed a reputation as a leader of a movement in women’s tennis that is growing rapidly in her country. She spends a lot of time with the media and is keen on helping young girls find success in the sport just like she has. Svitolina has taken her patriotism to the next level of late. It was revealed this week that she gave a large amount of financial sport to 16-year-old compatriot Dasha Lopatetskaya to help the family pay
  • Blog RSS | May 17, 8:29 am ET
  • Andy Murray Recieves Knighthood at Buckingham Palace
  • The three-time major champ and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist gets his due. Andy Murray has officially received his Knighthood at Buckingham Palace. The 32-year-old, who was named by the Queen in 2016, has his wife and parents on hand as he received the honor. Congratulations, Sir @andy_murray! The tennis star has received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace. ⚔️ 🎾 https://t.co/5VIWVvjt96 pic.twitter.com/rQwcdjVmt7 — BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) May 16, 2019 “I’m very proud to receive it. It’s a nice day to spend with my family — my wife and parents are here,” Murray said in a statement. “I’d have liked to [have brought] my
  • Blog RSS | May 17, 8:09 am ET
  • Federer: Kyrgios Doesn't Deserve Suspension
  • "I don't think (Kyrgios) should be suspended," said Roger Federer after the Aussie's meltdown in Rome. Nick Kyrgios' chair-tossing meltdown in Rome ended with the enigmatic Aussie walking off the court in default. Roger Federer doesn't believe Kyrgios should be suspended for the implosion, pointing out the biggest victims in the entire imbroglio were the chair and Kyrgios himself, who forfeited all ranking points and prize money from the tournament as a result. Watch: Kyrgios' Rome Meltdown "I don't think he should be suspended," Federer told the media in Rome. "He walked off the court. What did he do? He hurt a chair? That's
  • Blog RSS | May 17, 6:17 am ET
  • Players Call for Hawk-Eye on Clay
  • In this week's news, some players call for tennis to add Hawk-Eye line-calling technology on clay courts. Are they right?
  • Blog RSS | May 17, 5:20 am ET
  • My Division III Preview; Georgia Women Win Thriller to Advance to Semis Against Duke; Stanford and N
  • ZooTennis | May 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Coric couldn’t close it out, so Federer showed him how it was done
  • Borna Coric, it seemed, had finally done it. After playing for three sets and more than two hours against Roger Federer in Rome on Thursday, he had finally made a crucial shot, the shot he hadn’t been able to make all afternoon. Serving at 5-4 in the third-set tiebreaker, Coric had pulled the trigger on a mid-court forehand and, instead of sending it into the net or over the baseline, as he had on so many other crucial occasions in this contest, he had rifled it past Federer for a winner. The crowd, fully in Federer’s corner, had been silenced. Coric
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 16, 2:30 pm ET
  • What Fuels Federer?
  • In this week's news, Roger Federer reaches a milestone in Madrid and reveals what keeps him so competitive at age 37.
  • Blog RSS | May 16, 6:43 am ET
  • North Carolina Ousts Top Seed Ohio State in NCAA Division I Men's Quarterfinals, Meets Wake in Semis
  • ZooTennis | May 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • LEAGUE WATCH: I'm back! ...??
  • When last we left, well, me, I was deliberating whether I should appeal my rating from a 4.0 to a 3.5. I didn't feel like a 4.0 and there are more league opportunities for 3.5 players out here. So I appealed, and it was successful. Just like that, I was a 3.5. Sure, that years-long climb to get to that higher rating was all wiped out, but oh, well. You gotta crack some walnuts to eat the walnut. Something like that.I promptly signed up for my usual 7.0 mixed combo team, expecting to play better now that the pressure of
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Italian Open: Serena Williams Withdraws with Knee Injury, Zverev Ousted, Kyrgios Stops Medvedev
  • Italian Open: Serena Williams Withdraws with Knee Injury, Zverev Ousted, Kyrgios Stops Medvedev   (May 14, 2019) Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Tuesday before her second round match against sister Venus due to her injured left knee. Serena withdrew from the third-round of the Miami Open back in March with the […] The post Italian Open: Serena Williams Withdraws with Knee Injury, Zverev Ousted, Kyrgios Stops Medvedev appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 14, 5:30 pm ET
  • Top Seeds Reach Quarterfinals at USTA National Women’s Senior Hard Court Championships
  • TOPS SEEDS CRUISE INTO SINGLES QUARTERFINALS AT USTA   NATIONAL WOMEN’S SENIOR HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS  Wednesday’s Schedule to Begin at 8 a.m. (PDT) at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club LA JOLLA, Calif., – (May 14, 2019) – The top seeds put on commanding performances on Tuesday at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club […] The post Top Seeds Reach Quarterfinals at USTA National Women’s Senior Hard Court Championships appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 14, 4:17 pm ET
  • NCAA Division I Quarterfinals Begin with Men Thursday; Recent D-I Coaching Departures; Blanch Reache
  • ZooTennis | May 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Last year Zverev came to Rome on a roll; now it’s Berrettini’s turn
  • At 5-5 in the first set against Matteo Berrettini in Rome on Tuesday, Alexander Zverev had a break point. In the middle of that point, he had a look at a short backhand. Now, it seemed, the moment had finally come for the No. 4 seed to rip his favorite shot, get the break, silence the increasingly raucous Italian crowd, and leave his lower-ranked opponent in the red dust behind him. But instead of stepping forward and driving his backhand, Zverev let the ball drop and floated a slice down the middle of the court. It wasn’t a risky shot, but
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 14, 1:51 pm ET
  • FILA to Debut New Tennis Collections in Paris, Men’s Legend, Women’s Heritage Collections and th
  • FILA to Debut New Tennis Collections in Paris Men’s Legend, Women’s Heritage Collections and the Axilus 2 Energized    FILA Global – FILA will debut two stunning new tennis collections on the clay courts of Paris. The men’s Legend and women’s Heritage collections, which feature modern twists on classic FILA tennis styles, will be worn […] The post FILA to Debut New Tennis Collections in Paris, Men’s Legend, Women’s Heritage Collections and the Axilus 2 Energized  appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 14, 9:24 am ET
  • Serena and Venus Williams Set Up Second Round Face-Off at Italian Open
  • Serena and Venus Williams Set Up Second Round Face-Off at Italian Open (May 13, 2019) Serena and Venus Williams won their respective first round matches in Rome on Monday and will meet in the second round of the Italian Open. It will be the 31st time that they’ve played each other. Serena leads the series […] The post Serena and Venus Williams Set Up Second Round Face-Off at Italian Open appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 13, 5:29 pm ET
  • roger federer getting ready for one more dance at the French Open
  • This week was the start of the Madrid Open. If that isn’t striking a nerve with tennis fans, this should serve as a reminder that the tournament holds great importance as a vital stepping to the French Open, which is scheduled to start on May 26 with the finals slated for June 9. What makes […] The post roger federer getting ready for one more dance at the French Open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | May 13, 4:13 pm ET
  • American Tennis Player Nicole Gibbs to Miss Remainder of Clay Court Season Due to Salivary Gland Can
  •   American Tennis Player Nicole Gibbs to Miss Remainder of Clay Court Season Due to Salivary Gland Cancer Quick update 💕🦄🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/NkODqVreVI — Nicole Gibbs (@Gibbsyyyy) May 13, 2019   (May 13, 2019) American tennis player Nicole Gibbs announced on Twitter on Monday that she will miss the remainder of the clay court season as […] The post American Tennis Player Nicole Gibbs to Miss Remainder of Clay Court Season Due to Salivary Gland Cancer appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | May 13, 3:12 pm ET
  • Roland Garros 2018 Champion Gauff Receives Women's Qualifying Wild Card; Bobby Knight's D-I Quarterf
  • ZooTennis | May 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • A Fighting Italian, a hard-hitting Frenchwoman, and--in Rome--a very clever Spaniard
  • The 2010 clay season will always be remembered (as well it should be) for the emergence of Francesca Schiavone as the French Open champion, but--so dramatic was that emergence--it may be easy to forget some of the other drama that occurred.Aravane Rezai surprised the tennis world by winning Madrid. The very hard-hitting Frenchwoman, known for her metallic-colored dresses, began delivering her surprises in the very first round. The unseeded Rezai upset five-time French Open champion Justine Henin, and that defeat included a 6-0 third set.A Tennis Channel commentator remarked that Rezai "cruised through the rest of the tournament," but he
  • Women Who Serve | May 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • Nadal, Djokovic, Thiem: Will a French Open favorite emerge from Rome?
  • By this point in the clay season, the men’s favorite for the French Open has typically been decided, and it’s typically been Rafael Nadal. That’s not true this year. Nadal’s three semifinal defeats on dirt this spring have left Roland Garros looking more open—at least to a few other players, such as Madrid champion Novak Djokovic and Barcelona champ Dominic Thiem. Can Nadal reassert his authority in Rome, or will someone else throw his hat in the Roland Garros ring this week? Here’s a look ahead at the ATP draw at the Foro Italico. ***** First Quarter The Madrid-Rome double is a tough
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 12, 7:30 pm ET
  • With Paris on the horizon, Novak Djokovic rights the ship in Madrid
  • What’s the first sign that one of the Big 3 ATP stars is going to have a good day? With Rafael Nadal, you can see it in the depth of his shots. With Roger Federer, you can often see it in his first-serve percentage. With Novak Djokovic, there’s a sharpness to his movement, and a precision to his shot placement, that typically spells doom for his opponents. Sharpness and precision had largely been absent from Djokovic’s game since January, but they were very much in evidence from the first moments of his final against Stefanos Tsitsipas in Madrid on Sunday. In
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 12, 3:48 pm ET
  • The French Open--always a beautiful mystery
  • Kiki Bertens (photo by Daniel Ward)The French Open, my favorite major, will begin soon, and--as always--it's a bit of a mystery as to who will win it. That makes the already-thrilling event even more interesting!When they ask you if you're happy it's clay season 🤔😁@MutuaMadridOpen #mediaday pic.twitter.com/CtjO2gGEKs— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) May 3, 2019Who can win the French Open?Defending champion Simona Halep: There is no doubt (at least in my mind) that if anyone can defend a French Open title, it's the Romanian star. Halep is looking better than ever, and her confidence--sometimes a wavering factor--appears
  • Women Who Serve | May 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • French Open 2019: predictions and previews
  • The French Open is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world. It will be held over two weeks between May and June 2019 at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. In this article, you’ll find everything about Men’s French Open 2019 & Women’s French Open 2019, best tennis betting odds, early previews, […] The post French Open 2019: predictions and previews appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | May 10, 10:54 am ET
  • The Basics of Sports Betting – A Bettors Guide To Right Wagering Process
  • The Basics of Sports Betting – A Bettors Guide To Right Wagering Process  If you are an avid fan of any given sports, then it must be obvious that aside from watching your favorite shows, you are also looking forward to joining various types of betting games. The sports company along with the gambling industry […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 7, 4:18 am ET
  • Success Lessons From Serena Williams For All Fields Of Life
  • When it comes to tennis, there is one name nobody can avoid and it is Serena Williams. Phenomenal woman, incredible player, unique feminist, and loving wife as well as the mother. It seems this woman can do anything in the world when this goes as her priority. So far, however, it is tennis, personal life and entrepreneurship being in the top of the to-do list for Serena, a woman we all cannot but admire endlessly. In this article, we will look at the lessons this incredible woman can teach all of us whether for tennis or for real life. For
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • 5 Business and Career Ideas for Tennis Lovers
  • There’s nothing better in life than being able to do the thing that you love most for money. If you have a passion for tennis, why not look for a job that allows you to indulge your passion? There are plenty of options out there for tennis lovers; here are just five examples. Tennis Instructor […] The post 5 Business and Career Ideas for Tennis Lovers appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 20, 5:58 pm ET
  • That was just the SEMIFINALS?!
  • FRANCE REACH THE FINAL! 🇫🇷A simply incredible semifinal in Rouen ends with Garcia and Mladenovic beating Halep and Niculescu 57 63 64It'll be Australia v France in the final#FedCup #FRAROU pic.twitter.com/Xn8GMQeCsg— Fed Cup (@FedCup) April 21, 2019I can't imagine how the players feel because I am exhausted from watching this weekend's Fed Cup World Group semifinals, not to mention all the other Fed Cup matches I watched. There were many exciting moments. Some, I'm sure, occurred during the Australia vs. Belarus tie, but because of the time difference, I wasn't able to watch any
  • Women Who Serve | April 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • How to Bet On Tennis – Sports Book Betting
  • Online sports betting is definitely a hot topic on the internet today. This is mainly because online sports betting has only just become legalized in certain countries and states. It’s like opening the door to a locked room that everyone has been wondering ‘What is inside?’ Now that the door has been opened, online sites […] The post How to Bet On Tennis – Sports Book Betting appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 16, 5:05 am ET
  • Groenefeld and Rosolska win Charleston doubles title
  • Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Alicja Rosolska, seeded fourth at the Volvo Car Open, won the doubles title today when they defeated the unseeded team of Irina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermatova 7-6, 6-2 in a match that had to be postponed because of rain.Groenefeld and Rosolska, tour veterans, were playing together for the first time, and they did not drop a set throughout the tournament. Though this is obviously their first title together (and what a way to start a partnership!), they now have a combined total of 30 titles--21 for Groenefeld and 9 for Rosolska.Khromacheva and Kudermatova were also playing together
  • Women Who Serve | April 6, 3:00 pm ET
  • Wilson presents new Bold Edition Collection
  • Few can argue there’s a more powerful and striking duo than black and white. In design, the convergence of black and white is an example of how two different colors communicate more boldly together than they do on their own. In short, together, black and white are impossible to ignore…and are anything but basic. With […] The post Wilson presents new Bold Edition Collection appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | April 3, 12:33 am ET
  • We Got Some Salty Tennis Players in Miami
  • I am regularly surprised by things that happen in pro tennis. I couldn't have told you that Naomi Osaka would win two Slams in a row by the time she was 21. Or that Serena Williams would back out of both Indian Wells and Miami. (Well. That's not as surprising.)But if you were going to ask me if there was one top player I could think of who would say something mean to her opponent at the handshake, it would not be Angelique Kerber. And yet, here we are.In case you missed it (and some people are apparently hoping you
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 26, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andrees-who?
  • Strangely, I have not dedicated too many key strokes to Bianca Andreescu before, but I will rectify that now. And I'll just start with WOW.So I watched that Indian Wells final and it was one of the most entertaining finals I've seen recently. This final, Andreescu v. Angelique Kerber, was what happens when two players showcase their strengths ... and when, mercifully, one of those strengths is not a serve. They have good serves, yes, but no one was acing their way out of trouble. Lucky for us, they had to slug their way through the trouble.I've written before about
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Hot Takes About Indian Wells
  • Shame to see that Sloane Stephens didn't play Indian Wells this year. I was wondering about her form, especially considering her rough start to the year. Maybe she took some time ... what? Did you say she did play this tournament and won just three games against Stephanie Vogele, a player who has made nary a peep on the tour for some time? Ah, OK. I want to say something snarky, but Stephens is streaky and could just as easily pull off the French Open before another severe swing in the opposite direction.BREAKING: Phillip Kohlschreiber has a nickname on tour
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Roger Federer’s Clay Court Return Nears – Is It A Good Idea?
  • Very soon, Roger Federer will make his return to clay courts. Having skipped the last two clay court seasons entirely in the name of preserving his health and prolonging his career, Federer made the somewhat surprising decision to compete this year, and will begin doing so at the Madrid Open in May – likely in […] The post Roger Federer’s Clay Court Return Nears – Is It A Good Idea? appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 12, 5:53 am ET
  • Indian Wells is known for its doubles. Could the event team with UTR?
  • The Jack Kramer Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, where legendary coaches such as Vic Braden and Robert Lansdorp helped shape the nascent games of Open-era icons including Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport, added another significant chapter to its legacy last December. It hosted the inaugural California Championships. The event offered a modest, $30,000 purse. The highest seed was then-ATP No. 33 Steve Johnson; the winner was then-ATP No. 51 Sam Querrey. Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas, whose tournament-playing days are behind them, were among the other notable competitors. What was so historic about it? For one, it was perhaps
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 4, 4:03 pm ET
  • A Look Back at the Incredible Career of Quevega
  • A Look Back at the Incredible Career of Quevega Quevega isn’t the first name that comes to people’s minds when asked about the greatest race horse in the history of horse racing. Instead, horses like Red Rum, Arkle and Golden Miller are the ones that spring to mind. But Quevega is without doubt one of the most impressive horses to have […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | February 28, 6:04 am ET
  • Therapy with TWA: The First Person I Ever Converted to Tennis
  • I haven't been posting much lately, and that's because I've been dealing with family issues. I thought, even against all the evidence I had to the contrary, that at some point, the weight of the responsibility of caring for my sick father would be alleviated once he got better. That actually didn't end up happening.My father died a couple of weeks ago and since then, I've not been in the mood for much, least of all tennis. So here I am, back on the therapy couch.Did I ever tell you guys about how my dad became a tennis fan?So about
  • Tennis With Attitude | February 27, 2:00 pm ET
  • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal confirmed for Team Europe
  • Tickets for the highly anticipated third edition of the Laver Cup has been announced and will go on sale at 10am Central European Time (CET) on Friday February 8. The three-day men’s team tennis competition will take place at the Palexpo in Geneva from September 20 to 22, 2019.Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who made history playing doubles at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, have both confirmed to represent Team Europe in Geneva, adding to the sense of occasion for the event.Multi-session tickets will be available for purchase Friday February 8 online via Ticketcorner.ch and offer fans the same
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 1, 2:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray Breaks the Vicious ‘No Pain No Gain’ Culture through Early Retirement
  • Many times, athletes are driven into a narrative where their sports takes over everything, even to harm their health as well as rid them of future happiness. Andy Murray’s recent press conference while at the Australian Open, from where he made public his retirement plans; highlights two important things. Retirement A Painful Process But Necessary […] The post Andy Murray Breaks the Vicious ‘No Pain No Gain’ Culture through Early Retirement appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | January 18, 12:30 pm ET
  • Andy Murray: Will the former number one bow out at Wimbledon 2019?
  • Andy Murray: Will the former number one bow out at Wimbledon 2019? After a dramatic five set loss in Melbourne – a flood of tributes erupted from fellow professionals and fans around the world as if it was the last time Murray would be seen gracing a tennis court. Although the multiple grand slam winner […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 14, 10:46 am ET
  • Fantasy ATP Tennis 2019: At least 4,000 Euro in prizes!
  • Why play Fantasy Tennis? Your engagement with Tennis will further increase. It is not about one tennis players, but 20 tennis players who need to perform for you! For only 10 euro you will get many extra hours of entertainment before the start of the tournament but also during the season your tennis players will give […] The post Fantasy ATP Tennis 2019: At least 4,000 Euro in prizes! appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 13, 3:31 am ET
  • Everything Points to a Seventh Australian Open Title for Djokovic
  • Imagine being able to put an arm around a forlorn Novak Djokovic just over a year ago and were able to tell him how 2018 would pan out. At a time when he was crashing out of the Australian Open in the fourth round to Chung Hyeon and facing question marks over his injuries, form […] The post Everything Points to a Seventh Australian Open Title for Djokovic appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 13, 3:14 am ET
  • Betting Exchanges: Why do Bookmakers still dominate the market?
  • The traditional bookmaker offers a product that nobody would typically buy. Their offering is ‘Send us £1 and we’ll return £0.95’. This is based on the general margin / edge of 5% across sportsbooks and casino games although it can be both significantly better and worse than this in certain situations. Whether the customer places […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 10, 11:44 am ET
  • Who will end 2019 as World Number One? ATP Analysis | Tennis News
  • The 2019 season is already underway and the first grand slam event will run from 14-17 January in Melbourne, Australia. Now seems an appropriate time to take a look at the year ahead and crucially who will come out on top overall in terms of the year end official rankings.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 9, 8:11 am ET
  • The 37 Club: What does 2019 have in store for Serena and Federer?
  • Court Report: Serena Williams, just one Slam shy of Margaret Court's record, is ready for 2019 They are the twin rails on which the game has traveled for nearly two decades, like some great locomotive powering its way across the public’s imagination. Serena Williams and Roger Federer, hailed by most as the greatest players of all time in their respective divisions of the sport, are like railroad tracks: their careers progressed on parallel paths, forever in great proximity. Rail tracks never meet, not even at the end of the line, except by optical illusion on the distant horizon. One of the rails
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 31, 9:00 am ET
  • The Role & Popularity of Credit Unions in the UK
  • Since they were first established in the UK in 1964, credit unions have becoming increasingly popular so that there are now over 300 different ones in England, Wales and Scotland. Over more than 5 decades, they have offered their financial services to over 1.3 million people. The objective of a credit union is to encourage their members to use money wisely. One of the cornerstones of their philosophy is to promote the habit of saving regularly so as to avoid costly loans. This is achieved through standard savings accounts as well as more specialised financial products
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 1997
  • For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 14, 9:00 am ET
  • Rafael Nadal to team up with Roger Federer for Laver Cup 2019 in Geneva
  • Press releaseSpanish superstar Rafael Nadal will join Roger Federer for the highly anticipated third edition of the Laver Cup to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 20-22 September, 2019.The news is a major coup for Bjorn Borg’s Team Europe as it looks to build a team to defend its unbeaten record.Tickets will go on sale to the general public in early February, with a variety of Premium Hospitality Ticket packages available from today.Image credit: LaverCup.comFederer and Nadal, two of the greatest players and strongest rivals of all time, joined forces for the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague in 2017, famously
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Helena Sukova, 1987
  • WATCH—Hereos - Helena Sukova: For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 7, 7:15 am ET
  • 50 Years, 50 Heroes: Vic Braden, 1984
  • For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we’ve selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in 2018—to highlight 50 worthy heroes. Each passage acknowledges the person as they were then; each subsequent story catches up with the person, or highlights their impact, as they are now. It is best summed up with a quote from the great Arthur Ashe, that was featured on the cover of the November/December issue of this magazine in 2015: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | December 5, 10:00 am ET
  • 3 Alternative Sports for the Tennis Lovers
  • When you love one sport, who says you can’t love another? It would be a waste to confine your interests into one, small box. Therefore, rather than limit your potential, look towards alternative sports that can be just as satisfying to you as tennis. Tennis calls for great hand-eye coordination. Plus, you must be quick […] The post 3 Alternative Sports for the Tennis Lovers appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 20, 11:08 pm ET
  • Angelique Kerber secures second singles qualification spot for 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
  • Press ReleaseThe Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Angelique Kerber has qualified for the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, set to take place from October 21-28, 2018. The German becomes the second player to secure her spot at the $7 million year-end event, joining Simona Halep who booked her spot in August.Photo credit: Getty ImagesA former WTA World No.1, Kerber has enjoyed a stellar campaign to date, highlighted by winning her third Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon. Having also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and quarterfinals at Roland Garros, she is
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Three Who Need a Big End to the Season on the ATP World Tour
  • Jack Sock: Sock started off the year better than he could have hoped, but since the clay season started his results have been worse than anyone could have predicted. He lost in the first round at the US Open, Cincinnati, and French Open, and second round in Montreal and Wimbledon. This was supposed be the year Sock took a big step forward, as he’s well-adjusted to life on tour and he seemed to be coming into his own. Instead, he’s taken a surprising step back, and is about to get passed by the younger generation of Americans if he doesn’t
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • As the Inaugural Laver Cup Approaches, The World is Catching Up to Europe Fast
  • It’s no secret that Europeans have dominated men’s tennis for well over a decade now. Nearly every big tournament since 2003 has been won by a member of the all European “Big Five”, which means few big titles have been left for the rest of the world. While the inaugural Laver Cup, a competition pitting Europe versus the rest of the world, may have been a massive mismatch had it started ten years ago, it appears that it will be a much more even matchup going forward than many may have thought.When Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka fade out
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Kevin Anderson’s Apperance in the US Open Finals a Fluke or a Sign of Things to Come?
  • With Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Raonic all missing the US Open with injuries, and Nadal and Federer in the same half, it’s not surprising that there’s only one superstar playing in the US Open men’s final. Kevin Anderson managed to take advantage of an open draw and blast his way into the finals, but the real question is if we’re headed for an era of the Kevin Anderson’s of the world making more major finals, continued Big-Four/Five dominance, or the “next gen” finally stepping up where it counts.Even if Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka come back strong in 2018 and
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Quick Poll: Pick the 2017 Australian Open Champs
  • Ok folks. Many of you (us) hoped for these two finals and now we have them so it's time to pick the winners. First the women... And now the men... 2017 Australian Open Champ - Men
  • Home | January 27, 10:56 am ET
  • Roddick and Blake on Staying Competitive During Fatherhood
  • OTGT caught up with Andy and James at the Powershares' Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY and got their perspective on two key aspects of their current lives. What keeps you playing competitively on this tour? Andy: It’s been a love affair with tennis since I was 6 years old so I’m thankful for something like this where I can continue. It’s a fun atmosphere to play in. It’s fun to play in front of the fans but tennis is not my daily priority anymore so it’s nice to have this kind of outlet and still kind of pretend sometimes. James: This is a
  • Home | January 10, 10:35 am ET
  • Guillermo García Lopez и Pablo Carreño финалисты USOPEN 2016Guillermo García Lopez (бывший игрок теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) y Pablo Carreño (тренируется в теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) дошли до финала в паре USOPEN 2016. К сожалению, чуть чуть не хватило, чтобы выиграть финал. Мы поздравляем теннисистов с хорошим началом под руководством профессиональных тренеров теннисной академии ХК Ферреро, надеемся, это только начало и ребята порадуют нас новыми трофеями и победами. Удачи и играйте в теннис!
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Nadal Makes Big Statement With Monte Carlo Title
  • Based on Rafael Nadal's form over the last couple of years, most of the phrases used to describe him went something like "past his prime", "his best days are behind him" or "he'll never win a major tournament again." But after his Monte Carlo title, it looks like Nadal will once again be a serious threat at Roland Garros. Sure he didn't beat Djokovic along the way, but his wins over Thiem, Wawrinka, Murray and Monfils were extremely impressive. Djokovic is still likely to go into the French Open as the heavy favorite (though another early loss in the Madrid
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Once Again On Track For All-Time Great Season
  • It seemed hard to imagine that Djokovic could be more dominant in 2016 than he was in his remarkable 2015 season. Last year Djokovic had one of the best seasons we've seen in the modern era, winning three out of four slams and a record six Masters titles. This will still be hard for Djokovic to replicate, but he's on the right track after winning the Australian Open and the Indian Wells/Miami double to start the year. He's so far ahead of the pack that it's conceivable he wins all four grand slams and six or seven Masters titles.Djokovic's closest
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios
  • After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | March 9, 2:37 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 5: College Tennis Special
  • In Episode 5 of The Tweener Podcast, we have a special college tennis focus! After the tweener of the week, they are joined by Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today to discuss many aspects of the sport, including last week’s National Indoors tournament. Why should you be more interested in college tennis? Well, listen to […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 22, 11:07 am ET


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