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Last updated on October 18, 2017 10:20:52 ET

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  • Rafael Nadal Out Of Basel Due To His Left Knee
  • Rafael Nadal officially withdraws from Basel.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | October 17, 9:16 pm ET
  • Rebecca Marino Will Return to Competition
  • The former world no. 38 will play the Challengers in Saguenay and Toronto Montreal — October 17, 2017 — Tennis Canada announced Tuesday that Rebecca Marino (Vancouver) will be making a return to competition after being away from the game for nearly five years. In February 2013, Marino decided to step away from tennis after […]
  • Tennis Connected | October 17, 3:13 pm ET
  • ATP World Tour 2017: Wednesday, October 18 Schedule of Play for Stockholm, Antwerp and Moscow
  • Wednesday’s ATP World Tour 2017 Schedule of Play for Stockholm, Antwerp and Moscow can be found at the links below. LINK: Stockholm Schedule. LINK: Antwerp Schedule. LINK: Moscow Schedule.
  • Tennis Connected | October 17, 2:52 pm ET
  • Rublev Ousted in Moscow; Tiafoe Wins in Antwerp; Fognini Prevails in Stockholm
  • VTB Kremlin Cup—Moscow, Russia First-round results: Filip Krajinovic Defeats (5) Andrey Rublev 75 76(6) (6) Damir Dzumhur Defeats Thomas Fabbiano 63 06 62 Laslo Djere Defeats (7) Paolo Lorenzi 46 76(9) 64 Ricardas Berankis Defeats Dusan Lajovic 63 76(2) Rogerio Dutra Silva Defeats Evgeny Donskoy 63 75 Lukas Rosol Defeats Konstantin Kravchuk 46 63 76(3 […]
  • Tennis Connected | October 17, 2:36 pm ET
  • Watch: Del Potro Sees Ranking Rise Coming
  • Stockholm champion plans to expand schedule in 2018. Juan Martin del Potro aims to increase his schedule—and continue his rankings rise in 2018. The defending Stockholm Open champion said he plans to play the Australian Open and compete in more clay and grass-court events next season. More: Nadal Withdraws From Stockholm Del Potro, who led Argentina to its first Davis Cup championship last season, skipped the 2017 Australian Open in order to rest and recovery. “I think I will have a good chance to go up in the rankings next season," del Potro told the media in Stockholm. "Because I didn’t play the Australian
  • Blog RSS | October 17, 7:34 am ET
  • Fabio Fognini Suspended
  • In this week's news, Fabio Fognini is provisionally suspended for two Grand Slams and fined $96,000 for his US Open meltdown. Is the punishment fair?
  • Blog RSS | October 17, 7:23 am ET
  • Nadal Withdraws From Basel
  • Knee issue knocks Nadal out of Swiss Indoors. Rafael Nadal won't be visiting Roger Federer's hometown next week. The world No. 1 has withdrawn from next week's Swiss Indoors in Basel to rest his sore knee. More: What Changed in Federer-Nadal Rivalry? Nadal, who had his knee taped during his straight-sets loss to Federer in the Shanghai Rolex Masters final on Sunday, said he's suffering from "an over stressing of the knee." "I sadly announce that I have to pull out of the Swiss Indoors Basel, after seeing my doctor in Spain just after landing from Shanghai," Nadal wrote in a Facebook post. "I am
  • Blog RSS | October 17, 6:35 am ET
  • Coric Ousted in Moscow Opener; Karlovic Advances in Antwerp
  • VTB Kremlin Cup—Moscow, Russia First-round results: Dudi Sela Defeats Borna Coric 63 62 Yuki Bhambri Defeats Roman Safiullin 62 64 Alexander Bublik Defeats Teymuraz Gabashvili 63 64 ***** European Open—Antwerp, Belgium First-round results: Ruben Bemelmans Defeats Peter Gojowczyk 46 76(5) 76(2) Julien Benneteau Defeats Nikoloz Basilashvili 64 (RET) Ivo Karlovic Defeats Guido Pella 36 75 […]
  • Tennis Connected | October 16, 11:36 pm ET
  • Tennis Results and Schedules – Antwerp, Luxembourg, Moscow and Stockholm
  • Tennis Results and Schedules – Antwerp, Luxembourg, Moscow and Stockholm   European Open Antwerp, Belgium (+2 hours GMT) 16-22 October 2017   Surface: Hard RESULTS – MONDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2017 Singles – First Round I. Karlovic (CRO) d G. Pella (ARG) 36 75 76(10), saved 3 m.p. S. Stakhovsky (UKR) d J. Donaldson (USA) 76(4) 64 […] The post Tennis Results and Schedules – Antwerp, Luxembourg, Moscow and Stockholm appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | October 16, 5:59 pm ET
  • Seven Division I ITA Regional Champions Crowned; Di Lorenzo Beats No. 2 Seed Schmiedlova in Florence
  • ZooTennis | October 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • WTA Future stars attracts largest field of junior tennis players from Asia-Pacific
  • In its fourth edition, the 2017 WTA Future Stars initiative hits a new high with 48 qualifiers representing 21 countries across the Asia-Pacific, all gathering in Singapore to play against each other from October 17-22. Each country sends two representatives, one each in the U14 and U16 categories, with host city Singapore represented by nine participants this year.Held in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, the WTA Future Stars features the best of the U14 and U16 junior players from the region who will compete in Singapore at the Kallang Tennis Center. The champion
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | October 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • What's at Stake: In Europe, a race for London and some last WTA looks
  • It only took 10-and-a-half months, but the tours have made the final turn and started down the 2017 homestretch. This week the ATP and WTA make one last trip to Europe for the brief, season-ending indoor season. Very brief, on the women’s side: The tournaments in Moscow and Luxembourg are the last before the WTA Finals begin in Singapore this weekend. While the field for that event is set, the race to qualify for the men’s year-ending extravaganza in London next month is still very much on. Who will make the cut for the O2? Who will end 2017 with a
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | October 16, 12:21 pm ET
  • Top Tennis Tweets from the Shanghai and Beyond
  • With the last Masters 1000 of the season and three WTA events occurring this week, there’s plenty of activity both on the court and off. Here’s our Top 10 tweets from the week.
  • Blog RSS | October 16, 10:45 am ET
  • Rublev Qualifies for NextGen ATP Finals in Milan
  • The Russian is the second to qualify. Six spots are yet to be claimed for the Nov. 11-17 event. Russia’s Andrey Rublev became the second to qualify for the #NextGenATP Finals in Milan on Monday, joining Alexander Zverev as one of two players to have clinched berths in the event, which is to be held on November 7-11 in Milan, Italy. More: Federer Explains His Newfound Success against Nadal “I'm really happy and I'm really excited to play in Milan,” said Rublev, according to ATPWorldTour.com. “I did hard work this year and I've had some great results. So I'm really excited to
  • Blog RSS | October 16, 10:19 am ET
  • ATP World Tour 2017: Tuesday, October 17 Schedule of Play for Stockholm, Antwerp and Moscow
  • Tuesday’s ATP World Tour 2017 Schedule of Play for Stockholm, Antwerp and Moscow can be found at the links below. LINK: Stockholm Schedule. LINK: Antwerp Schedule. LINK: Moscow Schedule.
  • Tennis Connected | October 16, 9:55 am ET
  • Sharapova Beats Shaky Competition in China for 1st WTA Title in More than Two Years
  • "I am really looking forward to playing in my home country as the last event of the year," said Sharapova. "Obviously coming there with the title already means a lot, but I do really want to finish strong, even though it is a very fast turnaround, and I don't remember the last time that I played three events in a row. But I will give it everything I have got and I know I have so many amazing fans there."
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | October 15, 9:54 pm ET
  • Grade A Osaka Cup Underway in Japan; Americans Claim ITF Titles in South America and Caribbean
  • ZooTennis | October 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Atitudimeter: Who's Up, Who's Down This Week
  • And now for a new feature here at TWA: The Atitudimeter -- a weekly look at who's on top in the pro game ... and who could use an attitude adjustment. (Note: Atitudimeter is copyright protected, so don't even try it.)Who's Got AttitudeRoger FedererHe doesn't just get the top spot for winning Shanghai this week, beating his longtime rival Rafael Nadal in the process, but I suspect that Fed is playing the least pressure-free tennis of his life. I only say this because my dude showed up to this tournament looking like a homeless dude and he's cool with that.Maria
  • Tennis With Attitude | October 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Federer Closes In On Nadal’s No. 1 Ranking, Can He Catch Him?
  • Will Roger Federer try to catch Rafael Nadal in the No. 1 race.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | October 15, 2:13 pm ET
  • Why Is Federer Beating Nadal Now? He’s Not Scarred Anymore
  • Why is Roger Federer beating Rafael Nadal?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | October 15, 1:58 pm ET
  • Federer’s Ownership Of Nadal In 2017 Continues With Shanghai Trophy
  • "It was a very difficult match for me," Nadal said. "He played very fast and he played well.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | October 15, 10:52 am ET
  • An in-form Federer won his fifth straight match over Nadal in Shanghai
  • By now, after 37 meetings, the early signs in a match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are easy to read. At the start of the Shanghai final on Sunday, those early signs were all pointing one way. The roof was closed, the court was at its quickest, and Federer was sharper than he had been since he won Wimbledon three months ago. Can you guess the result? Federer couldn’t have asked or hoped for a more auspicious beginning. He broke serve in the opening game with a backhand pass that we might call Vintage Early 2017. He bent low, finished
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | October 15, 10:11 am ET
  • Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal for Second Shanghai Masters Title
  • Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal for Second Shanghai Masters Title What a wild week here in Shanghai. Thanks to all the fans and the tournament and staff for making it so special ✌🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/jVWxtnh0pD — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) October 15, 2017   (October 15, 2017) Roger Federer earned his fifth straight win over Rafael Nadal […] The post Roger Federer Defeats Rafael Nadal for Second Shanghai Masters Title appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | October 15, 10:00 am ET
  • Americans McDonald, Kwiatkowski and Townsend Win Pro Circuit Titles; Small College Champions Crowned
  • ZooTennis | October 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Shanghai Final Preview: Rafael Nadal v. his 2017 nemesis—Roger Federer
  • Better late than never, even if tennis fans in New York don’t agree. It will be the Shanghai Rolex Masters, rather than the US Open, that will play host to the fourth meeting between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 2017. For an hour or so, it looked as if we might get a repeat of what happened at Flushing Meadows. Just as he had in New York, Juan Martin del Potro won the first set from Federer (with Nadal waiting for the winner). This time, though, rattled by the pro-Federer crowd, the Argentine couldn’t keep landing his forehand missiles, while
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | October 14, 11:48 am ET
  • USTA Australian Open Wild Card Challenge Begins on October 23
  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN WILD CARD CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY THE USTA KICKS OFF OCTOBER 23 WINNERS TO BE AWARDED WILD CARDS INTO THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Men’s Wild Card Challenge Now Includes ATP Tournaments and Challenger-level Tournaments Worldwide; Women’s Challenge Will Continue to Utilize USTA Pro Circuit Events Wild Card Challenge Runs Through the Week of November […] The post USTA Australian Open Wild Card Challenge Begins on October 23 appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | October 13, 7:11 pm ET
  • Top Seeds Osuigwe and Fenty Claim ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed Championships
  • ZooTennis | October 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • Singapore gears up for the tennis and lifestyle event of the year
  • Press ReleaseWith just 10 days to go before the start of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, the tennis fever has hit the city with a slew of entertainment and lifestyle activities happening alongside the on-court action at the crown jewel event of the WTA calendar.The Porsche Race to Singapore is set to culminate in a world-class display of tennis action by the world’s greatest singles players and doubles teams at 2017 WTA Finals. With the recent addition of Caroline Garcia, who displayed her dominance at the Asian Swing, fans can get ready for a real
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | October 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • Francesca Schiavone To Headline Field at RBC Pro Challenge
  •    Former Major Champion and Rising American Stars Headline USTA Pro Circuit Acceptance List    TYLER, TX (October 12, 2017) The USTA announced Thursday that Francesca Schiavone, 2011 French Open Champion, will headline the field at the RBC Pro Challenge in Tyler, Texas. Currently ranked no. 82, Schiavone reached a career high of no. 4 in the world during the 2011 season. The player field has an initial acceptance list containing main draw players ranked between 82-166 in […] The post Francesca Schiavone To Headline Field at RBC Pro Challenge appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | October 13, 12:34 pm ET
  • UNLV To Host Third Annual Las Vegas Pro Open ATP $50,000 Men’s Challenger Tournament
  • UNLV To Host Third Annual Las Vegas Pro Open ATP $50,000 Men’s Challenger Tournament   LAS VEGAS (Oct. 13, 2017) – Hard-serving Australian Sam Groth will return to defend his singles title as the Las Vegas Tennis Open ATP $50,000 Men’s Challenger returns for a third consecutive year.   Matches will take place starting Saturday […] The post UNLV To Host Third Annual Las Vegas Pro Open ATP $50,000 Men’s Challenger Tournament appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | October 13, 12:23 pm ET
  • Shanghai semifinal previews: Nadal vs. Cilic; Federer vs. Del Potro
  • Rafael Nadal vs. Marin Cilic The numbers all point to a Nadal victory. He’s won 15 straight matches dating back to August. He’s 4-1 against Cilic, and he won their only 2017 meeting, 6-1, 6-2, on a hard court in Acapulco. Rafa is also looking to shore up his lead in the race for the year-end No. 1 with Roger Federer before he has to face Federer himself in the Shanghai final. Plus, Cilic’s competition this week—Albert Ramos-Viñolas, Steve Johnson, Kyle Edmund—may not have prepared him for the leap in quality he’ll face in the semis. Still, in theory, Cilic, with
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | October 13, 10:35 am ET
  • Osuigwe and Subhash Reach Grade B1 Pan American Closed Final; Fenty and Nava in Boys Championship Ma
  • ZooTennis | October 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Battle of the Sexes--a bad idea, but an entertaining film
  • It took a while for Battle of the Sexes to reach my community, so I only just saw it. I wasn't really sure I wanted to see it, since I was very turned off by the event when it occurred. The film brought back all of my distaste for the event, too, though it has quite a bit of entertainment value.Not long ago, John McEnroe offended anyone with a brain by suggesting that Serena Williams would be ranked in the 700s on the ATP tour. Not too many years ago, Tim Henman wandered among ATP players, asking what the top
  • Women Who Serve | October 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Fabio Fognini's suspended two-Slam ban and fine: what it is—and isn't
  • When it comes to events that have been “a long time coming” in tennis, a two-Grand Slam ban for Fabio Fognini is at the top of the list. On Wednesday, the sport’s Grand Slam Board threatened Fognini with that potential penalty, along with a $96,000 fine, for what it deemed the “major offense of aggravated behavior” and “conduct contrary to the integrity of the game” that he committed at the US Open six weeks ago. This is the second time Fognini has been punished for using what has been politely described as “extremely derogatory and misogynistic language” toward chair umpire Louise Engzell
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | October 11, 4:32 pm ET
  • League Watch: The Best Advice I've Ever Gotten on a Tennis Court
  • If you play USTA matches, you probably have played combo leagues as well. It's when you team up with a player who isn't your rating. So if I'm a 4.0 and I'm playing 7.5 combo, I'm playing with a 3.5. Up north, it was somewhat similar to playing 9.0 mixed doubles, where you're playing with a 5 and a 4. Anyway.So that's the main tennis out here in the fall and I signed up this year with a fairly solid team, so strong I thought we would have no problem with the other teams in our division. So I rolled
  • Tennis With Attitude | October 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • Wilson unleases New Black Edition Pro Staff 97 CV / 97L CV – Countervail technology racquets
  • Countervail (CV) technology is a material technology that maximizes a player’s energy, reduces muscle fatigue and shortens recovery time. Offering the performance of the classic Pro Staff franchise with an ultra-modern, minimalistic, all-black look, the BLACK EDITION Pro Staff 97 CV and 97L CV are engineered to bring a new dimension of “texture” to rackets […] The post Wilson unleases New Black Edition Pro Staff 97 CV / 97L CV – Countervail technology racquets appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | October 11, 2:19 am ET
  • Problem Gambling vs Harmless Fun | Sports Betting Debate
  • The issue of ‘problem gambling‘ frequently arises throughout the tipster industry. Many followers of such services make the mistake of thinking the principles of responsible gambling do not apply when following a professional providing bets that give the punter an edge. In reality though they are as important as ever. No matter how good a […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | October 9, 3:42 pm ET
  • Team Europe reunited for a dinner together in Shanghai
  • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal together with their Laver Cup Team Europe mates and captain were pictured together having dinner in Shanghai this week. The picture was shared by Marin Cilic in his Instagram account.Amazing time with great guys. #TeamEurope gathering in Shanghai. #Tomasgetwellsoon @rogerfederer @rafaelnadal @domithiem @alexzverev123 #bjornborgA post shared by Marin Čilić (@marincilic_official) on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:40am PDTFederer and Nadal who share one of the most intense rivalries in tennis history are obviously became teammates for the first time and they were even paired up as doubles partners at the inaugural Laver Cup.Team Europe which was
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | October 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • What makes Nadal the favourite among fans and in tennis betting?
  • Source: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac)In every sport, those involved purely as fans and those who spend hours studying form to bet professionally spend plenty of time discussing the topic of “greatest ever.” For the former group, it is often a mixture of head and heart that informs the argument, while those falling into the latter category are likely to have figures and statistics to support their view.Yet while those who are into motor racing discuss Schumacher and Fangio, or cricket followers try to decide between Tendulkar and Bradman, for the tennis connoisseur, this is a golden era. Not only are
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | October 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Caroline Garcia and the flight from Wuhan to Beijing
  • The happiest plane in the sky! @CaroGarcia has won the @ChinaOpen pic.twitter.com/YI49tHbFs0— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) October 8, 2017When we first saw Caroline Garcia six years ago, we sat up and took notice as she led Maria Sharapova 6-3, 4-1 at the French Open. Garcia, who was playing as a wild card, was experiencing her first main draws on the tour. She lost that match, but she was quite impressive. So many times, though, we see young qualifiers and wild cards who stun us with what they can do, then fade into the top 100, or find a good home in
  • Women Who Serve | October 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • IDEA: The Tennis Anti-Doping Programme *Might* Need a New Name
  • See, if you understand the purpose of the International Tennis Federation's drug panel, it makes more sense.See, I thought -- and maybe you did, too -- that their purpose is to set definitive rules regarding drug use and to crack down when they spot abuse. I'm not sure where I got such a ridiculous thought, but I'll own it. It was dumb and I'm sorry.But the actual purpose of the tribunal is to undercut its own authority, protect the players and their ever-fragile reputations and, where possible, aid and abet a drug problem, not fix it in any way. I
  • Tennis With Attitude | October 5, 3:00 pm ET
  • Thinking of betting on tennis matches - facts you should know
  • Counted amongst the purest betting sports throughout the world, tennis is actively bet on by a great multitude of punters throughout the world. Considering there are hardly any external influences on players’ performance, and the contest is always one on one, you can effectively pick a winner based on heaps of unbiased data gathered from the previous matches. Tennis betting tips from various off-line and online platforms can come in pretty handy too. Let’s take you through some important facts you should be aware of if you’re starting out with tennis bettingThe drawYou must pay close attention to the draw
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | October 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • Watch your language! How commentators demean tennis
  • A couple of years ago, an article about the French Open carried this headline: The Top Five Players Who Stepped Up to the Plate at Roland Garros, But Struck Out. The use of a baseball metaphor to talk about just about anything is ridiculously common in the United States. Football metaphors are also very common, and other sports metaphors are also frequently used.I dislike the idea of constantly using sports metaphors to describe everything from political processes to the weather. Such overuse mirrors an obsessive preoccupation with sports, a misconception that the entire population can relate to sports, and an
  • Women Who Serve | September 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • Featured Tipster: Chloe’s Football Focus Review, Statistics, Profit/Loss, Return on Investment, St
  • Chloe’s Football Focus Betting Gods Review | Featured Tipster of the Day Tennis Tips UK regulary feature a tipster service and provide a review of their service. Today we take a look at Chloe’s Football Focus which is available on the Betting Gods Network. Results have been proofed to the team and given the go ahead […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 29, 5:29 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
  • Wilson’s “Battle of the Sexes” Inspired Gear to Benefit Billie Jean King’s Foundation
  • Wilson Sporting Goods Co., is proud to support the Women’s Sports Foundation. Long-time Wilson Advisory Staff Member and tennis icon Billie Jean King founded this organization to create leaders by ensuring all girls access to sports. To help raise awareness and funds for the Foundation, Wilson and Billie Jean King have partnered to create three […] The post Wilson’s “Battle of the Sexes” Inspired Gear to Benefit Billie Jean King’s Foundation appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 28, 5:03 pm ET
  • OK, so the Laver Cup.
  • I have to admit that the Laver Cup barely registered as a blip over the last few weeks. Whoo-hoo, I thought. Another exhibition on a packed tennis calendar. I was aware that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would be on the same team and I was also aware that the other team -- Team World -- despite the name, had a remarkably lower talent reservoir than Team Europe. What's the hook? Who cares?Turns out that I do. What drew me in were the photos of the bonding between Fed and Rafa:Exhibition or no, we've never seen two living legends of
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 28, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Concept of Value | Beating the SP (Start Price) in ITF, ATP, WTA & Challenger Tennis Makrets
  • How to Beat the SP (Start Price) | Find Value in Tennis Markets Tennis Tips UK analyze hundreds of markets each day to identify value for subscribers. All advisory is selected based on extensive player research, performance data and probability linked to +EV (Expected Value). Factors such as conditions at a specific event like court speed and […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 25, 2:10 pm ET
  • ATP St Petersburg Final – Fabio Fognini v Damir Dzumhur Prediction – Sunday 24th September 2017
  • Fabio Fognini v Damir Dzumhur Prediction So the fiesty Italian Fogini battled past Bautista Agut in three tight sets and Dzumhur beat Struff relatively comfortably. The question now is – who will lift the trophy on Sunday? Tennis Tips UK Prediction Competition: Prize Draw Let’s make this interesting. Simply make a prediction as to who you […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 23, 3:08 pm ET
  • Passion—more than experimentation—will determine success of Laver Cup
  • Conceived by perhaps the most beloved figure ever to swing a racket, and created to honor the tennis legend for whom it is named, the Laver Cup has the pedigree to convince people that it’s not just another tennis exhibition. The interesting question is, does it even need to? The brainchild of Roger Federer and his managers at sports agency Team 8, the Laver Cup aims to carve out a unique niche in the tennis landscape—much like the one profitably created by the Hopman Cup, which has become a popular fixture on the calendar at New Year’s. The inaugural edition will be played
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | September 19, 10:07 pm ET
  • Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report for 17th September 2017
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  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 17, 12:02 pm ET
  • U.S. Open Time!: The Definitive U.S. Open Wrap
  • I didn't get to see Rafael Nadal win his 16th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open live. I missed most of the match due to inconsistent Wi-Fi coverage during Hurricane Irma and then my computer battery died and there was no power for almost two days. So things have been a little crazy since the Open ended, but it doesn't mean I don't have thoughts about what happened during the last major of the year. Let's go!1. Watching Nadal play in this tournament brought back memories of the French Open, where he was wearing down opponents who looked great
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Golovkin vs Alvarez Live Odds with Bet365
  • On Saturday 16th September, Gennady Golovkin faces a career-defining fight against Canelo Alvarez, the kind of fight he’s been waiting for his whole career. The Kazakh boxer is arguably one of the best fighters of his generation, having defended his middleweight title 18 times over the past seven years, and this fight is being billed […] The post Golovkin vs Alvarez Live Odds with Bet365 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 13, 6:08 pm ET
  • Kimiko Date leaves professional tennis, and leaves an indelible mark on the sport
  • Kimiko Date called time on her career after a first round loss to @KrunicAlex at the @jwo_tennis--> https://t.co/VsYNyunar3 pic.twitter.com/Bt7a00u5Xc— WTA (@WTA) September 12, 2017 Kimiko Date retired from professional tennis for the second time today. A former top 10 player with a great deal of guile and athleticism, Date retired the first time in 1995, not long after gaining the top 4 position. She said that all the traveling had just become too much for her, and she wanted to be in one place and have a new life.She got one, too. Date married (she has since divorced), and her
  • Women Who Serve | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • 2018 Australian Open: Men’s Singles Preview
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. 2018 Australian Open: Men’s Singles Preview With all four of the major tennis tournaments finished for the year, our favorite players can take the opportunity to recharge their batteries and get some much-needed rest ahead of the new season. The post 2018 Australian Open: Men’s Singles Preview appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | September 10, 8:05 pm ET
  • My U.S. Open top 10
  • There it is: @usopen champion @SloaneStephens and her trophy pic.twitter.com/lH0kSCWSLy— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) September 10, 2017 Here are my top 10 U.S. Open occurrences, in ascending order:10. I see you waving from up there!: While we were watching the action at the U.S. Open, something else happened--Garbine Muguruza became the world's number 1 player, succeeding Karolina Pliskova. Pliskova, last year's U.S. Open runner-up, went out in the quarterfinals, leading to an opening of that number 1 slot. There were several women with the potential to become number 1, but once the numbers were crunched, it turned out to be the
  • Women Who Serve | September 9, 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
  • Nadal vs Anderson 2017 US Open Live Stream
  • The Nadal vs Anderson 2017 US Open Live Stream is available here. The US Open is the fourth and last Grand Slam event of the season and takes place from August 28 to September 10. This prestigious hardcourt tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 50.4 million. The total prize money increased by 3.7 […] The post Nadal vs Anderson 2017 US Open Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 9, 2:29 am ET
  • Kevin Anderson vs Rafael Nadal 2017 US Open Live Stream
  • The Kevin Anderson vs Rafael Nadal 2017 US Open Live Stream is available here. The US Open is the fourth and last Grand Slam event of the season and takes place from August 28 to September 10. This prestigious hardcourt tournament has a total financial commitment of $ 50.4 million. The total prize money increased […] The post Kevin Anderson vs Rafael Nadal 2017 US Open Live Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | September 9, 2:28 am 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
  • maria sharapova granted wild card for US Open
  • 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 granted wild card for US Open Maria Sharapova has been granted a wildcard for the US Open by the USTA. The post maria sharapova granted wild card for US Open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 17, 7:38 am ET
  • WTA finals announces first qualifiers for Singapore
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. WTA finals announces first qualifiers for Singapore Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina and Chan Yung-Jan/Martina Hingis are the first doubles teams to qualify for the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, taking place October 22-29 at the Singapore Sports Hub The post WTA finals announces first qualifiers for Singapore appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 16, 10:43 am ET
  • adidas tennis collection by Pharrell Williams
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. adidas tennis collection by Pharrell Williams adidas Tennis today unveiled the US Open 2017 outfits of the leading names in tennis, who will debut the adidas Tennis Collection by Pharrell Williams at Flushing Meadows. The post adidas tennis collection by Pharrell Williams appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 16, 5:23 am ET
  • does roger federer already have one hand on the trophy of this year’s US Open?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. does roger federer already have one hand on the trophy of this year’s US Open? The 137th US Open is on our doorstep and will be getting under way at the end of the month. As we look forward and try to predict who will take out the final Grand Slam of the year, you have to ask yourself; does Federer have his hands on the trophy already after recently […] The post does roger federer
  • tennis served fresh | August 15, 9:09 am ET
  • 30-Love: The end of the beginning for Novak Djokovic
  • The second installment of our 30-Love series contemplates the future of another May-birthday baseliner, Novak Djokovic. We began with an examination of Andy Murray, 30 years after he was born. These are trying times for Novak Djokovic, not exactly what he might have anticipated when he turned 29 a year ago today and started down the road to his watershed 30th birthday. It’s all the more reason for him to welcome—and ponder—the seismic shift that has taken place in tennis longevity. It wasn’t so long ago that 30, traditionally a landmark year that spooked youth, was especially tough on athletes. Tennis players usually thought of it
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 22, 12:47 pm ET
  • 30-Love: Andy Murray crosses tennis' so-called rubicon at his peak
  • Over the next 30 days, we'll examine one of tennis' most important numbers from a variety of perspectives. First, an assessment of world No. 1 Andy Murray, who turns 30 today. It doesn’t take much imagination to come up with some gag birthday gifts for Andy Murray, who turns 30 today. How about a nice shooting jacket and tweed plus-fours, now that he’s officially Sir Andrew Barron Murray, OBE? A year’s supply of Pup-Peroni dog treats for his two border terriers? Maybe a tanning bed? It’s easy to think along these lines because Murray is that rarity in tennis these days, a character.
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 15, 10:23 am ET
  • Sharapova's immediate return is a signature move, and a warning shot
  • Maria Sharapova’s decision to play her first WTA tour match following a 15-month doping suspension on her very first day of eligibility is a signature move, and a warning shot to anyone who cares to listen. That includes the tournament at which she’ll return, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, which is holding a slot open for her three days into the start of play—because she isn’t allowed to set foot on the grounds until then. If history is any indication, she will proceed to set that foot onto the throat of her first opponent. We’ll see, though. For whoever gets the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 22, 9:00 am ET
  • Gone like Jamestown, the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort was a treasure
  • Welcome to Florida Week! As the tours head southeast for the Miami Open, TENNIS.com and Baseline will feature all things Sunshine State. You’ll learn about the personalities, stories, teams and venues that have made Florida one of the tennis capitals of the world. We’ll also be reporting from the Miami Open in Key Biscayne. As you’ll learn this week, when it comes to tennis, Florida isn’t just a state—it’s a state of mind. The Colony. It was an appropriate name, once you dropped the “Beach & Tennis Resort” tag that once appeared in the ads. In those pre-internet days, those ads ran in travel publications and what once were called
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 21, 9:00 am 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
  • 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
  • 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


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