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Last updated on May 04, 2016 9:55:04 ET

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  • Bratty Bernard Tomic Actually Tried To Return Serve With His Racquet Handle! [Video]
  • Bernard Tomic continues to make the wrong headlines. Will he get fined for this?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 4, 8:53 am ET
  • Victoria Azarenka Withdraws With Bad Back; Just 3 Seeds Remain In Madrid
  • The seeds continue to fall at the WTA Madrid event after Wednesday exits from Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 4, 8:37 am ET
  • WTA Seeds Right Ship in Madrid; Halep vs. Bacsinszky on Wed.
  • "Bacsinszky is revenge!" Halep said. "It's going to be hard, it's going to be difficult, a tough match for sure. I just want to go on court relaxed and play my game...I am in a good place mentally and physically."
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 4, 12:22 am ET
  • Del Potro Joins Nadal as ‘Back’ in Madrid; Wed. Preview With Djokovic, Wawrinka-Kyrgios
  • "I have just played my best match since I came back to tennis after my surgeries," Del Potro said. "I've had a great test against a very high-level player."
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 3, 10:56 pm ET
  • Cirstea vs Siegemund Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video
  • The Cirstea vs Siegemund Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video is available here. The Mutua Madrid Open is a Premier Mandatory WTA event (and also an ATP Masters 1000 tournament) that takes place from April 30 to May 8, 2016. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 4,771,360 (for the women's event) and is contested on Red Clay. This is one of the most lucrative claycourt tournaments leading to the Roland Garros tournament which takes place later this month. Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the tournament. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska steps us as the top seed following
  • Tennis Guru | May 3, 9:32 pm ET
  • McHale vs Begu Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video
  • The McHale vs Begu Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video is available here. The Mutua Madrid Open is a Premier Mandatory WTA event (and also an ATP Masters 1000 tournament) that takes place from April 30 to May 8, 2016. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 4,771,360 (for the women's event) and is contested on Red Clay. This is one of the most lucrative claycourt tournaments leading to the Roland Garros tournament which takes place later this month. Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the tournament. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska steps us as the top seed following
  • Tennis Guru | May 3, 9:31 pm ET
  • Cibulkova vs Pavlyuchenkova Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video
  • The Cibulkova vs Pavlyuchenkova Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video is available here. The Mutua Madrid Open is a Premier Mandatory WTA event (and also an ATP Masters 1000 tournament) that takes place from April 30 to May 8, 2016. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 4,771,360 (for the women's event) and is contested on Red Clay. This is one of the most lucrative claycourt tournaments leading to the Roland Garros tournament which takes place later this month. Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the tournament. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska steps us as the top seed following
  • Tennis Guru | May 3, 9:27 pm ET
  • Azarenka vs Chirico Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video
  • The Azarenka vs Chirico Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video is available here. The Mutua Madrid Open is a Premier Mandatory WTA event (and also an ATP Masters 1000 tournament) that takes place from April 30 to May 8, 2016. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 4,771,360 (for the women's event) and is contested on Red Clay. This is one of the most lucrative claycourt tournaments leading to the Roland Garros tournament which takes place later this month. Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the tournament. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska steps us as the top seed following
  • Tennis Guru | May 3, 9:23 pm ET
  • Tig vs Keys Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video
  • The Tig vs Keys Madrid Open 2016 Live Stream Video is available here. The Mutua Madrid Open is a Premier Mandatory WTA event (and also an ATP Masters 1000 tournament) that takes place from April 30 to May 8, 2016. The tournament has a total financial commitment of € 4,771,360 (for the women's event) and is contested on Red Clay. This is one of the most lucrative claycourt tournaments leading to the Roland Garros tournament which takes place later this month. Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the tournament. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska steps us as the top seed following
  • Tennis Guru | May 3, 9:20 pm ET
  • Murray and Nadal Advance in Madrid
  • (May 3, 2016) Defending Madrid Open champion Andy Murray and four-time titlist Rafael Nadal moved into the third round on Tuesday. Fifth seed Nadal easily beat Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3, while Murray passed a 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 test over veteran qualifier 37-year-old Radek Stepanek. “I’m happy with the way I started the clay-court season,” Monte- […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 3, 5:21 pm ET
  • Mutua Madrid Open 2016: Order of Play for Wednesday, May 4
  • Wednesday’s order of play at the Mutua Madrid Open in Spain can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
  • Tennis Connected | May 3, 4:12 pm ET
  • Murray, Nadal advance to Madrid Open third round; Thiem, Tomic and Dimitrov ousted
  • Mutua Madrid Open—Madrid, Spain Second-round results: (2) Andy Murray DEFEATS Radek Stepanek 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-1 (5) Rafael Nadal DEFEATS Andrey Kuznetsov 63 63 (10) Richard Gasquet DEFEATS Fernando Verdasco 64 36 61 (11) Milos Raonic DEFEATS Alexandr Dolgopolov 64 67(3) 62 First-round results: (13) Gael Monfils DEFEATS Kevin Anderson 64 61 Juan Martin Del Potro DEFEATS (14) Dominic Thiem 76(5) 63 (15) Roberto Bautista Agut DEFEATS Santiago Giraldo 63 75 Pablo Carreno [...]
  • Tennis Connected | May 3, 4:09 pm ET
  • Top 10 Women's Hottest Instagram Moments
  • In this week's news, we highlight the Top 10 women's hottest Instagram moments.
  • Blog RSS | May 3, 12:20 pm ET
  • The Delpo Effect
  • The Mutua Madrid Open needed a pick-me-up.  The day before the tournament began, the top women’s seed, Serena Williams, informed organizers that she wouldn’t be making the trip to the Caja Magica. On Monday, her fellow future Hall of Famer Roger Federer announced that he had re-injured his back and would have to withdraw. As Tuesday’s matches began, 11 of the 16 women’s seeds, including the top three—Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber and Garbiñe Muguruza—were gone. The cat may have been away, but the mice couldn’t play. Was Madrid going to be a lost week on the road to Roland Garros?  On Tuesday, the tournament got the feel-good moment
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 3, 11:44 am ET
  • Watch: Tomic Fails in Handle Return Against Fognini
  • More antics from Australian but this time against Fognini in Madrid. Once again Australia’s Bernard Tomic showed less than fighting spirit in a match. But it’s his new service return that raised even more eyebrows in Madrid. Madrid: Del Potro Triumphs Over Thiem On Tuesday at the Madrid Open, Tomic faced off against Italy’s Fabio Fognini. Fognini easily took the first set and then later served for the match up 5-4 in the second set. What happened next is another bizarre tactic from the Tomic playbook. Having apparently decided he had had enough, Tomic tried to hit Fognini’s serve with his racquet handle. Bernard Tomic
  • Blog RSS | May 3, 11:33 am ET
  • Watch: Squeezing Through Racquet
  • Martial artist Wanglei turns contortionist squeezing his body through a racquet. Tennis requires some flexibility, but even a top tennis contortionist like Gael Monfils would be impressed by this move. Watch Chinese martial artist Wanglei display some astounding flexibility squeezing his body through this tennis racquet. Watch: Djokovic's New Game Wanglei's warm up is impressive as well. He begins to squeeze through the racquet about 90 seconds into this video. Believe it or not, the squeeze play is a popular practice in some parts of the world.
  • Blog RSS | May 3, 9:37 am ET
  • Novak Djokovic Tabs Rafael Nadal As The Player To Beat On Clay
  • Novak Djokovic talks Rafael Nadal in Madrid.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 3, 9:04 am ET
  • Dimitrov: Meltdown Felt Like A Kite In A Perfect Storm
  • "It happened. That just happened. That was me that day. I'm not trying to hide it," Dimitrov said of meltdown in Istanbul final. Grigor Dimitrov's racquet-smashing meltdown in the Istanbul final left the Bulgarian feeling as emotionally adrift as "a kite in a perfect storm." Two days after Dimitrov completely imploded smashing three racquets in a nightmare loss to Diego Schwartzman in the Istanbul final, he was back on court in Madrid. Watch: Dimitrov's Major Meltdown Spanish wild card Pablo Carreno Busta, a finalist in Estoril in Sunday, defeated Dimitrov for the first time, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the Madrid Open first round. After a
  • Blog RSS | May 3, 7:50 am ET
  • Madrid: Federer Withdraws with Back Injury, Upsets Continue
  • (May 2, 2016) Roger Federer withdrew from the Madrid Masters on Monday with a back injury. The No. 3 player in the world said that he hurt himself in practice over the weekend. “I arrived and I was OK, and then I practiced on Saturday and hurt my back a little bit in practice and […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 2, 8:10 pm ET
  • Cal Women, Virginia Men Enter NCAA Division I Championships as Top Seeds; Gibbs on How College Prepa
  • ZooTennis | May 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • Gasquet, Raonic reach Madrid Open second round; Goffin ousted
  • MUTUA MADRID OPEN—MADRID, SPAIN First-round results: (10) Richard Gasquet DEFEATS Roberto Carballes Baena 61 76(5) (11) Milos Raonic DEFEATS Thomaz Bellucci 76(4) 61 Lucas Pouille DEFEATS (12) David Goffin 76(4) 26 76(7) (16) Gilles Simon DEFEATS Marcos Baghdatis 63 36 64 Denis Istomin DEFEATS Teymuraz Gabashvili 61 64 Andrey Kuznetsov DEFEATS Viktor Troicki 64 64 Feliciano Lopez DEFEATS Leonardo Mayer 76(5) 46 64 Joao Sousa DEFEATS Nicolas Mahut 64 64
  • Tennis Connected | May 2, 2:42 pm ET
  • Federer Hurt & Out-Dimitrov's Major Meltdown-Bouchard's Big Change
  • In this week's news, Roger Federer's back injury forces him out of Madrid, could it threaten his French Open status? Grigor Dimitrov's racquet-smashing meltdown, Genie Bouchard on her coaching change and USTA lawsuit, Rafael Nadal's new cover and Novak Djokovic on man to beat in Madrid.
  • Blog RSS | May 2, 12:40 pm ET
  • Mutua Madrid Open 2016: Order of Play for Tuesday, May 3
  • Tuesday’s order of play at the Mutua Madrid Open can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
  • Tennis Connected | May 2, 10:12 am ET
  • Tennis Elbow: 2016 Mutua Madrid Open men’s and women’s draw preview and analysis
  • Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon previews the 2016 Mutua Madrid Open. Remember the blue clay? Let’s start there, sure: the blue clay. In 2012, Ion Tiriac, a former ATP pro from Romania, and the owner of the Mutua Madrid [...]
  • Tennis Connected | May 2, 9:42 am ET
  • Almagro, Kohlschreiber and Schwartzman Win ATP Titles
  • (May 1, 2016) Unseeded Diego Schwartzman came back to win his first career ATP title on Sunday when he upset second seed and former top ten player Grigor Dimitrov 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-0 to win the Istanbul Open. Schwartzman, from Argentina rallied from 2-5 down in the second set before marching on to the […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 1, 3:37 pm ET
  • Easter Bowl Videos; Chirico Beats Ivanovic in Madrid; Other Junior, College, Pro Circuit Notes
  • ZooTennis | May 1, 3:00 pm ET
  • What, Djokovic Worry?
  • This past week, before Serena Williams pulled out of Madrid, I wondered whether it was time to start worrying about her form as the French Open approaches. Now I'll ask the same question of the world’s other No. 1: Does Novak Djokovic, after being so dominant for so long, suddenly have reason for concern? Not only did he lose the only match he’s played so far during this clay season, in Monte Carlo, but since that defeat to Jiri Vesely, Djokovic has had to sit idly by and watch his old rival, Rafael Nadal, do nothing but win.  Will Rafa’s return shake Djokovic’s
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 30, 4:00 pm ET
  • Townsend, Luetjen Sweep USTA Pro Circuit Titles; Ohio State Men and Women Win Big Ten Conference Cha
  • ZooTennis | April 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • It's dirt season!
  • It's not been the friendliest of stretches for Rafael Nadal, but he has somehow found his groove again. Naturally, it's on clay. Nadal's about to go into the Madrid Masters tournament this week with three straight tournament wins, including this last one in Barcelona. I finally had a chance to check it out and wow, is Kei Nishikori looking good right now. But so is Nadal. He's hitting the ball with authority and not hanging back in the first row of stadium seats to return serve. One other thing: Nadal is still a great defender, but it looks like he's being
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • Need a Rafa Fix? Here you go!
  • After all of the excitement of both Monte Carlo and Barcelona, there's no doubt that Rafa fans are currently going through withdrawl so here's a quick 2 minute iPhone video of his match versus Albert Montanes. Enjoy!
  • Home | April 30, 12:18 pm ET
  • USA Junior Teams Advance to ITF World Competition; Bolton, Tsygura Win Grade 4 Titles in Florida; Pr
  • ZooTennis | April 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • Room to Grow in Madrid
  • When I contemplated writing the Madrid women’s preview earlier in the week, the theme that jumped out was: “Is it time for Serena Williams to start worrying?” On Friday, Serena pulled out of the Premier Mandatory event citing a debilitating fever, which makes my question both more relevant and harder to answer. Now she’ll have to defend her French Open title having played just one event on clay (assuming she’s entered in Rome next week). And now there’s more room for another player—Victoria Azarenka? Angelique Kerber? Petra Kvitova?—to win a title and build some momentum heading into Paris.  For the next week, though,
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 29, 9:23 am ET
  • April Aces; Asics Easter Bowl Slideshow; USA Rolls on in ITF Junior Team Qualifying; Kirkov into Fut
  • ZooTennis | April 28, 3:00 pm ET
  • what new balance is Milos Raonic wearing at the French Open 2016?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. what new balance is Milos Raonic wearing at the French Open 2016? Milos Raonic is teaming up with New Balance for the third year in a row during this year’s French Open in hopes of maintaining his #11 ATP world ranking as he battles some of the best players in the world. Raonic will be competing in the New Balance 996v2, a lightweight performance tennis shoe made […] The post what new balance is Milos Raonic
  • tennis served fresh | April 27, 4:20 pm ET
  • USTA Veteran Tim Curry Joins Connecticut Open Team
  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 27, 2016 – Connecticut Open announced that United States Tennis Association (USTA) veteran Tim Curry has joined its marketing department. Curry brings more than 20 years of experience in communications as a journalist and public relations practitioner and an extensive background in grassroots tennis to his new role as ticket sales […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 27, 11:57 am ET
  • PODCAST: Rafa Unleashed
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 27, 9:25 am ET
  • Wimbledon Spring Press Conference – Prize Money Up by Five Percent
  • THE 130th CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2016  Press information from The Championships, Wimbledon:(April 26, 2016) London, UK: The All England Club, Wimbledon, has today underlined its continuing commitment to the future of tennis with the announcement of increased investment in the players, integrity, the Master Plan and the enhanced grass court season. Competitors at The Championships 2016 will receive […]
  • Tennis Panorama | April 26, 7:19 am ET
  • Week in Preview: Munich, Estoril, Istanbul, Prague, Rabat
  • Is it possible to call a week with five different tournaments a quiet one? If it’s tennis, and it’s the middle of the clay season, the answer is yes. The first big spring European tournaments—Monte Carlo and Barcelona for the men, Stuttgart for the women—are in the books, and the bigger dual events in Madrid and Rome, as well the French Open, are coming up in May. This week the star players take a rest as they gear up for that long stretch of dirt ball; no one in either tour's Top 10 is in action. Who might take advantage of their
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 25, 10:19 am ET
  • Bob and Mike Bryan Win Spanish Sportsmanship Award
  • Bob and Mike Bryan received "Player 10" award from Segura Viudas and the Association of Tennis Journalists in Spain (APT) on Thursday in Barcelona.
  • Home | April 24, 6:42 pm ET
  • Andy Murray and the quest for Wimbledon glory
  • This summer, Andy Murray will once again be Great Britain’s main hope for a success at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Since bursting onto the scene in 2005, Murray has matured into a fan favourite and the British number one is particularly well supported at his home event... but is he good enough to win this year’s competition?On current form, yes. Murray has been phenomenal throughout the last eighteen months and the Scot is surely on the verge of a third Grand Slam title if he continues to play at his very best. At the time of writing, punters who want
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • How to Siegemund--a brief guide for dealing with life's more difficult stuff
  • original photo by Daniel Ward1. Work hard and stay at it, no matter how slowly things are moving2. When faced with a significant obstacle that forces you to stop, find something else to do that holds your interest, then3. Work hard4. Enjoy what you're doing and get the most out of it5. Let go of all expectation and realize that whatever happens, you're going to be fine6. Let the answers come to you instead of grasping for them7. Should you return to your first pursuit, enjoy it without fear8. Work hard9. Don't buy into any nonsense about your age, your
  • Women Who Serve | April 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go with Jeremy Chardy
  • OTGT caught up with Jeremy in Barcelona following his 2nd round win over Victor Estrella Burgos. What is your favorite cell phone app? WTA/ATP How many languages to you speak? One and a half (French & English) How would you describe yourself in three words? Happy, Love the people, try to enjoy every day. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Vegemite. Did you like it? No, it was so bad. Who is your favorite athlete? My idol was Sampras while I was young but now that I am playing, I don't want an idol. (said with a laugh and smile) _______________________ Either/Or Instagram or
  • Home | April 21, 5:15 am ET
  • The Bryan Brothers Start Off Strong in BCN
  • Returning to Barcelona for the first time since 2013 and fresh from an unusually early departure from Monte Carlo, Bob and Mike Bryan wasted no time in their quest to recapture the Conde de Godo trophy after their only win in 2008.
  • Home | April 19, 8:06 am ET
  • Episode 13 – Monte Carlo Wrap
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose discuss why the clay season rules, Rafael Nadal’s return to the top of the Masters heap, Andy Murray’s never ending monologue, Novak Djokovic’s bizarre upset and so much more in this week’s Mind The Racket podcast! Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast and the blog by […]
  • Mind The Racket | April 18, 11:55 am ET
  • Rafa and Kei Play High Above Barcelona
  • Photo: Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Fresh of his record 9th win in Monte Carlo, Rafa made his way to Barcelona in time to participate in this morning's media event with defending champion, Kei Nishikori. The pair played on a mini tennis court set up at the edge of the Tibidabo Amusement Park set on the highest point in the city, Tibidabo Mountain. The park, one of the oldest in the world, opened in 1899 and has abstolutely spectacular views over the city and surrounding coastline. It was quite hazy this morning but it was still easy to spot the gargantuan Sagrada Familia
  • Home | April 18, 7:12 am ET
  • Czech Republic and France to play Fed Cup final in November
  • FRANCE WINS: France beat the Netherlands 46 63 63 in doubles rubber to reach #FedCup final by 3 2 margin #FRANED pic.twitter.com/S5SbBCMmPU— Fed Cup (@FedCup) April 17, 2016 It will be all red, white and blue in November when France meets defending champion Czech Republic to determine who will be the 2016 Fed Cup champion. And if this weekend's semifinals are any indication, both teams had better bring the very best they have to France.Playing without Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, the Czech team pulled off the win against Switzerland (playing without Belinda Bencic), but needed five rubbers to do
  • Women Who Serve | April 16, 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
  • Czech Republic and Switzerland tied at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal play
  • It didn't surprise me that Barbora Strycova won her initial Fed Cup rubber today against Timea Bacsinszky. Strycova hadn't dropped a set against Bacsinszky the other three times they played each other. And she didn't drop a set today, beating the Swiss team's leader 6-0, 6-2. It was Karolina Pliskova, however, who stumbled, and was defeated in three sets by Victorija Golubic, who is ranked number 129 in the world. That's how Fed Cup works--players we hear little of during the rest of the season suddenly rise to the occasion in team play and pull huge upsets. Here is the
  • Women Who Serve | April 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Czech Republic, minus Kvitova and Safarova, to play Switzerland in Fed Cup semifinals
  • Will #KarolinaPliskova again play the role of heroine for Czech Republic in the Fed Cup SFs? https://t.co/F29PtxYflD pic.twitter.com/OaR4QFVGdP— Live Tennis (@livetennis) April 15, 2016Czech Fed Cup team leaders Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won't be appearing on the indoor hard court in Lucerne tomorrow as the Czech Republic takes the next step toward defending their Fed Cup championship. Safarova is still in recovery mode from her two serious illnesses, and Kvitova--who didn't win any rubbers in the first tie of the season--has opted to focus on her clay season preparation.Both players have performed extremely well in Fed Cup competition in
  • Women Who Serve | April 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant? Maria Sharapova has tested positive for the drug meldonium.  A drug added to the list of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in January, 2016.  While not even being treated as Sport Supplements for years, meldonium ended up on the list of banned substances by the WADA because it can act as a  metabolic modulator. […] The post Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant? appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | April 12, 10:55 am ET
  • Some final thoughts on Charleston
  • Photo by Daniel WardIf you want to see crowds of people who love women's tennis, all you have to do is go to Charleston in April. People all over the city are talking about it, and those who attend the matches tend to be pretty sophisticated in their understanding of the game. Charleston crowds also love to watch doubles, and they are quick to spot and support a lesser-known player.Photo by Daniel WardThe Charleston crowd also has a much-appreciated sense of humor. In 2010, when Vera Zvonareva performed the greatest racket break of all time, her actions were applauded and
  • Women Who Serve | April 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Not a perfect March for Djokovic, who was blindsided after Indian Wells
  • “This year, the start of the season has been probably even better than 2015 in terms of results, and in terms of how I feel,” Novak Djokovic said immediately after he won the Miami Open last week. But his March wasn’t perfect, despite the two Masters titles and his dazzling 12-0 record. Djokovic is an 11-time Grand Slam champion and an earnest spokesman for the game, and the 28-year-old Serbian has a growing reputation as an athlete with a social conscience. But he suffered a damaging blow when he was savaged as an unenlightened sexist during the most recent flare-up over equal prize
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 7, 10:53 am ET
  • Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung LACOSTE is pleased to announce that the brand has entered into a five-year partnership with Korean professional tennis player Hyeon Chung. From April 2016, Hyeon Chung, 19 years old, will become one of the LACOSTE Ambassadors on and off tennis courts. Hyeon Chung is a rising star Hyeon Chung is one of today’s most exciting […] The post Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 7, 6:20 am ET
  • Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis
  • Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis from Tennis Tips UK Men’s tennis has had it’s stars throughout each generation – from Boris Becker to Roger Federer. They’ve managed to stay at the pinnacle for many years and win multiple Grand Slam titles however there is a player who has dominated … Continue reading Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis → The post Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 6, 3:43 pm ET
  • State of the game
  • Back up north, I played this one clay-court tournament a lot. Because there were never many women in the singles draw, all I basically had to do was win one match before I came up against the top seed. Let's call her Emma, because that was her name. Anyway, she was a pretty big girl, a lefty. So we're playing and I send yet another cream puff across the net and the next thing I saw was her closing in and unfurling into this forehand she hits for a winner past me. This image is forever stamped into my brain
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 6, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 12 – Miami Wrap
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose break down the ATP Miami final and take a big picture look at both tours including the ATP’s age gaps, whether Djokovic has reached Federer level of dominance and why Victoria Azarenka is good for the WTA. All that and so much more on this week’s Mind The Racket […]
  • Mind The Racket | April 4, 9:07 am ET
  • Novak Djokovic continues to dominate men's tennis with 63rd career title in Miami
  • World no.1 Novak Djokovic continued his domination of men's tennis with a 6-3 6-3 win over fellow Uniqlo's ambassador Kei Nishikori in the Miami Open final at Key Biscayne, a win which sees him become tennis' all-time leading money winner.Djokovic collected a sum of USD1,028,300 on weekend and his career earnings has approached USD100 million.With four titles in 2016, following victories at the Australian Open, Qatar and Indian Wells, Djokovic will definitely be looking forward to the upcoming clay court season. The French Open remains to be the only Grand Slam title that is missing from his collection.The Serbian only
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 3, 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
  • Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & T
  • Which Bet?  Kei Nishikori +4.5 (Games Handicap) Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (03/04/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered … Continue reading Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions → The post Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions appeared first
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 2, 9:24 am ET
  • Therapy with TWA: Equal pay
  • Whoo boy. Now that the air has cleared a bit, let's attempt to unpack this debate over equal pay on the pro tennis tour. We've got some old-man tennis organizer Raymond Moore talking about women being on their knees, we got Serena Williams saying in essence, "Excuse me?" We also got Novak Djokovic saying that old man is kind of right because a lot of people love watching men's tennis, and we got Serena again reminding him that the women's' U.S. Open final sold out before the tournament started because Serena, and we got Andy Murray holding his newborn daughter
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 1, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction | ATP Miami 2016 Free Tennis Betting Tips
  • Which Bet?  Adrian Mannarino (Match Winner) Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction & Tennis Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (28/03/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have … Continue reading Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction | ATP Miami 2016 Free Tennis Betting Tips → The post Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction | ATP Miami 2016 Free Tennis Betting Tips appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 27, 11:55 am ET
  • Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls   Sloane Stephens has partnered with Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects new and used shoes and clothing and redistributes it to people in need through direct donations and micro-enterprise partners. Since its inception in 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed close to 26 million pairs of shoes to the underprivileged in more than 127 countries, including […] The post Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 22, 7:06 pm ET
  • Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tenn
  • Which Bet?  Rajeev Ram (Match Winner) Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (23/03/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered over … Continue reading Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (23/03/2016) → The post Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 22, 9:27 am ET
  • Episode 11 – Indian Wells Wrap
  • Brodie and Juan Jose discuss a wild Indian Wells tournament including Azarenka’s big win, Djokovic’s dominance, Raonic’s continuing success in 2016 and Raymond Moore’s moronic comments that made the whole finals Sunday a bit odd. Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast and the blog by contributing to the Patreon campaign. Subscribe on […]
  • Mind The Racket | March 21, 9:10 am ET
  • Misaligned Infected Head Zombie Simona is Good
  • It’s been a bad year for Simona Halep. No, it’s been a very bad year for Simona Halep. Losing in the first round of the Australian Open, the Romanian announced she was having a “nose issue“. In fact, it was a deviated septum – in other words a misalignment of stuff in your head – […]
  • Mind The Racket | March 17, 12:06 pm ET
  • IW review: That Nadal celebration
  • Admittedly, I didn't get to catch the entire Rafael Nadal/Alexander Zverev match last night. When I turned it on, Nadal was down 5-3 and it was deuce and I was like, "Oh, here we go with the next round of 'Is Rafa done?' stories on my Yahoo page ..."I guess I just missed this epic miss on Zverev's match point, but his eyes were in full saucer mode by the time I turned it on. As much as I root for Rafa, I felt bad for the kid. Anyone who plays tennis would. It's one of those things -- losing
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • A look at South Africa’s Davis Cup squad – how will they fare this year?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. A look at South Africa’s Davis Cup squad – how will they fare this year? In February, South Africa Davis Cup captain Marcos Ondruska announced his squad to take on Luxembourg in the first round of the Euro/Africa Zone Group 2 contest. Ondruska has chosen Tucker Vorster, Lloyd Harris, Ruan Roelofse, Dean O’Brien and Keith-Patrick Crowley in his squad as South Africa look to assert themselves as a real force […] The post A look at
  • tennis served fresh | March 15, 7:18 pm ET
  • Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic Tips | ATP Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Free Tennis Betting Picks, Ex
  • Which Bet?  Tomas Berdych (Match Winner) Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic Tips | ATP Indian Wells Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (16/03/2016) Wednesday 16th March Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered … Continue reading Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic Tips | ATP Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (16/03/2016) → The post Tomas Berdych vs Milos Raonic Tips | ATP Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Free Tennis Betting Picks,
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 15, 2:03 pm ET
  • Having Grand Delusions About Delpo
  • Juan Martin Del Potro is back, and it feels for real now. It’s easy to forget just how good the big man was. To kick off his second tournament back, Delpo took on American Tim Smyczek and didn’t disappoint under the night time lights at Indian Wells. The most impressive thing to witness was of […]
  • Mind The Racket | March 11, 11:15 am ET
  • Family reunion
  • If you haven't read Venus Williams' essay about why she's taking the court today at Indian Wells for the first time in 15 years, do it.You done? OK, let's talk.There's actually not much more to say. She says it pretty well, doesn't she? What she gives right now to the Indian Wells debacle is perspective. Even I, at some point, have at least thought to myself: "Oh, come on. Get over it already."But Venus was 20 years old when grown-ass adults began yelling at her in the stands, watching her sister's match. Serena's on the court, winning the tournament, hearing
  • Tennis With Attitude | March 10, 2:00 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
  • Is There a New "Big Four" Brewing on the ATP Tour?
  • Within the last few years there has been an influx of young talent on the ATP Tour, but no one seemed truly ready to challenge the game's best. The likes of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Zverev, Coric, Thiem, Tomic and others all posted some good results, but many tennis fans wanted more than they were giving. It finally appears that fans who have been hoping to see some fresh faces at the top may be getting their wish before long. Since the Australian Open several young players have made serious strides, and they appear closer to reaching the games elite.20 year old
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 26, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA has become a tour with plenty of stars, but almost no champions
  • Angelique Kerber played her first official WTA match as a Grand Slam champion in Doha earlier this week, and a fan expecting a spectacular show could be forgiven for asking for her money back. Kerber, the top seed, lost to Zheng Saisai of China—a woman ranked 71 spots below her, at No. 73—in under an hour-and-a-half, 7-5, 6-1. You knew it wasn't too competitive when the winner prefaced her post-match comments with, “For sure it wasn’t (Kerber’s) best tennis today, but. . .” And so it goes. In fairness to Kerber, winning a major—especially at such a late stage in the 28-year-old's career—can really knock a
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 25, 10:16 am 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
  • Thoughts on the Return of Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Juan Martin Del Potro made his long awaited return to the ATP Tour this week in Delray Beach, where he ultimately fell to Sam Querrey in the semifinals. The big question was not how he would do, but rather how would he look after having missed so much time due to surgeries on his left wrist. The initial reaction is that he looked pretty good all things considered, but there are still plenty of questions about his future after seeing him struggle to hit two-handed backhands.It's hard to say at this point whether Del Potro was simply holding back on
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 20, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast: Episode 4
  • It’s episode 4 of The Tweener Podcast, and Joey and Zach are back at it following a week off post-Australian Open. Tweener of the week is followed by an interesting debate regarding Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. We then try out a create-your-own player game based on nationality. Finally, we introduce the 2nd installment of […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 14, 12:17 pm ET
  • Reflections from Rotterdam, Memphis and Buenos Aires
  • It was an action packed week of tennis on the ATP Tour, with Martin Klizan, Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem all winning titles. Here are some thoughts following the week that was.Fritz is progressing faster than expected: 18 year old American Taylor Fritz has been a highly regarded prospect for some time now, but few expected him to adjust to life on the ATP Tour so quickly. Fritz had already won a Challenger title (to go with his two from the end of last year) and qualified for the Australian Open in 2016, but this week's run to the finals in
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Rafa Déjà Vu: It's an ideal time for snakebit Nadal to make a move
  • You can hardly blame Rafael Nadal if he’s feeling like his career has turned into a Vine clip—and wishing that it was a different, earlier stage of his career being endlessly replayed. As Nadal has tried to gain traction and rebuild his once-formidable reputation, he’s come afoul of the same treacherous obstacles, over and over. Not all of them have been obvious or predictable. It’s gotten to the point where even a diehard Roger Federer fan might find himself asking, “What does poor Rafa have to do to catch a break?” Case in point: Nadal got off to a running start this year in
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 11, 9:40 am ET
  • What the first month and change has shown us
  • So, over the years for various websites—including this one—I've written a post after the first week of the season called "What the First Week Has Shown Us." I like to think you can gauge a lot on how the approaching tennis season will go based on what goes down in Brisbane and the like.I'm a little behind on doing that, but figured I'd try to get something in before we get too deep in the year and my predictions/thoughts become meaningless! So here's what I think you can be on the lookout for during the rest of 2016.• The Novak
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 7, 2:00 pm ET
  • Planeta Tenis with JC Ferrero: day 1
  • ¡Hola, lectores! Lo primero de todo es daros las gracias por leerme. Es la primera vez que escribo y me hace mucha ilusión hacerlo en Planeta Tenis. Espero que no os hayáis creado muchas expectativas pues aunque voy a hacerlo lo mejor que pueda, lo cierto es que no soy escritor. Por suerte lo que sí soy es tenista, y aunque creo que nadie lo duda recalco que soy tenista hasta la médula.Como ya sabréis (y si no, os informo ahora), estoy aquí para hablar de tenis. Espero poder contaros muchas cosas a lo largo de este año. Espero poder contaros mis vivencias en el
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | February 2, 2:00 pm ET


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