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Last updated on May 27, 2015 5:49:41 ET

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Halep Out Of The French Open; Sharapova, Stosur Advance to Third Round Showdown
Maria Sharapova and Sam Stosur will meet Friday in the French Open third round.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 4:36 pm ET


Monfils Comes Back At French Open, Federer, Tsonga Coast; Nadal v Alamgro On Tap
The top seeded men all rolled at the French Open on Wednesday.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 4:26 pm ET


From around the web:

Halep Out Of The French Open; Sharapova, Stosur Advance to Third Round Showdown
Maria Sharapova and Sam Stosur will meet Friday in the French Open third round.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 4:36 pm ET


Monfils Comes Back At French Open, Federer, Tsonga Coast; Nadal v Alamgro On Tap
The top seeded men all rolled at the French Open on Wednesday.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 4:26 pm ET


On Their Heels
Every team sport in North America has a regular season and a playoff. And each has a catchphrase that describes what a team needs to do when it makes the shift from one to the other.  Pitching, they say, is the key in baseball’s post-season. Defense wins Super Bowls and NBA championships. Goalies win Stanley Cups. This is what you need when you absolutely must have a win. In tennis, tour events are the equivalent of the regular season, and the Grand Slams are our four-times-a-year playoffs. What do the players need most at the big events, when their opponents are at
Articles by Steve Tignor | May 27, 2:51 pm ET


Watch Roger Federer Hit A 2-Handed Backhand And Win The Point! [Video]
Roger Federer hit this two-handed backhand lob.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 2:13 pm ET


Federer, Berdych and Nishikori reach Roland Garros third round
French Open—Paris, France Second-round results: [2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Marcel Granollers (ESP) 62 76(1) 63 [4] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 63 67(7) 63 63 [5] Kei Nishikori (JPN) d. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 75 64 64 [8] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 63 64 57 63 [12] Gilles Simon (FRA) d. Martin Klizan (SVK) 75 [...]
Tennis Connected | May 27, 12:33 pm ET


Kei Nishikori: “I Have A Lot Of Confidence On Clay Right Now”
Kei Nishikori says he's playing well, and he has a great draw!
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 12:27 pm ET


Roger Federer: Players Should Be Not Able To Dictate Who Does And Doesn’t Umpire Their Matches
Roger Federer doesn't think Rafael Nadal or anyone should be able to ban an umpire.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 27, 12:09 pm ET


Three to See: 2015 French Open, Day 5
Before each day of play at Roland Garros, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches. Rafael Nadal [6] vs. Nicolas Almagro “How’s Rafa look?” is the question of the week in the tennis world, and we’ll get our second answer on Thursday. We should also get a better answer. Rather than facing a teenage qualifier, as he did in his opener, Nadal will go up against Almagro, a former Top 10 player and fellow Spanish clay lover. On the plus side for Nadal, Almagro is also one of his longtime second-fiddles—Rafa is 12-1 against him—and he’s currently ranked 154th. On the minus
Articles by Steve Tignor | May 27, 11:49 am ET


Martina Navratilova Will be Surprised if Tomas Berdych Doesn’t Win a Slam by End of Career
Navratilova says that Berdych is on track to make his breakthrough at a major. Tomas Berdych moved into the third round with a 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 victory over Radek Stepanek on Wednesday, inching closer to a possible to-die-for quarterfinal with Kei Nishikori. Roland Garros, 2015: Live Scores and Results and Betting Odds The Czech, who has been a constant Top 10 fixture since 2010, appears to have made significant strides in 2015 under the tutelage of his new coach Dani Vallverdu. He’s reached semifinals in seven of nine events this year, which includes three finals. But Berdych has faltered in those
Blog RSS | May 27, 10:46 am ET


French Open 2015: Order of Play for Thursday, May 28
Thursday’s order of play at the 2015 French Open can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
Tennis Connected | May 27, 9:05 am ET


Marcel Granollers Demonstrates How Not to Do a ‘Tweener
Marcel Granollers is one heck of a clay-court player, but he looked like a weekend warrior on this flubbed 'tweener. Granoller's tweener fail - ESPN Video When you spend your afternoon watching Roger Federer on a tennis court, perhaps it’s only natural to feel like you can pull off a few magical shots? Video: Federer Doubles Down with Two-Handed Gem For some, this is true—and possible. The ‘tweener is certainly not solely the domain of Roger Federer. We’ve seen brilliant ‘tweeners from the likes of Nick Kyrgios and Gael Monfils and our personal favorite Dustin Brown on a regular basis. If this attempt
Blog RSS | May 27, 8:33 am ET


French Open 2015 Day 4 Preview: Federer and Nishikori aim to reach round three
by: Tom Cochrane Superstars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal made their 2015 debuts at Roland Garros on Day 3, with each man claiming a straight sets win in round 1. Day 3 Recap Aside from a momentary wobble in the second set, Djokovic was largely untroubled by Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen, whilst Nadal cruised to victory against the [...]
Tennis Connected | May 27, 6:52 am ET


stefan bojic shows novak djokovic how it’s done in HEAD’s “Frame & Play” trick shot campaign
Ask not what your racquet can do for you but what kind of amazing things you can do with your racquet. With the launch of their new digital campaign, HEAD introduces trick shot artist Stefan Bojic, who brings his astonishing tricks and unique skill to HEAD Pro Players and consumers around the world. In a series of […]
tennis served fresh | May 27, 6:45 am ET


Video: Federer Doubles Down Hitting Two-Handed Lob
The world No. 2's one-handed backhand is a trademark shot, but watch Federer hit a rare two-handed backhand lob.Fed hits rare two-handed backhand - ESPN Video Watch the second seed whose one-handed backhand is a trademark shot, double down here with a brilliantly improvised two-handed backhand lob. More: Federer Dissects Granollers to Reach Third Round Incredibly, opponent Marcel Granollers make a terrific high backhand volley off the lob, but Federer finishes off an eye-popping point slashing a one-handed backhand winner down the line and dancing to a stop near the flowers that ring the front row. Video credit: TennisVines Photo credit: Roland Garros
Blog RSS | May 27, 5:26 am ET


Wawrinka: Umpires Not As Strict With Top Players
World No. 9 says "umpires are not as strict on the center court when they are with the top players" enforcing time-violation rules. Stan Wawrinka says chair umpires are not as strict on top players for fear of losing the opportunity to work finals. Following his Roland Garros second-round win today, Wawrinka was asked if he had ever requested a chair umpire not work his match as Rafael Nadal has done in asking umpire Carlos Bernardes not work his matches. More: Nadal Says He Asked Not to Have Bernardes Umpire His Matches Wawrinka confirmed he had made such a request, but believes it should
Blog RSS | May 27, 3:37 am ET


Orange and Blue Debut
It was a dull Tuesday in Paris until Rafael Nadal arrived inside Court Philippe Chatrier. His first-round match had been highly anticipated; how, everyone wondered, would the struggling nine-time champion play?  Instead, it was how Rafa looked that had people talking. He was dressed in blue, all in blue, from his headband to his shirt to his shorts to his socks to his sneakers. Or at least half of his sneakers. In a kind of reverse-spats effect, the back of his shoes were blue and the fronts were white. How did it look? I was on the verge of giving it a
Articles by Steve Tignor | May 26, 10:00 pm ET


Live Stream Safarova vs Nara French Open 2015 Roland Garros
The Live Stream Safarova vs Nara French Open 2015 Roland Garros is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the French Open 2015 Roland Garros - takes place in the city of Paris from May 19 to June 7, 2015. The defending champion in the women's singles event is two-time winner Maria Sharapova of Russia. Sharapova has reached the final in the past three years (winning two). The defending champion in the men's singles event is nine-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain. Nadal has only lost one match in this prestigious claycourt tournament (back in
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | May 26, 9:14 pm ET


Live Stream Pennetta vs Rybarikova French Open 2015 Roland Garros
The Live Stream Pennetta vs Rybarikova French Open 2015 Roland Garros is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the French Open 2015 Roland Garros - takes place in the city of Paris from May 19 to June 7, 2015. The defending champion in the women's singles event is two-time winner Maria Sharapova of Russia. Sharapova has reached the final in the past three years (winning two). The defending champion in the men's singles event is nine-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain. Nadal has only lost one match in this prestigious claycourt tournament (back in
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | May 26, 9:12 pm ET


Live Stream Svitolina vs Putintseva French Open 2015 Roland Garros
The Live Stream Svitolina vs Putintseva French Open 2015 Roland Garros is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the French Open 2015 Roland Garros - takes place in the city of Paris from May 19 to June 7, 2015. The defending champion in the women's singles event is two-time winner Maria Sharapova of Russia. Sharapova has reached the final in the past three years (winning two). The defending champion in the men's singles event is nine-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain. Nadal has only lost one match in this prestigious claycourt tournament (back in
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | May 26, 9:10 pm ET


Live Stream Vesnina vs Hercog French Open 2015 Roland Garros
The Live Stream Vesnina vs Hercog French Open 2015 Roland Garros is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the French Open 2015 Roland Garros - takes place in the city of Paris from May 19 to June 7, 2015. The defending champion in the women's singles event is two-time winner Maria Sharapova of Russia. Sharapova has reached the final in the past three years (winning two). The defending champion in the men's singles event is nine-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain. Nadal has only lost one match in this prestigious claycourt tournament (back in
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | May 26, 9:09 pm ET


Live Stream Vekic vs Jovanovski French Open 2015 Roland Garros
The Live Stream Vekic vs Jovanovski French Open 2015 Roland Garros is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the French Open 2015 Roland Garros - takes place in the city of Paris from May 19 to June 7, 2015. The defending champion in the women's singles event is two-time winner Maria Sharapova of Russia. Sharapova has reached the final in the past three years (winning two). The defending champion in the men's singles event is nine-time winner Rafael Nadal of Spain. Nadal has only lost one match in this prestigious claycourt tournament (back in
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | May 26, 9:07 pm ET


Nadal Says He Did Request that Carlos Bernardes Not Umpire His Matches
(May 26, 2015) Simon Briggs of the Telegraph reported last week that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes was “unlikely to officiate him (Rafael Nadal) at Roland Garros.” Nadal was upset with Bernardes’ officiating in Rio and had a disagreement. Nadal addressed this in his post-match news conference on Tuesday. Q.Can you tell me what happened with […]
Tennis Panorama | May 26, 2:45 pm ET


Eugenie Bouchard Bounced Out of French Open in First Round
(May 26, 2015) After a year which saw her surge into the top ten, Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard’s 2015 has not lived up to her ranking of No. 6. Last year’s Wimbledon finalist and French Open semifinalist has made her first, first round exit at a major in her young career, falling to Frenchwoman world No. […]
Tennis Panorama | May 26, 2:21 pm ET


American Jack Sock Knocks Out 10th Seed Grigor Dimitrov at Roland Garros on ‘Favorite Surface’
(May 26, 2015) Grigor Dimitrov became the highest men’s seed to take a tumble at Roland Garros on Tuesday. The 10th seeded Bulgarian fell to Jack Sock of the United States 7-6, (7), 6-2, 6-3 in the first round. The last American man to lift the singles trophy at Roland Garros was Andre Agassi in […]
Tennis Panorama | May 26, 2:00 pm ET


Djokovic, Nadal, Ferrer sweep into second round action at French Open; Dimitrov defeated by Sock
French Open—Paris, France Singles – First Round [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 62 75 62 [6] Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. Quentin Halys (FRA) 63 63 64 [7] David Ferrer (ESP) d. Lukas Lacko (SVK) 61 63 61 [9] Marin Cilic (CRO) d. Robin Haase (NED) 62 64 62 Jack Sock (USA) d. [10] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 76(7) 62 [...]
Tennis Connected | May 26, 1:26 pm ET


Business as Usual for Top Seeds Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at French Open
View image | gettyimages.com (May 26, 2015) It was smooth sailing for the most part, on day three of the French Open for top players Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. All three turned in straight-set victories. During Serena Williams’ win over Andrea Hlavackova 6-2, 6-3, in the first set, the world No. 1 […]
Tennis Panorama | May 26, 1:02 pm ET


Three to See: 2015 French Open, Day 4
Before each day of play at Roland Garros, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches. Kei Nishikori [5] vs. Thomaz Bellucci These two have played once, but it’s hardly a result that’s going to mean much on Wednesday. Eight years ago, in a Challenger in Bogota, a 19-year-old Bellucci beat a 17-year-old Nishikori in three sets. Since then, Nishikori has risen to No. 5 in the world, while Bellucci is currently at No. 40. But the Brazilian lefty hasn’t played like a No. 40 of late. In Rome, he hit big enough to take a set from Novak Djokovic; last week he
Articles by Steve Tignor | May 26, 12:55 pm ET


BNP Paribas World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Results for May 26
(May 26, 2015) Tuesday’s results from the 2015 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair tennis event at the Club Ali Bey Manavgat in Antalya, Turkey on 25-31 May. A total of 52 teams from 28 countries are competing in four categories: men, women, quad and junior.   The BNP Paribas World Team Cup, which celebrates […]
Tennis Panorama | May 26, 11:08 am ET


Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Cuevas Betting Tips, Preview & Expert Analysis
Visit BetAdvisor.com to view the World’s Best Sports Tipsters. Use Code ‘AF1504′ for an exclusive 15% Discount Thiem v Cuevas Tips |  French Open 2015 (Roland Garros) Match Start: Wednesday 27th May 11:30 Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Cuevas Tips An interesting encounter between two players that thrive on the clay courts. Dominic Thiem lacks experience … Continue reading Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Cuevas Betting Tips, Preview & Expert Analysis → The post Dominic Thiem vs Pablo Cuevas Betting Tips, Preview & Expert Analysis appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | May 26, 10:14 am ET


Jerzy Janowicz and the Handshake Gone Bad
Jerzy Janowicz got booed for an aggressive handshake after his four-set win over Maxime Hamou in Paris. After his four-set victory over France’s Maxime Hamou, Jerzy Janowicz got a little aggressive with his vanquished foe, seemingly over something that he was offended by earlier in the match. Janowicz told reporters that Hamou had rocketed a serve return on a ball that was out right at him and didn’t apologize. Hamou, meanwhile, felt Janowicz went over the line. “I found it was a little edgy on his part,” he said. “There is nothing else I have to say at this point. I think
Blog RSS | May 26, 9:35 am ET


roland garros court security has more holes than swiss cheese
The Roland Garros court security team has more holes than Swiss cheese. After his match versus  ‘lucky loser’ Alejandro Falla (6-3 6-3 6-4) Roger Federer got selfied by a kid who just ran on court. Federer moaned about it at the press conference afterwards. “I’m not happy about it — obviously not for one second am I […]
tennis served fresh | May 26, 9:05 am ET


French Open 2015: Order of Play for Wednesday, May 27
Wednesday’s order of play at the 2015 French Open can be viewed at the link below. Link: OOP.
Tennis Connected | May 26, 8:55 am ET


We’ve Received your Message | Tennis Tips UK
What Happen’s Next? A Member of our Team will contact you via the email address you provided within 24 hours. Please check your junk/spam folder. You’ll Receive (via email): 1.) A Full Spreadsheet Record of the Tennis Tips UK Membership results during the year 2014. A summary of more recent results will also be provided … Continue reading We’ve Received your Message | Tennis Tips UK → The post We’ve Received your Message | Tennis Tips UK appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | May 26, 8:48 am ET


will the Wimbledon date change affect our favourite tennis stars?
With the French Open now in full swing, many forward-thinking tennis professionals are now already planning their next move for the forthcoming Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament this summer. The tournament at Roland-Garros will come to a close on 7th June, while Wimbledon will kick off on 29th June, giving athletes a 22-day break between the […]
tennis served fresh | May 26, 8:32 am ET


Parisian Parade
Frances Tiafoe steps into the court and takes his racquet back to hit a forehand. He has what’s known as a busy swing. Very busy. It’s long enough, and his wrist is loose enough, that he can flick the frame back and forth a few times as he brings it around. His racquet seems to do dipsy-doodles in the air on its way to hitting the ball.  This technique is usually considered less than ideal. The more elements there are to a stroke, the more things there are that can go wrong with it. Yet Tiafoe hasn’t had much go wrong
Articles by Steve Tignor | May 25, 10:59 pm ET


Luz, Vondrousova Win Milan Grade A Titles, Rise to Top Spot in ITF Junior Rankings; French Junior Ch
It's been a long day of travel, and I hope to get to bed early, so I can get on French Open time, but I've got a lot of catching up to do on what went on in junior tennis while I was covering the NCAAs for 12 days.The ITF Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio in Milan finished on Sunday, with Brazil's Orlando Luz and Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic winning the singles titles, and Vondrousova also claiming the doubles championship.With those results, Luz and Vondrousova have moved into the No. 1 position in the ITF junior rankings.The top-seeded Luz
ZooTennis | May 25, 3:00 pm ET


Don't you just love it when the first round is over?
There's that feeling of "settling in." The French Open (or whatever, but the French is my favorite) is real and in progress. And we always learn some things. For example, today, we learned that Genie Bouchard is as much of a mess as she was the last time we saw her. Bouchard, who has obviously lost muscle weight, wasn't moving at all like she did last year, and she made careless errors that appeared to be coming from a much less experienced player. I'm calling this as "beyond slump."We learned, also, that Bouchard's opponent, Kiki Mladenovic, is still battling the
Women Who Serve | May 25, 3:00 pm ET


What We've Learned So Far At Roland Garros
Jack Sock appears headed in the right direction, Grigor Dimitrov not so much: This was probably the most appealing first round matchup in the men's draw, as it featured two of the games young(ish) stars. Sock missed the early part of the year with an injury, but has posted mostly good results since returning to the tour. Dimitrov is the more established player of the two, but has struggled to live up to his strong 2014 all year. Despite Dimitrov's status as the 10th seed, this match was largely a toss up coming in. It wasn't particularly surprising that Sock
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | May 25, 3:00 pm ET


Ryan Shane, Jamie Loeb Take NCAA Division I Singles Titles in Rain-Soaked Waco
©Colette Lewis 2015--Waco, Texas--An NCAA singles title can't help but be memorable. But should North Carolina's Jamie Loeb and Virginia's Ryan Shane need any reminders of their accomplishments Monday, the next emergency evacuation warning they hear should suffice.Moments after Shane defeated Noah Rubin of Wake Forest 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 and Loeb had closed out Carol Zhao of Stanford 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center was evacuated due to a tornado warning. The trophy presentations were put on hold and fans, players, coaches and officials were sent, amidst a heavy thunderstorm, to the Baylor basketball facility across the street.
ZooTennis | May 24, 3:00 pm ET


James Duckworth vs Andrea Arnaboldi Tips | French Open 2015 Betting Preview
James Duckworth vs Andrea Arnaboldi Tips |  French Open 2015 This article was written by the Tennis Tips UK team who’s focus is on the ATP Tour. They have been making a full time income from tennis betting for over a decade now and occasionally share their insight through this blog. James Duckworth vs Andrea … Continue reading James Duckworth vs Andrea Arnaboldi Tips | French Open 2015 Betting Preview → The post James Duckworth vs Andrea Arnaboldi Tips | French Open 2015 Betting Preview appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | May 24, 8:02 am ET


Rubin and Shane Meet For Men's NCAA D-I Title; Loeb and Zhao Face Off for Women's Singles Champions
©Colette Lewis 2015--Waco, Texas--Two New Yorkers playing for Carolina schools, both No. 7 seeds, and both alumni of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, will play for NCAA singles titles Monday at the Hurd Tennis Center on the Baylor University campus.Noah Rubin, a freshman from Wake Forest, will play No. 8 seed Ryan Shane, a junior from Virginia, for the men's title, while North Carolina's Jamie Loeb meets No. 2 seed and fellow sophomore Carol Zhao of Stanford for the women's singles championship.Rubin earned his opportunity for a place in American tennis history by defeating unseeded Thai Kwiatkowski, a sophomore from
ZooTennis | May 23, 3:00 pm ET


Blues on Red Clay
Has any tennis player ever faced a challenge as complex and fundamentally bizarre as the one staring Rafael Nadal in the face right now? Has anyone ever stood gazing at a mountain that has been as familiar, friendly, and tractable, yet in what seems like an instant turned so forbidding, towering, and shrouded in mist? What is sure to be the most riveting of Rafael Nadal’s 11 French Open campaigns begins this week. The nine-time champion is seeded a lowly No. 6, with tournament officials having decided that despite his numerous feats of derring-do in the 16th arrondissement, the Spaniard’s seeding
Articles by Peter Bodo | May 22, 4:34 pm ET


Loeb Takes Out Defending Champion Collins in Women's D-I Singles Quarterfinals; All Four Men's Semi
©Colette Lewis 2014--Waco, Texas--Another rainy day in Waco sent the NCAA Division I singles and doubles quarterfinals indoors, with drama sending the decibel level at Baylor University's Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center to deafening heights.Top seed Robin Anderson of UCLA fell to Stephanie Wagner of Miami, a No. 9 seed, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, and defending champion Danielle Collins of Virginia, also a No. 9 seed, surrendered her title, losing to No. 7 seed Jamie Loeb of North Carolina 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.Both Collins and Loeb were hitting with great depth and pace of shot, but service holds were rare. Loeb held for
ZooTennis | May 22, 3:00 pm ET


NCAA Division I Team Indoor Recap, All-Tournament Teams, ITA Awards
Before the start of today's NCAA Division I singles and doubles quarterfinals, which most likely will be played indoors due to rain, I wanted to post a link to my Tennis Recruiting Network recap of the team championships.Also, below are the All-Tournament teams and the ITA's national award winners.MEN’S ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMNo. 1 Doubles: Julian Lenz/Diego Galeano (BAYLOR)No. 2 Doubles: Thai-Son Kwiatkowski/Mac Styslinger (UVA)No. 3 Doubles: Collin Altamirano/J.C. Aragone (VIRGINIA)No. 1 Singles: Ryan Shane (VIRGINIA)No. 2 Singles: Mitchell Frank (VIRGINIA)No. 3 Singles: Collin Altamirano (VIRGINIA)No. 4 Singles: Diego Galeano (BAYLOR)No. 5 Singles: Spencer Papa (OKLAHOMA)No. 6 Singles: Florin Bragusi (OKLAHOMA)Most Outstanding Player:
ZooTennis | May 22, 3:00 pm ET


Top seeds all face vulnerabilities in French Open draw
Mannequins in front of a Paris boutiqueThere's something about the publication a fresh draw that excites tennis fans almost as much as actually watching the matches. The four quarters of the French Open draw lead to all manner of speculation, but I think the speculating is perhaps more of a fan passion than it is anything else. And a great one indeed, because it gives us something to do while we wait for the tournament to begin.Top seed and two-time Champion Serena Williams presides over the first quarter. Her likely third round opponent will be Victoria Azarenka, a fact which
Women Who Serve | May 22, 3:00 pm ET


French Open champion predictions
Here is a list of who has picked whom, so far. I will add to it as more predictions come in.Maria SharapovaCliff DrysdaleMary Joe FernandezTodd SpikerKamakshi TandonSimona HalepDarren CahillBrad GilbertPete BodoPam ShriverMatt WilanskySerena WilliamsTracy AustinGreg GarberChris EvertSteve TignorPetra KvitovaJon WertheimSteve Weissman
Women Who Serve | May 22, 3:00 pm ET


Thomaz Bellucci vs Joao Sousa Tips | ATP Geneva 2015 Final Betting Preview
Who will lift the ATP Geneva 2015 trophy? This article was written by the Tennis Tips UK team who’s focus is on the ATP Tour. They have been making a full time income from tennis betting for over a decade now and occasionally share their insight through this blog. Thomaz Bellucci vs Joao Sousa Tips, … Continue reading Thomaz Bellucci vs Joao Sousa Tips | ATP Geneva 2015 Final Betting Preview → The post Thomaz Bellucci vs Joao Sousa Tips | ATP Geneva 2015 Final Betting Preview appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | May 22, 11:14 am ET


Winners And Losers From The Men's Draw At Roland Garros
Losers:Novak Djokovic- No when said completing the career Grand Slam should be easy. Djokovic may have to beat all the other members of the Big Four to win the title, beginning with Nadal in the quarters, followed by Murrayin the semis. If he has to play Nadal the quarters isn't necessarily a bad time to do it, but facing an in form Murray right after playing Nadal certainly isn't ideal. We may be making too much of a Djokovic/Nadal quarterfinal given Nadal's recent poor form, but there's at least the possibility Nadal shows flashes of his old self. Djokovic should
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | May 21, 3:00 pm ET


what will milos raonic be wearing for the french open 2015?
With the French Open set to begin this week, I wanted to show you guys what world #6 Milos Raonic’s will be wearing. He will be sporting the newly updated New Balance 996v2, a lightweight, stable and durable performance tennis shoe. To keep him light on his feet and cool, Milos will also be rocking […]
tennis served fresh | May 21, 7:44 am ET


tennis celebration stereotypes
stereotype /ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp; ˈstɪər-/ Sociology. a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group These Canadians showed us the tennis celebration stereotypes and it is hilarious: The video includes the following: Here are the Tennis Stereotypes. In this video, you will see the different types […]
tennis served fresh | May 20, 2:19 pm ET


Chiudinelli vs Zhyrmont Betting Preview| Challenger Eskisehir 2015 Predictions | Tennis Tips UK
Did you Know? The Tennis Betting Picks have made over £12,000 profit over the course of 2014/15. Subscribe to Tennis Tips UK Chiudinelli vs Zhyrmont Betting Preview This Challenger Eskisehir round of 16 match between Marco Chiudinelli and Dzmitry Zhyrmont promises to be a competitive affair given the fact two players with solid form, serve and return ratings are meeting. Chiudinelli vs … Continue reading Chiudinelli vs Zhyrmont Betting Preview| Challenger Eskisehir 2015 Predictions | Tennis Tips UK → The post Chiudinelli vs Zhyrmont Betting Preview| Challenger Eskisehir 2015 Predictions | Tennis Tips UK appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | May 20, 1:44 pm ET


Who Needs a Big French Open?
By the time the French Open rolls around the season is far enough along that we have a pretty good sense of how players' years are going. For those named Novak Djokovic, the answer is "quite well". For players named Ernests Gulbis, the answer is "the season started?" Below is a look at those players whose seasons have been a bit (or a lot) lacking, and could really use a strong performance at the French Open.Eugenie Bouchard: Heading into the year everyone was wondering if Bouchard was going to win a grand slam. Now, people are wondering whether she will
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | May 19, 3:00 pm ET


Update: TTN is Back!
Hello fellow tennis nerds! You’ve probably noticed by now the extreme lack of posts in recent months. I just finished my Junior year in college, and this semester was probably the busiest school year in my life. Along with a lot of upper level classes, I was working with Cornell Tennis and had very little free […]
The Tennis Nerds | May 17, 6:02 pm ET


Sharapova wins Rome, but is she the Queen of Clay?
"Who IS the Queen of Clay?" "They've done away with the royal system" pic.twitter.com/nYRZZYRTVj— Diane Elayne Dees (@WomenWhoServe) May 15, 2015 Maria Sharapova won the Italian Open for the third time today, making her one of a small group of women who have won big titles since the "official" clay season began last month. Angelique Kerber tops the list with victories in both Charleston and Stuttgart, and Petra Kvitova won the title in Madrid.And the winner of #ibi15 is.. @MariaSharapova! Let's celebrate with a RT! #tennis #wta #Sharapova #TwitterMirror pic.twitter.com/maKQxUZguC— Internazionali Bnl (@InteBNLdItalia) May 17, 2015In today's final in Rome,
Women Who Serve | May 16, 3:00 pm ET


Djokovic's Dominant Year
With his win over Roger Federer in Rome, Novak Djokovic has now won every important tournament he has played in 2015. In addition to the Australian Open, he's won Masters titles in Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome. As in 2011 when Djokovic entered Roland Garros undefeated, Djokovic is on pace for an all time great year. If he's able to break through and complete the career grand slam at the French Open, expect the tennis world to start focusing on whether Djokovic can win the 2015 Grand Slam by taking every major title. On paper Djokovic is the
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | May 16, 3:00 pm ET


Hyeon Chung: The Next Superstar?
18 year old Hyeon Chung has been rocketing up the rankings since 2015 began, and is fast approaching the top 50 in the world. He's won several Challengers already this year, and reached the finals of another this week. He's quickly becoming one of the most promising prospects in men's tennis, though it remains to be seen how his success will translate on the ATP Tour. Chung plays a somewhat unorthodox game, and he has a tendency to "guide" some of his forehands, somewhat reminiscent of Bernard Tomic. He's capable of hitting out on it, but seems to leave more
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | May 16, 3:00 pm ET


Kvitova wins second Madrid title
.@MutuaMadridOpen=#WTA title No.16 for @Petra_Kvitova! 2nd title of 2015--> http://t.co/yVb1lzQJ5a #MMOPEN15 #tennis pic.twitter.com/DM2mT3RZrD— WTA (@WTA) May 9, 2015Petra Kvitova may have struggled a bit here and there this week, but she also had "the look"--the one she gets when she's mostly relaxed on court and can put herself into "Scary Petra" mode at will. It was almost a given that her opponent in today's final, Svetlana Kuznetsova, would be down to her very last reserves. The 2009 French Open champion played two epic matches against very tough opponents (Stosur and Safarova) and she played them consecutively, in the quarterfinals and
Women Who Serve | May 8, 3:00 pm ET


Andy's World
Andy Murray won the first ATP clay-court title of his career a few days ago in Munich. Just why it took Murray so long to sharpen up his game on clay is an interesting issue that’s difficult to resolve, but the very question supports the idea that the 27-year-old, recently married Scot is a complex man with a complicated tennis game. That’s quite a combination. This calls for a little backstory: Murray left Scotland for Barcelona, Spain, at age 15. He subsequently trained on the red clay courts at the Sanchez-Casal Academy, often under the watchful eye of a versatile all-around master
Articles by Peter Bodo | May 7, 3:44 pm ET


Serena Williams’s Longest Winning Streaks
After her Thursday thrilling 3r Madrid win over Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams extended her win streak to 26. But that’s not her longest! Winning Streaks by Serena Williams 34 – Serena Williams (2013 Miami to 2013 Wimbledon 4r – l. to Lisicki) 26 – Serena Williams (2014 WTA Finals RR to present) 25 – Serena […]
TennisTweets.com | May 6, 11:08 am ET


ATP Players With 200 Or More Clay Wins
Roger Federer joined the active 200 clay court win club – there is one? Rafael Nadal 329 David Ferrer 294 Nicolas Almagro 252 (in Estoril QFs) Tommy Robredo 251 Juan Monaco 220 Albert Montanes 202 (in Estoril 2R) Roger Federer 200 (in Istanbul QFs) Through matches on April 29, 2015
TennisTweets.com | April 29, 4:28 pm ET


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JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | April 29, 3:00 pm ET


My call, once again, for American men to hit the dirt in Europe
I hope I don't sound like too much of a broken record on this one, but I just can't figure out why the top American men don't play a heavier schedule on the red clay in Europe.I know that that's a long way from home base. I know there are finances involved. I know that there's the inclination to save oneself for the faster surfaces. But there's so much potential there to do well on the clay, and pick up points and prize money.Jack Sock just won the U.S. Clay Court Championships and did so in quite impressive fashion, counting
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | April 27, 3:00 pm ET


Simania
Occasionally, sports coughs up an athlete who becomes famous, even beloved, less for his or her athletic accomplishments or prowess than some mysterious quality of personality, or of the public’s unspoken need. For an extreme example, look at Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, whose heroic failure as a Britain’s first ski jumper in 1988 endeared him to a worldwide audience. And consider the author of “Linsanity,” New York City’s wild if short-lived love affair with Jeremy Lin, a point guard for the NBA’s New York Knicks. A modest, unassuming, undrafted former Harvard student, Lin was promoted to starting guard and led an
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 21, 9:16 pm ET


Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell: Will Nadal be able to bounce back?
Despite another disappointed year at the Monte Carlo Masters, Rafael Nadal still hasn't given up on his favourite clay surface. In fact he is aiming for a ninth title at the Barcelona Open happening this week.Last Saturday, the Nadal was defeated in straight sets by world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. However, the Spaniard insisted he was pleased by his progress after a poor start at the beginning of the year due to injury"For me, it's a very positive week. The most positive week of the season, without any doubt," said Nadal."If I am
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 21, 3:00 pm ET


The Greatest Rivalries In Tennis
Today in the Monte Carlo semifinals, in one of the great rivalries in tennis, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 43rd time, which is the most frequent Open Era match-up and one of the most evenly contested. The pair has met 42 times in total (Nadal 23-19 Djokovic) – 21 times on […]
TennisTweets.com | April 18, 8:26 am ET


Yessssss!! Finally. Some Tennis With Attitude!
OK, it's been pretty hectic over here lately. Been busy quitting a job, acquiring another job and moving my personal tennis team across (several) state lines. So the blog's been on hold, and although there has been a lot to blog about (Nadal, Davis Cup, Azarenka stealing Serena's hitting partner, Indian Wells, Miami, and how Serena pulled out injured from one and then won the other and does anyone else think that's weird at allll, and NADAL, etc.), there just hasn't been time. BUT. I just saw something that made me realize why I started this blog. And for that,
Tennis With Attitude | April 17, 3:00 pm ET


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JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | April 17, 3:00 pm ET


Tennis camp for ADULTS
Do you know that not only kids can train in the academy, tennis academy JC Ferrero prepared for adults special program.Enjoy one of our packages with the best tennis, the best luxuries in Equelite and in the Equelite Rural Hotel. The program is directed to adult people who love tennis and want to enjoy an unforgettable week. PLAN A: 1 week - price 700 Euros (low season) 950 Euros (high season:April, July)Arrival on Sunday- departure next Saturday3 daily hours of tennis from Monday to Friday and 1 and half hours on Saturday morning.Use of our facilities for fitness training.Full
JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | April 17, 3:00 pm ET


Novak Djokovic’s Bagel Sets Through The Years
This probably won’t apply to tomorrow’s Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal match, but I give you the numbers in regards to the bagel sets Djokovic has compiled throughout his career including the two this week. Year Bagel sets 2015 10 Through Monte Carlo QFs Since going gluten-free at the start of 2011, Djokovic’s bagel baking proficiency really […]
TennisTweets.com | April 17, 2:20 pm ET


Quick Poll: Who Will Win Monte Carlo?
My first thought for this poll was "Will Stan Defend His Title" but after today's loss to Grigor Dimitrov, I had to quickly change direction. We're down to the final 8 so here's your chance to predict the winner
Home | April 16, 3:46 pm ET


Looking Down Both Barrels
Is there a way to be confidently un-confident? That’s the question hovering over the head of Rafael Nadal as the European clay-court season begins. For most players, it will be a long and leisurely journey to the grand finale in Paris. For the five-time defending French Open champion, it may also be a perilous adventure. All eyes will be on Nadal in the weeks to come as he struggles with a double-barreled problem. First, the anxiety that has haunted him thus far this year, persistent and well-hidden as a pebble in his shoe. And then there’s Novak Djokovic, the ultra-dedicated player who
Articles by Peter Bodo | April 15, 7:10 pm ET


Nishikori Sitting Pretty On His Golden Toilet
It was announced last week that Kei signed an endorsement deal with LIXIL Group Corporation, a Japan-based global leader in luxury toilets along with housing and building materials and related products and services.
Home | April 15, 2:19 pm ET


Monte Carlo Masters - Who to Watch
by Carine06 As the Monte Carlo Masters gets underway, the buzz is beginning to build around just who exactly will surge to dominance on the clay courts of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, this coming week. With some first round ties already completed, the pack is already thinning and with that in mind, there is no better time than now to take a look at several stars that are likely to shine in Monte Carlo. by y.caradecNovak DjokovicNovak Djokovic began the year in scintillating fashion when achieving glory at the Australian Open - and the Serbian hasn't looked back since. Afforded a first round bye, 'The Djok'
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 14, 3:00 pm ET


Andy Murray, King of Twitter?
A simple equation. Best emoji/emoticon tweet EVER courtesy of none other than the groom-to-be, Andy Murray + a definition key from the Daily Mail = INSTANT CLASSIC! More proof that Andy is the new King of Twitter.
Home | April 11, 10:20 am ET


Fast Five With Sachia Vickery
We caught up with the vivacious Sachia in Indian Wells following her win over Alla Kudryavtseva. She is definitely one to watch and if you are not already following her on Twitter, you should be!
Home | April 8, 3:22 pm ET


Caroline Wozniacki's Super Busy and Very Fun Day
From playing tennis at the White House to a (first?) date with a gorgeous pro football player, Caroline definitely had a MUCH better Monday than the rest of us and clearly she agreed.
Home | April 7, 8:41 am ET


Women's Quarterly Report

Articles by Peter Bodo | March 31, 10:01 am ET


Tennis Betting Is Not Roulette and It Should Be Considered as a Skill Game
There are a number of people out there that view all types of sports betting a game of chance, a little like roulette. Tennis betting is one of those that is considered like roulette. Some people see it as a high risk, because there is no way to really determine how someone is going to play on the day. However, this is something that really should be considered a skill game. Tennis betting requires more than just picking between one or the other player.Learning to Understand the OddsBookmakers create odds for a reason. They tell individuals what the bookmakers believe
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | March 30, 3:00 pm ET


Miami shaking out OK for Andy Murray
It's been an interesting 2015 so far for Andy Murray.There was that Australian Open final. There was that return to the "Big 4." There was that stretch of tournaments without a sniff of a semifinal. There were those convincing defeats at the hands of Novak Djokovic.But I guess you'd have to say the good outweighs the bad, for the most part, especially coming off a season where he was rebounding from back surgery--not really the easiest thing in the world for a professional athlete to deal with.Anyway, the reason I bring up Andy Murray is because of Rafael Nadal and
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | March 28, 3:00 pm ET


Winter Is Going
Last night 14,894 Feder-I mean-tennis fans piled into Madison Square Garden for the 8th annual BNP Paribas Showdown. The exhibition event, the centerpiece of World Tennis Day, starred Hall of Famers Gabriela Sabatini and Monica Seles, alongside 17-time major champion Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov.Given the bracing cold of this New York winter, the sight of tennis, with its perpetually tanned competitors, doing (something approximating) battle in midtown Manhattan was as sure a sign of the spring thaw underway as the sudden vanishing of our street corner slush ponds.So how did this Showdown fare as an exhibition event? Let’s go
Blacklabel Tennis, a tennis blog | March 10, 3:00 pm ET



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