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Last updated on September 21, 2018 11:04:22 ET

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  • Federer, Djokovic Lead Heavily Favored European Team Laver Cup This Weekend
  • The second Laver Cup exo gets underway today in Chicago. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will team in doubles.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 21, 10:03 am ET
  • Lille to Host 2018 Davis Cup Final
  • (September 21, 2018)  The Federation France de Tennis (FFT) has announced that the 2018 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final against Croatia will be contested at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on 23-25 November. This will be the third time in in the last five years that Lille has hosted the Davis Cup Final with France […] The post Lille to Host 2018 Davis Cup Final appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | September 21, 9:48 am ET
  • WTA – Wuhan Open Draw
  • (September 21, 2018) This year’s Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open main singles draw has pitted some of the world’s best players against each other right from the start. The US$2.7 million WTA Premier 5 event in Central China starts in earnest on Sunday and features one of the strongest line-ups of any WTA event this season, […] The post WTA – Wuhan Open Draw appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | September 21, 9:33 am ET
  • WTA Pan Pacific Open – Results and Schedules
  • WTA Pan Pacific Open – Results and Schedules Toray Pan Pacific Open September 17-23, 2018 Tokyo, Japan $799,000 Singles – Quarterfinals D. Vekic (CRO) d [2] C. Garcia (FRA) 63 64 [3] N. Osaka (JPN) d [8] B. Strycova (CZE) 63 64 [4] Ka. Pliskova (CZE) d [Q] A. Riske (USA) 61 67(5) 76(4) C. […] The post WTA Pan Pacific Open – Results and Schedules appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | September 21, 9:26 am ET
  • WTA Guangzhou – Results and Schedules
  • WTA Guangzhou – Results and Schedules Guangzhou Open September 17-23, 2018 Guangzhou, China $250,000 Singles – Semifinals [3] Q. Wang (CHN) d A. Petkovic (GER) 62 62 [5] Y. Putintseva (KAZ) d B. Pera (USA) 61 64 Doubles – Semifinals [3] M. Adamczak (AUS) / J. Moore (AUS) d [1] K. Christian (USA) / S. […] The post WTA Guangzhou – Results and Schedules appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | September 21, 9:22 am ET
  • K Pliskova v D Vekic Free Tips | WTA Tokyo Match Preview | Saturday 21/09/2018 | Tennis Tips UK
  • K Pliskova v D Vekic Researched Free Tips & Match Preview This match at the WTA Tokyo event is scheduled to start at around 04:00 (UK Time). Tennis Tips UK team members have provided their insight in this article. There is a subscriber only service that receives first hand access to the markets offering significant […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 21, 6:47 am ET
  • Federer, Djokovic on Calling Shots
  • New partners collaborate on first team decision. Rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic came to a quick collaboration on their first doubles decision. The second-ranked Swiss and third-ranked Serbian will share the court for the first time as doubles partnerswhen the pair partner against Team World's Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock at Laver Cup tonight. More: Nadal Withdraws From Asian Swing Federer and Djokovic both know their place on court dividing their doubles attack during their pre-Laver Cup presser in Chicago. “I think I will take the deuce side. If Novak is OK with that, I will be happy to play on the deuce side,”
  • Blog RSS | September 21, 3:57 am ET
  • Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Will Pair Up for Doubles on Day One of Laver Cup
  • Federer and Djokovic Will Pair Up for Doubles on Day One of Laver Cup (September 20, 2018) CHICAGO – The second annual Laver Cup announced their line-ups for day one on Friday, with a big surprise – Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic of Team Europe will be teaming up for doubles in the Night session […] The post Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic Will Pair Up for Doubles on Day One of Laver Cup appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | September 20, 3:27 pm ET
  • Laver Cup 2018: Schedule of Play for Friday, September 21
  • Friday’s order of play for Day 1 at the 2018 Laver Cup from Chicago, U.S.A. can be seen below.
  • Tennis Connected | September 20, 3:07 pm ET
  • ATP World Tour 2018: Schedule of Play for Friday, September 21 for Metz and St. Petersburg
  • Friday’s order of play for Metz and St. Petersburg can be found at the link below. LINK: Metz Schedule of Play LINK: St. Petersburg Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | September 20, 2:18 pm ET
  • Shapovalov Advances to St. Petersburg Quarterfinal; Tsitsipas Ousted in Metz
  • St. Petersburg Open—St. Petersburg, Russia Second-round results: (1) Dominic Thiem Defeats Jan-Lennard Struff 76(4) 64 (3) Marco Cecchinato Defeats Lukas Lacko 75 76(6) (6) Damir Dzumhur Defeats Guido Pella 64 64 (7) Denis Shapovalov Defeats Matteo Berrettini 76(6) 46 60 (8) Daniil Medvedev Defeats Mikhail Kukushkin 63 64 ***** Moselle Open—Metz, France Second-round results: Ricardas […]
  • Tennis Connected | September 20, 10:49 am ET
  • Kwon Soon-woo v Brayden Schnur Preview | Kaohsiung Challenger | Friday 21 Sep 2018 | Tennis Tips UK
  • Kwon Soon-woo v Brayden Schnur Match Preview & Researched Tennis Betting Tips This match at the Kaohsiung Challenger event is scheduled to start at around 07:00 (UK Time). Tennis Tips UK team members have provided their insight in this article. There is a subscriber only service that receives first hand access to the markets offering significant […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 20, 9:25 am ET
  • Federer: Interesting Dynamic With Djokovic
  • Grand Slam champions to join forces for first time. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer faced off in the Cincinnati final last month. The rivals will stand shoulder-to-shoulder as partners in Chicago tomorrow night. Roddick: This Makes Federer Truly Special The second-ranked Federer and third-ranked Djokovic will partner in doubles on opening night at the Laver Cup. The pair, who have combined to win 34 Grand Slam singles titles, lead Team Europe against the Team World pairing of Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson. The Friday night session begins with David Goffin (Team Europe) playing Diego Schwartzman (Team World) at 7 p.m. before the blockbuster doubles. The 20-time Grand
  • Blog RSS | September 20, 8:52 am ET
  • Osaka’s Rewards-Serena’s Secret
  • In this week's news, US Open champion Naomi Osaka signs major sponsorship pact and shares Serena Williams’ secret.
  • Blog RSS | September 20, 5:55 am ET
  • Maria Sharapova’s 2018 Season Is Over
  • Maria Sharapova has cut short her 2018 season.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 19, 8:08 pm ET
  • Mohamed Lahyani Suspended Two Events For Coaching Kyrgios At US Open
  • The ATP hit affable chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani with a 2-event suspension.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 19, 7:51 pm ET
  • ATP World Tour 2018: Schedule of Play for Thursday, September 20 for Metz and St. Petersburg
  • Thursday’s order of play for Metz and St. Petersburg can be found at the link below. LINK: Metz Schedule of Play LINK: St. Petersburg Schedule of Play
  • Tennis Connected | September 19, 3:11 pm ET
  • Shapovalov Advances in St. Petersburg; Nishikori Wins in Metz
  • St. Petersburg Open—St. Petersburg, Russia Second-round results: Martin Klizan Defeats (2) Fabio Fognini 63 64 Stan Wawrinka Defeats (4) Karen Khachanov 76(10) 76(1) First-round results: (5) Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats (Q) Luca Vanni 75 62 (7) Denis Shapovalov Defeats (Q) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras 76(3) 62 Mikhail Kukushkin Defeats Denis Istomin 75 24 (RET) Guido Pella Defeats […]
  • Tennis Connected | September 19, 3:07 pm ET
  • The Great Stalling?
  • ZooTennis | September 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • Rafael Nadal Withdraws From China Events, Novak Djokovic In Prime Position For No. 1
  • Rafael Nadal won't play in Asia this year, leaving the door open for Novak Djokovic grab No .1 in the Race.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 19, 10:08 am ET
  • Isners Welcome Baby Daughter
  • Meet Hunter Grace Isner. It's a girl! John Isner and wife Madison Isner welcomed their first child, baby daughter Hunter Grace Isner, to the world. Federer: Djokovic Not Peaking...Yet The beautiful baby girl weighed 8 pounds, one ounce at birth with her proud dad proclaiming "this kid is going to have a lot of love, that's for sure." Mom Madison is doing "amazing" said Isner, who shared the happy news and baby photos with this Instagram post. View this post on Instagram Life changed forever when this little one entered the world on 9/15/2018. Everyone say hello to the 8lb 1oz Hunter Grace Isner. Didn’t think it
  • Blog RSS | September 19, 7:40 am ET
  • The Three-Set Warriors of the WTA
  • As the tennis season grinds on, we decided that now would be a good time to stop and honor the three-set warriors, those players who are best under pressure, and mentally tough enough to win under the most difficult circumstances. So which WTA players are the best in deciders? We’ve got you covered. Without any further ado, here are the five best three-set performers on the WTA Tour.
  • Blog RSS | September 19, 5:40 am ET
  • Texas's Ito, Vanderbilt's Contreras Top Oracle Masters Draws; Top Three Seeds Out in Lubbock; Nava E
  • ZooTennis | September 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • Top Boys Seeds Fall at ITF G2 in Canada; Buckeye Wild Cards Advance at Columbus Challenger; Lubbock,
  • ZooTennis | September 17, 3:00 pm ET
  • Four thoughts on the Davis Cup semifinals, and a big question for 2019
  • WATCH—Croatia clinches berth in Davis Cup final with five-set win in deciding fifth rubber: Benoit Paire plays efficient, effective tennis with no blowups or meltdowns and beats a higher-ranked player in straight sets. Marin Cilic is suddenly unable to hit more than two balls in a row in the court, and gives away a 6-1 lead in a tiebreaker. Two players, 36-year-old Julien Benneteau and 40-year-old Mike Bryan, are called in as last-minute substitutes, and both go on to lead their doubles teams to victories. Borna Coric suffers a complete mid-match breakdown, squanders a 5-1 third-set lead and loses the subsequent tiebreaker 13-11, and
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 16, 9:38 pm ET
  • Croatia at France in Davis Cup Final, World Group Playoffs Results
  • In World Group Playoffs action past powerhouses Australia and Switzerland were upset, leaving their status in limbo as the ITF prepares to announce which teams will participate in next year's restructured Davis Cup.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | September 16, 8:17 pm ET
  • ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed Acceptances; Division III Teams Participate in ITA Grass Court Invi
  • ZooTennis | September 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Holt Wins First Futures Title at Claremont; Pegula, Anisimova, Opelka and US Davis Cup Team Fall Sho
  • ZooTennis | September 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • HOMELAND SLAM: The Definitive Wrap
  • Fourteen years ago, on Aug. 26, 2018, I tweeted the following:I didn't mean to be prophetic. (but I did ask it for a reason ...)Man, I've never been so glad to bear witness to the end of a tournament as I was with this year's U.S. Open. It was full of great tennis moments, but also some of the most insane moments -- and that was before the Williams/Osaka final. Questionable umpire conduct took a front seat quite a few times. There were stories that emerged from this tournament that might change the structure of tennis forever. I wrote about
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • The 2018 US Open showed how relevant tennis is to this cultural moment
  • Court Report—the ITF and WTA issue statements about the Serena Williams-Carlos Ramos controversy: The circus has left town. That’s the thought I always have when I walk out of the press room and through the grounds on the final evening of the US Open. By that time, close to midnight, the fans are long gone; the player who just won the men’s title is somewhere in Manhattan with a lampshade on his head; and the only sounds come from the clean-up trucks that will soon strip the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center of the last remains of the year’s final
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 11, 7:40 am ET
  • Angelique Kerber secures second singles qualification spot for 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
  • Press ReleaseThe Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Angelique Kerber has qualified for the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, set to take place from October 21-28, 2018. The German becomes the second player to secure her spot at the $7 million year-end event, joining Simona Halep who booked her spot in August.Photo credit: Getty ImagesA former WTA World No.1, Kerber has enjoyed a stellar campaign to date, highlighted by winning her third Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon. Having also reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and quarterfinals at Roland Garros, she is
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | September 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • What does Novak Djokovic's return to invincibility mean for the game?
  • Highlights—Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final: After Novak Djokovic's 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final, Steve Tignor and Joel Drucker discussed the Serb’s return to invincibility, and what it means for the men’s game. ***** Steve, What an end to this summer of Slams. I well recall us sitting next to one another in Paris, watching Novak Djokovic lose in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros to 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato. Djokovic wasn’t just beaten that day. He was downright sloppy, his footwork and technique betraying him on a number of big points. And
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 9, 10:54 pm ET
  • US Open Men's Final Preview: Novak Djokovic vs. Juan Martin del Potro
  • A look back at the history between Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic: NEW YORK—Of all the top-player rivalries on the ATP tour, Djokovic vs. Del Potro may have spent the most time under the radar. They’ve played 18 times over the course of 11 years. They’ve produced a few thrillers in that time—their Wimbledon semifinal and Shanghai final in 2013, in particular, come to mind. And they’ve played two matches at the Olympics that were significant in each other’s careers. If there’s an oddity to their head-to-head history, it’s that while Djokovic leads it 14-4, Del Potro won perhaps their
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 9, 8:50 am ET
  • How Naomi Osaka answered chaos with calm to win the US Open crown
  • WATCH—Wrapping up the women’s US Open final: NEW YORK—“How about that Naomi Osaka, wasn’t she incredible?” Ideally, those would be the first words out of people’s mouths when they start discussing Osaka’s 6-2, 6-4 victory over Serena Williams in the US Open women’s final on Saturday. Ideally, that discussion would revolve around the 20-year-old wunderkind’s smart mix of serves; her ability to absorb Serena’s pace and send it back with interest, like few others can; her spectacular forehand passing shots; and most of all, her amazing ability to hold her nerve when everything around her was descending into chaos, and close out her
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | September 8, 8:34 pm ET
  • My U.S. Open top 10
  • The rain is keeping us from going outside, but it’s still a beautiful view from inside with @usopen champ @Naomi_Osaka_ at Top of The Rock! 🏆 #大坂なおみ pic.twitter.com/GJNzY21Dvj— WTA (@WTA) September 9, 2018Here are my top 10 U.S. Open occurrences, in ascending order:10. Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head: The heat at this U.S. Open made me wonder, at times, whether I was actually watching reruns of Australian Open matches. The heat rule was often in effect, and a men’s heat rule had to be instituted. The weekend brought mild temperatures, but then it went right back
  • Women Who Serve | September 8, 3:00 pm ET
  • HOMELAND SLAM: Serena, Osaka and the Fact that Many Things Can Be True at Once
  • So here I sit, a few hours removed from the U.S. Open women's final, and I am not going to be able to sleep unless I write this, so here we are. I want to say that there are many things that can be true at once without canceling each other out. Let us talk about those things now, please:1. Naomi Osaka played some typa match: Six aces -- five more than her opponent, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles. Fourteen unforced errors, seven fewer than her opponent. Seventy-three percent of points won on her first serve. That's a
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Naomi Osaka defeats her idol and wins U.S. Open
  • 🇯🇵 has its first Grand Slam champion! #大坂なおみ @Naomi_Osaka_ pic.twitter.com/lPJKMM0Olw— WTA (@WTA) September 8, 2018Now I'm backUnpackedSidewalk and pigeonYou look like a cityBut you feel like a religionTo meLaura Nyro, "New York TendaberryThe U.S. Open has always been a mixed bag for Serena Williams. Unpleasant things have happened to her at the Open. I won't review these because fans know what they are, and also, because recorded accounts of them are filled with inadequate or incorrect information, which would take me pages to amplify and explain. But the result is that New York hasn't been a walk in Central Park
  • Women Who Serve | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Naomi Osaka to face her idol in U.S. Open championship match
  • #SAPStatoftheDay: With her #USOpen semifinal victory, @Naomi_Osaka_ made history. @SAPSports pic.twitter.com/kBUr0tar4L— WTA (@WTA) September 7, 2018Playing in your first major final has to be one of the most exciting, most stressful things imaginable for a professional tennis player. Having to play an opponent in that final who is considered the best in the sport increases the tension. And if that opponent also happens to be your professional idol? Your head could (metaphorically) blow up.Sascha Bajin (photo by Diane Elayne Dees)But that's just what Naomi Osaka will have to do tomorrow when she faces off against Serena Williams at the U.S.
  • Women Who Serve | September 6, 3:00 pm ET
  • Francesca Schiavone, Italian warrior and stylist, retires from professional tennis
  • "I give you Capricciosa, different kind of ingredient."Former French Open champ Francesca Schiavone retired today. Her marvelous one-handed backhand & her love of the battle will be missed pic.twitter.com/W5060QN0nA— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) September 6, 2018 Francesca Schiavone, one of the four great Fighting Italians of the WTA tour, retired from professional tennis this week. Schiavone combined style, athleticism and heart with such vitality and originality that it was hard to watch her and not feel some of the joy that radiated from her entire being when she was on a tennis court.Schiavone's path to greatness was impeded by a not
  • Women Who Serve | September 5, 3:00 pm ET
  • Lesia Tsurenko lurches into the U.S. Open quarterfinals
  • "Are they slow-moving, chief?""Yeah, they're dead. They're all messed up."Night of the Living Dead An emotional, hard-fought win for @LTsurenko who is through to the @usopen quarters pic.twitter.com/e9Vsb1AAWm— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) September 3, 2018I seem to be stuck on a ghoulish theme. But, watching Lesia Tsurenko and Marketa Vondrousova in their round of 16 match today, I couldn't help but think of the slow, lurching walk of zombies. First it was Tsurenko, who was so overcome by the heat that she frequently looked one bend-over from retiring from the match. Then her opponent started doing the same thing, and it was
  • Women Who Serve | September 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • Profit / Loss Report for Sunday 2nd September 2018 + Free Tennis Tip(s) for Monday (US Open Singles)
  • P/L Report for Sunday 02/09/2018 This section documents all advisory sent to members across the Tennis Tips UK & Tennis Genie network. In the section below there is a free tip provided by the team for tomorrow. ◾️ Start 7 Day Tennis Tips UK Trial ◾️ Apply for Tennis Investment Community Membership ◾️ View Full […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 2, 2:36 pm ET
  • US Open to recognize ‘art courts’ projects creators on Sunday
  • Several of the artists who created iconic tennis court designs as part of the US Open, USTA Foundation and Chase ‘Art Courts’ project commemorating the 50th anniversary of the US Open will be recognized inside Arthur Ashe Stadium during Sunday’s day session, with the below video of each court project’s transformation playing on the big […] The post US Open to recognize ‘art courts’ projects creators on Sunday appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | September 1, 5:43 pm ET
  • HOMELAND SLAM: A Sea of Red
  • I had a lot of fun filling out the women's draw. Was feeling pretty good about my choices. And then the tournament started.Anyway, this year's U.S. Open has had a lot going on, which is something of an understatement. On the first day, Simona Halep lost and it turned out that there wasn't a heat rule for men, which is ... something. On the second day, Alize Cornet changed her shirt on court and an umpire, upon viewing a sports bra, was more offended by that than the bare-chested men he no-doubt sees at least twice a week.We all know
  • Tennis With Attitude | September 1, 3:00 pm ET
  • Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova in a New York Minute
  • New York City comes with plenty of hustle and bustle, so this week OutsidetheBall.com joined Victoria Azarenka and US Open wildcard, Amanda Anisimova, for a fast paced Q&A. From the Loews Regency Hotel, host Mayleen Ramey asked which song came to mind when they thought about the Big Apple and their answers may surprise you. Amanda felt […] The post Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova in a New York Minute appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 31, 4:53 pm ET
  • Arthur Ashe: A Life
  • By Raymond Arsenault It the WAS all-black LATE American JUNE 1955, Tennis and Association a boys and girls (ATA) tournament was about sponsored to begin on by the public courts at Turkey Thicket Park, in the University Heights section of Northeast Washington, D.C. One girl eager to play that day was Doris Cammack—an up-and-coming fifteen-year-old […] The post Arthur Ashe: A Life appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 30, 4:48 am ET
  • HOMELAND SLAM: The Women
  • The draw gods were very kind to tennis fans. I am not sure if the actual players feel the same way, but here we go!Seeds1. Simona Halep: The one to beat. And it won't be easy. So good luck, ladies listed below. Here stands one of the most mentally tough players the tour has seen since Serena and Maria. I know a lot has been made of the logjam in her quarter, but what she did this summer turned me into a convert. Her match against Sloane Stephens, and even Kiki Bertens, were just awesome displays of tenacious tennis. When
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 25, 3:00 pm ET
  • HOMELAND SLAM: The Men
  • I did a U.S. Open preview 10 years ago. Which makes this blog the thing I've been most committed to in my whole life. Which, yes, is a little depressing. But the point was to mention that here is that this is how my preview began 10 YEARS AGO:Nadal and Federer are astounding tennis specimens is what I'm getting at. OK, let's get back to the future:1. Rafael Nadal: So far, Nadal has had a strong year, and stayed fairly free from serious injuries. His draw here is better than most, although Karen Khachanov could end up being a situation. But
  • Tennis With Attitude | August 25, 3:00 pm ET
  • lacoste welcomed novak djokovic at Macy’s ahead of US Open
  • LACOSTE welcomed Novak Djokovic to the LACOSTE boutique at Macy’s Herald Square to celebrate the launch of LACOSTE’s new Fall/Winter 2018 Novak Djokovic collection last night. Excited fans lined up to meet Djokovic and have their pictures taken with the tennis legend. Djokovic also spent time with kids from the CityParks’ Foundation tennis academy, who […] The post lacoste welcomed novak djokovic at Macy’s ahead of US Open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 24, 4:04 am ET
  • WTA New Haven – Z Diyas v P Kvitova Preview – Tennis Tips UK – Thursday 23rd August 2018
  • Petra Kvitova is expected to dominate. She is a high variance player however and unforced errors can cost her over the course of two or three sets. Marginal value with Diyas but the total games market is the main focus for Tennis Tips UK subscribers. Looking for Advisory? 7 Day Trial to Tennis Tips UK […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 22, 10:49 am ET
  • US Open 2018 – Favourites
  • The 2018 US Open is set to take place at Flushing Meadows in the coming weeks. It will be the 138th edition of the tournament and one that looks as competitive as ever. The latest US Open 2018 betting odds make the recent Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic the 11/4 favourite. He looked to have returned to the height […] The post US Open 2018 – Favourites appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 13, 4:44 am ET
  • Carreno Busta Underestimated at the US Open
  •   Source: Pablo Carreno-Busta via Facebook. A look through the Grand Slam winners for the past decade would indicate that there is little to be gained from looking for outside outright bets. Realistically, the best outside bet has been which of the Big Four is at the longest odds for that particular tournament. Yet the Big Four […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | August 6, 6:45 am ET
  • Time for Zverev, Others to Make the Step Up
  • At the time of writing, Andy Murray is preparing to make his tennis comeback at the Washington Open. The Brit faces a first round match against Mackenzie McDonald. The result, and Murray could be out of the tournament by the time you read this, will be pretty much irrelevant for team Murray. He will simply […] The post Time for Zverev, Others to Make the Step Up appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | August 1, 10:43 am ET
  • WTA Future stars returns to Bangkok
  • WTA Legend and hometown hero Tamarine Tanasugarn welcomed back the WTA Future Stars in Bangkok, Thailand, today as she introduced 50 children aged 10-12 years from a local primary school, the Preedavittaya School, to tennis for the first time in a series of fun basic activities and drills.Tanasugarn, who will be returning as a WTA Finals Legend Ambassador in Singapore this October, shared her experience with the next generation saying, “It has been great working with the WTA to promote tennis in Thailand through the WTA Future Stars programme over the last few years. Each time, we are able to
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 26, 3:00 pm ET
  • Wilson Introduces Limited Edition Pro Staff RF97 Box Set
  • To highlight Roger Federer’s new Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket, Wilson launched a new campaign designed to highlight the musicality and joy of sport. The new Limited Edition RF97 Kit celebrates the fusion of these two elements. Only 1,200 of these box sets have been made and will be sold worldwide. Each limited-edition box […] The post Wilson Introduces Limited Edition Pro Staff RF97 Box Set appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | July 22, 1:53 pm ET
  • Top 5 Mistakes Tennis Players Make
  • Before it became an Olympic sport, tennis was developed by Harry Gem and Augurio Perera who used elements of two different games racquets and pelota which were popular in the 1800’s. Harry, Augurio as well as two local doctors founded the world’s very first tennis club which was located on Avenue Road in Leamington Spa. […] The post Top 5 Mistakes Tennis Players Make appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | July 22, 1:37 pm ET
  • BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore holds Wimbledon viewing party for women's finals
  • Get the Pimm’s chilling and crates of strawberries ready as Wimbledon fever takes over.Tennis fans are invited to join in the summer Grand Slam festivities and enjoy free pints and snacks at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global Wimbledon Women’s Finals viewing party, on 14 July 2018 at Harry’s Bar, Boat Quay.Date:14 July 2018 (Saturday)Time: 7PM till lateVenue: Harry’s Bar (Boat Quay), Level 2, 28 Boat Quay, 049818Fans can catch the exciting Wimbledon Women’s Finals match live, test their tennis knowledge by joining the trivia, or participate in a lucky draw. Prizes include VIP hospitality passes
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 5, 3:00 pm ET
  • Marin Cilic has everything in tennis—except the ability to close
  • Tennis is awash in dramatic moments, but this one was different. Very different. It occurred during what many consider the peak moment of the tennis year, the Wimbledon final. And the author and subject of the moment was not running, jumping, winning or losing a point. He was sitting in a chair. Marin Cilic, his face half-buried in a towel, was trying to stem the flow of tears. As it become evident that something was wrong, a murmur ran through the crowd. Legions of television viewers around the world suddenly began to feel uncomfortable. They didn’t exactly know what they were watching,
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | June 30, 8:03 am ET
  • Top Ways To Improve Hand-Eye Coordination for Sports
  • Playing sports is a popular pastime, and it takes a particular skill set to be successful in most competitive activities. Time and dedication to honing your abilities are required in every sport, and a certain amount of resilience is also needed to avoid potential setbacks. In many sporting activities, hand-eye coordination is necessary to ensure […] The post Top Ways To Improve Hand-Eye Coordination for Sports appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 26, 3:09 am ET
  • WILSON SPORTING GOODS AND ROGER FEDERER DEBUT NEW PRO STAFF RF 97 AUTOGRAPH RACKET
  • Athlete-Brand Collaboration Creates an Iconic Design…Finally Giving the “Tuxedo” Its Shirt  “I think this new racket looks very iconic, and classic, yet seems to jump off the court in a very recognizable way,” said Roger Federer. “My last racket featured a tuxedo-style look, so now, with the addition of white, I can finally say that […] The post WILSON SPORTING GOODS AND ROGER FEDERER DEBUT NEW PRO STAFF RF 97 AUTOGRAPH RACKET appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | June 21, 3:07 am ET
  • Simona Halep—much-loved, often-tormented—must fight harder than ever
  • Simona Halep stood on the trophy presentation dais in the molten light of a gorgeous June afternoon at Stade Roland Garros in Paris. She had just lost the 2017 French Open final despite having led Jelena Ostapenko, a 20-year-old who had yet to win a WTA title, by a set and 3–0. The runner-up, wearing a simple white pullover with green trim, was still trying to process her dispiriting collapse against a longshot underdog—Halep’s second loss in a French Open final. But wherever her mind was, it returned as she addressed the crowd. “Well, bonjour everyone,” she said, composed to the point
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 1, 11:00 pm ET
  • Nadal reclaims ATP no.1 spot and trains for Davis Cup
  • Source: Marca.comRafael Nadal is finally back from his hip injury by training for the upcoming Davis Cup match against Germany. While I bet you are going to enjoy the online live streaming of the match, feel free to also check out Dreamz.com if you're up for a thrilling session of online casino.After the 10-time French Open champion dethroned arch-rival Roger Federer from the number one spot, Nadal started training again under the direction of Spain captain, Sergi Bruguera alongside with his fellow compatriots David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez, Roberto Bautista and Pablo Carreno Busta.Source: laht.comNadal, who just completed his first
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 3, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray could make return from hip injury before Wimbledon
  • Great news to all Andy Murray fans! The former world no. 1 and current British no. 2 is set to make a return to the ATP Tour in June after revealing his plan to play at the Libema Open in the Netherlands this June. This will be his first event since a hip surgery in January and after missing from the tour for 11 months.A little post op photo. I'm feeling really positive and looking forward to starting rehab. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and support the last few days.. It really helps. And everyone try and find
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | March 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • Can Angelique Kerber put a disappointing 2017 season behind her?
  • It was the worst-case scenario, and the chilling part was how predictably it had come to pass on a gloomy, rain-plagued day at the 2017 US Open. Angelique Kerber, the defending champion, was knocked out in the first round by unseeded 19-year-old Naomi Osaka. She was not just beaten, but crushed, 6–3, 6–1. It was one of the final lows in a year Kerber had embarked upon as master of all she surveyed. She began the season ranked No. 1 following a year in which she’d won her first two Grand Slam titles and dethroned Serena Williams. With this loss, Kerber
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | January 6, 12:53 pm ET
  • Robert Lansdorp and his coaching method have left a mark on the game
  • When Tracy Austin was about eight years old, her coach, Robert Lansdorp, put her through one of his patented “20 at the baseline” drills. This exercise required the prodigious youngster to hit 20 consecutive groundstrokes inside the lines with the coach feeding balls. If Austin missed, she had to start over. Lansdorp ran Austin ragged as her mother Jeanne looked on. But the spunky pupil finally completed the drill. “She was hyperventilating by the end,” says Lansdorp. “I said, ‘Next time, bring a paper bag, you can breathe into that.’” This brief nugget tells a great deal about all involved, especially Lansdorp, the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 27, 3:26 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
  • 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
  • As the Inaugural Laver Cup Approaches, The World is Catching Up to Europe Fast
  • It’s no secret that Europeans have dominated men’s tennis for well over a decade now. Nearly every big tournament since 2003 has been won by a member of the all European “Big Five”, which means few big titles have been left for the rest of the world. While the inaugural Laver Cup, a competition pitting Europe versus the rest of the world, may have been a massive mismatch had it started ten years ago, it appears that it will be a much more even matchup going forward than many may have thought.When Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka fade out
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Kevin Anderson’s Apperance in the US Open Finals a Fluke or a Sign of Things to Come?
  • With Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Raonic all missing the US Open with injuries, and Nadal and Federer in the same half, it’s not surprising that there’s only one superstar playing in the US Open men’s final. Kevin Anderson managed to take advantage of an open draw and blast his way into the finals, but the real question is if we’re headed for an era of the Kevin Anderson’s of the world making more major finals, continued Big-Four/Five dominance, or the “next gen” finally stepping up where it counts.Even if Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka come back strong in 2018 and
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • Quick Poll: Pick the 2017 Australian Open Champs
  • Ok folks. Many of you (us) hoped for these two finals and now we have them so it's time to pick the winners. First the women... And now the men... 2017 Australian Open Champ - Men
  • Home | January 27, 10:56 am ET
  • Roddick and Blake on Staying Competitive During Fatherhood
  • OTGT caught up with Andy and James at the Powershares' Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY and got their perspective on two key aspects of their current lives. What keeps you playing competitively on this tour? Andy: It’s been a love affair with tennis since I was 6 years old so I’m thankful for something like this where I can continue. It’s a fun atmosphere to play in. It’s fun to play in front of the fans but tennis is not my daily priority anymore so it’s nice to have this kind of outlet and still kind of pretend sometimes. James: This is a
  • Home | January 10, 10:35 am ET
  • Guillermo García Lopez и Pablo Carreño финалисты USOPEN 2016Guillermo García Lopez (бывший игрок теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) y Pablo Carreño (тренируется в теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) дошли до финала в паре USOPEN 2016. К сожалению, чуть чуть не хватило, чтобы выиграть финал. Мы поздравляем теннисистов с хорошим началом под руководством профессиональных тренеров теннисной академии ХК Ферреро, надеемся, это только начало и ребята порадуют нас новыми трофеями и победами. Удачи и играйте в теннис!
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Nadal Makes Big Statement With Monte Carlo Title
  • Based on Rafael Nadal's form over the last couple of years, most of the phrases used to describe him went something like "past his prime", "his best days are behind him" or "he'll never win a major tournament again." But after his Monte Carlo title, it looks like Nadal will once again be a serious threat at Roland Garros. Sure he didn't beat Djokovic along the way, but his wins over Thiem, Wawrinka, Murray and Monfils were extremely impressive. Djokovic is still likely to go into the French Open as the heavy favorite (though another early loss in the Madrid
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Once Again On Track For All-Time Great Season
  • It seemed hard to imagine that Djokovic could be more dominant in 2016 than he was in his remarkable 2015 season. Last year Djokovic had one of the best seasons we've seen in the modern era, winning three out of four slams and a record six Masters titles. This will still be hard for Djokovic to replicate, but he's on the right track after winning the Australian Open and the Indian Wells/Miami double to start the year. He's so far ahead of the pack that it's conceivable he wins all four grand slams and six or seven Masters titles.Djokovic's closest
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios
  • After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | March 9, 2:37 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 5: College Tennis Special
  • In Episode 5 of The Tweener Podcast, we have a special college tennis focus! After the tweener of the week, they are joined by Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today to discuss many aspects of the sport, including last week’s National Indoors tournament. Why should you be more interested in college tennis? Well, listen to […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 22, 11:07 am ET


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