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Last updated on January 22, 2017 4:52:01 ET

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  • Mischa Zverev’s old-school master class ousts world No. 1 Andy Murray
  • Sometimes it’s called “getting in the zone.” Sometimes it’s called “treeing.” Sometimes it’s called being “en fuego.” On Sunday in Melbourne, Mischa Zverev found a new way to describe the sensation that tennis players feel when they find themselves unable to miss a ball. “I was in a little coma out there,” Zverev said. If that’s true, no one in a coma, “little” or not, has ever moved as quickly, or hit so many shots as brilliantly, or exploded our idea of what’s possible on a tennis court these days as thoroughly as Zverev did in his 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 upset
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 22, 12:04 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2017: Three to see on Day 8: Nadal, Pliskova and Thiem on deck
  • by: Ben Stevens The hits just keep on coming. Just like that, both world number ones are out of the tournament. First, the Frank Stallone of tennis, Mischa Zverev serve-and-volleyed his way past a downtrodden Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, and then Coco Vandeweghe steamrolled Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-3 to cement this tournament’s spot […]
  • Tennis Connected | January 22, 11:35 am ET
  • Australian Open 2017: Schedule of Play for Monday, January 23
  • Monday’s order of play for Day 8 action at the 2017 Australian Open can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
  • Tennis Connected | January 22, 11:23 am ET
  • Mischa Zverev ousts Andy Murray from Australian Open; Wawrinka, Federer reach quarterfinals
  • Australian Open—Melbourne, Australia Fourth-round results: Mischa Zverev Defeats (1) Andy Murray 75 57 62 64 (4) Stan Wawrinka Defeats Andreas Seppi 76(2) 76(4) 76(4) (17) Roger Federer Defeats (5) Kei Nishikori 67(4) 64 61 46 63 (12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Defeats Daniel Evans 67(4) 62 64 64
  • Tennis Connected | January 22, 11:19 am ET
  • Australian Open Day 8 Schedule of Play for January 23, 2017
  • Australian Open Day 8 Schedule of Play for January 23, 2017 ROD LAVER ARENA 11:00 AM Women’s Singles – Round 4 Barbora Strycova (CZE) [16] vs. Serena Williams (USA) [2] Men’s Singles – Round 4 Dominic Thiem (AUT) [8] vs. David Goffin (BEL) [11] Not Before: 3:00 PM Mixed Doubles – Round 2 Casey Dellacqua […]
  • Tennis Panorama | January 22, 9:36 am ET
  • Vandeweghe Batters World No. 1 Kerber Out, Venus Wins at Australian Open
  • "I guess I faked (having confidence) a lot because I was feeling like crap out there," said the American.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 22, 9:15 am ET
  • 2017 Australian Open – Day 8 Men’s Preview
  •   2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN DAY 8 MEN’S NOTES Monday 23 January Round of 16 Bottom Half   Featured matches   No. 3 Milos Raonic (CAN) v No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) No. 6 Gael Monfils (FRA) v No. 9 Rafael Nadal (ESP) No. 8 Dominic Thiem (AUT) v No. 11 David Goffin (BEL) No. […]
  • Tennis Panorama | January 22, 9:05 am ET
  • Roger Federer: I Think I’m Playing Better And Better, And I Felt Great In The Fifth Set!
  • Roger Federer met the press after his 5-set win over Kei Nishikori.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 22, 8:44 am ET
  • World No. 1 Andy Murray Out in 4th Round Stunner To Mischa Zverev at Australian Open
  • "I don't know how I did it," the 29-year-old Zverev said. "I was like in a little coma and serve and volleying my way through it. I think you should tell me how I did it because honestly there were a few points where I don't know how I pulled it off, I don't know how I won some points but somehow I made it."
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 22, 8:42 am ET
  • Vandeweghe Upsets No. 1 Kerber, Venus Williams Reaches Australian Open Quarterfinals
  •   (January 22, 2017) Defending champion Angelique Kerber has joined fellow No. 1 seed Andy Murray as both top seeds lost on Sunday. Kerber lost to American American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-2, 6-3 in the night session at the Australian Open. Vandeweghe moves into the quarterfinals against Garbine Muguruza, who beat Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-3. Murguruza […]
  • Tennis Panorama | January 22, 8:15 am ET
  • No. 50 Mischa Zverev Beats No. 1 Andy Murray at Australian Open; Roger Federer Advances in Five Set
  •   (January 22, 2017) World No. 50 Mischa Zverev surprised top seed Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Sunday. With the second- round exit of No. 2 seed and six-time winner Novak Djokovic, this marks the first time since 2002 that neither one of the top two […]
  • Tennis Panorama | January 22, 6:35 am ET
  • Kerber Reflects On Surprise Australian Open Exit
  • Kerber could lose No. 1 ranking to Serena Williams. World No. 1 Angelique Kerber will leave Melbourne this time without the coveted trophy. The reigning Australian Open champion suffered a fourth round loss to CoCo Vandeweghe that also has implications for the WTA top ranking. Australian Open: Vandeweghe Knocks Out Defending Champ Kerber Vandeweghe easily defeated Kerber 6-2, 6-3 Sunday night in a match that was all one-way traffic right from the start. Vandeweghe outhit Kerber with a total of 30 winners as the German struggled to keep up. “Yeah, it was a tough match, and of course I'm disappointed. But I was not
  • Blog RSS | January 22, 4:26 am ET
  • Andy Murray: I Wasn’t Flat, It Just Wasn’t To Be Today, Mischa Deserved To Win
  • Andy Murray discusses his stunning loss to Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open Sunday.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 22, 3:43 am ET
  • Rafa Rises Up Down Under; Federer v Nishikori Tonight At The Australian Open, Who’s The Pick?
  • Sean Randall previews the start of the fourth round at the Australian Open.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | January 21, 10:16 pm ET
  • Bryan Brothers Retire From U.S. Davis Cup Team
  • (January 21, 2017) After 14 years participating in Davis Cup, the US doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan are retiring from the team. The twins made the announcement on their Instagram account: The Bryans’ Davis Cup record is 24-5. Back in 2007 the were part of the team that won the Davis Cup over Russia. They are […]
  • Tennis Panorama | January 21, 9:00 pm ET
  • Three to See: Rafa takes on Monfils; Can Makarova slow down Konta?
  • Before each day of play at the Australian Open, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches. For full coverage of the season's first Slam, go to our men’s and women’s tournament pages. Rafael Nadal vs. Gael Monfils For perhaps the first time, Monfils is seeded higher at a major than Nadal—the Frenchman is No. 6, the Spaniard No. 9. On the one hand, you can throw out these numbers in favor of a much more important set of digits: Nadal’s 12-2 record against Monfils, which includes four straight wins dating back to 2012. Among those was a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 blowout at the Australian Open three years
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 21, 8:56 pm ET
  • Milos Raonic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Live – Australian Open 2017
  • The Milos Raonic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Live – Australian Open 2017 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season – the Australian Open 2017 – takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 16 to 29, 2017. The defending champion in the men’s singles event is Novak Djokovic of Serbia […] The post Milos Raonic vs Roberto Bautista Agut Live – Australian Open 2017 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 21, 8:36 pm ET
  • Denis Istomin vs Grigor Dimitrov Live – Australian Open 2017
  • The Denis Istomin vs Grigor Dimitrov Live – Australian Open 2017 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season – the Australian Open 2017 – takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 16 to 29, 2017. The defending champion in the men’s singles event is Novak Djokovic of Serbia while […] The post Denis Istomin vs Grigor Dimitrov Live – Australian Open 2017 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 21, 8:35 pm ET
  • Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Live – Australian Open 2017
  • The Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Live – Australian Open 2017 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season – the Australian Open 2017 – takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 16 to 29, 2017. The defending champion in the men’s singles event is Novak Djokovic of Serbia while […] The post Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils Live – Australian Open 2017 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 21, 8:33 pm ET
  • David Goffin vs Dominic Thiem Live – Australian Open 2017
  • The David Goffin vs Dominic Thiem Live – Australian Open 2017 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season – the Australian Open 2017 – takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 16 to 29, 2017. The defending champion in the men’s singles event is Novak Djokovic of Serbia while […] The post David Goffin vs Dominic Thiem Live – Australian Open 2017 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 21, 8:32 pm ET
  • Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs Jessica Brady Live – Australian Open 2017
  • The Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs Jessica Brady Live – Australian Open 2017 is available here. The first Grand Slam event of the season – the Australian Open 2017 – takes place in the city of Melbourne from January 16 to 29, 2017. The defending champion in the men’s singles event is Novak Djokovic of Serbia while […] The post Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs Jessica Brady Live – Australian Open 2017 appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | January 21, 8:31 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2017: Three to see on Day 7: Federer looks for a quarterfinal birth
  • by: Ben Stevens Except for ardent fans of both Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic, it’s fair to say the first six days of the 2017 Australian Open have been the most exciting first-week of grand slam tennis in recent memory. Underdog triumphs, star-making turns, marathon three- and five-setters… and that was all just on Saturday! […]
  • Tennis Connected | January 21, 8:04 pm ET
  • Four US Juniors Advance at Australian Open; Draws out for Les Petits As; Kecmanovic Wins First Futur
  • ZooTennis | January 21, 2:00 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under? Seriously. What Is Going On Down There?
  • Truth time: I have been out of commission for the better part of this week with a doozy of a cold. ASIDE (I don't like to align ailments with current events, but I felt really bad on Friday, but better on Saturday, when I had to go exercise my First Amendment rights. By the way, if you're reading this in another part of the world and did the same thing, thank you. Also, just to let you know, most of us had nothing to do with this. Honestly.) END OF ASIDE. The only thing that's kept me from coughing are
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 21, 2:00 pm ET
  • Get to Know American Jennifer Brady
  • The 21-year-old is achieving her goals faster than expected this year. The year is young, but 2017 has been very good to Jennifer Brady. The American has reached the R16 on her Australian Open main draw debut and is only the sixth player to achieve this in the last 21 years. The others? Margarita Gasparyan and Johanna Konta (2016), Eugenie Bouchard (2014), Carla Suarez Navarro (2009) and Venus Williams (1998). She is also the youngest player remaining in the women’s draw. We realize many of you probably don’t know much about her (like us), so here’s a few tidbits to remember, from
  • Blog RSS | January 21, 1:59 pm ET
  • Bautista Agut no Match for Tough Aussie Ballkid
  • After a head-on collision on Day 6, Roberto Bautista Agut lives to tell... Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut did one heck of a job handling the ever feisty David Ferrer on Day 6 (he won in four sets to reach the round of 16), but the baseline bomber had a bit of difficulty measuring up to a young Aussie buck after the pair of battering rams came together at the conclusion of this odd sequence on Saturday. Advantage ballkid?
  • Blog RSS | January 21, 12:56 pm ET
  • Nadal breaks fifth-set hex with confidence-building win over Zverev
  • For Rafael Nadal, it must have felt like Groundhog Day and déjà-vu-all-over-again rolled into one. Here he was, on a Grand Slam show court, facing yet another flame-throwing opponent with nothing to lose. Twelve months ago at the Australian Open, Rafa had watched helplessly as Fernando Verdasco caught fire and beat him in five sets. Then, last fall, at the U.S. Open, he had watched as 22-year-old Lucas Pouille caught him at the finish line in a fifth-set tiebreaker. Now Nadal was back in Rod Laver Arena, deep into a dogfight against another young hot shot with a cannon for a right
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 21, 11:28 am ET
  • Nadal battles past Zverev in five sets to reach Australian Open fourth round
  • Australian Open—Melbourne, Australia Third-round results: (3) Milos Raonic Defeats (25) Gilles Simon 62 76(5) 36 63 (6) Gael Monfils Defeats (32) Philipp Kohlschreiber 63 76(1) 64 (8) Dominic Thiem Defeats Benoit Paire 61 46 64 64 (9) Rafael Nadal Defeats (24) Alexander Zverev 46 63 67(5) 63 62 (11) David Goffin Defeats (20) Ivo Karlovic […]
  • Tennis Connected | January 21, 8:57 am ET
  • Watch: Federer, Haas, Dimitrov Sing Chicago
  • Tennis' new boy band is a former Top 10 trio. Roger Federer hit the high notes in his Australian Open third-round win over Tomas Berdych. The Maestro made memorable music off court in Melbourne, too. Watch: Dimitrov Dismisses Gasquet Federer joined good buddies Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov forming the ultimate tennis boy band for this rousing rendition of a Chicago classic. Accompanied by composer David Foster, Haas' father-in-law, the trio of former Top 10 players belt out Chicago's "Hard To Say I'm Sorry." The Grand Slam king posted the performance on instagram, noting "We're starting a boy band #NOTINSYNC." We're starting a boy band #NOTNSYNC @grigordimitrov
  • Blog RSS | January 21, 7:00 am ET
  • Three to See: Federer takes on Nishikori; CoCo eyes upset of Kerber
  • Before each day of play at the Australian Open, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches. For full coverage of the season's first Slam, go to our men’s and women’s tournament pages. Kei Nishikori [5] vs. Roger Federer [17] As I wrote in my recap of Federer’s third-round win over Tomas Berdych, recent Aussie Open history says he’ll beat Nishikori, too. Since 2011, once Federer gets on a roll Down Under, only a fellow member of the Big Four can stop him (which they inevitably do in the semis). Federer has won his last three meetings against Nishikori, and for all of Kei’s speed and shot-making skills, he
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 20, 10:54 pm ET
  • Serena asks for, and gets, apology from reporter
  • The Queen speaks and the Queen tells it like it is.... After Serena Williams straight sets win over Lucie Safarova on Day 4 a reporter opened a post-match press conference with some negative jabs. “It looked a little bit of a scrappy performance,” he said. “A few more unforced errors, a couple more double-faults.” Williams, who hit 35 winners to 23 unforced errors in the 6-3, 6-4 victory against former Top-10 player and Grand Slam finalist Safarova, was having none of that (in her defense, we found the math to be very well-played and of high quality). So, she set the young man
  • Blog RSS | January 20, 7:13 pm ET
  • Brady Advances to Second Week at Australian Open; Boyer, Johnson Win in Juniors; Kecmanovic and Keni
  • ZooTennis | January 20, 2:00 pm ET
  • 'Vintage Federer': Roger gave his fans a chance to say that once again
  • The passing shot ticked the top of the tape and bounced upward. Normally a sudden change in trajectory like that is enough to spell doom for a player charging the net. This time, though, the net-rusher tracked the ball with his racquet, watched it a little more closely than he normally would onto his strings, held his arm steady, and blocked it crosscourt for a clean winner. The shot was executed exactly as any tennis textbook would teach it, yet it had been improvised in the blink of an eye. That last sentence has always been Roger Federer’s playing style in
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | January 20, 12:08 pm ET
  • My Australian Open Junior Preview; Kodat, Gauff Claim Bolton Titles; Kypson Reaches Futures Semifina
  • ZooTennis | January 19, 2:00 pm ET
  • All-American Finals Set for Bolton; Two US Players Qualify for Australian Open Junior Championships;
  • ZooTennis | January 18, 2:00 pm ET
  • Americans Dominate Bolton, with Seven of Eight Semifinalists; AO Junior Qualifying; Traralgon G1 Fin
  • ZooTennis | January 17, 2:00 pm ET
  • How is tech helping our tennis stars?
  • For a game as seemingly simple as tennis, it’s been one of the main sports that’s made great use of technology to improve the skills of the players reach phenomenal levels.From improvements in racket technology, Hawk Eye ball tracking, to the psychological benefits of playing online games, it’s clear that tech is helping tennis players of all levels improve their gameplay.Racket technology has advanced from the likes of wooden and metal rackets to the current range of composite rackets that feature graphite, carbon and titanium to deliver more power and precision. And many of today’s tennis courts routinely feature an
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 16, 2:00 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2017 Players Party
  • Some of the biggest names in tennis were missing from the weekend's 2017 Australian Open players party at Crown in Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless it was very refreshing to see some of the most familiar faces in tennis below all dressed up in their casual outfit to the party. The tournament has officially kicked off today and we're looking forward to exciting tennis as well as upsets over the course of the next two weeks.Garbine MuguruzaKei NishikoriAgnieszka RadwanskaStanislas WawrinkaGael MonfilsBryan brothersImages via zimbio HCFoo's Tennis Blog
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 15, 2:00 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under with the Gentlemen?
  • Sometimes, you see something happening for a long time. Like, you see it, but you don't see it. I'm referring, of course, to the evolution of the men's tennis landscape. It has changed. Did you know that? Let's take a look at the men's draw:Some things worth noting:1. Roger Federer is ranked 17th in the world. Right, right. I know he's been out with injury and while he's been gone, other men have climbed the ladder, the one he used to occupy alone (with occasional company by Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic). But there is a 17 next to Federer's
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 14, 2:00 pm ET
  • What's Up Down Under with the Ladies?
  • The 2017 pro tennis season is underway and fraught with dramatic story lines, in both the men's and women's games. Can Angelique Kerber defend her title and her status as the world No. 1? What about Serena Williams? What about the upstarts? And what value can we place on warm-up tournaments?Let's get right into it.A few things worth noting:1. If Serena Williams is going to win the Australian Open, it might have to be one of the most legendary performances she has ever orchestrated at a major. And she just started her season with a loss to Madison Brengle. This
  • Tennis With Attitude | January 14, 2:00 pm ET
  • Defending champion Kerber has tough task ahead of her in Melbourne
  • The #AusOpen 2017 seeds. 4 days to go 🙌 https://t.co/bRGt55jbpW— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 12, 2017 World number 1 Angelique Kerber, winner of the 2016 Australian Open, will have her work cut out for her at this year's event. In the first round, she meets Lesia Tsurenko, a good but inconsistent player who may try to take advantage of an apparent recent Kerber slump-funk (I had to make up a word). Let's assume, however, that Kerber deals with Tsurenko (who is recovering from a viral illness). She has a potential round of 16 clash with Daria Kasatkina, who will most definitely
  • Women Who Serve | January 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Get Into The Spirit Of The Aussie Open!
  • The Australian Open is upon us! The draws have been announced and you can find the match-ups at the official Australian Open webpage. The players are descending on Melbourne, and for the next two weeks we'll get a good look at the world's best professionals during the first Grand Slam event of the 2017 season. For a lot of tennis fans, it may as well be a two-week holiday signaling the return of the sport. Here are a few fun tips for fully embracing the spirit of the Aussie Open.First, you should consider adjusting your sleep schedule to whatever extent
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | January 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Episode 27 – Ana’s Legacy and What 2017 Needs
  • It’s 2017, and Brodie and Juan Jose are back for another season. This week they discuss how they’ll remember Ana Ivanovic, and what her legacy (and similar players) should be. They also have a debate about which tour needs a player to make the jump to the next level, and which young players they hope […]
  • Mind The Racket | January 13, 1:31 pm ET
  • Weekly Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report for 5th-12th January 2017 | ATP, WTA & Challenger Tennis Be
  • Tennis Tips UK Weekly Profit/Loss Report: 05/01/2017 – 12/01/2017 Profit is the primary objective for all of the investment services offered in the Tennis Tips UK portfolio. To increase transparency; the trading team will provide a weekly report detailing all advisory sent to members and the profit/loss achieved overall during the specified period. Detailed statistics […] The post Weekly Tennis Tips UK Profit/Loss Report for 5th-12th January 2017 | ATP, WTA & Challenger Tennis Betting Tips [Free, VIP Club & Premium Investment Services] appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 12, 12:58 pm 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
  • Ana Ivanovic announces partnership with PlaySight
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Ana Ivanovic announces partnership with PlaySight PlaySight (www.playsight.com), the company behind the cutting-edge tennis SmartCourt, is announcing that recently retired WTA Grand Slam Singles Champion and former world #1 singles player Ana Ivanovic has joined the company as a partner and ambassador. One of tennis’ most beloved stars, Ivanovic made her professional debut on the WTA Tour in 2003 and quickly […] The post Ana Ivanovic announces partnership with PlaySight appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | January 9, 8:04 pm ET
  • new balance presents australian open collection
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. new balance presents australian open collection As the Australian Open kicks off in Melbourne on January 16, New Balance is teaming up with top stars Milos Raonic, Heather Watson and Nicole Gibbs! All three athletes will be competing in the New Balance 996v3, an update to New Balance premium tennis model with the first ever knit, nylon-infused upper; an innovative, form-fitting […] The post new balance presents australian open collection appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | January 5, 3:46 pm ET
  • ATP Doha 4th January 2017 Free Tennis Betting Tips + Tennis Tips UK Profit Report [04/01/17]
  • Tennis Tips UK Match Preview + Free Tennis Betting Tips: 04/01/2017 ATP Doha is the focus of Tennis Tips UK traders today as there are multiple markets presenting value for a conservative investment. The highest value selection each day is reserved for VIP Club members. Additional trades performed by our team are shared with Premium […] The post ATP Doha 4th January 2017 Free Tennis Betting Tips + Tennis Tips UK Profit Report [04/01/17] appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | January 3, 7:40 am ET
  • This Week with TWA: Retirement and rumination
  • We'll keep this last entry of the year short. I mean, there's not much to see anyway, and 2016 has in general been the type of year you want to drop-kick into oblivion. So have a great New Year, and ... what? Oh, I just checked my Twitter! We got some things to discuss!Petra Kvitova: Apparently, 2016 decided to truly unload in the month of December. With it came reports that Kvitova was attacked by a thief who got into her apartment, and her left hand had been cut as she tried to defend herself. That is the terrible news. The
  • Tennis With Attitude | December 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • My hot 10 for 2017
  • original photo by Daniel WardTennis season predictions, even the vague kind (which is the only kind I ever attempt) are always tricky, but for 2017, they appear especially so. Change is in the air, only it isn't always obvious change. There are a number of players with the potential to perform quite well in this new season, and I've selected ten who I believe have an edge. But before I list them, here are some "very warm" candidates who didn't make my cut, but who could also easily do great things in 2017. In no particular order:Madison KeysWhy, you may
  • Women Who Serve | December 30, 2:00 pm ET
  • Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian
  • Via RedditOur tennis queen Serena Williams is tying the knot. Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian by posting a poem on Reddit (where else?).Comment from discussion I said yes.The Reddit post featured a drawing of Snoo, the social new website’s mascot, dressed as Ohanian and kneeling with a diamond in its hand. A female Snoo, styled after Williams and wearing a tennis skirt, Nike top and headband, floated above him with a smile on her face.Above the picture was the headline, “Future Mrs. Kn0thing.” Kn0thing is Ohanian's handle on the site.Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, have been
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • Tributes pour in as Ana Ivanovic retires from professional tennis
  • Ana Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008“I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards, and I can no longer do that. So it’s time to move on.” ~ Ana IvanovicI still couldn't come to the term that Ana Ivanovic has finally retired. We've watched the talented Serbian played since she was only 18. By the time she was 20, Ivanovic reached her peak winning the French Open and becoming the world no. 1. She became the first Serbian woman to win a Grand Slam tournament, following in the footsteps of compatriot Novak Djokovic who
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | December 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • Australian Open 2017 Tennis Betting Tips | Tennis Tips UK Trader’s Tournament Preview
  • Tournament Preview | Australian Open 2017 Tennis Betting Tips with Tennis Tips UK Trader’s Insight The first Grand Slam of the year will be underway shortly so it’s time for the Tennis Tips UK tournament preview. Tennis Tips UK traders analyze all major ATP, WTA & Challenger events to find value for VIP Club subscribers. Outright winner […] The post Australian Open 2017 Tennis Betting Tips | Tennis Tips UK Trader’s Tournament Preview appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | December 29, 10:19 am ET
  • Wilson Infuses New Burn Tennis Racket Collection
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Wilson Infuses New Burn Tennis Racket Collection   Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the introduction of its new 2017 Burn high performance racket line featuring Countervail® (CV) technology. CV is a one-of-a-kind, layered composite material that reduces the amount of vibration transferred to a tennis player while playing. In a recent study, athletes playing with a Wilson racket with CV, experienced […] The post Wilson Infuses New Burn Tennis Racket Collection appeared first on tennis
  • tennis served fresh | December 27, 7:11 pm ET
  • LEAGUE WATCH: The Law of Average
  • When last we left ... well, me during "League Watch," I was hoping to salvage an erratic season by winning the remainder of my matches and dragging my record for the year to at least .500. At the time, I was off of the mid-mark by a match, with four matches left in the season. I figured it would help if I could play all of those matches, because clearly I needed all the help I could get.Shortly after my post, it became impossible to play them all because, due to work obligations, I had to ditch a match I
  • Tennis With Attitude | December 21, 2:00 pm ET
  • A Tennis Carol
  • Virginia was retired. There was no doubt whatever about that. Margaret and Virginia were partners long ago. They’d won the Australian, the French, and the U.S. Open—twice. Virginia had a very good serve, was a clever player, and had helped stock Margaret’s trophy case.But that was another time, a time when the tennis season seemed to revolve around Margaret. Things had changed a lot since then. First there was Billie Jean and her gang and all their feminist nonsense. Then the lesbians started announcing themselves and getting interviews. Worst of all, it became so much easier to win majors—not like
  • Women Who Serve | December 17, 2:00 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker part ways after three years
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker part ways after three years Despite winning six Grand Slam titles together, Novak Djokovic and coach Boris Becker have parted company after a hugely successful three years together. Having lost his position as world number one to Andy Murray at the end of 2016, Djokovic is now without a coach, and having held all four Grand Slam titles at the […] The post Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker part ways after
  • tennis served fresh | December 9, 11:56 am ET
  • andy murray: the man to beat in 2017
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. andy murray: the man to beat in 2017 It’s still hard to believe that the once-mighty Roger Federer is languishing 16th in the ATP World Tennis Rankings. Okay, so it’s not quite the same fall from grace as former golfing great Tiger Woods, who is attempting to claw his way back up but still has a long way to go before even coming close to […] The post andy murray: the man to beat in 2017 appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | December 6, 11:03 am ET
  • Episode 26 – WTF is Up With the WTF?
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose discuss how to make the World Tour Finals/WTA Championships more exciting, and why they aren’t as exciting as they could be. 5 sets? More competitors? Elimination bracket? They also discuss Djokovic’s poor performance in London, Murray’s number 1 ranking and how it’s been a strange year. Wacky […]
  • Mind The Racket | November 25, 10:09 pm ET
  • 2016--complicated and thrilling
  • Photo by Daniel WardEvery year is complicated when it comes to summarizing the WTA, but this year sometimes seemed beyond complicated. And it's always difficult for me to narrow the season down to a top 10, but it seemed even harder this year.I'll begin with some of the more unpleasant aspects. In February, Salah Tahlek, the director of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, was angry because some top WTA players withdrew from the event, and who could blame him? But Tahlek had more on his mind that just the unfortunate withdrawals and his perceived lack of player commitment. Calling
  • Women Who Serve | November 18, 2:00 pm ET
  • Hat trick!
  • A 3rd straight title and a 5th title in 6 years, what an incredible #FedCup team the Czech Republic are! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/FtIX4TV28K— Fed Cup (@FedCup) November 13, 2016 For the third year in a row, and for the fifth in six years, the Czech Republic has won Fed Cup. And what a final it was. You knew it was going to be epic when the first rubber lasted three hours and 48 minutes and included the longest set ever played in Fed Cup history. Karolina Pliskova defeated Kiki Mladenovic 6-4, 3-6, 16-14 in what was a very high quality thriller.Adding
  • Women Who Serve | November 12, 2:00 pm ET
  • London didn’t call these 10, but they made plenty of progress in 2016
  • Given the abundance of talent that commands our interest at or near the top of the ATP, it’s easy to overlook just how loaded the tour’s Top 50 is these days. To that end, let’s take a look at 10 players who failed to make the cut for London (excluding injured superheroes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), but still helped make this a great year in men's tennis. David Goffin No. 11 (+5 from his 2015 year-end ranking), 48-23, 0 titles Goffin is on the short list for the top honor as a “thinking man’s tennis player.” This slight (5’11”), almost frail-looking (150 lbs.) Belgian
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | November 8, 11:04 am ET
  • Finding Value in Tennis Betting Markets | Starter Guide to Trader Insight from Tennis Tips UK
  • Finding Value in Tennis Betting Markets | Bookmaker Trader Insight Tennis Tips UK consider many factors when finding value in tennis markets. This includes player form, surface attainment data and potential fatigue (for example if a player has a high total court time in recent days or had to travel a large distance between events). These […] The post Finding Value in Tennis Betting Markets | Starter Guide to Trader Insight from Tennis Tips UK appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | November 1, 9:06 pm ET
  • What does Nick Kyrgios want, and will the punishment benefit him?
  • What can be done about Nick Kyrgios? If that isn’t the question on everyone’s mind, then this one is: Was the punishment levied upon the tantrum-and-match throwing, ultra-talented wild child of the ATP tour for his outrageous actions in Shanghai last week an appropriate, fair response? It’s doubtful that anyone other than a gaga Kyrgios fan would find the eight-week ban too stiff a penalty. But judging by the comments on social media and various web threads, many feel that the response was too lenient. And that’s mainly because of the caveat that could reduce the ban to a mere three tournament
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 18, 10:38 am ET
  • As tennis officials try to keep millennials watching, massive changes could be coming to tennis
  • Millennials.  It isn’t a particularly frightening word, but in some ways it’s an intimidating one. At least it is to the movers and shakers in tennis. The generational concept has made them very nervous lately. The noun applies to an enormous, very loosely defined group of people who were born in the 1980 and 90s. Identifying their habits and tapping into their resources has become the grail for consumer marketers. However, millennials are an amorphous, unpredictable bunch, as elusive as a Snapchat message. They were weaned on social media, they consume their entertainment on an array of platforms and their attention span is thought
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 6, 1:51 pm ET
  • Episode 25 – Rethinking the Game #1
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose return not to talk about the goings on in the tennis universe, but to debate a couple of hot topics and wonder how the game could be improved. Specifically, the idea of 3 sets versus 5 sets in slams as well as coaching from the stands and […]
  • Mind The Racket | October 4, 1:43 pm ET
  • Dominic Thiem vs Di Wu Prediction | ATP Chengdu Tennis Betting Tips & Match Preview | 29th September
  • ATP Chengdu Tennis Betting Tips & Match Preview(s) | 29th September 2016 (Thiem vs Wu Prediction) Tennis Tips UK consider all ATP, WTA & Challenger matches when trying to find value in the markets each day. Subscribers of the VIP Club receive advisory each day as to which bets present the best value and how much to […] The post Dominic Thiem vs Di Wu Prediction | ATP Chengdu Tennis Betting Tips & Match Preview | 29th September 2016 appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 28, 3:17 pm ET
  • Episode 24 – US Open Wrap
  • In this week’s massive episode, Brodie and Juan Jose wrap up US Open in style focusing on the awesome women’s final and its contrasting styles, why Angelique Kerber is so fun and good for tennis, the weird men’s final, Stan Wawrinka’s rise and the story of his truly bizarre career and finish it off by […]
  • Mind The Racket | September 12, 10:41 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
  • Ten years ago, Andre Agassi left an indelible mark on the U.S. Open in saying goodbye
  • Andre Agassi delivered the speech at a dire time. At the onset of 2006, he was ranked No. 7. He had a bum ankle and a failing back. By the U.S. Open the 36-year-old was unseeded and living in a world of pain. At Flushing Meadows, Agassi managed to beat two quality opponents before losing to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker. At last. He was ready for the end, even if the pain would continue.  When the match ended, Agassi co-opted Mary Jo Fernandez, standing by to do the stock post-match interview on court. Tears in his eyes, he asked for the microphone. He was
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | September 2, 11:00 pm ET
  • Episode 23 – US Open Preview
  • In this week’s episode, Brodie and Juan Jose preview the US Open draws by wondering if Djokovic and Serena are the true favourites, if anyone can stop Murray and Kerber from reaching the final, darkhorses and some of the interesting potential quarterfinals and early round matches. Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast […]
  • Mind The Racket | August 28, 12:18 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
  • U.S. Open Pressure Points: No. 1 seed Serena Williams and her race against time
  • A few years ago, Janko Tipsarevic sat across a table at the Miami Masters and said one of the wisest things this reporter has ever heard. Tipsarevic, fellow countryman and good friend of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, said that his primary goal in most matches was to win his first three or four service games. “Once it gets to be four-all, or 4-5, the pressure can get to anybody,” Tipsarevic said. “Anybody can choke. Even the great players because everybody is human.” The relevant point as the U.S. Open approaches is that even iconic players can fall victim to pressure. That brings
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | August 25, 9:38 am 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
  • What, Rafa Worry?
  • Click on picture to expand by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – You win some. You lose some. If you’re Rafael Nadal, you win a lot. And, yes, even he loses. But that shouldn’t alarm anyone. It definitely does not concern him. “Everybody have defeats in important matches, no? I don’t understand that like a ‘low moments,’ because the world of tennis and the sport of tennis is a sport that almost every week you lose, even if you are so good,” the Spanish tennis icon said. “It’s obvious that you have periods of your career that if you are so good, then you lose less, but every week
  • Home | August 17, 5:12 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • Does Olympic Gold separate Agassi from the pack?
  • Winning a career Slam? Check. Leading your home country to a Davis Cup title? Been there. Emerging as the best of the best at the ATP World Tour Finals? Done that.Getting that Olympic Gold medal draped around your neck for a singles victory?Well... that's where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer—two of the greatest players of all time—fall short.In fact, the only male player ever who can check off "all of the above" is none other than Andre Agassi. In the era of the "Big 4" and records falling by the wayside, Agassi's solo accomplishment becomes even more impressive. Prior to this
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | August 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Renowned Names of Roehampton
  • A week before the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is played, 128 players gather for a chance to qualify into Wimbledon. Unlike each of other three major tournaments, Wimbledon’s qualifying matches do not take place on site at the All England Club. In an effort to the protect the grass courts before main […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | June 22, 3:26 pm ET
  • Kvitova: the game's great mystery
  • So before I get into the subject of the headline, let me make this post disclaimer:I don't like to see top 10 players, or those that can make a run at a Major, in action the week before a Slam.It's deep-rooted from watching Andre Agassi dominate the summer of '95, winning everything up until the eve of the U.S. Open, then falling short in the final. What if he'd dropped New Haven from his schedule? Would he have been sharper for the Open? Plus, the fact that he had to work hard in that New Haven final might've sapped him
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 21, 3:00 pm ET


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