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Last updated on May 26, 2016 5:53:52 ET

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  • Rafael Nadal Joins Roger Federer And Novak Djokovic In 200 Grand Slam Match Win Club
  • Rafael Nadal isn't interested in numbers.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 26, 4:52 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic Says He’s A Vegetarian, Or A Pescatarian
  • Novak Djokovic doesn't eat meat anymore. Is that
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 26, 4:41 pm ET
  • Dishing the Dirt
  • How can you tell that Madison Keys is turning into a seasoned pro? The 21-year-old’s blink-and-you-missed-it 6-3, 6-2 win over veteran clay-courter Mariana Duque-Marino on Thursday at the French Open was certainly a sign of a young talent playing up to her potential. But it was what Keys did after the match that showed real grace under pressure. As is always the case at pro events, when the winner walked off the court she was immediately bombarded with screeching demands from the children in the stands. They wanted photos, autographs, racquets, bags; whatever they could get their hands on. Keys obliged by tossing a
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 26, 3:19 pm ET
  • French Open 2016: Order of Play for Friday, May 27
  • Friday’s order of play at the French Open can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
  • Tennis Connected | May 26, 2:34 pm ET
  • Djokovic, Nadal and Tsonga advance to third round action at French Open
  • Roland Garros 2016—Paris, France Second Round Results: Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 75 63 64 Rafael Nadal (ESP)[4] d. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 63 60 63 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[6] d. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 67(6) 36 63 62 62 Tomas Berdych (CZE)[7] d. Malek Jaziri (TUN) 61 26 62 64 David Ferrer (ESP)[11] d. Juan Monaco (ARG) 67(4) 63 64 [...]
  • Tennis Connected | May 26, 2:32 pm ET
  • As Drama Unfolds, Criticism Mounts Against Cornet
  • Alize Cornet won a three-set thriller over Tatjana Maria and the two had words when it was over. Stretched out on the clay in jubilation, France’s Alizé Cornet soaked up the roar of the crowd, resonating with the French faithful after a hard-fought three-set victory. Meanwhile, her opponent, German Tatjana Maria, stewed, and rightfully so. Alizé Cornet au bout du suspense bat Maria 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 #RG16 https://t.co/b67OAmCIUk — Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 26, 2016 Maria wasn’t the only one. Over the course of Cornet’s 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 victory the ebullient Frenchwoman had drawn more than her share of Twitter criticism for
  • Blog RSS | May 26, 9:22 am ET
  • Nadal: Goffin Headed For Top 10
  • "(Goffin) has an opportunity to be in a very high position of the rankings," says Nadal. Rafael Nadal prepared for his Roland Garros return practicing with David Goffin and came away from that session with conviction. The King of Clay believes it's only a matter of time before the 13th-ranked Belgian cracks the Top 10. Watch: Fast and Furious Nadal Into Round Three "He's a great player. He's doing a great season," Nadal said of Goffin. "He is one of the candidates to be in the end of the season in top 10, without a doubt. "Going to be an important next three months I
  • Blog RSS | May 26, 7:32 am ET
  • Watch: Baghdatis' Drop & Dive
  • Bag Man lays it on the line in stumbling net collision. Marcos Baghdatis soars even when he stumbles. The entertaining Cypriot laid it all on the line with this desperate diving effort for a drop shot in the final game of his five-set loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Watch: Djokovic Rolls, Aims to Shake Rust Watch Baghdatis stumble as he races forward for the dropper that sends him into a collision with the net. The Bag Man was down 2-5 in the final set on this point yet still threw himself toward the ball, earning well-deserved applause from fans appreciative of the effort. Two-time semifinalist Tsonga fought
  • Blog RSS | May 26, 7:03 am ET
  • Pavlyuchenkova vs Kuznetsova Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream
  • The Pavlyuchenkova vs Kuznetsova Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season – the Roland Garros 2016 – takes place in the city of Paris from May 22 to June 5, 2016. The defending champion in the women’s singles event is Serena Williams of United States. [&hellip The post Pavlyuchenkova vs Kuznetsova Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | May 26, 6:41 am ET
  • Rogers vs Kvitova Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream
  • The Rogers vs Kvitova Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the Roland Garros 2016 - takes place in the city of Paris from May 22 to June 5, 2016. The defending champion in the women's singles event is Serena Williams of United States. Williams defeated Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic in last year's edition of this claycourt Slam event. Watch Rogers vs Kvitova Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream Great deal for new customers, you can get Novak Djokovic at 5/1 to win this tournament outright. Find out more
  • Tennis Guru | May 26, 6:39 am ET
  • Beck vs Begu Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream
  • The Beck vs Begu Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the Roland Garros 2016 - takes place in the city of Paris from May 22 to June 5, 2016. The defending champion in the women's singles event is Serena Williams of United States. Williams defeated Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic in last year's edition of this claycourt Slam event. Watch Beck vs Begu Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream Great deal for new customers, you can get Novak Djokovic at 5/1 to win this tournament outright. Find out more
  • Tennis Guru | May 26, 6:36 am ET
  • Pironkova vs Stephens Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream
  • The Pironkova vs Stephens Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the Roland Garros 2016 - takes place in the city of Paris from May 22 to June 5, 2016. The defending champion in the women's singles event is Serena Williams of United States. Williams defeated Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic in last year's edition of this claycourt Slam event. Watch Pironkova vs Stephens Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream Great deal for new customers, you can get Novak Djokovic at 5/1 to win this tournament outright. Find out more
  • Tennis Guru | May 26, 6:34 am ET
  • Strycova vs Radwanska Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream
  • The Strycova vs Radwanska Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream is available here. The second Grand Slam event of the season - the Roland Garros 2016 - takes place in the city of Paris from May 22 to June 5, 2016. The defending champion in the women's singles event is Serena Williams of United States. Williams defeated Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic in last year's edition of this claycourt Slam event. Watch Strycova vs Radwanska Roland Garros 2016 Live Video Stream Great deal for new customers, you can get Novak Djokovic at 5/1 to win this tournament outright. Find out more
  • Tennis Guru | May 26, 6:32 am ET
  • Watch: Bouchard Tangled Up in Blue
  • "What's most disappointing is my game feels good," says Bouchard after losing 10 straight games and the match. In a clash of former French Open semifinalists, Genie Bouchard's hopes for another extended Roland Garros run went slip, sliding away. Timea Bacsinszky turned around a 1-4 deficit with a 10-game tear to take a one-set, 5-0 lead. Watch: Muguruza Turns The Page The 2015 semifinalist swept Bouchard, 6-4, 6-4, to secure her third-round spot. Bouchard, who reached the final four in 2014, briefly lost her feet, but said losing focus was the bigger issue. "I put myself in a good position in preparation and everything. I've done
  • Blog RSS | May 26, 2:57 am ET
  • Three to See, 2016 French Open: Day 5
  • Before each day of play at the French Open, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches. For full coverage of the season's second Slam, go to our tournament page. Timea Bacsinszky vs. Eugenie Bouchard Bouchard is back in the news this week. Yes, it’s because of a word she used in a TV interview—it begins with "s"—rather than anything she did on a court, but you have to start somewhere. And this former Top 10 player, while she’s still ranked just 47th, has started to play some decent tennis again. Last week in Rome, Bouchard knocked off Jelena Jankovic and Angelique Kerber.
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 25, 9:10 pm ET
  • Serena, Venus Up Thursday at French Open; Muguruza Mows French Wildcard
  • "It was not an easy match, especially playing a French player at home," said Muguruza after beating Georges, who is ranked outside the Top 200.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 25, 5:36 pm ET
  • Andy Murray Admits, He’s Gotten Out Of Jail
  • Andy Murray knows he's a lucky man to still be in the French Open.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 25, 4:58 pm ET
  • Begging to Differ
  • Which is more surprising on the women’s side right now, a day filled with upsets or a day devoid of them? It has been a season of WTA surprises so far in 2016, and the early going at the French Open seemed to promise many more. No one was safe: On Tuesday, the tour’s biggest success stories of this year, No. 3 seed Angelique Kerber and No. 5 seed Victoria Azarenka, were eliminated in the first round.  Looking down the schedule at the start of play on Wednesday, I expected to see more of the same. Simona Halep, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova,
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 25, 4:16 pm ET
  • Murray Muddles Through Again in 5 At French Open! Djokovic, Nadal On Thursday
  • "You can't play too many matches like this if you want to go far in this tournament," said Murray, who may have already done himself in after more than seven hours on court in two matches.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | May 25, 4:09 pm ET
  • 2016 Roland Garros Day 5 Order of Play
  • Roland Garros Day 5 Order of play Thursday, May 26, 2016 Philippe-Chatrier Court 11:00 AM Women’s Singles – Round 2 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs.Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [8] Men’s Singles – Round 2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) [4] vs.Facundo Bagnis (ARG) Men’s Singles – Round 2 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] Women’s Singles – Round […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 25, 4:00 pm ET
  • 2016 Roland Garros – Day 5 Men’s Preview
  •   Thursday, May 26, 2016 2nd Round Top Half Featured matches   No. 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) v (Q) Steve Darcis (BEL) No. 4 Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Facundo Bagnis (ARG) No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) No. 7 Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Malek Jaziri (TUN) No. 11 David Ferrer (ESP) v […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 25, 4:00 pm ET
  • Roland Garros Day 4 Women’s Results
  • ROLAND GARROS – PARIS, FRANCE $16,474,735 MAY 22 – JUNE 05 2016 RESULTS – MAY 25, 2016 Singles – Second Round [2] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-2, 6-4 [4] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) d. [WC] Myrtille Georges (FRA) 6-2, 6-0 [6] Simona Halep (ROU) d. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 7-6(5), 6-2 [10] Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 25, 3:15 pm ET
  • Murray, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Raonic reach third round of French Open
  • Singles – Second Round Andy Murray (GBR)[2] d. Mathias Bourgue (FRA) 62 26 46 62 63 Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[3] d. Taro Daniel (JPN) 76(7) 63 64 Kei Nishikori (JPN)[5] d. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 63 63 63 Milos Raonic (CAN)[8] d. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 61 76(0) 61 Richard Gasquet (FRA)[9] d. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 61 76 61 John Isner (USA)[15] d. Kyle [...]
  • Tennis Connected | May 25, 2:35 pm ET
  • Andy Murray Survives in Five to Reach French Open Third Round
  •     (May 25, 2016) It was déjà vu all over again for No. 2 Andy Murray surviving another five-set match to win 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in three hours and 34 minutes over Mathias Bourgue on Wednesday to reach the third round of Roland Garros.  The wild card Frenchman Bourgue, playing just his […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 25, 2:00 pm ET
  • Novak's Party Week-How Players Relax in Paris
  • In this week's news, Novak Djokovic prepares for Paris with a celebration week and we examine how players relax in Paris before Roland Garros begins.
  • Blog RSS | May 25, 11:08 am ET
  • French Open 2016: Order of Play for Thursday, May 26
  • Thursday’s order of play at the 2016 French Open can be found at the link below. Link: OOP.
  • Tennis Connected | May 25, 10:02 am ET
  • French Open 2016 Day 4 Preview: Wawrinka, Raonic and Radwanska in action
  • by: Caroline Arabel-Vaughn With two of the year’s hottest players not making it past their first rounds, the women’s draw has certainly opened up. Third seed Angelique Kerber crashed out in 3 sets while fifth seed Victoria Azarenka retired from a knee injury. The men’s draw was a mélange of smooth sailing and close calls for [...]
  • Tennis Connected | May 24, 10:17 pm ET
  • Three to See, 2016 French Open: Day 4
  • Before each day of play at the French Open, we'll preview and predict three must-see matches. For full coverage of the season's second Slam, go to our tournament page. Kei Nishikori vs. Andrey Kuznetsov The day begins in the Bullring with this match-up of hard-hitting baseliners. The fifth-seeded Nishikori is the obvious favorite over the 40th-ranked Kuznetsov, a talented Russian who has long promised more than he has delivered. But as far as second-rounders go, this one has potential, especially for on-site spectators. Both guys are aggressive shotmakers and take their two-handed backhands early; the ball should rocket around the circular arena nicely. To
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 24, 5:28 pm ET
  • 2016 Roland Garros Day 4 Order of Play
  • Roland Garros Day 4 Order of play Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Philippe-Chatrier Court 11:00 AM WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 2 Simona Halep (ROU) [6] vs. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) WOMEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 2 Myrtille Georges (FRA) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) [4] MEN’S SINGLES – ROUND 2 Mathias Bourgue (FRA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR) [2] MEN’S […]
  • Tennis Panorama | May 24, 3:35 pm ET
  • Bowdoin Men Defeat Middlebury for School's First Men's NCAA Championship in Any Sport; Emory Women D
  • ZooTennis | May 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Frenchy 2016: Bracket bonfire
  • There seems no better time to look back at the first round of the French Open then now, as I watch Andy Murray fight off some other guy no one ever heard of. He's down 5-3 in the second set to ... wait, lemme Google his first name ... oh, here we are -- Mathias Bourgue. So this should be fun.But besides what might be about to happen to Murray, there have been some surprising results so far. Let's discuss!1. It really is not right that Victoria Azarenka cannot avoid injury. She had to quit her first round match yesterday
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • Throwback Throwdown
  • “It’s unbelievable what he’s been doing,” Andy Murray said of Radek Stepanek after coming back to beat the 37-year-old Czech, 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5, on Tuesday at Roland Garros. “I don’t expect to be doing that at his age.” After spending three hours and 41 minutes, and the better part of two days, throwing deft drop shots and fiery fist-pumps at each other in Court Philippe Chatrier, Murray and Stepanek finished with a long hug and a happy chat at the net. As the Roland Garros website put it afterward: ANDY MURRAY SALUTES THE IRREPRESSIBLE 37-YEAR-OLD RADEK STEPANEK Eighteen hours earlier, that
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | May 24, 12:05 pm ET
  • Stanford Women Collect 18th Team Title With Comeback Win over Oklahoma State; Virginia Repeats as Me
  • ZooTennis | May 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • Bowdoin Men Oust Emory to Earn D-III Finals Berth Against Middlebury; Emory and Williams Renew Rival
  • ZooTennis | May 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 15 – Roland Garros Ranting
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose wonder why we can’t make draws easier to read on mobile devices and then take a big picture look at the draws, wondering if Andy Murray’s draw is hilariously easy, if Djokovic/Nadal is eminent, and what to make of a wild grab bag of a women’s draw sans Sharapova. […]
  • Mind The Racket | May 23, 10:24 am ET
  • Oklahoma State Shocks Cal to Reach Women's D-1 Final Against Stanford, Virginia and Oklahoma Return
  • ZooTennis | May 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • A birthday cake for Novak Djokovic
  • World no. 1 Novak Djokovic was presented with an impressive multi-tiered tennis-themed birthday cake that came with edible tennis balls and a miniature racquet on the first day of the French Open tournament on Sunday. He also received a towel embroidered with his name by France's Davis Cup captain Guy Forget as his birthday present.Djokovic who was upset by Stan Wawrinka in last year's French Open final, will begin his campaign against Taiwanese qualifier Rendy Lu Yen-hsun today. Overall, the Serb has a comfortable draw until the semifinals where he is scheduled to play nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Nevertheless, pressure is
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | May 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Cal Holds Off Furious Ohio State Comeback to Join Virginia, Oklahoma and Georgia in Men's Semifinals
  • ZooTennis | May 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • French Open Preview, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Tossup Tennis
  • There are 128 players in the French Open draw in each singles division this year. But let's talk about the people who aren't playing for a second, because that list is really interesting.Because we've got:Roger Federer out: He's been plagued by an injury apparently caused by his toddler. He recently had a knee surgery and his tentative attempts at a clay warmup were discouraging. Too bad, because it could be argued that Federer could have been the favorite here, what with Rafael Nadal still trying to find his sea legs, Novak Djokovic taking an early loss on clay, Andy Murray
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • The two women who changed Serena's career
  • Imagine, many years ago, a fortune teller looking into the eyes of Serena Williams and saying: "I'm picking up something about France--or is it Italy? Wait! It's both! I see two women. You will have a remarkable career, but a Frenchwoman and an Italian woman will force you to look at yourself in new ways. There will be drama. You may not like what you see, but Oh la la!....mamma mia!--you cannot escape their influence."That might have sounded strange at the time, but our imaginary fortune teller's words now ring totally true.In 2012, French wild card Virginie Razzano, ranked number
  • Women Who Serve | May 21, 3:00 pm ET
  • I'm not bad--I'm just drawn that way
  • Play at Roland Garros begins Sunday, and tough first round matches are everywhere in sight. Here are some to watch:Francesca Schiavone vs. Kristina Mladenovic (26): I expect Streaky Kiki to be on fire again like she was last year against Genie Bouchard. If she is, she'll handle Schiavone. But the 2010 French Open champion, if she's having a good day, can still make everyone sit up and take notice. If she sees a weakness in Mladenovic's game, she'll go after it.Elina Svitolina (18) vs. Sorana CirsteaSvitolina beware--Cirstea, who just won three qualifying rounds, is more apt to be "on" these
  • Women Who Serve | May 19, 3:00 pm ET
  • The French Open is truly "open"
  • Carousel, Jardin des TuileriesAs long-time readers of this blog know, the French Open is my favorite of the four majors. It's played on clay, and it's in Paris--what's not to love?! And while the French Open is always considered a bit more "open" than the other majors, this year, it feels more "open" than ever.For one thing, two-time Roland Garros champion Maria Sharapova will not be there. Defending champion Serena Williams will be there, but--prior to her arrival in Rome--Williams has hardly been herself--or even in attendance--this season. Her Rome performance indicates that she's ready to compete at the top
  • Women Who Serve | May 18, 3:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray gains revenge on Novak Djokovic with Rome Masters win
  • 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 gains revenge on Novak Djokovic with Rome Masters win Andy Murray will recapture his world number two ranking after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters. Having comfortably reached the final in Italy thanks to victories over the likes of Mikhail Kukushkin and Lucas Pouille, Murray was in dominant form in despatching of the world number one in straight sets on Sunday afternoon. […] The post Andy Murray gains revenge on Novak Djokovic
  • tennis served fresh | May 16, 1:52 pm ET
  • Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic
  • Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic | ATP Rome 2016 British number one Andy Murray will embark on another French Open campaign over the coming weeks, as he bids to win the tournament for the first time in his career. With the Scot having only previously managed a best of a … Continue reading Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic → The post Murray heads to Paris full of confidence after defeating Djokovic appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | May 16, 11:12 am ET
  • The breakup heard 'round the courts
  • The clay-encrusted buildup to the French Open continued last week with Simona Halep winning the Madrid tournament. She was really happy about this, as you can see here. With that low number in front of her name, it appears she was quite lucky to advance. Other favorites, such as Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova, sputtered out of the tournament pretty quickly. It was the first big tournament win for Halep in a while, so ... wait, what? She lost already this week in Rome, in the second round?Speaking of stalled momentum, Rafael Nadal, who's been looking more like himself on
  • Tennis With Attitude | May 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 14 – Madrid Madness
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose talk about the madness in Madrid including Simona Halep’s emergence from the great draw implosion (and Sorana Cirstea’s return), the always bizarre match-up between Djokovic and Murray, reasonable expectations for Novak and so, so much more in this week’s Mind The Racket Podcast! Like the podcast? You can help […]
  • Mind The Racket | May 10, 10:07 am ET
  • It's dirt season!
  • It's not been the friendliest of stretches for Rafael Nadal, but he has somehow found his groove again. Naturally, it's on clay. Nadal's about to go into the Madrid Masters tournament this week with three straight tournament wins, including this last one in Barcelona. I finally had a chance to check it out and wow, is Kei Nishikori looking good right now. But so is Nadal. He's hitting the ball with authority and not hanging back in the first row of stadium seats to return serve. One other thing: Nadal is still a great defender, but it looks like he's being
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • Need a Rafa Fix? Here you go!
  • After all of the excitement of both Monte Carlo and Barcelona, there's no doubt that Rafa fans are currently going through withdrawl so here's a quick 2 minute iPhone video of his match versus Albert Montanes. Enjoy!
  • Home | April 30, 12:18 pm ET
  • what new balance is Milos Raonic wearing at the French Open 2016?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. what new balance is Milos Raonic wearing at the French Open 2016? Milos Raonic is teaming up with New Balance for the third year in a row during this year’s French Open in hopes of maintaining his #11 ATP world ranking as he battles some of the best players in the world. Raonic will be competing in the New Balance 996v2, a lightweight performance tennis shoe made […] The post what new balance is Milos Raonic
  • tennis served fresh | April 27, 4:20 pm ET
  • Bob and Mike Bryan Win Spanish Sportsmanship Award
  • Bob and Mike Bryan received "Player 10" award from Segura Viudas and the Association of Tennis Journalists in Spain (APT) on Thursday in Barcelona.
  • Home | April 24, 6:42 pm ET
  • Andy Murray and the quest for Wimbledon glory
  • This summer, Andy Murray will once again be Great Britain’s main hope for a success at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Since bursting onto the scene in 2005, Murray has matured into a fan favourite and the British number one is particularly well supported at his home event... but is he good enough to win this year’s competition?On current form, yes. Murray has been phenomenal throughout the last eighteen months and the Scot is surely on the verge of a third Grand Slam title if he continues to play at his very best. At the time of writing, punters who want
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 24, 3:00 pm ET
  • How to Siegemund--a brief guide for dealing with life's more difficult stuff
  • original photo by Daniel Ward1. Work hard and stay at it, no matter how slowly things are moving2. When faced with a significant obstacle that forces you to stop, find something else to do that holds your interest, then3. Work hard4. Enjoy what you're doing and get the most out of it5. Let go of all expectation and realize that whatever happens, you're going to be fine6. Let the answers come to you instead of grasping for them7. Should you return to your first pursuit, enjoy it without fear8. Work hard9. Don't buy into any nonsense about your age, your
  • Women Who Serve | April 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go with Jeremy Chardy
  • OTGT caught up with Jeremy in Barcelona following his 2nd round win over Victor Estrella Burgos. What is your favorite cell phone app? WTA/ATP How many languages to you speak? One and a half (French & English) How would you describe yourself in three words? Happy, Love the people, try to enjoy every day. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Vegemite. Did you like it? No, it was so bad. Who is your favorite athlete? My idol was Sampras while I was young but now that I am playing, I don't want an idol. (said with a laugh and smile) _______________________ Either/Or Instagram or
  • Home | April 21, 5:15 am ET
  • The Bryan Brothers Start Off Strong in BCN
  • Returning to Barcelona for the first time since 2013 and fresh from an unusually early departure from Monte Carlo, Bob and Mike Bryan wasted no time in their quest to recapture the Conde de Godo trophy after their only win in 2008.
  • Home | April 19, 8:06 am ET
  • Episode 13 – Monte Carlo Wrap
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose discuss why the clay season rules, Rafael Nadal’s return to the top of the Masters heap, Andy Murray’s never ending monologue, Novak Djokovic’s bizarre upset and so much more in this week’s Mind The Racket podcast! Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast and the blog by […]
  • Mind The Racket | April 18, 11:55 am ET
  • Rafa and Kei Play High Above Barcelona
  • Photo: Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Fresh of his record 9th win in Monte Carlo, Rafa made his way to Barcelona in time to participate in this morning's media event with defending champion, Kei Nishikori. The pair played on a mini tennis court set up at the edge of the Tibidabo Amusement Park set on the highest point in the city, Tibidabo Mountain. The park, one of the oldest in the world, opened in 1899 and has abstolutely spectacular views over the city and surrounding coastline. It was quite hazy this morning but it was still easy to spot the gargantuan Sagrada Familia
  • Home | April 18, 7:12 am ET
  • Czech Republic and France to play Fed Cup final in November
  • FRANCE WINS: France beat the Netherlands 46 63 63 in doubles rubber to reach #FedCup final by 3 2 margin #FRANED pic.twitter.com/S5SbBCMmPU— Fed Cup (@FedCup) April 17, 2016 It will be all red, white and blue in November when France meets defending champion Czech Republic to determine who will be the 2016 Fed Cup champion. And if this weekend's semifinals are any indication, both teams had better bring the very best they have to France.Playing without Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, the Czech team pulled off the win against Switzerland (playing without Belinda Bencic), but needed five rubbers to do
  • Women Who Serve | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Nadal Makes Big Statement With Monte Carlo Title
  • Based on Rafael Nadal's form over the last couple of years, most of the phrases used to describe him went something like "past his prime", "his best days are behind him" or "he'll never win a major tournament again." But after his Monte Carlo title, it looks like Nadal will once again be a serious threat at Roland Garros. Sure he didn't beat Djokovic along the way, but his wins over Thiem, Wawrinka, Murray and Monfils were extremely impressive. Djokovic is still likely to go into the French Open as the heavy favorite (though another early loss in the Madrid
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 16, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant?
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant? Maria Sharapova has tested positive for the drug meldonium.  A drug added to the list of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in January, 2016.  While not even being treated as Sport Supplements for years, meldonium ended up on the list of banned substances by the WADA because it can act as a  metabolic modulator. […] The post Is Maria Sharapova a cheater or just ignorant? appeared first
  • tennis served fresh | April 12, 10:55 am ET
  • Not a perfect March for Djokovic, who was blindsided after Indian Wells
  • “This year, the start of the season has been probably even better than 2015 in terms of results, and in terms of how I feel,” Novak Djokovic said immediately after he won the Miami Open last week. But his March wasn’t perfect, despite the two Masters titles and his dazzling 12-0 record. Djokovic is an 11-time Grand Slam champion and an earnest spokesman for the game, and the 28-year-old Serbian has a growing reputation as an athlete with a social conscience. But he suffered a damaging blow when he was savaged as an unenlightened sexist during the most recent flare-up over equal prize
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 7, 10:53 am ET
  • Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung LACOSTE is pleased to announce that the brand has entered into a five-year partnership with Korean professional tennis player Hyeon Chung. From April 2016, Hyeon Chung, 19 years old, will become one of the LACOSTE Ambassadors on and off tennis courts. Hyeon Chung is a rising star Hyeon Chung is one of today’s most exciting […] The post Lacoste signs Korean Hyeon Chung appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | April 7, 6:20 am ET
  • Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis
  • Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis from Tennis Tips UK Men’s tennis has had it’s stars throughout each generation – from Boris Becker to Roger Federer. They’ve managed to stay at the pinnacle for many years and win multiple Grand Slam titles however there is a player who has dominated … Continue reading Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis → The post Why is Novak Djokovic so difficult to beat? Tennis Betting Analysis appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 6, 3:43 pm ET
  • State of the game
  • Back up north, I played this one clay-court tournament a lot. Because there were never many women in the singles draw, all I basically had to do was win one match before I came up against the top seed. Let's call her Emma, because that was her name. Anyway, she was a pretty big girl, a lefty. So we're playing and I send yet another cream puff across the net and the next thing I saw was her closing in and unfurling into this forehand she hits for a winner past me. This image is forever stamped into my brain
  • Tennis With Attitude | April 6, 3:00 pm ET
  • Episode 12 – Miami Wrap
  • This week Brodie and Juan Jose break down the ATP Miami final and take a big picture look at both tours including the ATP’s age gaps, whether Djokovic has reached Federer level of dominance and why Victoria Azarenka is good for the WTA. All that and so much more on this week’s Mind The Racket […]
  • Mind The Racket | April 4, 9:07 am ET
  • Novak Djokovic continues to dominate men's tennis with 63rd career title in Miami
  • World no.1 Novak Djokovic continued his domination of men's tennis with a 6-3 6-3 win over fellow Uniqlo's ambassador Kei Nishikori in the Miami Open final at Key Biscayne, a win which sees him become tennis' all-time leading money winner.Djokovic collected a sum of USD1,028,300 on weekend and his career earnings has approached USD100 million.With four titles in 2016, following victories at the Australian Open, Qatar and Indian Wells, Djokovic will definitely be looking forward to the upcoming clay court season. The French Open remains to be the only Grand Slam title that is missing from his collection.The Serbian only
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | April 3, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Once Again On Track For All-Time Great Season
  • It seemed hard to imagine that Djokovic could be more dominant in 2016 than he was in his remarkable 2015 season. Last year Djokovic had one of the best seasons we've seen in the modern era, winning three out of four slams and a record six Masters titles. This will still be hard for Djokovic to replicate, but he's on the right track after winning the Australian Open and the Indian Wells/Miami double to start the year. He's so far ahead of the pack that it's conceivable he wins all four grand slams and six or seven Masters titles.Djokovic's closest
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | April 2, 3:00 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & T
  • Which Bet?  Kei Nishikori +4.5 (Games Handicap) Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions (03/04/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered … Continue reading Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions → The post Novak Djokovic vs Kei Nishikori Tips | ATP Miami 2016 Final Tennis Betting Preview, Tennis Picks & Tennis Predictions appeared first
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | April 2, 9:24 am ET
  • Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction | ATP Miami 2016 Free Tennis Betting Tips
  • Which Bet?  Adrian Mannarino (Match Winner) Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction & Tennis Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (28/03/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have … Continue reading Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction | ATP Miami 2016 Free Tennis Betting Tips → The post Andrey Kuznetsov vs Adrian Mannarino Prediction | ATP Miami 2016 Free Tennis Betting Tips appeared first on TENNIS TIPS UK.
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 27, 11:55 am ET
  • Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls   Sloane Stephens has partnered with Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity that collects new and used shoes and clothing and redistributes it to people in need through direct donations and micro-enterprise partners. Since its inception in 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed close to 26 million pairs of shoes to the underprivileged in more than 127 countries, including […] The post Sloane Stephens partners with Soles4Souls appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | March 22, 7:06 pm ET
  • Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tenn
  • Which Bet?  Rajeev Ram (Match Winner) Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (23/03/2016) Tennis Tips UK provide free tennis betting picks to give prospective members a ‘taster’ of what to expect from our VIP & Elite Picks services which have delivered over … Continue reading Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis Picks (23/03/2016) → The post Rajeev Ram v Evgeny Donskoy Tips | ATP Miami Open 2016 Free Tennis Betting Picks, Expert Tips & Tennis
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | March 22, 9:27 am ET
  • Episode 11 – Indian Wells Wrap
  • Brodie and Juan Jose discuss a wild Indian Wells tournament including Azarenka’s big win, Djokovic’s dominance, Raonic’s continuing success in 2016 and Raymond Moore’s moronic comments that made the whole finals Sunday a bit odd. Like the podcast? You can help support the podcast and the blog by contributing to the Patreon campaign. Subscribe on […]
  • Mind The Racket | March 21, 9:10 am ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios
  • After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | March 9, 2:37 pm ET
  • Is There a New "Big Four" Brewing on the ATP Tour?
  • Within the last few years there has been an influx of young talent on the ATP Tour, but no one seemed truly ready to challenge the game's best. The likes of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Zverev, Coric, Thiem, Tomic and others all posted some good results, but many tennis fans wanted more than they were giving. It finally appears that fans who have been hoping to see some fresh faces at the top may be getting their wish before long. Since the Australian Open several young players have made serious strides, and they appear closer to reaching the games elite.20 year old
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 26, 2:00 pm ET
  • WTA has become a tour with plenty of stars, but almost no champions
  • Angelique Kerber played her first official WTA match as a Grand Slam champion in Doha earlier this week, and a fan expecting a spectacular show could be forgiven for asking for her money back. Kerber, the top seed, lost to Zheng Saisai of China—a woman ranked 71 spots below her, at No. 73—in under an hour-and-a-half, 7-5, 6-1. You knew it wasn't too competitive when the winner prefaced her post-match comments with, “For sure it wasn’t (Kerber’s) best tennis today, but. . .” And so it goes. In fairness to Kerber, winning a major—especially at such a late stage in the 28-year-old's career—can really knock a
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 25, 10:16 am ET
  • The Tweener Podcast, Episode 5: College Tennis Special
  • In Episode 5 of The Tweener Podcast, we have a special college tennis focus! After the tweener of the week, they are joined by Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today to discuss many aspects of the sport, including last week’s National Indoors tournament. Why should you be more interested in college tennis? Well, listen to […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 22, 11:07 am ET
  • Thoughts on the Return of Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Juan Martin Del Potro made his long awaited return to the ATP Tour this week in Delray Beach, where he ultimately fell to Sam Querrey in the semifinals. The big question was not how he would do, but rather how would he look after having missed so much time due to surgeries on his left wrist. The initial reaction is that he looked pretty good all things considered, but there are still plenty of questions about his future after seeing him struggle to hit two-handed backhands.It's hard to say at this point whether Del Potro was simply holding back on
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 20, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Tweener Podcast: Episode 4
  • It’s episode 4 of The Tweener Podcast, and Joey and Zach are back at it following a week off post-Australian Open. Tweener of the week is followed by an interesting debate regarding Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. We then try out a create-your-own player game based on nationality. Finally, we introduce the 2nd installment of […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | February 14, 12:17 pm ET
  • Reflections from Rotterdam, Memphis and Buenos Aires
  • It was an action packed week of tennis on the ATP Tour, with Martin Klizan, Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem all winning titles. Here are some thoughts following the week that was.Fritz is progressing faster than expected: 18 year old American Taylor Fritz has been a highly regarded prospect for some time now, but few expected him to adjust to life on the ATP Tour so quickly. Fritz had already won a Challenger title (to go with his two from the end of last year) and qualified for the Australian Open in 2016, but this week's run to the finals in
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | February 13, 2:00 pm ET
  • Rafa Déjà Vu: It's an ideal time for snakebit Nadal to make a move
  • You can hardly blame Rafael Nadal if he’s feeling like his career has turned into a Vine clip—and wishing that it was a different, earlier stage of his career being endlessly replayed. As Nadal has tried to gain traction and rebuild his once-formidable reputation, he’s come afoul of the same treacherous obstacles, over and over. Not all of them have been obvious or predictable. It’s gotten to the point where even a diehard Roger Federer fan might find himself asking, “What does poor Rafa have to do to catch a break?” Case in point: Nadal got off to a running start this year in
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 11, 9:40 am ET
  • What the first month and change has shown us
  • So, over the years for various websites—including this one—I've written a post after the first week of the season called "What the First Week Has Shown Us." I like to think you can gauge a lot on how the approaching tennis season will go based on what goes down in Brisbane and the like.I'm a little behind on doing that, but figured I'd try to get something in before we get too deep in the year and my predictions/thoughts become meaningless! So here's what I think you can be on the lookout for during the rest of 2016.• The Novak
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 7, 2:00 pm ET


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