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Last updated on February 26, 2015 11:29:25 ET

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Just 18, Borna Coric Already Has Wins Over Rafael Nadal And Now Andy Murray
Borna Coric just beat another member of the Big Four. He's just 18.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 26, 10:33 am ET


Novak Djokovic: Playing Borna Coric Is Like Playing Myself!
Novak Djokovic says he sees a lot of himself in Bornic Coric.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 26, 10:10 am ET


From around the web:

Just 18, Borna Coric Already Has Wins Over Rafael Nadal And Now Andy Murray
Borna Coric just beat another member of the Big Four. He's just 18.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 26, 10:33 am ET


The Dubai Daily: 26 February 2015 (Djokovic, Federer & Murray in action)
by: Tom Cochrane Wednesday saw a host of activity at the Aviation Club in Dubai, with top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray underlining their respective title credentials with impressive displays. Meanwhile, second seed Roger Federer delighted the crowd with an incredible run of 20 consecutive points against Fernando Verdasco, whilst fourth seed Tomas [...]
Tennis Connected | February 26, 10:13 am ET


Novak Djokovic: Playing Borna Coric Is Like Playing Myself!
Novak Djokovic says he sees a lot of himself in Bornic Coric.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 26, 10:10 am ET


After 7 Years, Ryan Harrison Finally Got His First Top 10 Win, Now He’s Ready To Become The Be
Ryan Harrison won his first career Top 10 match.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 26, 10:00 am ET


Harrison upsets Dimitrov in Acapulco; Djokovic eases into Dubai quarterfinals; Nadal wins in Buenos
Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Second-round results: R Harrison defeats (3) G Dimitrov 75 46 60 (4) K Anderson defeats S Johnson 36 75 63 (5) A Dolgopolov defeats A Haider-Maurer 62 63 B Tomic defeats (8) B Becker 46 63 62 V Troicki defeats (7) S Giraldo 63 64 ***** Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E Second-round results: (3) A Murray defeats [...]
Tennis Connected | February 25, 9:15 pm ET


Federer Rights Ship After Hot Sauce Spill in Dubai
"It's not the first time it's ever happened to me, but it's a great comeback because I did feel that Fernando was hitting the ball well and came out and played very committed, serving well," Federer said.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 25, 4:10 pm ET


Timeless
Age. It's the bane of every athlete's existence, the true Grim Reaper for the body of people who make a living running and jumping, swinging bats and racquets. If you're lucky, you still have half a life (or more) to live when it gets you, but it probably won't be a life as poignant, bittersweet, challenging, or rewarding as your first. Lately, tennis players have been winning the war with age. Roger Federer, 17-time major champion, is still spry and competitive at age 33. A few weeks ago, 33-year-old Serena Williams surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with her 19th Grand
Articles by Peter Bodo | February 25, 3:30 pm ET


Initial Entry List Released for U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship
HOUSTON – Five players in the Top 20 of the Emirates ATP Rankings are among the 20 participants on the initial entry list for the 2015 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship that will be held April 6-12 at River Oaks Country Club. Feliciano Lopez, who is expected to climb to a […]
Tennis Panorama | February 25, 3:24 pm ET


Live Stream: Petkovic vs Safarova Doha Qatar Open
The Live Stream: Petkovic vs Safarova Doha Qatar Open is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from February 23 to 28, 2015 in Doha. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic is the tournament's top seed. Simona Halep, who just won the Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday and the defending champion in Doha, has pulled out of the tournament due to injury but is already assured a return in the world's top three following that title run. Watch Live Stream: Petkovic vs Safarova Doha Qatar Open Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 |
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | February 25, 3:12 pm ET


Live Stream: Suarez Navarro vs Kvitova Doha Qatar Open
The Live Stream: Suarez Navarro vs Kvitova Doha Qatar Open is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from February 23 to 28, 2015 in Doha. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic is the tournament's top seed. Simona Halep, who just won the Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday and the defending champion in Doha, has pulled out of the tournament due to injury but is already assured a return in the world's top three following that title run. Watch Live Stream: Suarez Navarro vs Kvitova Doha Qatar Open Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | February 25, 3:11 pm ET


Live Stream: Wozniacki vs Azarenka Doha Qatar Open
The Live Stream: Wozniacki vs Azarenka Doha Qatar Open is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from February 23 to 28, 2015 in Doha. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic is the tournament's top seed. Simona Halep, who just won the Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday and the defending champion in Doha, has pulled out of the tournament due to injury but is already assured a return in the world's top three following that title run. Watch Live Stream: Wozniacki vs Azarenka Doha Qatar Open Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 |
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | February 25, 3:09 pm ET


Live Stream: Radwanska vs Williams Doha Qatar Open
The Live Stream: Radwanska vs Williams Doha Qatar Open is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from February 23 to 28, 2015 in Doha. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic is the tournament's top seed. Simona Halep, who just won the Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday and the defending champion in Doha, has pulled out of the tournament due to injury but is already assured a return in the world's top three following that title run. Watch Live Stream: Radwanska vs Williams Doha Qatar Open Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 |
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | February 25, 3:09 pm ET


Live Stream: L Safarova v A Petkovic Doha Qatar Open
The Live Stream: L Safarova v A Petkovic Doha Qatar Open is available here. This Premier WTA tournament takes place from February 23 to 28, 2015 in Doha. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic is the tournament's top seed. Simona Halep, who just won the Premier 5 Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday and the defending champion in Doha, has pulled out of the tournament due to injury but is already assured a return in the world's top three following that title run. Watch Live Stream: L Safarova v A Petkovic Doha Qatar Open Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | February 25, 3:06 pm ET


Federer Waves the “Magic Wand” vs. Verdasco
Roger Federer showed his volleying skills in this one-two combo vs. Fernando Verdasco in Dubai. Roger Federer would find himself down an early break against Fernando Verdasco in Dubai this evening, but the Swiss maestro used his feathery hands to regain some momentum in the match on this exquisite point that saw him follow a down-the-line backhand to the net and proceed to knock off two perfect volleys to flummox the Spaniard. Dubai: Federer, Djokovic Cruise into Quarterfinals The first volley was excellent, but after Verdasco muscles up on his passing attempt Federer’s reply is just plain gorgeous. Because he’s stretched and can’t
Blog RSS | February 25, 2:14 pm ET


Top Four Seeds Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Berdych Reach Dubai Quarters
(February 25, 2015) DUBAI, UAE – The four top seeds moved into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday, with wins for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych. Djokovic defeated Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-2. “More comfortable than yesterday, that’s for sure,” said Djokovic. “Basically I didn’t have as much pressure […]
Tennis Panorama | February 25, 2:00 pm ET


The Dubai Daily: 25 February 2015
by: Tom Cochrane Tuesday saw all of the big names at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships record wins, with top guns Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych all completing straight sets victories. World number one Djokovic, in search of the fiftieth title of his career and a fifth trophy in Dubai, downed the big-serving Canadian [...]
Tennis Connected | February 25, 10:20 am ET


Novak Djokovic: Because Of Injuries We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Will Bring For Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic doesn't know how Rafael Nadal will go in this comeback.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | February 25, 10:09 am ET


126th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship to be held March 5-8, 2015
(February 25, 2015) La Jolla, Calif. – The 126th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles  Championship will be played from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, Calif., 92037. The tournament, which is the second oldest tennis event in the United States, will […]
Tennis Panorama | February 25, 10:00 am ET


Murray Up For Brotherly Battle in Davis Cup
Andy Murray says he's willing to join forces with older brother Jamie and battle the Bryan brothers when Britain hosts the USA in next weekend's Davis Cup tie in Glasgow. A brotherly battle could be the pivotal point when Davis Cup return to its roots. Andy Murray says it will be fun to play with older brother Jamie Murray against the world No. 1 team of Mike and Bob Bryan when Great Britain hosts the United States in the March 6-8th World Group opener in Glasgow. "Yeah. I think we played them a couple of times, obviously not before in Davis Cup," Murray
Blog RSS | February 25, 9:38 am ET


Video: Behind-the-Scenes Cliff Diving
See what happens when Grigor Dimitrov, Santiago Giraldo and Daniela Hantuchova visit the famed La Quebrada, the official cliff diving site in Acapulco. Life on the ledge was an exhilarating experience for a trio of players in Acapulco. Grigor Dimitrov, Santiago Gonzalez and Daniela Hantuchova took time out from the Abierto Mexicano Telcel on Tuesday to visit the famed La Quebrada, the official cliff diving site in Acapulco. Video Cliffhanger: The Real Dimitrov Dive Hopping on a helicopter, the trio took a short flight to the spectacular cliff diving spot. The local divers did a private show just for the players with dazzling views
Blog RSS | February 25, 6:22 am ET


Next GOAT? Djokovic on WSJ Cover
Novak Djokovic may be better than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, says Mats Wilander in a WSJ. Magazine cover story on the world No. 1. At his best, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic may well be even better than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, says Hall of Famer Mats Wilander. Djokovic graces the cover of the new WSJ. Magazine. Inside the March Men’s Style issue, which hits newsstands on March 7th. Video Cliffhanger: The Real Dimitrov Dive The five-time Australian Open champion discusses family, the secret to his success and future plans. Former No. 1 Wilander suggests the Serbian's best tennis puts him in
Blog RSS | February 25, 5:20 am ET


Nishikori wins in Acapulco; Djokovic prevails in Dubai; Almagro victorious in Buenos Aires
Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico First-round results: (1) K Nishikori defeats A Gonzalez 63 75 (3) G Dimitrov defeats F Krajinovic 63 57 60 V Troicki defeats D Garza 64 63 (6) I Karlovic defeats T Gabashvili 64 36 62 R Harrison defeats D Young 46 62 42 Y Lu defeats V Estrella Burgos 62 75 S Johnson defeats I Dodig 64 64 A [...]
Tennis Connected | February 24, 11:31 pm ET


Djokovic, Murray and Berdych Advance in Dubai
Photos by Nida Alibhai (February 24, 2015) Dubai UAE – The top seeds advanced into the second round of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday, with wins for Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych.   This week not only is Djokovic, looking for a fifth Dubai title, he is aiming for his 50th career […]
Tennis Panorama | February 24, 2:09 pm ET


Coach Jenny Hilt-Costello Responds to Open Letter of Bobby Bayliss
Last night I received an email from Jenny Hilt-Costello, the women's coach at Long Beach State, containing this response to Bobby Bayliss' Open Letter to College Tennis Fans published on Zootennis last week. It provides a perspective I believe the ITA has been too quick to dismiss.A Response to Coach Bayliss’ February 17 letter and the ITA ArgumentsTo the College Tennis Community:The recent letter from Coach Bayliss, which was published on ZooTennis, put a new voice to the same arguments the ITA has put forward throughout the three attempts to radically change the college tennis playing format. While
ZooTennis | February 24, 2:00 pm ET


GIVEAWAY: 10 pairs of season passes to the BMW Malaysian Open 2015
BMW Malaysia Open will be back in action this coming March. If you are a WTA fan and plan to be in Kuala Lumpur for this yearly event, this is your chance to win a pair of season passes to the tournament.All you have to do is to fill in the form below. The winners will be selected based on a first come first serve basis. Only one person is eligible to win a pair of season passes.Loading... Giveaway ends on February 28, 2015 (Saturday) at 11:59 PM.Thank you to the tournament organiser for the passes.For more info about the
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | February 24, 2:00 pm ET


Nominations Announced for Davis Cup World Group First Round and Zone Group Ties
(February 24, 2015) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup World Group first round and Zone Group ties taking place on 6-8 March. A total of 33 ties will be held next week. WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND   GERMANY v FRANCE Venue: Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, GER (hard – indoor)   […]
Tennis Panorama | February 24, 1:03 pm ET


Roy Emerson vs. Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Articles by Steve Tignor | February 24, 12:30 pm ET


The Dubai Daily: 24 February 2015
by: Tom Cochrane Greetings and welcome to coverage of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships live from the United Arab Emirates. I’ll be providing daily updates of all the action from the Aviation Club here in Dubai, where a host of the world’s best players, including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych have [...]
Tennis Connected | February 24, 10:40 am ET


Video Cliffhanger: The Real Dimitrov Dive
Watch Grigor Dimitrov show daredevil skills — and benefit from some shrewd editing — diving off a cliff in Acapulco. Grigor Dimitrov launched his Acapulco title defense with a major leap of faith. Dimitrov unleashed his inner daredevil cliff diving in Acapulco. Though the height of his leap looks like it got a bit of a boost from the friendly ATP video editors. Watch Dimitrov dramatically cross himself, pause to ponder the great height (and insanity) of his impending jump, then appear to leap from the very top of the cliff in the video above. Watch again and you can see the ATP
Blog RSS | February 24, 7:49 am ET


The Week in Preview: Dubai, Doha, Acapulco, Buenos Aires
The Oscars inspired its share of memorable celebrations on Sunday night, but the awards show had nothing on the tennis tours. Simona Halep, David Ferrer, Ivo Karlovic, Sara Errani, and Gilles Simon all let us know much it meant to them to win a tournament, even a small tournament, on their respective circuits. At the moment of victory, most of this weekend’s champs crouched down and clenched their fists in a show of immediate and, at least to me, surprisingly deep feeling. So deep that they had to hide it away from the rest of us and savor it on
Articles by Steve Tignor | February 23, 2:51 pm ET


Q and A with Caroline Dolehide; Day, Higuchi Among Rancho Santa Fe Qualifiers; First Computer Rankin
When I was in Midland earlier this month I spoke with 16-year-old US Open Junior semifinalist Caroline Dolehide about her experience at her first high-level pro event, her thoughts on college vs. professional tennis, Novak Djokovic's influence on her game and her move to online schooling. That interview can be found at the Tennis Recruiting Network.The final round of qualifying at the $25,000 women's Pro Circuit event in Rancho Santa Fe, California is now complete, with 17-year-old Emma Higuchi and 15-year-old Kayla Day among those earn a place in the main draw. Day, who has played only two other Pro
ZooTennis | February 23, 2:00 pm ET


Playing Pro Circuit Events as an Amateur
When I went to the $100,000 Midland Dow Corning Tennis Classic earlier this month, a notice taped to the tournament desk caught my eye. Entitled "USTA Amateur Reimbursement Procedures," you can read it in its entirety below.With more and more juniors playing in Futures events--the men are already into their ninth Futures tournament here in the US, and the 128 qualifying draws always attract junior players--I thought posting this notice could help answer questions players, parents and coaches may have about how this is being handled this year. Because the NCAA passed a special rule for tennis in 2013, allowing
ZooTennis | February 22, 2:00 pm ET


Florida Women Beat Stanford 4-3 to Extend Home Winning Streak to 138; Trinity Wins Division III Men'
Arguably the best rivalry in Division I college tennis resumed today in Gainesville, with the second-ranked Florida women getting past No. 10 Stanford 4-3. The Gators now have extended their home winning streak to 138 matches, last losing at Lindner Stadium on May 15, 2004, to Miami, in the second round of the NCAAs. Florida has had close calls, including Stanford's last visit in 2012, when then freshman Brianna Morgan defeated Stanford's Stacey Tan to clinch the 4-3 win for the Gators.Morgan was called on for similar heroics today, and she came through again. Although Florida had dropped the doubles
ZooTennis | February 21, 2:00 pm ET


Si-mo-na!
.@Simona_Halep captures 1st @DDFTennis title! Battles past Pliskova 64 76(4)--> http://t.co/CcoqWFDLey #WTA #tennis pic.twitter.com/zPB3Mwjy4R— WTA (@WTA) February 21, 2015Halepmania reigned in Dubai this past week, as crowds of spectators loudly and frequently screamed the Romanian player's name throughout her matches. Halep, the top seed in Dubai, won the title--her tenth--when she defeated a red-hot Karolina Pliskova in the final yesterday. The win didn't come easily for Halep, who had to serve for the match three times, while holding match points in her first two attempts. All credit to Pliskova, who hung in nicely, but it was Halep's own shaky mentality
Women Who Serve | February 21, 2:00 pm ET


PODCAST: Discussing Dubai; Nadal's New Approach

Articles by Steve Tignor | February 20, 10:43 pm ET


Sanford Wins ITF Grade 2 in Chile; Young into Delray Beach Final; Texas A&M Beats No. 1 Oklahoma, Oh
Alexandra Sanford won her second ITF title today at the Grade 2 Copa Milo in Chile. The second-seeded Sanford, who won the Grade 4 ITF title in Wichita Falls last October, defeated No. 9 seed Dominque Schaefer, who lives in the US, but plays for Peru, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4. This is the 16-year-old Ohio resident's third tournament in the South American clay court swing, with her only two losses to Argentina's Julieta Estable, who is currently ranked No. 41 and was not in the draw this week.The boys title went to Chile's Marcelo Barrios Vera, the No. 2 seed, who
ZooTennis | February 20, 2:00 pm ET


Chris Evert vs. Gabriela Sabatini

Articles by Steve Tignor | February 19, 10:21 am ET


Pete Sampras vs. Stan Smith

Articles by Steve Tignor | February 19, 10:14 am ET


Fratangelo Wins Launceston Challenger, Breaks Top 200
Bjorn Fratangelo had a strong 2014 season. He won five futures titles and reached the quarterfinals of two challengers. The 21 year old finished the year with a career high ranking of 261. Fratangelo’s ranking was just on the border of making the Australian Open Qualifying cut, and when The Tennis Nerds spoke to Fratangelo back […]
The Tennis Nerds | February 17, 4:51 pm ET


One of the best top tens in years?
Over the weekend, Kei Nishikori won his first title of the year in what's essentially become his home court, Memphis. Stan Wawrinka took home his second trophy of the season after winning Rotterdam.Wawrinka beat Tomas Berdych, a fellow member of the top 10, who has been having a very solid season as well.This has got me wondering: Is this one of the best top tens in men's tennis in years?You know Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray are going to get theirs--and have been doing so for years.What makes things different nowadays is that the other guys
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 16, 2:00 pm ET


Petkovic wins Diamond Games
#trophyselfie no.1/2015 pic.twitter.com/uimbWsaLos— Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) February 15, 2015Yesterday, I tweeted that I wished the Petko vs. BZS match in Antwerp were the final. Well, that's exactly what it turned out to be. Andrea Petkovic won the Diamond Games today when her opponent in the final, Carla Suarez Navarro, withdrew because of neck pain.This, of course, isn't how anyone wanted it to be--not the fans, not the WTA, not the tournament staff, not Petkovic, and certainly not Suarez Navarro. Petko had to play her heart out in the semifinals against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, whose defense was sometimes breathtaking. Petkovic beat
Women Who Serve | February 14, 2:00 pm ET


Nole More Questions
Bitterly disappointed a few weeks ago after having lost yet another Australian Open final—the fourth of his career—Andy Murray implied that Novak Djokovic had engaged in a bit of distracting gamesmanship during their clash for the championship. After the two split a pair of tiebreakers, Djokovic looked physically wobbly, but he rebounded magnificently to win the third set, and he pulled away impressively to sweep 12 of the final 13 games in a four-set victory. When Murray was asked if he thought Djokovic was deliberately misrepresenting his state, the Scot told the reporters assembled for his post-final press conference: “I don’t
Articles by Peter Bodo | February 11, 11:21 am ET


Dimitrov Reportedly Testing New Head Racket in Rotterdam
Grigor Dimitrov played his first round match in Rotterdam with a blacked out racket that bears a lot of similarities to a Head frame. After struggling for much of the match, Dimitrov regrouped to defeat Paul-Henri Mathieu in three sets, 4-6 7-6(2) 6-2. Dimitrov has been testing new rackets for some time now; he was […]
The Tennis Nerds | February 9, 3:52 pm ET


Amelie Mauresmo, Fed Cup genius
#FedCup @AmeMauresmo @KikiMladenovic et @CaroGarcia reviennent sur un dimanche fou. http://t.co/p26DqoivHn pic.twitter.com/y1TGGzNDyj— FFT (@FFTennis) February 8, 2015Last April, France had to play a better-than average USA team in the Fed Cup semifnals, but things didn't go as planned for the French. Kiki Mladenovic, the team's doubles wonder, had to pull out of the competition because of an arm injury. And on the first day of competition, France's top-ranked player, Alize Cornet, sustained a leg injury and had to be replaced by Virginie Razzano.The two teams went into the second day tied at 1-1 Sloane Stephens had lost to Caroline Garcia,
Women Who Serve | February 7, 2:00 pm ET


2015's Burning Questions

Articles by Peter Bodo | February 6, 4:44 pm ET


Question and Answer: Mitchell Krueger
Mitchell Krueger celebrated his 21st birthday back in January, and he did so in style, winning the $15,000 Los Angeles Futures title on the same day he became legally allowed to order an alcoholic drink. Krueger had a successful junior career before turning pro at the age of 18. Now starting his third year on […]
The Tennis Nerds | February 6, 3:59 pm ET


Germany and Australia tied at 1-1, and what a tie
#émotions @andreapetkovic #FedCup pic.twitter.com/ZVxTtEWzf9— René Denfeld (@Renestance) February 7, 2015Germany is one of the home teams in this weekend's Fed Cup World Group competition; much was expected, no doubt, of Angelique Kerber, who played Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova in today's tie in Stuttgart. But you know how Fed Cup is--things happen that cause expectations to be tossed out the window. Gajdosova defeated Kerber 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, which left matters up to Andrea Petkovic.Petkovic hasn't had a good season so far, but she showed last year that she just may be one of those players who has a special Fed Cup spark.
Women Who Serve | February 6, 2:00 pm ET


Czech Republic B team vs. Canada B team in Fed Cup competition
All the draws are in and we have some amazing #FedCup matches lined up! Which ones are you most looking forward to? pic.twitter.com/VNWXwIzZed— Fed Cup (@FedCup) February 6, 2015Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won't be in Quebec City this weekend for the World Group Fed Cup tie, but neither will Genie Bouchard or Aleks Wozniak. The defending champions' team isn't exactly, lame, however. It consists of Karolina Pliskova, Lucie Hradecka, Tereza Smitkova and Denisa Allertova. Francoise Abanda, Gabriela Dobrowski and Sharon Fichman will play for the Canadian team.In what will probably be the most interesting tie, Italy will compete against
Women Who Serve | February 5, 2:00 pm ET


Whaa? Serena's doing what where now?
Considering the occasional theatrics of Richard Williams, I'd admit that there was a time I thought he blew the incident at Indian Wells in 2001 out of proportion. Not that he was lying, but maybe that it wasn't as bad as it seemed. There are a lot of people who might have thought that no one actually says those types of racist things "anymore." Over the years, I've realized that people do say those things, and they probably did that day at that tournament. So Serena Williams' decision to go back there makes her a lot stronger than I already
Tennis With Attitude | February 4, 2:00 pm ET


Episode 3 – Australian Open Finals, Week 2 Wrap
Episode the third! Brodie and Juan Jose discuss number five for Djokovic, Murray’s collapse, Serena’s legacy, the emergence of young players like Madison Keys, Nick Kyrgios, Garbine Muguruza and much, much more. iTunes, Stitcher and subscription information coming on Monday!
Mind The Racket | February 1, 10:15 pm ET


The Armchair Line Judge's return to a normal sleep pattern
I am sorry, but it's difficult to be a tennis fan during the Aussie Open and a normally functioning adult. I mean, here's Madison Keys mixing it up with Venus Williams, and my kid needs a new diaper. Come on! Change yourself, kid! And then there's the finals happening at 3 a.m. my time. And then my boss wants me at work before 1 p.m.! Outrageous!As it turns out, I'm still employed and my kids and spouse are still around (I think). What's left? Coupla thoughts:1. It took this tournament for me to figure out why I root for Venus
Tennis With Attitude | February 1, 2:00 pm ET


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JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | January 30, 2:00 pm ET


Wilson Sporting Goods Co. releases Rush Pro 2.0 Tennis Shoe
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the release of the highly anticipated Rush Pro 2.0 tennis shoe. Featuring new construction and the Company’s patented Pro Torque Chassis arch technology, the new Rush Pro 2.0 is a shoe made for performance tennis players with a range of playing styles. “The Rush Pro 2.0 represents the next […]
Tennis Served Fresh | January 29, 7:20 am ET


Episode 2 – Australian Open Week 1 Recap
The Mind The Racket Podcast returns for a second episode! Bri (@4TheTennis) joins Brodie to recap and share thoughts on the first week of the Australian Open. How good is Murray right now? How bad was Dimitrov’s collapse? Nadal, Azarenka, Keys, Goerges, grunting on volleys and so much more! iTunes, Stitcher and subscription information forth […]
Mind The Racket | January 25, 9:12 pm ET


PODCAST: Australian Open Finals Previews

Articles by Peter Bodo | January 25, 1:29 am ET


One of those crazy Australian Open thoughts...
So, this seems a little odd for me, chiming in at this point of the year's first Grand Slam when I usually would've had my patented round of 16 predictions all said and done by now, with another post or two in between. But I just had this crazy, nutty, out-of-this-world thought:What if no one from the "Big 4" made it to the semis?Like, suppose Nick Kyrgios continues to play like the fearless teenager that he is and rides the momentum of hometown support, and shocks Andy Murray in the quarters? What if Tomas Berdych decides no one beats him
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | January 24, 2:00 pm ET


Armchair Line Judge: Aussie thoughts so far
1. I mean, look at the ass on Rafa Nadal. If anyone should be asked to give a twirl, it should be that sexy bastard. But this is a life lesson we can all apply to ourselves, and not just the young Genie Bouchard: If some random dude asks you to twirl for him in front of a stadium full of people, and he's using a microphone to do this, kindly direct him to the orifice that would house that microphone in the most painful way.2. However, I will give any onsite Aussie Open reporters a dollar if they start
Tennis With Attitude | January 21, 2:00 pm ET


Armchair Line Judge: My decimated draws before I burn them
Because why not have a good laugh over picking Donna Vekic for the quarterfinals?
Tennis With Attitude | January 21, 2:00 pm ET


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Into Oz

Articles by Peter Bodo | January 20, 11:07 am ET


Wilson launches power-packed, sleek burn racket
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the introduction of the BURN family of rackets. This new line is built specifically for performance tennis players seeking a bold, sleek racket that accelerates power from the baseline. The BURN is the first Baseliner-focused product to emerge from the Company’s new PlayerID system, which categorizes three key types […]
Tennis Served Fresh | January 19, 6:04 pm ET


Episode 1 – 2015 Season, AO Preview
It’s the very first Mind The Racket podcast! Juan Jose (@jjvallejoa) joins Brodie to look ahead to the 2015 season and the Australian Open. Will the Big 4 still be a thing? Which young guy is most likely to win a slam first? What sort of impact will the new coaches on the WTA make? […]
Mind The Racket | January 18, 3:26 pm ET


The Armchair Line Judge's guide to the Aussie Open 2015
It's mid-January, and only about eight weeks since the year-end championships, so it must be time for another major! This lengthy layover only tends to ensure erratic results, so with that in mind, let's predict what's going to happen! For this preview, we're gonna do the Armchair Line Judge's call for the Top 10 on both sides for players' chances to advance to the semifinals:The Women1. Serena Williams: In. Yeah, Hopman Cup was kind of a disaster, but she's usually most dangerous right after a bad patch. Hmm, though. Vera Zvonareva looming in round 2. Hmm.2, Maria
Tennis With Attitude | January 17, 2:00 pm ET


Australian Open Draw Preview – Men
Novak’s Quarter It’s not often we get such a juicy first round match in the ATP, but Del Potro vs Janowicz is certainly that, even if neither seems likely to make a particularly deep run in this tournament. It should be must watch, early round tennis and may just end up as one of the […]
Mind The Racket | January 17, 12:30 pm ET


Australian Open Draw Preview – Women
Serena’s Quarter What a quarter, and what a way to kick this tournament off. Stephens vs. Azarenka, Wozniacki vs. Townsend, the winners play each other in the second round. Azarenka has to be one of the players to watch in 2015. After an injury riddled 2014, her ranking has some serious bouncing back to do, […]
Mind The Racket | January 17, 10:34 am ET


Wilson releases next generation BLADE rackets, includes four new models
What do Serena Williams, Milos Raonic, David Goffin, Madison Keys, and Gael Monfils have in common? The Wilson Blade is their weapon of choice. The racket maker has announced the next generation of Blades that includes four new models: BLADE 98 16x19, BLADE 98 18x20, BLADE 98S and BLADE 104.The BLADE is the second attacker-focused product to emerge from Wilson’s new PlayerID system. For this system, Wilson categorized three core playing styles in today’s game: Baseliner, Attacker and All Courter. The PlayerID system helps players better select products that speak to their playing style
Down the Line: raw + uncut | January 15, 2:00 pm ET


Andy Murray is officially a brand, logo included!
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray are known as the "Big 4" of men's tennis. But after today, they are also now known as the "Big 4" of...personal branding?The Brit baller unveiled his personal logo, designed by Aesop, ahead of the year's first major, the Australian Open, that kicks off next week. It will be showcased on his tennis bag and on his warm-up t-shirts provided by new clothing sponsor, Under Armour. Their 4-year partnership was announced last month.The inspiration behind the logo was the number 77, a reference to the number of years between the last
Down the Line: raw + uncut | January 14, 2:00 pm ET


Wilson launches next generation BLADE racket
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today the introduction of four new rackets to its BLADE performance tennis franchise: BLADE 98 16×19, BLADE 98 18×20, BLADE 98S and BLADE 104. The rackets join one of Wilson’s best-selling lines globally, and are designed specifically for big- hitting, attacking-style players seeking aggressive control. Current top-ranked players and Wilson […]
Tennis Served Fresh | January 14, 9:18 am ET


FASHION FIX: Australian Open Uniqlo kits for Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori, and Shingo Kunieda
Here are some images of the Uniqlo duds No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, No. 5 seed Kei Nishikori, and men's wheelchair champion, Shingo Kunieda, are said to be wearing at the 2015 Australian Open.There's not much to say about these looks. In typical Uniqlo style, they're pretty basic. It's what we've come to expect from the Japanese retail giant for their ballers.[Photo(s) credit: tt.tennis-warehouse.com/]
Down the Line: raw + uncut | January 13, 2:00 pm ET


djokovic ready for shot at fifth australian open crown
Novak Djokovic goes into the 2015 Australian Open, which begins later this week, as the favourite to win his fifth title in this event and start the year in the best possible manner. The Serbian secured his maiden Grand Slam trophy in Melbourne in 2008 and has since gone on to bring that tally up to seven, […]
Tennis Served Fresh | January 12, 12:52 pm ET


Kei Nishikori has super human eye-hand coordination and a cool get-up
If you needed more evidence that the Kei Nishikori brand is blowing up globally, here you go.The U.S. Open finalist is featured on the cover of the January 19 issue of TIME magazine under the headline 'The Way of Kei'. Kei posted on his Facebook page that he is "very honored" to be the magazine's cover star. Nissin Cup Noodle also released their latest commercial featuring their global brand ambassador. In the spot, Kei is outfitted to resemble Miyamoto Musashi, and he brandishes a wooden sword carved from a paddle just as the Japanese sword master was said to have
Down the Line: raw + uncut | January 8, 2:00 pm ET


FASHION FIX: Fila's kits for the 2015 Australian Open
Fila has released the gear their ballers will be working at the 2015 Australian Open. The new Platinum collection offers a cohesive range of fashions, marked by fresh new fabrics, design details that showcase a high-end flavor, and stand-out styles. Training pieces were created to complement tennis apparel, for complete looks that can easily be worn on and off-court. As Fila’s most advanced line yet, technology is a crucial component of the Platinum story.Jelena Jankovic, pictured above, will be wearing the Platinum dress ($90) in white and, appropriately, diva pink. Germany's Julia Goerges will be sporting the Platinum wide racerback tank
Down the Line: raw + uncut | January 6, 2:00 pm ET


Question and Answer: Jarmere Jenkins (Part 2)
Jarmere Jenkins, an NCAA champion at the University of Virginia, talked to us a little over a year ago as he began his journey on the pro tour. You can read that Q&A here. 2014 saw Jenkins go through some incredible highs as well as some forgettable lows. At 24, he cracked the top 200 […]
The Tennis Nerds | December 15, 5:33 pm ET


Kozlov Makes History Sweeping Orange Bowl Titles Capping Huge 2014
  American Stefan Kozlov has been in his fair share of big matches. In December of 2013, Kozlov reached the final of the ITF Orange Bowl, but fell in a close three set match to fellow American Francis Tiafoe. In 2014, Kozlov had reached the finals of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon Junior Championships. […]
The Tennis Nerds | December 15, 1:55 pm ET


want for christmas: RF97 autographed and the Juice 100 by Wilson
With the holidays around the corner and you don’t know what to get your loved ones, we figure we can help out by offering you some ideas for Christmas morning. First off is the Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autographed. The sport of tennis is evolving, so is the Pro Staff. Developed with the help of […]
Tennis Served Fresh | December 9, 12:20 pm ET


Switzerland wins first Davis Cup title
Roger Federer put his bad back and his brief difference of opinion with his Swiss team mate Stanislas Wawrinka and claimed the one prize that has always eluded him and Switzerland - the Davis Cup.Switzerland won the Davis Cup for the first time in their history after Federer crushed France's Richard Gasquet in Lille. An inspired Federer raised his game to beat Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2. He collapsed in tears onto the clay at the Stade Pierre-Mauroyto after giving the Swiss a 3-1 lead.On Saturday, Federer and Wawrinka had put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead with a straight sets defeat
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 22, 2:00 pm ET


Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers
It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And the unbelievable amount
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | November 20, 2:00 pm ET


Roger Federer pulls out of ATP World Tour Finals and hands Novak Djokovic trophy
World no. 2 Roger Federer disappointed more than 17,000 fans at the O2 Arena after pulling out of the final against Novak Djokovic, citing a back injury sustained in his semifinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka.The 33-year-old Swiss announced he was "not match-fit" as he apologised to the crowd in person.The withdrawal resulted in Djokovic's fourth victory at the season-ending event. He also becomes the first man to win three titles in a row since Ivan Lendl back in the 80s.No one saw that coming from Federer, who had withdrawn during tournaments on only two previous occasions - in 2008 against
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 16, 2:00 pm ET


So, what have I missed?
Only a couple Slams, some Masters 1000 events, a year-end championship, a Fed Cup title, a Davis Cup round or two...You get the idea!But let's let all that go and talk about the here and now, now being the ATP World Tour Finals. Not much drama on the singles side with a lot of whuppings going on. Should be some good semifinal matches, though. Kei Nishikori is a gamer, Novak Djokovic is on fire, Roger Federer is playing like it's the late aughts and Stan Wawrinka has been solid. It's a solid efinal four, and one I'll ruminate on post-matchups.And
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | November 13, 2:00 pm ET


Serena and Caroline Show Off On Instagram
Gosh look who I just ran into lol @carowozniacki #vacy A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:25am PST Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki have been inseparable lately. Whether it's the US Open final, the NY marathon, or a beach vacation, you can guarentee Caro and Serena will be there together. Their Instagram feeds have been a little more saucy recently. The two have put aside the tennis shoes for bikinis... and they're really embracing the change! Check out the semi NSFW images after the cut!
Home | November 9, 10:56 pm ET



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ATP - Feb 23 WTA - Feb 23
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Stan Wawrinka7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Tomas Berdych8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 David Ferrer9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Andrea Petkovic
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