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Last updated on December 11, 2017 9:40:45 ET

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  • No. 10 of '17: Shapovalov signals tennis' future with upset of Nadal
  • When 2017 began, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic sat atop the ATP rankings, while Angelique Kerber, fresh off a career year, led the WTA. None of those players would finish this season in the Top 10, for varying reasons, but that hardly implied a lack of drama on the tours. At the Australian Open, fan favorites Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met in the final, setting the tone for a renaissance run of dominance. The Williams sisters also played for the title, with Serena coming out on top. She would miss the remainder of the season to give birth to her first child, allowing the depth of the WTA to shine.
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | December 11, 12:00 am ET
  • Osuigwe Claims Orange Bowl Title to End Stellar 2017; France's Gaston Wins Boys Championship
  • ZooTennis | December 9, 2:00 pm ET
  • Osuigwe and Bilokin Advance to Girls Orange Bowl Final; Gaston and Tashbulatov to Meet for Boys Titl
  • ZooTennis | December 8, 2:00 pm ET
  • Top 100 Men and 98 Women are Confirmed for 2018 Australian Open
  •     World’s best ready for Australian Open 2018   (December 8, 2017) The world’s top 100 men and 98 women are confirmed for Australian Open 2018.   Reigning champion Serena Williams (USA) is anticipated to return after giving birth to her first child in September. She also has an eye on the record books […] The post Top 100 Men and 98 Women are Confirmed for 2018 Australian Open appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | December 8, 7:51 am ET
  • Nadal, Muguruza Are ITF World Champions
  • Spanish Grand Slam champions headline ITF World Champion awards. Spain stands singularly supreme among ITF World Champions. World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Spanish Olympic teammate Garbine Muguruza have been named the 2017 International Tennis Federation World Champions. More: Serena Speeding In Comeback Nadal receives the honor for the third time, while it is the first year Muguruza has been recognized. This is the first time since Americans Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport in 1998 that the men’s and women’s ITF World Champions are from the same country. Nadal becomes the oldest ITF Men's World Champion at the age of 31 after a stunning comeback year
  • Blog RSS | December 8, 7:07 am ET
  • Andy Murray Takes on the World of Sports Management
  • Andy Murray continues to prove what a creditable ambassador he is to the sport of tennis through his sports management company. The British number one is frequently a vocal commentator on many of the key issues surrounding the sport so it is no surprise that he is seeking to give the benefit of his experience and […] The post Andy Murray Takes on the World of Sports Management appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | December 8, 12:23 am ET
  • Top Seed Osuigwe, Wild Card Beck Advance to Orange Bowl Semifinals; Crawley Reaches 16s Final; Ameri
  • ZooTennis | December 7, 2:00 pm ET
  • My Eddie Herr International Recap
  • ZooTennis | December 7, 2:00 pm ET
  • Bouchard, Super Bowl Date Reunite
  • Genie Bouchard reunites with college student who won date with her. Super Bowl buzz continues for John Goehrke. The University of Missouri student won a date with Genie Bouchard in a Super Bowl bet on Twitter. More: Serena Ticketed For Speeding The 2014 Wimbledon finalist made good on her bet by taking Goehrke to the Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks game at Barclays Center in February. The pair recently reunited for a second get together. Bouchard shared this shot of them on Instagram hashtag "SuperBowltwitterdate." ‪Look who came to visit me! 😘 #superbowltwitterdate ‬ A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:53pm
  • Blog RSS | December 7, 6:37 am ET
  • Watch: Murray Trims Tree
  • Just in time for the holiday season: Tree-trimming from Andy Murray. Holiday season isn't the only time for tree-trimming. In celebration of the holiday season, Wimbledon has posted one of Andy Murray's most special achievements at SW19. Watch: Djokovic's Training Lobbing 6-foot-11 Ivo Karlovic is about as easy as leaping Big Ben in a single bound. In an impressive display of touch tennis, Murray successfully lobbed the towering Croatian six times during a 2015 Wimbledon victory, including a rainbow backhand lob that kissed the baseline. These days, Murray has returned to Miami for training. It was great to see you healthy again @andymurray ❤️ Thanks for taking
  • Blog RSS | December 7, 5:44 am ET
  • Djokovic's Training: Family & Football
  • Novak Djokovic has added a couple of elements to off-season training. Novak Djokovic added good buddy Radek Stepanek to his coaching team—and a couple of elements to his off-season training. Family and football. More: Serena Ticketed For Speeding The former world No. 1 strengthens his core with the help of son Stefan in the video above. Djokovic, who pulled the plug on his 2017 season after Wimbledon to rest and rehab a chronic elbow injury, has been tossing the football around with Stepanek during his practice sessions in Monte Carlo. Sometimes you have to change it up to get a new perspective 🤨 on your
  • Blog RSS | December 7, 5:13 am ET
  • Serena Speeding Into Comeback
  • In a hurry to reach practice? Serena clocked going 86 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. Serena Williams is riding comeback road at a life-in-the fast lane pace. Williams was clocked by Florida Highway Patrol speeding at 86 MPH in a 65 MPH zone near her Palm Beach Gardens home at 7:17 on Saturday morning. TN Interview: Patrick Mouratoglou The 23-time Grand Slam champion was cited for speeding and ordered to pay a $281 fine, The Blast reports with a copy of Williams' speeding ticket. Perhaps the reigning Australian Open champion was in a hurry to get to practice. Williams was driving a 2016 Mini Cooper
  • Blog RSS | December 7, 4:25 am ET
  • Top Seeds, Three Wild Cards Advance to Orange Bowl Quarterfinals; Crawley and Brown Reach Semifinals
  • ZooTennis | December 6, 2:00 pm ET
  • December Off Topic Thread
  • Off topic discussions.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 6, 11:00 am ET
  • Refine Your Tennis Betting Strategy To Boost Your Returns
  • Refining Your Tennis Betting Strategy When it comes to increasing your returns when tennis betting, you can refine your strategy based on three essential elements: 1. Finding betting value 2. Practicing healthy money management 3. Maintaining discipline Implementing this three-fold strategy will ensure that you make more money with your wagering activities and once you […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | December 6, 11:00 am ET
  • Serena Williams Entered Into Australian Open
  • Will Serena show up?
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 6, 10:49 am ET
  • 2017 WTA Tournament and Player Award Winners Announced
  • All four 2017 tournament winners reclaim the accolades they won in 2016 Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova repeat winners for Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award and Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today the winners of the annual year-end tournament and player awards, as […]
  • Tennis Connected | December 5, 12:37 pm ET
  • Bianca Andreescu is 2017 Tennis Canada Female Player of the Year
  • – Andreescu also takes home singles player of the year and junior player of the year honours – Gabriela Dabrowski named doubles player of the year; Carol Zhao is most improved Toronto, December 5, 2017 – Tennis Canada announced Tuesday that Bianca Andreescu has been named the 2017 Tennis Canada Female Player of the Year, […]
  • Tennis Connected | December 5, 12:30 pm ET
  • 2017 WTA Tournament and Player Award Winners Announced
  • 2017 WTA Tournament and Player Award Winners Announced   ·     All four 2017 tournament winners reclaim the accolades they won in 2016 ·     Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova repeat winners for Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award and Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award   (December 5, 2017) ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis […] The post 2017 WTA Tournament and Player Award Winners Announced appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | December 5, 9:37 am ET
  • Can Nadal Double Up Down Under?
  • Rafael Nadal finished the 2017 season as ATP world number one after an astonishing return to form throughout the year. But with a break before the 2018 Australian Open, can he continue to amaze by claiming the one Grand Slam that he has notably underachieved at? In his remarkable 16 victories in tennis’ four major […] The post Can Nadal Double Up Down Under? appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | December 4, 8:03 pm ET
  • Denis Shapovalov named 2017 Tennis Canada Male Player of the Year
  • – Shapovalov also named most improved and singles player of the year – Daniel Nestor is doubles player of the year; Felix Auger-Aliassime is junior player of the year – Female players of the year will be announced Tuesday Toronto, December 4, 2017 – Tennis Canada announced Monday that Denis Shapovalov has been named the […]
  • Tennis Connected | December 4, 12:24 pm ET
  • Tennis Elbow: Alexander Zverev, Jelena Ostapenko and the kids are all right
  • Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon wonders if we’ve finally arrived in a new era in professional tennis. Don’t look now, but maybe this is it for the current golden era of tennis? Well alright, we should clarify […]
  • Tennis Connected | December 4, 12:20 pm ET
  • Jeff Greenwald Wins Singles Title at the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
  • JEFF GREENWALD CROWNED MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPION AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS Greenwald Defeats McNamara 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in Men’s Singles Final La Jolla, Calif. – (December 3, 2017) – Third-seed and defending champion Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif., capped a dream week by winning the men’s singles title at the USTA National […] The post Jeff Greenwald Wins Singles Title at the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | December 3, 9:33 pm ET
  • Rafael Nadal Was Out Watching Tiger Woods Sunday
  • One legend watching another legend.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 3, 1:16 pm ET
  • Top Seed and Defending Champion Hiromi Sasano Reaches Final of USTA National 40 Hard Court Champions
  • WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL AND MEN’S SEMIFINALS SET FOR SATURDAY AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS RadioTennis.com to Broadcast Live Audio Commentary on Saturday and Sunday La Jolla, Calif. – (December 1, 2017) – The men’s singles semifinals and the women’s singles final of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships will highlight Saturday’s tournament […] The post Top Seed and Defending Champion Hiromi Sasano Reaches Final of USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | December 1, 9:40 pm ET
  • Marat Safin: If Federer And Nadal Are Still Winning It Means There’s Something Wrong With The Othe
  • Marat Safin questions the younger generation.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 1, 1:23 pm ET
  • Stan Wawrinka: Losing Magnus Norman Was A Big Disappointment
  • Sounds like Stan and Magnus didn't part of good terms.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | December 1, 12:56 pm ET
  • In 2017, even as the world created borders, tennis kept crossing them
  • If you’ve followed tennis with any degree of regularity over the last 10 years, you understood exactly what you were going to see last weekend when France took the court for the Davis Cup final. You knew it had been 16 years since the country had won the title. And you knew the current Musketeer generation of Frenchmen—led by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon and Julien Benneteau—had been expected to bring home multiple Cups by now, just as their namesakes from the 1920s had. You were probably also aware of the checkered histories of each player. You knew that
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | December 1, 9:21 am ET
  • Defending Champion Jeff Greenwald Advances at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
  •   DEFENDING CHAMPION JEFF GREENWALD ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Championships to Start on Friday La Jolla, Calif. – (November 30, 2017) – Defending singles champion Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif., fought off five set points in the first set and came back to […] The post Defending Champion Jeff Greenwald Advances at USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | November 30, 11:13 pm ET
  • Frank Dancevic Named Captain of the Canadian Davis Cup Team
  • Martin Laurendeau steps down Montreal, November 30, 2017 — Tennis Canada announced on Thursday that Frank Dancevic has been named captain of the Canadian Davis Cup team, replacing Martin Laurendeau who has stepped down in order to dedicate his time to coaching Denis Shapovalov. Dancevic made his Davis Cup debut as a player in 2002. […]
  • Tennis Connected | November 30, 12:06 pm ET
  • The Greatest Moments of Jana Novotna’s Impressive Career
  • On November 19, 2017, the world of tennis was forced to come to terms with the incredibly sad news that former Grand Slam champion Jana Novotna had sadly lost her lengthy battle with cancer. The WTA announced the passing of the former World number two leaving fans to reflect on her array of triumphs within the […] The post The Greatest Moments of Jana Novotna’s Impressive Career appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 29, 2:06 pm ET
  • The Attitudimeter: Davis Cup Finals and Shuttin' Down the Machine
  • Welp, this is the last installment of the Attitudimeter because there's no more pro tennis. Just tennis gossip, baby-mama drama, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Aussie Open's Serena-watch. Don't worry -- there will be more at this spot. I've been seeing some straight JACKED-UP year-end tennis compilations and we will be setting the record straight. But first:High AttitudeThe French Davis Cup teamFirst of all, there is really only one acceptable circumstance in my mind for grown men crying, and it is when they have won the Davis Cup and come through for their captain, Yannick Noah. Nick Mahut
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • Andy Murray sets to train future sports stars
  • Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images EuropeAndy Murray has announced that he will mentor a 17 years old tennis player from Scotland as part of his new management agency.The Scottish who is also a former world no. 1 has selected the first batch of three promising future sports stars to join 77 Sports Management, an organisation he set up just last year. They are Aidan McHugh from Glasgow and will be joined by 20-year-old twin sprinters Shannon and Cheriece Hylton from Nottingham.McHugh is currently British junior no. 2 and has six junior titles to his name.He made his debut at the Wimbledon
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • Shenzhen Open boasts stunning line-up
  • The Shenzhen Open will celebrate its sixth anniversary and has promised to deliver an exciting US$750,000 International Series WTA tournament set to be played December 30, 2017 to January 6, 2018.The tournament has announced that world no.1 Simona Halep will lead the charge. Joining her will be the phenomenal Maria Sharapova as well as the reigning French Open champion and breakout star in women’s tennis for 2017, Jelena Ostapenko. And joining this illustrious trio of stars will be China’s youngest player in the top 50, Wang Qiang.Through the 2017 season, Halep, who has collected a total of 15 career titles, came
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 29, 2:00 pm ET
  • How France’s new Musketeers finally made depth matter in Davis Cup
  • “Three points, four guys,” France’s captain, Yannick Noah, said with a smile after his team’s 3-2 win over Belgium in the Davis Cup final on Sunday. “That’s beautiful.” Teamwork, depth, a balanced attack, all for one and one for all: That had always been the plan for this generation of Frenchmen. Once touted as a 21st-century version of the country’s multi-Cup-winning Musketeers of the 1920s, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils, Gilles Simon, Jeremy Chardy and Julien Benneteau had long been expected to bring France Le Dixieme—its 10th title in the international team competition. The title proved elusive, but the expectations only
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 26, 9:39 pm ET
  • Which nation will capture a long-awaited Davis Cup: Belgium or France?
  • More than 100 nations play in Davis Cup, and this year’s 16-country World Group included teams as far away from each other as Japan, Argentina, the U.S. and Croatia. But in the end, the 2017 season has been narrowed to two next-door neighbors, Belgium and France. They’re so close to each other that can practically share a home court for the final. The site of the tie, Lille, is in France, but it's not far from the Belgian border. The teams and their veteran players know each other well. Each country has challenged for the Cup in recent years, but each has
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 23, 10:43 pm ET
  • What Does It Take To Win The Australian Open
  • What qualities tennis players need to have in order to win the Australian Open? From aggressive style to a great physical condition, we’ve listed them all here! The Australian Open is one of the 4 major tennis tournaments that collectively make up the Grand Slam. It is held in January every year, over a two-week […] The post What Does It Take To Win The Australian Open appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 23, 2:38 pm ET
  • My top 10 FREE tennis apps on iPhone
  • As a tennis fan, phone apps are very important to keep me updated on all the latest news about my favourite tennis stars, the access to real-time scores, offerings in the upcoming tournaments, etc.In this post, I would like to share the list of my favourite apps. This does not take into consideration of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which are highly essential in keeping me updated with breaking news and amazing photos of the tennis players usually created and shared by the tennis fans in the community. I spend a lot of time on the web because many nice tennis
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 23, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Attitudimeter: Jack Sock is here?!??
  • Just in time for Thanksgiving, a special holiday edition of The Attitudimeter. Despite all the craziness in the world right now, there is still plenty to be thankful for, especially where tennis is concerned. Tennis is really the only thing that didn't completely suck this year, when you think about it. So let's dig in!High AttitudeThese Shoes Right HereI think it's great Serena Williams got married this weekend with everyone who is cool in attendance. Her baby is very adorable. Her husband appears to be well-trained to worship her regularly. But these dancing shoes for the receptionwere really just the
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 22, 2:00 pm ET
  • Former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic expecting first child with Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Schweinsteiger accompanied by Ivanovic at the Bambi awards where he received the Special Jury prize.Sporting power couple Ana Ivanovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger are expecting their first child together. Reports in Germany claim that the 30 years old former world no.1 woman tennis player is already five months pregnant.Ivanovic revealed the pregnancy news on her social media platform by sharing a picture of three sets of Adidad Yeezy trainers - including a tiny pair.The retired ace captioned the image: "A little extension to our family.""Couldn’t be more happy!"A little extension to our family 👫👼🏼. Couldn’t be more happy❤️ !!! @BSchweinsteiger pic.twitter.com/9ZXLWVQrCV—
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 22, 2:00 pm ET
  • Grigor Dimitrov showed off newfound mental toughness in ATP Finals win
  • We know that the number of break points a player saves in a given match can be a crucial statistic. But what about the number of game points he or she saves? The ability to break serve after your opponent has reached game point is a measure of a player’s stubbornness. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova, two cussed competitors who are famous for never giving anything away, both have a knack for fighting through long, multi-deuce games to break their opponents’ serves—and, as often as not, their spirits. Grigor Dimitrov is not known for this knack. No one has ever doubted
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | November 19, 7:59 pm ET
  • 2017--the year of "Who would have thought...?"
  • French Open: Petra Kvitova wins first match following knife attackhttps://t.co/Dax4Xq5m5b pic.twitter.com/BBmaH87Jan— AffinityRadio.net (@AffinityDJ) July 25, 2017I’m sure that there’s been another year when almost everything on the WTA tour got turned on its head, but I can’t recall when it was. This past year, however, will be a hard one to forget, as every imaginable “order of things” was overturned, with other surprises popping up all over the place. But it wasn’t about chaos—well, most of the time, it wasn’t. Rather, it was about turns of events that frustrated us, puzzled us, surprised us, delighted us, and sometimes made our
  • Women Who Serve | November 18, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Attitudimeter: It's All Uphill From Here
  • It looks like the Attitudimeter is malfunctioning this week, because it seems that nothing good happened in pro tennis, except Roger Federer playing tennis in a kilt. Alas, the ATP Finals are this week, so it can only go uphill from here. Unless their draw ceremony also included some light sexism. Anyway, let's do this thing:Who's downVictoria Azarenka's exNormally, I wouldn't delve into tennis players' personal lives unless it involved winning a Grand Slam while pregnant, but here is exception No. 2. This guy. I mean, fine. It didn't work out. That happens. You both love your child and both
  • Tennis With Attitude | November 14, 2:00 pm ET
  • On a cool fall evening in Minsk, hot CoCo hits the spot
  • #Champions! pic.twitter.com/XMgEprXorA— Fed Cup (@FedCup) November 12, 2017Today, CoCo Vandeweghe pulled off the rare Fed Cup hat trick: She walked away from the 2017 Fed Cup final with three wins--two in singles and one in doubles. Vandeweghe is a natural Fed Cup team leader. During the 2017 season, she went 5-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles. Today, she led Team USA to its first Fed Cup championship in 17 years.In a year when the unexpected became the expected--over and over--it's not really that much of a surprise that rookie Fed Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi, Vandeweghe and the entire USA
  • Women Who Serve | November 11, 2:00 pm ET
  • Nitto 2017 ATP Finals Ranking Points, Prize Money
  • The Nitto 2017 ATP Finals Ranking Points, Prize Money is available here. The Nitto 2017 ATP Finals is the year-ending ATP Masters 1500 indoor hardcourt tournament that takes place from November 12 to 19, 2017 in London, Great Britain with a financial commitment of $ 8 million. The tournament features the world’s top eight singles […] The post Nitto 2017 ATP Finals Ranking Points, Prize Money appeared first on Tennis Guru.
  • Tennis Guru | November 11, 1:03 am ET
  • bethanie mattek-sands and lucie safarova take the BFF quiz
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. bethanie mattek-sands and lucie safarova take the BFF quiz Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova make a great team, and they have their 5 Grand Slam titles, choreographed dance routines and an endless amount of playful selfies to prove it. This week Outsidetheball.com took a look back at one of their favorite moments with the dynamic duo as they aced a BFF Quiz. The good […] The post bethanie mattek-sands and lucie safarova take the BFF quiz
  • tennis served fresh | November 10, 6:16 pm ET
  • Different bet types in tennis
  • Tennis is an extremely popular spectator sport where you can majorly enhance your entertainment quotient by placing a punt or two on the matches. Although it’s an individual sport, the variety of bet types offered in it closely resemble the kinds available in team sports.Furthermore, you can significantly improve your tennis betting gains by availing services like SBAT betting tips, which have proven to be extremely profitable for tennis bettors over the years. Whether you are betting on WTA or Wimbledon, placing a bet adds an extra dimension of fun to the event! Let’s go over the different kinds of
  • HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | November 6, 2:00 pm ET
  • The Attitudimeter: WTA Finals edition
  • Live from ... my home office ... a special Attitudimeter, WTA Finals edition! Just the ladies this week:Who's UpCaroline WozniackiWozniacki spent this season flirting with greatness. She made eight finals and lost the first six of them. So it shouldn't be a surprise that she was the last one sitting on the top of the heap in Singapore this year. She had it coming. In some ways, she maybe should have been part of the Player of the Year conversation a bit more. But the reason she wasn't was her inability to do anything significant at big tournaments this year.
  • Tennis With Attitude | October 30, 3:00 pm ET
  • ATP World Tour Finals Preview – Another Crown for Roger Federer?
  • The 2017 edition of ATP World Tour Finals will be underway shortly so Tennis Tips UK take a look ahead to the event and markets that potentially present value from a betting perspective. Men’s tennis can be summarised in a single word currently – injuries. Former world number one Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic with both […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | October 30, 8:23 am ET
  • Robert Lansdorp and his coaching method have left a mark on the game
  • When Tracy Austin was about eight years old, her coach, Robert Lansdorp, put her through one of his patented “20 at the baseline” drills. This exercise required the prodigious youngster to hit 20 consecutive groundstrokes inside the lines with the coach feeding balls. If Austin missed, she had to start over. Lansdorp ran Austin ragged as her mother Jeanne looked on. But the spunky pupil finally completed the drill. “She was hyperventilating by the end,” says Lansdorp. “I said, ‘Next time, bring a paper bag, you can breathe into that.’” This brief nugget tells a great deal about all involved, especially Lansdorp, the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | October 27, 3:26 pm ET
  • The lesson of Martina Hingis
  • Photo by Diane Elayne DeesI began following the WTA when I was a very young woman, and after many years—having lived through Chris and Martina, and Steffi and Monica, I felt burned out. I left the WTA behind, but I was lured back by Martina Hingis. Who was this other Martina that I heard about all the time? I had to find out.It turned out that she was exactly what I wanted to see—a prodigy who could read the court like a complex story, and who relied on her way-beyond-her-years instincts. “Plays like Hingis” is now part of the tennis
  • Women Who Serve | October 25, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Attitudimeter: There's No Crying in Tennis
  • High AttitudeJulia GoergesThe thing I love about writing about sports is that there's no crying in tennis. No emotion, no muss, no fuss, just sports.Oh, what? You want me to watch this video of Goerges winning her first title in more than six years? Fine! No biggie:.@juliagoerges wins her 1st WTA title since 2011!Defeats Kasatkina, 6-1, 6-2 to take @tennisrussia title! pic.twitter.com/BNHrchz3oU— WTA (@WTA) October 21, 2017Garbine MuguruzaI'm OK now. Whew. I need some snark in my life, stat:Picking a WTA Player of the Year this year is a little like picking the worst Donald Trump tweet of 2017. Like,
  • Tennis With Attitude | October 23, 3:00 pm ET
  • Never mind the stats--it's the WTA Finals!
  • Your 2017 #WTAFinals singles players! #visitsingapore pic.twitter.com/LxKf4AS8Cb— WTA Finals Singapore (@WTAFinalsSG) October 20, 2017 Some fans are looking at the red and white groups in Singapore and seeing the White Group as "loaded" since it is made up of Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Venus Williams, and Alona Ostapenko. They have a point. Among them, the group members have won ten majors, and three of them have held the number 1 spot.Meanwhile, the Red Group features Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki, and Caroline Garcia. Halep is the current world number 1, and Wozniacki is a former number 1. None of
  • Women Who Serve | October 20, 3:00 pm ET
  • Battle of the Sexes--a bad idea, but an entertaining film
  • It took a while for Battle of the Sexes to reach my community, so I only just saw it. I wasn't really sure I wanted to see it, since I was very turned off by the event when it occurred. The film brought back all of my distaste for the event, too, though it has quite a bit of entertainment value.Not long ago, John McEnroe offended anyone with a brain by suggesting that Serena Williams would be ranked in the 700s on the ATP tour. Not too many years ago, Tim Henman wandered among ATP players, asking what the top
  • Women Who Serve | October 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Problem Gambling vs Harmless Fun | Sports Betting Debate
  • The issue of ‘problem gambling‘ frequently arises throughout the tipster industry. Many followers of such services make the mistake of thinking the principles of responsible gambling do not apply when following a professional providing bets that give the punter an edge. In reality though they are as important as ever. No matter how good a […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | October 9, 3:42 pm ET
  • Featured Tipster: Chloe’s Football Focus Review, Statistics, Profit/Loss, Return on Investment, St
  • Chloe’s Football Focus Betting Gods Review | Featured Tipster of the Day Tennis Tips UK regulary feature a tipster service and provide a review of their service. Today we take a look at Chloe’s Football Focus which is available on the Betting Gods Network. Results have been proofed to the team and given the go ahead […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 29, 5:29 pm ET
  • Three Who Need a Big End to the Season on the ATP World Tour
  • Jack Sock: Sock started off the year better than he could have hoped, but since the clay season started his results have been worse than anyone could have predicted. He lost in the first round at the US Open, Cincinnati, and French Open, and second round in Montreal and Wimbledon. This was supposed be the year Sock took a big step forward, as he’s well-adjusted to life on tour and he seemed to be coming into his own. Instead, he’s taken a surprising step back, and is about to get passed by the younger generation of Americans if he doesn’t
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 29, 3:00 pm ET
  • The Concept of Value | Beating the SP (Start Price) in ITF, ATP, WTA & Challenger Tennis Makrets
  • How to Beat the SP (Start Price) | Find Value in Tennis Markets Tennis Tips UK analyze hundreds of markets each day to identify value for subscribers. All advisory is selected based on extensive player research, performance data and probability linked to +EV (Expected Value). Factors such as conditions at a specific event like court speed and […]
  • TENNIS TIPS UK | September 25, 2:10 pm ET
  • Passion—more than experimentation—will determine success of Laver Cup
  • Conceived by perhaps the most beloved figure ever to swing a racket, and created to honor the tennis legend for whom it is named, the Laver Cup has the pedigree to convince people that it’s not just another tennis exhibition. The interesting question is, does it even need to? The brainchild of Roger Federer and his managers at sports agency Team 8, the Laver Cup aims to carve out a unique niche in the tennis landscape—much like the one profitably created by the Hopman Cup, which has become a popular fixture on the calendar at New Year’s. The inaugural edition will be played
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | September 19, 10:07 pm ET
  • 2018 Australian Open: Men’s Singles Preview
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. 2018 Australian Open: Men’s Singles Preview With all four of the major tennis tournaments finished for the year, our favorite players can take the opportunity to recharge their batteries and get some much-needed rest ahead of the new season. The post 2018 Australian Open: Men’s Singles Preview appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | September 10, 8:05 pm ET
  • As the Inaugural Laver Cup Approaches, The World is Catching Up to Europe Fast
  • It’s no secret that Europeans have dominated men’s tennis for well over a decade now. Nearly every big tournament since 2003 has been won by a member of the all European “Big Five”, which means few big titles have been left for the rest of the world. While the inaugural Laver Cup, a competition pitting Europe versus the rest of the world, may have been a massive mismatch had it started ten years ago, it appears that it will be a much more even matchup going forward than many may have thought.When Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka fade out
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 9, 3:00 pm ET
  • Is Kevin Anderson’s Apperance in the US Open Finals a Fluke or a Sign of Things to Come?
  • With Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Nishikori and Raonic all missing the US Open with injuries, and Nadal and Federer in the same half, it’s not surprising that there’s only one superstar playing in the US Open men’s final. Kevin Anderson managed to take advantage of an open draw and blast his way into the finals, but the real question is if we’re headed for an era of the Kevin Anderson’s of the world making more major finals, continued Big-Four/Five dominance, or the “next gen” finally stepping up where it counts.Even if Djokovic, Murray and Wawrinka come back strong in 2018 and
  • Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | September 7, 3:00 pm ET
  • maria sharapova granted wild card for US Open
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. maria sharapova granted wild card for US Open Maria Sharapova has been granted a wildcard for the US Open by the USTA. The post maria sharapova granted wild card for US Open appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 17, 7:38 am ET
  • WTA finals announces first qualifiers for Singapore
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. WTA finals announces first qualifiers for Singapore Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina and Chan Yung-Jan/Martina Hingis are the first doubles teams to qualify for the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, taking place October 22-29 at the Singapore Sports Hub The post WTA finals announces first qualifiers for Singapore appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 16, 10:43 am ET
  • adidas tennis collection by Pharrell Williams
  • This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. adidas tennis collection by Pharrell Williams adidas Tennis today unveiled the US Open 2017 outfits of the leading names in tennis, who will debut the adidas Tennis Collection by Pharrell Williams at Flushing Meadows. The post adidas tennis collection by Pharrell Williams appeared first on tennis served fresh.
  • tennis served fresh | August 16, 5:23 am ET
  • 30-Love: The end of the beginning for Novak Djokovic
  • The second installment of our 30-Love series contemplates the future of another May-birthday baseliner, Novak Djokovic. We began with an examination of Andy Murray, 30 years after he was born. These are trying times for Novak Djokovic, not exactly what he might have anticipated when he turned 29 a year ago today and started down the road to his watershed 30th birthday. It’s all the more reason for him to welcome—and ponder—the seismic shift that has taken place in tennis longevity. It wasn’t so long ago that 30, traditionally a landmark year that spooked youth, was especially tough on athletes. Tennis players usually thought of it
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 22, 12:47 pm ET
  • 30-Love: Andy Murray crosses tennis' so-called rubicon at his peak
  • Over the next 30 days, we'll examine one of tennis' most important numbers from a variety of perspectives. First, an assessment of world No. 1 Andy Murray, who turns 30 today. It doesn’t take much imagination to come up with some gag birthday gifts for Andy Murray, who turns 30 today. How about a nice shooting jacket and tweed plus-fours, now that he’s officially Sir Andrew Barron Murray, OBE? A year’s supply of Pup-Peroni dog treats for his two border terriers? Maybe a tanning bed? It’s easy to think along these lines because Murray is that rarity in tennis these days, a character.
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | May 15, 10:23 am ET
  • Sharapova's immediate return is a signature move, and a warning shot
  • Maria Sharapova’s decision to play her first WTA tour match following a 15-month doping suspension on her very first day of eligibility is a signature move, and a warning shot to anyone who cares to listen. That includes the tournament at which she’ll return, the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, which is holding a slot open for her three days into the start of play—because she isn’t allowed to set foot on the grounds until then. If history is any indication, she will proceed to set that foot onto the throat of her first opponent. We’ll see, though. For whoever gets the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 22, 9:00 am ET
  • The Davis Cup format is fine as is
  • That's a simple-enough headline, right?There's always a lot of talk out there about the format/scheduling in regard to Davis Cup, and it's really come into question the past couple of days as only two of the top 15 players are participating this weekend.Sure, fans always want to see the biggest names in action. However, it's just not going to work out this time around. That doesn't mean the ties will be lacking the usual amount of drama. Anyone going out there for national pride is ready to do battle.But what I'm going to do here is list the other 13
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | February 1, 2:00 pm ET
  • Quick Poll: Pick the 2017 Australian Open Champs
  • Ok folks. Many of you (us) hoped for these two finals and now we have them so it's time to pick the winners. First the women... And now the men... 2017 Australian Open Champ - Men
  • Home | January 27, 10:56 am ET
  • Roddick and Blake on Staying Competitive During Fatherhood
  • OTGT caught up with Andy and James at the Powershares' Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY and got their perspective on two key aspects of their current lives. What keeps you playing competitively on this tour? Andy: It’s been a love affair with tennis since I was 6 years old so I’m thankful for something like this where I can continue. It’s a fun atmosphere to play in. It’s fun to play in front of the fans but tennis is not my daily priority anymore so it’s nice to have this kind of outlet and still kind of pretend sometimes. James: This is a
  • Home | January 10, 10:35 am ET
  • Guillermo García Lopez и Pablo Carreño финалисты USOPEN 2016Guillermo García Lopez (бывший игрок теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) y Pablo Carreño (тренируется в теннисной академии ХК Ферреро) дошли до финала в паре USOPEN 2016. К сожалению, чуть чуть не хватило, чтобы выиграть финал. Мы поздравляем теннисистов с хорошим началом под руководством профессиональных тренеров теннисной академии ХК Ферреро, надеемся, это только начало и ребята порадуют нас новыми трофеями и победами. Удачи и играйте в теннис!
  • JC Ferrero-Equelite Tennis Academy Spain | September 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • On The Go: Olympic Edition with Roberta Vinci
  • OTGT caught up with Roberta following her 2nd round win in the Connecticut Open. She's had quite a year and despite fantastic doubles results with Sara Errani in the past, she's 100% committed to singles and is very happy to finally be ranked in the Top 10.
  • Home | August 25, 12:18 pm ET
  • The First Ever Connecticut Open Debate
  • It's an election year here the U.S. and we've been subjected to way too many national debates but I think this is by far the best one of them all. With Caroline Wozniacki as the moderator, the candidates (Aga Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Petra Kvitova) are asked hard-hitting questions in their quest to become President. The candidates unite in their dislike of Pokemon but the the pizza versus pasta topic pretty much goes off the rails. Many thanks to the folks at the Connecticut Open for putting this together. Enjoy!
  • Home | August 24, 1:15 pm ET
  • He's Still Dominic Thiem
  • by JAMES HENRY CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem. The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players. He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th. After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10. Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany. “It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I
  • Home | August 17, 5:23 pm ET
  • A Farewell From The Tennis Nerds!
  • It is a bittersweet moment for The Tennis Nerds! After over three years of being engulfed in tennis coverage, the time has come for the next step in my career. For those that may not know, this site as well as all social media accounts were founded by myself, Joey Hanf. As a recent graduate […]
  • The Tennis Nerds | August 16, 2:57 pm ET
  • 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
  • Note to self: Don't overthink it, just enjoy the tennis
  • If you're seeing this post right now, then that's a good thing. It meant that I was able to get past the brain drain the French Open just put me through and I was actually able to write something!Novak Djokovic won his fourth Major in a row and his first French title, and completed the career Slam. Garbine Muguruza announced her arrival among Grand Slam champs with her first big title, shocking Serena Williams for the W. Muguruza's countrymen, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, won the men's doubles title and on the women's side, Frenchwomen Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
  • Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 6, 3:00 pm ET


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