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Last updated on July 31, 2015 2:54:49 ET

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Novak Djokovic Is On The Practice Courts In Monte Carlo [Video]
Novak Djokovic is working on the hardcourts again.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 1:50 pm ET


Juan Martin Del Potro Remains Hopeful Of A Return To Tennis
Juan Martin del Potro still hopes for a return.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 1:38 pm ET


From around the web:

Novak Djokovic Is On The Practice Courts In Monte Carlo [Video]
Novak Djokovic is working on the hardcourts again.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 1:50 pm ET


Juan Martin Del Potro Remains Hopeful Of A Return To Tennis
Juan Martin del Potro still hopes for a return.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 1:38 pm ET


Victoria Azarenka Withdraws From Washington
Victoria Azarenka won't be in Washington.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 31, 1:26 pm ET


Free Tennis Betting Tips | Saturday 1st August 2015
Tennis Betting Tips for Today: Saturday 1st August 2015 The Team at Tennis Tips UK have made their selections for matches scheduled to begin on 01/08/2015. The majority of tennis betting picks are free; however some are reserved for VIP Club Members. Please note the ‘Advised Unit Stake’ refers to how large the bet should … Continue reading Free Tennis Betting Tips | Saturday 1st August 2015 → The post Free Tennis Betting Tips | Saturday 1st August 2015 appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | July 31, 12:29 pm ET


Washington Kastles and Austin Aces Set to Face-Off for World Team Tennis Title
(July 30, 2015) – The Austin Aces topped the California Dream 25-14 to win the Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship late Thursday night in Austin and advance to their first Mylan WTT Finals on Sunday, August 2. The Aces will face the Washington Kastles who are seeking a record fifth consecutive Mylan WTT title. The […]
Tennis Panorama | July 31, 1:16 am ET


Isner and Bryan Brothers Advance at Atlanta Open
By Herman Wood (July 30, 2015) ATLANTA, Georgia – If you’re wondering, yes, it’s still hot in Atlanta!  A few showers interrupted play on Thursday, and are not helping much with the heat, breaking the rhythm of matches and sending spectators scurrying.  Fortunately, they didn’t last long, didn’t wet the courts very much and play […]
Tennis Panorama | July 30, 11:57 pm ET


Nadal Sinks Vesely, Faces Cuevas Friday In Hamburg; Isner Breaks Stepanek In Atlanta
Rafael Nadal won again in Hamburg.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 30, 11:46 pm ET


Rodina vs Gasparyan Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Rodina vs Gasparyan Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 26 to August 2, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on hardcourts. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia is the tournament's top seed followed by Karin Knapp of Italy. Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is the third seed. Watch Rodina vs Gasparyan Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Baku Cup 2015: [1] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | July 30, 4:59 pm ET


Pavlyuchenkova vs Flipkens Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Pavlyuchenkova vs Flipkens Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 26 to August 2, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on hardcourts. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia is the tournament's top seed followed by Karin Knapp of Italy. Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is the third seed. Watch Pavlyuchenkova vs Flipkens Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Baku Cup 2015: [1] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | July 30, 4:57 pm ET


Vekic vs Tig Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Vekic vs Tig Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 26 to August 2, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on hardcourts. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia is the tournament's top seed followed by Karin Knapp of Italy. Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is the third seed. Watch Vekic vs Tig Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Baku Cup 2015: [1] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | July 30, 4:52 pm ET


Knapp vs Panova Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming
The Knapp vs Panova Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 26 to August 2, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on hardcourts. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia is the tournament's top seed followed by Karin Knapp of Italy. Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova is the third seed. Watch Knapp vs Panova Baku Cup 2015 Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Baku Cup 2015: [1] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | July 30, 4:50 pm ET


Beck vs Mattek-Sands Brasil Cup 2015 Florianopolis Live Streaming
The Beck vs Mattek-Sands Brasil Cup 2015 Florianopolis Live Streaming is available here. This WTA International event takes place from July 26 to August 2, 2015 in Florianopolis, Brazil. The event has a total financial commitment of $250,000 and is contested on red clay. Tatjana Maria of Germany is the tournament's top seed followed by Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia. Watch Beck vs Mattek-Sands Brasil Cup 2015 Florianopolis Live Streaming Access the LINKS here [Sign Up for Free HERE]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 Here are the top 8 seeds of the Brasil Cup 2015 Florianopolis: [1] Tatjana Maria (GER) [2] Ajla Tomljanovic
Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru | July 30, 4:48 pm ET


Nadal reaches Hamburg quarterfinals; Goffin prevails in Gstaad; Kudla upsets Sock in Atlanta
bet-at-home Open – German Tennis Championships Second-round results: (1) Rafael Nadal Defeats Jiri Vesely 64 76(2) (4) Andreas Seppi Defeats Florian Mayer 46 62 63 (5) Pablo Cuevas Defeats Jerzy Janowicz 63 46 62 Simone Bolelli Defeats Jaume Munar 61 67(5) 64 ***** Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland Second-round results: (1) David Goffin Defeats Horacio Zeballos 61 61 (3) Dominic Thiem Defeats Federico Delbonis 63 [...]
Tennis Connected | July 30, 3:40 pm ET


Top 10 Tennis Comebacks Part 2
In this week's news, part 2 of our count down the Top 10 comebacks of the Open Era.
Blog RSS | July 30, 1:42 pm ET


Florian Mayer Can Still Dazzle, Andreas Seppi Can Still Smile
31-year-old Florian Mayer brought the Hamburg crowd to its feet at the end of this 32-stroke rally with Andreas Seppi. Germany’s Florian Mayer is known for his leaping two-handed backhand more than any other shot, but on Thursday in Hamburg he busted out the one-hander when he found himself in big trouble against Italy’s Andreas Seppi on this point. Serena Williams Is Also No. 1 in the World When it Comes to Hanging Out Lo and behold, it worked, and Mayer ended up picking off Seppi’s next forehand from no-man’s land to put a climactic finish on this extraordinary 32-stroke rally. It was all
Blog RSS | July 30, 11:20 am ET


Just Hanging out and Getting Ready for the Summer of Serena
Is the 21-time major champion contemplating a crossover career as a gymnast? What’s Serena Williams been up to since winning her 21st career Grand Slam at Wimbledon? Oh, she’s just hanging around and waiting for the U.S. Open Series to start—LITERALLY. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Felixibility󾍗🏾 getting ready. Posted by Serena Williams on Thursday, July 30, 2015
Blog RSS | July 30, 10:43 am ET


PODCAST: The Past, Present, and Future

Articles by Steve Tignor | July 30, 8:39 am ET


Tornado Black Named Girls’ 18s Top Seed at USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s Nationals
San Diego, Calif. – (July 30, 2015) – Tornado Alicia Black of Boca Raton, Fla., has been named the Girls’ 18s singles top-seed in the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s Nationals, which will be played Aug. 1-9, at the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92107. Black is currently ranked […]
Tennis Panorama | July 30, 8:21 am ET


1988: Steffi Graf Wins the Golden Slam
This year marks the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine's founding in 1965. To commemorate the occasion, we'll look back each Thursday at one of the 50 moments that have defined the last half-century in our sport. Sports fans love to talk about records that will “never be broken.” Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Norm Van Brocklin’s 550 passing yards in one game, Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in a game: These records, all set 50 or more years ago, have indeed stood the test of time. Theoretically, though, they all remain breakable. Once the tiebreaker was instituted at Wimbledon, most tennis fans thought that the
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 30, 8:19 am ET


Summer of Slam
Three years ago, Roger Federer established a new record for Grand Slam singles titles. Just a few weeks ago, Serena Williams moved within one Grand Slam singles title of Steffi Graf, who finished her career with 22. Going into this year, Rafael Nadal was 66-1 at the French Open—the major many pundits consider the most demanding—with a preposterous nine titles in 10 years. Then there’s Novak Djokovic. Were it not for Stan Wawrinka playing the match of his life at the moment of his life, Djokovic would share the spotlight with Williams, the pair marching toward the U.S. Open in lockstep as
Articles by Peter Bodo | July 30, 8:04 am ET


Fabio Fognini vs Aljaz Bedene Tips | Tennis Betting Prediction, Picks & Match Preview
Fabio Fognini vs Aljaz Bedene Tips | ATP Hamburg 2015 Scheduled Match Start: 31st July 2015 09:00 (AM) This quarterfinal match promises to be something special as rising star Aljaz Bedene faces the highly erratic Italian Fabio Fognini. Both players excel on clay courts but Fognini is the clear favorite based on the bookmakers whom … Continue reading Fabio Fognini vs Aljaz Bedene Tips | Tennis Betting Prediction, Picks & Match Preview → The post Fabio Fognini vs Aljaz Bedene Tips | Tennis Betting Prediction, Picks & Match Preview appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | July 30, 6:56 am ET


Mardy Fish is Winning at Life
by JAMES HENRY ATLANTA – The scoreboard showed a different result. It would be 2014 finalist Dudi Sela advancing to the second round of the BB&T Atlanta Open. But Mardy Fish, playing only his second tennis match in nearly two years, still was a winner. “It was a success just to get out there and play,” said the tournament’s 2010 and 2011 champion. Fish has been sidelined by anxiety-related issues. He retired in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open in August 2013 and, after a year-and-a-half hiatus, attempted a comeback at the BNP Paribas Open in March earlier this year. The winner of six
Home | July 29, 11:03 pm ET


2014 Runner-Up Roger Federer Has Pulled Out Of The Canadian Open
It's Rogers Cup, but Roger won't be there.
The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | July 29, 6:38 pm ET


Roger Federer withdraws from the Rogers Cup
Montreal, July 29, 2015 – Rogers Cup presented by National Bank Tournament Director, Eugène Lapierre, announced today the withdrawal of world no. 2 Roger Federer of Switzerland. “I am disappointed that I won’t be playing in Montreal because it’s a tournament and a city that I really enjoy and has incredible fans. My [...]
Tennis Connected | July 29, 4:38 pm ET


Paire upsets Robredo in Hamburg; Lopez advances in Gstaad; Muller progresses in Atlanta
bet-at-home Open – German Tennis Championships—Hamburg, Germany Second-round results: Benoit Paire Defeats (2) Tommy Robredo 26 63 75 Aljaz Bedene Defeats (3) Roberto Bautista Agut 76(2) 76(7) Lucas Pouille Defeats (6) Juan Monaco 61 75 (8) Fabio Fognini Defeats Albert Ramos-Vinolas 62 36 63 ***** Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland Second-round results: (2) Feliciano Lopez Defeats (Q) Julian Reister 26 64 61 (4) Pablo [...]
Tennis Connected | July 29, 3:32 pm ET


Tiafoe and Mmoh Top Seeds in Kalamazoo Doubles; Southern Cal Girls Take 18s National Team Title
The doubles draws have been posted for the Kalamazoo 18s, with two rounds scheduled for Friday. As in the singles, a main draw US Open wild card goes to the winners. Last year's defending champion Stefan Kozlov, who partnered Noah Rubin, is not entered in doubles this year.The 18s doubles seeds:1 Michael Mmoh and Frances Tiafoe2 Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka3 Tommy Paul and Henrik Wiersholm4 William Blumberg and Nathan Ponwith5 Vasil Kirkov and Sam Riffice6 Joshua Sheehy and Parker Wynn7 Brandon Holt and Riley Smith8 Zeke Clark and William Genesen9 Eduardo Nava and Alex Rybakov10 Spencer Furman and Eric
ZooTennis | July 29, 3:00 pm ET


Roger Federer Pulls out of Montreal Masters
The 33-year-old says he needs to be in the best shape possible for the U.S. Open. Citing the need to keep his schedule balanced and get rest before the US Open, Roger Federer announced that he will not play the Rogers Cup in Montreal this summer. "I am disappointed that I won’t be playing in Montreal because it’s a tournament and a city that I really enjoy and has incredible fans," Federer said in a statement released by Tennis Canada. "I hope to be back in the future." More: What Happens When Tennis and Art Collide? Federer, who was the runner-up at the Rogers
Blog RSS | July 29, 12:49 pm ET


Video: Stan and Fan's Ink Link
One of Stan's most devoted fans shows Roland Garros champion his ink link. A sore shoulder forced Stan Wawrinka to withdraw from this week's Swiss Open Gstaad. But Stan is still the man for his devoted fans. The French Open champion visited the tournament today for an autograph session where he met this fan sporting both a "Stan the Man" t-shirt and an ink link to the two-time Grand Slam champion. More: Lopez, Bellucci Advance in Gstaad Wawrinka has the words of poet Samuel Beckett—"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Again. Fail Better."—tattooed on his left arm. The fan share his Stan-inspired
Blog RSS | July 29, 10:27 am ET


Tuesday in “Hotlanta” Sees Mardy Fish Fall in First Round
View image | gettyimages.com By Herman Wood (July 28, 2015) ATLANTA, Georgia – Hotlanta indeed!  Following the directions of ushers to take a seat on Tuesday in Atlanta potentially risked a trip to the burn unit!  It certainly was not comfortable, even in the shade once the sun moved a bit at the Atlanta Open.  […]
Tennis Panorama | July 28, 11:17 pm ET


Nadal defeats Verdasco in Hamburg; Bellucci advances in Gstaad; Baghdatis wins in Atlanta
bet-at-home Open – German Tennis Championships—Hamburg, Germany First-round results: (1) Rafael Nadal Defeats Fernando Verdasco 36 61 61 (2) Tommy Robredo Defeats Alexander Zverev 67(3) 64 62 (3) Roberto Bautista Agut Defeats Borna Coric 63 64 (4) Andreas Seppi Defeats Martin Klizan 62 64 (6) Juan Monaco Defeats Ernests Gulbis 63 67(5) 63 Jaume Munar Defeats (7) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 12 (RET) (8) Fabio Fognini [...]
Tennis Connected | July 28, 4:28 pm ET


Rising Star Frances Tiafoe Ready to Work
by JAMES HENRY ATLANTA – Frances Tiafoe. If you don’t already know it, it’s a name you should remember. Just 17 years old, the son of immigrants from Sierra Leone already is being touted as the next U.S. tennis star. His talent – raw, but undeniably impressive – was on display during the Celebration of American Tennis exhibition at the BB&T Atlanta Open. As his hero Andy Roddick, retired former World No. 1 and winner of the 2003 U.S. Open, hit ace after ace after ace, Tiafoe’s sharp eyes, quick coordination and solid forehand allowed him to return a blistering 140 mph serve. “I think
Home | July 28, 4:11 pm ET


Benoit Paire v Tommy Robredo Tips | Free Tennis Betting Prediction
Match Result: Benoit Paire won 2-6  6-3  7-5 Tennis Tips UK Pick: Over 22.5 Games Odds: 1.91    Profit: 2.73 Units Apply for Membership to Receive Future Picks Benoit Paire v Tommy Robredo Tips | Tennis Betting Prediction The Frenchman Benoit Paire has shocked the tennis world with his recent success. The most notable moment … Continue reading Benoit Paire v Tommy Robredo Tips | Free Tennis Betting Prediction → The post Benoit Paire v Tommy Robredo Tips | Free Tennis Betting Prediction appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | July 28, 4:06 pm ET


Kalamazoo Draws Posted; Black Top Seed in San Diego, Seeds in 12s and 14s Posted; Ryan Shane Feature
The draws for the Kalamazoo tournament, which starts on Friday, are now available at ustaboys.com. With such a strong group of seeds there was always going to be some tough, tough quarterfinals, and No. 2 Fritz versus No. 5 Mmoh and No. 1 Tiafoe versus No. 6 Opelka are certainly two of them, provided they all make it that far, of course.Last year the top eight seeds in the 18s all reached the quarterfinals for the first time since 1976. Could it happen two years in a row after a nearly 40-year gap?The draws for the other age groups are
ZooTennis | July 28, 3:00 pm ET


Janowicz progresses in Hamburg; Rublev ousted in Gstaad; Dolgopolov loses in Atlanta
bet-at-home Open – German Tennis Championships—Hamburg, Germany First-round results: Jerzy Janowicz Defeats Taro Daniel 64 63 Florian Mayer Defeats Albert Montanes 46 62 62 Lucas Pouille Defeats Inigo Cervantes 76(2) 64 Albert Ramos-Vinolas Defeats Nicolas Almagro 64 76(3) ***** Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland First-round results: Federico Delbonis Defeats Marco Chiudinelli 64 62 Denis Istomin Defeats Maxime Teixeira 60 64 Dusan Lajovic Defeats Calvin Hemery [...]
Tennis Connected | July 27, 9:10 pm ET


Roddick Dances Again in Atlanta
by JAMES HENRY ATLANTA – Andy Roddick knows what it takes to win – and he’s willing to share that knowledge with the next generation. Retiring in 2012 at the U.S. Open, where he was the champion in 2003, he is the last North American male tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles event. On July 27, Roddick was set to participate in the Celebration of American Tennis exhibition with 17-year-old junior tennis player Frances Tiafoe, touted as the next U.S. tennis star. Also at the BB&T Atlanta Open, the 32-year-old agreed to come out of retirement to play doubles with longtime friend
Home | July 27, 5:06 pm ET


emirates airline partners with usta foundation again for education of children
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. The USTA today announced that Emirates Airline has again partnered with the USTA Foundation, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, to bring tennis and education to children across North America as part of “Emirates Returns.” The program, a grassroots charitable initiative connected to the Emirates Airline US Open Series, provides underserved youth in the […] The post emirates airline partners with usta foundation again for education of children appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | July 27, 3:12 pm ET


All Top 10 ITF Boys and Girls Entered in US Open Juniors; Southern Cal Wins USTA Boys 18 Team Champi
The acceptances for the US Open Junior Championships were released today, and all players in the ITF top 10, and all but one of the top 15, girls No. 15 Julieta Estable, have entered.Nine US girls have received direct entry: Usue Arconada, Sonya Kenin, Michaela Gordon, Raveena Kingsley, Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ingrid Neel, Claire Liu, CiCi Bellis and Katerina Stewart. Kayla Day is the first alternate, with an ITF ranking of 56. Alexandra Sanford and Tornado Alicia Black, the 2013 US girls finalist, are in qualifying Stewart, a semifinalist in New York last year, received entry based on her WTA
ZooTennis | July 27, 3:00 pm ET


Kalamazoo Seeds
Boys 18s:1 Frances Tiafoe2 Taylor Fritz3 Stefan Kozlov4 Tommy Paul5 Michael Mmoh6 Reilly Opelka7 Alex Rybakov8 William Blumberg9 Sam Riffice10 Nathan Ponwith11 Oliver Crawford12 Eduardo Nava13 Dennis Uspensky14 William Genesen15 Eric Rutledge16 Zeke Clark17 Nick Stachowiak18 Spencer Furman19 Gianni Ross20 John McNally21 Connor Hance22 Brandon Holt23 Emil Reinberg24 Martin Joyce25 Liam Caruana26 Kalman Boyd27 Andrew Heller28 Vasil Kirkov29 Sameer Kumar30 Nathan Perrone31 Jacob Brumm32 Matthew GambleTop seeds awaiting introductions at 2014 Nats opening night ceremoniesBoys 16s:1 Jeffery Wolf2 Jake Van Emburgh3 Patrick Kypson4 Alexandre Rotsaert5 Sean Sculley6 Austen Huang7 Danny Thomas8 Kyrylo Tsugura9 Carson Haskins10 Mac Kiger11 Brian Cernoch12 Alexander Brown13 Andrew
ZooTennis | July 27, 3:00 pm ET


24/7 Top Stars' Non-Stop Competition
What’s so impressive about the big names in the game isn’t just what they can do - again and again - in tournament play. What they do the rest of the time is, if anything, even more inspiring. It’s so easy to take for granted the incredible athleticism, stamina and sheer competitive drive that the likes of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray demonstrate every time they set foot on the court.But the truth is what we see on court is just the tip of the iceberg. What we see is the product and the outcome of dedicated regimes of diet,
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 27, 3:00 pm ET


Week in Preview: Hamburg, Atlanta, Gstaad, Baku
Let no void go unfilled: This is the mantra of the pro-tennis scheduler. For the top players, late July is a much-needed rest period between surfaces and seasons; they have nearly a month off between the end of the grass swing at Wimbledon, and the start of the first major U.S. hard-court event, the Rogers Cup, in Canada in August. But while the stars can afford the time off—Novak Djokovic showed up this weekend at the tournament in Umag just to watch—the rest of the tour doesn’t have much time for vacation. Call this a Summer Interlude, rather than a
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 27, 10:02 am ET


Taste of Tennis “Week” Returns
  NEW YORK, NY (July 27, 2015) – AYS, the creators and producers of the Taste of Tennis, announced the lineup of events leading up to this year’s US Open. From Top Chefs battling it out on the Tennis Court, to pro tennis players “serving” incredible cuisine, these exciting events offer something for all tastes! […]
Tennis Panorama | July 27, 8:00 am ET


when winning is everything, everything is about winning
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. When you start to see the sort of discipline that Novak Djokovic applies to his tennis, it’s not hard to see why he is the number one seed and red hot favourite for the US Open and the hot tip to go on to rank alongside the all-time greats of the game. The simple fact […] The post when winning is everything, everything is about winning appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | July 27, 6:15 am ET


28th July 2015 Tennis Betting Picks | High Odds Tennis Betting Tips
Tennis Betting Tips for Tuesday 28th July 2015 The team at Tennis Tips UK have made their selections for matches scheduled to begin on 28/07/2015. Some of the tennis betting picks are free; however most are reserved for VIP Club Members. Did you Know? Tennis Tips UK have made over £12,000 profit from staking £100 … Continue reading 28th July 2015 Tennis Betting Picks | High Odds Tennis Betting Tips → The post 28th July 2015 Tennis Betting Picks | High Odds Tennis Betting Tips appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | July 27, 3:46 am ET


Tennis Betting Tips for Monday 27th July 2015 | Tennis Tips UK
Tennis Betting Tips for Monday 27th July 2015 The team at Tennis Tips UK have made their selections for matches scheduled to begin on 27/07/2015. The majority of tennis betting picks are free; however some are reserved for VIP Club Members. Please note the ‘Advised Unit Stake’ refers to how large the bet should be. … Continue reading Tennis Betting Tips for Monday 27th July 2015 | Tennis Tips UK → The post Tennis Betting Tips for Monday 27th July 2015 | Tennis Tips UK appeared first on Tennis Tips UK.
Tennis Tips UK | July 26, 5:37 pm ET


Talking with ITF Junior No. 1 Taylor Fritz; Ayeni Sweeps ITF Grade 4 Titles in Dominican Republic; D
As the No. 1 ranked ITF junior boy, Taylor Fritz was a popular interview subject at Wimbledon this year, and I spoke with him several times during the junior tournament. Although many of his peers have turned pro this spring and summer, Fritz has not yet made that decision officially. But from this article I put together for The Tennis Recruiting Network based on those interviews, it appears unlikely that he will attend college.All the major sports management agencies are interested in Fritz, so his choice will be a story this summer (he says by the end of the US
ZooTennis | July 26, 3:00 pm ET


What to Expect at the BB&T Atlanta Open?
The BB&T Atlanta Open, aka "grown ups Kalamazoo", may be lacking the world's best players, but has more than enough Americans to draw in the Atlanta fans. Lots of young Americans were in qualifying, and the main draw has a collection of Americans young and old. Mardy Fish is making an appearance as he goes on his farewell tour this summer, and is also teaming with Andy Roddick in the men's doubles. In the top half it's hard to see anyone stopping John Isner and Jack Sock from meeting in the semifinals. Steve Johnson could give Isner some trouble in
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | July 26, 3:00 pm ET


1988: Melbourne Park revitalizes the Australian Open
This year marks the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine's founding in 1965. To commemorate the occasion, we'll look back each Thursday at one of the 50 moments that have defined the last half-century in our sport. The 1970s was the decade of the pro-tour invasion. In those days the momentum was with the ever-expanding circuits; they were played in modern arenas for big money, and had hopes of competing with the world’s major team sports. The Grand Slams, by comparison, were still played in creaky private clubs built in the early years of the century, and were run by the game’s even creakier
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 22, 11:00 pm ET


serena williams is US Open top seed, vies for calendar slam
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. The USTA today announced that world No. 1 and three-time defending champion Serena Williams leads the women’s field for the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships. Williams is joined by 99 of the world’s top 101 women, including world No. 2 and former US Open champion Maria Sharapova, 2014 US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, two-time US […] The post serena williams is US Open top seed, vies for calendar slam appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | July 22, 2:18 pm ET


novak djokovic and roger federer top seeds at US Open 2015
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. The USTA today announced that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer, and defending champion Marin Cilic lead the men’s singles field for the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships. The field features five former US Open champions, including Djokovic (2011), five-time champion Federer (2004-08), two-time champion Rafael Nadal (2010, 2013), Andy Murray (2012), […] The post novak djokovic and roger federer top seeds at US Open 2015 appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | July 22, 2:04 pm ET


The TTA? challenge
There's nothing like a challenge to get the old blood flowing and the keys moving, I always say!Let me tell you about one I've just been issued.While figuring out some writing stuff, namely how to do more of it, my wife issued a challenge to me: Do at least four posts a week here up until the U.S. Open. Seeing as how it looks like I've fallen into doing four a year nowadays, I thought that would be kind of tough.But you know what? Who says life is all fun and games? I'm going to take the missus up on
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | July 21, 3:00 pm ET


Rafa Named the New Face of Spanish Olives
Fresh from the wires, a story in Olive Oil Times (I know, I didn’t know about this site either until yesterday) announcing Rafa as the celebrity face of Interaceituna’s “Olives From Spain” campaign to promote the greatness of their homegrown table olives and olive oil.
Home | July 21, 1:28 pm ET


Unsolved mysteries of the WTA
Do you ever wonder why certain players do the things they do, or don't do the things they "should" do? I do--quite often. These questions become unsolvable puzzles because, obviously, we as fans cannot know all of the variables involved. And I suspect that--even if we did--many of these puzzles would still mystify us.* Ekaterina Makarova: Why can't she get fired up for tournaments that aren't majors? With the exception of the French Open, the tricky lefty-serving Russian is practically a fixture in the second week of a major, but close to nonexistent at other times.Petra Kvitova: Has she really done
Women Who Serve | July 18, 3:00 pm ET


@IvoKarlovic's Favorite Things
Aside from being a fantastic tennis player with a crushing serve, Ivo is also known for his sense of humor - especially on Twitter (@IvoKarlovic). We caught up with him after his quarterfinal win over Dustin Brown and per usual, he kept us laughing throughout the interview. Despite the anticipation, we never got to his favorite guilty pleasure and you'll understand why. See the video above and/or the transcript below.
Home | July 17, 9:22 pm ET


can serena williams win the calendar grand slam?
This article originally appeared on tennis served fresh - bringing you the best in tennis fashion, lifestyle, and business -- both on and off the court. It has been a few days since Serena Williams won her second “Serena Slam” but the party is not over yet. Serena Williams is the first woman have twice as many points as the number two on the rankinglist. Serena Williams currently has 13,161 points and Russia’s second-ranked Maria Sharapova on 6,490. Serena Williams won […] The post can serena williams win the calendar grand slam? appeared first on tennis served fresh.
tennis served fresh | July 16, 3:31 pm ET


When Tennis Went Electric
This is the point in the season when the game goes into a full-blown time warp. After two weeks in their all-whites at Wimbledon, the birthplace of tennis, many ATP pros hop straight across the Atlantic to visit America’s version of the All England Club, the Newport Casino. The building, an early design of the Gilded Age's house architectural firm, McKim, Mead, & White, is where the U.S. Nationals (now known as the U.S. Open) were first held, in 1881. The tournament, and big-time tennis, left the old-line resort city and its rows of mansions long ago—the Nationals moved to
Articles by Steve Tignor | July 16, 11:03 am ET


Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Feat. Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 15, 2015 – Today, the United States Association (USTA) announced a star-studded lineup for the milestone 20th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess. The stadium show will include live performances from Rolling Stone “Artist You Need to Know” Bea Miller, “hip-pop” duo Kalin and Myles, Flo Rida protégé Natalie La Rose, MTV's "Artist to Watch" Jacob Whitesides and chart-topping pop-rock act American Authors. They’ll team-up with tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, last year’s US Open champion Marin Cilic and more for a day of tennis, music and fun to honor the legacy of legendary pioneer Arthur Ashe. The annual event takes place Saturday, August
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 14, 3:00 pm ET


The Next (And Better) John Isner?
17 year old American Reilly Opelka just won the junior Wimbledon boys title, and one thing is clear: he better get used to being compared to fellow American John Isner. Like Isner, Opelka is over 6'9" and possesses an extremely powerful (and high bouncing) serve. But where Isner has been limited by deficiencies in other areas of his game, it looks like Opelka may be the player we hoped Isner could develop into.As was evident during the Wimbledonboys final, Opelka has much more than just a big serve to offer. The junior world number four's backhand is surprisingly good, though
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | July 14, 3:00 pm ET


3 Reasons You Can't Miss the US Open
The 2015 US Open is around the corner, and one thing is certain – it’s a can’t-miss experience for both diehard and casual fans alike. Grab your tickets now – they are going fast.These are the top 3 reasons that you can’t miss out on the 2015 US Open.1. The tennis is electrifying. Have you ever seen Serena, Roger or Rafa play, their talent and shot-making on full display? Now, imagine seeing them live and in person. There’s nothing like it. It’s exciting, it’s intense – and it’s impossible to fully appreciate through a television set. 2. The celeb-spotting
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | July 13, 3:00 pm ET


How High Can Djokovic Climb on the Grand Slam Title List?
With his Wimbledon title Novak Djokovic now has nine grand slam singles titles to his name, and there's no reason to believe he can't add several more to his total. He'll be the heavy favorite to get his tenth at the US Open, and should have a good chance at further adding to his total in Australia after that. While it's risky to predict that anyone will win five more grand slam titles, it doesn't seem crazy to think Djokovic could make a run at Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras' total of 14. While Djokovic just turned 28, he appears to have
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | July 12, 3:00 pm ET


My Wimbledon top 10
SERENA. HAS. ARRIVED. pic.twitter.com/7qYQb6BcDM— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) July 12, 2015My top 10 Wimbledon occurrences, in ascending order:10. Half a dozen and counting: Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley, who--a couple of years ago--couldn't even speak to one another because of a language barrier--have nevertheless managed to win six major championships. The sixth one came on the last day of the tournament, when the top seeds defeated 2nd seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.9. Bittersweet CoCo: CoCo Vandeweghe has always appeared to have some threatening potential, and for the first time, we were able to see what it
Women Who Serve | July 11, 3:00 pm ET


What to Expect at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport?
The casual tennis fan may think the grass court season ends after Wimbledon, but the hardcore fan knows the tour turns to the grass at Newport for the Hall of Fame Championships. Newport may not be a particularly menacing field even for a 250 level tournament, but there should still be plenty of intrigue. The draw is led by the tour's two best servers and tallest players- John Isner and Ivo Karlovic, and the rest of the field will have to hope they bring their best return games to Newport.The seeds in the top half are Isner, Adrian Mannarino, Bernard
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | July 11, 3:00 pm ET


Perhaps youth will be served, but not at Wimbledon
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the 2015 #Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles champions pic.twitter.com/hLZK2UZhgy— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 11, 2015Earlier today, 33-year-old Serena Williams lifted the Wimbledon singles trophy. Never one to be outdone, later in the day, 34-year-old Martina Hingis and partner Sania Mirza lifted the doubles trophy. The number 1 team in the world beat the number 2 team, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.It was a superb match, and the trophy was about to go into the hands of the Russians, who were up 5-2 in the final set. But Hingis and Mirza staged a huge comeback, and
Women Who Serve | July 10, 3:00 pm ET


Serena Williams redefines the term, "Plan B"
Hilarity. #Serena #Wimbledon #SerenaSlam pic.twitter.com/imgmTzPQU5— Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9) July 11, 2015Today's Wimbledon final, featuring world number 1 Serena Williams and 20th Wimbldon seed Garbine Muguruza, turned out to be a microcosm of Williams' entire 2015 Wimbledon experience, which makes Williams' victory all the more amazing.It was an unusually difficult tournament for the top seed. She struggled against the unknown Margarita Gasparyan in the first round. In the third round, Heather Watson, supported by an almost out-of-control British crowd, served for the match, coming dangerously close to taking Williams out of the tournament. Williams then had to play her sister, but
Women Who Serve | July 10, 3:00 pm ET


Previewing the Wimbledon Men's Final
In a rematch of their classic 2014 men's final, Novak Djokovic will look to beat Roger Federer in the finals of Wimbledonfor the second straight year. Djokovic eased past Richard Gasquet in the first semifinals, and Roger Federer surprisingly did the same against Andy Murray in the second. Federer looked to be the sharper of the two, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's the favorite heading into the finals. Federer dictated play against Murray, and he'll look to take control of points early against Djokovic as well. Djokovic may think he can beat Federer by playing great defense and relying
Net Cord Winner- Tennis Blog | July 10, 3:00 pm ET


Wimbledon final between Williams and Muguruza of historical interest
“It’s not going to be an easy match, she's beaten me before" -@SerenaWilliams on Muguruza--> http://t.co/vIinqLgW0R pic.twitter.com/DsqGVg9UKB— WTA (@WTA) July 10, 2015Tomorrow, world number 1 Serena Williams has a chance--a very good chance--to attain her second "Serena Slam." More notable, should she win the 2015 Wimbledon final, she'll be three-quarters of the way toward winning the Grand Slam, one of the few great accomplishments missing from her tennis resume. Also, a win tomorrow would make Williams, 33, the oldest woman to win a major in the Open Era."She knows I can win against her, I’m not afraid" -@GarbiMuguruza on Serena-->
Women Who Serve | July 9, 3:00 pm ET


So, Wimbledon has been a little entertaining ...
First, ESPN, thank you for derailing my "workout routine." Now I wake up in the morning and watch every tennis match I want online. If you actually have things to do, this is not as good as it sounds. Who am I kidding. This is awesome!Before I fang some tennis players by picking them to win matches, how about (1) Serena v. Vika, (2) Agz v. Madison and (3) all the doubles anyone could possibly want!! Even though Serena has come back from a set down a lot lately, it is still just jaw-dropping to watch her as she reasserts
Tennis With Attitude | July 7, 3:00 pm ET


A testosterone-infused Ladies Day
Kevin Anderson. That would be the guy I gave zero props to in advance of his match with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Right -- the same guy who is tied at two sets apiece with Djokovic. Anyone know any good crystal-ball repairmen?Anyway, tomorrow is ladies' quarterfinal day at Wimby. Let's run 'em down:1. Maria Sharapova v. Coco Vandeweghe: Coco's another one who got no props from me yesterday. She'd get them today if she were playing almost anyone else. Although I am intrigued by the idea of Sharapova getting outhit by someone who in her press conference makes reference
Tennis With Attitude | July 6, 3:00 pm ET


Just another Manic Monday ... at Wimbledon
Let's just run down the Wimbledon schedule tomorrow by way of a preview:1. Serena Williams v. Venus Williams: OK, like almost everyone else, I want Venus to win. Here are the cold hard facts that kinda refute that outcome: a. They are not playing dubs together. Some might consider this a sign that Serena is not in top shape, which is not hard to sell after her French form. But it makes more sense that it's Venus trying to save her energy. She's looked OK during her matches so far, but one thing she has never shaken is this
Tennis With Attitude | July 4, 3:00 pm ET


Shaking off a bad Attitude
I'm not gonna lie – part of the reason my husband and I decided to uproot our family southbound was so that the kids could be outside more (that's code for “we could be outside more playing tennis!”). We're considerate parents like that. None of us envisioned that when the chance to move finally came, it would be piecemeal. We wouldn't be together, not right away. But even then, I thought it'd be a couple weeks only, not that long. Long enough for a working mom to take a breather from the family that always needed something, am I right?
Tennis With Attitude | July 4, 3:00 pm ET


Wimbledon 2015 Men's Singles Favourite
With the Wimbledon Championship going to kick start on Monday, it will be exciting to see who is the favourite men tennis players to win on the prestigious lawn surface. You'll find many predictions on the Internet including on Betfair Wimbeldon odds but I'm going to share with you my take on who will be the potential champion in London in two weeks time. The recent French Open was a pleasant (or shocking to some) surprise for many. We almost did not see it coming when Stanislas Wawrinka overpowered world no. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic to walk away with
HCFoo's Tennis Blog – Tennis Celebrity Photos, News, Gossip and More! | June 28, 3:00 pm ET


Wimbledon picks (from the round of 16 on)
Would you believe me if I told you I knew Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams were going to win the French Open a few weeks ago?Yeah, I wouldn't believe me either, especially without any proof in the form of a blog post to back it up.So I figured I'd better get my Wimbledon picks up for documentation!Here you go, for the men, in TTA? patented round-of-16-on fashion:Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Kevin Anderson (14)Marin Cilic (9) vs. Kei Nishikori (5)Stan Wawrinka (5) vs. Marcos BaghdatisRichard Gasquet (21) vs. Milos Raonic (7)Vasek Pospisil vs. Rafael Nadal (10)Gilles Muller vs. Andy Murray (3)Tomas
Tennis Talk, Anyone? | June 27, 3:00 pm ET


Men’s Wimbledon Draw Preview
Ladies Wimbledon Draw Preview can be found here. Novak’s Quarter The defending champion will be less than thrilled to kick off his title defence against a seriously difficult opponent, Philip Kohlschreiber. His play translates well on grass, and while it’s difficult to see him winning, it’s an uncomfortable start for Djokovic. From there, things get […]
Mind The Racket | June 26, 1:30 pm ET


Ladies Wimbledon Draw Preview
The men’s draw preview can be found here. Serena’s Quarter It’s easy to forget how great Serena Williams has been over the past year. She is the overwhelming favourite as she goes for another Serena slam – winning the past four majors after cleaning up in Paris. And while I’ve seen headlines that Serena has […]
Mind The Racket | June 26, 1:05 pm ET


Ponder the Racket XIII – Who’s the Wimbledon Favourite?
Programming note – things are still a bit slow as I get back to doing all this, however I plan on writing a lot for Wimbledon, especially the second week, and look for the podcast to return as well. – Who is the men’s favourite for Wimbledon? It’s always tough to judge where Novak is […]
Mind The Racket | June 25, 6:51 pm ET


Book Club: Ashe vs. Connors
After an extended hiatus, the Book Club returns. Today my TENNIS.com colleague Peter Bodo and I discuss his new book about the epochal 1975 Wimbledon final, "Ashe vs. Connors," which can be purchased at Amazon.com. Pete, It's easy to see why the 1975 Wimbledon final between Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors deserves book-length treatment. It stands alone among Open era tennis matches. It was a battle that broke down along racial and generational lines, it was a stunning upset, and, in the dignified 32-year-old’s victory over the young ruffian, it provided one of the great feel-good stories in tennis history. The match wasn't the greatest ever, but
Articles by Peter Bodo | June 24, 12:00 pm ET


Belinda Bencic is a Tank, A Poem
Belinda Bencic is a Tank Belinda Bencic defeated defending Eastbourne champion Madison Keys 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour. Belinda Bencic used a variety of serves and placements at an absurd 82% to avoid facing a break point all match. Belinda Bencic took advantage of Keys’ weaknesses, keeping the ball consistently deep to create attackable […]
Mind The Racket | June 23, 1:25 pm ET


Final Wrap – Thoughts on Punchy Kerber Edging Pliskova
One of the greatest things about the WTA is the wild and obvious contrast in styles across players. Never is that more obvious than when two players who excel on a particular surface for different reasons face off in tight final like we saw Sunday in Birmingham, as Kerber inched past Pliskova in three sets, […]
Mind The Racket | June 21, 5:21 pm ET


Teen Angels
Prodigy is so, like, 1970. Fans once fell all over themselves for the likes of Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg, and others in the long line of youthful overachievers. But in the new millennium, the public has flung its collective arms around battle-scarred veterans and players of a certain age, including that pair of beloved 33-year olds, Roger Federer and Serena Williams. If that’s going to change, Wimbledon is the place it may happen—there’s quite a history of youthful insurgency at the All England Club, as I’ll get into. And it if happens this year, 17-year-old Ana Konjuh may be the latest
Articles by Peter Bodo | June 17, 6:21 pm ET


Blues on Red Clay
Has any tennis player ever faced a challenge as complex and fundamentally bizarre as the one staring Rafael Nadal in the face right now? Has anyone ever stood gazing at a mountain that has been as familiar, friendly, and tractable, yet in what seems like an instant turned so forbidding, towering, and shrouded in mist? What is sure to be the most riveting of Rafael Nadal’s 11 French Open campaigns begins this week. The nine-time champion is seeded a lowly No. 6, with tournament officials having decided that despite his numerous feats of derring-do in the 16th arrondissement, the Spaniard’s seeding
Articles by Peter Bodo | May 22, 4:34 pm ET


Update: TTN is Back!
Hello fellow tennis nerds! You’ve probably noticed by now the extreme lack of posts in recent months. I just finished my Junior year in college, and this semester was probably the busiest school year in my life. Along with a lot of upper level classes, I was working with Cornell Tennis and had very little free […]
The Tennis Nerds | May 17, 6:02 pm ET



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