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November 25th, 2014

Eugenie Bouchard And Coach Nick Saviano Split

After a breakthrough season, WTA sensation Eugenie Bouchard is making changes. The 20-year-old is already shopping for a new agency to represent her, and now she’ll also be looking for a new coach this offseason.

Via a press release, longtime Bouchard coach announced his split with the Canadian.

“Genie and I have decided that it is best for us to end our player-coach relationship and to move in different directions for 2015. Helping Genie grow from an ambitious 12-year-old to No. 5 …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:13 am in Coaching | 16 Comments »

November 25th, 2014

Rafael Nadal To Open A Tennis Academy In Mallorca [Video]

Rafael Nadal announced on Monday that he will open a tennis academy in his hometown of Manacor, Mallorca. The Spanish star christened the construction of the new project by laying a time capsule under the foundation.

With a summer 2016, completion date, the sports complex will reportedly have 18 tennis courts, football fields, swimming pools, a Rafa museum, a school and more. All for kids aged 8 to 17.

“Tennis has given me a lot,” Nadal said. “So that’s my way to …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:02 am in Videos | 38 Comments »

November 23rd, 2014

Andy Murray Tells Federer Fans To “Relax”!

Among the many viewers of Roger Federer and Switzerland’s big Davis Cup win today was Andy Murray. With a tweet, the Scot, who’s had his own back problems, took aim at Federer fans (“FedFans”) who were in ruin over the state of Roger’s health and game after Friday’s loss to Gael Monfils.

Federer struggled on Friday and was fantastic today hence a lot can change in a couple of days, please relax fedfans

— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) November 23, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:52 pm in Davis Cup | 13 Comments »

November 23rd, 2014

Roger Federer: This Davis Cup Title Is Not For Me, It’s For The Boys [Video]

Roger Federer said after leading his Swiss team to their first Davis Cup title, the win wasn’t for him, but it was for the “boys”. Federer clinched the tie today for Switzerland by beating Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the fourth rubber.

“We fought hard to for it,” Federer said on court. “I the have been playing this game for almost 15 years now and clearly never come as close as this past weekend. So I’m happy I was able …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:35 pm in Davis Cup, Videos | 31 Comments »

November 23rd, 2014

Roger Federer Wins The Davis Cup Title For Switzerland, Here’s Video Of Match Point And The Celebration

Roger Federer led Switzerland to their first Davis Cup title beating French substitute Richard Gasquet 64, 62, 62 in the fourth and clinching rubber.

Despite a bad back, Federer won the last six sets of the tie en route to the title.

Here’s match point:

Post match interviews and celebration:

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:08 am in Davis Cup, Videos | 46 Comments »

November 23rd, 2014

Roger Federer’s Updated GOAT Resume

Roger Federer added to his incredible career resume today leading Switzerland to their first Davis Cup title with a three set win over Richard Gasquet.

“This is for them,” Federer said. “I’ve won enough in my career that I don’t need this to complete my…everything, ticking off the box.”

Twitter sent around an updated career resume for Federer, here it is:
Roger Federer GOAT Resume
1223 Matches
996 Wins
82 Titles
23 ATP Masters 1000s
17 Grand Slams
4 Children
2 Olympic Medals
1 #DavisCup

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:59 am in GOAT | 27 Comments »

November 22nd, 2014

Fedal Wars: In The GOAT Debate, Are Nadal Fans Rooting Against Federer To Win His First Davis Cup?

One of the few things missing from Roger Federer’s resume that is on Rafael Nadal’s is the Davis Cup. Now Federer, the current GOAT, is just three sets from finally getting his Davis Cup trophy.

Reading these boards, it’s clear the thought of Federer with a Davis Cup title is making a good number of Nadal fans restless. Why? Because Federer winning the Davis Cup absolutely adds to his legacy and GOAT candidacy, as it should. The Davis Cup is …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:41 pm in Davis Cup, Fedal | 103 Comments »

November 22nd, 2014

Federer, Wawrinka Put Switzerland Ahead 2-1 In Davis Cup, Will Roger Close It Out?

Things could not have worked out any more perfectly for the Swiss this weekend. So far. Faced with playing a back-addled Roger Federer, Switzerland stunned the 27,000 plus today in Lille by taking a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final and the doubles.

What made it even more promising for the Swiss going into Sunday was that neither Federer nor Stan Wawrinka were particularly taxed in the relatively routine straight set 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Julien Benneteau …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:29 pm in Davis Cup | 114 Comments »

November 21st, 2014

Poll: Who Should Switzerland Play In The Doubles Saturday? Federer-Wawrinka?

After a quick opening day of singles, Switzerland and France are locked at 1-1 in the Davis Cup final on the red clay in Lille.

With France pretty set with Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet, it’s decision time for the Swiss and coach Severin Luthi in the doubles. The Swiss has designated Chiudenelli/Lammer for the rubber, but will Luthi stay with it knowing that Roger Federer, who didn’t look great today in a loss to Gael Monfils, would be then asked …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:36 pm in Davis Cup, Polls | 107 Comments »

November 20th, 2014

Davis Cup Final Preview: Why I Think Roger Federer’s Swiss Team Comes Up Just Short Against France

I often say winning the Davis Cup comes down to health and luck. This weekend France has both. With Roger Federer nursing a bad back, France will put out a deep squad featuring JW Tsonga, Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet. And they also have the luck of the draw having the tie played on their red soil in a cavernous and noisy arena.

But Davis Cup does come down to pressure. The French team has combined to win ZERO Grand Slam …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:22 pm in Davis Cup | 90 Comments »


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7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
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