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Archive for January 18th, 2009

January 18th, 2009

Tennis Opinion: Volandri Asthma Doping

President Jimmy Carter was such a micro-manager in the White House that he reportedly personally OKed or nayed all requests to use the White House tennis courts, but was also so passionate that he phoned 14-year-old newcomer Tracy Austin after he watched her beat Virgina Ruzici on television in the fourth round of the 1977 US Open to congratulate her.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:37 pm in Tennis | 4 Comments »

January 18th, 2009

Federer, Venus My Favorites for the Australian Open Title

Sean Randall dissects the 2009 Australian Open draw, and picks Roger Federer and Venus Willams to walk away with the titles.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:32 pm in Australian Open, Tennis | 26 Comments »

January 18th, 2009

2009 Australian Open TV Schedule

The 2009 Australian Open is about to begin, find out when it’s on in the U.S.

Posted by Staff @ 2:27 am in Australian Open, Tennis on TV | 4 Comments »

January 18th, 2009

Nalbandian, Del Potro, Dementieva Win Titles; Federer Messes with Djoker’s Head

Roger Federer isn’t above some mind games going into the Australian Open, saying that defending champion Novak Djokovic may have made a mistake switching from Wilson to HEAD right before a Grand Slam: “I mean it’s tough because there’s always a factor with the weather, how do you play, day form, you know, other contenders, the pressure, now a new racquet,” Federer said on Djokovic defending the Aussie Open title. “I’m quite surprised he made a switch like this in the best phase of his career. He can for sure play good tennis, but I think when it comes down to the crunch you just have that bit of a doubt maybe, because you are not quite that comfortable with that racquet. But we’ll see what happens. It’s going to be a big test for him.”…

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 am in Australian Open, Tennis | 26 Comments »