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January 28th, 2009

Federer Meets Roddick Again in Australian Open SFs, Nadal v. Verdasco

Roger Federer faces Andy Roddick once again on a big stage. Will the outcome be any different than it’s been in the past?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:53 pm in Australian Open | 38 Comments »

January 28th, 2009

Venus, Serena Williams Pass on U.S. Fed Cup v Argentina

First-year captain Mary Joe Fernandez will defend U.S. turf with Bethanie Mattek, who is reportedly coming off an injury and missed the Australian Open after getting married, veteran Jill Craybas, rookie Melanie Oudin, and Liezel Huber in doubles with a partner to be named.

Posted by Staff @ 2:41 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

January 28th, 2009

Australian Open: 5 Reasons Roddick Will Beat Federer…Or Maybe Not

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4. BECAUSE ANDY IS NO LONGER 200 POUNDS OF LUMBERING AMERICAN — New coach Larry Stefanki convinced Roddick to shed some pounds and get back to his fighting weight during his No. 1-ranked days — and it has paid off with noticeably-improved movement and balance. With his work during the off-season, Roddick is as fit as anyone out there, as he showed by…

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:22 pm in Tennis | 23 Comments »

January 28th, 2009

Serena Saved by Roof, Federer Slams Djokovic at Australian Open

Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic is a quitter and a whuss — to paraphrase: “He’s not a guy who’s never given up before; it’s disappointing,” Federer said of Djokovic throwing in the towel in the fourth set against Andy Roddick. “I’ve only done it once in my career. Andy Roddick totally deserved to win that match…I’m almost in favor of saying, ‘You know what, if you’re not fit enough, just get out of here.’ If Novak were up two sets to love, I don’t think he would have retired 4-0 down in the fourth.” Ouch!…

Posted by Staff @ 9:46 am in Tennis | 48 Comments »