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April 9th, 2009

Federer Reverses Monte Carlo Decision, Will Take On Nadal

The closest to Nadal’s streak in Monte Carlo is Ilie Nastase, who won from 1971-73. Five players have won back-to-back title in Monte Carlo: Nastase, Bjorn Borg (1979-80), Thomas Muster (1995-96), Juan Carlos Ferrero (1995-96), and Nadal (2005-08).

Posted by Staff @ 1:41 pm in Tennis | 67 Comments »

April 9th, 2009

Resurgent Hewitt, Isner, Odesnik Win at ATP Houston

“I’d rather get through as quickly as possible,” Hewitt told the media, “but I’ll take the wins any way I can get them. I probably could have closed it out a little more comfortably, but the conditions were blustery.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:11 am in Tennis | 6 Comments »

April 9th, 2009

Slam-less Safina to Take No. 1 from Serena — Warranted?

The Russian sensation from Moscow will become the 19th top-ranked player in women’s tennis history, joining a distinguished list that includes Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Jennifer Capriati, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Amelie Mauresmo, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.

Posted by Staff @ 10:32 am in Tennis | 10 Comments »