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October 3rd, 2008

American Tennis: USTA, Fans Asking ‘Who’s Next?’ and ‘When?’

If the Williams sisters were to retire with Davenport as of this writing, the U.S. would have no women in the Top 40, and three players in the Top 100 (including the 30+ Jill Craybas, and Ashley Harkleroad who is pregnant). In other words, by the time the Williams retire, U.S. women’s tennis will virtually retire with them.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour, Year-End No. 1 | 113 Comments »

June 28th, 2008

Words on Wimbledon 2008 – Week One

WTA officials should add a tab to their website that explains patronymics in Eastern European languages. It might help fans understand why so many top players last names end with “ova” or some such variation.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:19 pm in American tennis, Grass season, Miami, Wimbledon | 31 Comments »

May 20th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Edberg Returns, Gasquet Tanks, Perry Booted

“The ATP, as ever, bumbles on in its own fashion, assuring everyone who is bothered to listen that all will be well, while producing publicity material, posters and the like, that appear to have been formulated by someone devoid of the least understanding of what the game is about.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:24 pm in American tennis, ATP, French Open | 14 Comments »

May 12th, 2008

Your Comments: ESPN, Tennis Channel Get US Open Broadcast Rights

“This completes a five-year process of reinventing the television and digital landscape for the sport of tennis in North America,” said Arlen Kantarian, CEO Pro Tennis, USTA. “Tennis will now be prominently featured for eight straight weeks on ESPN — the premiere destination in sports; Tennis Channel — our sport’s namesake network; and CBS — our longtime network partner. This new partnership will provide more tennis, to more people, in more ways than ever before.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 pm in American tennis, TV | 15 Comments »

May 8th, 2008

Roddick, Blake Threaten to Turn Rome into a U.S. Event

Now be honest, who would really have believed that after four days of tennis in Rome that Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nikolay Davydenko and David Nalbandian would out and Andy Roddick and James Blake would still be in? There’s no one on the planet who would have thought that four days ago. No one.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:02 pm in American tennis, Clay Season, Rome | 107 Comments »

May 5th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Rafa Rages Against ATP, Dokic Wants Help

BURN SOME CALORIES, THEN HAVE A FEW BEERS: According to Consumer Reports magazine, tennis ranks among the top five activities for the most calories burned per workout. While playing just a half hour of singles tennis, a 140-lb. person will burn 254 calories and a 200-lb. person will burn 364 calories.

Posted by Staff @ 12:15 am in American tennis, ATP | 7 Comments »

April 15th, 2008

American Tennis: Time for Clay Anguish

Sayonara North America hardcourts. Hello, European clay. For the Americans, it’s a time of anguish, when even such simple matters as making a phone call or ordering dinner exacerbate the tensions of playing on a less than familiar surface.

Posted by TennisOne @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, Clay Season, French Open, Grand Slams, Lindsay Davenport, Paris, Tennis | 33 Comments »

April 3rd, 2008

Poll: Did You See Federer vs. Roddick on Thursday? Probably Not

If the powers-that-be are trying to raise the popularity of tennis in the U.S., they’re not getting a lot of help from the ATP.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 9:39 pm in American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Etienne de Villiers, Miami, No. 1 ranking, Tennis on TV, TV | 55 Comments »

March 23rd, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Sharapova Says No to Miami, Kournikova Sued

HE READS BOOKS TOO: Mardy Fish after beating Roger Federer last week in Indian Wells: “Actually when I won that first set I remembered something from James’ (Blake’s) book. It was a quote from [Fish's former coach] Todd Martin who told him, ‘If you can win one set, you can win two.’ So I stuck [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:08 pm in American tennis, ESPN, Indian Wells, Miami, Tennis, Todd Martin | 47 Comments »

March 23rd, 2008

Djokovic Nets Fish for ATP Indian Wells Title; American Back in Mix

Watch out Roger Federer. Novak Djokovic is coming to get you.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:22 pm in American tennis, Coaching, Miami | 71 Comments »

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