Archive for the 'ESPN' Category
December 19th, 2009
The Best and Worst of Tennis in Popular Culture or a Column about Nothing
During the lengthy hiatus before the 2010 tennis season, I have turned my focus away from the tours and toward tennis’ relationship with popular culture. Sports and games have made major contributions to popular culture. Several great movies have used sports to tell stories.
Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:06 pm in 2010 Season, Davis Cup, ESPN, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, US Open, Wimbledon | 54 Comments »
October 8th, 2009
Nadal Survives Another Three-Setter in Beijing; Serena Falls But Gets Naked
Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.
Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in beijing, ESPN, No. 1 ranking, WTA | 160 Comments »
January 19th, 2009
Tennis-X: Federer, Djokovic Struggle at Aussie Open; Nadal on Sex During Events
Rafael Nadal is blogging for the Melbourne Herald-Sun newspaper, taking questions on topics from motivations to whether he has sex during a tournament. “Every player should know the best way to be ready to play next day. So it is up to the player,” Nadal writes…
Posted by Staff @ 9:41 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, Australian Open, ESPN, Tennis, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV | 46 Comments »
January 14th, 2009
Tennis Notes: Garrison Suing USTA, Paying to Watch on Internet
Here’s a potential bell-ringer for your next executive meeting — tennis fans are changing the way they view the sport (on the internet) because YOU GUYS AREN’T SUCCESSFULLY GETTING TENNIS ON TV. We have a Tennis Channel, but it is mostly reruns and canned shows.
Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:53 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Fed Cup, Hamburg, Indian Wells, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 34 Comments »
April 26th, 2008
ESPN to Finally Grab US Open Tennis Coverage?
ESPN is truly on the verge of becoming the “Grand Slam Network.” ADHEREL The Wall Street Journal is reporting that this will be the last year of US Open coverage for USA Network, leaving an opening for ESPN which has long desired the US Open. ESPN already broadcasts the Australian Open, the French Open and [...]
Posted by Richard Vach @ 6:36 am in ESPN, US Open | 2 Comments »
April 8th, 2008
Tennis-X Notes: Euros Sick of U.S.; Gambling Journalists?
The U.S. holds the distinction as having the most fat kids in the world, but India is catching up, so doubles whiz Leander Paes in leaping into action — as a super hero.
Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:05 am in Davis Cup, ESPN, Etienne de Villiers, Gambling, Indian Wells, Injuries, ITF, Lindsay Davenport, Miami, Tennis | 14 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 17th, 2008
Tennis-X Notes: Williams Sisters’ Dad Hates White People
The Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras sold-out exhibition at Madison Square Garden generated a tremendous amount of buzz,
Posted by Staff @ 2:37 pm in ESPN, Grand Slams, Miami, Richard Williams, Tennis, Tennis on TV | 15 Comments »
February 8th, 2008
Indian Wells, Miami Tennis Events No Longer on ESPN
With countless hours of Indian Wells and Miami broadcast on ESPN, for many years tennis fans have long had their very own version of March Madness.
Posted by Staff @ 1:02 pm in ESPN, Indian Wells, Miami | 34 Comments »
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