Archive for the 'Grand Slams' Category
June 14th, 2009
Federer Breaks the Curse; Sampras as Pioneer
Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.
Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:35 pm in 2009 Season, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 168 Comments »
July 12th, 2008
Paths of Greatest Resistance: The Toughest Tennis Draws Conquered at the 4 Grand Slams in the Since 1988
I tried to determine the toughest draws conquered at the respective events since the start of the 1988 season. The Australian Open did not have 1 draw that jumped out at me. The U.S. Open had several draws that stood out as quite difficult for the champion to navigate (1992, 1994, 1998, 2002). At any rate, these are the 4 draws I selected. Tell me and the rest of the Tennis-x readers what other draws were exceptionally deep and rough.
Posted by Dan Martin @ 1:29 pm in Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, Tennis, US Open, Wimbledon | 13 Comments »
June 22nd, 2008
Federer Down But Not Out at Wimbedon
There’s an old saying that a cornered animal is a dangerous animal. And right now I get the feeling that Roger Federer is that cornered animal, but is he really still dangerous?
Posted by Sean Randall @ 6:47 pm in Grand Slams, Wimbledon | 131 Comments »
June 6th, 2008
Good Luck Watching Nadal v. Djokovic in the U.S.; No Live TV Coverage!
Sucks to be a tennis fan in the U.S. today. On arguably one of the most appealing semifinal lineups of the year live coverage from the French Open today is non-existent here in the U.S.
Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:41 am in French Open, Grand Slams, Tennis on TV | 150 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 »
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 »
December 14th, 2007
Australian Open Moving? More Grand Slams? Oh No!
Here’s a story from “out of left field” as some say. A few top tennis officials are looking into making some significant tournament changes at the Grand Slam level.
Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:52 am in Grand Slams | 10 Comments »
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