Archive for the 'ITF' Category
January 4th, 2010
Roddick, Cilic Start Strong at Australian Open Tune-ups; New Rules
Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.
Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:48 pm in 2010 Season, Brisbane, Doha, ITF, Tennis | 20 Comments »
December 2nd, 2009
Modern Warfare: Murray, Serena and Davydenko
Kim Sears has broken up with Andy Murray because the Scot spent too much time playing video games.
Posted by Sean Randall @ 9:45 am in 2009 Season, ATP, ITF, US Open | 53 Comments »
July 21st, 2009
Can Tennis Go Green?
This is not a column about the color of tennis courts despite clay courts looking like the terrain of Mars and most hard courts at professional tennis events no longer being green. While covering the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, members of what looked to be a local scouting troop wearing hats saying “Environmental Team” were [...]
Posted by Dan Martin @ 1:51 pm in ATP, Australian Open, Blackrock Tour of Champions, French Open, ITF, senior tour, Tennis, TV, US Open, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour | 31 Comments »
July 16th, 2009
Richard Gasquet Submits Kissing Defense, And it Works!
Arguing you got the drugs through kiss really does work, just ask Richard Gasquet!
Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:23 am in Drug Testing, ITF | 76 Comments »
June 19th, 2008
5 Things Tennis Could Do to Promote Itself
I allow myself to briefly occupy the mythical Commissioner of Tennis Chair that John McEnroe publicly campaigns for now and again. Johnny Mac campaigned long and hard to be the U.S. Davis Cup captain only to quit after one year, but when should reality ever hurt speculation and offering advice? Here are my 5 (best?) [...]
Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:21 pm in ATP, Clay Season, Fed Cup, French Open, ITF, Tennis, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA Tour | 10 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 »
March 31st, 2008
No April Fools: Pro Tennis Goes to Numbers, ‘Premier’
Last year the ATP and WTA tours each circulated a contest among their staff, ‘Let’s Confuse Fans Again by Renaming Our Top-Level Events.’
Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:38 pm in ATP, ITF, Madrid, Masters Cup, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Masters Cup, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »
April 11th, 2007
ATP Does Reverse, Says Slams Bigger Than Tennis Masters Series
Yesterday the ATP’s U.S. media maven, Greg “The Remorseless Eating Machine” Sharko told me that the news that came from a spokesman out of the ATP’s international office in regard to the Masters Series events receiving the same number of ranking points as the Grand Slams under the tour’s new 2009 calendar was incorrect. Shark(o), [...]
Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:22 pm in American tennis, Etienne de Villiers, ITF, Masters Cup, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
April 10th, 2007
ATP Says Tennis Masters Series Will Be Same As Slams
If the ATP, which governs the men’s tour, and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which governs the four Grand Slam events, had become buddy-buddy over the last few years — even joint-sponsoring the year-ending Masters Cup — that love was lost this week when the ATP announced it would elevate its Masters Series events on [...]
Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:32 am in ATP, Davis Cup, Etienne de Villiers, ITF | 15 Comments »
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