Archive for the 'ITF' Category
October 11th, 2017
Fabio Fognini has to be on his best behavior at Grand Slams the next 2 years.
April 13th, 2014
That’s less a WTA event and more like a thrown-together f-you to the ITF.
January 4th, 2010
Boy did Brisbane hit the jackpot in players.
December 2nd, 2009
Kim Sears has broken up with Andy Murray because the Scot spent too much time playing video games.
July 21st, 2009
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 [...]
July 16th, 2009
Arguing you got the drugs through kiss really does work, just ask Richard Gasquet!
June 19th, 2008
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?) [...]
April 8th, 2008
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.
March 31st, 2008
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.’
April 11th, 2007
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), [...]
April 10th, 2007
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 [...]