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July 15th, 2013

Michael Russell Says He Didn’t Approve Facebook Rant Against “Douche Bag” Lleyton Hewitt, But Takes Reponsibilty

Michael Russell has apologized for a rant against Lleyton Hewitt that showed up on his facebook page.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:31 am in Newport | 28 Comments »

July 12th, 2013

Verdasco Stays Hot; Haas Upset; Isner v Hewitt On Hall Of Fame Saturday In Newport

Fernando Verdasco eyes a title in Sweden while John Isner and Lleyton Hewitt meet on the grass in Newport.

Posted by Staff @ 8:50 pm in hall of fame, Newport | 8 Comments »

July 15th, 2012

Top 10ers Serena, Errani, Ferrer, Tipsarevic Eye Sunday Titles

A bunch of Top 10 players will be gunning for tour titles on Sunday, including Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 am in Newport, Stanford | 13 Comments »

July 14th, 2008

ATP Newport Blog Wrap

I’ve attended all of the summer ATP events in the U.S. and several of the European ones. I have to say that The Campbell’s Hall of Fame ranks up there as one of my favorites. Due to its surface, location and timing, this tournament will never attract the top players that you see at the other International Series events. What it lacks in star power is more than made up for in ambiance, accessibility and charm. This is the only grass court tournament left in the United States.

Posted by Staff @ 1:54 pm in Newport, Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 12th, 2008

Chang Enters Tennis Hall of Fame, But How?

I am quite certain that at some point today, Thomas Muster, Sergi Bruguera and perhaps a few other former Grand Slam champions all scratched their head upon hearing the news that Michael Chang officially entered the Tennis Hall of Fame.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:59 pm in hall of fame, Newport | 100 Comments »

July 9th, 2008

ATP Newport Blog: Dent and Two-Handed Racquets

He had to cheer loudly to be heard over the crowd on center court watching Taylor Dent attempting a comeback against Canadian pretty-boy Frank Dancevic. Frank doesn’t strike me as a pretty-boy name; like say for example, Taylor? Dent gave it a valiant effort but he won’t be going home with the prize. No big deal says Taylor, “a year ago they told me I wouldn’t ever play tennis again.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:22 am in Grass season, Newport | Comments Off

July 7th, 2008

Newport Blog Day 2: Two-handled Racquets and Real Grass

I had the opportunity to try out my strokes on the grass court this afternoon with Brian Battistone. He and his brother Dann have been creating some waves and gaining a following for their unusual style of play and even more unusual rackets. Called the “Natural One,” the 29-inch racket has not one but two handles. The unique handle angle puts less stress on your elbows and helps the body balance better. I loved it so much I bought one.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 pm in ATP, Grass season, Newport, Tennis | 4 Comments »

July 7th, 2008

ATP Newport Blog: A Sea Breeze Amidst the Qualifying

Hi everyone, the Blonde girl with a computer is back. I had a terribly pleasant day watching lawn tennis amid blooming hydrangeas and geraniums from the shaded porch of a glorious Victorian Manor. The players in their crisp whites made a striking contrast to the lush emerald of the courts while I slowly sipped my Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Tea. Had you going there for a minute didn’t I. This was no figment of my imagination by any stretch; I might have just forgotten to mention a minor detail. I’m coming to you this week from Newport, RI, home of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships or as I like to call it, the ersatz Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in ATP, Newport, Tennis | 4 Comments »

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