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October 3rd, 2008

American Tennis: USTA, Fans Asking ‘Who’s Next?’ and ‘When?’

If the Williams sisters were to retire with Davenport as of this writing, the U.S. would have no women in the Top 40, and three players in the Top 100 (including the 30+ Jill Craybas, and Ashley Harkleroad who is pregnant). In other words, by the time the Williams retire, U.S. women’s tennis will virtually retire with them.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour, Year-End No. 1 | 113 Comments »

August 24th, 2008

Is Rafael Nadal Ready to Take New York?

There’s an age-old saying in the financial markets that the “trend is your friend.”

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:08 pm in No. 1 ranking, US Open | 108 Comments »

August 17th, 2008

Nadal Adds Olympic Gold to His Diet

Indeed, Rafael Nadal fans, go ahead and pop that champagne, can things get any better?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 am in No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open | 186 Comments »

August 16th, 2008

Federer Grabs Olympic Gold in Doubles; Djokovic Beats Blake for Singles Bronze

It may not have come in his preferred event, but in his third try Roger Federer finally has his Olympic gold medal.

Posted by Staff @ 2:43 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 105 Comments »

August 13th, 2008

Federer, Nadal, Williams Sisters All Just Three Wins From Gold

We are getting down to nitty-gritty across the way at the Beijing Olympics. Later today the quarterfinals get underway with a line-up loaded with star power.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:54 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 142 Comments »

August 12th, 2008

Federer Gets a Win over Rafael at Beijing Olympics

Okay. So it was the wrong Rafael. It wasn’t Rafael Nadal that Roger Federer beat 6-2, 6-4 earlier today at the Beijing Olympics second round. It was Rafael Arevalo.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:34 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics, Tennis, Tennis on TV, US Open, US Open Series | 91 Comments »

August 7th, 2008

Federer Bids for Olympic Tennis Gold in Beijing

I have to admit, I’m pretty lukewarm when it comes to pro tennis being part of the Olympics and the Beijing games which open tomorrow.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:46 am in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 111 Comments »

August 3rd, 2008

Nadal Gets No. 1, Then Gets Clobbered by Djokovic; Jankovic New WTA No. 1?

First congratulations to Rafael Nadal and his legion of supporters. The Spaniard has waited a long, very long time to get the top of tennis and he’s finally done it.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:43 pm in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open, WTA, Year-End No. 1 | 65 Comments »

July 31st, 2008

Federer Craps Out to Karlovic in Cincinnati

I gave Roger Federer a pass for his performance at the start of year, buying into his mono as a reasonable explanation for his poor play.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:21 pm in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, US Open, Year-End No. 1 | 110 Comments »

July 31st, 2008

Rafael Nadal Rolls On in Cincinnati While Federer, Djokovic Struggle

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick continue to have their struggles while Rafael Nadal looks better than ever in Cincinnati.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:39 am in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking | 89 Comments »

July 29th, 2008

Roddick, Federer, Djokovic Out to Find Form in Cincy; Nadal Out for No. 1

Disbelievers, Rafael Nadal won Toronto, and he won it emphatically losing just one single set. The guy has now won 29 straight matches spanning three different surfaces.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:06 am in Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics, US Open, US Open Series | 162 Comments »

July 27th, 2008

Breaking Down the No. 1 Ranking Between Federer, Nadal

What a surprise, Rafael Nadal wins again, beating Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 to claim the Toronto Masters.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 5:12 pm in ATP, Canadian Open, Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 230 Comments »

July 26th, 2008

Nadal Weathers Gasquet, Murray Finally Gets Over on Djokovic

Make it 27 straight wins and climbing now for Rafael Nadal after last night’s impressive 6-7(12), 6-2, 6-1 performance over Richard Gasquet at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last night.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:45 am in Canadian Open, Cincinnati, No. 1 ranking, US Open, US Open Series | 169 Comments »

July 25th, 2008

Federer Gets Decker From Roddick in Exchange for Mirka, Higueras

Obviously I’m joking. Such a scenario would unfortunately never, ever happen. And that’s too bad, though. Because in my mind, based on recent results both Roger Federer and Andy Roddick would both benefit from such a trade.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:15 am in Canadian Open, Coaching, No. 1 ranking, US Open, US Open Series | 155 Comments »

July 23rd, 2008

Agitated Federer Unravels in Toronto First Round Loss to Simon

I guess calling Roger Federer’s Toronto draw “dicey” was being kind after the Swiss got bounced just a short while ago in three sets by Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:03 pm in Canadian Open, No. 1 ranking | 163 Comments »