Archive for the 'Tennis on TV' Category
April 15th, 2008
I have to confess that I have warmed up to golf even though I have never played one hole let alone one round that did not involve put-put.
April 5th, 2008
Just when you think you have this sport figured out, Nikolay Davydenko shows up. And I’m sure CBS and the Sunday tennis-viewing audience is just thrilled about it.
April 3rd, 2008
If the powers-that-be are trying to raise the popularity of tennis in the U.S., they’re not getting a lot of help from the ATP.
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.’
March 17th, 2008
The Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras sold-out exhibition at Madison Square Garden generated a tremendous amount of buzz,
March 17th, 2008
I didn’t know it but apparently what happens in Dubai, stays in Dubai. Evidence, Andy Roddick, who looked like, no, who was a world beater just a week ago in desert in the Middle East, but found no such form in the desert of California Sunday after getting dismantled by nemesis Tommy Haas 64, 64.
February 17th, 2008
The challengers keep emerging on the pro circuit, the latest being Japanese teen Kei Nishikori, who stunned James Blake to win the Delray Beach title earlier today.
September 17th, 2007
There’s a method to the seeming madness in the WTA Tour announcing a second season-ending tournament to start in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia.
June 13th, 2007
Tennis on TV — June 2007 Schedule 1 French Open, 5am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), TTC 1 French Open, 3-6:30pm (tape), ESPN2 2 French Open, 5am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), TTC 2 French Open, 1-4pm, NBC ADHEREL 3 French Open, 5am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), TTC 3 French Open, 1-4pm, NBC 4 French Open, 6am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), [...]
May 5th, 2007
Television drives professional sports, so you have to wonder, how high could tennis’ popularity rise if the powers that be could get tennis’ biggest events on TV? And we’re not talking about Wimbledon here. This week Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played an exhibition on a court that was half clay, half grass. Rafa won. [...]
March 12th, 2007
Happy Moanday X-fans. Time to talk Federer’s defeat, TTC’s coverage, the team approach to tennis, Serena’s new reality adventure, and the USTA’s newest accessory item. Federer’s Loss: With the combined trifecta ejection of Federer, plus Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt yesterday, the Men’s draw got a little bit less interesting for some, but a whole [...]
March 12th, 2007
So I come back from vacation – even though it was to visit the in-laws, going from Michigan to Arizona this time of year is usually a good thing! – and what happens? Roger practices with Pete. Roger then loses his Indian Wells opener to Guillermo Canas. Coincidence? Hmm…
February 19th, 2007
Open 13 Marseille, France Finals: Gilles Simon (FRA) d. (7) Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-4, 7-6(3) (4)Clement/Llodra (FRA) d. (1) Knowles/Nestor (BAH/CAN) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 A new French star was born Sunday as 22-year-old Gilles Simon topped Baghdatis for his first career title. Last year Simon reached the final at Valencia on clay, and is the [...]
February 18th, 2007
The powers that be in tennis have a great track record of making the sport as hard to see as possible. In the U.S. the USTA sells the Davis Cup rights to the Versus network, who then shows it on tape. On Saturday night, with the blockbuster Andy Roddick vs. Andy Murray match at the [...]
January 31st, 2007
Televised tennis has become a little bit more like a real match of tennis with today’s announcement that ESPN and The Tennis Channel (TTC) are joining forces for coverage of Roland Garros and the Australian Open. If you’re fortunate enough to get TTC, there are some real gems to this deal. For one, you’ll be [...]