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April 3rd, 2008

Poll: Did You See Federer vs. Roddick on Thursday? Probably Not

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.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 9:39 pm in American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Etienne de Villiers, Miami, No. 1 ranking, Tennis on TV, TV | 55 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 »

March 17th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Williams Sisters’ Dad Hates White People

The Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras sold-out exhibition at Madison Square Garden generated a tremendous amount of buzz,

Posted by Staff @ 2:37 pm in ESPN, Grand Slams, Miami, Richard Williams, Tennis, Tennis on TV | 15 Comments »

March 17th, 2008

Haas Hammers Not Hot Roddick; FSN Tries to Cover Tennis

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.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:21 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis on TV | 13 Comments »

February 17th, 2008

Nishikori, Murray Family Celebrate Wins While Djokovic Succumbs to Sickness

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.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:59 pm in Tennis on TV | 86 Comments »

September 17th, 2007

Bali-hoo for WTA Tour Season-ending Championships: The Biggest Losers

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.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:06 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Larry Scott, Schedule, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour, Year End | 5 Comments »

June 13th, 2007

Tennis on TV — June 2007 Schedule

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), [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:10 pm in Tennis on TV | 8 Comments »

May 5th, 2007

Sampras v McEnroe Tonight On Court, Not on TV

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. [...]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 9:28 am in American tennis, Tennis on TV | 7 Comments »

March 12th, 2007

Mixed Bag Monday

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 [...]

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 5:24 pm in ATP, Indian Wells, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA | 14 Comments »

March 12th, 2007

Federer Winless Since Hit with Sampras

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…

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:31 pm in Indian Wells, Round Robin, Tennis on TV | 56 Comments »

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