Archive for the 'Tennis on TV' Category
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 [...]