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June 27th, 2014

Roger Federer Wants Faster Play In Tennis, Says A “Serve Shot Clock” Could Happen

Following a quick second round win last night over Gilles Muller, Roger Federer addressed the topic of the day: time between points. In Grand Slam events men are allowed 20 seconds to serve after points, however that rule has long been abused and debated. And Federer wants the rules to be followed. “I just think [...]

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:15 am in Tennis | 122 Comments »

June 27th, 2014

Nadal Squeaks By; Venus v Kvitova Friday at Wimbedon

“I feel like her game matches up with grass extremely well,” the Russian said. “She stays down really low, hits really flat from both sides, has had steady results on the surface. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:42 am in Tennis | 33 Comments »

June 25th, 2014

Azarenka Ousted, Venus Sets Up Kvitova at Wimbledon

No. 2 seed and part-time head case Li Na of China led the top seeds with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 6-2, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 6:28 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

June 21st, 2014

Tennis-X Preview: Wimbledon Women’s Delicious Draw

Keep your fingers crossed for the Serena vs. Maria and Kvitova vs. Venus quarterfinals, and the champions should unravel from there.

Posted by Staff @ 7:01 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 3 Comments »

June 21st, 2014

Spaniards Bautista Agut, Lopez Collect ATP Grass Titles

The 32-year-old, who lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the Queen’s Club final last week, improved to 4-7 in career finals. Gasquet fell to 10-12 in career finals, 0-2 thus far in 2014 after going 3-0 in 2013.

Posted by Staff @ 3:25 pm in Grass season, Tennis | 3 Comments »

June 21st, 2014

American Grass Sweep of Pre-Wimbledon Titles for Keys, Vandeweghe

“I had basically flown in the day before the qualification, so I didn’t have any practice on the courts here, or anything like that,” Vandeweghe said. “Once I took care of that first match I just went from there, and I got more and more comfortable on the courts. I played a ton of points and games, and a lot of long matches and three-setters as well.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 am in Grass season, Tennis | 18 Comments »

June 16th, 2014

Federer, Dimitrov, Ivanovic Collect Grass Titles

“I really enjoy winning titles,” said Federer in stunning news to everyone in attendance. “It is what I play for, to play and receive a standing ovation at the end. I am very pleased with my performance…I think I deserved the title this week.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:41 am in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 16th, 2014

Azarenka Returns at Eastboune; WTA, ATP Previews

Wildcards went to Azarenka and Brits Heather Watson and Johanna Konta…Pulling from the event were Svetlana Kuznetsova and Sorana Cirstea…Tough starts go to (5) Kerber vs. Riske, (4) Azarenka vs. Giogi, (8) Wozniacki vs. Stosur, and (2) Kvitova vs. Safarova…Returning former champs in the field are Wozniacki (2009) and Radwanksa (2008).

Posted by Staff @ 12:17 am in Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 9th, 2014

Grass Preview: Nadal, Federer Heat Up Halle This Week

The men’s Aegon Championships in London are equally stacked with seeds including Stan Wawrinka at No. 1, Tomas Berdych, Andy Murray Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Gulbis others.

Posted by Staff @ 11:37 am in Grass season, Tennis | 72 Comments »

June 5th, 2014

Sharapova, Rookie Halep Advance to French Open Final

Halep closed out a tight second set against surprise No. 28 seed Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 7-6(4), while Sharapova needed to come back from a set down to defeated No. 18 seed and upstart Canadian teen Genie Bouchard 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 10:15 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

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Rankings
ATP - Jul 21 WTA - Jul 21
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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