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July 1st, 2014

Kyrgios Stuns Nadal; Wednesday Wimbledon Preview

“I think I was in a bit of a zone out there,” the 19-year-old wildcard told the BBC. “It hasn’t sunk in what just played out out there. I played extraordinary tennis. I was struggling a bit on return, but I worked my way into it. I served at a really good level and I’m really happy. You’ve got to believe you can win the match from the start and I did. I’m playing unbelievable tennis on the grass.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Tennis | 44 Comments »

June 27th, 2014

Li Lacking, Rookies Impressing at Wimbledon

“I think I [made the] wrong decision,” said Na of skipping the two weeks of WTA grasscourt tournaments leading to the All England Club. “I need to play some matches before [Wimbledon].”

Posted by Staff @ 6:07 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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 »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Petra Kvitova
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 David Ferrer5 Na Li
6 Tomas Berdych6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Ana Ivanovic
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Angelique Kerber
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