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January 18th, 2008

Australian Open Day 5 Notes: Baghdatis Under Fire, Henin Streaking

Rafael Nadal will have to beat a third straight Frenchman to reach the Australian Open fourth round… ADHEREL Justine Henin has now won her last 31 matches. In case you are wondering, the longest win streak on the WTA is 74 by Martina Navratilova in 1984. Henin will now face qualifier Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese [...]

Posted by Staff @ 10:42 am in Australian Open, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

January 17th, 2008

Australian Open Day 4 Notes: 4 Serbs in 3rd Rd, Title Eludes Russian Women

Roger Federer has lost just six games in two matches at the Australian Open. That’s the fewest the Swiss has ever lost through the second round at a Slam, and the fewest anyone’s ever lost en route to the third round at the Australian Open… ADHEREL Roger Federer has won 16 straight matches at the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:47 am in Australian Open, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

January 16th, 2008

Australian Open Day 3 Notes: Fans Gone Wild, Stepanek Gets Handsy

Justine Henin has won her last 30 tour matches since losing to Marion Bartoli at Wimbledon… ADHEREL Serena Williams has now won 25 of her last 26 matches at the Australian Open… How the hell does the tallest doubles team pairing ever, 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovic and 6-foot-9 John Isner, lose to two Argentines in doubles?… [...]

Posted by Staff @ 10:09 am in ATP, Australian Open, Davis Cup, Lindsay Davenport, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

January 15th, 2008

Australian Open Day 2 Notes: Tastes Like Chicken to Federer?

Roger Federer has won his last 15 matches at the Australian Open, and 15 straight Grand Slam matches… ADHEREL Former world No. 2 Ivan Ljubicic has reached the second week at a Grand Slam just twice in 34 majors… Lindsay Davenport’s only career win over Maria Sharapova was a double bagel. Sharapova has beaten the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:12 am in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

January 14th, 2008

Australian Open Day 1 Notes: Vaidisova Marriage a Prank

Justine Henin has won 29 straight matches dating back to her semifinal loss to Marion Bartoli… Serena Williams has won 24 of her last 25 matches in Melbourne… Andy Roddick was broken twice by former doubles specialist Lukas Dlouhy… ADHEREL During the broadcast, ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez called Nicole Vaidisova’s application for a marriage license [...]

Posted by Staff @ 10:07 am in Uncategorized | 43 Comments »

December 16th, 2007

Philippoussis Loses, Should Still Receive Aussie Open Wildcard

It may be time for a re-think from Tennis Australia, which oversees the lowest event on the four-Slam totem pole behind the French, Wimbledon and the US Open.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:15 pm in Australian Open, Uncategorized | 64 Comments »

December 16th, 2007

2007 Davis Cup — Lessons Learned

And certainly this writer continues to be one of those “technical” critics. But I say, celebrate these guys. They love the game.

Posted by TennisOne @ 12:18 am in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

November 24th, 2007

Roddick Launches Cash Attack on ATP, Handling of Davydenko Incident

Entering next week’s Davis Cup final against Russia, American Andy Roddick has launched an attack on the ATP’s handling of Nikolay Davydenko coming under suspicion for “not trying” in tournament matches, and Roddick being fined by the ATP for missing a Masters Series tournament. ADHEREL “So I have a little bit of a problem that [...]

Posted by Staff @ 4:23 pm in ATP, Uncategorized | 28 Comments »

November 20th, 2007

Federer Recovers to Spank Sampras in One-Hour Clinic in Seoul Exo

World No 1 Roger Federer gave out no early Christmas gifts in Seoul Tuesday in a 6-4, 6-3 win over Pete Sampras in the first of the three-series exhibition meeting tour in Asia. ADHEREL Sampras broke for a 4-2 lead in the first set before Federer won the next four games to close out the [...]

Posted by Staff @ 9:39 am in Uncategorized | 27 Comments »

November 19th, 2007

Sampras v Federer Exhibition Clash Begins Tuesday

Tuesday of this week will be the first airing of three exhibition clashes between all-time Grand Slam title winner (14) Pete Sampras, and all-time great-in-waiting (12 Grand Slam titles and growing) Roger Federer. ADHEREL Tennis Channel will have live coverage (and prime-time replays) of the Asian exhibition tour, with the first match in Seoul airing [...]

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

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