Archive for the 'Year End' Category
December 7th, 2014
In the you’re-the-ones-who-threw-it-out-there dept., here’s our Crystal Ball Awards from those that offered commentary with their picks:
December 21st, 2013
You think you have the right stuff? Rafa will be No. 1 again — or crash out the Top 10 when both kneecaps explode? Roger returns to No. 1? Or drops out of the Top 10 altogether? Boris Becker turns Novak into a serve-and-volleyer on clay to take No. 1 in 2014? Better chance of that, or another Becker illegitimate kid surfacing? But that’s another contest.
November 21st, 2009
Sean Randall gives his pick for the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals.
November 18th, 2009
The groupings for the ATP Tennis Finals have been announced, find out who landed where.
November 17th, 2009
Andy Roddick has been forced out of the upcoming year-end London ATP Finals event according to the London Times. ADHEREL “I am really disappointed to miss the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals,” Roddick said. “I love playing in London and I’ve heard so many good things about the venue. However, I have not fully recovered [...]
November 5th, 2007
In 2006, Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo and Maria Sharapova were all considered favorites to win the year-end Sony Ericsson WTA Championships. Kim Clijsters was in the mix too.
November 5th, 2007
The Top 5 happenings in pro tennis heading into the week of Nov. 5, 2007.
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.
December 21st, 2006
I’m really unclear what Sports Illustrated has against the World’s Number 1 male tennis player, but they seem to really have it bad. For details on their snub of Roger Federer as Sportsman of the Year, check out my blogging buddy Sean Randall’s most excellent post, Federer Snubbed, Wade Wins SI Sportsman of the Year, [...]
October 10th, 2006
At its best, the women’s game can lay claim to a field of 8 players, each of whom are entirely capable of winning the Year-end Championships: Amelie Mauresmo, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, newly un-retired Martina Hingis, Nadia Petrova, and Elena Dementieva. One would think that this kind of variation would lend [...]
January 2nd, 2006
Happy New Year to all. May your 2006 be healthy, successful and of course, full of tennis.
Tennis is one of those rare sports which basically begins with the New Year. Unfortunately for the pros, the year ends in November, and for some in December making the off season a bit on the short side.
December 15th, 2005
Here’s a good goof in case yout missed it.
Last week after 16-year-old boy wonder Donald Young won the Orange Bown junior event, the USTA rushed out a press release announcing him the 2005 Year-End Junior No. 1, just barely edging out the second-ranked Croat Marin Cilic.
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November 20th, 2005
A big congrats go out to our two year-end champions, Amelie Mauresmo and David Nalbandian.
Both players are well noted for having never won the big one – well, they still haven’t – but they did manage to win the next biggest thing in their sports, the year-end championships. And both did it in similar fashion overcoming a large deficit to claim victory in the finale.
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November 14th, 2005
How do you spell U-G-L-Y. How about T-M-C. Talk about a faint finish, the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai just got the news this morning that both Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal have pulled out. Ouch! Replacing the two stars are Mariano Puerta and Fernando Gonzalez which makes the remaining 2005 field about as exiciting [...]
Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:23 pm in Year End | Comments Off
November 11th, 2005
Maybe it’s just me but doesn’t the conclusion to the 2005 tennis season feel like a complete bust.
The WTA Championships are a lame duck tank job of an event. The stands are empty, there’s no media buzz and TV coverage is uneven. Without the Williams sisters there’s no real drama on court. Seeing Lindsay wrap up No. 1 was nice if not awkward because she did it by losing, but it leaves the event with no real “story” per se, except perhaps that it is indeed lifeless.
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