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September 14th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Kerber Leads Killer Field in Tokyo

MOSELLE OPEN
Metz, France; Surface: Indoor Hard

Seeds: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Lukas Rosol, Jeremy Chardy, Joao Sousa, Jerzy Janowicz, David Goffin

Floaters: Gilles Muller, (WC) Nicolas Mahut

Notes: Potential tough starts for (1) Tsonga after a bye vs. the power-serving upset-specialist Muller, and (5) Chardy, who has never won a match in Metz in two attempts, vs. countryman (WC) Mahut…Wildcards went to France’s Laurent Lokoli, Mahut, and Paul-Henri Mathieu…Notable withdrawals from the event were Gilles Simon (wrist) and Stan Wawrinka (fatugue)…Simon …

Posted by Staff @ 7:35 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

September 14th, 2014

More Gael Monfils Highlight Reel Stupidity [Video]

It seems every time Gael Monfils takes the court he does something that warrants a second, third, a 100th look. Here’s today’s must-see highlight from his dead rubber win over Lukos Rosol during France’s Davis Cup semifinal victory over the Czech Republic played at Roland Garros:

Posted by Staff @ 2:12 pm in Best Shots, Davis Cup, Videos | 7 Comments »

September 14th, 2014

Roger Federer Looks ______ In This Town And Country Cover Picture

Roger Federer is the featured cover celebrity in the latest Town and Country magazine. And the cover picture of Federer is quite incredible.

Town and Country (Max Vadukul)

Some quotes from the article:
On feeling joy when he steps onto the tennis court:
I want to be happy when I play. For me it’s the only right thing to do: to be happy, feel happy, and also share that with the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:21 am in 2014 Season | 25 Comments »

September 14th, 2014

Watch Roger Federer Get Carried Around The Court After Putting Switzerland In Davis Cup Finals [Video]

We don’t see Roger Federer carried often but today he was. After clinching Switzerland’s Davis Cup semifinal win over Italy with a 62, 63, 76(4) victory over Fabio Fognini, Federer’s teammates picked up the 17-time Slam champion and carried him around the court in celebration with the 18,000 fans in Geneva.

Federer and Wawrinka, who led Switzerland to the 3-1 win, now head to France for the Davis Cup final on November 21. For all his accomplishments, Federer has never won …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:06 am in Davis Cup, Videos | 39 Comments »

September 12th, 2014

What the Future Holds for Cilic, Nishikori After US Open

Marin Cilic beating Kei Nishikori in the US Open final, eliminating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic respectively in the semifinals, shook up the men’s tennis world.

What does the next 14 months through the end of 2015 hold for both players? Besides loads of cash?

For breakthroughs sake, both players have been branded successes in part due to their high-profile coaches — Croatian countryman Goran Ivanisevic for Cilic, and fellow Asian Michael Chang for Nishikori.

Cilic has the greater upside rankings-wise over the …

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:34 am in Tennis | 24 Comments »

September 12th, 2014

Davis Cup SFs: Federer Tries To Take Switzerland To The Finals

Roger Federer will try to return Switzerland to the Davis Cup finals for the first time since 1992 this weekend when his country hosts Italy. Federer, who has never won a Davis Cup title in his career, is eager for the opportunity.

“As a team, we haven’t had much success over the past 50 years, so people in Switzerland still talk about 20 years ago when we made the finals,” Federer said. “Hopefully they’ll talk about this tie in 20 years, …

Posted by Staff @ 9:15 am in Davis Cup | 22 Comments »

September 11th, 2014

Ana Ivanovic Is Dating Bastian Schweinsteiger?

In more stomach-churning dating news, reports from Germany indicated tennis beauty Ana Ivanovic is now dating German World Cup hero Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Guten Morgen, die Titelseite: Schweini zeigt sich mit neuer Frau! Hand in Hand in New York: http://t.co/xnmjJryf0a pic.twitter.com/XoGlWPakjL

— BILD (@BILD) September 11, 2014

Last month Ivanovic nominated the 30-year-old soccer star for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

After meeting through common friend Andrea Petkovic, the two …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:48 am in Romance | 2 Comments »

September 11th, 2014

Juan Martin Del Potro Will Miss Asian Swing, Hopes To Return For European Indoors

Via Facebook, Juan Martin del Potro announced that his left wrist has not healed sufficiently to allow him to play in the upcoming Asian swing.

“I would like to take this opportunity to tell you, my fans, that although the recovery of the wrist is progressing very well, I need a little more time to reach the competitive level necessary to compete week after week,” del Potro said. “I worked hard to be ready to make my comeback in Asia, where …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:32 am in Injuries | 1 Comment »

September 11th, 2014

So Maria Sharapova And Grigor Dimitrov Have Broken Up?

#452245596 / gettyimages.comThe speculation is spreading that tennis’s top couple Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have split up. Just before the US Open the two unfollowed each on twitter – that’s right, how dare they! And during the event in New York the two did not speak of the other nor were they photographed anywhere …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:17 am in Romance | 8 Comments »

September 10th, 2014

Is Rafael Nadal Set To Return For An Exo On September 25 In Kazakhstan?

According to the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, Rafael Nadal will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga two Thursdays from tomorrow in an exhibition match on September 25 in Astana.

President of Kazakhstan Tennis Federation Bulat Utemuratov said via Google Translation, “Promotion and development of tennis in Kazakhstan – the basic objective of our Federation. We are delighted that the stars of world tennis – Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – will arrive in Astana with an exhibition match. This visit – an invaluable opportunity …

Posted by Staff @ 12:27 pm in Exhibitions | 64 Comments »


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ATP - Sep 22 WTA - Sep 22
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 Milos Raonic6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Caroline Wozniacki
8 Kei Nishikori8 Angelique Kerber
9 Marin Cilic9 Eugenie Bouchard
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Ana Ivanovic
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