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March 14th, 2015

Watch Roger Federer Forget That His Friend Stan Warwrinka Won The Australian Open Last Year [Video]

Blame the headache and fatigue, but in this interview Roger Federer thinks that Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open last year! How could Roger forget that it was his good friend Stan Wawrinka who won it?

A senior moment maybe.

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And the interviewer wanted nothing to do with correcting him!

The ATP also put together this Federer “Toast”:

Federer opens play at Indian Wells Sunday against Argentine Diego Schwartzman. Federer has won Indian Wells …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:01 am in Indian Wells, Videos | 5 Comments »

March 14th, 2015

Teary-Eyed Serena Williams Gets A Warm Welcome Back To Indian Wells [Video]

Serena Williams returned last night to Indian Wells 14 years after an ugly incident kept the Williams family away from the one of the largest tennis events in the world.

Here was the reception when she walked out on court:

It was a tough match against Monica Niculescu, but Serena finally prevailed 75, 75.

“I feel really good, like the nerves have kind of gone away,” Serena said. “I feel better. I was a little nervous. The weeks …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:48 am in Indian Wells, Videos | 2 Comments »

March 14th, 2015

Serena Williams Advances in Emotional Indian Wells Debut; Men’s Results

World No. 1 Serena Williams walked on the court on Friday at Indian Wells and started crying, and it didn’t get any easier from there.

Receiving a rousing ovation from the crowd upon her arrival on the court after a 14-year absence, Serena suffered mightily through a 7-5, 7-5 win over No. 68-ranked Monica Niculescu, whose unorthodox style combined with the occasion had Serena beside herself.

“I just felt everything and it just felt so good I was overwhelmed and it was …

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:40 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 13th, 2015

Serena Makes Indian Wells Return Tonight; Harrison Saves 2 MPs, Turns Away Fish

In case you haven’t heard, tonight’s the night. After 14 years, World No. 1 Serena Williams returns to Indian Wells. The California native hasn’t played there since 2001 when as a 19-year-old with just one Slam, Serena beat the boos and beat Kim Clijsters in the final.

Serena was to play sisters Venus Williams in the semifinals, but when Venus withdrew minutes before the match, the crowd cried foul. And they didn’t forget when Serena walked on the court for the …

Posted by Staff @ 9:13 am in Indian Wells | 50 Comments »

March 12th, 2015

Fish Returns Thursday At Indian Wells; Sloane Leads American Advance

Mardy Fish highlights opening day at the Indian Wells men’s Thursday. The 33-year-old American is playing in his first singles match in 18 months since August 2013 at Winston-Salem.

Fish will meet countryman and wildcard Ryan Harrison.

A pair of talented teenagers – Borna Coric and Thanasi Kokkinakis – are also in action.

In first day player Wednesday, Sloane Stephens led a trio of Americans women to reach the third round. Alison Riske, Sachia Vickery and Irini Falconi were also winners.

Stephens outlasted Chanelle …

Posted by Staff @ 2:27 pm in Indian Wells | 5 Comments »

March 12th, 2015

Roger Federer Hair-lariously Hijacked Andy Murray’s #askAM Today

A few days after Roger Federer ran an “AskRF” on twitter, Andy Murray tried to do his own version, “#askAM”. But Federer showed once again he is the GOAT of social media stealing Murray’s thunder earlier today.

See for yourself:

Murray starts his Q&A:

It's been a while since I did a little QandA so let's go for it.. I've got a good 30 minutes! Use #askAM

— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) March 12, 2015

Federer wants in:…

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:56 pm in Social Media | 23 Comments »

March 12th, 2015

Why Did Serena Williams Return To Indian Wells?

So why has Serena Williams decided to return to Indian Wells this year? ESPNW’s Howard Bryant offers his answer in a new story today.

Serena’s return, according to Bryant, was formalized in December when Serena, her agent Jill Smoller, tournament head Ray Moore and owner Larry Ellison, who had never before spoken to Serena, talked about an agreement.

The following month, Williams, Smoller, Moore and Ellison spoke by conference call and came away with a verbal agreement. According to sources, …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:46 am in Indian Wells | 16 Comments »

March 12th, 2015

Roger Federer: I’m Serving As Good As Ever

Roger Federer confirmed the stats we had on this site earlier this week, declaring that he’s serving as better than he ever has.

“I feel like I’m playing very well,” Federer told the Desert Sun. “I’m serving as good as I ever have, I’m playing very good attacking tennis and I’m playing very committed, which maybe is not what I’ve always done in my career.”

Federer is currently third on the list of players winning first serving points and in …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:48 am in Indian Wells | 15 Comments »

March 12th, 2015

Rafael Nadal: The Big Four Run Is Finishing

Three-time champion Rafael Nadal returns this weekend to one of his favorite non-clay events on the calendar, the Indian Wells BNP Parisbas Open. Meeting the press on Wednesday, Rafa spoke about the dominance of the Big 4 – Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and himself – the last decade or so.

“It’s pretty amazing what has happened in the last 10 years,” Nadal said Wednesday. “The same players are achieving almost everything. That is something that I think has never …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:32 am in Videos | 75 Comments »

March 11th, 2015

Andy Murray Has Hired Jonas Bjorkman For A Coaching Trial

Andy Murray added a new member to his team today, hiring former Top 5 Jonas Bjorkman on a trial basis as an assistant coach.

The 42-year-old Bjorkman who reached a career high No. 4 in 1997, confirmed the moved on his Instagram account.

“I’m super excited and I’m really looking forward to join @andymurray and his team for a test week, which we both hope will lead to joining the team permanently!” Bjorkman wrote.

This month a year ago, Murray and …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:02 am in Coaching | 39 Comments »


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