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December 30th, 2009

Tennis-X Best of 2009 Funk/Trunk

That’s like the USTA calling up the ITF and telling them that Andy Roddick accepted appearance money and should be suspended. Dumb-ass Belgians!

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

December 23rd, 2009

Top 10 Tennis Strokes of the Decade

With everyone doing top 10 lists of the decade or the year, I decided to take a slightly different approach.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 5:08 pm in ATP, Tennis | 42 Comments »

December 22nd, 2009

Andre Agassi: Open for the Holidays

Andre Agassi Open book review. The holiday season is finally upon us and there isn’t much tennis being played out there so I figured I’d help Andre Agassi promote his memoir.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 2:28 pm in Books, Tennis | 43 Comments »

November 9th, 2009

Andre Agassi Book On Sale Now

Andre Agassi’s book is finally available to the public on Monday.

Posted by Staff @ 1:02 am in ATP, Books | 25 Comments »

November 8th, 2009

Italy Pummels U.S. in Fed Cup Final; Tennis-X Notes

“It’s a very nice feeling. We worked hard to get to this point, finally we made it,” Pennetta said. “In the beginning of the week everyone expected so many things…now we are 3-0 and we can enjoy it.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:28 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 30th, 2009

Tennis Reacts to Agassi Drug Confession

Tennis players and officials react the news Andre Agassi used crystal meth.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:39 pm in ATP, Drug Testing | 93 Comments »

October 29th, 2009

Agassi: Drug User, Tennis Hater

In a new tell-all, Andre Agassi reveals his drug use, his hatred for tennis and more.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 3:50 pm in ATP, Drug Testing | 40 Comments »

October 27th, 2009

Agassi in New Book Reveals He Took Crystal Meth

“My name, my career, everything is now on the line. Whatever I’ve achieved, whatever I’ve worked for, might soon mean nothing. Days later I sit in a hard-backed chair, a legal pad in my lap, and write a letter to the ATP. It’s filled with lies interwoven with bits of truth.

Posted by Staff @ 8:43 pm in ATP, Tennis | 71 Comments »

October 25th, 2009

Baghdatis Finally Wins; ATP/WTA Weekend Wrap; Tennis-X Notes

WOZ’S LOOSE LIPS — So who is more to blame: Caroline Wozniacki and her on-court coach/dad for telling her to tank the match (in Polish) where Polish-speaking fans hear it on TV then place on-line bets, or the WTA Tour’s dumb-ass on-court coaching experiment? Careful WTA as you might get what you wish for — on-court coaching is popular! (with on-line betters)!

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

August 24th, 2009

5 US Open Dream Matches

Just for fun, I am trying something different. As the 2009 hard court season heads toward the finish line, I came up with some hypothetical matches between former U.S. Open champions.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:49 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, Australian Open, No. 1 ranking, US Open, US Open Series, Year-End No. 1 | 119 Comments »

August 7th, 2009

Legg Mason: Roddick’s 500th, Quarters Set

In the highlight match of the evening, Andy Roddick became the 36th player in the Open Era to reach 500 career match victories.

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, US Open Series, Washington | 89 Comments »

June 17th, 2009

Forget Debating Tennis GOATS, Track Paradigm Shifts

The sport has changed enough in a short period of time to ask if tennis fans can accurately compare eras right next to one another.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, ATP, Miami, Tennis | 159 Comments »

June 14th, 2009

Federer Breaks the Curse; Sampras as Pioneer

Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:35 pm in 2009 Season, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 168 Comments »

June 8th, 2009

Roger Federer: He’s Your (Career) Grand Slam Man

I don’t want my columns to sound as though they are a few connecting sentences holding together sayings from fortune cookies, but there is an old saying in sports about one needing to never get too high after a win or too low after a loss.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:47 pm in Tennis | 99 Comments »

June 7th, 2009

Flawless Federer Makes History, Captures Career Slam with French Open Title

Federer makes history capturing the career Grand Slam with his first French Open title.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:14 am in French Open | 337 Comments »