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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 »

May 11th, 2009

ESPN Classic to Televise Agassi(s)-Henman-Clijsters Wimbledon Exo

The action will include a gentlemen’s singles match, a ladies’ singles match, and mixed doubles. All matches will be one set, with a tiebreaker. The telecast will be produced by the BBC, with Andrew Castle and former notable British tennis player John Lloyd on the call.

Posted by Staff @ 8:53 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 8th, 2009

Agassi to Play 1st Senior Tennis Event; Sharapova Out of IW Singles

HEWITT FADES, GUCCIONE SAVES — Australia defeated Thailand 3-2 on Sunday in Davis Cup zonal play when Lleyton Hewitt faded in the heat 2-6, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-1 to No. 155-ranked Danai Udomchoke, but Chris Guccione saved the day with a fifth-match 6-3, 7-5, 7-6(4) win over Kittipong Wachiramanowong…

Posted by Staff @ 11:22 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

February 5th, 2009

Nadal, Federer Australian Open Postscript

What will be the after effects of Rafael Nadal’s win over Roger Federer at the Australian Open?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:12 am in 2009 Season, Year-End No. 1 | 433 Comments »

October 3rd, 2008

American Tennis: USTA, Fans Asking ‘Who’s Next?’ and ‘When?’

If the Williams sisters were to retire with Davenport as of this writing, the U.S. would have no women in the Top 40, and three players in the Top 100 (including the 30+ Jill Craybas, and Ashley Harkleroad who is pregnant). In other words, by the time the Williams retire, U.S. women’s tennis will virtually retire with them.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:43 pm in American tennis, American Women, ATP, No. 1 ranking, Tennis, US Open, US Open Series, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour, Year-End No. 1 | 113 Comments »

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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
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