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April 7th, 2009

Croatia Will Put Roddick, Blake(?) on Clay in Davis Cup Encounter

Blake is 1-4 on clay in live-rubber Davis Cup singles matches during his career.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:02 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

March 7th, 2009

Join the Live Davis Cup Doubles Blogging: U.S. vs. Switzerland

“It’s always interesting with them around, I’ll tell you that,” McEnroe said, to laughter from the press corp. “Where they are, hilarity ensues most times, in a good way. I get a kick out of watching them practice. Even when they’re on the practice court, they start fighting with each other, I just think it’s hilarious. They always add a certain dynamic to the matches. On top of that, they’re the No. 1 team in the world. That’s always something that you want to have on your side.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:01 am in Tennis | 52 Comments »

February 15th, 2009

Play Tennis Florida — Feb./March Digital Issue Online

Delray Beach ITC
The independently-owned ATP event ramps up the promotions with the VolleyGirls, fans sitting in a Porsche on the court and more, and the brains behind the PR.
BY RICHARD VACH

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:35 pm in American tennis, Tennis | Comments Off

February 2nd, 2009

Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Serena’s Trunk has Trophy Junk

1. Roger FEDERER
What was with that fifth set in the final, playing like a whuss? Time to get a coach, get the killer instinct back and get Rafa out of your head.

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Tennis | 37 Comments »

September 16th, 2008

U.S. Davis Cup Hopes Dim Further After Loss of Bryan Brother

“I aggravated it pretty bad at the Open and only made things worse,” said the left-handed Bob, who received a cortisone shot prior to the US Open. “I knew if I wanted a chance to play the rest of this year, I had to shut it down now. I can’t even hit any balls.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:52 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 54 Comments »

August 16th, 2008

Federer Grabs Olympic Gold in Doubles; Djokovic Beats Blake for Singles Bronze

It may not have come in his preferred event, but in his third try Roger Federer finally has his Olympic gold medal.

Posted by Staff @ 2:43 pm in No. 1 ranking, Olympics | 105 Comments »

August 7th, 2008

U.S. Olympic Tennis Preview: Tough Draws for Blake, Men

Ginepri opens against world No. 3 Novak Djokovic, while Querrey has two winnable matches before a potential third-round meeting against world No. 2 Rafael Nadal. Blake, the No. 8 seed, opens against big-serving Aussie Chris Guccione, and hopes to make a quarterfinal meeting against world No. 1 Roger Federer.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:22 pm in Olympics, Tennis | 12 Comments »

June 3rd, 2008

French Open Dish: Sharapova Testy, All Americans Out

“Oh, I was angry,” said Sharapova, who was booed by fans upon rapidly exiting the stadium court. “I was angry for making unforced errors, for not taking some of those balls and just ripping them.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in French Open | 55 Comments »

May 6th, 2008

ATP Barcelona Blog — That’s a Wrap

Probably the two most important guys there (the wire writers) barely look up from their desks, let alone go out to watch tennis. I asked one of them when the last time he had seen a match. He thought he might have seen a few minutes of one in Miami but not one since. When asked “why do you need to even attend the events if you don’t watch any of the tennis?” Answer: “For the quotes.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:26 am in ATP, Barcelona | 11 Comments »

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