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January 16th, 2010

Sharapova Dating, Federer-Tiger Love: Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova, following her breakup with Charlie Ebersol, the son of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol, is now dating Sasha Vujacic of Slovenia, who plays guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Tennis | 24 Comments »

December 22nd, 2009

Tennis-X Notes: Becker has ‘Playa’ Admiration for Tiger Woods

“All the things he would have had to cover up, just logistically — how did he manage to do it? He must constantly be changing phones to cover up his tracks.” From one playa to another — big ups! Whoot Whoot! “I experienced basically the same thing,” Becker said, “and can sympathize with him.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

September 23rd, 2009

Federer v Nadal in 1st Rd of 2010 Davis Cup

Federer has historically let the Swiss squad flounder in World Group play, then swooped in to save them from falling out of the World Group Qualifying, as he did this month. Now with a strong No. 2 player in Stan Wawrinka, Federer could have the impetus to attempt to capture his first Davis Cup for Switzerland in 2010.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:26 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 119 Comments »

September 19th, 2009

Spain, Stepanek-led Czech Republic Advance to 2009 Davis Cup Final

Spain, without injured Top 10 players Rafael Nadal or Fernando “Hot Sauce” Verdasco, topped Israel 3-0. In the Saturday doubles, Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez and Tommy Robredo beat Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram 7-6(6), 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-2.

Posted by Staff @ 9:27 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

September 17th, 2009

Davis Cup Semifinals, Playoffs Preview

“It feels great to be in the semis but not satisfied because we’d like more,” Stepanek said. “We prepared as much as we could and we are looking forward to the tie. Playing Karlovic is always strange and tricky, you get no rhythm. You have few chances and you have to try and take them once they come because there are not many. There will not be much rallies so it’s important to focus all the time.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:42 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 52 Comments »

July 12th, 2009

Davis Cup Wrap: Czechs at Croatia, Israel at Spain in Semis

Israel had clinched by Saturday after Harel Levy defeated Igor Andreev and Dudi Sela decimated Mikhail Youzhny in the singles, and the standout doubles tandem of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram edged Igor Kunitsyn and former No. 1 Marat Safin in five in Safin’s final Davis Cup appearance.

Posted by Staff @ 3:03 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 26 Comments »

July 11th, 2009

Davis Cup Doubles: Israel Upsets Powerhouse Russia, U.S. Alive

Israel clinched the tie in the Saturday doubles when Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram stopped a comeback from former No. 1 Marat Safin and Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 1:41 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 2 Comments »

July 9th, 2009

Davis Cup Quarterfinal Previews

Can “Dr.” Ivo rain down the aces on clay? The nod goes to Croatia as Blake is 0-4 in live ties on clay and Fish has only one win in the same situation. Marin Cilic should dictate this tie, but the Bryan brothers will do their best to keep it a live tie by Sunday.

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 70 Comments »

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 5th, 2009

Cahill Coaching Federer; Ongoing Dubai Problem; Chiudinelli Surprise

“In my opinion there is no danger that the tournament will be pulled,” McLoughlin says.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 3:08 pm in Tennis | 25 Comments »

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