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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 »

March 4th, 2009

Live Blog Here During U.S. Davis Cup at Tennis-X

Watch the Tennis Channel with your laptop handy, and your browser pointed at Tennis-X.com as the U.S. Davis Cup team hosts Switzerland in Birmingham, Ala. The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday matches will be live, and Tennis-X will have one of its blog personalities blog-inating live from inside the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena amidst the 16,000 [...]

Posted by Staff @ 8:18 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 207 Comments »

March 3rd, 2009

Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Federer, Brits Hit Skids

Who’s Got the Funk… 1. Novak DJOKOVIC Cleans up the cash and ranking points in Dubai after all the stars drop out. ADHEREL 2. Mardy FISH Overcomes final yips to beat Russian qualifier Evgeny “Anna Kournikova is my cousin — no joke — so hope I can someday win a title” Korolev in the ATP [...]

Posted by Staff @ 3:33 pm in Tennis | 129 Comments »

March 1st, 2009

Djokovic, Venus Williams Win Titles; Davis Cup Drama

The second week of the interesting “Mexico Swing” on the new WTA Tour calendar, which is down time for most all of the top players who have taken the two weeks off to prepare for tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami.

Posted by Staff @ 11:57 pm in Tennis | 67 Comments »

February 19th, 2009

Nadal Pulls from ATP Dubai, Focuses on Davis Cup

“I am very disappointed not to be able to compete in Dubai, but the doctor has advised me to stay home and rest after the pain in my knee in Rotterdam last week,” Nadal wrote on his website Thursday. “Nothing to be worried about but it needs some rest.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:02 pm in Tennis | 34 Comments »

November 25th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Argentine Fight Club; Mauresmo Not Done

If China is so “crazy for tennis” as one ESPN writer put it, how come there were so many empty seats at the Masters Cup matches, even the final? Fans are so crazy they forgot to go to the event?…

Posted by Staff @ 10:51 am in Tennis | 140 Comments »

November 21st, 2008

Spain Surprises Argentina in Davis Cup Final Day One

Spain was the slight favorite entering the encounter behind world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, but after Rafa pulled with a knee injury, the betting swung heavily toward the Argentine side. Spain’s David Ferrer has had a disastrous second half of the season and enters the tie with little confidence, while Feliciano “F-Lo” Lopez does not have a history as a big-match winner.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 4:56 pm in Davis Cup, Tennis | 37 Comments »

September 22nd, 2008

Safina Takes Tokyo; Spain, Argentina Into Davis Cup Final

“Today I play an almost perfect match and it is very, very exciting,” Nadal said. “Today I played very well. I shocked myself with some of the winners I played, was near perfect tennis.” The U.S. had chances in the opening singles Friday when Sam Querrey led Nadal by a set and a break, and Roddick led David Ferrer two sets to one before falling in five.

Posted by Staff @ 9:25 am in Davis Cup, Tennis | 3 Comments »

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