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September 2nd, 2008

Djokovic, Federer Win Marathons Tuesday; Williams Sisters Today at US Open

Andy Roddick is suddenly looking all the wiser with the combination of skipping the Beijing Olympics and bring Patrick McEnroe on as a temporary coach. Gonzalez looked like he had the Beijing flu on Tuesday night, with barely enough energy to put up a fight.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:27 pm in Tennis, US Open | 90 Comments »

August 25th, 2008

Thoughts on Tennis as the Olympic Games End and the US Open Begins

Elite tennis players have used a variety of stroke mechanics and tactics to succeed. Therefore, different physiques have been seen frequenting the winner’s circle in tennis. Boris Becker, Gustavo Kuerten, Jimmy Connors and Andre Agassi did not have similar body types, but each won a lot of big matches.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 3:36 pm in Olympics, US Open | 17 Comments »

August 24th, 2008

Tennis-X Wrap: Fish Speared at New Haven, Hewitt Out of US Open

WORLD NO. 1 BEATER: With her win at the Olympics over Jelena Jankovic, Russian Dinara Safina became the first player in history to beat three different reigning No. 1 players in the same year.

Posted by Staff @ 1:17 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 21st, 2008

ATP Chairman de Villiers to Step Down, Men’s Tennis Search Begins

In the end, he operated so secretly from the players that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic took the unprecedented action of electing themselves to the ATP Player Council to have a say in their sport. Apparently the last straw for de Villiers was the top players signing a petition that the ATP not automatically renew his contract for 2009, and shop around for other candidates.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 7:45 pm in ATP, Tennis | 31 Comments »

August 20th, 2008

Tennis Rumor Mill: Roddick to Debut New Coach at US Open?

While Nadal and Federer are with their entourages, Roddick seems to be without ever-present brother/coach John Roddick. Roddick has been without a main coach other than his brother since splitting with former No. 1 Jimmy Connors.

Posted by Staff @ 3:15 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

August 19th, 2008

Tennis Product Reviews and Early US Open Thoughts

Avoid this item. It can help a person get into better shape so as a workout device it is fine, but it is detrimental to one’s tennis swing and timing on the court.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:46 am in Olympics, Tennis, US Open | 231 Comments »

August 17th, 2008

Tennis-X Wrap: Beijing Olympics, New Haven

RANKING LANDMARK: This week Rafael Nadal ends Roger Federer’s 4-1/2 year reign atop the ATP Rankings. Serb Ana Ivanovic also re-takes No. 1 away from countrywoman Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic could have retained the top spot by reaching the semis at the Beijing Olympics, and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova could have attained the top spot for the first time by reaching the semis in Beijing.

Posted by Staff @ 11:04 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

August 14th, 2008

Federer, Blake, Olympic Tennis a Tough Find

Why, oh why is there zero interest in following the best tennis players in the world as they battle for gold? Is it because they play one another all the time anyway? Yeah, that’s part of it, I’m sure. Is it because the sport is dominated by athletes with powerful forehands and punchless personalities? Yes, I think that has something to do with it as well.

Posted by Staff @ 7:21 pm in Tennis | 21 Comments »

August 5th, 2008

ATP d Hamburg in Landmark Jury Trial

It is uncertain whether Hamburg will stay as a lower-tier event or take its tennis ball and go home. Hamburg has been a top-level event since its beginning in 1974, boasting former champions Guillermo Vilas, Yannick Noah, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich, Marcelo Rios, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Posted by Staff @ 7:32 pm in ATP, Tennis | 49 Comments »

August 4th, 2008

Tennis-X Wrap: Murray, Safina Win; ATP in Trouble

“Q: What is the best piece of advice you would give to a junior tennis player, hoping to become a professional? (Michael Stich walks into the room saying: ‘Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll!’) There we go, Michael Stich just came up with some crackers right there…It might be ok for a while…I know Michael Stich tried that and he won Wimbledon…Best advice? Well, I think you have to learn to be very patient and learn how to play on clay. I think it’s a very good grounding for players.”…

Posted by Staff @ 1:05 am in Tennis | 78 Comments »

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6 Tomas Berdych6 Agnieszka Radwanska
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