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March 21st, 2009

Roddick Thrashes Djokovic, Nadal Next at Indian Wells

“I don’t think he had his best day by any means,” Roddick told reporters. “I mixed up the pace pretty well and the chip was a pretty good neutralizing shot for me. I was hitting it pretty firm and I didn’t really miss any returns. I thought I played pretty well.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:14 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

March 20th, 2009

World No. 2 Federer Unlikely Underdog Against Murray at Indian Wells

“I’m aware he has beaten me more than I’ve beaten him but, on big occasions, I think I came through,” Federer told reporters. “I have to build on that and make sure I play a tough and good match against him. Anything else is not going to do the job.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:03 am in Tennis | 33 Comments »

March 19th, 2009

Electronic Line-calling Malfunction Costs Ljubicic at Indian Wells Tennis

After losing the replay point, Ljubicic lost the next point to lose his serve, walking to his chair for the changeover while the Indian Wells crowd booed the electronic line call. Ljubicic had argued to no avail with the chair umpire that the make the electronic line-calling system had made was “ridiculous.”

Posted by Staff @ 6:01 pm in Tennis | 45 Comments »

March 19th, 2009

Tennis Handicapper: Thursday at Indian Wells

Ljubicic is more fit after his rededication to tennis, but this should be a walk-through for Murray.

Posted by Staff @ 1:19 pm in Tennis | 107 Comments »

March 19th, 2009

Safina Drops Ball, Chance for No. 1 Ranking at Indian Wells

Safina saved a set point in winning the opening set on the tiebreak, but then sat back as Azarenka became the aggressor. Safina was up a break 3-1 in the third before dropping the last five games.

Posted by Staff @ 11:34 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

March 17th, 2009

Roddick and Fish Rolling in Indian Wells — in Doubles?

In their opening round, Roddick-Fish beat the French squad of Chardy-Simon. Next up: the imposing Argentine squad of David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro, a surprising partnership after their lockeroom blowout last year in the Davis Cup final.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:45 am in Tennis | 9 Comments »

March 16th, 2009

UPDATE1: Roddick Blasts Opponent Off Court with Forehands, Obscenities at Indian Wells

When Andy Roddick let out a “Yeah!” followed by a “F**k you!” in the direction of opponent Daniel Koellerer during the second-set tiebreak (in full view of Tennis Channel viewers), it was apparent the Austrian agitator had gotten under the American’s skin. ADHEREL Roddick went on to defeat Koellerer 6-1, 7-6 on Sunday night to [...]

Posted by Staff @ 12:17 am in Tennis | 186 Comments »

March 14th, 2009

Djokovic Says ‘I’m No Quitter’ Prior to Indian Wells

“I’m just playing tennis for myself and I always have put my health as a priority to everything. Tennis is probably my life at this moment, but it’s not the only thing in my life.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 2:14 pm in Tennis | 126 Comments »

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