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August 11th, 2010

Tennis-X Notes: Roddick has Mono? Oudin, U.S. Men Hitting Bottom

Andy Roddick’s early-round exit in Washington dropped him out of the Top 10, making for the FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE RANKINGS there are no American’s in the Top 10. RIP, U.S. tennis, we were big fans back in the day…

Posted by Staff @ 2:43 pm in Tennis | 10 Comments »

February 3rd, 2010

Tennis-X Notes: Hingis Comeback, Murray Making Adjustments

SITTING OUT — Rafael Nadal has been advised to sit out a month [or more] to settle the flaming tendinitis in his knee that forced him to retire during the Australian Open. Tests also showed a small tear at the back part of Nadal’s right knee, and shorts creeping up his ass.

Posted by Staff @ 11:41 pm in Tennis | 52 Comments »

June 8th, 2009

Roger Federer: He’s Your (Career) Grand Slam Man

I don’t want my columns to sound as though they are a few connecting sentences holding together sayings from fortune cookies, but there is an old saying in sports about one needing to never get too high after a win or too low after a loss.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:47 pm in Tennis | 99 Comments »

May 5th, 2008

Pete Sampras vs. Roger Federer: Behind the Scenes at the MSG Showdown

With apologies to Spike Lee, for the rest of the evening I had the best seat in the house. In the player guest lounge I caught all the action in brilliant high-definition on a couch with Ivan Lendl (one of seven hall of famers in attendance…with Roger a lock, make it eight) and former Top 10 player Tim Mayotte. Needless to say, we had our own commentary, plenty of stories and the banter between Ivan and Tim was not nearly as one-sided as Lendl’s 17-0 career record against Mayotte (and you thought Andy Roddick had it bad with Roger)!

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

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