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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 »

June 26th, 2008

Roddick Chokes as Americans Head for Exit at Wimbledon

Other upsets were orchestrated by Guillermo “G-Lo” Garcia-Lopez, who topped Spanish countryman and No. 19 seed Nicolas Almagro in five sets; former world No. 2 Tommy Haas, who gave a straight-set grass master course to No. 23 seed Tommy Robredo, and Croat Marin Cilic, who outlasted No. 24 seed Jarkko Nieminen in five sets.

Posted by Staff @ 9:16 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 42 Comments »

June 25th, 2008

Safin Shocks Djokovic; Brits Bag on Fat Players at Wimbledon

The Independent on Roger Federer’s Wimbledon sweater: “This, it almost goes without saying, is a prime example of how not to wear knitwear,” Susannah Frankel wrote. “Federer resembled nothing more than an ageing Harry Potter, although one suspects that this was not the effect he was aiming for.”…

Posted by Staff @ 10:11 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 54 Comments »

June 25th, 2008

Sharapova Tuxedo Shirt No Hit at Wimbledon; Gilbert Quits LTA

British Lawn Tennis Association coach Brad Gilbert’s charge Alex Bogdanovic lost first round at Wimbledon, and now Gilbert is out the door. It was announced that Gilbert will part ways with the LTA and following Bogdanovic around the Challenger circuit when his contract ends in three months.

Posted by Staff @ 12:08 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 49 Comments »

June 7th, 2008

New No. 1 Ivanovic Also a French Open Champ

“The last two Grand Slam finals were a great learning experience for me,” Ivanovic said. “I’m only 20 and it was my third final already, so that kept some pressure off me. I was just trying to enjoy it. Obviously there were a lot of emotions inside, but until the last point I tried not to think about the occasion and just focus on my tennis. I was really happy I managed to do that today.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

June 6th, 2008

Ivanovic v Safina Today, Federer v Nadal Tomorrow at French Open

Hey NBC, thanks for keeping tennis on the always-tape-delayed down-low in the U.S., and you in on some conspiracy to kill tennis?

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in French Open | 39 Comments »

June 6th, 2008

French Open Dish: Ivanovic Dismisses Crying Jankovic

Ivanovic v Safina in First-Time-Winner French Open Final The players with the most heart won out Thursday in the French Open semifinals, where Serb Ana Ivanovic and Russian Dinara Safina set up a meeting to see which will walk away with their first Grand Slam title. ADHEREL Ivanovic outlasted her Serbiajn compatriot Jelena Jankovic 6-4, [...]

Posted by Staff @ 1:18 am in French Open | 4 Comments »

June 4th, 2008

French Open Dish: Monfils French Fries Ferrer; Womens Semis Set

Kuzy, Safina Advance to All-Russian French Open Semifinal Down a set and 2-5 in the second, Russian Dinara Safina staged another gutsy comeback Wednesday at the French Open, defeating countrywoman Elena Dementieva 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-0 to advance into her first semifinal at Roland Garros. ADHEREL Dementieva, the former French Open runner-up and a doormat for [...]

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in French Open | 27 Comments »

June 3rd, 2008

French Open Dish: Almagro Bows Weakly Before Nadal

“I tried to play it at the beginning, but I did not expect such results…He starts playing and his balls bounce up six meters high,” Almagro told reporters. “These are things I’m not used to. I’m not used to that on the tour, to have such heavy balls, such pace, such rhythm. His level is very high. It’s very difficult to play equal.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:33 pm in French Open | 48 Comments »

June 3rd, 2008

French Open Dish: Sharapova Testy, All Americans Out

“Oh, I was angry,” said Sharapova, who was booed by fans upon rapidly exiting the stadium court. “I was angry for making unforced errors, for not taking some of those balls and just ripping them.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in French Open | 55 Comments »

June 2nd, 2008

French Open Dish: Nadal, Ivanovic Merciless

“It wasn’t a good day for him,” Nadal said. “I wish all my have matches were like this one. Here we don’t want to have mercy for anybody.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:21 am in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 25th, 2008

Serena Wins but Upstaged by Playboy-posing Harkleroad at French Open

“Sometimes they put athletes in [Playboy],” said the Bible-studying Georgian Harkleroad. “Like [swimmer] Amanda Beard, or [volleyball player] Gabriella Reece. So I’ll be the first tennis player ever. That’s kind of cool. I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I’m proud of my body. I stay in shape and try to stay fit. I’m just trying to represent a female athlete and her body. That can be sexy too.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:10 pm in French Open | 2 Comments »

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6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
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