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March 23rd, 2011

Is Novak Djokovic Playing the Best Tennis… Ever?

The title asks if Djokovic is playing the best tennis ever.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 8:57 pm in ATP, Tennis, Video Games | 76 Comments »

February 3rd, 2011

Novak Djokovic Gregarious and Steely

Players from the former Yugoslavia who either played or came of age during the Yugoslavian Civil War have left interesting marks on the world of professional tennis.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 12:23 pm in 2009 Season, 2010 Season, 2011 Season, Tennis, US Open | 149 Comments »

November 17th, 2010

ATP World Tour Finals Preview Part I: A Brief History

ATP World Tour Finals Preview Part I: A Brief History

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 11:22 pm in 2010 Season, ATP, London, Masters Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

November 14th, 2010

Soderling, Rafter Win Titles; Tennis-X Notes

The 26-year-old Soderling stopped a sluggish Monfils, who defeated Roger Federer in a three-set semifinal. “I’m in a learning process. Every time I get to a final like this something goes wrong, and this time it was the preparation. I had to rush too much,” Monfils said. “And also, at one stage in the match I tried to change my plan. I should maybe not have done that and keep with simple things…Yesterday I used up a lot of energy, and today I wasn’t able to find the extra stamina that I would have needed to be more competitive.”

Posted by Staff @ 3:50 pm in Tennis | 115 Comments »

November 13th, 2010

McEnroe v Rafter in Seniors Sydney Final

“Going into the final against Pat I know he’ll have the home crowd on his side so of course it will be tough,” McEnroe said. “I feel like I’m tough to beat at the moment though and I’m fitter now than I was 15 years ago.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:40 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

October 6th, 2010

Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Fed Sits, McEnroe Kicks Ass

Three way tie for the guy who broke his arm biking while trying to avoid a squirrel, the tour event that is about to disappear, and the magazine that no one reads that is circling the drain.

Posted by Staff @ 12:16 am in Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 1st, 2010

Lendl Loses in ATP Senior Tour Debut

“I think we’ve missed him,” said the Swede. “He’s the epitome of a professional athlete. He’s the guy that showed the way for people to become really fit. He changed his psychology in the game by becoming strong physically, and then mentally. He’s an unbelievable example. Everyone who plays now has him to thank for what they are doing, probably more than anyone else.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:29 pm in senior tour, Tennis | Comments Off

August 28th, 2010

A Short History of Hard Court Grand Slam Play

Due to Lendl winning Down Under to start 1990, Pete Sampras became only the sixth man to win a hard court slam at the 1990 U.S. Open. It may just be me, but for Sampras to be only the sixth man to win a slam on hard courts despite 15 grand slam events having been contested on hard courts prior to the 1990 U.S. Open seems odd. Even more astounding to me is Patrick Rafter becoming only the tenth man to win a Grand Slam on a hard court when he won the 1997 U.S. Open title.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:05 am in French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

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 »

March 12th, 2010

Edberg Saves Match Points to Beat McEnroe at Zurich

“I started playing pretty good at the end and it’s too bad I blew it,” he said. “Any time you’re up 5-0 in a tiebreak you should certainly win it. It was a pretty exciting match though and fun to be part of it. To me what’s important is to feel like I’m playing good and at the end there I felt like I had him on the ropes so I ended stronger than I started which was good.”

Posted by Special @ 11:41 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

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