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December 23rd, 2009

Top 10 Tennis Strokes of the Decade

With everyone doing top 10 lists of the decade or the year, I decided to take a slightly different approach.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 5:08 pm in ATP, Tennis | 42 Comments »

November 10th, 2009

Safin in Final Career Match Wednesday v. Del Potro in Paris?

After three days of early round action, the top players finally hit the courts at the Paris Indoors, the final stop on the ATP’s regular season.

Posted by Staff @ 11:26 pm in ATP, Paris, Year-End No. 1 | 214 Comments »

October 17th, 2009

ATP Previews: Davydenko Opens vs. Safin in Moscow; Stockholm

Notes: Weak, weak seeded line-up; tough openers include (1) Davydenko vs. Safin, (4) Andreev vs. Ginepri, (6) Tipsarevic vs. Crazi Dani, and (5) Cuevas vs. Lu (upset alert); Russians have won 13 titles in the 19 years of the event; unseeded Igor Kunitsyn is the defending champ, and is looking at a second-round meeting with the Davydenko-Safin winner; Davydenko looking for fourth Moscow title; Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the Moscow title five years in a row from 1997-2001.

Posted by Staff @ 5:10 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

October 15th, 2009

Safin Takes Aim at Berdych, Roddick in Shanghai

Sean Randall breaks down the Shanghai third round matches.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:42 am in Asia, ATP, Shanghai, Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

October 9th, 2009

Nadal, Djokovic Near Beijing Showdown; Monfils, Tsonga Tangle in Tokyo

Top seed Rafael Nadal showed no signs of wear and tear after the Spaniard ripped former No. 1 Marat Safin.

Posted by Staff @ 10:24 pm in Asia, ATP, beijing | 93 Comments »

October 8th, 2009

Nadal Survives Another Three-Setter in Beijing; Serena Falls But Gets Naked

Rafael Nadal goes three sets in a win over James Blake while Serena gets undressed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:37 am in beijing, ESPN, No. 1 ranking, WTA | 160 Comments »

August 24th, 2009

5 US Open Dream Matches

Just for fun, I am trying something different. As the 2009 hard court season heads toward the finish line, I came up with some hypothetical matches between former U.S. Open champions.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:49 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, Australian Open, No. 1 ranking, US Open, US Open Series, Year-End No. 1 | 119 Comments »

August 18th, 2009

Cincinnati Day 1 – Safin and a Spanish Flavor

The number of players a fan can see at close range on the practice courts and side courts is always great on the first few days of an event.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 6:18 pm in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, Cincinnati, indianapolis | 50 Comments »

July 30th, 2009

Nadal Says Knees Still Not Right

Rafael Nadal is still leaving doubt on his participation in Montreal.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:05 am in 2009 Season, Injuries, Los Angeles, Stanford | 171 Comments »

July 18th, 2009

Tennis Notes: Stich Playing Own ATP Event; Gasquet Coke Kiss

Richard Gasquet claims a dosed drink or a contaminated kiss in a Miami nightclub caused his positive test for cocaine.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

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