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June 27th, 2008

Ivanovic Out-ovic at Wimbledon; Federer v Hewitt Next

“I think I know what it takes to win Slams or to go far,” Federer said. So I have the proper preparation. I have the belief…Playing at Wimbledon always creates extra pressure because it’s what’s closest to my heart…I want to prove it to myself I can do it again here.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:31 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 18 Comments »

May 30th, 2008

French Open Dish: Blake Angry with Commentators, Mauresmo Exits

“The match was just poor, not within my game,” Blake said. “I think I played the way too many commentators think I should play. Saying I probably didn’t make very many errors, and I didn’t hit that many winners. And that’s the way a lot of them think I should play, and I think today was a good indication of that’s not the way to win matches for me. I lost to a guy ranked No. 80 in the world. Granted, he didn’t play like No. 80 in the world, he played better than that, but there are a lot of guys out there that can dictate play against me if I try to play like that. That’s just really frustrating for me to play a match like that when I know my game, I know what works best for me, and I didn’t necessarily do it effectively today.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in French Open | 11 Comments »

May 28th, 2008

French Open X-Dish: Sharapova’s Doubles; American Men Redeemed

I’M NOT A HEADCASE: Richard Gasquet, who withdrew from the French Open citing a bad knee, says don’t count him out: “What can I say except that it’s been a huge amount of bad luck for me,” Gasquet said. “I keep reading I’m having a hard time mentally, but it’s not true.

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in French Open | 23 Comments »

May 27th, 2008

Mauresmo, Davydenko Beat Rain Tuesday at French Open

Only 13 of 72 scheduled men’s and women’s matches were completed on Tuesday at the rain-soaked French Open, where Nikolay Davydenko and Stan Wawrinka were the only two Top 10 seeds on and off the court.

Posted by Staff @ 10:25 pm in French Open | 5 Comments »

May 12th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Yet Another U.S. Event Leaving the Country?

MEMPHIS MOVING?: The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that a deal to sell the combined ATP/WTA event to keep it in the city fell through, and now the event could be sold to outside interests who could move the event (see: Middle East, Asia, the usual suspects — goodbye to another U.S. event).

Posted by Staff @ 5:03 pm in ATP, Barcelona, Clay Season | 1 Comment »

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2 Rafael Nadal2 Simona Halep
3 Roger Federer3 Petra Kvitova
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5 David Ferrer5 Na Li
6 Tomas Berdych6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Kei Nishikori7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Ana Ivanovic
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