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March 8th, 2010

Roddick, Sampras Put Houses Up for Sale

Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick have both put their homes on the market.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:58 am in 2010 Season | 4 Comments »

March 1st, 2010

Djokovic Defends and Matures; Serve vs Grit

Novak Djokovic started his press conference with that classic line before he was even asked any questions.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 10:00 am in 2010 Season, ATP, Dubai | 27 Comments »

February 19th, 2010

Roddick, Sampras Cash Grabs, Kids Out Windows; Tennis-X Notes

According to the AP, Sampras said while playing an exhibition at the ATP event in San Jose that he’s interested in working for the USTA with young tennis players in the Los Angeles area.

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in Tennis | 37 Comments »

February 18th, 2010

Federer, Sampras, Nadal, Agassi Team-Up in Hit For Haiti Exo

Roger Federer will team with Pete Sampras to play Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi in a Hit for Haiti exhibition next month in Indian Wells.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:31 pm in Exhibitions, Indian Wells | 106 Comments »

February 13th, 2010

Some Sincere Thoughts on Roger Federer

Writing this goes against everything I’ve been saying lately, but I just have to get this off my chest.

Posted by Ben Pronin @ 8:33 am in Australian Open, French Open | 131 Comments »

February 9th, 2010

Sampras Taken Down by Verdasco in San Jose

Former Grand Slam great Pete Sampras was beaten by Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6(2) in a singles exhibition.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:40 am in Exhibitions | 4 Comments »

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 »

October 25th, 2009

Baghdatis Finally Wins; ATP/WTA Weekend Wrap; Tennis-X Notes

WOZ’S LOOSE LIPS — So who is more to blame: Caroline Wozniacki and her on-court coach/dad for telling her to tank the match (in Polish) where Polish-speaking fans hear it on TV then place on-line bets, or the WTA Tour’s dumb-ass on-court coaching experiment? Careful WTA as you might get what you wish for — on-court coaching is popular! (with on-line betters)!

Posted by Staff @ 2:01 pm in Tennis | 15 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 »

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 23rd, 2009

US Open Series Begins with a Wimper

The dog days of summer tennis are upon as the top players are all enjoying some time off leaving us fans with little chew on.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:31 pm in French Open, Hamburg, indianapolis, US Open Series, Wimbledon | 57 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 »

July 6th, 2009

Federer Passes Pete, Returns to No. 1

Sean Randall breaks down another epic Wimbledon final.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 1:54 pm in No. 1 ranking, Wimbledon | 516 Comments »

June 17th, 2009

Forget Debating Tennis GOATS, Track Paradigm Shifts

The sport has changed enough in a short period of time to ask if tennis fans can accurately compare eras right next to one another.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:26 am in 2009 Season, ATP, Miami, Tennis | 159 Comments »

June 14th, 2009

Federer Breaks the Curse; Sampras as Pioneer

Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:35 pm in 2009 Season, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 168 Comments »

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