April 23rd, 2009
Unfortunately the meeting is not to be, as after Nalbandian won his match on Thursday, he withdrew from the event citing an injured hip.
April 7th, 2009
“The clay court portion of the USTA Pro Circuit schedule has served players for much of the last three decades to develop specific aspects of their games to achieve the next level of world-class play,” said Brian Earley, Director, USTA Pro Circuit.
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April 5th, 2009
According to the Miami Herald, one-third of the spectators at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami/Key Biscayne have a net worth of $1 million or more. With the event drawing approximately 300,000 patrons during the tournament, that’s a lot of cash coming through the gate…
April 3rd, 2009
In the final Serena will face Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka, who overcame a bout of choking to defeat another mentally-challenged opponent, Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.
March 26th, 2009
“It’s not really you. You’re basically trying to make a facade for the people. You’re never gonna please everybody, anyway. Somebody’s gonna say, ‘This guy’s a dick.’ Somebody’s gonna say, ‘He’s a nice guy.’ If they catch you at a bad time and you snap and say something bad, you’re not being polite, they form an opinion of you basically being an ass. When you’re in a happy mood, you’re the greatest guy out there. It’s kind of a difficult time to be in the public eye because everything you do is under a microscope.”
March 25th, 2009
Conscious control of the racquet needs to be maintained within the backswing. There are a few ways that players can do this: hold a penny or other coin in the palm when you serve. Unless you have a very sweaty hand, the coin will usually fall to the ground if you switch grips on the backswing. Just having the coin in your hand is usually enough to help a player maintain conscious feel of the grip.
March 19th, 2009
After losing the replay point, Ljubicic lost the next point to lose his serve, walking to his chair for the changeover while the Indian Wells crowd booed the electronic line call. Ljubicic had argued to no avail with the chair umpire that the make the electronic line-calling system had made was “ridiculous.”
March 19th, 2009
Ljubicic is more fit after his rededication to tennis, but this should be a walk-through for Murray.
March 18th, 2009
If you’ve never heard of Sina.com, join the club, but the internet portal is apparently swimming in cash as it just announced a 100 million yuan ($14.63 million) investment in the 2009 China Open tennis tournament, according to the China Daily newspaper.
March 16th, 2009
I am not going too far out on a limb here but I predict there will be less than a total of three combined one-handed backhanders on the men’s and women’s tour that make the quarterfinals at Indian Wells this year. That is three out of 16.
March 14th, 2009
“I’m just playing tennis for myself and I always have put my health as a priority to everything. Tennis is probably my life at this moment, but it’s not the only thing in my life.”
March 10th, 2009
As a teaching professional, speaker, and writer, I am always looking for ways to help players master shot-making skills. And, when I say “players,” I mean many players, as in thousands. This is because I often address hundreds of players (and coaches) at a time when I speak, or, if I’m on the court, sometimes [...]
March 3rd, 2009
While the Williams sisters were collecting half a million to a million each on Monday night to play the Billie Jean King Cup at Madison Square Garden, the rest of American tennis is in the trenches this week at the Monterrey (Mexico) Open. ADHEREL The smallest of tournaments ($220,000) on the WTA calendar, Monterrey saw [...]
February 20th, 2009
Really? How much more “compelling” can it get?
January 31st, 2009
“I’ve been playing better throughout the weeks,” Serena told reporters regarding her form in Melbourne. “I think doubles was really able to help me out. And also I went out and hit a few balls this morning. I had a really good practice. Watching some of the men’s tennis, they were playing really well. I was really inspired like that. Especially last night’s [Nadal-Verdasco semifinal] match. It was just crazy.”