July 24th, 2011
An exhausted Isner, apparently also suffering abdominal cramps, served in the tiebreak at 6-4 before Fish won four straight points to force the third set. In the third the withering Isner, broken early on serve and out of gas, had no chance.
June 19th, 2011
Rafael Nadal opens play at Wimbledon on Monday.
May 29th, 2011
For just the third time in the Open Era (since 1968) none of the Top 3 seeds will be in the final eight of a Grand Slam.
May 25th, 2011
“I didn’t have much in my mind,” Zvonareva said of facing down a match point. “I was just trying to focus one point at a time and fight like I did since the very first point. I got a little lucky and was able to turn the match around.”
April 30th, 2011
The No. 1 Dane is looking at a juicy third-round meeting with German Julia “Gorgeous” Goerges, who powered her off the court in the Stuttgart final roughly a week ago. Goerges opens against No. 14 seed Kaia Kanepi, and will likely face wildcard and former No. 1 Dinara Safina in the second round.
April 30th, 2011
Novak Djokovic and his rivalry with Rafael Nadal moves to the Spanish clay in Madrid.
March 31st, 2011
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and just one win from a Miami semifinal showdown.
March 22nd, 2011
All 32 seeds in Miami receive 1st round byes so there is not a lot of early drama, but potential matches to look for in the coming days include (1) Wozniacki vs. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 2nd rd., (16) Maria Sharapova vs. (18) Nadia Petrova 3rd rd., (3) Vera Zvonareva vs. (WC) Dinara Safina 2nd rd., and (19) Ana Ivanovic vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 2nd rd.
February 26th, 2011
Djokovic broke Federer in the third game of the first set, and came down from a break in the second set. Djokovic consistently pounded the Federer backhand, which is not aging gracefully with the 29-year-old Swiss, much like Pete Sampras’ one-handed backhand declined in his final years. Late in the second set the Federer backhand also let him down, producing some critical unforced errors.
February 6th, 2011
Notes: Top-seeded Hot Sauce opens against American wildcard Rajeev Ram, to face the winner of Karlovic vs. Ryan Sweeting…Jamaican-turned-German Dustin Brown starts against “The” Donald Young, and (4) Malisse vs. Raonic…Verdasco is 5-0 career in San Jose, last year beating Andy Roddick in the final…Verdasco (2010) and Hewitt (2002) only returning champions in the field…No player has ever won three straight San Jose titles, but winning two in a row: Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Mark Philippoussis, Pete Sampras, John McEnroe.
January 27th, 2011
“I made a lot of mistakes in the first set and in the beginning of the second set, but after I saved match point I thought, ‘Okay, now’s your chance,'” Li said. “It’s tough playing against her. She’s running — I felt some of my shots were winners but every time she got the ball back. It’s tough for everyone to play against.”
January 26th, 2011
Who will win the Roger Federer v. Novak Djokovic men’s semifinal?
January 26th, 2011
“I felt a little bit tired and heavy out there today, but I fought well and stayed really focused, and tried not to lose too much energy on getting frustrated and things like that,” Clijsters said. “Everything has to be better. The serving, the returning, the unforced errors… everything. But I’m in the semifinals and I don’t feel I’ve played my best tennis, so that’s a good thing.”
January 24th, 2011
Things went pretty much according to plan on the women’s side Monday at the Australian Open.
January 22nd, 2011
“I thought it was over at 4-love,” Tomic said. “Just shows how much he can come back. Against these guys, especially in the Top 10, you can’t afford to lose concentration. That’s the important part. Physically-wise he’s a machine…”