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  • Canucks This Week – Week of April 19, 2021
  • . Thin soup on the women’s side with Billie Jean King Cup making it tricky... The post Canucks This Week – Week of April 19, 2021 appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS SITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS SITE | April 17, 8:59 am ET
  • Poor day for Rafael Nadal in his Monte-Carlo back yard
  • – There wasn’t much advance notice that Rafael Nadal would come out onto Court Rainier... The post Poor day for Rafael Nadal in his Monte-Carlo back yard appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS SITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS SITE | April 16, 9:56 pm ET
  • Stunning win for Rublev over clay maestro Nadal
  • – If you asked Andrey Rublev before the match, deep in his heart, if he... The post Stunning win for Rublev over clay maestro Nadal appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS SITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS SITE | April 16, 9:51 pm ET
  • Third straight upset for Dan Evans in Monte-Carlo
  • – So much for not being much of a clay-court guy. Great Britain’s Dan Evans... The post Third straight upset for Dan Evans in Monte-Carlo appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS SITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS SITE | April 16, 9:47 pm ET
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas through to Monte-Carlo semis
  • – Stefanos Tsitsipas has had a breezy side to the Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals. He had... The post Stefanos Tsitsipas through to Monte-Carlo semis appeared first on THE ONLY TENNIS SITE.
  • THE ONLY TENNIS SITE | April 16, 9:44 pm ET
  • Rublev Upsets Error-Prone Nadal In Monte Carlo Shocker; New Masters Champ Assured
  • Both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic failed to make the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals. For a second straight event, there will be a new Masters champion.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 16, 7:44 pm ET
  • Rublev takes advantage of Nadal's serving "disaster" in Monte Carlo QF
  • “Everything about this is different,” Tennis Channel’s Brett Haber said halfway through Andrey Rublev’s 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win over Rafael Nadal in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals on Friday. (Extended highlights above.) The most obvious difference, of course, was the result, which was full of firsts. Rublev recorded his first win in three tries against Nadal, and he became the first player in 16 years to beat Rafa in their first meeting on clay. Nadal lost before the semifinals at Monte Carlo, one of his traditional hunting grounds, for just the third time in 17 trips. But the deviations from the Nadal-on-clay norm
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 16, 3:25 pm ET
  • Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Schedule: Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • The schedule of play for Saturday April 17, 2021 for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters can be found below. LINK: Schedule of Play The post Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Schedule: Saturday, April 17, 2021 appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | April 16, 1:47 pm ET
  • Rublev Ousts Nadal in Monte Carlo; Tsitsipas, Evans Advance to Semifinals
  • Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters—Monte Carlo, Monaco Quarterfinal results: (6) Andrey Rublev Defeats (3) Rafael Nadal 62 46 62 (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas Defeats Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 75 (RET) Daniel Evans Defeats (11) David Goffin 57 63 64 Casper Ruud Defeats (15) Fabio Fognini 64 63 The post Rublev Ousts Nadal in Monte Carlo; Tsitsipas, Evans Advance to Semifinals appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | April 16, 1:45 pm ET
  • Good Tennis Equipment: Do You Need It?
  • Tennis is one of the best sports you can get involved with. It requires physical attributes that not many other sports possess. Unlike a bodybuilder, for example, a tennis player may be much leaner but pack just as much strength in his body. This is why tennis is such an exciting sport to watch, precisely […] The post Good Tennis Equipment: Do You Need It? appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | April 16, 10:12 am ET
  • What are the Top 10 Greatest Women’s Tennis Players
  • Men’s tennis has always garnered attention. However, things are changing slowly and women’s tennis is also getting its much deserved attention and love from the audience. Below is the list of top tennis players of all time. Serena Williams One of the most grounded and most influential women to at any point play the game, […] The post What are the Top 10 Greatest Women’s Tennis Players appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | April 16, 9:06 am ET
  • Why This Year’s Monte Carlo Masters Doesn’t Matter
  • Monte Carlo is the second most prestigious clay court tournament of the year, so why on Earth should you not care about it? That’s probably the first question you’re asking yourself as you read the headline, and fair enough, you might think I’m an idiot for even suggesting the tournament’s irrelevance. Let’s be honest, the […] Why This Year’s Monte Carlo Masters Doesn’t Matter - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | April 15, 7:08 pm ET
  • Djokovic Stunned By Evans At Masters Carlo Masters; Nadal Rolls, Rublev Next
  • Novak Djokovic is out of Monte Carlo. It's been a tough week for the players who live there.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 15, 7:04 pm ET
  • Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Schedule: Friday, April 16, 2021
  • The schedule of play for Friday April 16, 2021 for the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters can be found below. LINK: Schedule of Play The post Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Schedule: Friday, April 16, 2021 appeared first on Tennis Connected.
  • Tennis Connected | April 15, 3:59 pm ET
  • Easter Bowl ITF Videos; Kudla, Harrison and Brooksby Advance at Orlando Challenger; Sharma Defeats F
  • The videos of the Easter Bowl ITF finals are below, with the videos for the 12s, 14s, and 16s, still to come. A photo gallery from the Easter Bowl by photographer Derrick Tuskan is available at Tennis Recruiting Network. Americans Denis Kudla, Christian Harrison and Jenson Brooksby and former South Florida star Roberto Cid of the Dominican Republic have advanced to the semifinals of ATP
  • ZooTennis | April 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • "I was everywhere on the court"
  • Women Who Serve | April 15, 3:00 pm ET
  • Djokovic Impressed By Sinner’s Professionalism
  • High praise continues for Jannik Sinner.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 14, 7:48 pm ET
  • Djokovic, Nadal Start Strong In Clay Openers In Monte Carlo
  • After 2 months off tour, no rust apparent for either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in their clay openers.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 14, 6:46 pm ET
  • NCAA Allows Resumption of In-Person Recruiting June 1; Orlando Challenger Quarterfinals Feature Six
  • The long-awaited end of the recruiting dead period was announced today by the NCAA, with in-person recruiting and campus visits, which have not been allowed since March of 2020, set to resume on June 1.  In addition, some of the restrictions on who can contact a prospective student-athlete have been loosened:Council members also granted a waiver to allow school staff to participate in a call with
  • ZooTennis | April 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Osorio Serrano and Fruhvirtova continue their success in Charleston
  • Women Who Serve | April 14, 3:00 pm ET
  • Auger Aliassime Hopes Uncle Toni Can Help Him Qualify For The ATP Finals
  • Felix Auger Aliassime came up short in his debut with Uncle Toni.
  • The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog | April 13, 7:55 pm ET
  • Navarro, Draxl Top New ITA D-I Singles Rankings, North Carolina Women, Florida Men Remain No. 1; Bro
  • The latest ITA Division I rankings released today feature two rankings, computer and poll, for teams, and computer rankings for singles and doubles. The ITA is still struggling with these rankings, which isn't surprising given the lack of consistent play due to individual schools and conferences Covid protocols, but their latest explanation for publishing two different rankings doesn't reveal
  • ZooTennis | April 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • Rogers advances at MUSC Women's Health Open, Tauson upsets Tomljanovic
  • Women Who Serve | April 13, 3:00 pm ET
  • Fruhvirtova Gets First WTA Win, Navarro Advances in Charleston; Khan Posts First Challenger Victory;
  • Linda FruhvirtovaFifteen-year-old Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic ended the opening round of singles at the WTA MUSC Health Women's Open tonight in Charleston with a memorable first victory on the tour, even though it ended with France's Alize Cornet retiring at 4-4 in the third set. Fruhvirtova took the first set with relative ease, and lead 6-2, 5-4, breaking Cornet to serve for the
  • ZooTennis | April 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • Top seed advances in Charleston, and a 15-year-old makes a very grown-up statement
  • Women Who Serve | April 12, 3:00 pm ET
  • The WTA talent pool is deep, and Veronika Kudermetova made it deeper
  • If you like your tennis players to get straight to the point, you’re probably going to like Veronika Kudermetova. After the 23-year-old Russian won her first title on Sunday, with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Danka Kovinic in the Volvo Car Open final, Tennis Channel’s Steve Weissman asked her what the journey had been like over the last five years, as she emerged from the ITF Circuit and slowly established herself on the WTA Tour. “It’s a long way,” Kudermetova said, “lots of ups and downs, and now I am here with the trophy and it’s amazing, yeah.” What else needs to be
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 11, 4:19 pm ET
  • My Easter Bowl 16s and ITF Recap; IOSC J1 Finals Videos; Damm Qualifies for Orlando Challenger
  • My third recap from my recent trip to California, this one focusing on the Easter Bowl 16s and ITF championships, is up today at the Tennis Recruiting Network. In case you missed it over the weekend, I prepared a post unrelated to the actual tennis played during those two weeks, focusing instead on some of the external and big picture items that didn't make it into any of the reporting I did on
  • ZooTennis | April 11, 3:00 pm ET
  • Kudermetova leaves Charleston with new belief, a big trophy, a check--and a Volvo
  • Women Who Serve | April 10, 3:00 pm ET
  • Monte Carlo Preview: Djokovic, Nadal on opposite sides in spring debut
  • Tennis returns to the Principality of Monaco after a year away, and, fittingly, it will bring the ATP’s current two-man aristocracy—Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal—back to the courts for the first time since the Australian Open. On Monday, the 30-something legends will start once again on the road to Roland Garros, and what everyone assumes will be another meeting in Paris with monumental consequences for their long-running Grand Slam title chase. Rafa vs. Nole is a perennial part of the sport’s landscape, especially during spring. But the Monte Carlo draw has already given us the answer to two new questions that
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 9, 4:01 pm ET
  • French Open Is Delayed a Week
  • The tournament will begin May 30, about two weeks after France is expected to ease its current national lockdown.
  • NYT > Sports > Tennis | April 8, 9:05 am ET
  • WTA/ATP Statement on One-Week Postponement of Roland-Garros
  • WTA/ATP Statement on One-Week Postponement of Roland-Garros   (April 8, 2021) Tennis has required an agile approach to the calendar over the past 12 months in order to manage the challenges of the pandemic, and this continues to be the case. The decision to delay the start of Roland-Garros by one week has been made […] The post WTA/ATP Statement on One-Week Postponement of Roland-Garros appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | April 8, 2:55 am ET
  • Red Dirt Reset: Answering the clay-court season's biggest questions
  • The red-clay road to Roland Garros was closed to all traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Paths to glory in places like Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome, Stuttgart and Budapest went untrodden. Even the French Open was postponed. Nary a pair of white socks emerged from the hotel dryer in Paris in May, defiantly suffused with a red tint. It will be different this year. Exactly how different, we don’t really know, because the pandemic has run an unpredictable course that keeps health officials in most places on high alert. But let’s look at some of the juicer questions looming
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | April 7, 9:58 am ET
  • Week in Preview: Road to Roland Garros begins with four events on clay
  • None of this week’s tournaments are as big or important as the just-completed Miami Open, but the stakes begin to get higher in another way. These events mark the start of the clay season—the red variety on the ATP side, green for the women in Charleston. That means we’ve shifted, ever-so-tentatively, into Grand Slam season again. Roland Garros is nearly two months away, but as of Monday, we’re on the road to Paris. Here’s a look at what we might see on the first stop. Volvo Car Open (WTA) Charleston, S.C. $565,530; WTA 500 Green clay Draw is here In most years, Charleston offers the women
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 5, 8:02 am ET
  • Miami conclusion: a sign of two tours heading in different directions?
  • “Miami nice” was the theme at Hard Rock Stadium this weekend. On Saturday, Ash Barty had only kind and caring thoughts for her opponent Bianca Andreescu, after the Canadian was forced to default from their Miami Open final down 6-3, 4-0. “I really feel for her having to pull out today; I think that’s going to be the first of many battles between us,” Barty said, in words that Andreescu described as “super sweet.” On Sunday, Hubert Hurkacz and Jannik Sinner sounded more like long-lost brothers than two guys trying to win their first Masters 1000 title at the other’s expense. “I’m more proud
  • Articles by Steve Tignor | April 4, 6:05 pm ET
  • With Biggest Stars Absent, Miami Open Serves Up Some Chaos
  • Top men’s seeds and Naomi Osaka fell earlier than expected, but there was some normalcy: Ashleigh Barty won in women’s singles, successfully defending her title.
  • NYT > Sports > Tennis | April 4, 4:24 pm ET
  • Barty Defends Miami Open Title over an Injured Andreescu
  • Embed from Getty Images Barty Defends Miami Open Title over an Injured Andreescu   (April 3, 2021) No. 1 Ash Barty claimed her second straight Miami Open title when her opponent, the eighth seed, Canada’s Bianca Andreescu was forced to retire with a right foot injury on Saturday. The Australian was leading 6-3, 4-0. The […] The post Barty Defends Miami Open Title over an Injured Andreescu appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | April 3, 3:56 pm ET
  • In Tennis, Tough Decisions as Players Adjust to Shrunken Paydays
  • With less money to be won, many players are working harder than ever, especially those not lucky enough to have million-dollar endorsement portfolios.
  • NYT > Sports > Tennis | April 1, 7:29 am ET
  • Bautista Agut Tops Medvedev And Continues Quest For Sunshine Single
  •   Russian Daniil Medvedev fell apart mentally in this weaponless battle against Roberto Bautista Agut, leaving the field open for a new Masters 1000 winner. On paper, this match should have been wildly uninteresting. You could use the word flat to describe their groundstrokes or how you expected your emotions to be. Seriously, the RPMs […] Bautista Agut Tops Medvedev And Continues Quest For Sunshine Single - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | March 31, 11:14 pm ET
  • Despite Miami loss, Isner still standing tall for U.S. men's tennis
  • A generation of gifted young players appears poised to take over leadership of American men’s tennis, but its members are still bumping up against an outsized obstacle: John Isner, the 6’10” ace machine who has been the standard bearer for the past decade. Isner, who lost his fourth-round match to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Miami Open on Tuesday in heartbreaking fashion—6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7), despite holding a match point—remains the highest-ranked U.S. men’s player, at No. 28. For now. The soon-to-be 36-year-old will soon be staring up at Taylor Fritz, the 23-year-old who will ascend to the top spot unless
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 30, 1:15 pm ET
  • WTA Announces Ranking System Adjustments
  • WTA Announces Ranking System Adjustments From the WTA Tour – (March 25, 2021) ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The WTA has announced adjustments to the WTA Ranking system to account for the continued schedule modifications affecting the Tour calendar following the 2020 pandemic-shortened season. WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon stated, “The WTA has worked […] The post WTA Announces Ranking System Adjustments appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | March 25, 5:39 pm ET
  • Searching for Roger Federer
  • In 2019, a fan traveled to the Swiss tennis star’s birthplace: “The fact that I was able to walk in Mr. Federer’s footsteps, and sit in a packed arena with 10,000 unmasked fans and watch him play feels like a dream to me now.”
  • NYT > Sports > Tennis | March 25, 10:15 am ET
  • A Big Tennis Tournament Is Happening in Miami. Really.
  • The Miami Open is the lone significant North American tennis event before late summer, and a glimpse of what the sport might look like for the foreseeable future.
  • NYT > Sports > Tennis | March 24, 12:15 pm ET
  • The Unconventional Style of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei
  • Tennis has always been a sport that invites one’s creativity and personal spice into play. Hsieh Su-wei is one player that truly lives up to this notion. Hsieh Su-wei is a name that rings a bell to many, particularly for the nation of Taiwan as the country’s best WTA tennis player on Tour. Introduced to […] The Unconventional Style of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | March 20, 7:22 pm ET
  • Amid pandemic and cozier tour talks, Hopman Cup is the event we need
  • The pandemic has caused the loss of some prime combined (ATP plus WTA) tournaments, including, for the second consecutive year, Indian Wells. But it has also led to some valuable out-of-the-box thinking, and a long overdue effort to create greater engagement between the two tours. So maybe it’s time to make a serious run at reviving the defunct event that not only featured men and women playing at the same venue, as they do at the Grand Slams and some 1000-level events, but with—and against—each other. The ATP and the WTA working together? They couldn’t get much closer than they did at the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 16, 11:49 am ET
  • "The Perfect Player": How one writer saw Novak Djokovic, 14 years ago
  • Within a week, Novak Djokovic will eclipse Roger Federer and secure one of the most prestigious records in tennis: most weeks ranked at No. 1. It is, almost by definition, the most convincing measure of a player’s day-in, day-out superiority painted on the large canvas of an entire career. I had my first good look at Djokovic some 14 years ago, while covering the 2007 Indian Wells Masters. The experience led me to write a blog post with the headline “The Perfect Player.” Fans still bring up or reference that story, so I thought it only fitting when Djokovic tied the
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | March 2, 9:16 am ET
  • Tennis’ beauty is in its opposite approaches to the game
  • Tennis is a sport dominated by opposites. From dealing with adversity to the game itself, it thrives on its different approaches to the game. Tennis is a beautiful game. From Roger Federer’s mesmerizing racket skills to the fiery passion and athleticism possessed by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, tennis has the full spectrum. The same […] Tennis’ beauty is in its opposite approaches to the game - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | February 24, 3:18 pm ET
  • The 2/21: Winners, Losers and Takeaways from the 2021 Australian Open
  • Another major tournament shaped by the pandemic is now in the books, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka emerging as the Australian Open singles champions. Here are our takeaways from the first major of 2021. The Dam Holds There were frequent whispers about a “changing of the guard.” Young blood was running hot. Only one of the game’s aging Big Four reached the semifinals—two were not even present. Daniil Medvedev has made a habit of mowing down Top 10 opponents as if they were crabgrass, but Djokovic’s straight-sets win over the Russian in the final indicated that the old order is not
  • Articles by Peter Bodo | February 23, 2:03 pm ET
  • Daniil Medvedev’s consistency could vault him to the top of tennis
  • Daniil Medvedev’s second career major final didn’t go as planned, but all signs point to a spot at the top of the ATP Tour. Daniil Medvedev has been, without a doubt, one of the best players in the world post-French Open 2020. After taking yet an early loss in Vienna, the 2019 US Open finalist […] Daniil Medvedev’s consistency could vault him to the top of tennis - Lob and Smash - Lob and Smash - A Professional Tennis Site -- News, Blogs, Analysis and More
  • Lob and Smash | February 22, 12:57 pm ET
  • Novak Djokovic Nets 9th Australian Open Crown for 18th Major Title
  • Embed from Getty Images Novak Djokovic Nets 9th Australian Open Crown for 18th Major Title (February 21, 2021) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic now stands just two major titles behind all-time leaders Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The33-year-old from Serbia won his ninth Australian Open title and 18th overall major championship on Sunday night in […] The post Novak Djokovic Nets 9th Australian Open Crown for 18th Major Title appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | February 21, 5:44 am ET
  • Naomi Osaka Wins Second Australian Open Championship for Fourth Major Title
  • Embed from Getty Images Naomi Osaka Wins Second Australian Open Championship for Fourth Major Title (February 20, 2021) Third seed Naomi Osaka won her second Australian Open singles championship and fourth major title on Saturday night in Melbourne when she defeated the 22nd seed, American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in Rod Laver Arena to extend […] The post Naomi Osaka Wins Second Australian Open Championship for Fourth Major Title appeared first on Tennis Panorama.
  • Tennis Panorama | February 20, 8:52 am ET


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