Roddick Getting Married This Week?; Keys to Big Serving
by Staff | April 13th, 2009, 1:11 am

LATE APRIL FOOLS — The “fan-journalist” website Bleacher Report shot itself in the foot with the story “Breaking News: Roger Federer To Walk Away From Tennis” that had fans up in arms, but at the end of the story it was labeled an “experiment” by a writer who was disgruntled with all the attention paid to the top players on tour. The story claimed Federer would retire after Wimbledon, and included the faux quote, “Well, Tiger got to take a year off to be with his kid, why can’t I?” The story has been deleted after being posted on Saturday. Official partner of, and MSN? Really?…

TENNIS MAGAZINE SLAM TIME — From tennis writer Charlie Bricker: “Unsolicited advice to Tennis Life magazine, which is trying to be big time and which is now the official Florida publication of the USTA: You list “Stacy Allaster” as a contributing writer. I assume this is the president of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Though I suppose it’s possible there is another Allaster out there who is intimately involved in tennis, I’m going to assume this is indeed the president of the WTA. Now, please listen up. Her name is “Stacey,” not “Stacy.” Oh, yes, it’s a small thing…to some people. But misspelling the name of a person of significance, no matter how small, is not acceptable to a magazine which wants to be a major player. Fix it…”…and more: “Headline on the cover of the latest issue of Tennis magazine: “Andy Murray, The New Force in Tennis.” New force? Have these people been on a space station the last year?”…

Richard Gasquet of France pulled from Monte Carlo with his ongoing shoulder injury…

Dinara Safina will become No. 1 next Monday for the first time…

Andy Roddick skipped Monte Carlo because he is getting married in Austin?…

Germany’s Sabine Lisicki led the MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach with a 117-mph serve, and 14-year-old American Madison Keys was tied for second at 114 mph…

LET THE CLAYCOURT SEASON BEGIN — “Thank God the hardcourt season is over,” said Roger Federer. “It’s the end of the hardcourt season. I don’t care anymore. I’m moving over to clay, a new chapter.” Federer did not win a hardcourt title, or any title, through the first 3-1/2 months of the year…

Andy Murray has hired Alex Corretja to learn how to win on clay…

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10 Comments for Roddick Getting Married This Week?; Keys to Big Serving

fed is afraid Says:

roger will soon be glad clay court season is over, then he will be glad grass court season is over, then what is left? maybe rafa and murray will retire?

Joe O'Brien Says:

I think federer will do well in the clay season. Apart from Nadal, he has a clear advantage over everybody else on the surface.

and 114mph hour serve for a 14 year old girl :O
I’m impressed.

jane Says:

Well, one wedding and then another – I hope Andy’s happy too. I don’t suppose he and Brooklyn will have kids any time soon as she’s quite young and he seems still very committed to his tennis. Hope they have/had a fun wedding.

Ra Says:

I can’t tell by the tone of this article if Roddick is really getting married right now, but if so:

Congratulations, Andy!

andrea Says:

i happened to look at the WTA rankings and saw that Nadia Petrova is ranked # 10. that says more to me about the state of women’s tennis than the rotation at #1. Nadia, god bless her, has been the crumble queen for so long and to still be number 10 in the world with those results is shocking.

Ra Says:


“i happened to look at the WTA rankings”

Oops, ha! Seriously, though, what you mentioned does say a lot. So many of the WTA matches have been so difficult to watch, and I used to really enjoy them. It’s still thrilling for me when two healthy players are competing against each other with high level tennis on both sides, but for one reason or another, that’s been the exception more than the rule (in my eyes) to the point where I’ve all but completely ignored the WTA for months and months now; I miss it, though, and imagine that a higher plateau will eventually be reached (and I hope someone let’s me know when that day comes).

Ryan Says:

Hi guys. I’m back

Ra Says:

Welcome back and goodnight, Ryan (if it’s night where you are; it’s past my bedtime over here).

blah Says:

Ugh, Simon got upset. What is it with frenchmen and their inability to stay on top. Gasquet has fallen and now Simon; Tsonga will probably be next.

Colin Says:

“What is it with Frenchmen and their inability to stay on top?”
Are we still discussing tennis?!

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