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September 23rd, 2011

Pete Sampras: Djokovic’s Season Best I’ve Seen in My Lifetime

Pete Sampras has high praise for Novak Djokovic’s season.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in senior tour | 72 Comments »

October 1st, 2010

Lendl Loses in ATP Senior Tour Debut

“I think we’ve missed him,” said the Swede. “He’s the epitome of a professional athlete. He’s the guy that showed the way for people to become really fit. He changed his psychology in the game by becoming strong physically, and then mentally. He’s an unbelievable example. Everyone who plays now has him to thank for what they are doing, probably more than anyone else.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:29 pm in senior tour, Tennis | Comments Off on Lendl Loses in ATP Senior Tour Debut

February 10th, 2010

Safin Returning to Tennis, Senior Tennis

Marat Safin will play on the Senior Tour next month.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:03 pm in senior tour | 8 Comments »

July 21st, 2009

Can Tennis Go Green?

This is not a column about the color of tennis courts despite clay courts looking like the terrain of Mars and most hard courts at professional tennis events no longer being green. While covering the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, members of what looked to be a local scouting troop wearing hats saying “Environmental Team” were […]

Posted by Dan Martin @ 1:51 pm in ATP, Australian Open, Blackrock Tour of Champions, French Open, ITF, senior tour, Tennis, TV, US Open, Wimbledon, WTA, WTA Tour | 31 Comments »

November 19th, 2008

Tennis Fans Miss Out on Sampras, McEnroe at Blackrock Masters

“This is a message for Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg, Goran Ivanisevic and all of you other guys,” McEnroe delivered in a warning. “I’m not coming to London to lose.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:42 pm in senior tour, Tennis, Tennis on TV | 10 Comments »

August 14th, 2008

McEnroe Defaulted in Senior Tennis After Abusing Umpire, Crowd

“Has anything changed?” said opponent MaliVai Washington. “I guess he has one of those explosive personalities, you could say. There are a lot of things I can deal with, disputed line calls, stoppage in play. I have an issue when my opponent starts berating people, fans, and umpires. I said something to the official. As players, we are in control of the match. Officials are in charge of the integrity of the game.”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:10 pm in senior tour, Tennis | 16 Comments »

June 19th, 2008

Sampras v Muster at Senior Sao Paulo; Says Leave Federer Alone

“There is a burning desire in Roger to break my record, and when he does it I would like to be there,” Sampras told the BlackRock Tour of Champions. “I told Roger to just make sure it’s in New York or London! Australia is a long way to go! If it worked out like that, I would fly there. I would just let him enjoy it as it’s his moment but (I would want to be there) just to respect the record and what he was able to do and to just say ‘congratulations.'”

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:25 am in senior tour | 38 Comments »

April 17th, 2007

Sampras Goes Greek for New Senior Tour Event

Jim Courier’s Outback Champions Series has expanded outside the U.S., announcing an event in Greece that will be played by Greek-American Pete Sampras, and Greek-Aussie Mark Philippoussis. Philippoussis will become the first active ATP player to compete in an event on the circuit for players 30 years and older. Other players in the field will […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 8:53 am in senior tour | 12 Comments »

October 27th, 2006

Angry Reader Mail: Roger v Pete, Tennis v Golf, WTA Injuries

Tim Henman finally shows an interest in coming back to the British Davis Cup fold, and Andy Murray says no thanks? Andy Murray says maybe it’s time to let the younger guys have a shot? Who’s that, Andy? Alex Bogdanovic, currently ranked outside the Top 100? Or next-in-line Richard Bloomfield, ranked outside the Top 200? […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 12:03 am in Davis Cup, golf, Injuries, Larry Scott, No. 1 ranking, senior tour, Year-End No. 1 | 14 Comments »

October 11th, 2006

Rios Clinches Year-end No. 1 Rank, Changes Senior Tour

Without a loss after five events in this his debut season on the senior tour, Marcelo Rios has already sewn up the No. 1 senior ranking for 2006, making good on a promise earlier in the year to add the top senior mark to the No. 1 ranking he also reached while on the ATP […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:51 pm in No. 1 ranking, senior tour | 8 Comments »