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August 28th, 2009

Pro Tennis Events: Community, Philanthropy and an Animated Skeleton

I think it is important to shed light on the effort that under girds these events and makes a sport we all enjoy possible. Tennis tournaments also provide an opportunity to appreciate the brilliant eccentricities of human behavior (I don’t just mean the guy juggling while walking on stilts at Cincinnati either).

Posted by Dan Martin @ 11:44 am in Cincinnati, indianapolis, Sports Illustrated, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV | 14 Comments »

June 9th, 2009

Federer Pulls from Halle, Nadal Iffy Entering Wimbledon

“It is hard for me to admit, but I simply cannot imagine giving my best effort in another tournament right away and I don’t want to risk injury if I am not 100 percent prepared. I need to rest and recuperate,” Federer said.

Posted by Staff @ 4:10 pm in Tennis, Tennis Notes | 213 Comments »

January 19th, 2009

Tennis-X: Federer, Djokovic Struggle at Aussie Open; Nadal on Sex During Events

Rafael Nadal is blogging for the Melbourne Herald-Sun newspaper, taking questions on topics from motivations to whether he has sex during a tournament. “Every player should know the best way to be ready to play next day. So it is up to the player,” Nadal writes…

Posted by Staff @ 9:41 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, Australian Open, ESPN, Tennis, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV | 46 Comments »

January 14th, 2009

Tennis Notes: Garrison Suing USTA, Paying to Watch on Internet

Here’s a potential bell-ringer for your next executive meeting — tennis fans are changing the way they view the sport (on the internet) because YOU GUYS AREN’T SUCCESSFULLY GETTING TENNIS ON TV. We have a Tennis Channel, but it is mostly reruns and canned shows.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 11:53 am in 2009 Season, American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Fed Cup, Hamburg, Indian Wells, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 34 Comments »

April 14th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Safin Hangs with Rosset, Nadal Angry

Marat Safin is temporarily losing his coach, Hernan Gumy, who is returning to Argentina to be with his pregnant wife, but he is picking up a drinking buddy.

Posted by Staff @ 7:28 am in Tennis Notes | 21 Comments »

March 31st, 2008

No April Fools: Pro Tennis Goes to Numbers, ‘Premier’

Last year the ATP and WTA tours each circulated a contest among their staff, ‘Let’s Confuse Fans Again by Renaming Our Top-Level Events.’

Posted by Richard Vach @ 5:38 pm in ATP, ITF, Madrid, Masters Cup, Schedule, Tennis, Tennis Masters Cup, Tennis Notes, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour | 9 Comments »

November 19th, 2007

Tennis-X Notes: Federer Readies for Sampras; Gilbert Sacked, Connors Next?

The three-stop Asian exhibition series between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras begins Tuesday in Seoul. The money grab continues Thursday in Kuala Lumpur before wrapping up in Macau on Saturday.

Posted by Staff @ 10:04 am in Tennis Notes | 10 Comments »