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April 15th, 2008

Tennis Could Use a Jim Nantz of Its Own

I have to confess that I have warmed up to golf even though I have never played one hole let alone one round that did not involve put-put.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 9:21 am in golf, Jim Nantz, Tennis on TV | 5 Comments »

April 5th, 2008

Nadal No Slouch on Hard Courts; FSN Bows Out

Just when you think you have this sport figured out, Nikolay Davydenko shows up. And I’m sure CBS and the Sunday tennis-viewing audience is just thrilled about it.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 10:44 am in Miami, Tennis on TV | 61 Comments »

April 3rd, 2008

Poll: Did You See Federer vs. Roddick on Thursday? Probably Not

If the powers-that-be are trying to raise the popularity of tennis in the U.S., they’re not getting a lot of help from the ATP.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 9:39 pm in American tennis, ATP, ESPN, Etienne de Villiers, Miami, No. 1 ranking, Tennis on TV, TV | 55 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 »

March 17th, 2008

Tennis-X Notes: Williams Sisters’ Dad Hates White People

The Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras sold-out exhibition at Madison Square Garden generated a tremendous amount of buzz,

Posted by Staff @ 2:37 pm in ESPN, Grand Slams, Miami, Richard Williams, Tennis, Tennis on TV | 15 Comments »

March 17th, 2008

Haas Hammers Not Hot Roddick; FSN Tries to Cover Tennis

I didn’t know it but apparently what happens in Dubai, stays in Dubai. Evidence, Andy Roddick, who looked like, no, who was a world beater just a week ago in desert in the Middle East, but found no such form in the desert of California Sunday after getting dismantled by nemesis Tommy Haas 64, 64.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 12:21 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis on TV | 13 Comments »

February 17th, 2008

Nishikori, Murray Family Celebrate Wins While Djokovic Succumbs to Sickness

The challengers keep emerging on the pro circuit, the latest being Japanese teen Kei Nishikori, who stunned James Blake to win the Delray Beach title earlier today.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 7:59 pm in Tennis on TV | 86 Comments »

September 17th, 2007

Bali-hoo for WTA Tour Season-ending Championships: The Biggest Losers

There’s a method to the seeming madness in the WTA Tour announcing a second season-ending tournament to start in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia.

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:06 pm in ATP, Etienne de Villiers, Larry Scott, Schedule, Tennis on TV, WTA, WTA Tour, Year End | 5 Comments »

June 13th, 2007

Tennis on TV — June 2007 Schedule

Tennis on TV — June 2007 Schedule 1 French Open, 5am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), TTC 1 French Open, 3-6:30pm (tape), ESPN2 2 French Open, 5am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), TTC 2 French Open, 1-4pm, NBC ADHEREL 3 French Open, 5am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), TTC 3 French Open, 1-4pm, NBC 4 French Open, 6am-noon (live), 6:30-10pm (tape), […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:10 pm in Tennis on TV | 8 Comments »

May 5th, 2007

Sampras v McEnroe Tonight On Court, Not on TV

Television drives professional sports, so you have to wonder, how high could tennis’ popularity rise if the powers that be could get tennis’ biggest events on TV? And we’re not talking about Wimbledon here. This week Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played an exhibition on a court that was half clay, half grass. Rafa won. […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 9:28 am in American tennis, Tennis on TV | 7 Comments »

March 12th, 2007

Mixed Bag Monday

Happy Moanday X-fans. Time to talk Federer’s defeat, TTC’s coverage, the team approach to tennis, Serena’s new reality adventure, and the USTA’s newest accessory item. Federer’s Loss: With the combined trifecta ejection of Federer, plus Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt yesterday, the Men’s draw got a little bit less interesting for some, but a whole […]

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 5:24 pm in ATP, Indian Wells, Tennis on TV, TV, WTA | 14 Comments »

March 12th, 2007

Federer Winless Since Hit with Sampras

So I come back from vacation – even though it was to visit the in-laws, going from Michigan to Arizona this time of year is usually a good thing! – and what happens? Roger practices with Pete. Roger then loses his Indian Wells opener to Guillermo Canas. Coincidence? Hmm…

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:31 pm in Indian Wells, Round Robin, Tennis on TV | 56 Comments »

February 19th, 2007

Mauresmo, Murray, Canas Win Titles; TV Tennis Reader Mail

Open 13 Marseille, France Finals: Gilles Simon (FRA) d. (7) Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-4, 7-6(3) (4)Clement/Llodra (FRA) d. (1) Knowles/Nestor (BAH/CAN) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 A new French star was born Sunday as 22-year-old Gilles Simon topped Baghdatis for his first career title. Last year Simon reached the final at Valencia on clay, and is the […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 1:36 pm in American tennis, Tennis on TV | 1 Comment »

February 18th, 2007

FOX Holds ATP San Jose Hostage, B2 Networks to the Rescue

The powers that be in tennis have a great track record of making the sport as hard to see as possible. In the U.S. the USTA sells the Davis Cup rights to the Versus network, who then shows it on tape. On Saturday night, with the blockbuster Andy Roddick vs. Andy Murray match at the […]

Posted by Richard Vach @ 10:13 am in American tennis, Tennis on TV | 6 Comments »

January 31st, 2007

ESPN+TTC: Tennis on TV Becomes More Like… Tennis

Televised tennis has become a little bit more like a real match of tennis with today’s announcement that ESPN and The Tennis Channel (TTC) are joining forces for coverage of Roland Garros and the Australian Open. If you’re fortunate enough to get TTC, there are some real gems to this deal. For one, you’ll be […]

Posted by Lynn Berenbaum @ 9:58 am in Australian Open, ESPN, French Open, Tennis on TV, TV | 12 Comments »