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August 10th, 2011

Tiger Woods Says He and Roger Federer Still “Text All the Time”

Are Tiger Woods and Roger Federer still friends?

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:55 pm in Canadian Open | 13 Comments »

October 13th, 2010

TMZ Reports Federer Named in Gambling Lawsuit

Roger Federer’s name has come up in a gambling lawsuit.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 pm in Gambling | 52 Comments »

July 21st, 2010

Roger Federer Tops Sports Illustrated’s Earnings List

Roger Federer sits atop Sports Illustrated’s highest earning international athlete’s list.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:25 pm in 2010 Season | 64 Comments »

February 19th, 2010

Roddick, Sampras Cash Grabs, Kids Out Windows; Tennis-X Notes

According to the AP, Sampras said while playing an exhibition at the ATP event in San Jose that he’s interested in working for the USTA with young tennis players in the Los Angeles area.

Posted by Staff @ 11:16 am in Tennis | 37 Comments »

January 16th, 2010

Sharapova Dating, Federer-Tiger Love: Tennis-X Notes

Maria Sharapova, following her breakup with Charlie Ebersol, the son of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics chairman Dick Ebersol, is now dating Sasha Vujacic of Slovenia, who plays guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Posted by Staff @ 2:15 pm in Tennis | 24 Comments »

December 22nd, 2009

Tennis-X Notes: Becker has ‘Playa’ Admiration for Tiger Woods

“All the things he would have had to cover up, just logistically — how did he manage to do it? He must constantly be changing phones to cover up his tracks.” From one playa to another — big ups! Whoot Whoot! “I experienced basically the same thing,” Becker said, “and can sympathize with him.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 am in Tennis | 8 Comments »

December 16th, 2009

Woods Named Athlete of the Decade over Federer? A Joke?

Let’s look at the numbers for the decade 2000-2009:
Federer won 15 majors (breaking the all-time record) to Woods’ 12.
Federer won 61 overall singles titles during the decade to Woods’ 56.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 1:53 pm in Tennis | 281 Comments »

December 15th, 2009

Tennis-X Notes: Tiger Woods and Federer; Belgians Waffle

THE SLOGANS — Most appropriate slogans from Tiger Woods’ sponsors? Gillette — “The best a man can get.”; Gatorade — “Is it in you?” No comment. If it is in you, according to the tabloids, you’re a skank. Nike is so far sticking by Tiger, even though other sponsors keep dropping him as the weeks progress. “Just do it,” indeed. We’re waiting for Roger Federer’s first press conference of 2010 and his comments on his “good friend” Tiger.

Posted by Staff @ 10:12 am in Tennis | 35 Comments »

May 5th, 2008

Pete Sampras vs. Roger Federer: Behind the Scenes at the MSG Showdown

With apologies to Spike Lee, for the rest of the evening I had the best seat in the house. In the player guest lounge I caught all the action in brilliant high-definition on a couch with Ivan Lendl (one of seven hall of famers in attendance…with Roger a lock, make it eight) and former Top 10 player Tim Mayotte. Needless to say, we had our own commentary, plenty of stories and the banter between Ivan and Tim was not nearly as one-sided as Lendl’s 17-0 career record against Mayotte (and you thought Andy Roddick had it bad with Roger)!

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »