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  • Video: Federer's Amazing Reflex Sky-Hook Volley vs. Monfils

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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Things didn't go Roger Federer's way on Friday, but this reflex volley is one for the highlight reels nonethelessNot many things went right for Roger Federer today during his straight-sets loss at the hands of Gael Monfils, but Federer clearly improved as the match went on, as this sparkling break point save in the third set alludes to. Let's try that again. Here's Roger's hook shot reaction to Gael's net-poster: http://t.co/K5YYIASKJL — Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) November 21, 2014 Not only does Federer hang with Monfils in a very physical rally, he also knocks…
  • Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers

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    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And…
  • Roger Federer’s Updated GOAT Resume

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    Tom Gainey
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Roger Federer's update resume!
  • Andy Murray Tells Federer Fans To “Relax”!

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    Tom Gainey
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    Andy Murray has a message for Federer fans.
  • DYNAMIC DUO OF STAN WAWRINKA & ROGER FEDERER BEAT THE FRENCH TEAM IN STRAIGHT SETS , TENNIS NEWS HERE BY RICKY DIMON

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    22 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Swiss win doubles rubber, give Federer chance to clinch Davis Cup title   By Ricky Dimon   Switzerland is one match victory away from its first Davis Cup title after winning Saturday's doubles rubber against France in Lille. The visitors were led by the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning duo of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who blew past Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in just two hours and 12 minutes.   As a result, the Swiss will triumph on Sunday if either Federer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or if Wawrinka gets the best of Gael Monfils.   Roger Federer…
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  • Captain Courageous

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Credit Swiss Davis Cup Severin Luthi with making a great decision sometime Friday night or this morning. After consulting with his players, Luthi decided to yank the scheduled doubles team Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer in favor of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. The net result: A decisive, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win for Switzerland—and a 2-1 points lead in the best-of-five-point Davis Cup final. Chiudinelli and Lammer are low-ranked journeymen in both singles and doubles. With the tie knotted at 1-all, Luthi could not afford to stand by and watch a ritual slaughter, inflicted by 2014 French…
  • Gael Force Win

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Anyone who ever wondered what it might take for Gael Monfils to set aside his love of showmanship and exhibitions of athleticism in favor of punishing, intelligent, result-oriented tennis received the answer today: A record number of fans—27,432—watching him in Lille as his French side trailed Switzerland 1-0 in the Davis Cup final. Monfils found himself looking down the barrel of the cannon, tended by Roger Federer, after Stan the Occasional Man Wawrinka pummeled French No. 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Monfils responded with perhaps the most impressive match of his career…
  • A Cup Overflowing

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
  • Half a Loaf

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:17 pm
    The main theme of the lackluster round-robin portion of this year’s ATP World Tour Finals was “blowout.” There were a number of truly impressive performances but, alas, no great matches. That changed dramatically on knockout semifinal Saturday. By the time it was over—after Roger Federer had stared down four match points to guarantee that the ATP season would end with a much-anticipated Federer vs. Novak Djokovic final—the theme had dramatically shifted to “atonement.” To start things off, Kei Nishikori went where no other man in the field had been able to venture during this…
  • The Surreal World

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    After Novak Djokovic’s comprehensive 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Stan Wawrinka yesterday, Roger Federer fans had plenty of reason to fear for their man’s fate. Today, though, they might be strolling around, chests puffed out, demanding, “Bring us Djokovic!” You can hardly fault them, not after the way Federer handled Andy Murray on this, the last day of Group B round-robin play. Federer played near flawless tennis and humiliated Murray, 6-0, 6-1. It was such a terrible pasting that Federer, making no effort to disguise his sympathy for Murray, allowed afterward that he was somewhat pleased…
 
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  • Highlights: Revolution top Red Bulls 2-1 for first-leg win

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Jermaine Jones' late goal was the difference, as the New England Revolution beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on the road, claiming the first-leg victory in the Eastern Conference Championship series.
  • 49ers grab lead just before halftime

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Jay Gruden hasn’t had to avail himself of Colt McCoy just yet. The Redskins came into Sunday’s game with the 49ers on the heels of another drama-filled week mostly centered on quarterback Robert Griffin III that culminated with a Sunday report that Gruden is prepared to pull Griffin in favor of McCoy during the matchup…
  • Suh, Blount exchanged words after Patriots beat Lions

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Two NFL players with reputations for being hotheads got into it in New England today. As players walked off the field following the Patriots’ win over the Lions, New England running back LeGarrette Blount and Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh were seen yelling at each other. Several players were between them, and it didn’t appear…
  • Bethune-Cookman comes from behind 65-60 over CCSU

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Mikel Trapp made four free throws in the final 15 seconds to secure Bethune-Cookman's 65-60 victory over Central Connecticut State on Sunday....
  • Wichita State blows past Newman, 105-57

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Ron Baker scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, leading No. 11 Wichita State past Division II school Newman 105-57 on Sunday....
 
 
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  • Roger Federer Win Clinches Switzerland’s First Davis Cup Title

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    23 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
      #459453848 / gettyimages.com (November 23, 2014) Switzerland became the 14th country to claim the country’s first Davis Cup title on Sunday when they defeated France 3- 1 in Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France. In front of a record setting crowd of 27,448, world No. 2 Roger Federer clinched the tie for Switzerland defeating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, falling to the ground in celebration after hitting a drop shot winner. Gasquet filled in for an ailing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Swiss No. 1 was in command of the match from beginning to end, which lasted an hour and 42 minutes. “He…
  • Switzerland Takes 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup Final

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    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    #459411544 / gettyimages.com (November 22, 2014) Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland an important 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup final on Saturday, when they defeated France’s doubles team of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in Lille, France. Switzerland’s captain Severin Luthi made the move to place the 2008 Olympic champion doubles team instead of Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer, who were slated to play. In the 2 hour and 12 minute match, the Swiss pair defended all five break points against them. After Federer lost to Gael Monfils on Friday in the second…
  • France Evens Tie Against Switzerland in Davis Cup Final

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    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    #459371386 / gettyimages.com (November 21, 2014) France leveled the Davis Cup final against Switzerland at 1-1 at the end of day one in Lille, France when Gael Monfils dispatched Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. I was Monfils’ first win over the world No. 2 on clay. Monfils hit 44 winners in the less than two hour match. Federer pulled out of the final of the ATP year-end event in London on Sunday due to a back injury, decided to play despite a back injury that forced him to pull out of the title match at the ATP Finals last Sunday. #459366344 / gettyimages.com Stan Wawrinka gave…
  • Elisha Hande of North Carolina State University Recognized with the Haier Achievement Award

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    20 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    WAYNE, NJ – NOV. 20, 2014 – Elisha Hande, a senior on the North Carolina State woman’s tennis team, has been selected as a recipient of the Haier Achievement Award presented to deserving student-athletes for their accomplishments beyond sports. The announcement of the first of eight Haier Achievement Awards being presented this year was made by John Homlish, senior vice president, Digital Living Business Unit for Haier America, one of the world’s leading television and appliance manufacturers, and Doug Vance, Executive Director of the College Sports Information…
  • Draw Set for Davis Cup Final – France Versus Switzerland

    Tennis Panorama News
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    (November 20, 2014) The draw has been set for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland this weekend in Lille, France on a clay court. After speculation about Roger Federer, who pulled out of the final ATP World Tour Finals with a back injury, the 17-time major champion will participate in Davis Cup this weekend. Roger Federer will face off against Gael Monfils in the second match on Friday. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the series against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. France has a rich Davis Cup and is looking for a 10th title, while Switzerland seeking its first crown in…
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  • First for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup

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    23 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.
  • First for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup

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    23 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.
  • Nadal says he'll return to action in January

    Associated Press
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year.
  • Nadal criticizes captain for 'false' debate

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    18 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a "false and absurd" debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game.
  • Bryans win their fourth ATP Finals doubles title

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    16 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan claimed their fourth doubles title at the ATP Finals with a 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-7 win over seventh-seeded Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Sunday.
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  • The big smile of little Vika

    Marija
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Victoria Azarenka shared this lovely childhood photo on Instagram and we can see that a big, bright smile and plaits have always been her trademark. The Belarusian who reached No.1 in the rankings and won 17 singles titles, including two Australian Opens, believed in herself from the early age and looked forward to the successful future ahead of her. Here's what Vika wrote as the photo caption: Happy girl with a smile, with a lot of ambition and big dreams! She only grew up with a bigger smile more ambition and bigger dreams!!! Thank you, Jimmie48, for telling me about this pic! If…
  • Sneak peek at Adidas women's tennis dresses for the 2015 Australian Open

    Marija
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    While here at Women's Tennis Blog we took a two-week break in the beginning of the off-season, Adidas has been working hard for the fast-approaching Australian Open to ensure that their players open the new year in fresh clothes. As for the Adidas by Stella McCartney collection, you can see that it is a continuation of the brand's famous yellow and green print spring line (currently on sale at Tennis Warehouse). If you remember the 2014 Australian Open dress of Caroline Wozniacki, Stella's top representative, you will notice quite a resemblance with the 2015 piece probably…
  • Schweinsteiger flies to Belgrade for Ivanovic's birthday

    Marija
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Although there were rumors of Bastian Schweinsteigner replacing Ana Ivanovic with a German singer of Russian origin, the relationship between the Bayern Munich soccer player and Serbian tennis beauty is getting some length and the latest proof of their commitment is the fact that Bastian came to Ana's hometown of Belgrade to celebrate her 27th birthday on Thursday night. Accompanied by Ana's friends, the couple celebrated in a club and afterwards they took a private flight to Munich together. Let me remind you, this is not Bastian's first time in Belgrade. In mid-October he…
  • Nike fashion overview of Eugenie Bouchard's stellar 2014

    Marija
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    The 2014 season was amazing for Eugenie Bouchard – it saw her win her first WTA title, make her first Grand Slam final, crack the Top 5 in the rankings and say goodbye to being a teenager. One of the things that contribute to a player's performance is definitely their apparel, so let's see how Nike clad the Canadian during her best year so far. You know that every year during the off-season I do these so-called Fashion Retrospections and I often like to start with the tennis style queen Maria Sharapova, but I think it's nice to launch this season's series with a…
  • Iveta Melzer: from tennis player to fashion blogger

    Marija
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    After ending her 16-year career of a professional tennis player, Iveta Melzer has become a fashion blogger, sharing beauty tips and matching her Céline, Givenchy and Balenciaga bags with trendy clothing. Here's how the former world No.25 described her online project: I created this website as a visual diary to document my thoughts, style, travels and simply everything that I love and want to share with you. I hope you will enjoy this creative outlet of my daily outfits, beauty tips, healthy lifestyle and much more. Will Iveta take it as seriously as other fashion bloggers and adopt…
 
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  • Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And…
  • So, what have I missed?

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Only a couple Slams, some Masters 1000 events, a year-end championship, a Fed Cup title, a Davis Cup round or two...You get the idea!But let's let all that go and talk about the here and now, now being the ATP World Tour Finals. Not much drama on the singles side with a lot of whuppings going on. Should be some good semifinal matches, though. Kei Nishikori is a gamer, Novak Djokovic is on fire, Roger Federer is playing like it's the late aughts and Stan Wawrinka has been solid. It's a solid efinal four, and one I'll ruminate on post-matchups.And I promise it'll be sooner than my last post!
  • Still going (kinda) strong after all these years!

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Happy birthday!Not to you (unless it is your birthday!), not to me (still a month away).Rather to this old blog of mine, Tennis Talk, Anyone? Seven years old today!My, they grow up so fast!I can't even begin to list all the things that have happened tennis-wise over the years, but they've been great and a lot of them due to TTA?.I know I don't get to post as much as I'd like, but I try and vow to try even harder. And if you're still reading this blog, thank you so much! I hope it doesn't let you down.
  • Wimbledon picks for '14 (and as always, from the fourth round on)

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:12 pm
    I missed it for the French, but in true TTA? fashion—aside from that aforementioned blemish—here's my Slam predictions, from the fourth round on. Enjoy the start of Wimbledon! MENFourth RoundNovak Djokovic (1) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14)Fernando Verdasco (18) vs. Tomas Berdych (6)Andy Murray (3) vs. Kevin Anderson (20)Grigor Dimitrov (11) vs. Marcos BaghdatisDenis Istomin vs. Feliciano Lopez (19)Lleyton Hewitt vs. Roger Federer (4)Milos Raonic (8) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (22)Richard Gasquet (13) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)QuarterfinalsDjokovic vs. BerdychMurray vs. DimitrovLopez vs.
  • The TTA? answer to improve American men's tennis

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    1 May 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Earlier this year, I wrote an article stating that U.S. men's tennis is actually in alright shape—or at least that there's cause for optimism.But now, but now (I had to type it twice for extra emphasis!) I just don't know.All doesn't have to be lost, though. Why just tonight, in fact, I've come up with two ways that the fates and fortunes of the U.S.-born can improve. And since the whole point of a blog is to share your thoughts, here they are:1. Make the CommitmentSomeone's going to have to do this: the second that their U.S. Clay Court Championship run is over, they have to hop on a plane…
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  • Mmoh Beats World No. 1 Rublev to Advance to Grade A Final; Giron v Nguyen for Mexico Futures Title; Jenkins Wins Again in Australia; Indiana Dismisses Men's Tennis Coach

    Colette Lewis
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Michael Mmoh has been on a tear this fall. After saving match points in the quarterfinals of the Pan American Closed against Tommy Paul, the 16-year-old went on to win that tournament, reach the semifinals of the $15,000 Futures in Mansfield, Texas and win a $15,000 Futures in Brownsville. In his first tournament since his title in Brownsville, Mmoh has reached the final of the ITF Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano, defeating world No. 1 Andrey Rublev of Russia in today's semifinals 7-6(1), 6-4.Mmoh, seeded third, has not dropped a set all week, winning three tiebreakers, all in first sets.
  • Video Tribute to Sean Karl; Mmoh Meets Rublev in Grade A Semifinals; Pro Circuit Update

    Colette Lewis
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:12 pm
    At the memorial service yesterday for Sean Karl, a video produced by the University of Tennessee provided a look at the impact he had on the lives of those around him, particularly his coaches and teammates. If you knew Sean at all, I urge you watch it, with a box of tissues nearby. The celebration of the beauty of his life can't help but be bittersweet, knowing its impact must now continue without him.  The athletic department has also collected the stories and photos of and about Sean posted on Twitter in this post. The video is available here.At the ITF Grade A in Mexico City, the top…
  • My Interview with Blaz Rola; Mmoh, Blumberg Reach ITF Grade A Quarterfinals; Paul, Giron and Dome Advance to Futures Quarterfinals

    Colette Lewis
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Last week I had the opportunity to catch up with 2013 NCAA champion Blaz Rola, who was playing in the Champaign Challenger. I had not spoken to Rola since May of 2013, when he won the singles title at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Center at the University of Illinois, so I was eager to hear about his 18 months as a professional, and this article for the Tennis Recruiting Network is the result.He was looking forward to his trip to Sao Paolo Brazil for the ATP Challenger Finals, an eight-player year-end event. The tournament, which is similar to the ATP World Tour final in format, has two round robin…
  • Fritz Out, but Eight US Juniors Reach Third Round in Mexico Grade A; Prize Money Restrictions Remain at NCAA; Is Do-It-For-Me Culture Responsible for Decline in US Tennis?

    Colette Lewis
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    No. 2 seed Taylor Fritz was the day's major upset victim in the second round of the ITF Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano, losing to Jack Lin of Canada 1-6, 7-6, 7-6(5).  Fritz was rarely challenged on serve in the games I watched, and he led 4-1 in the final set tiebreaker, but Lin, ranked 279 in the ITF junior rankings compared to Fritz's 13, made fewer errors and played more aggressively in the final few points of the match.Fritz was the highest, but not the only seed to go out.  Liam Caruana defeated No. 13 seed Aziz Dougaz of Tunisia 6-0, 6-4, Tim Sandkaulen of Germany…
  • First Round Complete at ITF Grade A in Mexico; Katrina Adams Assumes USTA President's Role in January; James Blake to Join USTA?

    Colette Lewis
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The ITF Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano, which was moved from its calendar position at the first of the year for the first time, is underway in Mexico City, with the first round of singles now complete.US juniors make up a large percentage of the participants, with 20 US girls (including six qualifiers) and 14 US boys in the 64-player main draws.  Unfortunately 12 of the girls lost in the first round, including No. 15 seed Mia Horvit. Those reaching the second round are Usue Arconada(4), Michaela Gordon(12), Jessica Ho(14), Alexandra Sabe, Ingrid Neel, Raquel Pedraza and qualifiers…
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  • On-court antics: The 9.0 experiment

    Naf
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    So what had happened was, we were sitting at home, just minding our own business, and my husband gets a text."Would you play 9.0 if you got asked?"I shrugged. "Sure," I said, but seriously. Who would ask me? My USTA records are out there for the world to see. Let's be for real.An hour later, as I was getting the kids ready for bed, he peeks his head. "You need to sign up tonight. They sent you a team number."And that's how I ended up on a 9.0 team this season, people. Basically, they had a 5.0 player and needed a 4.0 woman to play with him, so they were in a pinch. The match was in two days.
  • State of the Fed Cup

    Naf
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Fed Cup, once again, came and went with nary a murmur on ESPN or most anywhere else. Well, except for this one small detail that the court it was played on was illegal.New York Times tennis writer Ben Rothenberg tweeted over the weekend that the ITF ruled the courts was just over the measured limit for speed, but that it was too late to do anything about it, so they would just play the FED CUP FINAL ON AN ILLEGAL COURT.I know, I know. You've sold the tickets. The people are there, the players are there, the show must go on. But I guess the main question is: Why is checking the court the…
  • On-court antics: 7.0 mixed

    Naf
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    I'm not much of a tennis snob. It's more like being a tennis whore.I will do anything to play more tennis, especially in the winter. Still, joining a 7.0 team as a 4.0 player might be considered going too far by some.But here is why I did it:1. The 7.0 season out here is twice the length of the 8.0 season. There are roughly a million teams, compared to eight for the 8.0 division.2. I thought it'd be easy. "I'm pretty good," I told myself. "I can carry a 3.0 player. So this will be just like practice for me -- you know, for 8.0 tennis. For the big dogs."What has happened since is not exactly…
  • Top of the heap

    Naf
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I get into how great Serena Williams is, let's give the WTA a huge big-ups for FINALLY reworking the WTA Championships doubles draw. It's not perfect. "Perfect" is the way the men do it with a round-robin for doubles as well as singles. But it was a giant step for womankind to expand the draw from four to eight teams. See, that right there is a tournament, OK? And how about Sania Mirza and Cara Black bringing home the trophy? What an interesting team -- built basically around Mirza dictating play with her forehand and Black just cleaning up on Aisle Loser. Very impressive stuff. Now,…
  • Farewell, Li Na

    Naf
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The reason I really liked Li Na is the same reason I really liked Mary Pierce. I can't remember who she was playing (Conchita Martinez?) the year she won the French Open, but Pierce was serving, and the camera zoomed in on her. As part of her serve motion preparation, Pierce held the ball closer to her face as she surveyed her opponent, and her hand was shaking. That's it. That's why I liked her – because she showed that even as she was en route to doing something huge in her career, she was nervous. Just like I would be, or anyone else. You never saw the shakes in Li Na – not like that.
 
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  • Tsonga Disappointed with French Crowd after Loss

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    After his loss to Stan Wawrinka in Lille, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga expresses frustration with the "tepid" French crowd. There was a record Davis Cup crowd of 27,432 spectators at Stade Pierre Mauroy on Friday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga says he could barely hear them. More Davis Cup: Monfils Brings French to Life with Rout of Federer After his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 shakedown at the hands of Stan Wawrinka in the first Rubber of France’s Davis Cup final with Switzerland, Tsonga didn’t mince words about the lack of vocal support he perceived to be hearing. "When the teams were…
  • Nadal’s Poker Victory – Federer’s Return – Djokovic’s Puppy Love

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    This week in tennis news brought us Roger Federer’s return to the court, Rafael Nadal’s impressive poker victory and Novak Djokovic’s puppy love. Plus, hear what Serena Williams had to say about adopting Caroline Wozniacki and see what Juan Martin del Potro is testing during the offseason. 
  • Video: Federer's Amazing Reflex Sky-Hook Volley vs. Monfils

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Things didn't go Roger Federer's way on Friday, but this reflex volley is one for the highlight reels nonethelessNot many things went right for Roger Federer today during his straight-sets loss at the hands of Gael Monfils, but Federer clearly improved as the match went on, as this sparkling break point save in the third set alludes to. Let's try that again. Here's Roger's hook shot reaction to Gael's net-poster: http://t.co/K5YYIASKJL — Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) November 21, 2014 Not only does Federer hang with Monfils in a very physical rally, he also knocks…
  • Roger Federer Practices in Lille ahead of Davis Cup

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    The 33-year-old tested out his back on the clay in Lille, France on Wednesday ahead of this weekend's Davis Cup final. Roger Federer took to the practice courts to test out his ailing back on Wednesday in France. Swiss Tennis officials were kind enough to post this video to give the public an idea of what Federer was able to do on the court.   Post by Swiss Tennis. With the first rubbers set to begin in less than 48 hours, Federer’s next practice will be crucial. Swiss Tennis also posted some pictures from the practice session: Roger #Federer is here for his first practice.
  • ATP Challenger Tour Finals Draw Announced

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Eight men with success on the challenger tour this season will compete in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the round robin event. The ATP Challenger Tour Finals draw was set on Tuesday with the event set to start at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Seven qualifiers and one wild card entrant will compete in a round robin format before advancing to the semifinals and finals. 125 ranking points and $91,000 in prize money will go to the champion. Video: Mirka Federer Calls Stan Wawrinka "Cry Baby" in London Players qualified for the event based on the number of challenger titles won over the season. Group A…
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  • Letter to DtL readers: An update from yours truly

    Rich Rodriguez
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    What's up, DtL readers?I wanted to let you know I'll be back to regular posting once the new tennis season begins. Since my last update, I've been busy working on a portfolio for my work and I really wanted to focus on it. It's taken some time but I'm happy to announce that it's live at RichRodriguezWrites.com. You can find links to my writing and PR work there.In the meantime, enjoy the Davis Cup final, the off-season, and see you in 2015!Rich
  • Ana Ivanovic to Bella magazine: "I don't meet too many guys."

    Rich Rodriguez
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    A striking Ana Ivanovic is featured on the cover and in a feature story for the Fall Fashion and Travel issue of Bella magazine. The magazine asked the former top lady baller about dating and relationships.I would say, yes - there is always time, if you meet the right person. One of the downsides of the job is that I am travelling so much, and I don't have so much time to go out and socialise, as people who have a more traditional job might do, so it's hard. I don't meet too many guys.Ana was formerly linked to ATP baller Fernando Verdasco and golfer Adam Scott. She was most recently rumored…
  • HOW NOT TO BE A GRACIOUS LOSER--JUST A LOSER--BY FABIO FOGNINI

    Rich Rodriguez
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Here's a story for all of you up-and-coming ballers out there that I'd like you to hear.You're a veteran on the ATP tour (Fabio Fognini) and you come up against a wild card ranked 553 in the world (Wang Chuhan), who is playing his first match on said tour in front of his country people in Shanghai. The match also happens to be the first round of a Masters 1000, a pretty big stage. Shockingly, he beats you 7-6 (5), 6-4 and is understandably ecstatic while you're understandably disappointed. So how do you react to this moment?CHOICE A: Purposefully bump into your conqueror CHOICE B: Flip off…
  • Maria Sharapova got an upgrade in flight and in print

    Rich Rodriguez
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Remember that time Maria Sharapova eye-spied a fellow passenger reading about her on a flight and tweeted about it? And remember how I was on-the-floor shocked that she, a former world No. 1 and 5-time Grand Slammer, was riding alongside her minions in coach class? Well, the Sugar Queen got an upgrade in more ways than one.Hey buddy, remember me? I got an upgrade and a front page picture. Miss you xoxo #whatadifferenceaweekmakes pic.twitter.com/Syzn4832FB— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) October 6, 2014Winning big titles makes EVERYTHING POSSIBLE.
  • QUOTE OF THE DAY: Tomas Berdych

    Rich Rodriguez
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    "I just said to my coach now that I probably played over 700 matches in my career, and I met guys like Andre, Roger, all those probably in their best times. But I have never, ever experienced anything like that."- A stunned Tomas Berdych after his 6-0, 6-2 drubbing at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the China Open finalHigh praise. The only time they were on the same playing field was right before the first ball was struck. Nole literally raced out to a 6-0, 5-0 lead before finally getting broken by Berd. It was simply an awesome performance against a quality opponent by the 5-time champ, who…
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  • 2014--year of the unexpected

    Diane
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Great speech from @Petra_Kvitova during Li Na's retirement ceremony at @ChinaOpen--> http://t.co/xgYMMz2Hqd #WTA pic.twitter.com/KUbV0BKcX9— WTA (@WTA) September 30, 2014In some great ways, and in some not so good ways, expectations were often not met in the 2014 season. The player expected to have a superior season had (her version of) a mediocre season right to the last quarter. A beloved player we hoped to see at least one more year was forced to leave the tour because of chronic injury, and two players who had faded from the spotlight decided it was time to get back in it and…
  • Czech Republic wins third Fed Cup title in four years

    Diane
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Led by @Petra_Kvitova, Czechs sweep #FedCup final vs. Germany 3-0. Third title in four years: http://t.co/hABQBw5Hdc pic.twitter.com/pv96ndOlyR— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) November 9, 2014No team has ever lost the first two rubbers of a Fed Cup final and come back to win the title. That was the job facing Germany today in Prague, and Angelique Kerber gave her all, but in the end, a tired, hurting Petra Kvitova found a way to defeat Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.  "It's for your country," said Kvitova after the match, "but always when you are not feeling great and you don't have enough energy, you…
  • Petko wins Tournament of Champions, Woz speeds through NYC

    Diane
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    .@AndreaPetkovic wins @WTATOCSofia w/ 16 64 63 victory over Pennetta, 3rd title of 2014-> http://t.co/xYL2Osri1f #WTA pic.twitter.com/wvXq4c80oA— WTA (@WTA) November 2, 2014Andrea Petkovic won her third title of 2014 today--the Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petkovic defeated Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, as the Italian faded in the final set from what appeared to be fatigue. Petkovic, whose season has turned into a successful comeback journey, is now number 14 in the world, and Pennetta (who knows more about "comeback" than anyone) is number 13. Meanwhile, Magda Linette…
  • Some thoughts about Singapore

    Diane
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Serena Williams ends her season on a high. Beats Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to win the #WTA Finals. http://t.co/wZK4EZi5Sj pic.twitter.com/fDyRpXDb06— SI Tennis  (@SI_Tennis) October 26, 2014The WTA Finals are over, and was that ever an interesting event. Consider some of the things that happened:Both Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic played superb tennis, which kind of "sealed" their comeback status in 2014.Simona Halep allowed Serena Williams to win only two games in one of their matches, and also delivered a rare bagel to the world number 1.Halep then pretty much fell apart during the…
  • White Group dissolves as Serena and Simona are last two standing in Singapore

    Diane
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    HIGHLIGHTS from @SerenaWilliams epic 3 set SF thriller over Wozniacki--> http://t.co/riVcpaALba #WTAFinals pic.twitter.com/Rwc06vlZZJ— WTA (@WTA) October 25, 2014.@Simona_Halep crushes Radwanska 62 62! Sets #WTAFinals final showdown vs Serena Williams--> http://t.co/L0dBTOertV pic.twitter.com/emg4vjj8Uz— WTA (@WTA) October 25, 2014Serena Williams had to put up a very Serenaesque fight to hold off Caroline Wozniacki in today's Singapore semifinal, but she did it, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. In the other semifinal, Simona Halep made rather routine work of Agnieszka Radwanska, beating her 6-2, 6-2…
 
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  • London or Paris? Plan Your Tennis Holiday

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    London or Paris? Have you started thinking about your summer vacation? With Roland Garros and Wimbledon back to back during the summer months, why not build tennis into a visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world? But you’re asking yourself; which one would suit me better next year? Below are the highlights of each city so you can decide which one is best for you and your family. Attractions Both cities are renowned for some of the most recognizable tourist landmarks in the world. London boasts the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, The Shard and the London Eye,…
  • Why You Should Travel to Monte-Carlo to Watch Tennis

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Why travel to Monte-Carlo? The bigger question; why wouldn’t you? The tennis calendar allows us to see the best tennis in some of the world’s most beautiful cities–and Monte-Carlo is no exception. Located at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera, the beautiful landscape alone is worth the trip. The average temperature in April is in the mid 70s and the sites, both modern and medieval, will fill your time in between exciting sessions of tennis.           Why go to the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters? This annual ATP 1000 event attracts all…
  • Where Can You Taste Vegemite and Toss a Boomerang?

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    When tennis fans think of the Australian Open, they think of fun. The anticipation of a new tennis year, Melbourne as a popular tourist destination, the summer sun, and the animated, enthusiastic crowds all combine to make a fantastic event. A tour to the Australian Open with Grand Slam Tennis Tours goes beyond that. As an official Australian Open tour operator, our packages feature luxury hotels, the best seats to watch the tennis, amazing hospitality, and so much more. Here’s a sample itinerary of a Grand Slam Tennis Tours package: Day 1: Arrive at the Langham Hotel, a 5-Star property…
  • Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    This week sees the start of the Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, featuring both the men’s and women’s game. What was initially looking like a strong line up for each event, both have been hit by some withdrawals, most notably that of Rafael Nadal and Li Na. Two time major winner Na has been forced to pull out of both the Rogers Cup and US Open with Nadal out for two to three weeks, putting his US Open place under threat. However, rather then seeing this as a disappointment, the withdrawals could open the series up completely, making for a close, well fought contest…
  • Isner Defends His Title in Atlanta

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    John Isner successfully defended his Atlanta Open title, defeating Israeli Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Isner looked comfortable throughout the majority of the match. At 6 foot 10 inches, Isner towered over his 5 foot 9 inch opponent and with the hot conditions also playing in his favor, the American was firing down serves 20mph faster than Sela. Breaking Sela’s first service game of the match was the early deciding factor. The Israeli player struggled to break back (no surprise there!). Isner now moves on to the next tournament in the series, the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Despite losing the…
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  • 2014 ATP Year in Review

    Todd.Spiker
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    There's no such thing as a "Mr.Backspin" award, but there are ATP lists. Lots and lots of lists.Much like the WTA, where four woman won slam titles and eight reached major finals in 2014, the men spread around the silver hardware this past season. Four different men won slams, including two first-timers from OUTSIDE the Big 4 circle. Six men filled the eight slam final slots, including at the U.S. Open, which saw the tour's first major men's final in more than nine and a half years that didn't include a Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray. The situation even jumped disciplines to the doubles,…
  • WTA Special: 2014 Players of the Year

    Todd.Spiker
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Galileo is currently on the "injured reserve" list and has a difficult time typing out his thoughts, so he'll have to forgo his weekly recaps for the remainder of the season. But he was quite the dedicated lot and managed to fight through the pain to deliver his WTA Players-of-the-Year list.So...*2014 WTA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR*1. Serena Williams...Williams had not had the top ranking since 2009 but in February of last year she took it off Vika Azarenka. Vika ,incidentally, is now ranked #32. She has already had a whole career with ups and downs and she's only 25. Mind you by the time Williams…
  • Wk.42- Six Degrees of Davydenko

    Todd.Spiker
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. "He's very fast. He plays like PlayStation," Del Potro said. "He runs to everywhere. It's very difficult to make winners."Yes I am talking about the mighty Davydenko. A four time semi-finalist [twice at the French and US] and a winner of the WTF, Davydenko cracked the Top 10 in 2005 and stayed there all the way until he was derailed by injury in 2010. He reached world number three in November of 2006 and won 21 titles overall, with several Masters thrown in there, too. Nikolay played for prize money but he also played because he enjoyed it, because he was the best. He…
  • Wk.41- The Little Frenchman That Could

    Todd.Spiker
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.There are some books we all read as kids. One of these books was called "The Little Engine That Could" and it was written in the 1930's. The French tennis train has broken down. And all the various Frenchmen -- or trains -- are too busy or otherwise distracted to deal with it. But not Gilles Simon. Simon is the little train that could. He is that train that will push the other broken train over that mountain. He is the little train, the overlooked train, the forgotten train. He is the train that is left to its own devices, the train that may sometimes not work…
  • Wk.40- If at First You Don’t Succeed...

    Todd.Spiker
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Yes, Djokovic has won 26 matches -- or something equally ridiculous number -- in a row in Beijing, but spare a thought for poor Milos Raonic. He has made three consecutive finals in Tokyo and lost them all in three sets. He has lost two of them to the same man. That has got to sting.Raonic has gone 14-5 in the tournament. In 2010 and 2011 he lost to Nadal in the second round but since then he has been one of the strongest performers. He lost to Nishikori in 2012, at love in the third set, Berdych the next year and now Nishikori again. He will try again next year,…
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    The Tennis Times

  • SteveGTennis is Down and Not Coming Back Online?

    The Insider
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    SteveGtennis is one of the oldest tennis results websites. I remember when I was playing tournament all over the place everyone player with a world ranking would just head to Steve G Tennis to see the latest results. However, this morning I noticed that the site is down and several hours later it is still down. Is this the end of Steve G Tennis? I hope not! Your reading: SteveGTennis is Down and Not Coming Back Online? originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • New TheTennisTimes Project – Scouting : We Need Community Help!

    The Insider
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Here at TheTennisTimes in the next few weeks we are going to be launching a big and ambitious community project. The project will be called – Scouting Im tired of going to the ITF site, ATP site, WTA site and Grand Slam sites and simply seeing completely wrong or blank players profiles. Thus, we are planning to start a player database, which will showcase thousands of players from both the ATP and WTA tours and will feature videos of those players. If you would like to contribute to the database then please get in touch. We are looking for help with collecting videos of players. If you…
  • Jarmere Jenkins Tries to Jump the Net and Lands on His Face (Video)

    The Insider
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    Jarmere Jenkins is a player who has been playing a lot of matches in Australia of late and his ranking is starting to rocket up. Here is a nice video of him playing Tennys Sandgren recently. I must admit… I did laugh! Your reading: Jarmere Jenkins Tries to Jump the Net and Lands on His Face (Video) originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Roger Federer Slow Motion Forehand

    The Insider
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Your reading: Roger Federer Slow Motion Forehand originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Andrea Hlaváčková Uses a GoPro to Showcase Behind the Scenes at the Fed Cup

    The Insider
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Your reading: Andrea Hlaváčková Uses a GoPro to Showcase Behind the Scenes at the Fed Cup originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
 
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    TennisCrowd.com

  • 4.0 Drills & Skills Workout at Tennis Center Sand Point

    Scott
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    4.0 Drills & Skills is a new tennis program we’ve started at Tennis Center Sand Point in Seattle, WA. A few of us felt like we’re just playing USTA and practice matches and not working enough on stroke development and fitness. And there aren’t many good programs around the 4.0 level in Seattle to do this. Thus, these are the stated goals for each of these weekly sessions: PROGRAM GOALS – Hit a lot of balls – Tweak technique and mechanics – Run to get a good workout – Less focus on strategy/situational play – Convenient: Not required to…
  • Review: Tennis and Wine Camps in Walla Walla, WA

    Scott
    17 Jan 2013 | 10:14 pm
    Walla Walla, WAAhh, tennis and wine camp. And tennis players like to eat nice food and drink some good wine. Who doesn’t? What if I told you that there existed such a place, that not only combines tennis with food and wine, but is some of the most fun tennis you’ve ever played but also some of the single most amazing wine dinners you’ve ever had? And it happens day-after-day, night-after-night. Enter Tennis and Wine Camp at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Walla Walla, WA Before I go on, you should get to know this town of Walla Walla (view map), the city so nice they…
  • Amount of Calories Burned by Different Sports

    Scott
    4 Jan 2013 | 1:29 pm
    The fine folks over at Nutristrategy have calculated the calories burned per hour of various sports and athletics. Below is the list of how many calories are burned from performing each sport or activity. Though there are far more intensive sports out there, playing singles tennis is fairly good. But for doubles players even grooming horses is more of a workout. Regardless, tennis isn’t nearly as lame as the other sport game it is often compared to — golf. Both mowing the lawn and cleaning gutters burn more calories, and are more fun, than golf. ACTIVITY, EXERCISE OR SPORT (1…
  • Videos of the Most Amazing Tennis Points of 2012

    Scott
    3 Jan 2013 | 9:59 am
    As we welcome 2013 we look back on the most amazing tennis points of 2012. Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, and so many more brought some truly amazing tweeners, drop shots, unbelievable gets, and more stunning shots. Here are the highlights in a two-part video. PART ONE PART TWO
  • Top 10 Things in Tennis that Need to Change

    Scott
    28 Dec 2012 | 2:01 pm
    Pro and recreational tennis have come a long way since the birth of the sport. But that’s no reason not to seek continuous improvement. Here are 10 things that need to change in 2013 to improve the sport. 10. Rafa’s absence Is he injured or not? Stomach virus is causing him to withdraw from the Australian Open three weeks before the event? His knees are better? We need Nadal to start playing or officially retire. He is missed. 9. Get rid of the let serve At all levels, not just the NCAA. Let’s play service lets in the pros and USTA leagues. Netcord aces would be thrilling…
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    Tennis Guru » Tennis Guru

  • Live Stream: Benneteau/Gasquet v Chiudinelli/Lammer Davis Cup 2014 Final

    Tennis Guru
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The Live Stream: Benneteau/Gasquet v Chiudinelli/Lammer Davis Cup 2014 Final is available here. The highly anticipated clash between the Swiss and French tennis superstars will take place at the state of the art Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Davis Cup is indeed considered the World Cup of Tennis and fans from all over will see whether Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer will add another achievement in his incredible career by winning the Davis Cup for his home country for the first time. Watch Live Stream: Benneteau/Gasquet v Chiudinelli/Lammer Davis Cup 2014 Final Access the LINKS here…
  • Live Stream: Monfils vs Wawrinka Davis Cup 2014 Final

    Tennis Guru
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Live Stream: Monfils vs Wawrinka Davis Cup 2014 Final is available here. The highly anticipated clash between the Swiss and French tennis superstars will take place at the state of the art Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Davis Cup is indeed considered the World Cup of Tennis and fans from all over will see whether Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer will add another achievement in his incredible career by winning the Davis Cup for his home country for the first time. Watch Live Stream: Monfils vs Wawrinka Davis Cup 2014 Final Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 |…
  • Live Stream: Tsonga vs Federer Davis Cup 2014 Final

    Tennis Guru
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The Live Stream: Tsonga vs Federer Davis Cup 2014 Final is available here. The highly anticipated clash between the Swiss and French tennis superstars will take place at the state of the art Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Davis Cup is indeed considered the World Cup of Tennis and fans from all over will see whether Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer will add another achievement in his incredible career by winning the Davis Cup for his home country for the first time. Watch Live Stream: Tsonga vs Federer Davis Cup 2014 Final Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 |…
  • Live Stream: Federer vs Monfils Davis Cup 2014 Final

    Tennis Guru
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Live Stream: Federer vs Monfils Davis Cup 2014 Final is available here. The highly anticipated clash between the Swiss and French tennis superstars will take place at the state of the art Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Davis Cup is indeed considered the World Cup of Tennis and fans from all over will see whether Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer will add another achievement in his incredible career by winning the Davis Cup for his home country for the first time. Watch Live Stream: Federer vs Monfils Davis Cup 2014 Final Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 |…
  • Live Stream: Wawrinka vs Tsonga Davis Cup 2014 Final

    Tennis Guru
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Live Stream: Wawrinka vs Tsonga Davis Cup 2014 Final is available here. The highly anticipated clash between the Swiss and French tennis superstars will take place at the state of the art Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Davis Cup is indeed considered the World Cup of Tennis and fans from all over will see whether Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer will add another achievement in his incredible career by winning the Davis Cup for his home country for the first time. Watch Live Stream: Wawrinka vs Tsonga Davis Cup 2014 Final Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 |…
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  • Advantages of Using Artificial Clay Tennis Courts

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Advantages of Using Artificial Clay Tennis CourtsAs a sport, tennis is growing in popularity worldwide with many youngsters looking to follow in the footsteps of their favourite sporting stars. This means the demand for high quality training facilities is also on the increase as the athletes of tomorrow need the right place to develop their skills. However it’s sometimes difficult for schools and local tennis clubs to provide the best courts and facilities while trying to stick within a budget. This is where an artificial clay tennis court can be an extremely useful and cost effective…
  • Davis Cup Final : Roger and Stan to Lead Switzerland

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Roger and Stan to Lead Switzerland In Davis Cup Final vs. France The Davis Cup final is almost here and Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will lead Switzerland's hope of winning its first Davis Cup title against France. Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer will be also in the team.The tie will be held on an indoor clay court at the 27,000-seat Pierre Stade Mauroy in Lille, France, 21-23 November.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet will play for France. Federer has a 37-7 Davis Cup Win/Loss record, he won all five of his singles rubbers this year and could…
  • Nole wins Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    Nole wins Barclays ATP World Tour Finals titleNovak Djokovic won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title, his fourth season finale crown, when Roger Federer withdrew due to a back injury ahead of Sunday’s final at The O2 in London."We always give 100 per cent," said Djokovic. "I'm sure that if he could've played, he would've done. So I wish him the best in his recovery."I'm not one of those players that celebrates these particular wins, but I have to reflect on the whole season. This trophy is definitely the crown for all the achievements that I had this year. I owe the credit to my team,…
  • Federer withdrew from Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    Federer withdrew from Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Roger Federer pulled out ahead of the championship match at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals due to a back injury. He made the announcement to fans on Sunday at The O2 in London following the doubles trophy ceremony.Novak Djokovic, his opponent in the final at The O2 in London, won a pro set 8-5 against Andy Murray. The Briton then teamed up with John McEnroe in a doubles exhibition match to beat Tim Henman and Pat Cash 8-6."Unfortunately, I'm not match fit to play the match tonight," said Federer on court. "Clearly I wish it wasn't so. I…
  • Federers destroys Murray, reaches semis at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

    14 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Federers destroys Murray, reaches semis at Barclays ATP World Tour FinalsRoger Federer crushed Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 in 56 minutes and qualified for the semi-finals at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals..“It wasn't what I was looking for when I went on the court,” said Murray. “Everything he tried tonight came off. He has the ability to do that. I now have six, seven weeks before the next tournament. I have time to work on some stuff.”“I had the upper hand from the baseline, which hasn't always happened against him,” said Federer. “But I definitely was able to play on my terms.
 
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    Tennis Fixation

  • Best Holiday Gifts for Tennis Players – 2014 Women’s Edition

    Kim Selzman
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s time, once again, for my annual gift guide – Best Holiday Gifts for Tennis Players! I love putting together lists of my favorite tennis gifts to give (and to get). This year I’ve decided to do several editions of my gift guide – to cover every possible player at every possible price point. So this first one is my “Women’s Edition” – just for the ladies. If you’re looking for the perfect present for your favorite female tennis partner, pal or special someone or if you just want something to reward yourself for a season well-played,…
  • Foam Rolling Video for Tennis Players – Legs

    Kim Selzman
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have been super tight lately, especially in my legs. Maybe it’s the colder weather. Maybe it’s just me getting older. (Ugh.) Whatever, I’ve been using my foam roller more and more to help stretch and loosen my legs. This handy little piece of equipment can really help dig into your muscles and is almost as good as getting a massage. Almost. I put together this very, very short video showing my favorite foam rolling exercises for my legs. Please note – this is not a high quality video AT ALL. I am trying really hard to learn how to do videos as I have tons of ideas…
  • Where To Stand When You’re Serving – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 60

    Kim Selzman
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I just played a doubles match where one of my opponents stood in the doubles alley (behind the baseline of course) when hitting her serve. She did this on both sides of the court, throughout the match and was really good at placing her serve all over the service box. Since this is such an exaggerated and unusual place to stand, I wanted to be sure and let you know what the rules have to say on this particular stance. In this episode, we’ll look at ITF Rules 17 and 18 which give you the answer. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with…
  • Simple Tennis Tips – Hit Through The Ball

    Kim Selzman
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    No matter what stroke you hit in tennis, you need to complete your stroke. This is especially true when hitting ground strokes. Whether it’s a forehand or a backhand, you must complete your stroke. A simple tennis tip to help with this is to hit through the ball. Don’t stop at contact. Hit through and complete your shot. Happy Tennis! © Kim Selzman 2014 All Rights Reserved If you enjoyed this article . . . There's plenty more! Sign up for FREE Tennis Fixation Weekly Updates and you'll receive my FREE eBook "10 Quick Fixes To Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required!"
  • Talking on the Tennis Court – Tennis Quick Tips Episode 59

    Kim Selzman
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve been listening to Tennis Quick Tips for any length of time, you know I always ask you to send in your questions. And I recently got some really good ones from Astrid in Chicago. Good enough that I wanted to answer them in a podcast. So, in this episode, let’s talk about talking on the tennis court. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes. SHOW NOTES: Here’s the email I recently received from Tennis…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • New Web Series – NOW & THEN

    The British Pathé Archive
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    We’ve launched a new series on the British Pathé YouTube channel in which we will compare life in the present to life in the past. It’s called Did You Know – Now & Then. The first episode covers the topic of smoking and the change in the perception of cigarettes over time. It takes you from the introduction of cigarettes in the Western world to smoking’s apotheosis as a social phenomenon, and to its fall in popularity in recent years. Our second episode, on obesity, will be released shortly. Don’t forget to subscribe and to let us know your thoughts on…
  • Centenary of the Rohilla Tragedy

    The British Pathé Archive
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It is 100 years since the WW1 hospital ship HMHS Rohilla sank off the coast of Whitby. The passenger steamer was part of the British Indian Steam Navigation Company fleet and was called up for service at the outbreak of the war. It ran aground in stormy seas a short time later with the loss of 83 lives. The British Pathé archive has footage of the sinking and the rescue effort. Amazingly, Titanic survivor Mary Kezia Roberts was also aboard and survived the disaster. British Pathé also has coverage of Titanic survivors arriving in New York aboard the Carpathia. Titanic’s sister ship…
  • Crime of the Century

    The British Pathé Archive
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    It is 80 years since the arrest of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the “Crime of the Century” – the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg’s baby son. Pathé News covered the story from beginning to end, and key films from the archive are presented below. The crime remains shocking even eight decades later. _________________________________________________________________ BABY ‘LINDY’ KIDNAPPED (1932) Views of Charles Lindbergh’s home – just after his baby son was kidnapped – from a British Pathé newsreel released in cinemas on 14 March 1932.
  • Celebrate Scotland

    The British Pathé Archive
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    In a previous post, we looked at a selection of films related to Scottish Independence. Now, with the referendum date looming, we’ve dived into our entire Scottish archive. We’ve compiled a sample of some of the finest 20th century reporting on Scotland and, as with our First World War centenary collection, organised them by topic. The films are presented on a single navigable page for the first time. You’ll find coverage of North Sea oil, NATO and nuclear power, as well as terrific celebrations of Scottish culture. You’ll even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness…
  • Invented in World War One

    The British Pathé Archive
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In two new videos from Indy (our man in cyberspace), British Pathé presents some inventions that were rather surprisingly developed for the First World War - all of which we still use today! View the videos below. _________________________________________________________________ WWW.BRITISHPATHE.COM WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/BRITISHPATHE Tagged: British Pathe, First World War, Great War, Inventions, Technology, World War 1, World War One, WW1
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    Tech Spotlight

  • Updates (New apartment! New business!)

    Bruce Spring
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Or, “I could make the bad vlogs good for a weekend.” Hello! Happy fall-almost-winter! This video’s coming at you in four parts. Me on The Billfold: http://thebillfold.com/user/7037/amanda-mcloughlin How to Adult: http://youtube.com/learnhowtoadult Beehive Resumes: http://www.beehiveresumes.com. Use discount code YT2014 for 30% off all services through the end of the year! Thanks for watching! If you like what I do, please consider commenting, liking, and/or subscribing. Twitter: http://twitter.com/shessomickey Tumblr: http://geekerrific.tumblr.com Goodreads:…
  • AA945 DFW-SCL American Airlines Dallas to Santiago New Business Class 4K HD

    Bruce Spring
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    American Airlines New Herringbone Seats in 777-200 AA945 DFW-SCL American Airlines Dallas to Santiago New Business Class 4K HD
  • Destiny: NEW Exotic Shotgun – SWEET BUSINESS – Weapon Stats & Mod Review – The Dark Below

    Bruce Spring
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Sweet Business Exotic Shotgun Stat & Mod Review If You Enjoyed The Video, Consider Leaving A LIKE Thanks. Get your custom controller here – http://goo.gl/eN1enY Use Code “dpj” for 5% off! Info taken from – http://destinytracker.com/ Hey guys, in this video we take a look at the Sweet Business Exotic Shotgun from the Dark Below DLC in Destiny! Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dpjsc08 Subscribe to my channel here – http://goo.gl/qPP7K All My Destiny Videos – http://goo.gl/vVyLOD In the above playlist you will find Hints, Tips & Tricks,…
  • Google’s New Business for Small middle Scale

    Bruce Spring
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Google’s New Business for Small middle Scale
  • New Business Ideas – 2014 and 2015 Online Business Ideas

    Bruce Spring
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    http://www.nobspayday.com New business ideas for 2014 and 2015 have been released and the internet is growing at an exponential rate while more and more people look to do business online New Business Ideas – 2014 and 2015 Online Business Ideas
 
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    Foot Fault

  • Melanie Oudin Needs Heart and Eye Procedures

    FFault
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Melanie Oudin Needs Heart and Eye Procedures abcnews.go.com Melanie Oudin who is a professional American tennis player will have to have a procedure for a heart condition and then afterwards a surgery for an eye problem.FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2009, file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, returns to Elena Dementieva, of Russia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 for a heart condition, and surgery later this month for an eye problem. Oudin who is 23 years…
  • Audible Obscenity: The Legend of Sesil Karatantcheva

    FFault
    17 Jul 2013 | 1:24 pm
      As night fell in Bulgaria’s capital, a sickly sinister haze swept across its streets, swooping and swirling as it stole into every home, indiscriminately engulfing each inhabitant in turn and dragging them under some deathly trance. The clouds rapidly assembled with military efficiency, and before long were unleashing a torrent of showers; the rain drops seeking out every last millimetre of the city, leaving no spot untouched. The freezing night air carried with it the sound of rustling and scuttling and hooting and hawing as the deadly creatures of the night furiously rose at once.
  • But Just How Successful Was Maria Sharapova Under Thomas Hogstedt?

    FFault
    12 Jul 2013 | 4:07 pm
    By Wimbledon, the desperation had escalated. Maria Sharapova had successfully completed her conquest of The Rest, arriving at The Championships on a 31-match winning streak against all but one player. She had imposed her majestic superiority over every last serf to wearily cross her path. With two victories across two surfaces, she had even seemingly ousted the omnipresent irritant Victoria Azarenka, a player who – at least in Sharapova’s eyes – had ripped-off her entire approach to the game, tainted it with her typically unsporting antics and laughable injuries, then had…
  • A Dirtballing Hell – By Lourdes Dominguez Lino and Alexandra Dulgheru

    FFault
    10 Jul 2013 | 3:53 am
    If the crusty, flickering and static security camera that provided the pictures for this monumental matchup didn’t, in itself, shrilly scream out “DO NOT ENTER” to those who attempted to watch; then the placement of this match-up on an inglorious court Z, a court inherently opposed to the mere notion of spectators by way of its lack of seating was warning enough. Only a handful of crazed onlookers – probably of some relation to the competitors – braved the match from pillar to post. The rest of the spectating was accomplished – and it was an accomplishment…
  • Marion Bartoli’s Final Flourish

    FFault
    7 Jul 2013 | 4:11 am
    There is nothing more perpetually frightening in women’s tennis than the sight an opponent, finally free from all the crippling shackles of nerves bred by pressure, bombastically swinging back from out of a seemingly impossible hole. On the 6th year anniversary of her rise to elite prominence after downing Justine Henin in the semifinals of the same event, Marion Bartoli found herself in this very position as she closed in on her childhood dream. In fact, her 6-1 5-1 lead in a Wimbledon final was probably far beyond the imagination of any tennis player. It felt too perfect – too…
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    OnCourt Advantage - Tennis: Live it, Learn it, Love it!

  • ATP Tour Finals 2014 in London

    OnCourt Advantage
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    The 2014 ATP Tour Finals are the season-ending finale for ATP Tour tournament calendar, where The ATP Tour champion (year-end World No.1) will be crowned. The official name of the ATP Tour Finals due to title sponsorship naming rights is the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and the official website is: barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en Get your ATP Finals […]
  • Sharapova, Williams and Wawrinka advance at US Open

    OnCourt Advantage
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Venus Williams silenced her critics last week as she beat Timea Bacsinsky in the US Open second round. The older Williams sister took a 6-1, 6-4 victory over her Swiss rival, and celebrated as she enjoyed one of her best seasons for a while. After making it through to the final in Montreal earlier this […]
  • Wimbledon 2014 Women’s Singles Final

    OnCourt Advantage
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Who do you think will win the Wimbledon women’s singles final today? The final commences at 9pm Singapore time i.e. 2pm local time in the UK and you can check the odds at allpro. 2011 Wimbledon champion 24-year-old Petra Kvitová takes on No.13 seed Genie Bouchard. Kvitova, the 1.83m left-handed Czech has the edge in both […]
  • Wimbledon Women’s Prize Money Evolution 1963 to 2013

    OnCourt Advantage
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The evolution of the Wimbledon prize money awarded to the women over the past 50 years i.e. 1963 to 2013, is covered in an interesting info graphic you can see below or in its original full size at this link-> Evolution of Sports. The 2013 Wimbledon prize money for the women’s singles champion was increased […]
  • Wimbledon 2014

    OnCourt Advantage
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam played on natural grass courts. Wimbledon has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) since 1887. The 2014 edition of The Championships run from the first day of qualifying on Monday 16 June through to Sunday 6 July for the Gentlemen’s Singles Final. I encourage you to “Follow” […]
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    Everyball Tennis

  • SpoRt

    Everyball Tennis
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Young person at first job interview answering the question: 'So what did sport teach you?': Well, SpoRt taught me the 4 R's: Respect - I learned to respect the rules, officials, the competition and I learned to respect the value of hard work and commitment Resilience - I learned to bounce back quickly from disappointment, ready to 'go again' with my best effort Responsibility - I learned about 'the ability to respond' by being totally prepared for whatever my sport was going to throw at me Self-Reflection - simply I learned to reflect on 'what went well' and 'even better if' to enable me to…
  • The ultimate in pre-match preparation

    Everyball Tennis
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Now let's play! Download IMG_0169.MOV
  • Sisters???

    Everyball Tennis
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    No but great training partners who ran their socks off tonight! Well done girls - committed to everyball!!
  • Fantastic news for Alice Patch as she also signs for US college tennis

    Everyball Tennis
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    And it's Utah State for Alice! Great opportunities lie in tennis - university, coaching, playing, administration and management. U.S. College scholarships a great return on investment for the years of energy, time and finances ploughed into a junior career. Our very own Jemima King is our resident expert and places several athletes a year into university in the states. Great also to see GB university programme developing with uni camp being held at NTC this week.
  • Georgie signs for Long Beach State - California girl!

    Everyball Tennis
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Congrats to Everyball’s Georgie Sanders in signing for Long Beach State University.  See this link for the story.http://m.longbeachstate.com/m/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/111314aaa.html
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • Switzerland Win Maiden Davis Cup Title in Lille

    Jonathan
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Another trophy for the Federer cabinet here as he helped Team Switzerland win their first ever Davis Cup trophy at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. With Stan playing lights out in his win against Tsonga on Friday and Fedrinka cruising the doubles yesterday that gave Roger a chance to put the tie to bed in ...The post Switzerland Win Maiden Davis Cup Title in Lille appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Fit to Play Davis Cup Final

    Jonathan
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Hey all, a bit late posting this but Roger’s announced that he’s playing in tomorrow’s Davis Cup singles match vs. Gael Monfils in Lille. It’s been quite a low key week in terms of genuine tennis news and other than a brief 20 minute practice session on Wednesday the Swiss Camp didn’t really reveal much ...The post Federer Fit to Play Davis Cup Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer Withdraws From ATP World Tour Finals

    Jonathan
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hey guys, I’m sure most of you have already heard the news but Roger has been forced to withdraw from the finals in London due to a back injury. I briefly mentioned in my post that he may have tweaked his back during the tie breaker yesterday vs. Wawrinka and it turns out that was ...The post Roger Federer Withdraws From ATP World Tour Finals appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Overcomes Wawrinka at World Tour Finals

    Jonathan
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    A nail biter of a match here as Roger saved 4 match points en route to defeating Stan Wawrinka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6) in two hours and 48 minutes at the ATP World Tour Finals. Few expected this one to be so close considering the form Roger has shown all week but Stan had the upperhand ...The post Federer Overcomes Wawrinka at World Tour Finals appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Sublime Federer Dispatches Murray in London

    Jonathan
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    A demolition job here for Federer as he crushed Murray 6-0 6-1 in just 56 minutes to book his spot in the Semi Finals at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The win sees the Swiss top group B with 3 wins from 3 and he’s yet to drop a set. Murray came into ...The post Sublime Federer Dispatches Murray in London appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
 
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    Tennis Grandstand

  • Roger Federer Is On A Mission In London

    Walker
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you’ve listened to Roger Federer’s interviews in the past several months, whenever the topic of long-term goals or things he still hopes to accomplish comes up, he talks about regaining the #1 ranking in the world. We wrote recently about his quest for #1 in an article about his remaining career milestones, but the fact remains that a year ago, attaining the top ranking again seemed impossible for the Swiss. Federer was undoubtedly on the decline, Andy Murray finally had a couple Grand Slam championships under his belt, and Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic looked to be in a…
  • John McEnroe and Jim Courier Kick Off New Tennis Offerings at Casa de Campo

    Walker
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Tennis legends John McEnroe and Jim Courier kicked off the new tennis offerings at the Casa de Campo Resort by competing a special exhibition match November 7. The appearance by the two tennis Hall of Famers was part of the resort’s effort to raise the profile of its tennis offerings at its 16-court tennis center. Expertly deemed “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure and “Best Tennis Facility” by USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry), Casa de Campo’s La Terraza Tennis Center is an integral component to Casa de…
  • IPTL Tennis To Air Live on Pay-Per-View In United States Via Integrated Sports Media

    Walker
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), the inaugural international city-based professional tennis league featuring legendary players such as Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, will be available for live viewing via TV and on-line pay-per-view in the United States by Integrated Sports Media beginning November 28th through the conclusion of the season on December 13. All 24 matches of the highly anticipated inaugural season will be available on both cable and satellite pay-per-view – live and for replay – via iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH and…
  • “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time” Book Released

    Walker
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time,” the new book by sportswriter Sandra Harwitt that documents the stories of the best-ever Jewish tennis players, is now available for sale by New Chapter Press. “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time” is a guide to the best and most influential Jewish tennis players in the history of the sport and includes features and biographies of the greatest players, stories of both break-out success and anti-Semitism. Beginning with the Italian Baron Umberto de Morpurgo in the 1920s, the book features stories such as the best German player…
  • Roger Federer Continues To Chase Career Milestones

    Walker
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    By Michael Lemort   Could Federer win the Davis Cup for the first time of his career and be No. 1 again by the end of the season? After his success in Shanghai, his 23rd Masters 1000 title, with a victory over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinal, Roger Federer became No. 2 at the race, overtaking Rafael Nadal. After a very solid year, even though he didnt win a major title, the Swiss player could manage to finish the year ranked No. 1 if he obtains better results than Djokovic in the last tournaments left this year. He is playing Basle, his home tournament (where he reached the…
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    10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls

  • ROGER FEDERER & THE SWISS TEAM CELEBRATE WINNING THE DAVIS CUP, EPA PHOTO GALLERY

    Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures after beating Richard Gasquet of France in their singles match of the Davis Cup World Final between France and Switzerland at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France, 23 November 2014. Switzerland won 3-1. EPA/YOAN VALAT                                                                                                …
  • ROGER FEDERER REALLY IS BETTERER ! SWISS MEN’S TENNIS BEAT THE HEAVILY STACKED TEAM OF MONFILS, GASQUET, TSONGA, SIMON, BENNETEAU

    Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Swiss Davis Cup team players celebrate with the trophy after defeating France in the Davis Cup World Final at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France, 23 November 2014. Switzerland won 3-1. EPA/YOAN VALAT                                                                                                                …
  • SWITZERLAND WINS 2014 DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS

    Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Editors notes : 10sballs.com congratulates the Swiss Team. It was a great finals. Roger Federer who looked shaky to even play this weekend. ( Back Issues) Came thru to show the world he is "THE GOAT " it can't be denied now. He has added the Dwight Davis Cup to his trophy case. We think the addition of the Auzzie David MacPherson as a doubles consultant was a brilliant move. Roger and Stan played the best doubles match that we've seen them play together. The final with Roger playing Dick Gasquet was sheer brilliance and magical tennis to watch. The awards ceremony and comraderie was the best.
  • DYNAMIC DUO OF STAN WAWRINKA & ROGER FEDERER BEAT THE FRENCH TEAM IN STRAIGHT SETS , TENNIS NEWS HERE BY RICKY DIMON

    Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Swiss win doubles rubber, give Federer chance to clinch Davis Cup title   By Ricky Dimon   Switzerland is one match victory away from its first Davis Cup title after winning Saturday's doubles rubber against France in Lille. The visitors were led by the 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning duo of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who blew past Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in just two hours and 12 minutes.   As a result, the Swiss will triumph on Sunday if either Federer beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or if Wawrinka gets the best of Gael Monfils.   Roger Federer…
  • GAEL MONFILS EPA PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE DAVIS CUP FINAL, ALEJANDRO’S PICKS

    Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Gael Monfils of France reacts during his first day's single match of the Davis Cup World Final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France, 21 November 2014. EPA/YOAN VALAT                                                                                                              …
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    Second Serve

  • Five reasons to love sports talk radio

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    In case you didn’t know, the San Francisco Giants are playing in the World Series for the third time in five years. They’re trying to win the ultimate baseball championship yet again, after triumphing in 2010 and 2012. And there’s nowhere better for Giants fans to get all the stats and commentary — essentially, to live the game right alongside the team, than on sports talk radio. In the Bay Area, we listen to KNBR, “the sports leader.” They have two stations, AM 680 and AM 1050, plus online access. They’re the official radio broadcasters for Giants baseball, Warriors basketball,…
  • Five MORE ways to return to exercise

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    How’s your return to exercise going? I’m gradually resuming my prior activity level, although I’ll admit I’m aching more than I was before I stopped working out to go on vacation. Not sure why this is going on, but I’ll hope it has to do with using muscles I had ignored, and not with getting older! Today I’m adding to the tips in my last post with five more “do’s” and “don’ts” to consider when you return to exercise. 1. Do try something new Trying a new sport or activity can stimulate your mind at the same time as you’re exercising your body. There…
  • How to start exercising again

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Why is it so hard to start exercising again? I took off two weeks in August, and resuming my fitness routine has made September tiring, as well as frustrating. It’s not that I work out super hard anyway. But this month I feel stiff and sore, fat and out of shape. Spin class and tennis practice — things that I generally enjoy doing — have challenged me just to complete the workouts. So I’ve been reviewing my own tips for how to start exercising after a break — whether that break is a week or several years long. Here are some “do’s” and…
  • Travel to developing countries?

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    My last post explored impressions from a recent family trip to Guatemala. I talked about confronting my experience of travel at midlife, as well as external factors that contributed to a sense I probably won’t return to this beautiful country. Although I loved traveling there with my younger son and husband, I nevertheless felt discouraged about the enormity of the issues that Guatemala and Central America overall are facing. In general, I wonder how much more travel to developing countries I will do. Busy marketplace in Chichicastenango, Guatemala My reaction to Guatemala’s economic…
  • Last vacation in Guatemala

    rosales.anne@gmail.com (Anne Rosales)
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    We vacationed in Guatemala this year. It was my second trip to the country — our entire family had visited in 2005. While I enjoyed both trips a great deal, this time was likely my last visit to Guatemala. At least it was my last visit for the purpose of vacation — perhaps I’ll have an opportunity to do community service there, but I’ve realized I’m nearing an end to my long-held interest in travel to developing countries where they speak Spanish. With my husband at Lago de Atitlán, a volcano-rimmed lake Why? In large part, my tastes have changed as I’ve grown older. It…
 
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    The Changeover

  • Behind the Scenes: An Interview with Commentator Nick Lester

    Changeover Writing Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    A familiar voice—if not a familiar face—to many tennis fans, Nick Lester sat down with Ana Mitrić to talk about his start in tennis, the ins and outs of commentating, and his season-ending ATP and ITF assignments. Nick Lester began playing tennis at eight years old when his parents took him to a nearby club in the Hertfordshire town where he grew up. Back then, kids were taught the basics through what was called, in England, “short tennis.” Although he was also involved in football and squash as a boy, Nick loved every minute of tennis and credits his parents for introducing him to…
  • Does the Davis Cup Matter?

    Changeover Writing Staff
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    By Andrew Eccles   Yes, it’s a provocative headline. But it’s a question that has been on my mind for a number of months, particularly as hype around Switzerland’s campaign has grown, and even more since I had the pleasure of attending part of the semi-final in Geneva just over a month ago. I think the question is worth asking, because I can’t think of another tennis event that so divides fans in terms of prominence. There are tournaments that are universally recognised, like the Grand Slams, or large scale events like Miami, or Rome. There are also tennis occasions that are…
  • World Tour Finals: Shambolic or A Wake-Up Call?

    Changeover Writing Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    #459079236 / gettyimages.com By Abigail Johnson Despite the general wish to forget it all, it seems that the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals will most definitely go down in tennis history: As the most shambolic mess of a year ending championships in memorable times. Well, that’s what endless Twitter comments and tournament reviews would have you believe. While there are obviously stand-out failures from this year’s finals, pretty much all that’s been seen in the last week are countless cries of negativity. It’s high time to look at it all in a different light. To call them…
  • World Tour Finals Semifinals Preview

    Changeover Writing Staff
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    By Anusha Rasalingam Well, for those of us who have been watching the round robin portion of the singles tournament, there have been a lot more bagels and breadsticks than we anticipated or, in all honesty, wanted. But, after a topsy-turvy year, the four semifinalists advancing to Saturday’s semifinals are excellent ambassadors for the year that’s been. Needless to say, we’re hoping the matches prove to be much more competitive than the thrashings that took place in the round robin portion of the tournament. We’ve had enough breadsticks and bagels to last us a while.
  • Stop, Drop and Roll: Thoughts from the WTF First Round

    Changeover Writing Staff
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    By Anusha Rasalingam If you blinked, you may have missed the first round matches in the ATP’s World Tour Finals in London. While the run-up to London had an exciting race to find out who would qualify, the first two days have reflected the general tale of the ATP these days: predictable wins for the top players. While not competitive, per se, the matches certainly were illustrative of the ATP’s 2014 storylines. 1. Andy Murray is close, but not quite back #458688770 / gettyimages.com It’s impossible to second-guess a medical decision, but the past year has shown that Andy Murray’s back…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • South Africans Anderson & Klaasen End Year In ATP World Top 20

    Ashley
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    2014 tennis season was a great one for South Africans Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen. Singles player Anderson finished the season ranked career high number ... The post South Africans Anderson & Klaasen End Year In ATP World Top 20 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South Africa Draws Turkey in Davis Cup

    Ashley
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    The Davis Cup 2015 draw is out. South Africa will travel to Turkey in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup Euro Africa Zone Group ... The post South Africa Draws Turkey in Davis Cup appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Chevron Nigeria On A Mission To Reposition Nigeria As Tennis Nation

    Ashley
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Chevron Nigeria is on a mission to reposition Nigeria as a tennis nation through its tennis clinic. It started this initiative in 1999, in hopes of ... The post Chevron Nigeria On A Mission To Reposition Nigeria As Tennis Nation appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Cara Black May Hang Up Her Racquet

    Ashley
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    If the rumor is true, Cara Black will hang up her racquet at the end of the year, wrapping up her brilliant career in fine ... The post Cara Black May Hang Up Her Racquet appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South African Receives GLIAC Honor

    Ashley
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    South African receives GLIAC honor. Sandra Cvetanovic was named All-GLIAC  Second Team. The Michigan Tech student put together a 6-6 mark in GLIAC singles play at ... The post South African Receives GLIAC Honor appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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    Rafael Nadal Fans

  • Rafael Nadal makes People’s Sexiest Man Alive list

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:59 pm
    While “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth has won the title of People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Rafael Nadal also has been listed among the magazine’s annual list of hunky guys. To be honest, we are not surprised at all to see Rafa’s name on the list of the hottest guys from Spain because we know our champ is not only good looking, […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal would love to have more than two kids

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    ARTICLES: Nadal Optimistic Ahead Of 2015 Comeback (via ATP World Tour) “The recovery is going well. Obviously, I haven’t practised yet. But I’m happy with how the operation went and I’m trying to be ready and healthy for 1st December, when I can start practising again. I won’t be 100 per cent when I start […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal wishes Federer a speedy recovery

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    ARTICLES: Rafael Nadal targeting Australian Open for injury comeback (via The Guardian) “It will be 10 or 12 days before I can practice again, so [I] will have all of December to try to put my body and my tennis at the right level to be competitive in January. I am going to work for […]
  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal wins poker match against Ronaldo

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    World No. 3 Rafael Nadal beat former Brazilian international footballer Ronaldo in a charity poker match in London on Tuesday. Our champ secured the $50,000 cheque for the Rafa Nadal Foundation. See the photos: Photos: AP Photo, @REXdavidfisherFiled under: Commercials & Sponsors, Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal Off Court Tagged: Poker, PokerStars, Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal to play in Abu Dhabi and Doha

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    ARTICLES: Rafael Nadal confirms return to action at MWTC in Abu Dhabi (via sport360.com) “It’s unfortunate that I had to miss the end of this season, but the time off will allow me to become even more focused on what I want to accomplish in 2015. I have missed a couple of opportunities to play big […]
 
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    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
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    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
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    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice. Since I was working continuously sitting in front of the computer my mother was forcing me to go for a walk in the park. I also needed a break so I decided to go for an evening walk and get refreshed. But this evening walk turn out to be very fruitful for me in more [...] The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice.
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    5 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to achieve success in our life. That’s why we are working so hard to be a part of top 1% of the population who are called success. So what is the secret of this top 1 % of the population? It’s hard work. I hope this has not shocked you. Everybody knows [...] The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice.
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    2 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice. Why some people are naturally happier than others? Whatever be the circumstances they seem to adjust well and successfully search reasons for happiness. It’s not that they don’t suffer like others or that they never get sad in life. But they still look happier than others around them. Do they know any secret? If yes, [...] The post Top 10 secrets of happy people appeared first on Palchoice.
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