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Isner/Mahut Wimbledon Marathon: Does the Winner Lose?

What other adjectives can I use that haven't already been taken? Epic. Outstanding. Ridiculous. Sure other players won today including Roger Federer who was tested again by qualifier Ilija Bozoljac while Venus Williams took out red hot Ekaterina Makarova, but it was a match that ended yesterday and that also ended tonight at 59-59 all in the final set with no winner in sight that has become not only the tennis match of the tournament, not only the match of the year, but one for all time. But…See More
Jun 23, 2010
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Isner/Mahut Wimbledon Marathon: Does the Winner Lose?

What other adjectives can I use that haven't already been taken? Epic. Outstanding. Ridiculous. Sure other players won today including Roger Federer who was tested again by qualifier Ilija Bozoljac while Venus Williams took out red hot Ekaterina Makarova, but it was a match that ended yesterday and that also ended tonight at 59-59 all in the final set with no winner in sight that has become not only the tennis match of the tournament, not only the match of the year, but one for all time. But…See More
Jun 23, 2010
A blog post by Tennis Fool was featured

Grass Court Season Preview: Does "Real Tennis" Start Now?

Now that the long and grueling clay court season, owned by one man, is done, we’ve now entered not only the midpoint of the season but for some tennis purists the only part of the season that matters. And although it’s probably premature to start analyzing the recent early exits by top seeds at the Queen’s Club event while Roger Federer cruises to what looks like another trophy at Halle, it’s probably more fascinating to try and analyze why this time of year, always so brief and almost…See More
Jun 13, 2010
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Grass Court Season Preview: Does "Real Tennis" Start Now?

Now that the long and grueling clay court season, owned by one man, is done, we’ve now entered not only the midpoint of the season but for some tennis purists the only part of the season that matters. And although it’s probably premature to start analyzing the recent early exits by top seeds at the Queen’s Club event while Roger Federer cruises to what looks like another trophy at Halle, it’s probably more fascinating to try and analyze why this time of year, always so brief and almost…See More
Jun 12, 2010
Matt Z commented on Tennis Fool's blog post 'Is Ernests Gulbis the Next Marat Safin? Probably.'
"Gulbis is such a fun player to watch especially when he's facing top ranked players, it seems like in the past he didn't have much motivation but this year he's different. I don't so much agree with the Safin comparison,…"
May 7, 2010
A blog post by Tennis Fool was featured

Is Ernests Gulbis the Next Marat Safin? Probably.

It's still a little soon to start reading the tea leaves for future guidance into Ernests Gulbis's career after his semifinal run at the Italian Open last week. One thing is for sure, the 21 year old Latvian who has been touted as the "next big thing" is finally, and I do mean finally, living up to that hype. After several years of showing flashes of brilliance and flashes of awful, mixed in with a bad judgment call last year in Stockholm involving certain "ladies", Gulbis, with his powerful…See More
May 6, 2010
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Is Ernests Gulbis the Next Marat Safin? Probably.

It's still a little soon to start reading the tea leaves for future guidance into Ernests Gulbis's career after his semifinal run at the Italian Open last week. One thing is for sure, the 21 year old Latvian who has been touted as the "next big thing" is finally, and I do mean finally, living up to that hype. After several years of showing flashes of brilliance and flashes of awful, mixed in with a bad judgment call last year in Stockholm involving certain "ladies", Gulbis, with his powerful…See More
May 6, 2010
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May 6, 2010
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Tsonga & Gasquet: A Changing of the Guard in Monte Carlo?

With the start of the clay court season, talk always focuses on the many Spanish players in the top 30 of the ATP tour, each of which has a good chance of doing well in the coming months. Less noticed, but by no means should they be overlooked, are the growing number of French players in the top ranks as well. During today's early round action at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, a possible shift in the French guard may have been cemented as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, earned a tough, yet impressive win…See More
Apr 21, 2010
Tennis Fool posted an article

Tsonga & Gasquet: A Changing of the Guard in Monte Carlo?

With the start of the clay court season, talk always focuses on the many Spanish players in the top 30 of the ATP tour, each of which has a good chance of doing well in the coming months. Less noticed, but by no means should they be overlooked, are the growing number of French players in the top ranks as well. During today's early round action at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, a possible shift in the French guard may have been cemented as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, earned a tough, yet impressive win…See More
Apr 20, 2010
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Apr 20, 2010
Tennis Fool commented on Tennis Fool's blog post 'Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.'
"Love all the comments so far and I'm glad everyone enjoyed the article. Why brands pick or don't pick certain players can be about timing, company politics and who's hot on the court. I don't know why Bartoli isn't signed to…"
Apr 9, 2010
LuvTennis commented on Tennis Fool's blog post 'Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.'
"You have a point, Sharapovanovic about the Slam; and I almost buy that until I started doing some digging about Nike sponsorship of other players that have not won a slam. One example is Na Li (CHN), which of course has not won a slam, had a lower…"
Apr 9, 2010
Sharapovanovic commented on Tennis Fool's blog post 'Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.'
"Once Bartoli wins a Slam, she will have the right to complain about how major sponsors ignore her because of her looks. Until then, she should focus on winning the aforementioned Slam. I am surprised that Lacoste doesn't outfit her, though;…"
Apr 9, 2010
Mark / The Mayor commented on Tennis Fool's blog post 'Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.'
"Ouch Katie and CoachV - tell us what you really think! ;-) The difficulty Bartoli has finding a sponsor is the same that Davydenko had on the men's side. But I heard that after Davy's break-thru in the Masters Championships in London, and…"
Apr 8, 2010
Katie commented on Tennis Fool's blog post 'Sharapova & Ivanovic: The Burden of Being a Brand.'
"Hi, I'm Maria Sharapova and I'm a fading tennis star. This is my last desperate attempt for attention blah blah blah... Come on, it's a tennis court, not a catwalk. Nobody cares what you're wearing. People just want you to win…"
Apr 8, 2010

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Isner/Mahut Wimbledon Marathon: Does the Winner Lose?

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 7:05pm 0 Comments

What other adjectives can I use that haven't already been taken? Epic. Outstanding. Ridiculous.



Sure other players won today including Roger Federer who was tested again by qualifier Ilija Bozoljac while Venus Williams took out red hot Ekaterina Makarova, but it was a match that ended yesterday and that also ended tonight at 59-59 all in the final set with no winner in sight that has become not only the tennis match of the tournament, not only the match of the year, but one for all… Continue

Grass Court Season Preview: Does "Real Tennis" Start Now?

Posted on June 12, 2010 at 8:26am 0 Comments

Now that the long and grueling clay court season, owned by one man, is done, we’ve now entered not only the midpoint of the season but for some tennis purists the only part of the season that matters. And although it’s probably premature to start analyzing the recent early exits by top seeds at the Queen’s Club event while Roger Federer cruises to what looks like another trophy at Halle, it’s probably more fascinating to try and analyze why this time of year, always so brief and almost…

Continue

Is Ernests Gulbis the Next Marat Safin? Probably.

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

It's still a little soon to start reading the tea leaves for future guidance into Ernests Gulbis's career after his semifinal run at the Italian Open last week. One thing is for sure, the 21 year old Latvian who has been touted as the "next big thing" is finally, and I do mean finally, living up to that hype.



After several years of showing flashes of brilliance and flashes of awful, mixed in with a bad judgment call last year in Stockholm involving certain "ladies", Gulbis, with his… Continue

Tsonga & Gasquet: A Changing of the Guard in Monte Carlo?

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

With the start of the clay court season, talk always focuses on the many Spanish players in the top 30 of the ATP tour, each of which has a good chance of doing well in the coming months. Less noticed, but by no means should they be overlooked, are the growing number of French players in the top ranks as well. During today's early round action at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, a possible shift in the French guard may have been cemented as Jo-Wilfried…

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