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Who's attending BNP Paribas Open 2022?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Mar 10, 2022. 1 Reply

Taking head counts.  Maybe see you around the grounds of the Tennis Paradise?Continue

LA Tennis Challenge

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So it has begun.  After losing the LA Open at the end of last year to Bogata, Columbia, the first tennis exhibition event coming to Los Angeles this year will be the inaugural LA Tennis Open…Continue

A great interview with Sergiy Stakhovsky

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Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tournament or League Player, Tennis Media
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Santa Monica
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Who else but the fab Fed? ;-) Nadal for his ferociousness on court and his shy & sensitiveness off court.


Ernest Gulbis might have some potentials if he gets more serious with the game. ;-) Mario Ancic, just retired recently, will be missed. Monfils is fun to watch but he needs to cut down his silly acrobatic moves while in the match.

And a new edition: I am becoming a fan of Milos Raonic. He can serve big with a very smooth service motion. And he has the groundstrokes too. Still a developing player. Very exciting to watch. Will definitely be keeping two eyes on him. ;-)

Looking to see Victoria Azarenka winning a major soon and watching Yanina Wickmayer to mature more as a player. And it's always a treat to watch Dulko/Pennetta in doubles and to see Kirilenko in action.

2012 Update:

Vika came through with her first Slam. :-) Keep it up!!!!!!!

Gulbis, what happened to him? Won the LA Open then dropped off again. :-(

Milos, go Milos go. :-) Defending his title in San Jose as we speak. Still have high hopes for him. What a great person on and off the courts.

Still looking for Grigor Dimitrov, the Baby Federer, to become a threat on the tour.

What's happening to the Dulko/Pennetta duo? Hope they find their way back on top again.

2013 Update:

Chairman Fed is still the sentimental favorite. Rafa, we miss you on the tour.

Jerzy Janowicz. New kid on the block. After making the Paris Masters final, he had climbed to #26 and will be seeded at Slams. Keeping an eye on him.

Milos continues his climb to the upper echelon of the tennis world. Can he break into the top 10 this year?

Will Grigor break through this year? Finished 2012 in Top 50 for the first time. Hope that the trend continues. First priority, break into Top 30 so he doesn't need to face seeded players in early rounds in Masters Series and Slams. This can be the break out year......

Can Steve Johnson be a force in the pro tour? Very interested to see his progress in the pro tour after the highly decorated collegiate career.

Will Juan Martin Del Potro disrupt the Elite Four this year? I believe the "Tower of Tandil" will be the one to do some damage to the Elite Four at the Masters and Slams this year.

Gulbis......... What happened to you? :-(

Agnieszka, can this be the year for you to win a Slam? Great making the finals at Wimbledon last year. Can't wait to see her win a Slam this year. :-)

Andrea Petkovic....... 2012 was mostly sidelined with injury. Can she make a comeback this year? Petkorazzi still rocks. :-)
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Not bad
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As long as it's a tennis court that I can get on to play, it's my favorite. :-)

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At 12:59pm on December 21, 2011, Mark / The Mayor said…

Tony, you going to IW again?  I hope to see you there again!

Hey, I'm trying to build some buzz on facebook for Tennisopolis.  I couldn't think of anything extremely clever, so I figured giving away cool stuff always works!  I need your help today;  To enter, just LIKE the post our our fb page.  And stay tuned, we're going to be having more giveways on fb in the near future.

Here's the link to the Verdasco autograph:

Thanks,  Mark

At 6:06pm on June 23, 2011, Dementieva said…
Maria Jose is great, I love her game The quality of the WTA now I feel bad, I just like  veteran players. Other young people I think are terrible

At 12:01pm on June 23, 2011, Dementieva said…

Because I'm from Spain, which has to do with the name?

Elena is a great player. Now i don´t like the wta only Clijster 

At 2:21pm on May 21, 2011, Mark / The Mayor said…

Hey Tony, Congrats! You are currently in the top 20 on the Leaderboard. Make your way to the top 5 for the month and win free tennis gear from! Check out the Leaderboard Rewards contest, and then track your progress up the boards here:

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Good luck!

At 5:59pm on March 27, 2011, Andrew (Tampa Bay) said…
Feel free to "pollute" my page with Ana!
At 5:10pm on March 16, 2011, Mark T. said…
Excellent pic.  Thanks bum.
At 6:12pm on March 9, 2011, Mark / The Mayor said…

For those of us going to Indian Wells, join this group to stay connected.  This will help us organize a meet-up rally as well as some face-to-faces on the tennis grounds, so we can grab a margarita!

Join here to stay in touch:

At 9:53am on March 02, 2011, Mark T. gave tennisbum a gift
At 5:58am on February 25, 2011, Randy Futty said…
Tony,  we are revamping our website and are in need of tennis photos...can you help?  If so email me at
At 11:34am on February 10, 2011, Mark / The Mayor said…
Interesting.  People are just getting their acceptances?  That is not good for me.  I got a denial 3 weeks ago.  They need to start treating digital media like traditional media....

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