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January 2009 Articles (44)

No. 3 Cilic defeats two-time NCAA singles champ Devvarman to win Chennai Open in India

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Third-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic (pictured) claimed his second career ATP singles title on Sunday by defeating wild card entrant and World No. 202 Somdev Devvarman, 6-4, 7-6(3), to win the Chennai Open title in India. Both singles titles Cilic has won to date have been on hard… Continue

Added by Justin on January 11, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

INSTANT REPLAY: A look back at the week's top tennis plays

(Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Queensland)


Is Dinara disappearing?

Nole spotted…
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Added by tennis baller on January 11, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

World No. 4 Murray cruises past Roddick to win second straight Qatar Open title in Doha

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Red-hot World No. 4 and third-seeded Andy Murray (pictured) successfully defended his Qatar ExxonMobil Open title by defeating fourth-seeded American Andy Roddick, 6-4, 6-2, on Saturday in Doha. Murray now owns two titles in three appearances in Doha, having lost in the finals to Ivan Ljubicic in his tournament debut in 2007.



In the opening set, Murray jumped out to an early lead… Continue

Added by Justin on January 10, 2009 at 9:03pm — No Comments

martial arts and scientific cross training for tennis players?

Tennis and Martial Arts go hand in hand. Both teach foot work as well as timing. Whether you're reacting on the court or an attack, both disciplines have to respond to a given stimuli to an on coming force. Distance also has a major role in tennis, while meeting the ball on the court just as well as meeting a kick or a punch, you have to be on the money. Also, you have to be exact so you don't miss the ball which could cost you the game. In martial arts we can't afford to miss an all out attack… Continue

Added by Sifu Jack on January 10, 2009 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

Dementieva claims title at ASB Classic

Elena Dementieva beat fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-1 in the ASB Classic final and won her 12th singles title.

Dementieva, ranked No. 4 and the tournament’s top seed, cruised past Vesnina in an 88-minute final, and now has a chance to continue her good games on the first Grand Slam of the season.



The first set lasted about 50 minutes and featured five breaks. Vesnina played aggressively in the early stage, attacking second serve of… Continue

Added by Krsto Arsenijevic on January 10, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Murray No.1??

There was an interesting article on tennis.com about Murray not winning a GS this year. It goes on and seems somewhat disturbed by all the praise the scot is getting and identifies some weeknesses and problems he is undoubtably going to encounter this year.

What it fails to point out ( and this is why is seems like an anti Muray article) is that the Scot has the same swagger that Fed had in 2003, a feeling that no-one can beat him. we all know the look, because we have watched tennis for… Continue

Added by Meags on January 10, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Murray rallies past Federer in Doha; Roddick defeats Monfils to reach finals

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World No. 4 Andy Murray (pictured) came from behind in his semifinal match against Roger Federer on Friday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha to defeat the Swiss, 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2. Fourth-seeded American Andy Roddick also advanced by defeating fifth-seeded Gael Monfils, 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-3, to earn his first win against the Frenchman in his last four outing, but more importantly a place in the… Continue

Added by Justin on January 9, 2009 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Patricia on January 9, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Free Tennis/Sports Art for Non-Profits

I'm a Sports Artist & have recently been donating some Sports Art/graphics for non-profit events & groups. If interested please feel free to e-mail or contact me....Arlene Higginson
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Added by Arlene Higginson on January 9, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

Madrid Open 2009!! New installations



New installations of "Open Madrid 2009"!!





New installations of "Open Madrid 2009"!!







Manuel Santana and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario will appoint the main tracks of the great Magic Box tennis center, designed by French architect Dominique Perrault and hurries his last months of work before it opened in May to host the Masters Series Madrid. The mayor of Madrid, Alberto… Continue

Added by Javier on January 9, 2009 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Monfils upsets World No. 1 Nadal in Doha; Federer, Murray, Roddick advance to semifinals

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Backed by 35 winners, No. 5 seed Gael Monfils defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 6-4, in 89 minutes to advance to the semifinals at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha on Thursday. 13-time grand slam singles champion Roger Federer and 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick also advanced to the final four in Doha.



In their three previous meetings, Monfils had not won more than three games… Continue

Added by Justin on January 8, 2009 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

Monfils out muscles Nadal!



Wow,

great game by Monfils. He has had a lot of press about the qualities of this young frenchman but has yet to show his initial promise against the big boys.



Nadal was not holding his punches today,although he did look a little rusty but give Gael his due he was superb and a deserved 6-4 6-4 winner.



France are looking good with Tsonga and Simon… Continue

Added by Meags on January 8, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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Added by Anisha on January 8, 2009 at 5:40am — No Comments

What's Wrong With U.S. Women's Professional Tennis?

Where's the U.S. version of Dominika Cibulkova or Sabine Lisicki?



If anything, this year's edition of the Hopman Cup has shown that there really isn't any player around their age or of their caliber reppin' the red, white and blue coming any time soon. I mean, why else would Meghann Shaughnessy be tapped to replace Serena Williams on the U.S. squad despite only playing a handful of matches last year due to injury? The sad thing about the state of the pro game is that if you were to… Continue

Added by Van Sias on January 7, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Phoenix Tennis Ball Plant Returning to the Ashes

Head, the Amsterdam sports-equipment producer that creates the Penn ball brand, said it would close its tennis-ball plant in Phoenix on March 5. In January 2007, Head began producing tennis balls in China and since then has increased output there. It's now closing the U.S. plant and will produce all its tennis balls from China. A statement from the company on Wednesday didn't specify how many employees are affected by the move or how much the closing would cost.



I'm actually shocked… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 7, 2009 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Nadal, Federer, Roddick advance to quarterfinals at Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha

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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal advanced on Wednesday to the quarterfinals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha after a second straight lopsided victory, this time defeating Slovakian qualifier Karol Beck, 6-1, 6-2. Second-seeded Swiss Roger Federer also had little trouble reaching the quarterfinals, as he defeated Italian Andreas Seppi, 6-3, 6-3.



After… Continue

Added by Justin on January 7, 2009 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

Tsonga survives three-set thriller in Brisbane; Nishikori stuns No. 5 Berdych

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Second-seeded French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (pictured) came from behind on Wednesday at the Brisbane International in Australia to defeat Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen, 0-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(5). With the victory, Tsonga sets up a clash with compatriot Richard Gasquet for a spot in the semifinals.



A finalist at last year’s Australian Open, Tsonga started… Continue

Added by Justin on January 7, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Nadal, Federer, Murray waste little time advancing to second round in Doha

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World No. 1 Rafael Nadal (pictured) and former top-ranked Roger Federer both had little trouble advancing to the second round at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha on Tuesday. In-form Scotland native Andy Murray also cruised to victory by defeating Spaniard Albert Montanes, 6-2, 6-4.



After experiencing the most memorable year of his career in 2008, Nadal didn’t waste time letting the ATP World know that he is for real and has… Continue

Added by Justin on January 6, 2009 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Gulbis stuns World No. 3 Djokovic in first round at Brisbane International

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The 2009 ATP Tour season has just started and Latvian Ernests Gulbis (pictured) has already pulled off an upset for the ages, defeating Serbian Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-4, in the opening round at the Brisbane International on Tuesday. The 20-year-old earned his biggest career victory by ousting the defending Australian Open champion, in a 90-minute thriller in front of a jam-packed crowd at the Patrick Rafter Arena at the Queensland… Continue

Added by Justin on January 6, 2009 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments

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