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April 2008 Articles (111)

Shoulder injury stops Haas again - could it be curtains for the German?



Another day, another injury withdrawal for Tommy Haas. According to FOXSports.com,

[He] withdrew [from the BMW Open] with a painful right shoulder. Haas said he would skip the…
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Added by tennis baller on April 30, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Murray makes excuses for Barcelona loss - he's just not that into you, tennis



Andy Murray can't stop Super Mario, or himself.



The Brit baller has now lost to Mario Ancic for the third time in four meetings this year. His latest disappointment? A second round 6-4, 6-4… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 30, 2008 at 9:59am — No Comments

Nishikori hits paydirt, signs potentially record-breaking deal with Sony



In one of the most innovative tennis partnerships for a baller in recent memory, 18-year old Kei Nishikori, the… Continue

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Federer talks celebrity, Hamburg '02, Mirka and French Open dreams with Inside Tennis



Roger Federer gave a lengthy interview to William Simons of Inside Tennis for their May issue. Apparently, it took… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 29, 2008 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Wimbledon purse hits $23.46 million, retractable roof on the rise



The All England Club announced today that each Wimbledon winner will receive $1.49 million in prize money this year, an increase of 5.8 % over last… Continue

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Blake off break, heads to Barcelona



No doubt inspired by his run to the Houston final, James 'on a break'… Continue

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THE LOW DOWN: Djokovic clan may suffer from Tourette's, Nole calls Brit ballers 'spoiled'



It seems Tourette's Syndrome may be a trait prominent in the Djokovic family line.



The sensationalistic Serbs seem to have a problem with self-monitoring, allowing their mouths to speak before their minds know what's coming out. The… Continue

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TUCSON

anyone interested in playing tennis in Tucson May 5, 6 after 4p ?

singles , doubles....

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Wichita

anyone interested in tennis in wichita April 30..May 1 after 4 P

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ESPN may get US Open coverage, end Michael Barkan (and our) misery!



After grabbing coverage of Wimbledon through 2013, ESPN is in talks with the USTA to televise the final Grand Slam… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 28, 2008 at 12:31pm — No Comments

SIGHTING: Rafa arrives in Barcelona, officially relaunches gi-normous website

Four-time Monte Carlo champ Rafael Nadal wasted no time after winning his first title of the year. The Spaniard hit the road and made his next stop in Barcelona for the… Continue

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THE LOW DOWN: What's up with Nole's towel-throwing?



A few readers and I expressed disappointment (see comments here) in Novak Djokovic's retirement during his semifinal match against a… Continue

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PHOTO OP: The incredibly disappearing Ana



Ana Ivanovic defeated fashion disaster Nika Orzegovic 7-5, 6-1 in the Fed Cup… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 28, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

Fed Cup Chronicles: Russia + Spain to battle for championship



The Fed Cup final is set: Russia vs. Spain.



Russia won their tie 3-2 over an fresh-faced US team while Spain dominated their Chinese opponents 4-1. Russian… Continue

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WEEKEND WINNER: Rafa



Rafael Nadal picked up where he left off this time last year in Europe - winning on the red clay and owning Roger Federer on the Spaniard's fave surface.



The 21-year old… Continue

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VIDEO VAULT: Fed gives Nole's parents a verbal smackdown

Remember how I mentioned there's no love lost between Roger Federer + Novak Djokovic? Well I guess there's none between Fed and Nole's mommy + daddy either. Not that tennis fans needed proof, but here you go:…



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Added by tennis baller on April 27, 2008 at 3:08pm — No Comments

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



COURTSIDE



Jelena makes… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 27, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Monte Carlo mash-up: Fed vs. Nole, Rafa vs. Kolya

Well, well. The men's clay-court season couldn't have started off better if you planned it (but let's not start the match-fixing talk again, ok?)



The top four ballers in the world are meeting up this weekend in the semifinals of Monte Carlo:



The marquee matchup pits world no. 1… Continue

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Serena survives, launches Nike Fall 2008 collection



Serena Williams seemingly survived her outfit from the BAPESTORE opening in LA and traveled to Venice Beach… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 25, 2008 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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