Added by tennischick on May 26, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments
“Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing and listen.”
"Andy Roddick won a match at the French Open. And not just any match, he beat an extremely capable exponent of claycourt tennis…Continue
Added by Mark Carruthers on May 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments
A rather painful episode of déjà vu occurred today for the star-crossed Richard Gasquet, who watched a two-set-and-break lead evaporate against Murray for the second time. Probably better suited for the compressed best-of-three format, the Frenchman’s electrifying shotmaking fails to compensate for his lack of physical (and mental) fitness at majors. With relatively little at stake, Murray deserves credit for staying focused until Gasquet faded once again; this instinctive will to compete…Continue
Added by Sharapovanovic on May 24, 2010 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Sure, Federer, Serena and Djokovic all made appearances, but day two at Roland Garros is all about one match – Richard Gasquet v Andy Murray.
Before we kick things off, I’d just like to thank Novak Djokovic for screwing around for a set and winning in four and not straight. If he hadn’t gone walkabout…Continue
Added by Mark Carruthers on May 24, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments
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Welcome to the first edition of my 2010 French Open running diary.
You could also call it, how many cynical comments, pointless observations and utter dribble can I write in 2 weeks.
Added by tennischick on May 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
TennisEarth is a well established tennis website which is committed to bringing the worldwide tennis community together.…Continue
Added by Janet Orrell on May 22, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments
In 1997 the unknown Gustavo Kuerten won the French Open.…
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With every year passing, the men's event in the premier claycourt championship at Roland Garros is becoming synonymous with one name - Rafael Nadal. Despite his 2009 success, World No.1 Roger Federer is entering the competition under the shadow of the "Mighty Mallorcan." Will Federer go against the odds to pick up his 17th slam trophy or is it Rafa's turn to take the centerstage again? Read on to find out...!
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While the king of clay has emphatically reaffirmed his dominance over the competition on this surface, the queen of clay hasn’t quite followed suit. As a result, the WTA field at the French Open promises to be vastly more unpredictable and possibly more engaging than its ATP counterpart. We apply the same matrix of contenders, pretenders, and dark horses that we used in the men’s preview: contenders are tournament favorites, pretenders are potential underperformers, and dark horses are…Continue
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Just before your opponent hits the ball, take a little hop, then come down with your weight evenly distributed on the balls of your feet, ready to move in any direction with the correct foot. Taking this hop, called a split-step, enables you to stop and read his shot. Don’t just take a hop, land on your heels and turn off your engine. You have to be ready to…Continue
Added by Steven White on May 20, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments
Make contact with the ball just in front of your forward foot and keep the ball on the strings as long as possible. The racquet face should travel on a straight upward line through the hitting zone in the direction you want the ball to go. If you’re trying to hit the ball crosscourt, make contact a little farther out in front. But if you’re trying to send the ball down the line, make contact a…Continue
Added by Steven White on May 19, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments
You are only as fast on the court as you are on your first step. To move to the ball, your first step should be a thrust out with the foot closest to the ball. That also turns your hips and shoulders slightly and starts your racquet back. You drive off your far foot and move the center of your body toward the ball. If you lean with your head and shoulders first, your legs are always trying to catch up with your…Continue
Added by Steven White on May 19, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments