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September 2010 Articles (32)

Two steps forward, ten steps backward

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova play against Pat Cash and Mats Wilander during day eleven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


OK I tried, I really did. I tried to tell myself that it was no big deal, just a bit of fun, that I really should just lighten to eff up and not make such a big deal of it. And while that is generally good advice that I generally take, I find that I am still galled by the spectacle of Pat Cash and Mats Wilander playing… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 14, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Rafael Nadal and the Greatest Men's Slam Year EVER

There, I said it.



I've been pondering that since he clinched the U.S. Open title over Novak Djokovic, adding his name to the short list of players with a career Slam and the even-shorter list of players with a career Golden Slam. It's obvious Rafa had an awesome year at the Majors, but the best ever? You're probably thinking, "Dudes win three Slams a year all the time. How many times has Roger Federer done it? Heck, Mats Wilander even did it." Or you might be saying, "What about the… Continue

Added by Van Sias on September 14, 2010 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Changing faces at the top

Rafael Nadal’s historic claiming of the career Grand Slam rightly gets the headlines after the men’s US Open, but there have been other notable developments at Flushing Meadows. Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s careers

are going in an upward direction. The same cannot be said for Roger Federer and

Andy Murray.



Those who place regular tennis bets know that the handing of the baton of…

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Added by Thomas Rooney on September 14, 2010 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Debate: What is the best racket stringing machine currently available and why?

Just wanted to start some dialog about the best stringing machine, I definetely have an opionion here as well, but just wanted to find out from the community.

Added by patrick m on September 8, 2010 at 2:54am — 4 Comments

Why all the crapping on Wawrinka?

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland returns the ball to Sam Querrey of the USA during fourth-round action at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on September 7, 2010 in New York. UPI /Monika Graff Photo via Newscom


I couldn’t believe the amount of crap Stanislas Wawrinka got just for taking a bathroom-break (bad pun intended). Even experienced commentators started talking about his “gamesmanship” for taking a bathroom break in the middle of the tense fifth set. I almost expected one of them to run out onto the… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 7, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Tennis Elbow more than just a pain in the Arm?

It's a pain in the butt, too.



To make matters worse, for a tennis player, the cause

can be from a number of things:



1. Weak forearm muscles (either pronating or supinating)



2. Stiff Tennis Racquet



3. Too Stiff Strings



4. Too Loose Strings





Fortunately, if we get tennis (or golfer's) elbow from playing

tennis, we can usually pinpoint how to fix it dependent upon

which "stroke" causes the pain



1.… Continue

Added by Todd Scott on September 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The selling of sex as tennis fashion

U S Open 2010 D6 04/09/10 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) wins third round match Photo Anne Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom


Today’s tennis fashion offers a myriad of choices, ranging from inexperienced but earnest tennis pros seduced by the glamor implied in having their names attached to a clothing line, to established professionals who actually know what they are doing. The result is a particularly confusing… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 6, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

Some thoughts on women’s tennis fashion

NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 28: Top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot to Nadia Petrova of Russia during the final of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament at the Connecticut Tennis Center on August 28, 2010 in New Haven, Connecticut. Wozniacki beat Petrova 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


As a would-be fashionista, I find that I have been developing a growing appreciation of good tennis fashion. For me the best tennis outfits are put out by designers who understand how to combine form and

function, who are talented enough to fuse performance with style, who are creative enough to develop… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 5, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

need doubles player to fill up our foursome

we play Thursday mornings from 7:30AM to 9 AM at Lake Oswego Tennis Center. We need a 4th. Playing levels range from 3.5 to 4.5.

Thanks
Kevin

Added by Kevin V on September 2, 2010 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Who can win the men’s event at this year’s US Open?

With US Open betting well underway, and fans, experts, and bookmakers all trying to decide who the real contenders for the men’s singles event will be, John McEnroe has taken the initiative and announced that he believes only three players can win this

year’s last Grand Slam event: Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael…

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Added by Thomas Rooney on September 2, 2010 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Delusions of gender on the tennis court

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I’ve been perplexed by the scathing criticism that John McEnroe has received for stating that the women’s tennis season is too long. To be fair, what he allegedly said was, “There should be less events for women. You need an actual meltdown on court or someone to quit the game altogether… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 1, 2010 at 8:21pm — No Comments

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