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Featured Articles – November 2009 Archive (28)

ATP World Tour Finals comes to an end

What a great week it has been.



Robin Soderling showed the world that he has alot to offer and that he is one player to watch out for.



Fernando Verdasco showed that he still needs to improve the mental aspect of his game if he wants to be able to play at this level in the future.



Rafael Nadal who wanted to do well and who never gave up, unfortunately could never be aggressive enough to make any difference.



Andy Murray with all the pressure of being in… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on November 30, 2009 at 2:07am — 2 Comments

CoachV's Tennis Coaching Style VS the World! ( as it is now.... )

There are allot of tennis Coaches here That Talk about this Technique or that Technique or this Training method or that Training Method. I am also one of those types of Coaches to an extent. How do you Learn Tennis period? There are many ways. Repetition, & Recieveing Coaching with practice, But Lessons alone doesnt guarantee you will learn tennis.

I don't know the exact number of how many Tennis Pros or Tennis players out there take lesson, Train, or just play at local parks…

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Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on November 29, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

My New Year wish of healing for Nadal

ATP World Tour Finals - Day Six

If Nadal lived in the US, his parents’ divorce would have been plastered across the front page of gossip magazines everywhere. Speculations about the real cause of the divorce would have been rife, and lovers would have been invented for both parties, with quotes being attributed to unnamed ‘close personal friends’ and ‘insiders’, to avoid lawsuits.



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Added by tennischick on November 28, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Right now, men's tennis is all kinds of awesome

Barclays ATP World Tour Finals - Media Day

I have been on such a high. My high started with the released photo of the group of men finalists all dressed in suits. Some of them looked as if they had never put on a suit before and couldn’t wait to wrench it off their bodies and go back to being sweaty. Others looked as if they were born to be dressed by Anna Wintour. Either way, they all looked all kinds of awesome, a… Continue

Added by tennischick on November 25, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

ATP World Tour Finals 2

There are two feelings going through my mind when discussing Robin Söderlings great success so far in the finals, everybody knows he won in straight sets versus Rafael Nadal. The first feeling is tells me that it is great to see a swedish tennisplayer that has achieved such success!

A dedicated player with all the shots needed to play on such a high level. The other feeling does not really like Robin. And I am not only talking about his personality, everyone is different, some are… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on November 25, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Volley Rules: Simple but Effective

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 24, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Federer passes Murray test at World Tour Finals

Top seed and four time champion Roger Federer beat arch nemesis Andy Murray for the fourth time in 10 career meetings, this time on Scot's home soil, to increase his chances of securing his place in the semifinals of the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

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Added by TennisEarth on November 24, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Wednesday Preview - Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

The fourth day of the Round Robin matches at the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour finals will feature a swashbuckling clash among four of tour's most talented players. As defending champion Novak Djokovic is searching for a confident straight sets win, Nadal is in a grave situation, having lost his year-end opener to arch nemesis Robin Soderling.



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Added by TennisEarth on November 24, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

my S & V game

As some of you know Im a bit of a Racketaholic.

Throughout the 2 yrs Ive been playing i have continually analysed my progression, fitness and equipment.

As i did with golf when i was younger over a period of 3 yrs I moved from a 9 handicapper to scratch using the same obsessive analysis.

As ive improved (I used to play to a reasonably high level when very young) and got back to some of the consistency of my teens Ive also assessed my… Continue

Added by Meags on November 20, 2009 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

2009 Masters Draw As Seen From Bob Bryan's Camera

Bob just uploaded this on his twitter account!
So what are your predictions?

Added by Mark / The Mayor on November 20, 2009 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

How To Break the Serve and Volleyer step two

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 18, 2009 at 9:58pm — 4 Comments

The London draw, in haiku

Andy Murray Promotes Barclays ATP World Tour Finals At O2

Group A



(1) Roger Federer



Twin motives remind

The king, that win, draw, or lose,

Love still waits at home.



(4) Andy Murray




Irked by the sense

Of being discounted, eclipsed

London is his chance.



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Added by tennischick on November 18, 2009 at 8:04pm — 7 Comments

Andre Agassi - Open

Great book and I am glad I was lucky enough to choose him as a boyhood hero.

Added by Paul on November 17, 2009 at 2:41pm — 4 Comments

How to Build a Tennis Player Step Two: Add the Backhand

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 16, 2009 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Serena vs. Andre: A tale of dueling memoirs

Andre Agassi Book Signing Las Vegas

...Like Serena, Andre has been doing the rounds promoting this book. Like Serena he has been hopping from one continent to another, submitting to interviews and fan-filled book signings. Except that unlike Serena, Andre is a thoughtful and self-revelatory interview subject. Here is a report written by Elaine “Lainey” Lui, a Special Correspondent for Canadian TV who… Continue

Added by tennischick on November 16, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

ATP World Tour Finals

And so we have reached the end of the year, time for vaccation and relaxation. Time to heal the wounds and get ready for the new year, 2010. But before that, it is time for the top8 players in the year-end ranking to face of in one of the most anticipated world tour finals ever.

This year, in London. Everybody is excited about it, because of the fact that it has moved from Shanghai to London, most probably more people are going to want to watch it and take place on the facinating… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on November 16, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

KEN FLACH AND THE TOP SPIN MEMORY BOARD

Added by 4da HATERS on November 13, 2009 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

How To Be A Great Tennis Partner

I play for four different tennis teams right now. That means, with shuffling line-ups and subs, I may have four different partners each week. In the course of a month, I can theoretically be partnered with sixteen different people!



So, each month, I may be learning how to partner and achieve success with sixteen different people. And, sixteen different people may be sizing me up, considering my tennis game, deciding if I am the kind of partner they ever want to play with… Continue

Added by Kim on November 13, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Paris Masters 1000 Update

Roger Federer

Shocking first-round exit against Julien Bennetau. Federer wins first set comfortably (5-2). And like he usually does when he gets comfortable, in his mind he thinks the match is over and it is going to be an easy win, but Julien forces the second set into a tie-break and wins that one. Roger looses his composure and gets broken early in the second set, match results: 5-2 6-7 4-6 - Julien Bennetau wins his greatest match ever so far in his career. Good for him. What… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on November 12, 2009 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Federer Vs Djokovic @ Basel

The good town folk of Basel were in for a treat this last weekend, or so they thought. Basel resident and favorite son Roger Federer lost in three sets to Novak Djokovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 bringing to a close what had started off as a pretty good year for the greatest tennis pro off all time. Well there's always the Barclays end of year Master's Series in London to redeem himself before taking a much needed vacation.



So what went wrong? Have the top dogs found a chink in Federer's… Continue

Added by Ady on November 10, 2009 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

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