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Featured Articles – December 2009 Archive (22)

Memorable Tennis Moments of the Aughts

Nicolas Canteloup and Martina Hingisat the Gucci Master Jumping - Paris

...On the men’s tour, the decade of the aughts (00’s) belonged principally to Nadal and Federer. Among the women, there is no question that the William sisters were dominant. And while Nadal and Federer carved out a rivalry from the get-go, the sisters initially struggled when facing each other. Serena has since decisively won the mental game against her sister. But it was Venus who… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 28, 2009 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Top 10 players of the decade - Men (Part 1)

In our last two editions of the 'BEST of the DECADE' we talked about 10 of the finest women's players that graced the tennis world with their guile, charm and charisma. So, now we turn our attention to men who dominated the 2000-09 decade with their phenomenal achievements and swashbuckling performances to make the cut at the 'top 10 best male tennis players of the decade' list.



10 - Novak Djokovic



We kick off our top 10 list with a player who is undoubtly, one of the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 28, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Andy Murray - The Story so far....... (Part - 2)

In the second part, we discuss Murray's rise to stardom with a whopping six titles and the No.2 ranking, that he held for a short period of time and also the expectations set for the 2010 season.



When columnist Des Kelly teased Murray about Scotland's absence from the 2006 World Cup, Murray, unaware of the consequences, scacastically said, “I'll be supporting anyone but England.” Unfortunately, another journalist fabricated a story out of the comments suggesting Murray was… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 21, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Andy Murray - The story so far........ ( Part 1)

“I can't think of any player during my time who played like Andy. He is special. I have never seen anybody like him before. I've never seen anyone like that. Andy has all the shots, and great hands. He is going to become the best player in the world ”



- Bjorn Borg



Well, he is pretty much there. He is where he should be – almost on top of the world ! ( Murray held the No. 2 ranking position for two weeks, from August 17, 2009 to August 31, 2009 which makes him the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:40pm — No Comments

10 Most Emotional Victories of All Times - Part 1

It is often said that there are a few things in life that should not be compared - pain, emotions, love and sometimes personal achievements. However, true to form, we all believe in categorizing things, making countdowns, best and worst lists. We all blame others for being judgemental at some point in our life and yet secretly follow the same pattern towards others with equal passion and tenacity.



Actually, it's a human nature to compare and extensify one's efforts to yield the best… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Win a Tennis Trip to Scottsdale: Hyatt, Airlines, Lessons Too!

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UPDATE: Entries are closed. Winner will be announced here shortly. Good luck!

Win a free tennis trip to Scottsdale, Arizona!

Stay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, get 2 free roundtrip airline tickets and personal tennis lessons for 2 with renowned tennis pro Rafael Font de Mora! This promotion is free and open to all. Valued at $3,800.00! (See entry details… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 110 Comments

Two Types of Thinking on the Court

Mental toughness is all about focusing on something that is going to be effective to have you play well and win. But if your mind wanders or a million things pass though your head when competing, then your mental game and results will suffer.



SO, does your mind go crazy when you are competing? Are your thoughts all over the place? Is there tons of stuff going on in your head?



If so, then that’s perfect because we are going to talk about that in this article!

Two Types… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 19, 2009 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Art Project

Just attended a very cool art show over the weekend and it got me reved up to begin working on a art project dedicated to tennis. Gonna call it 'The Slams', hopefully it won't suck. Once I am done, I'll post it up for you guys to take a gander at it.

Added by Paul on December 18, 2009 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

How to Deal With a Loss or Bad Match

We have all had matches where we lost and were really upset afterwards. In this article, I am going to go into how to not only deal with the upset of a bad match or loss, but how to make sure you grow as a competitor out of that experience as well.



When we lose, we love to do a few things. We love to have pity parties for ourselves and we even invite others. We have tantrums. We kick, berate and beat ourselves up. Familiar? Keep reading!



First, none of these approaches are… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 15, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

A Year in Review/ A Year in Preview

So how about that 2009 season, huh?



That's my "review" part!



I wanted to switch it up from last year when I looked back on all the calls I made over the season—the good, the bad and the ugly—and offer a brief look back on '09, as well as give some predictions for 2010. Will they happen? I don't know, I'm not Nostradamus! But what would a year be without me making some calls, however outlandish? Here's a few things that I think will happen in 2010:



• Roger… Continue

Added by Van Sias on December 11, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Serena’s 92K mission: Charity or passive-aggression?

UPI POY 2009 - Sports

Serena has just announced on her blog the launch of her new 92K mission. The figure refers to the actual amount she was just fined by the ITF (having already paid $10,000., only 82K was reported in the media). Serena says that she plans to match her fine by raising another $92,000. towards her Africa school project. She plans to auction off personal clothing… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 9, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

The year 2009

The tennis year of 2009 started of as the first year ever when people started to doubt Roger Federers ability. Discussions were being held all over the world, in the magazines, newspapers and online. Was Roger going to be able to win a slam again after the devastating loss at the Australian Open where he shared his most inner feelings with the world. For me personally, 2009 was the first time I thought I saw a new side of Roger. One that was very arrogant, one without patience and respect for… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on December 8, 2009 at 5:59am — No Comments

TennisEarth releases nomination list for 2009 Players Awards

As the successful 2009 Tennis Season finally ends, it's time for rewards and recognition as the best players in the world vie for top honors. Here is the list of nominations released by TennisEarth.com for the 2009 Players Awards.



Player of the Year (Male) -



Juan Martin Del Potro

Nikolay Davydenko

Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer



Player of the Year (Female) -



Caroline Wozniacki

Dinara Safina

Serena Williams

Svetlana… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 8, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments

How to Hit the One Handed Backhand Detailed

Added by Gary Sakuma on December 8, 2009 at 12:45am — 6 Comments

The Mental Tennis to Beat a Pusher

A pusher can be one of the most annoying types of players to be up against. Because of the way they play, beating them requires a great deal of mental toughness.



How do you be mentally tough enough to beat a pusher then? Well, let’s get into it!



Why is a Pusher SOOO Annoying?

Pushers are a huge threat to us and the way we are used to playing. They make us work really hard and challenge our patience. They thrive on us missing and making mistakes. Probably the… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 7, 2009 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

2009 WTA Season - The Year that was....!

The 2009 WTA season became one of the most successful and eventful seasons in the recent times for more than a handful of reasons. It was the year that not only welcomed the rising talent, but also opened it's arms for the former champions who could not contain themselves by just sitting by the sidelines and decided to take one more plunge into the magical and glamorous world of women's tennis.…



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Added by TennisEarth on December 7, 2009 at 7:22am — No Comments

ADIDAS Sale, Secret Code for Tennisopolis Members

The Adidas.com store has just announced a special deal where we get $15 OFF any purchase over $99. Shop Then Enter Secret Code The code for us is "PRESENTS".…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mauresmo announced her retirement

Just ran into this announcement. Apparently, she announced her retirement today at a press conference in France. I'm not exactly a big fan of her, but she had her winning moments.

For the full news, see here.

Added by LuvTennis on December 3, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

What tennis players can learn from Tiger's collapse

California v Stanford

...Every so often the American public becomes fascinated with the destruction of a life. We pull up seats and take in the spectacle. For a while there it was Jon and Kate Gosselin who clearly got more than they had bargained for when they pimped out their children for fame and money. The latest spectacle is Tiger Woods and his apparent mistresses. Each day a new mistress emerges.… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 2, 2009 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Who's ratings got raised because of the USTA League 2009 Year End Ratings‏??

I just got bumped up to 4.0 with so-so record at 3.5. Anyone else get their ratings raised???

Added by Mr. Jessie L. on December 2, 2009 at 4:38pm — 8 Comments

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