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Favorite French Moment #1: FINALLY!





The countdown concludes with what is my favorite memory across all sports (and I'm a HUGE sports fan): Andre Agassi winning it in 1999, to complete the career Slam.



Everyone's familiar with the story of how, in 1997, he had slipped to 141 in the rankings and instead of deciding to pack it in, hit the Challenger… Continue

Added by Van Sias on May 24, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

French Open Picks

From WhatsAllTheRacquet



The French Open starts today (may have already kicked off), here are my picks:



Women: Jelena Jankovic



Men: Roger Federer (yes, you read it right I said Roger Federer...I believe the bear has been poked one too many times, and with the new coach he's still the best player in the world).…



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Added by Bob Wallace on May 24, 2008 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Day

Played with 2 members of the Brooklyn Tennisopolis group yesterday. My legs are tired, but the weather was great for playing. Hope to see more of you guys out on the courts this summer.

Added by Andy O on May 24, 2008 at 6:54am — No Comments

HEAD Re-Signs Tennis Sensation Murray

HEAD announced that the company has re-signed an agreement with tennis star Andy Murray. The partnership will continue through end of 2011. The contract signing took place on May 20th in London with Executive Director of Global Sales Jeremy Sherwood in attendance. Murray, who plays with the MicroGEL Radical MP, holds a current ranking of No. 11 in the South African Airways ATP rankings. Read more at WhatsAllTheRacquet

Added by Bob Wallace on May 23, 2008 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Favorite French Moment #2: Through the Eyes of a Child

So landing in the middle of my favorite thoughts about the French involves two of the most captivating and charismatic players of the past couple of decades, Jennifer Capriati and Gustavo Kuerten, respectively, and my favorite young player—my soon-to-be 10-year-old nephew, Carlos Smith. (Remember that name!)…



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Added by Van Sias on May 23, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

FRENCH OPEN 2008 PREVIEW: The ladies



(Hey y'all - I'll only be posting the ladies' preview today since it's long weekend here in the US for Memorial Day. I'll be back late Sunday for the opening day of Roland Garros. In the meantime, enjoy the preview!!!)



The Queen is dead!



Well okay, more… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 23, 2008 at 7:38am — No Comments

Retro Nike Air Tech Challenge II Set for June



If you liked the new/old Nike Air Trainers I posted recently, you'll love these - Nike Air Tech Challenge II Limited Edition in White / Tart - Clay Blue - Granite. They're expected to release in June.





From… Continue

Added by Bob Wallace on May 22, 2008 at 9:54pm — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Sharapova French Open dress finally revealed...and the crystal (tennis) ball has bragging rights



As my crystal (tennis) ball predicted, Maria "Shriek"apova will be working the Nike Paris Dress during her run towards a career Grand Slam at… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 22, 2008 at 4:21pm — No Comments

SIGHTING: Relaxed Rafa hits the practice court

A relaxed-looking Rafael Nadal was spotted practicing at Roland Garros today. The Spaniard is, of course, the 3-time defending champion and is perfectly primed to make it four.



Can he hold off all the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 22, 2008 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Favorite French Moment #3: Courier Delivers

There's three days left until the French Open and I decided to count down to the main event with three of my favorite French Open memories. Here's the first (or I guess third, however you want to look at!):



Two of my favorite tennis players of all time are Jim Courier and Andre Agassi. Those two are the ones I've tried to emulate most over the course of my time playing, and are guys whose career stats I know pretty much like the… Continue

Added by Van Sias on May 22, 2008 at 9:57am — No Comments

FRENCH OPEN 2008 PREVIEW: The boys



(DtL! contributor Jimmy takes a look at the year's second major and offers insight into the big stories to watch out for on the men's side. I'll be taking a peak at the ladies so check back tomorrow for that preview. Take it away… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 22, 2008 at 8:39am — 3 Comments

THE LOW DOWN: WTA Tour exacts revenge, gives Sharapova no-star treatment on photoshoot



Note to Maria "Shriek"apova: be careful what you ask for...



The Russian blogged about her 90-minute experience on the infamous… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 22, 2008 at 7:16am — No Comments

Nike Air Zoom Tennis Trainer - McEnroe redux

I wore the originals back in the 80's, they looked a little different and weren't the most durable, but they were super comfortable and I loved the look. The next gen of these came out in 2004 and retailed for $110. These will be at $80 (nice) and it has Johnny Mac's face embroider on the tongue.



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Added by Bob Wallace on May 21, 2008 at 6:02pm — 5 Comments

VIDEO VAULT: What will tennis look like in 2083? Lacoste has a (brilliant) idea...



Lacoste is taking us back to the future.



The sportswear brand is continuing its 75th anniversary celebrations with the launch of a new… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 21, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Federer really loves himself and he's not afraid to show it!

Roger Federer, who lost his Hamburg crown to Rafael Nadal, joined… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 21, 2008 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

A-Rod laying low in Manhattan - will we get some street sightings now?



Andy Roddick is laying low in his new Manhattan pad since he was advised by his doctor to pull out of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 21, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

VIDEO VAULT: Nole visits Eurovision 2008, gets the party started



Novak Djokovic always has a backup plan if this tennis thing doesn't work out. The singing Serb, who got all gussied up in a peak-lapel grey suit, took part in the semifinal round of Eurovision 2008 where Belgrade is the host… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 21, 2008 at 7:26am — 2 Comments

Hantuchova handcuffed by foot injury, may miss Roland Garros



Daniela Hantuchova is still dealing with the nagging stress fracture in her foot which forced her to pull out of recent tournaments. Now it seems the injury may force her to skip… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 21, 2008 at 7:24am — No Comments

Bracket Pick 'em Challenge - French Open



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Hi Tennis Fans,



It's time for some dirtballin'!
If you are into following the pros, come play this bracket challenge game with us. You pick the winners of all the French Open matches to the final, before the first point is ever played. Each correct pick gets you points. The person with the most points wins. Wins what? *bragging rights*.



Here's an… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on May 20, 2008 at 10:00pm — 29 Comments

SIGHTING: Mauresmo + Gasquet practicing something for French Open...hopefully it's tennis



They were supposed to be two of France's best bets for a homegrown French Open champion but they had other plans. And both were spotted today getting in practice for their native Grand Slam next week.



Amelie Mauresmo, who hasn't played a match since losing in the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 20, 2008 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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