More than a few matches were played today, despite the rain, with my pick for the whole shebang,
Roger Federer, getting a nice workout in.
His opponent today, Sam Querrey, was going to be tricky enough to let Roger get a feel for the tournament off the bat with his big serve and forehand. And with his recent attitude adjustment
about playing on clay,… Continue
Added by Van Sias on May 26, 2008 at 11:00pm —
recently took some much needed time off
to rest and her lack of match play showed today at Roland Garros
. The 6-time Grand Slammer… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 3:41pm —
made his debut at the French Open
giant American baller Sam Querrey
6-4, 6-4, 6-3 and continuing his quest for a… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 11:18am —
Wow - does the drama gene run in this family or what? Mama Oracene
and baby sis Serena
seem to be busting some kind of (painful) move.
Maybe it's a Williams family dance?
Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 11:16am —
Okay boys - Ashley Harkleroad
is ready for her close-up...and I mean really
, who was dismantled
Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 9:56am —
is one to watch...and in more ways than one.
The 17-year old Frenchie wild card went the distance
with Brit baller… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 9:54am —
, who may be losing her marbles
these days, looked focused in her 6-2, 6-1 demolition
of compatriot Ashley… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 26, 2008 at 8:00am —
We'll let Tennis Served Fresh
decide whether Karl Lagerfeld is trying to kill us with his carbon fiber racquet. All we know is that Chanel has no business making tennis racquets.
Added by Bob Wallace on May 25, 2008 at 9:02am —
Add me to the list of tennis fans expecting Roger Federer to pick up the title at the French Open. And if you'd like, vote here
if you agree or disagree. Here's how I expect the tournament to shake out before Roger takes the title with my men's quarterfinal breakdown:…
Added by Van Sias on May 24, 2008 at 8:44pm —
She's only won one clay-court title in her career (on Har-Tru, no less), but Maria Sharapova (above) has to be thanking the draw gods heading into the French Open this year. I'm actually picking her to come through in my quarterfinal predictions
! I know Jelena Jankovic is the popular pick, but the bottom half of the draw is ridiculously difficult: the Williams sisters, Ana Ivanovic and a couple of players that have been hot over the clay-court… Continue
Added by Van Sias on May 24, 2008 at 2:00pm —
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 —
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).…
Added by Bob Wallace on May 24, 2008 at 8:04am —
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 —
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 —
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!)…
Added by Van Sias on May 23, 2008 at 12:30pm —
(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 —
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.
Added by Bob Wallace on May 22, 2008 at 9:54pm —
As my crystal (tennis) ball predicted
, Maria "Shriek"apova
will be working the Nike Paris Dress
during her run towards a career Grand Slam
Added by tennis baller on May 22, 2008 at 4:21pm —
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 —
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 —