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PHOTO OP: Rafa gets wet for his win



Things are going swimmingly for Rafael Nadal these days. The world no. 2 got thrown into a pool after winning his fourth consecutive title in Barcelona, a tradition for Real Club of… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

A-Rod is just like (most) of us, scrubs toilets and moves himself



Andy Roddick is making moves - most likely to his new $1.19 million digs with Brooklyn in Manhattan.



The American blogged about it… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 9:44am — No Comments

WEEKEND WINNERS: Rafa, Gonzo, Vera, Gisela



Barcelona - Rafael Nadal



Can anyone stop Rafa on his run to a fourth straight Roland Garros crown? I'm thinking not. The Spaniard… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 9:41am — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Sharapova vs. WTA Tour, Part Deux



The intriguing battle royale between Maria Sharapova and the WTA Tour continues...



Doing her best impression of a savvy poitician (Hillary or Barack?), the Russian… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 7:26am — No Comments

First USTA League Win!!

Me and my partner pulled out a 6-3, 7-6 win today at #2 Dubs. I'm happy. First USTA league win in my first league match. :)



The W feels good, problem is I felt like I played more like a 2.5 than a 3.5. Balls came floating back with no pace and just wanted to rip them, but odds are I just put a loopy, top spin shot back into play. Good news was these paceless shots usually gave me time to come in an hit a volley - but I REALLY had to resist the impulse to try to crush the… Continue

Added by J Ruffin on May 4, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Will Venus skip the French Open?



What's going on with Venus Williams these days? When we last checked in with the 6-time Grand Slammer she was clearing the air about her supposed "hiatus" from tennis for an undisclosed medical reason saying,…

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Added by tennis baller on May 2, 2008 at 8:56am — 3 Comments

Quote of the Day: Federer on his '08 campaign

This is a year when I want to save myself for the most important tournaments coming up now – the French, Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open. That's when I want to have extra energy. It was part of my scheduling that I knew maybe I wouldn't win a tournament early on.…
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Added by tennis baller on May 2, 2008 at 7:32am — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Shady WTA Tour tries to muscle Sharapova, Russian pleads for help



I had no idea the WTA Tour was like something out of The Sopranos or in this case the Russian mob.



Maria "Shriek"apova has lifted the veil on some of the startlingly shady policies by the WTA… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 2, 2008 at 6:19am — No Comments

Veterans' Day

While perusing the scores of the various ATP and WTA tournaments around Europe, something very intriguing caught my eye: Namely Marat Safin and Younes El Aynaoui making the quarterfinals at the BMW Open in Munich. I have to tell you something that may be thought of as a crazy statement: Watch out for these two. You can vote here if you want to dispute this even crazier statement: I think Marat Safin will make the top 10 and be comeback player… Continue

Added by Van Sias on May 1, 2008 at 7:10pm — No Comments

VIDEO VAULT: Carrie Milbank's job in danger by ambitious sales associate, fashion can kill



Tennis Week is upping their fashion ante by doing a Women's Spring Fashion video for your home-viewing pleasure (wait - didn't I already do that here +… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 1, 2008 at 1:13pm — No Comments

FASHION FIX: The men of Spain dress it up for ISport magazine



Spain's biggest ballers (excluding the biggest of the all - Rafa) took part in a photo shoot for ISport magazine, looking sharply dressed for any off-court occasion.



Check out… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 1, 2008 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Peter Bodo holds the secret to Nole's issues: Frank Sinatra



What do Novak Djokovic + Jimmy Connors have in common? According to Peter Bodo, a big mouth and a penchance for going all Frank Sinatra on the tour's ass.



Peter Bodo finally takes his (always… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 1, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Rafa still steaming at ATP, "I am getting tired of it all," says Nadal



Rafael Nadal is still steaming about the tennis calendar and he doesn't care who knows it - especially the ruling body of the ATP.



The defending… Continue

Added by tennis baller on May 1, 2008 at 8:55am — No Comments

Shoulder injury stops Haas again - could it be curtains for the German?



Another day, another injury withdrawal for Tommy Haas. According to FOXSports.com,

[He] withdrew [from the BMW Open] with a painful right shoulder. Haas said he would skip the…
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Added by tennis baller on April 30, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Murray makes excuses for Barcelona loss - he's just not that into you, tennis



Andy Murray can't stop Super Mario, or himself.



The Brit baller has now lost to Mario Ancic for the third time in four meetings this year. His latest disappointment? A second round 6-4, 6-4… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 30, 2008 at 9:59am — No Comments

Nishikori hits paydirt, signs potentially record-breaking deal with Sony



In one of the most innovative tennis partnerships for a baller in recent memory, 18-year old Kei Nishikori, the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 30, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Federer talks celebrity, Hamburg '02, Mirka and French Open dreams with Inside Tennis



Roger Federer gave a lengthy interview to William Simons of Inside Tennis for their May issue. Apparently, it took… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 29, 2008 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Wimbledon purse hits $23.46 million, retractable roof on the rise



The All England Club announced today that each Wimbledon winner will receive $1.49 million in prize money this year, an increase of 5.8 % over last… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 29, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Blake off break, heads to Barcelona



No doubt inspired by his run to the Houston final, James 'on a break'… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 29, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

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