World number three Andy Murray returns to match play this weekend at Indian Wells. He could take over the number two spot in the ATP rankings by reaching the finals. But there’s a catch. This changing of the guard can only take place if world #2 Roger Federer loses before the semis. Wonder what the odds of that happening are?
At any rate, to help things along, third seeded Murray has a first round bye and will play either Evgeny Donskoy or Tatsuma Ito on Saturday or Sunday. On… Continue
Added by Steven White on March 6, 2013 at 4:30pm —
As a proud member of the Tennisopolis family, I'm pleased to announce that I've finally made my illustrations and drawings available to the general public as prints on pulled canvas or as framed art on the international art stage at Fine Art America ( … Continue
Added by Steven White on March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm —
THE tennis champ was toasting his US Open victory in sober fashion while his pals enjoyed pricier options.
ANDY MURRAY sipped a $6 lemon soda to celebrate his US Open win … while mum Judy, girlfriend Kim Sears and other pals ran up a $1408 bar bill.
The Hakkasan Japanese restaurant in… Continue
Added by Steven White on September 15, 2012 at 6:18am —
Craig Doyle joins Phil on this week’s program. Please listen in as they discuss Bernard Tomic, Milos Raonic, Roger Federer, should a roof be built at Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on September 10, 2012 at 12:42am —
Previously posted on Drop Shot Dispatch
Conventional wisdom has often suggested that Andy Murray’s game doesn’t translate well enough to best-of-five matches for him to win a Slam.
Indeed, Murray has won eight best-of-three Masters 1000 events with draws just as difficult as he faces at Slams, but has won just one paltry set in his four Grand Slam finals.
But at the…
Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 6:01pm —
Previously posted on TennisAbides
- Serena Williams adds to her sublime legacy with decisive gold medals in singles and doubles. Serena has career Golden Slams in singles and doubles now. Fodder for a GOAT debate?
- Speed Kills – Andy Murray took a huge step by winning 5 straight sets over Djokovic and Federer en route to a gold medal in singles. Throw in a silver in mixed doubles and Murray…
Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 4:12pm —
If any tennis player is an expert on battling through pain, it's the oft-injured…
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Added by TennisEarth on May 9, 2010 at 2:45pm —
To some, Murray's recent below expectation performance is more or less an aberration, and to others, it's a fact that the Scot has finally come to terms with his real shortcomings. Find out more about the Murray's struggles in dealing with the form and criticism...!
But to the avid English fans' dismay, the WAIT is still on. Murray' shot to stardom turned out to be as shortlived as a flash in the pan. Last year, the Scot raised British hopes by reaching the semifinals at… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on May 3, 2010 at 10:57pm —
Added by TennisEarth on April 25, 2010 at 7:40am —
Both Andy Murray and Marin Cilic know how important today's match is for each one of them. It is a match that will see one of them get an opportunity to embrace Grand Slam glory, and for one in particular, Murray precisely, this match brings a chance to settle scores with the Croat who knocked him out of the U.S. Open last year.
Read complete preview, click… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 28, 2010 at 1:38am —
This article isn’t easy for me to write because more than loving Rafael Nadal, I also tremendously respect him. I respect his hard-assed determination, his bull-like persistence when playing a tennis. I like that he thinks for himself, rarely looks up at his box as his mind whizzes along, coming up with strategies and calculations to help him figure out how to crush his… Continue
Added by tennischick on January 27, 2010 at 7:13pm —
In the day's last singles match, defending champion Rafael Nadal takes on Andy Murray for a place in the semifinals. Both players have met nine times with Nadal leading the head-to-head 7-2 includng his last win in Monte Carlo.
Enjoy the live commentary of the match, click here.
Follow the Grand Slam of Asia Pacific with TennisEarth.com and get the… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 26, 2010 at 3:08am —
The recent success of players like Del Potro and Davydenko, coupled with the impressive rise of the challenger brigade has somehow changed the equations in men's tennis. As we take one final look at the promising Aussie Open draw, we find out the uncertainty and unpredictability that inevitably surfaces at the year's first Grand Slam.
The 2009 tennis season was so eventful and unpredictable that the current season promises a natural extension of the fighting spirit, ferocity,… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 16, 2010 at 10:05am —
In the first part we talked about five of the most talented tennis players of the past decade, who, despite their astonishing achievements, missed the cut for the top five spots in our list. Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin and Pete Sampras were some of those names, who only managed to grab spots in the bottom half of the countdown. Today, we discuss the BEST of the BEST, as the competition only gets stiffer with every single rank passing.
5 - Andy Roddick
Picking up the top… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on January 3, 2010 at 6:49am —
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 —
“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 —
As the yearend championship in London's O2 Arena draws to a close, an unusual semifinal line-up welcomes the tennis fans across the world. Defending champion Novak Djokovic's unexpected exit, coupled with Andy Murray's loss to the number game left the ATP Season Finale with a new set of 'Gladiators', who will do anything to claim the top honours.
With Something-Old, Something-New and Something Lucky shining on the court's today, here is our assessment of the two semifinal matches… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 28, 2009 at 5:53am —
Six time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal's exit from the season ending championship came as a shock to some but an expected event to most tennis pundits and fans across the world. Nadal's presence in the Group B alongside his recent conquerers Soderling, Djokovic and Davydenko was a proof enough that his run at the event does not promise to take him too far. As for the others in the draw, the most significant of whom is the Swede Soderling, every single win is a bonus of sorts. Roddick's… Continue
Added by TennisEarth on November 26, 2009 at 5:07am —
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 —