Host Phil Naessens congratulates Novak Djokovic on his impressive win over Rafael Nadal in last weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Open, congratulates Italy and Russia on their recent Fed Cup Wins, comments about The All England Clubs huge raise in prize money at the 2013 Wimbledon Grand Slam and reviews this past weeks mens tournaments going on in Barcelona and… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on April 27, 2013 at 3:12am —
Host Phil Naessens pays tribute to legendary play by play announcer Pat Summerall, answers listeners questions about Phil’s seeming lack of love for the game of tennis, how someone can be a guest on the show and looks at all the highs and lows of this weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on this edition of This Week in… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on April 20, 2013 at 2:20am —
Was there tanking going on down in Miami this past week plus all the highs and lows on both sides of the draw at this years Sony Ericsson Open on this weeks edition of This Week in Tennis with Craig Doyle and Phil… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 30, 2013 at 5:48am —
On this edition of This Week in Tennis Craig Doyle and host Phil Naessens discuss the slow high bouncing courts at BNP Paribus Open being held at Indian Wells, whether or not the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is still entertaining as well as their thoughts regarding what has occured this past two weeks and their predictions for the Men's semi-finals… Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on March 17, 2013 at 7:20am —
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 —
On This Week in Tennis Phil is joined by Professional Photographer/Tennis Blogger Craig Doyle. Please listen in as they discuss Marcos Baghdatis, the WTA’s new grunting policy, the China Open, the Rukaten Japen Open Tennis Championships, the Shanghai Masters and the Weekly Joker Report.
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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on October 6, 2012 at 8:21pm —
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 —
Perhaps he’s not yet forced Roger Federer to abdicate his throne as the king of the hard courts, but Novak Djokovic is certainly capable—and worthy—of wearing the crown. He will prove that once again when he wins his second major of the year—and second consecutive US Open.
It’s fair to point to Djokovic’s struggles in 2012—he lost in the semifinals at Wimbledon, he failed to… Continue
Added by Steven White on August 26, 2012 at 3:38pm —
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…
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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 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 —
Have you ever wondered how it feels to win two Grand slams in a year, along with the final spot in all four majors and still be ranked No.2 at the yearend rankings? Of course, you don't, after all we are not even close to being in the same league as tennis great Roger Federer and so it inevitably brings a variety of responses to the fore, doesn't it? Some might find it absolutely unjustified, some might find themselves inquisitive, and others may simply discard the whole idea.
Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 11:18pm —
The remarkable 2009 season comes to a close with some extremely unusual results deciding the finalists for the season ending championships. Both Juan Martin Del Potro and Nikolay Davydenko come through some hard-fought matches to make the final cut. But who will wear the "Grand Finale Crown"?
Let's take a closer look at the contendership of both finalists as they make one last attempt to seize the top honours -…
Added by TennisEarth on November 28, 2009 at 6:17pm —
With two semifinals spots already taken by Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro at the season ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, it's turn now for the final day of the Group B Round Robin matches to complete to clarify the 'Last Four picture'.
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Added by TennisEarth on November 26, 2009 at 6:11pm —
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 —
The fourth day of the Round Robin matches at the 2009 Barclays ATP World Tour finals will feature a swashbuckling clash among four of tour's most talented players. As defending champion Novak Djokovic is searching for a confident straight sets win, Nadal is in a grave situation, having lost his year-end opener to arch nemesis Robin Soderling.
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